Microsoft Update May 2016

Microsoft updates for May 2016

  • Licensing – SQL Enterprise Edition 2016 will include BI and PDW https://t.co/bvXreNSX2l
  • Licensing – Project Server 2016 General Availability –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – SharePoint Server 2016 General Availability –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – The Software Assurance attribute table was updated to indication that R Server products offer License Mobility and Self-Hosting –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – Office365 Education E5 General Availability – Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – HDInsight Server was removed from the SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Additional Software list – Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – Office Online Server was added to the Office Online Software Assurance Benefit – Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – Training Vouchers – Demonstration Sessions have been removed from the Training Vouchers Software Assurance Benefit – Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – System Center – SQL Server Technology rights were updated in System Center Server, System Center Client Management Suite, and System Center Configuration Manager to allow use of more than one instance of SQL Server in support of Customer’s System Center use. –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – Visual Studio Team Foundation Server -The SQL Server Technology rights were updated to allow use of more than one instance of SQL Server in support of Customer’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server use –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – The Product Conditions attribute table was updated for Office 365 Customer Lockbox, Office 365 Delve Analytics, and Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery to indication that these services are Reduction Eligible and True-Up Eligible –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • Licensing – Developer Tools update made to clarify that online services made available with an MSDN subscription may not be used in a Product Environment –  Microsoft Product Terms May 2016 https://goo.gl/594h41
  • New Features – SCCM update 1605 includes Win Defender ATP and EDP data policies, tagging devices as ‘corp owned’, by cluster patching, https://t.co/EWOlZDh7IK
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Azure DevTest Labs General Availability provides manageable sandboxes https://t.co/NNV5r3yObf
  • Licensing – Office Online Server General Availability from May 1st 2016. Create, Edit, Save will require SA or Office365 ProPlus USL (View Only without SA)
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Office365 SharePoint Online Public Website deprecation announcement https://t.co/kDH3O7a65j
  • Licensing – Office365 contract renewal after July 1st 2016 – Office365 E4 will need a new Office365 plan.
  • Technical Dependency – Yammer is now switched on by default in Office365 and already rolling-out from March 2016.
  • Support Lifecycle – Office365 ProPlus subscribers should prepare for upgrade from 2013 to 2016. Support officially ends February 2017.
  • Support Lifecyle – The Azure AD DirSync feature will be deprecated on April 4th 2017. Microsoft are instead positioning Azure AD Connect
  • Support Lifecycle – Blackberry are discontinuing the Business Cloud Service in August 2016. Advice is to switch to devices that support Exchange ActiveSync
  • Microsoft News – Microsoft announce Skype PSTN Consumption General Availability on June 1st 2016
  • Microsoft News – Office365 Advanced Security Management service will be included into the existing Office365 E5 Suite on June 1st https://t.co/hbAaZnn8eb
  • Resource (Licensing) – Windows10 feature update deferment models and withdrawal to security updates https://t.co/2eN3OFDuFK
  • New Features – 22 SaaS Apps added to Azure AD in April https://t.co/jCjM8iaLls
  • New Features – SCCM and Intune Feature Updates https://t.co/8Sba5gxCyO
  • Licensing – SQL Server 2016 licensing update SQL Business Intelligence discontinued. Active SA renewal license grant to SQL Enterprise Server License
  • Resource – SharePoint 2016 update model with SA via “Feature Packs”. New paradigm for on prem, hybrid cloud feature extensibility https://t.co/DKFLjux0Ic
  • Microsoft News – The Windows 10 free-for-first year upgrade offer definitely ends July 29 2016

Thanks All,


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