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Who doesn’t like free?

For service plan clients, PremierePC can help Nonprofit organizations get FREE and discounted Microsoft 365 Licenses. [Organizations must be a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equal to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code).]

Microsoft 365 includes Office 365 and ensures an always up-to-date Windows operating system.

Share and collaborate with Microsoft 365: share, compose, edit, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets. Increase workplace efficiency with 365 collaboration tools.

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Increase email and organization security when PremierePC Manages your 365.
We will review and layer on conditional access policies, preventing unauthorized access to your critical cloud systems.
Layering on 365 tenant branding gives your team a visual queue to identify a trusted 365 login portal.
Password rotation policies ensure complex, unique passwords are used and rotated every 90 days according to best security practices.
SPF / DKIM / DMARC will be validated to ensure your domain is using all possible methods to secure your online reputation.

Free and discounted licenses?

Due to your organization’s non-profit status, you have 10 Business Premium licenses at no cost, and up to 300 Business Basic licenses at no cost.
Additional Premium licenses, over the 10 provided, will cost $5 each, as opposed to the market price of $20 each (will increase to $5.50 each in September 2022).
– Premium licenses include all cloud and desktop software, in addition to email. This also includes password writeback.
– Basic licenses include email only, with access to web and mobile apps.

What’s the process?

PremierePC will hold your hand every step of the way, managing the process, migration, and transition, end to end.

First, register with TechSoup to verify eligibility.

Next, plan the migration with PPC to ensure a seamless transition, mitigate risk of loss of data, and ensure top security practices are in play.

Then, collaborate!

PremierePC will help answer questions, provide basic training, and ensure your team is maximizing their potential through technology. We provide regular 365 systems audits for our clients, making changes to bring your settings into alignment with industry best practices.

As the threat landscape changes, certain practices and polices need to evolve to keep pace.

With PremierePC on your side, we will take care of the heavy lifting, keeping your organization up-to-date and secure. Let’s maximize your potential, through technology.

Give us a call today to learn more!

Microsoft is restructuring their licensing model and making some drastic changes.

While we do not believe this is in the best interest of our clients, Microsoft is moving forward with these changes globally; whether you work with a Partner, like PremierePC, or purchase direct from Microsoft, these changes will be in effect in the coming months.

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What Does This Mean for You?

While the product offerings will not change, this transition will affect your subscription terms. See below:

  • Subscription term options: You may choose between monthly, annual (paid monthly or upfront), and 36-month subscriptions* (paid monthly, annual, or upfront).
  • Monthly term offers will now include a 20% increase in price.
  • Subscription Management: You may purchase a combination of both short- and long-term subscription terms.
  • Cancellations: There will be a full refund issued if cancelled on day 1, and a pro-rated refund if cancelled on days 2 and 3. No cancellations, or change of channel, will be accepted after 72 hours.

*36-Month Terms available for Dynamics 365 (January 2022) and select Microsoft 365 subscriptions (March 2022). 36-Month upfront term subscriptions will be available starting March 2022.

Windows 365: Windows 365 subscriptions will only be available via the monthly term offer. Windows 365 subscriptions will not be subject to the 20% premium for monthly terms at this time.  

Nonprofit, Education and Government: Non- Profit and Education products will not be affected by the price increases.

Breakdown on Microsoft Price Increase:

Microsoft 365 Business Basic: $7.20 MTM / $6 annualized

Microsoft 365 Business Standard: $15 MTM / $12.50 annualized (No change)

Microsoft 365 Business Premium: $26.40 MTM / $22 annualized

Microsoft 365 E3: $43.20 MTM / $36 annualized

Timeline:

March 1, 2022 – all net new subscriptions will be on the new pricing model.

July 1, 2022 – all renewing subscriptions must be moved to new pricing model.

July 2023 – any remaining legacy subscriptions must be moved to new pricing model.

Let us know if you have further questions.

For the vast majority, monthly billing provides the most flexibility for our SMB Clients. You may work with us if you wish to move to annual, else we will continue with month to month.

PremierePC is available to discuss how this affects your business and support you through the transition.

Your employees are your greatest asset. 

Did you know, they can also be your greatest risk?

Your organization’s data is at the hand of each person within your company.

Anyone with a company email can risk your security.

So… what to do about it.

Introducing branded email logins.

Many attackers use phishing emails to prompt users to enter their credentials on compromised pages. Often, users will enter these credentials because the pages look very similar to a legitimate login page.

One frequently used phishing scheme is the Microsoft 365 sign in page. If attackers can gain the email credentials of an employee, they now have an entry point into your entire organization.

We can help mitigate this risk.

By applying your company logo to the login screen, you are offering a visual cue to your employees that this is legitimate. This visual cue will help employees differentiate real login pages from malicious prompts for credentials.

Give us a call today to learn more about your security stack, and how we can help you increase your overall security posture.