Not all Azure services are yet available in CSP and if you want to check exact availability then here’s a useful article to peruse: http://bit.ly/2q8aTmy. It covers availability of the general Azure services, as well as what can be purchased through the Visual Studio Marketplace and charged to a CSP account, and which Azure Marketplace items are available in CSP Subscriptions.
Microsoft announce the General Availability of Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to help organisations detect advanced attacks in a hybrid environment (http://bit.ly/2FQFCeC).
From a licensing perspective it’s available as a standalone User SL and is also added to EMS E5 User SLs.
Page 54 of the March 2018 Product Terms details Extended Use Rights for Azure ATP allowing organizations to install and use Advanced Threat Analytics to manage OSEs used by Azure ATP licensed users. There’s also an Azure ATP Add-on User SL available for users already licensed with an Advanced Threat Analytics CML (see page 88).
The January 2017 Hosting and Cloud Service Provider Newsletter is out. There’s just one item of licensing interest:
the License Mobility through SA Verification form has been updated so that customers can now email completed forms to Microsoft.
Download the latest version of the form here (http://bit.ly/VLForms) – look for “License Verification” as the document type.
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The July 2016 Hosting and Cloud Service Provider Newsletter is out. There are three main items of licensing interest: firstly there’s a reminder that while the Core Factor table is no longer required to calculate licences for SQL Server 2016, it does still apply to SQL Server 2012/2014 as well as BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Standard Commerce Server.
There’s also a reminder to take the new Cloud Portability module in GLR, and a link to the SPLA Quarterly Update Licensing webinar: http://bit.ly/2aktmUG.
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Microsoft announce that Windows 10 Enterprise E3 will be available through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program in autumn 2016. This means that customers will be able to buy a subscription to Windows 10 as part of a managed service with pricing at $7 a month.
Find Microsoft’s full blog post here: http://bit.ly/29FKuUc.
There’s an updated (June 2016) Enterprise Agreement Program Guide. The major amendment is for the change in the minimum number of users/devices from 250 to 500 which came into effect on 1 July 2016. There are also other additions for some new SA benefits such as the Hybrid Use Benefit.
As usual, you can find this guide in our Licensing Guides store here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
Do you need a good summary of how Office 365 is licensed through Open and Open Value agreements? Our handout is just two pages giving you all the key information in an easy to follow format.
Download it here: http://bit.ly/1jMnCl8
We’re jolly proud that Louise’s posts on Microsoft’s Volume Licensing blog were in the top 3 viewed last year! Check out the other posts in the top 3 (Office Web Apps Server and the MPSA) and find Louise’s articles on licensing VDI, VDA, SQL Server and Windows/Office. http://bit.ly/1cXFV4x
Our very own Louise Ulrick writes about licensing Windows and Office in complex scenarios on Microsoft’s Volume Licensing blog: http://bit.ly/GDH7NH