Microsoft Update – April 2016

Microsoft update – April 2016

  • Licensing – Microsoft Cloud App Security General Availability – added to the Microsoft Product Terms April 2016
  • Licensing – Dynamics AX 2012 R3 on-premises customers with active SA can now purchase “For SA” USLs to add on access to the cloud – added to the Microsoft Product Terms April 2016
  • Licensing – Azure Rights Management renamed Azure Rights Management Premium – Microsoft Product Terms April 2016
  • Licensing – Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) – Right to manage OSEs on Microsoft Azure under CIS Licenses section was moved from System Center Server to Core Infrastructure Server (CIS) Suite – Microsoft Product Terms April 2016
  • Microsoft News – Microsoft announce SharePoint 2016 General Availability in May
  • Microsoft News – Microsoft announce effective July 1, 2016 Select Plus Retirement for Commercial customers, no new orders.
  • Microsoft News  – Microsoft announce new licensing metrics for Windows Server 2016 – DC Edition unlimited OSEs, Hyper-V and WinSvr Containers. STD Edition 2 OSEs Hyper-V, unlimited Hyper-V containers
  • New Feature  – Windows 10 “Anniversary Edition” will provide Bash Linux terminal
  • New Feature – Windows 10 “Anniversary Edition”: Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) support for Intune and 3rd party tools for privileged application control and remote wipe
  • New Feature – Windows10 “Anniversary Edition” adds Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to E5, Windows Hello
  • Article – Pros and Cons about building a RDS environment on Azure
  • Licensing – Office365 Cloud App Security General Availability – was added to Product Terms and Online Service Terms in April 2016
  • Support Lifecycle – SQL Server 2005 now out of support from April 12th 2016.
  • Support Lifecycle – Exchange Server 2007 is out of support in less than a year.
  • Article – SQL Server ‘Incremental Servicing Model’ will proactively place CUs to Windows Update Catalog
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 3 Generally Available
  • Licensing – Effective April 1st 2016, SQL Developer only available via Dev Essentials (free). Enterprise Bits. No Downgrade Rights: look to MSDN
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Azure Container Service now Generally Available
  • Resource (Licensing) – Skype for Business PSTN licensing FAQs

Thanks All


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