Welcome to part four of Addressing the Office 365 Monitoring Gaps. In part 1, Michael Van Horenbeeck discussed the differences in monitoring cloud-based systems vs traditional on-premises deployments. In part 2, we discussed admins least favorite thing, outages. Part 3 was all about the native tools available to admins.
M365 - License Optimization Center
ENow Software's Microsoft License Optimization blog built by Microsoft MVPs for IT/Sys Admins.
A holistic approach to business decisions for Microsoft 365 licensing
The Microsoft ecosystem is a complex beast and requires detailed analysis and understanding for any business to establish their core suite of tools and licensing requirements.
Since the dawn of time (if the dawn of time was in 2011), assigning Office 365 licenses has been a pain. It has never been complicated, but it has also never been a pleasant experience.
With 2021 around the corner, (trust us, we can't believe it either!) it's a good time to start making plans for your organization for the coming year. One area in particular that can be a challenge for many organizations is Microsoft 365 license management. In the hopes of helping you navigate this hot topic, there's a few important factors you need to keep in mind that will hopefully make 2021 a successful year for your organization!
It may come as a surprise to you that 69% of companies reported over-spending on their cloud...
Cloud services like Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 are continuing to grow at rapid rates. Microsoft’s overall revenue in FY20 Q2 was $36.9 billion which means 14% growth compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year. The Office 365 portion growth was 27% (up 30% in constant currency).
On October 23rd, Microsoft announced – a little out of the blue – they were going to introduce self-service purchase options for users on November 19th. The details of this change were put forward in a post in the message center, article MC193609 to be exact. In short, this option would introduce the following changes for commercial tenants: