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Microsoft Newsletter- May

Read below for all the latest news and updates from Microsoft this month.

Use of SQL Server with container technology

The May 2020 Product Terms have been updated with clarification on how to license SQL Server running within a container. Essentially, the container is considered to be a virtual machine and the usual licensing rules apply.

Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended license

Microsoft have announced a new flavour of Microsoft 365 E3 – one that you can assign to a Bot to run repetitive tasks without user intervention.

The May 2020 Online Services Terms give you further information on the licensing: the Bot may use the suite in a physical or virtual machine including Windows Virtual Desktop, license reassignment follows the same rules as if the Bot were a (real) user, and it’s an (illegal) multiplexing scenario if the Bot carries out activities on behalf of an unlicensed user or device.

Microsoft Surface for Business Portfolio: Spring Release

On Wednesday 6th May, Microsoft announced some key updates to their Surface for Business line-up with some amazing devices and accessories to help customers work and learn anywhere, including:

  • Surface Book 3 for Business
  • Surface Go 2 for Business
  • Surface Dock 2

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Click here to view the products and learn more.

Retirement of Windows Thin PC SA benefit

The May 2020 Product Terms is updated for the retirement of the Windows Thin PC SA benefit corresponding to the end of support for Windows 7.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft have released fixes and updates covering a total of 111 common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVEs), 16 of them rated as critical, on yet another huge Patch Tuesday.

Customise Azure Front Door behaviour

As of the 12th of May, customers of Azure Front Door (AFD) can take advantage of new rules to further customise their AFD behaviour to best meet the needs of their customers.

New Microsoft T&Cs

For new agreements and renewals. To be reviewed.

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Abbey L

Written by Abbey Long, Product Specialist, Modern Workspace

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