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Microsoft 365 now also offers security and compliance packages

Microsoft 365 now also offers security and compliance packages

Microsoft will add two new subscriptions to Microsoft 365 on 1 February 2019. The new subscriptions are aimed at business users who are not interested in the most expensive Microsoft 365 E5 bundle, but would like to take advantage of some of the security and compliance features of that bundle.

The two new bundles will be offered in addition to the already existing Microsoft 365 subscriptions. Microsoft thinks that most people who will be interested in this are already using Office E3; that puts business vice president of Microsoft 365 Commercial Ron Markezich against ZDNet.

New packages

The Microsoft 365 Identity & Threat Protection package combines Microsoft Threat Protection with Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory. This bundle costs $12 per user per month, although there are also discounts for certain numbers of users.

The Microsoft 365 Information Protection & Compliance package has also been announced. Microsoft combines Office 365 Advanced Compliance with Azure Information Proection and focuses on chief compliance officers. This bundle costs 10 dollars per user per month, also with the possibility of a discount on certain numbers of users.

The two new bundles will not change the Microsoft 365 E5 bundle, which currently costs $54 per user. The two packages will also be offered according to Microsoft employees. The packages have also existed since July 2017, when Microsoft unveiled the concept and presented two editions in August of that year: Business and Enterprise.

MyAnalytics available

Apart from these new bundles, Microsoft has also decided to make its MyAnalytics service available to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business users. That doesn’t cost any extra money and makes a – as Microsoft describes it – fitness tracker available for your work. The service analyzes how much time a user spends on his or her work and makes suggestions to be more productive with the available working time. But that’s what you can read about here in our article.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.