Microsoft renaming the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Microsoft EMS

Microsoft today announced that they are renaming the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) to more accurately communicate its value. Also they are announcing the expanded EMS E5 plan. Read about the changes in detail below,

  1. Enterprise Mobility Suite becomes Enterprise Mobility + Security
    a.    The existing Enterprise Mobility Suite becomes Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, with no change for existing EMS customers.
    b.    A new expanded plan will be generally available in Q4 2016 and known as Enterprise Mobility + Security E5.
  2. Azure Active Directory Premium
    a.    The existing Azure AD Premium becomes Azure AD Premium P1, with no change for existing customers.
    b.    Azure AD Premium P2, generally available later in Q3 2016, includes all the capabilities in Azure AD Premium P1 as well as the new Identity Protection and Privileged Identity Management capabilities.
  3. Azure Rights Management + Secure Islands becomes Azure Information Protection
    a.    The existing Azure Rights Management Premium becomes Azure Information Protection Premium P1, generally available in Q4 2016, with no change for existing Azure RMS customers.
    b.    The P2 offer adds automatic classification, on top of the manual classification, labeling and everything else included in P1.

Read more about this announcement here.  Microsoft today also announced the new “Secure Productive Enterprise” bundle for organizations which need the combination Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite. Read about it here. Microsoft is also renaming Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5 will be released later this year.

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