Microsoft 365 (former Secure Productive Enterprise)

Microsoft 365 is a licensing solution which enables your employees to work securely on the go from virtually anywhere and with any device – no matter whose device it is and which operating system it is running.

Microsoft 365 – What is it?

Microsoft 365 is a per user licensing option available through the  Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) and  Microsoft Products & Services Agreement (MPSA) and via Microsoft Cloud Solutions by COMPAREX. It comes with two different Enterprise plans. It includes  Office 365 Enterprise E3 (or E5), Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 (or E5), and  Windows Enterprise E3 (or E5). The combination of these three offerings empowers users with best-in-class productivity tools across devices while supporting IT security and control. Microsoft 365 offers additional security features and analytics tools.

In the modern workplace, employees are always connected and always moving. They have more devices with more data, and they expect tools to support ubiquitous collaboration. IT needs a solution to help protect data, manage the growing number of mobile devices, unify environments that span operating systems, and enable seamless collaboration for workers across all their devices.

Part of Office 365 E3 & E5 is the Dual Access Right which allows access to an equivalent on premise server in your own datacenter. The same holds true for the Enterprise Mobility + Security – the full Microsoft 365 subscription license delivers the required access conditions for Windows Server Rights Management Service. Thus, Microsoft 365 does not only give you usage rights for  Online Services but also the same rights as on premise licenses: Office Professional Plus, Enterprise or Core CAL and Windows Enterprise.

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Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft will also introduce a Business edition for up to 300 users later this calendar year:

  • Helps companies achieve more together by better connecting employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Empowers employees to get work done from anywhere, on any device.
  • Protects company data across devices with always-on security.
  • Simplifies the set-up and management of employee devices and services with a single IT console.

For small businesses with no or few IT professionals Microsoft 365 Business can be a very attractive solution. With increasing globalization, a constantly growing number of mobile devices and new, highly advanced security threats Microsoft 365 Business is one single solution that can help businesses meet many of these challenges


  • Licensing solution for secure mobile working
  • Licensing per User (User Subscription License)
  • Three licensing options in an EA: Add-on, From SA USL, Full USL
  • Windows Enterprise E3 / E5 as an option to transfer a Windows device license into a user license


Microsoft 365 Enterprise Plans E3
Authoring Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Onenote, Access
Sites & Content Management SharePoint, OneDrive
Mail & Social Outlook, Exchange, Yammer
Meetings & Voice Skype fo Business
PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX  
Apps & Device Management Microsoft Intune, Azure, Active Directory Premium P1
Windows Store for Business, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Package, VDA
Security & Compliance Office 365 – Encryption, Data Loss Protection, Rights Management
Windows – Enterprise Data Protection, Windows Hello, Credential Guard, Device Guard, App Locker
EM+S – Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Information Protection P1
Office 365 – Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Security Management, Customer Lockbox, Advanced eDiscovery  
Windows – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection  
EM+S – Azure Active Directory Premium P2, Microsoft cloud App Security, Azure Information Protection P2  
Analytics Power BI, Delve Analytics, Personal and Org Analytics  

Related News

Microsoft 365 will replace Secure Productive Enterprise

Leipzig, 07/17/2017 – As announced by Satya Nadella at Microsoft Inspire partner conference, as of 1st August 2017, Microsoft is going to rename its comprehensive productivity suite Secure Productive Enterprise into Microsoft 365. However, this will be more than a simple change of the name. 

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ECS becomes SPE

Leipzig, 9/29/2016 – IT security is one of the most important areas in the IT landscape. Microsoft is also keeping a watchful eye on corporate security requirements, and is all set to launch its new Secure Productive Enterprise Suite (SPE) in October 2016 to replace the standard Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS). The new Enterprise Suite will be available in two versions, E3 and E5. COMPAREX Senior Technical Presales Executive Thino Ullmann has summarized the new features of the SPE, as well as the most important differences between the various versions of the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite (EMS) E3/ E5 and Windows 10 Enterprise E3/ E5.

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