Bringing together the best of Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 Enterprise.
Together, these products and services enable employees uncompromising productivity, collaboration, mobility, business insights and, perhaps most importantly, a secure experience.
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A Simplified Microsoft Licensing Bundle
In an attempt to simplify the process of navigating around their licensing, Microsoft created the Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) a few years ago. It was a single licensing option that included E3, the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite and Windows Desktop upgrade. Building upon this base package Microsoft has continued to simplify this process with the introduction of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE).
Bringing together Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise upgrade, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite into a single licensing offering, Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly Secure Productive Enterprise) replaces the Enterprise Cloud Suite. By also offering an Office 365 E5 option in the bundle, even more options are being introduced.
Microsoft has standardized packaging offers across Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite by offering two tiers of Microsoft 365 Enterprise.
Microsoft has continued to evolve the Windows E5 edition by adding more functionality. It now includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for endpoint breach detection and a few features in EMS - most notably cloud app security. Expect more functionality to be added over time.
Below is a chart that defines what is included in SPE E3 versus SPE E5: