Maximizing the benefits of upgrading your Microsoft 365 Enterprise licenses

January 06, 2023 02:08 AM Comment(s) By Ryley Bauer

Are you using Microsoft 365 Enterprise licenses for your business but wondering if upgrading is worth the investment? Upgrading can bring improved collaboration, security, and access to the latest features. In this blog, we'll explore the key reasons why upgrading your Microsoft 365 Enterprise licenses is a smart move for your business and how it can help you get the most out of your subscription. 

To review your knowledge here is a list of the main enterprise licenses: 
  • Office 365 Enterprise E1 - Basic cloud apps for enterprise with enhanced security beyond the business suite
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3 - Office 365 E1, but also with the desktop apps and basic records management
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 - Office 365 E3, but also with advanced security and device management
  • Office 365 Enterprise E5 - Office 365 E3, but also with phone, Power BI, automatic records management and advanced privacy
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 - Office 365 E5, but ultimate security features for controlling, protecting and auditing access to sensitive data, including connections to on-premises systems
For more of a breakdown of these licenses - click here to review the different licenses
Note: you can see all the details when you download the full comparison table

Major Benefits when upgrading licenses

Office 365 Enterprise E1 to Office 365 Enterprise E3 
Choose to upgrade to E3 when you need full access to the desktop apps and would like to leverage some basic data protections, such as manual retention and sensitivity labels, or you work with sensitive data with compliance requirements to preserve basic activity.

Office 365 Enterprise E3 to Office 365 Enterprise E5 
Office 365 Enterprise E5 is the best choice when balancing security with advanced productivity features. Since the increase includes the Teams phone system and Power BI Pro, all of the other security features are essentially "free". Choose E5 when you have compliance requirements to automatically manage retention, manage records, protect from data leakage, audit access and restrict the sharing of confidential information internally. 

Office 365 Enterprise E3 to Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 
It's worth taking the leap from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 when you require advanced security and advanced control of your devices (computers and mobile). From automated setup of your new computers to preventing access outside of the country or a virtual desktop in the cloud, the upgrade to the Microsoft 365 suite empowers automation and enhances security. 

Office 365 Enterprise E5 to Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 
For ultimate privacy and security, Microsoft E5 includes everything for classifying and protecting your data for alignment with compliance. It also includes ease of use features, like Windows Hello for Business, which allows for a secure, password-less experience and automatic labelling, and also includes a connector for your on-premises systems. 

Upgrading your Microsoft 365 Enterprise licenses can bring a range of benefits to your business, including improved collaboration, security, and access to the latest features. With a range of enterprise licenses to choose from, you can find the one that best meets your needs and budget. From basic cloud apps and enhanced security with Office 365 Enterprise E1, to advanced security and device management with Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3, and ultimate privacy and security with Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5, there is a license to suit every business. By upgrading your licenses, you can get the most out of your subscription and ensure that your business is equipped with the tools it needs to thrive in the modern workplace while protecting your sensitive data.

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