Microsoft Update January 2017

January saw a number of important licensing and solution updates from Microsoft including but not limited to:

  • Pricing – Microsoft increased UK pricing goes into effect from January 1st. Office365 and Azure will now cost 22% more than in December, and on-premise solutions will increase by 13%
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager per User added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Operations Manager per OSE added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Operations Manager per User added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Orchestrator per OSE added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Orchestrator per User added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Service Manager per OSE added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – System Center 2016 Service Manager per User added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Microsoft Azure StorSimple Plan with Device (8100 device) added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Microsoft Azure StorSimple Plan with Device (8600 device) added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Microsoft Azure StorSimple Plan 8100 Renewal (no device) added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Microsoft Azure StorSimple Plan 8600 Renewal (no device) added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E1 Add-on added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E2 Add-on added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E1 added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E1 From SA added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E2 added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security E2 From SA added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security: Insights and Analytics added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security: Automation and Control added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security: Security and Compliance added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Operations Management and Security: Backup and Disaster Recovery added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Office 365 Advanced Compliance – added to the Product Terms January 2017 Ref: https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • Licensing – Microsoft VDA Subscription USL/ Upgrade USL now benefit from Windows 10 Ent CBB on Azure
  • Licensing – Microsoft VDA Subscription Device will not benefit from the Windows 10 Enterprise CBB on Azure Benefit.
  • Licensing – The Windows Server 2016 Nano Configuration will require CALs with SA
  • Licensing – Microsoft clarify disabling cores for CIS, Windows Server and System Center 2016 DOES NOT reduce licensable cores in Volume Licensing.
  • Licensing – System Center Client Management Suite is broken down to components from January 1st 2018. Client MLs for DPM, SCOM, Service Manager, Orchestrator. Ref: Product Terms, January 2017 https://goo.gl/GE7fsi
  • New Features – SQL Server 2016 SP1 includes Feature Updates. Microsoft assure customers Software Assurance (SA) is not required.
  • Licensing – Standalone Yammer SKU retired on January 1st 2017. Existing EA customers can use retired SKU for 2 years, or for term or current EA
  • Software Assurance – Home Use Program (HUP) employees can now purchase Office Pro Plus 2016 AND Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac

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