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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing

Learn how you can best utilize Microsoft's licensing options.

Microsoft licensing confuses many businesses. Often, this lack of understanding causes organizations to license more products than necessary and buy the wrong licensing, resulting in unnecessary spending.

In this special on-demand event, Interlink’s Microsoft licensing guru Matt Scherocman demystifies the confusion around Microsoft Cloud licensing.

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Get a good grasp on Microsoft cloud licensing -- including packaging inclusions, pricing, transitioning, and answer questions like:

  • What are the major packages that Microsoft offers?
  • Which packages are targeted for small businesses?
  • What is this new Microsoft Enterprise 365?
  • What are the "gotchas" when purchasing cloud licensing?
  • How do you purchase a single license and use it again in the cloud?
  • How does using a small business plan to save significant money?
  • Which options are best when transitioning from existing Microsoft licensing?

After viewing this webinar, you’ll have a firm understanding of:

  • New licensing bundle options
  • Azure licensing, options and scenarios
  • The official sources of Microsoft licensing rules
  • Obtaining Windows server licensing for free when licensing the security bundle
  • Hybrid licensing scenarios and cost savings

If you have ANY questions about Microsoft licensing, this is one webinar, you’ll wamt to watch.

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Matt Scherocman

Matt is a Certified Expert in Microsoft licensing and is commonly known as the “Microsoft Licensing Guru.”

By sharing his knowledge, Matt has helped (and continues to help) hundreds of organizations save money and time by choosing the right licensing options for their business. As a former Microsoft employee, Matt was responsible for Microsoft’s largest licensing reseller accounts across four states.

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Does Office 365 Include Message Encryption?

Microsoft has recently added to the Office 365 family – Messaging Encryption.  This replaces Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) and will be a great for many clients and is included as part of the E3/E4 suites.  Below are the key facts and a link to the O365 Technology Blog article outlining the new feature.

Key facts:

  • Included with O365 E3 and E4 at no cost
  • $2 per user per month to add to other plans
  • Rolling out the first quarter of 2014
  • Receiver does not need to be on the service
  • Current Exchange Hosted Encryption customers will be automatically upgraded

http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/11/21/introducing-office-365-message-encryption-send-encrypted-emails-to-anyone.aspx

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Does Office 365 Offer Home Use Rights?

Yes, it offers end users the ability to run Office on their home machine.  However, it does not use the traditional home use program (part of an Enterprise Agreement).  In my opinion, the Office 365 offering is better while it not only gives you the same ability – to install full Office on a home PC, it also gives access to Office mobile which can be installed on other end user devices like mobile phones and tablets and integration with OneDrive.  Each user who has a license of E3, E4, or Office Subscription can install up to five full-fledged copies of Office. Plus the end user just downloads the software, they don’t have to be hassled with authentication codes, verifying emails, or paying ten bucks. 

Basically, the client would go out to the portal, login with their corporate credentials (with ADFS or Password Sync), and then download and install the software. 

When the user license for Office 365 is removed in the portal, or access for that user is turned off for Office, the installed copy will downgrade to reduced functionality mode once it “phones home” for the license check.  Then the license and the right to install those copies of Office can be moved to another user.

One cool note, if the user is using a Mac, then the interface will sense that and offer up the Office for Mac download option. 

 

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