Product Updates High Level
- Enterprise E3 – Formerly Windows 10 Enterprise (per user and device)
- Enterprise E5 – New! Windows Enterprise E3 + Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) – possible to Step Up from E3!
Azure Active Directory Premium
- P1 - Formerly Azure Active Directory Premium
- P2 – New! Azure AD Premium P1 + new Identity Protection and Privileged Identity mgmt. capabilities
Azure Information Protection Premium
- P1 - Formally Azure Rights Management Premium (RMS) - (Q4/2016)
- P2 – NEW! Includes all the functionality in Azure Info Protection P1 + automatic classification (Q4/2016)
Enterprise Mobility + Security - (Q4/2016)
- E3 - Formerly Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). Includes Azure AD Premium P1, Intune, Azure Info Protection Premium P1, ATA
- E5 – NEW! Includes Azure AD Premium 2, Azure Info Protection Premium P2, Cloud App Security - (Q4/2016)
Secure Productive Enterprise
- E3 - Formerly Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS). Includes Office365 E3, EM+S E3, Win 10 E3*
- E5- NEW! Includes O365E5, EM+S E5, Win 10 E5*
•Online Professional and Online Premium - NEW! Both plans include Project client.
•Project Essentials - Formerly Project Lite
Note: Project Pro for O365 and Project Online are discontinued as a result of this change.
Windows Server 2016
- Licensed by Core
- Customers with active SA can continue to use Processor License Model up to the renewal.
NEW SA Benefit- Azure Hybrid use benefit available Q1CY16: Entitles customers licensed for windows server w/SA bring their on premise licenses to Azure, only paying the base compute rate*
- Server with Desktop Experience: (previously known as Server with a GUI) provides an ideal user experience for those who need to run an app that requires local UI or for Remote Desktop Services Host.
- Server Core: removes the client UI from the server, providing an installation that runs the majority of the roles and features on a lighter install.
- Nano Server: Provides an ideal lightweight operating system to run “cloud-native” applications based on containers and micro-services. Nano Server requires Software Assurance given the service model follows CBB that provides new features and functionality to support rapid development lifecycles.
SQL Server 2016
- Launched and on volume licensing price lists June 2016
- SA customers can begin downloading as of March 10th
- Microsoft is removing the Business Intelligence Edition
- Customers with SA coverage on SQL BI can upgrade to Enterprise
- There is no price increase associated with the 2016 version
- Top New Features of SQL 2016:
- Polybase, connects SQL databases to Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage
- Stretch Database, allows the customer to put the same database in both on-premises and the Azure Cloud, with a query optimizer that knows where to look for a given piece of data.
- Row-Level Security, allows the administrator to give people access to specific rows within a database, but not the whole database.
- Always Encrypted, encrypts information at rest and in transit, on-premises or in the Cloud, with one set of commands.
- Licensing Changes from SQL 2014 to 2016:
- The Core Factor has been removed from the information in licensing meaning the .75 for AMD is no longer valid from the information we have at this time.
- SQL BI is no longer offered for 2016, but for clients with active SA they may renew these as SQL Enterprise Svr/CAL model. Clients with BI on their EA/SCE with locked in pricing may continue to purchase that sku through the end of their enrollment term.
Note- At this time, there is limited information regarding several changes mentioned above. Subsequent slides do however provide the information provided thus far.