Microsoft Update September 2016

Microsoft licensing and solution updates for September 2016

Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) could hyperscale via future CSP w. partner services. Held back by conservative licensing restrictions. Impacts ‘simplification’

  • New Features- Azure AD Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management and Azure AD Premium P2 will be Generally Available September 15th 2016
  • Licensing – Azure AD Premium Plan 2 is added to the Microsoft Product Terms September 2016
  • Licensing – Windows10 Enterprise E3 now available via Microsoft Cloud Agreement (MCA)
  • Licensing – Minecraft for Education is added to the Microsoft Product Terms September 2016
  • Licensing – Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security generally available for OMS and Azure Log Analytics subscribers SIEM
  • Roadmap Lifecycle – Public Preview –  N-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines come with NVIDIA GPUs
  • Pricing – Machine Learning workspaces and web service pricing plans available in Azure portal

Thanks All


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