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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Switch Promotion

Microsoft has quietly extended a free upgrade offer that will allow some buyers of Windows 10 S to move to Windows 10 Pro.
MPSA and Select Plus Customers who purchase devices licensed with Windows 10 Pro in S Mode (Windows 10 S) with an Intel Core or AMD A8 or higher processor by March 31, 2018 may acquire a license to switch those devices to Windows 10 Pro for no additional charge.


Microsoft 365

At this year’s Inspire Conference in Washington D.C. (formerly known as the World Wide Partner Conference) Microsoft announced the release of an all-embracing Cloud and on-prem package which called Microsoft 365 or M365.

Just when you thought that all you had to do was understand the difference between Office 365 E3 and E5, you now have two additional layers of complexity. Microsoft 365 is designed to be a comprehensive Cloud client offering, as well a comprehensive on-prem offering, including everything that was previously part of an Enterprise Platform Desktop (Enterprise CAL, Office Professional Plus, Windows Enterprise) and is now their all-in-one Cloud bundle.

What’s the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

There are two main differences: Enterprise Mobility + Security and Windows Enterprise

And there are two main versions of Microsoft 365, each built on the E3 or E5 version of their component bundles:

M365 E3 = Office 365 E3 + EMS E3 + Windows Enterprise E3

M365 E5 = Office 365 E5 + EMS E5 + Windows Enterprise E5


Microsoft 365 main page is here:

For up to date service descriptions visit:


Contact your regular Micromail account manager or email to learn more about Microsoft 365 or any other Microsoft product or service.


As part of our ongoing integration project Micromail and Ergo have teamed up to streamline the annual review/True-Up process using Avast’s Managed Services console to provide remote access to a local MAP workstation on the customer’s site. This greatly reduces the time it takes for us to gather inventory, analyse the results and apply license data to reconcile the installed base with license entitlements under the Enterprise Agreement (where annual True Up services provided by the LSP are included in the program offering).

Contact your regular Micromail account manager or email to learn more about how our Software Asset Management (SAM) services can help your organisation.