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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 F1 Microsoft 365 F1
Windows 10
  not included
Windows 10 Enterprise
Office applications Feature
Office Online
feature is included feature is included
Collaboration services Feature
Business class email (2GB) and calendar in Outlook
feature is included feature is included
Collaboration services Feature
SharePoint  , Yammer, and Groups
feature is included feature is included
Collaboration services Feature
Instant messaging, presence, meetings, and 1:1 HD video chat and audio
feature is included feature is included
Collaboration services Feature
Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace
feature is included feature is included
Content storage & consumption Feature
2GB of cloud storage
feature is included feature is included
Content storage & consumption Feature
Enterprise video service and portals
feature is included feature is included
Schedule & task management Feature
Microsoft StaffHub, PowerApps, and Flow 
feature is included feature is included
Threat protection Feature
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard 
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard are not included feature is included
Identity & access management Feature
Azure Active Directory P1, Windows Hello, and Credential Guard, Direct Access 
Azure Active Directory P1, Windows Hello and Credential Guard, Direct Access are not included feature is included
Device & app management Feature
Microsoft Intune
Microsoft Intune are not included feature is included
Device & app management Feature
Windows AutoPilot, fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health
Windows AutoPilot, fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health are not included feature is included
Information protection Feature
Windows Information Protection and BitLocker
Windows Information Protection and BitLocker are not included feature 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 A1 Microsoft 365 A3 Microsoft 365 A5
Collaboration & Learning Office Online: web-based document editing included included included
  Office client applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook   included included
  Email and calendar, instant messenger (IM), persistent chat, Yammer included included included
  Files and content management: file storage, sharing, information discovery, Groups, Planner included included included
  Minecraft: Education Edition with Code Builder   included included
Classroom Tools Microsoft Teams with classroom experiences, professional learning communities (PLC), and staff teams included included included
  OneNote Class Notebook, Sway included included included
More inclusive classrooms Learning Tools, Accessibility Checker, Office Lens included included included
Voice, video & meetings Skype for Business included included included
  PSTN (public switched telephone network) Conferencing, Cloud PBX (private branch exchange)     included
Compliance Legal Hold, eDiscovery search and export   included included
  Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Advanced Data Governance   included included
Analytics Delve included included included
  Power BI Pro, MyAnalytics   included included
Management & Security School Data Sync, Data Loss Prevention, Office 365 Rights Management included included included
  Office 365 A3: Advanced Security Management, Skype Meeting Broadcast   included included
  Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A3: Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory P1, Azure Information Protection P1, Advanced Threat Analytics   included included
  Windows 10 Education A3: Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard   included included
Advanced Security Office 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 Benefits Productivity Server Licenses and Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, etc.   included included
  Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs   included included
  System Center Configuration Manager CML   included included
  System Center Endpoint Protection   included included

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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    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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