Microsoft has expanded its Cloud Essentials Pack with the addition of the latest Cloud-based PC management and security offering introduced by the company this month. Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack
, a collection of services from the software giant available to qualified members of the Microsoft Partner Network, now also includes Windows Intune
Essentially, the Redmond company will allow partners leveraging the Cloud Essentials Pack to take advantage of Windows Intune in order to administer no less than 10 PCs in their organization.
“Last week Microsoft released Windows Intune and I immediately heard from some of the startups I work with, “Microsoft should offer Windows Intune to BizSpark Startups.” Well, good news. Startup and other partners can now get access to Intune through Microsoft Cloud Essentials, a Microsoft Partner Network Program,” revealed Brian Johnson
, Microsoft startup evangelist.
“To qualify for this program, you need to register for the Microsoft Partner Network and register your application on Microsoft Platform Ready. The program is free.”
With Windows Intune customers around the world can make sure that Windows client machines belonging to users in their organization, irrespective of their actual position, are managed properly and secure.
At just $11 per PC per month, Windows Intune requires no on-premise infrastructure, and also comes with upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise.
Johnson underlines that in addition to Windows Intune, the Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack also includes:
“•250 seats of Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite for internal use
•250 seats of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for internal use
•Windows Azure Platform with 750 hours of extra small compute instance, 3GB of storage, 1GB SQL Azure database, and more
•A wealth of business, technical, and support guidance and resources.”