In this video, explore the three different licensing plans available for Microsoft 365, Education, Business, and Enterprise.
- [Instructor] Microsoft 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based SaaS solution for businesses and is offered in a variety of plans. You'll need to review your business requirements and choose the most appropriate subscription plan for your organization. Let's review the plans available. There are three versions, or SKUs, for Microsoft 365. These are Microsoft 365 Education, Microsoft 365 Business, and Microsoft 365 Enterprise. Microsoft 365 Education is designed as a single, affordable solution for education providers. It includes the core components of Office 365 Education, Windows 10 Education, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. These services are offered as the A3 versions, which have fewer tools and solutions. However, the educational version also includes some special editions, such as Minecraft: Education Edition, which is aimed at promoting teamwork and creativity, and Microsoft Intune for Education, which includes some wizard-based tools to help institutions manage their classroom IT assets. Microsoft 365 Business has been developed for small and medium-sized businesses, for up to 300 users. It includes the Business versions of Office 365, a Windows 10 business license upgrade, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. This SKU is aimed at smaller businesses who may not have an IT department to help them move easily to the cloud. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is for organizations over 300 users that require the full suite of Microsoft 365 features. With the Enterprise SKU, there is the E3 or E5 version. Both include Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. The E5 versions of these products offers the most comprehensive set of services and tools, particularly in terms of security and analytics. Let's open a browser and view the different Microsoft 365 licensing plans available. I've navigated to the link on-screen. First, let's review the educational plans. Here we can see an overview of all of the features aimed at schools, colleges, and universities. Each plan is broken down into different SKUs. You'll notice that there are some unique tools here, for example, OneNote Class Notebook, Learning Tools, and Intune for Education. Next, we'll review the plans for business. The business SKU is for businesses up to 300 users. Here we can see, on the right-hand side, the business SKU in comparison to the Office 365 bundles of Business Essentials and Business Premium. Notice at the bottom, you can see the key differences. The key difference include the desktop versions of Office applications, tools to build and manage your business, advanced security, which allows you to protect your information and control your devices, and device management using built-in wizards and Intune. For the enterprise customer, with 300 users or more, let's compare the plans. We'll scroll down, and here you can see the E5 plan and the E3 plan. You'll also notice, there is a F1 plan, which is for Firstline Workers, but these do not include as many tools and features. We'll expand some of the options. Here we can see, we have Windows Enterprise, Outlook, and Exchange Online, and Microsoft Teams. For device and app management, we can use Microsoft Intune or System Center Configuration Manager. We have Azure Active Directory, Windows Information Protection and BitLocker, and Cloud App Security. We also have advanced compliance features, such as customer lockbox, privileged access management, and advanced eDiscovery, and also advanced analytics, including MyAnalytics and Power BI Pro. You can see that the E5 version offers the most extensive set of features and enhanced functionality.
- Cloud principles and delivery mechanisms
- Managing privacy in the cloud
- Meeting compliance goals
- Cloud availability
- Monitoring service health and maintenance
- Cloud services and their characteristics
- Identifying requirements of Microsoft cloud services
- Signing up for cloud services
- Configuring cloud services
- Configuring Microsoft Intune