Microsoft Update May 2018

May 2018 saw a number of important licensing and solutions updates, including but not limited to:

  • Licensing – Hybrid Use Benefit and Azure RI General Availability for Windows Server and SQL Server in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscriptions expand the sourcing and license design options for customers
  • Licensing – Windows 10 deployments on Azure Stack require Windows USLs, or purchase through a Qualified Multitenant Hoster
  • Licensing – EULA for Windows Server Container Images
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Microsoft Calling Plans with Domestic and Domestic and International Plans available as User Subscription Licences and (all users need to be licensed with a Phone System User SL too), now available in Canada. with full geo availability available here:
  • Licensing – To take control of Office365 Groups, you will need more than Office365 subscriptions
  • New Feature – Microsoft To-Do receives feature updates
  • New Features – PowerBI Desktop
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Azure GDPR Data Subject Requests processing capability enters General Availability
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Azure AD B2B Collaboration improvements to meet GDPR obligations
  • Licensing – Mobile device management capabilities improve in the Microsoft 365 Business Plans
  • Resource (Licensing) – PowerBI Embedded Reports FAQs addresses licensing and licensing packages questions

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