Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Suite

Monday 3rd November 2014

We can confirm the new introduction of the Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) from Microsoft.

Available from 1st December 2014, the Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) offers organisations a Per User licensing model with a simplified method of procuring cloud services.

What is it?

Part of the Enterprise Enrolment, ECS brings together Office 365 E3, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows Software Assurance per User.

How it works

The Enterprise Cloud Suite is available as a User Subscription License (USL) or an Add-on license for the Enterprise Platform in the Enterprise Enrolment:

  • Enterprise Cloud Suite USL: For users who are not covered by an existing Enterprise Platform or who would like to transition to full user-based licensing at renewal. The USL lowers initial licensing costs because you subscribe to the rights to use Microsoft products and services instead of purchasing a perpetual license
  • Enterprise Cloud Suite Add-on: For users who are covered by an existing Enterprise Platform. The Add-on is a subscription that supplements your existing Enterprise Platform license position

Key benefits

  • Best Value: buying ECS as a suite results in initial discounts and Software Assurance provides additional discounts for online services
  • Easier to Manage: with a Per User licensing model, you will no longer need to count devices for the EA platform and cloud services – avoiding bridge CALs and true ups without modifying your Enterprise Agreement
  • Flexible: a range of ECS licensing options are available through Add-on licenses or User Subscription Licenses (USLs) and cloud services can be added at any time, then reconciled at anniversary

We can help

If you need to renew your current Microsoft Licensing agreement in the next 12 months or would like to understand any areas of Microsoft Cloud Services then please take the next steps below. With over 70 Microsoft Certified Professionals, we are the UKs leading Software Licensing specialist with unrivalled expertise and sales of Microsoft cloud solutions.

Next steps

  1. Request a 15 minute call to evaluate your current licensing position and future needs – simply email us at, call 01372 418 500 or contact your Bytes account manager.
  2. Come along to our Microsoft Unwrapped events in London, Manchester or Stafford this month to hear the latest from Microsoft licensing, products and devices.

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