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.
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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: