There was Microsoft Ignite at the end of September, and then new updates in CSP program in Mid-October. It is hard to catch up with Microsoft these days, but rhipe has summarized for you what you need to know below:
New Microsoft 365 F1
During Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 F1—a new offering that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to deliver a complete, intelligent solution to empower all Firstline workers in the digital age.
Microsoft 365 F1 now available through CSP and can be ordered through the rhipe Prime portal @ RRP of US$10 / AU$12.70. Click here to find out more about Microsoft 365 F1 and how it can help you deliver complete productivity solutions and mobility solution to your customers’ firstline employees.
New Microsoft 365 Education
Microsoft has announced Microsoft 365 Education—another big step to give educators the full power of the Microsoft ecosystem. Bringing together Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Minecraft: Education Edition in a single, affordable solution, Microsoft 365 Education enables teachers and staff to help unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple, safe experience for everyone in their organizations.
Microsoft 365 Education is available in 2 offers. Find out more about Microsoft 365 Education today.
You can get all the Microsoft 365 Education partner resources to fuel your sales and marketing efforts on on MEPN in the Products & Solutions tab. Microsoft 365 Education is currently only available through volume licensing channel and is not available through CSP yet. We will update you the availability of Microsoft 365 Education as soon as it is released in CSP.
New Free trial feature in CSP
New free trial SKUs are now available in Microsoft CSP so that you can leverage on the SKUs to let your customers try different Microsoft online services before they make a decision. You can also leverage on the free trial SKU to avoid double billing during the transition of tenants to rhipe CSP. The free trial SKUs available in the Prime Portal today are:
- Office 365 Business Premium
- Office 365 E3
- Office 365 E5
- Enterprise Mobility & Security E5
- Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan 1
The rules of the free trial SKUs are as follow:
- 1 trial per offer per customer
- Not eligible to customer who already have a subscription of the product
- Trial duration is 30 days only
- Trial cannot be extended
- There is a fixed quantity of 25 licenses for trial
- There is no notification to partners or customers when the trial is ending
Please contact your account manager or JY @ Jy.Wong@rhipe.com if you wish to find out more about the new free trial feature in CSP.
Skype for Business Add-ons renaming
Microsoft announced the renaming of several Skype for business offerings during Microsoft Ignite. The following are the new names for the existing Skype for Business offerings:
|Old Name||New Name|
|PSTN Conferencing||Audio Conferencing|
|PSTN Calling||Calling Plan|
|Cloud PBX||Phone System|
|PSTN Consumption||Communication Credit|
All service pricing and feature coverage for existing Skype for Business licensing will remain unchanged.