August 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Mr Do,

Welcome to our August newsletter! This month, we share COMPAREX's new Global Managed Services, some key annoucements from Microsoft Inspire, and other notable highlights.

If you have any enquiries about the content in this newsletter, or in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager - or drop us an email at

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Say 'hello' to Global Managed Services!

In addition to our award-winning software asset management service, SAM2GO, COMPAREX is excited to announce the launch of three fantastic new managed services:

The Portfolio Management Platform (PMP) achieves transparency on software and hardware configuration of clients and servers. Transform your software data into a tangible benefit to your business.

Cloud Consumption Monitoring (CCM) helps you gain control of your Microsoft Office 365 and Azure costs by keeping track of your vital consumption data.

Unified Cloud Management (UCM) manages your Office 365 within your organisation, and is customisable to best serve your business' requirements.

Meet our GMS team:

Tony Spruyt
Business Development Manager

phone: +44(0)7827 727 978

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Alex Dalglish
Service Delivery Manager

phone: +44(0)7788 211 419

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Kaz Traverso
Pre-Sales Consultant, CCM & UCM

phone: +44(0)7917 641 431

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From the foundations of SPE, meet Microsoft 365

At Microsoft Inspire (formerly World Partner Conference), unveiled Microsoft 365 - bringing together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security under one complete solution.

Built from the Secure Productive Enterprise solution, Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed for large organisations, and offered in two plans - E3 and E5 - and is available for purchase from 1st August.

Microsoft 365 Business is designed for the SMB, and integrates Office 365 Business Premium with selected features of Windows 10 and EM+S. It enters public preview on 2nd August, and will also come with three new tailored applications.

Read the Announcement

Dynamics 365 July Update

Enhancing the application portfolio, the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution - in partnership with LinkedIn - is now available, bringing together LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales, Enterprise edition.

Dynamics 365 for Retail, Dynamics 365 for Talent, for Sales and for Marketing will too be generally available in the near future.

Existing applications are too being enhanced, with expansions to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, as well as new hybrid deployment options and 'prospect to cash integration'.

Finally, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Professional Services Automation in Enterprise edition were made available in German and UK data centres.

Further Details

Office 365 K1 becomes F1

Office 365 K1 is being rebranded to Office 365 F1. Whereas 'K' stands for 'Kiosk' - workers who typically use a PC for less than 10% of their time - 'F' is for firstline, where firstline workers are those who are the first in line to enage with customers across a range of sectors.

Azure Stack Packaging and Pricing: Datasheet Update

Check out the latest datasheet from Microsoft, which gives an idea of pricing, how billing works, and which exsiting server licences can be used with Azure Stack. Additionally, there are also details on the Azure Stack Plan - available only via the EA.

Workplace Analytics is now in General Availability

Sold as an Add-on Subscription Licence which can be added to any Office 365 Enterprise plan, Workplace Analytics is an organisational analytics solution which taps into Office 365 email and calendar data to reveal how an organisation collaborates and spends time.

Read the full announcement here.

Registration for Future Decoded now open!

As Inspire is Microsoft's World Partner Conference, Future Decoded is curated directly for the UK market. For business decision-makers, developers and IT professionals, learn how digital transformation and many more topics can drive business succes. Register today!


Explore AirWatch today!

When it comes to enterprise mobility, users expect a seamless experiences across devices. Simultaneously, business demands a competitive advantage, enabling streamlined processes which enhance productivity and improve the bottom line.

Gain control over the proliferation of devices with Airwatch. This platform provides IT professionals with an opportunity to enable process transformations and drive new revenue streams.

Get in touch with our specialist, and learn how Airwatch simplifies mobility management so you can:

Provide end-users with a secure seamless experience across any device or OS to access resources and applications, collaborate on content, and use a self-service portal - all with a single identity.
Continue business-process innovation through simplifired workflows and new consumer interactions.
Create a scalable mobile cloud which grows with your business, and meets the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce.
Empower IT professionals with a futureproof molibity platform which provides flexibility to manage multiple-use cases, unified management of endpoints, and end-to-end security from devices to data centre.


Legacy Trade-In Promotion is Back!

Customers can save up-to 30% on eligible 1- or 3-year term software subscriptions, and/or up-to 20% on individual products when your trade-in qualifying legacy products for their latest editions.

Get all the details here.

Trend Micro

Register for CLOUDSEC2017!

Enterprises and organisations are facing next-tier, multifaceted threats which are both familiar and uncharted. As the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) become more interconnected, it is essential for organisations to re-evaluate and redefine their understanding of threats, risks, and solutions in an ever-changing landscape. Businesses must ask: what threats should they prepare for? What risks are involved? What processes and procedures should be implemented?

Join COMPAREX at CLOUDSEC, hosted by Trend Micro, but vendor-neutral, featuring presentations by industry experts who address a wide spectrum of real-world challenges and strategies in internet security today.

Register for CLOUDSEC

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