Pax8 July 2024 Microsoft update

Pax8 Microsoft Monthly update

Welcome to our Microsoft and Pax8 monthly update for July. Find a summary of everything you might have missed below. To get even more in-depth information about our unique partnership and everything it offers managed service provider (MSP) partners, sign up for our monthly live webcast.

Program updates


As part of Microsoft’s transition to granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP), any relationship between Pax8 and end clients, either initiated from the Pax8 GDAP tool or the Microsoft-led transition, will be auto-extended for a minimum of six months. Existing relationships, either self-initiated or Microsoft-led, between a partner and end client need to be monitored for expiration and either extended or regenerated in the partner center.

Microsoft 365 suites without Teams

For any new purchase for Microsoft 365 suites, Teams must be purchased as a standalone if needed. (Microsoft will allow for active quotes for Microsoft 365 suites with Teams created prior to April 1, 2024, to be honored.) Existing subscriptions purchased prior to April 1, 2024, are grandfathered in and can keep utilizing Teams indefinitely.

For upgrades, existing subscriptions moving from one Microsoft 365 suite to another will need to purchase Teams separately. Existing subscriptions of Microsoft 365 suites with Teams can increase the quantity of seats with no impact to services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014

The SQL Server 2014 will reach the end of its 10-year product life cycle July 9, 2024. But this end-of-support milestone offers an opportunity to help customers modernize their IT estate and upgrade to Microsoft Azure.

There are three options to consider when supporting your SQL 2014 customers:

  • Option 1: Modernize to SQL as a service in Azure.
  • Option 2: Extend SQL 2014 in Azure with Azure Arc.
  • Option 3: Extend on-premises SQL 2014 services and support.

Public sector for NCE

Deadlines to keep in mind when transitioning your public sector clients to the new commerce experience (NCE) include:

  • Legacy end of sale – August 1, 2024
  • Microsoft-led transition – September 1, 2024
  • Legacy incentives – March 1, 2025

NCE products for the public sector have all been launched and are available now for purchase in the new Pax8 Marketplace. You can take advantage of a 16.67% discount for eligible monthly commitment subscriptions for the following public sector NCE products:

  • Business Standard
  • Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 E3
  • Microsoft 365 E5

Enablement updates

Kickstart client adoption of Copilot for Microsoft 365

A recent study showed that a third of executives think less than half of their data is consumable. To help organizations get to where they need to be for Copilot, Pax8 and CYRISMA are offering a funded data assessment.

This exclusive offer lets Pax8 partners provide a snapshot of their clients’ sensitive data that may not be properly secure across Microsoft cloud environments. It includes assessing OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams environments for sensitive data and other personally identifiable information. The offer gives partners and their clients executive summaries to enhance AI adoption strategy, reports for remediation and measurable governance feedback, and key resources from Pax8 Professional Services to support effective Copilot adoption conversations

To get started, complete this form with your client’s information.

Pax8 and Microsoft Bootcamp

To meet the growing demand for artificial intelligence (AI) and secure infrastructure with Dynamics 365, Pax8 and Microsoft are offering a Virtual Business Applications Bootcamp on July 16-17. This two-day bootcamp explores how Dynamics can help partners grow their businesses, streamline efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge. In fact, partners transacting Dynamics 365 grow 30% faster month-over-month and see a 20% boost in Azure growth in just six months, according to internal data.

Register now, and explore all of our available Bootcamps.

Hands-on labs

Get real experience using and implementing Microsoft solutions in our online hands-on labs:

Global events

Our upcoming global events include:

  • July 18 – Mission Briefing – Adelaide
  • July 18 – Mission Briefing – Dublin
  • July 30 – Cybersecurity Masterclass – Bristol

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Be sure to register for the next webcast so you don’t miss a thing. Taking place every month, our monthly webcasts cover everything our partners need to know to help grow their Microsoft business.

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