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Microsoft endpoint management naming changes and product additions

Effective October 12, 2022, Microsoft Intune becomes the name of the endpoint management family with the name Microsoft Endpoint Manager no longer being used. Going forward, Microsoft will refer to cloud management as Microsoft Intune and on-premises management as Microsoft Configuration Manager. The Microsoft Intune product family now includes: Microsoft

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Microsoft Power Pages available

Effective November 1, 2022, Microsoft Power Pages, the fifth product in the Power Platform family, is generally available. Power Pages enables any user to create a secure website with low coding efforts and offers advanced capabilities for customization for professional developers as required. From a licensing perspective, you license for

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Microsoft Teams Premium

Effective February 1, 2023, Microsoft Teams Premium will be generally available, and will be in Public Preview starting December 1, 2022. Teams Premium will be licensed via an add-on to Microsoft Teams. Additional features through Teams Premium include for example: Intelligent recaps to summarize meetings with actions Live translation for

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Snow Software price adjustments

On January 1, 2023, the pricing for Snow Software renewals changes. Snow Software will be adding on all renewals through partners, either: annual indexation of at least 8% (based on Consumer Price Index (CPI)), or software license volume growth which exceeds 10% on the prior renewal Renewals with legacy pricing

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Microsoft flexible virtualization benefit available

Effective October 1, 2022, the new Microsoft flexible virtualization benefit is available. Microsoft Flexible Virtualization expands your choice when outsourcing. Under this benefit, customers with Software Assurance or subscription licenses are able to use their own licensed software to build and/or install solutions and run them on any Cloud Solution

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Microsoft Syntex

Effective October 13, 2022, Microsoft SharePoint Syntex is available, which is the first product in the newly introduced collection of content Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, called Microsoft Syntex. It is a Microsoft 365 service that helps organizations to: Use advanced AI and machine teaching and learning to amplify human experiences

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Microsoft Windows Server new licensing option

Effective October 1, 2022, the licensing for Microsoft Windows Server changed. Traditionally, Windows Server was licensed per physical server/processor/core, independently from being deployed in a physical or in a virtual environment. With the October 2022 changes to the terms for Outsourcing – under certain conditions allowed on shared hardware at

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform promotion

Until June 30, 2023, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform New Customer Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customers is available. It provides a 16.67% discount. To be eligible, customers need to be (a) new to Dynamics 365 and PowerApps products or (b) legacy customers renewing to the new

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