Explaination of E3 licences

TLQA 21 Reputation points

Hello all,

first a microsoft agent told me to open the request here

Hello all,

I currently try to find out what some of the apps in the Office 365 E3 Plan do and which impact they will have for users when an administrator assign them.

For some of the apps its hard to find something good via google or bing and I need help.

Can you help me to explain the missing Apps and what they do and the most important thing: which impact have the licence for the user ?

I need help with the following Apps:

  • Active Directory-Rights for Microsoft Azure
  • Common Data Service
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium
  • Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Office for the Web
  • Universal Print
  • Mobile device management for Office 365
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoints plan 1
  • Microsoft Intune A Direct

For all the other Apps below I found already articles and guides online. Just need help with the above.

Active Directory-Rechte für Microsoft Azure

Common Data Service für Teams

Exchange Online (Plan 2)

Information Protection für Office 365 - Standard

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Discovery

Micorsoft Forms (Plan E3)

Microsoft Kaizala Pro

Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Search

Microsoft StaffHub

Microsoft Stream for Office 365 E3

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse (Plan 1)

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse (Plan 2)

MyAnalytics Insights


Power Apps für Office 365

Power Automate for Office 365

Power Virutal Agents for Office 365

Project for Office (Plan E3)

SharePoint (Plan 2)

Skype for Business Online (Plan 2)


To-Do (Plan 2)

Viva Learning Seeded

Whiteboard (Plan 2)

Windows Update for Business Deployment Service

Windows 10 Enterprise

Yammer Enterprise

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  1. George Chrysovalantis Grammatikos 391 Reputation points MVP

    Please, check the links under each license :

    • Active Directory-Rights for Microsoft Azure


    • Common Data Service


    • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium


    • Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication


    • Office for the Web


    • Universal Print


    • Mobile device management for Office 365


    • Microsoft Defender for Endpoints plan 1


    • Microsoft Intune A Direct


  2. Marilee Turscak-MSFT 32,286 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @TLQA ,

    Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
    With your link it seems we can activate MFA for all users that have this licence - but we already have activated MFA for most users without this licence ever had. So for what is this ?

    The licensing agreement requires a Premium P1 license for each user who users MFA. Azure AD is licensed per user, which means that any user that benefits directly or indirectly from a service needs to have the license for that service. This may not always be enforced by the product itself, but can be an issue if you are ever audited and if the product does enforce it.

    For your second question, if you are asking about the licenses for Azure AD, Azure AD offers Free, Premium P1, and Premium P2 licenses that are needed for the use of certain features. The pricing page is here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/active-directory/

    Azure AD Premium does not only apply to admin users and regular users can benefit from those features as well.

    You can purchase standalone licenses for Intune users. Intune device licenses are subscription-based, meaning that you don't assign it to a user. For some features such as Intune auto-enrollment and conditional access, an Azure AD Premium license is also required. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/default

    I would recommend reaching out to your licensing representative of choice though, as these questions are typically handled by the Sales team. You can chat with them here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/contact-azure-sales/


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