Tag - licensing

Azure AD Premium P1 comes to Microsoft 365 Business; get ready…

I am calling it now--the Microsoft 365 Business SKU is going to be the most widely deployed 365 subscription someday (and perhaps soon). Maybe not by total number of seats, since the Enterprise has so many people in it, but certainly by number of customers/tenants (because there are MANY more...
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Still waiting for full Azure AD Premium P1 in Microsoft 365 Business…and other Christmas wish list items.

Update March 2020: Spotted today in the message center: Thank you for listening, Microsoft! I had written on this topic a while ago, and many of the components that we were looking to get from Azure AD Premium P1 have in fact arrived since that time (such as
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Add-ons that are NOT compatible with Microsoft 365 Business (yet)

Update 3/9/2019: I had to update this article. I am moving some former content on Identity & Threat Protection to its own article, and expanding on it there. Microsoft 365 Business is a fantastic value, and contains most of what we would like to see in a small business subscription. However,...
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12 Steps you can take to up your Office 365 Security & Compliance game

I don't mean to oversimplify things here. This is not a comprehensive guide or anything like that. Every organization has different goals and business objectives, and depending on your industry, etc., you could have very different compliance regulations or whatever, that you need to consider. My goal is just to...
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Microsoft 365 Enterprise: What Windows 10 goodies are included that you don’t get with Pro/Business?

In this article, I wanted to highlight some of the key differences between Windows 10 editions, which are available through subscription in Microsoft 365 Enterprise SKU's. Small business admins and consultants are going to be interested in some, but not all, of these features. There may be others I'm not...
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Showdown: Office 365 Business Premium or leap for Microsoft 365 Business Edition?

Organizations who are moving to Office 365 are always faced with the same dilemma: where to start? What subscription bundle should you buy?  There can be a lot of anxiety produced in this decision making, since there are getting to be so many different choices, and it isn't always clear...
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Should I stick with Microsoft 365 Business or move up to Enterprise?

Microsoft 365 is best described as a "bundle of bundles"--these new SKU's go beyond Office 365, and include advanced security products as well as device management and even your Windows licensing.  I have been writing a lot about the Microsoft 365 Business SKU, since it has such an attractive price...
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