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Optimise Your Microsoft Licensing Agreements With cloudThing

Flexible Cloud Licensing

Working hand in hand with Microsoft as a Gold Partner gives us unique, behind the scenes knowledge of cloud-based solutions, letting us advise you on the latest innovations and most flexible licensing agreements available today

Choosing The Right Microsoft Licensing For You

More and more organisations are making the leap to cloud-based subscription services.

But with the lines constantly blurring and shifting between what’s available and what’s possible, with an organisations needs constantly evolving and with a world that’s never been less stable; you need experts to not only answer your licensing requirement needs, you need them to help frame the right questions in the first place.  

Experts who can advise you on the right platforms and licenses your organisation needs for the now but who’ll be there to assist and advise when your needs change and who have planned for those needs into your digital roadmap.

What We Can Offer...

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Only pay for the licenses you need, when you need them

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Monitor your cloud spending

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Free license administration, provisioning and management

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Flex up and down with no upfront commitments

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Regular, proactive licensing reviews

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Free set up by our award winning DevOps team

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Make use of your existing licensing agreements

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Free Dynamics session with a Solution Architect

Choosing The Right Microsoft 365 License

Choosing the right Microsoft 365 licensing subscription is key to getting the most out of the service.

cloudThing are happy to offer advice, set up, monitor and manage your Microsoft 365 (M365) and Office 365 (O365) licenses for you.

Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Licenses

  • Enable teamwork and simplify workflow  - Collaborate, meet, call, and connect business apps—all in one place with Teams
  • Stay productive on the go - Easily transition from computer to mobile device with innovative and powerful mobile apps
  • Get more done with AI-enabled tools - Fuel creativity, discover new insights, elevate search, and get personalized assistance with built-in intelligence features
  • Harness organizational knowledge - Quickly turn data into insights and empower employees with the information and expertise they need to get their work done
  • Manage all your endpoints - Deploy a seamless, end-to-end management solution and gain visibility across all connected devices
  • Protect your business - Elevate and modernize your security, manage risk, and meet compliance standards with the trusted Microsoft cloud

We Offer Licensing Solutions For All The Dynamics Stack... Plus More

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 & CRM DEVELOPMENT

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - COMMERCE

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - CUSTOMER SERVICE

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - FIELD SERVICE

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - FINANCE

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - SALES

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 - HUMAN RESOURCES

What Licenses do you need?

When choosing which licenses your organisation needs to start their Digital Transformation journey it’s important to consider:

 

  • Long Term Goals – Are you looking for a slow, organic growth in a single vertical or are looking to aggressively expand and digitally disrupt your sector?
  • How Big Is Your Organisation – The number of staff you have and the functions they fulfil within your organisation will have a direct impact on the number and type of licenses and apps you’ll require
  • Cash Flow – Are you planning on buying your licenses outright or going down a subscription route? Have you checked out the pros and cons of each?
  • Cloud Migration – Are you already in the cloud, working on-prem, using a hybrid solution or currently transitioning from one method to the next? How will your licenses support that transition?
  • Continuous Improvement – Will the licenses you need now be the licenses you need tomorrow? Has that evolution been built into your digital roadmap?

Microsoft 365 Business & Enterprise Licenses...

Microsoft 365 Business - Basic

Basic Licensing is best if you need easy remote solutions, Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included)

Microsoft 365 Business - Standard

Standard Licensing is best for full remote work and collab. tools, Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email and premium Office apps

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Premium Licensing is best if you need secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard plus advanced cyberthreat protection

Microsoft 365 E3

Get best-in-class productivity apps combined with core security and compliance capabilities for your enterprise

Microsoft 365 E5

Get best-in-class productivity apps and advanced security, compliance, voice and analytical capabilities for your enterprise

Microsoft 365 F3

Empower your Firstline workforce with productivity apps and cloud services that allow them to do their best work

Microsoft Azure Licensing With cloudThing

What You Get...

Azure is a platform of interoperable cloud computing services, including open-source, standards-based technologies and proprietary solutions from Microsoft and other companies.

Instead of building an on-premise server installation, or leasing physical servers from traditional data centres, Azure's billing structure is based on resource consumption, not reserved capacity. Pricing varies between different types of services, storage types, and the physical location from which your Azure instances are hosted.

 

It offers the ability to instantly provision computing resources on demand.

Compared to the onerous task of planning and building an on-site data centre, along with the requisite hardware upgrades, maintenance costs, server cooling requirements, electricity costs, and use of floor space - the savings can add up very quickly

 

But the benefits of Azure extend beyond cost control.

The task of administering certain technologies such as Windows Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint can be greatly eased with the combination of Azure and Office 365.

This frees up IT staff to work on new projects, rather than spending time on general system upkeep.

 

It’s also billed on a PAYG basis with no upfront commitment required.

However, for predictable, always-on workloads savings can be achieved by purchasing reserved instances up-front

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Licensing For The NonProfit Sector

As an ethical business, Microsoft now provide x10 Microsoft Dynamics 365 (M365) Business licences free of charge for charities.

You can combine those with cloudThings free PowerUps and Accelerators for the NonProfit sector to give your organisation the tech needed to achieve real-world changes on your chosen cause.

 

Give your staff and volunteers access to awesome tools that will help them work more collaboratively to get more done, all whilst your organisation is protected by the very latest in modern cyber-security.

Learn More About What cloudThing Can Offer NonProfits Here >>

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