Microsoft recently announced the release of Microsoft 365, which combines Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise mobility and security features into one subscription. There are two versions of Microsoft 365, which include Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise is comprised of two plans, Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5. Both plans include productivity applications like Office, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Yammer as well as security and analytics. However, Microsoft 365 365 E5 includes more advanced security and analytics. Some security features that are more robust in Microsoft 365 E5 are threat protection, identity and access management, information protection, and advanced compliance. Microsoft 365 E5 also includes Power BI Pro and My Analytics as advanced analytics tools.
Microsoft 365 Business is aimed for SMBs and includes Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium, Windows 10 as well as Device Management and Security features for $20 per user per month. Microsoft 365 business will be available for preview on August 2, 2017.
Microsoft 365 will not only save customers money by combining products into one subscription, but it will enhance workplace security greatly as well as access to applications across your business.
In a blog by Andrew Conway – General Manager of Product Marketing for EMS at Microsoft; Andrew dives a bit deeper into the overall vision of Microsoft with the new Microsoft 365 offering. Andrew notes, “EMS also secures and manages across thousands of SaaS applications, on-premises apps, as well as safeguarding data across iOS and Android devices. Most recently we integrated the management experience for IT into a single easy to use console. All this adds up to an intelligent security solution to support your organization’s digital transformation.” We agree with that summation Andrew, with EMS being released a mere 3 years ago, already more than 40,000 organizations have raised their hand and latched on this opportunity to choose EMS for their ever-changing future.