Some of the principle licensing updates for September 2019 –
- The Product Terms for September 2019 (Page 57) provide SA parity across Windows Server via CSP and EA Models
- Azure Hybrid Benefit
- Disaster Recovery Rights
- Nano Server
- Semi Annual Channel (SAC)
- Self Hosted ISV Applications
- Windows Enterprise E5 – Microsoft Defender ATP will benefit from new feature, ‘Threat Experts’ Managed Service – Read
- FastTrack service for over 150 users for Windows Enterprise E3 and E5 – Read
- Effective October 1st – (Now November) Direct Markets will no longer be able to initiate or renew an Azure-only SCE, introduce Azure services to an current EA that did not previously include Azure, or purchase Azure under a new EA.
- Effective October 1st –(now November) Dynamics 365 will remove Customer Engagement (CE), Unified Operations (UO), and Dynamics 365 plans
- New and renewing customers will be able to purchase individual applications as Base and Attach licenses.
- Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure becomes Generally Available – Read Citrix ‘Day 1’ Support – Read
- SPLA partners are now considered an “Authorized Outsourcer” unless you are using the IaaS from a Listed provider (AWS, Google, Alibaba, Microsoft).
- Azure AD partner ecosystem expands with F5 Networks for Conditional Access and Azure Identity Protection, and SSO, with Legacy-Auth (Kerberos or Header-based) Apps enabled with F5 – Read
- Functionality – Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Azure Resource Provider – Read
- Azure Reservations are available with Monthly payments – Read
- Office365 ProPlus License Activation Improvements for activations on new devices for users – Read
- Microsoft Intune Feature Updates – Read
- Microsoft announce Dynamics 365 Commerce and Dynamics 365 Connected Store Applications – Read
- Dynamics Product Updates Roadmap Page – Read
- Dynamics Virtual Launch Event October 10th – Register
- Azure Cost Management YouTube Channel – Watch
- Microsoft have announced :
- Office 2013 client connections to commercial Office 365 services will not be supported after October 13, 2020.
- Customers will require Office versions 2016 or Office 365 ProPlus to connect to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.
- Support for Office 2016 and Office 2019 connections to Office365 cloud services will continue until October 2023.
- Microsoft will not actively block connections, but advise of performance and reliability issues, or compliance issues.
- Microsoft have published SCCM dashboards to provide visibility and advise on readiness to upgrade to Office 365ProPlus.
- Microsoft have announced effective October 31st 2020
- Microsoft will retire ‘Basic Authentication’ to access Exchange Online for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS connections.
- This will not impact SMTH AUTH, but customers should switch to the Outlook app for iOS and Android, newer versions of Outlook 2013 onwards, that fully support OAuth 2.0
- It is therefore recommended customers move to Outlook 2016 or Office365 ProPlus
- This is required by October 31st 2020
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