Microsoft Update May 2017

Microsoft licensing updates for May 2017

  • Licensing – Windows Server: Microsoft is introducing new 16-pack Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, and CIS Suites to simplify acquisition of the 16 core minimum per server. “Customers must still license all physical cores on their servers; the existing licensing requirements remain as is”.
  • Licensing – Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter (16-packs of Core Licenses)
  •  General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Standard Server Management License (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Datacenter Server Management License (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Server 2016 Standard (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Server Standard Core Premium Assurance Add-on (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Server Datacenter Core Premium Assurance Add-on (16-packs of Core Licenses) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Virtual Desktop Access E5 Per Device (SL)  General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Virtual Desktop Access E5 Per User (SL) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Microsoft Stream Add-on, General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Microsoft Stream Storage Add-on (500GB) General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Kaizala, General Availability in Microsoft Product Terms May 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Windows Desktop Operating System: Windows 10 Mobile is available at no additional charge for customers with an active Enterprise Agreement, Microsoft Products and Services Agreement, or Select Plus Agreement. SA on Windows is no longer a pre-requisite for this right to Windows 10 Mobile. Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • Licensing – Bing Maps: Bing Maps Asset Management has been renamed Mobile Asset Management.
  • Licensing – The Fail-Over Rights definition has been update to clarify that SA coverage is required on the Licensed Server and the access licenses for eligibility for the Fail-Over Rights SA benefit. Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk
  • The Government Community Cloud definition has been updated to use the term Community, which is defined in the customer’s volume licensing agreement. Ref: https://goo.gl/hyVKCk

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