Microsoft has allowed some corporate customers to run Office in the AWS cloud

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Summarize this content to 100 words Microsoft is now allowing some enterprise customers to run Microsoft 365 office software in the Amazon Web Services cloud at no extra charge, writes Directions on Microsoft.Since 2019, Microsoft has introduced licensing terms that increased the cost of running software in other cloud services.The latest version of the rules, which went into effect on August 1, differs from the version for AWS users. Previously, customers of AWS, Google and Alibaba had to pay significantly more to run Microsoft software outside of Azure.Starting Aug. 1, 2023, users with certain licenses can run Microsoft 365 for enterprise and business, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio on Amazon WorkSpace, according to an update to the product terms.Eligible licenses include Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5 and Microsoft 365 Business Premium.According to DoM analyst Wes Miller, the use of Microsoft office applications in Azure will still cost users less than in Amazon WorkSpace.Businesses require a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 subscription for each user who accesses the software to work in WorkSpace. However, neither Microsoft 365 nor Office 365 E3 is licensed separately. This will require Microsoft 365 E3+, even if users do not need EMS. In addition, users of WorkSpaces require a Virtual Desktop Access license.

Microsoft has allowed some corporate customers to run Office in the AWS cloud

Microsoft is now allowing some enterprise customers to run Microsoft 365 office software in the Amazon Web Services cloud at no extra charge, writes Directions on Microsoft.

Since 2019, Microsoft has introduced licensing terms that increased the cost of running software in other cloud services.

The latest version of the rules, which went into effect on August 1, differs from the version for AWS users. Previously, customers of AWS, Google and Alibaba had to pay significantly more to run Microsoft software outside of Azure.

Starting Aug. 1, 2023, users with certain licenses can run Microsoft 365 for enterprise and business, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio on Amazon WorkSpace, according to an update to the product terms.

Eligible licenses include Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5 and Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

According to DoM analyst Wes Miller, the use of Microsoft office applications in Azure will still cost users less than in Amazon WorkSpace.

Businesses require a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 subscription for each user who accesses the software to work in WorkSpace. However, neither Microsoft 365 nor Office 365 E3 is licensed separately. This will require Microsoft 365 E3+, even if users do not need EMS. In addition, users of WorkSpaces require a Virtual Desktop Access license.

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