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Mike Wilson

Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Changes

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Microsoft has recently released a new compliance bundle for Microsoft 365. Read on to learn the changes and how it can benefit your organization!

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New Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite

Microsoft has repackaged its Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite to bring new value and convenience to organizations. New products with this suite include Advanced Auditing, Insider Risk Management, Communication Compliance, Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), and Machine Learning-Based Classification. Additionally, Microsoft offers “mini-suite” add-ons for organizations to buy individually, making it easier for customers to customize and choose the bundles that best fit and serve their organizational needs.

Organizations purchasing the Compliance Suite receive all of these bundles for only $10 per user, per month. The three new bundles are:

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Max Donaldson

Azure Pricing – How to Get Your Best Deal

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Learn how to get the best deal with Windows Server Hybrid Use Benefit, SQL Server Hybrid Use Benefit, Server Subscriptions, and Reserved Instances. 

We’ve seen a lot of people simply paying too much!

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Azure pricing can be confusing...

Many companies are struggling to understand how to get their best deal when running Azure workloads. Microsoft has programs that organizations should be taking advantage of. In this article, we’ll discuss the four major ways to get a programmatic discount on Azure that can save your organization money when compared to pay-as-you-go pricing.

A few years ago, Microsoft announced a price cut on Azure which made pricing between the various licensing vehicles all the same. Then they also gave guidance to their sales teams not to discount Azure until the customer commitment was in the millions. So, it is critical to take advantage of these programmatic discounts to get the best deal possible.

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Matt Scherocman

On-Demand Webinar | Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing

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Microsoft licensing confuses many businesses...

Often, this lack of understanding causes organizations to license more products than necessary and/or buy the wrong licensing, resulting in unnecessary spending.

In this exclusive on-demand webinar, Interlink's Microsoft licensing gurus demystify the confusion around Microsoft Licensing. View today, and get a good overview of Modern Workplace Offerings - including Office 365, Windows, Security, Compliance, and more.

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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Teams Licensing is Confusing – Here is an Overview!

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We know how confusing Microsoft Licensing can be. Here is an overview and explanation of your options when it comes to Microsoft Teams!

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What Does the Video Cover?

This video provides a high-level view of multiple Microsoft Teams Licensing options. Watch it to learn more about:

  • Teams Licensing options
  • Teams included in Business, E, and F Plans
    • Instant Messaging & Presence
    • Web Meetings
    • Audio Conferencing (PSTN Conferencing)
    • Teams Phone System (PBX)
    • Teams Calling Plan – Domestic (PSTN Calling)
  • Meeting Room Systems and Conference Phones
    • Microsoft has two SKUs for licensing meetings and calling on a per-device basis

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How Interlink Can Help

Microsoft Teams brings chat, content, people, and tools together, all in one hub, wherever you are. Teams integrates with your Office 365 subscription productivity suite and feature extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well! Contact Interlink to discuss licensing options and which is best for your organization today!

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Max Donaldson

Important! Microsoft’s SMB Offerings Renaming & Changes Guide

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As of April 21, 2020, Microsoft has renamed its Small and Medium Business (SMB) commercial offerings, commercial desktop client, and their consumer Office 365 offerings to align with the Microsoft 365 name.
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It is important to note, that subscription prices, product features, Offer IDs and SKUs, and Office 365 Enterprise SKU names are not changing. Again, this is only a change to the product name - no product features or pricing is different as a result of these updates. No action is required by end-users, and the names will automatically be updated for them.

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