Microsoft Product Terms – January 2017

The Product Terms document is updated and released monthly, and is where Microsoft detail the availability and use rights of volume licensing products. It’s packed full of great licensing related info and can answer the majority of questions one may have about a product, although it can be a little tricky to decipher.

Here I just want to take a brief look at some of the changes that have been made to the document for January 2017.

System Center Client Management Suite

This license was a bundle of the client licenses of 4 (four)  System Center products:

  • Data Protection Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Orchestrator

Customers who wished to manage clients such as desktops and laptops with any of those products would purchase the bundle. Now however, this bundle has been removed from the January 2017 Product Terms and the 4 components are now licensed separately with individual CMLs (Client Management Licenses) available per User or per OSE (Operating System Environment).

Product Name Changes

There have been 2 products renamed this month:

Operations Management Suite (OMS) = Operations Management and Security

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery = Office 365 Advanced Compliance

Not new products, just new names!

If you’ve got any questions or thoughts about these, or any other changes, let me know in the comments.







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