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Our Microsoft 365 Masterclass Series is a new webinar series from Valto. Our series aims to help organisations get the most out of their subscriptions including planning a Microsoft 365 Strategy, adoption the platform, improving security and a dive into key technologies.

The first event in our Microsoft 365 Masterclass series is “Planning a Microsoft 365 Strategy” and how you can create an effective plan for the next 12-36 months.

365 Strategy Planning Webinar Video

Key Topics – Defining an effective Microsoft 365 Roadmap

The important considerations when defining a roadmap and strategy are as follows:

  • Governance – Key areas to define governance policies including defining SharePoint & Teams structures and limiting key settings that make governance difficult to enforce.
  • Adoption – Defining an effective adoption strategy including communication, training, champions and resources.
  • Security – Implementing an effective baseline of security for Microsoft 365 and rolling this out across your Microsoft 365 platform allowing additional services to easily be enabled.
  • Migration – Best practices for migration of files from legacy platforms to Office 365 Services.

Generally, as part of any Microsoft 365 planning you need to consider the toolsets that are available, we often break these down into two categories

Productivity Tools

Productivity tools enable users to get the most out of the platform and provide productivity benefits and functionality to streamline the user’s way of working including:

Security Tools

Security tools ensure the Microsoft 365 is secure and aligned to the objectives and company policies including:

  • Enterprise Mobility & Security
  • Conditional Access
  • Azure AD
  • InTune
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Advanced Threat Protection

Get in Touch – Start your Microsoft 365 Master Plan with Valto

All of the products outlined above our included in a Microsoft 365 Business Premium license. Valto are here to help with your Microsoft 365 Strategy Planning. Get in touch via 03335 779 009, [email protected] or Contact Us.

Microsoft 365 Licensing has recently been updated which has caused confusion. However, longer term the new Microsoft 365 licensing model should be simpler and easier for people to understand.

Microsoft 365 Licensing

About the Microsoft 365 Licensing & Recent Updates

This is the journey of how we got to the Microsoft 365 Licenses and the different plans and rebrands that have occurred.

  • Office 365 – The Office 365 Business Essentials and Business Premium were the first set of licenses that enable Office 365 services including Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office installations.
  • Enterprise Mobility & Security –Microsoft then released a set of enhanced security packages including Azure AD Premium, Conditional Access, InTune & Azure Information Protection. These are available as addons to Office 365 licenses.
  • Microsoft 365 – This new license released in 2018 provided Office 365, Windows 10 Upgrades and Enterprise Mobility & Security features into a new bundle that was more cost effective than purchasing separately. This product also launched Microsoft 365 Business providing more security features at the business market (less than 300 users).
  • Licensing Rebrand – Finally on April 21st 2020 the licenses were renamed to simplify the separate licenses within Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Microsoft said, 'This new approach to naming our products is designed to help you quickly find the plan you need and get back to your business'. The licenses have been renamed as follows:
    • Office 365 Business Essentials became Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
    • Office 365 Business Premium became Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
    • Microsoft 365 Business became Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
    • Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both become Microsoft 365 Apps. Where necessary we will use the “for business” and “for enterprise” labels to distinguish between the two.

A lot of our clients get in touch struggling to understand exactly what each plan includes and how what the features do.

We are releasing a live link to a spreadsheet that will be updated when new features/changes come up which you can sign up for below:

Microsoft 365 Licensing Sheet Download

    The licenses have been outlined below in a friendly table format:

    Microsoft 365 Licensing Business Plans

    What's Included? Description Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Premium Microsoft 365 Apps for Business
    Cost Per User / Per Month £3.80  £9.40  £15.10  £7.90
    Users Maximum Number Licenses 300 300 300 300
    Office Online  
    Office Client  
    Exchange  
    SharePoint Storage 1TB + 10GB Per User
    OneDrive for Business  
    Microsoft Teams  
    Planner  
    To Do  
    Yammer  
    Stream  
    Bookings  
    MileIQ  
    InTune  
    Azure AD – Conditional Access   P1
    Azure AD – SSO   P1
    Azure Information Protection   P1
    Autopilot  
    Windows 10 Upgrade  
    Office 365 ATP   P1

    Microsoft 365 Licensing Enterprise Plans

    Whats Included? Description Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 F1
    Cost Per User / Per Month  £28.10  £48.10 £7.50 £3.02
    Users Maximum Number Licenses Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Office Online  
    Office Client  
    Exchange  
    SharePoint  
    OneDrive for Business  
    Microsoft Teams  
    Planner  
    To Do  
    Yammer  
    Stream  
    Bookings  
    MileIQ  
    InTune  
    Azure AD – Conditional Access   P1
    Azure AD – SSO   P1
    Azure Information Protection   P1
    Autopilot  
    Windows Virtual Desktop Rights  
    Windows 10 E3 & Upgrade  
    Office 365 ATP  
    Windows Defender  

    Relevant Materials & Videos

    Our upcoming webinar explains the key security products available in Microsoft 365. Join here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/securing-microsoft-365-tickets-104987351996

    Microsoft 365 Products Overview for Non Profits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNi09HqIE7w

    Contacts Us

    Valto offer a free 45-minute overview of the licenses, what features are available and how to get the most out of the platform. Book a demonstration today with a Microsoft 365 Specialist you can call, email, contact us.