The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suites of hosted services for management, security, and identity
Licensing shared devices correctly requires that organizations understand how a device will be used and which licensing options are available from Microsoft.
To paint a complete security picture with Microsoft offerings, organizations will need to license a large number of services.
Roadmap for the Enterprise Mobility + Security suites of subscription services, which include Premium editions of Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, as well as Intune and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Recent and planned price changes for Microsoft 365 cloud services discourage stand-alone service purchases and reduce costs for frontline worker licensing.
A Licensing Guidance document published in June 2019 promises, but largely does not deliver, prescriptive guidance for how customers can limit use of features unique to Office 365 E5 and EMS E5 to properly licensed (E5) users.
In many cases, Microsoft’s cloud offerings, such as Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suites, lack built-in compliance checks, introducing the serious risk that customers who mix subscription levels within the same tenancy will become noncompliant.
The Enterprise Mobility + Security suite consists of four Microsoft-hosted services that help deliver management and security of devices, users, and information
Illustration summarizes the various Add-ons that on-premises product customers can purchase to license Enterprise Mobility + Security suites, including their prerequisites and contents.
Azure contains an increasing number of services for managing users, devices, and servers intended to supersede on-premises management products
Previews of administrative technologies for the Microsoft-hosted Enterprise Mobility + Security suite of services show a direction toward using the Azure portal and the Microsoft Graph API