Microsoft 365 E5: Increasingly All or Nothing

  • Customers should proceed carefully if they are only licensing segments of the E5 security stack, or not licensing all users, to avoid large licensing surprises later.
  • Licensing security components of the Microsoft 365 E5 suite on an à la carte basis or for part of an organization is becoming more challenging.
  • Microsoft 365 Defender, Conditional Access, and Application Guard for Office are all examples of scenarios where buying piecemeal is no longer possible.

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