To go further in its support for companies in the midst of change and digital transformation, MS is bringing new packaged offerings under the name Microsoft 365 Business and Microsoft 365 Enterprise. You will now have direct access to license packs that include Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
A Microsoft 365 offering designed for businesses
Last July, Microsoft had already announced the arrival of its new Microsoft 365 package including Office 365 products, Windows 10 and its Enterprise Mobility and Security solution. The objective of this new solution was to be able to provide a set of products and services covering the different basic needs of organizations and companies. According to Microsoft, this new offer makes it possible to bring a fundamental brick in the collaboration in the company and makes it possible to support the famous digital transformation.
Quickly deploy a secure work environment
Work together with new unified communication tools like Skype Business, Teams and Outlook. Online or offline synchronization for the OneDrive for Business solution.
Directly access your emails, contacts, calendars and share your files with public folders from any medium (tablet, smartphone, PC, and MAC). Create and edit documents using Excel, Word and PowerPoint tools at multiple and at the same time if you wish.
Centralize control and oversee the various accounts and all the data of the company through new management tools to ensure a comprehensive security policy.
Since 1st October 2017, the Microsoft Business Solution 365 has been revised and enriched with new products now allow you to meet very different kind of business.
The new Microsoft 365 offers for organizations
Microsoft has added 2 new plans to its Enterprise 365 offerings, which are already available for resale at partner providers.
Microsoft 365 F1
This brand new Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan is for all types of employees. By covering the basic needs of enterprise work, the Microsoft F1 offering is a turnkey solution for quickly setting up a high-performance, collaborative workspace.
The offer, therefore, includes the entire Office 365 package including office tools, access to communication tools and corporate social networks such as Yammer or Teams. But as mentioned earlier Microsoft 365 F1 also includes the Enterprise Mobility + Security solution consisting of 4 essential security bricks to help businesses and their employees to secure their give and protect themselves from possible security threats:
- Threat Protection: Includes Microsoft ATA (Advanced Threat Analytics), Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Device Guard
- Identity and Access Management: P1 Azure AD (Active Directory), Windows Hello, Credential Guard and Direct Access
- Device & App Management: Microsoft Intune, Analytics device health, and AutoPilot
- Information Protection: Including BitLocker
This new all-in-one offer is in line with Microsoft’s logic of fully supporting the company’s transformation. In parallel, Microsoft has also launched its new Microsoft 10 S PCs in partnership with the manufacturer HP, Lenovo and Acer who are equipped to meet the needs of collaborative work in a completely secure way.
You can directly contact our team for more information on these new Microsoft 365 Business plans, which we already have access to as a Microsoft partner while benefiting from preferential rates compared to the public price.
Microsoft 365 Education
This new offering combines Office 365 Education, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Minecraft Education Edition. This packaged offer is primarily intended for teachers and students and trainers who have a need for interaction and collaboration to progress. Microsoft 365 Education is broken down into 2 different plans: Microsoft 365 A3 and Microsoft 365 A5. In addition, it seems that Microsoft would very soon also make available an MS 365 offer for non-profit organizations.
With the arrival of the new European RGPD (European Data Protection General Regulations), Microsoft wants to help companies to comply with the new requirements. A new product the Compliance Manager should, therefore, allow managing and adapting its security policy on cloud services to comply with European requirements.