REMINDER - Introducing the Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Customers.

The Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Customers is now available.

 

The promo discount is available for:

  • Customers who are new to Microsoft 365
  • Existing customers who upgrade to a more premium product

 

This means that customers can choose to start with a low-risk monthly commitment across any of the below products:

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for Business
  • Microsoft Teams Essentials (Azure AD Identity)
  • Microsoft Defender for Business

This offer is valid from 1st September 2022 to 30th June, 2023.

 

Please speak to your Account Manager or a member of our Software team for pricing.


(Updated) Introducing new licenses for Microsoft Teams Rooms Devices.

Starting 6th September 2022, Microsoft are replacing the existing Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard and Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium per-device licenses with:

  • Microsoft Teams Room Basic provides core meeting experiences like scheduling, joining, content sharing, and collaborative whiteboarding, as well as essential security and management capabilities out-of-the-box. Customers can have up to 25 Basic licenses. This license is useful for small businesses or customers with smaller deployments.
  • Microsoft Teams Room Pro delivers everything in Basic, plus enhanced in-room meeting experiences and security. We are also including our intelligent managed services platform to help customers operate room devices at scale.

Both new licenses apply to the following Teams Rooms devices:

  • Teams Rooms Windows
  • Teams Rooms Android
  • Surface Hubs

 

What do you need to do?

 

Nothing at this point. These changes will take place automatically, no functionality will be impacted currently. More details about management features that will be affected by the assigned license will be provided in the future. Feel free to reach out for further clarifications.

 

N.B. User licenses aren’t supported for use with meeting devices. User licenses that have been assigned to Teams meeting devices need to be replaced by a Teams Rooms Basic or Teams Rooms Pro license prior to 1st July 2023. Meeting devices that have a user license after 1st July 2023 will be blocked from signing in until a Teams Rooms license is assigned.

 

See here for further info.


Microsoft 365 Non-profit pricing and Audio-Conferencing licensing updates.

Beginning 1st September 2022, Microsoft are making changes to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 non-profit plans.

 

 

These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. Microsoft will continue to provide non-profits discounts of up to 75% on many other Microsoft 365 products.

 

These changes will not affect any non-profit offers available as a grant, including:

  • 10 licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • 300 licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • 2,000 licenses of Office 365 E1 via Enterprise Agreement