When performing a cost-benefit analysis of the Microsoft 365 E5 license for users in your organization, cost is usually the deciding factor as the quality of the features are rarely disputed. However, there are some who argue that to maintain a “Better” Security and Compliance posture as suggested by Microsoft, some of these key security features should be made more widely accessible and affordable and therefore included in the E3 license structure. Microsoft MVP Peter Rising took his debate to Twitter, conducting a straw poll where the results show there is clearly an appetite for more choice when it comes to Microsoft 365 licensing.
This week Microsoft announced Windows 365 – launching on August 2nd, which is (arguably) Microsoft’s big entry into Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Windows 365 allows you to provide users with persistent virtual desktops without managing the supporting infrastructure. AVD gets new features too, with Azure AD Join and Intune management now in Preview.
On the show this week, Steve and Paul discuss Teams version 2.0 – and take a deep dive into why the new version will perform better. Justin Morris from Microsoft joins us with expert, real-world advice on Teams Rooms, we discuss Exchange updates (with new features!), Windows 11 planning guidance, plus find out the key features rolling out to your tenant now.
On the fence about taking Microsoft 365 certification exams? Unclear on how they benefit you professionally? Not sure where to get started and how to prepare? In this article, Microsoft MVP Peter Rising explores those questions, shares his personal experience, and provides perspective on the importance of M365 exams as it relates to personal growth and career development.