Microsoft CSP Self-Service Portal for OneNeck Clients
Microsoft continues to evolve the rules for ordering and changing licensing. Changes such as moving clients to one-year terms, charging a premium for monthly flexibility and enforcing the cancellation policy (can’t cancel an order after 168 hours) require OneNeck and clients to up our Microsoft licensing game.
OneNeck continues to develop service offerings to help our clients navigate the world of Microsoft licensing and Azure. We have invested in a CSP self-service portal built on an industry-respected SaaS solution that gives our clients access to their licensing and enables them to see what they are using – whenever they want – following the Microsoft rules, of course.
CSP Self-Service Portal Basic Management Capabilities
The portal uses Azure Active Directory, so clients are in complete control of the usernames, passwords and permissions. OneNeck only needs to give access to the portal. The portal then uses Microsoft APIs to make changes to your subscriptions, following Microsoft rules. In the portal, clients can:
- Review licensing usage and licensing assignments
- Add additional seats to licensing subscriptions
- Order new licensing subscriptions
- Remove licenses for clients with Legacy subscriptions (nonprofit, government and academic)
- Assign licenses to end users
- Add admins to the portal with role-based access
- Review Azure consumption data within 24 hours of usage
- Review historical Azure consumption data
Now Available for OneNeck Clients
Our CSP Self-service portal is now available for clients. If interested, please schedule an orientation meeting and get access today.
Frequently asked questions…
What does Azure directory do?
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides authentication and authorization for users, groups, and applications across a variety of platforms and devices. Azure AD enables access external resources, such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications, in a centralized manner, providing a single sign-on (SSO) experience for users and enabling secure access to cloud-based and on-premises applications.
What is the difference between Active Directory and Azure AD?
Active Directory (AD) is an on-premises directory service used to manage user identities, computers, and other resources in a Windows domain environment, while Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides authentication and authorization for cloud-based and on-premises applications.
What is a Microsoft CSP?
A Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) is a partner program that enables Microsoft partners to resell Microsoft cloud services such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365 to their customers. CSP partners provide their customers with the services, support, and billing for Microsoft cloud solutions, allowing them to bundle Microsoft cloud services with their own offerings and provide a single point of contact for their customers.
What is the difference between Microsoft EA and CSP?
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is a licensing program that allows organizations to license Microsoft software for multiple devices and users, typically for a three-year term, while the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is a partner program that enables partners to resell Microsoft cloud services and provide services and support to their customers.