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Microsoft launches three new Microsoft 365 solutions

Microsoft unveiled the three Microsoft 365 solutions Microsoft 365 F1, Microsoft 365 Education and Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits today at the Ingite 2017 conference.

The company launched Microsoft 365 back in July in two editions: Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business.

All three editions have in common that they are subscription-based services that provide customers with access to Office 365 and Windows 10 editions.

Microsoft 365 Business is available for $20 per month and user. It includes an Office 365 Business Premium subscription and a Windows 10 Professional subscription.

Microsoft 365 F1

microsoft 365 f1

Microsoft 365 F1, the F1 stands for Firstline Workers, is designed for workers who "serve as the first point of contact between an organization and its customers or products".

Today at Ignite, we shared our vision for empowering these workers, currently underserved by technology, with Microsoft 365 F1, a new plan designed to maximize the impact of the Firstline Worker. Microsoft 365 F1 also makes it easy to train and upskill employees, with Microsoft Stream to share dynamic role-based content and video, and SharePoint to easily distribute onboarding and training materials and manage institutional knowledge in one secure place

Microsoft plans to make available to F1 service plans: Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1. The core difference between the two is that the latter includes Windows 10 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Here is the overview:

  Office 365 F1Microsoft 365 F1
Windows 10
 not included
Windows 10 Enterprise
Office applicationsFeature
Office Online
feature is included feature is included
Collaboration servicesFeature
Business class email (2GB) and calendar in Outlook
feature is includedfeature is included
Collaboration servicesFeature
SharePoint  , Yammer, and Groups
feature is includedfeature is included
Collaboration servicesFeature
Instant messaging, presence, meetings, and 1:1 HD video chat and audio
feature is includedfeature is included
Collaboration servicesFeature
Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace
feature is includedfeature is included
Content storage & consumptionFeature
2GB of cloud storage
feature is includedfeature is included
Content storage & consumptionFeature
Enterprise video service and portals
feature is includedfeature is included
Schedule & task managementFeature
Microsoft StaffHub, PowerApps, and Flow 
feature is includedfeature is included
Threat protectionFeature
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard 
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard are not includedfeature is included
Identity & access managementFeature
Azure Active Directory P1, Windows Hello, and Credential Guard, Direct Access 
Azure Active Directory P1, Windows Hello and Credential Guard, Direct Access are not includedfeature is included
Device & app managementFeature
Microsoft Intune
Microsoft Intune are not includedfeature is included
Device & app managementFeature
Windows AutoPilot, fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health
Windows AutoPilot, fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health are not includedfeature is included
Information protectionFeature
Windows Information Protection and BitLocker
Windows Information Protection and BitLocker are not includedfeature is included

Microsoft 365 Education

Microsoft 365 Education is the second new Microsoft 365 service that Microsoft announced today. The service is offered in two plans: Microsoft 365 A3 and Microsoft 365 A5.

Here is the overview of how the two plans compare compare against each other, and against Office 365.

Office 365 A1Microsoft 365 A3Microsoft 365 A5
Collaboration & LearningOffice Online: web-based document editingincludedincludedincluded
 Office client applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook includedincluded
 Email and calendar, instant messenger (IM), persistent chat, Yammerincludedincludedincluded
 Files and content management: file storage, sharing, information discovery, Groups, Plannerincludedincludedincluded
 Minecraft: Education Edition with Code Builder includedincluded
Classroom ToolsMicrosoft Teams with classroom experiences, professional learning communities (PLC), and staff teamsincludedincludedincluded
 OneNote Class Notebook, Swayincludedincludedincluded
More inclusive classroomsLearning Tools, Accessibility Checker, Office Lensincludedincludedincluded
Voice, video & meetingsSkype for Businessincludedincludedincluded
 PSTN (public switched telephone network) Conferencing, Cloud PBX (private branch exchange)  included
ComplianceLegal Hold, eDiscovery search and export includedincluded
 Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Advanced Data Governance includedincluded
AnalyticsDelveincludedincludedincluded
 Power BI Pro, MyAnalytics includedincluded
Management & SecuritySchool Data Sync, Data Loss Prevention, Office 365 Rights Managementincludedincludedincluded
 Office 365 A3: Advanced Security Management, Skype Meeting Broadcast includedincluded
 Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A3: Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory P1, Azure Information Protection P1, Advanced Threat Analytics includedincluded
 Windows 10 Education A3: Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard includedincluded
Advanced SecurityOffice 365 A5: Advanced Threat Prevention, Threat Intelligence  included
 Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A5: Azure Active Directory P2, Azure Information Protection P2, Cloud App Security  included
 Windows 10 Education A5: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection  included
Server & CAL BenefitsProductivity Server Licenses and Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, etc. includedincluded
 Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs includedincluded
 System Center Configuration Manager CML includedincluded
 System Center Endpoint Protection includedincluded

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits

The third and final new Microsoft 365 service is exclusively for nonprofits. Information is scarce at this point in time; Microsoft offers the following description on its blog.

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits, a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that will empower nonprofits to be more creative and collaborate more easily. In a world where cyberattacks challenge organizations and place their beneficiaries at risk, Microsoft 365 offers a comprehensive shield through identity and access management, and information and threat protection.

Closing Words

All three services will be available to Enterprise customers and organizations only. You may use the following resources to find out more about each of the services:

Now You: What is your take on these new services? Would you sign up for an operating system subscription?

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Comments

  1. Michael G. said on September 26, 2017 at 7:39 am
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    Will wait until Microsoft release their Windows, Office and Exchange source code on public Github. Then we’ll talk about subscriptions.

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