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Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 license

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Does Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 not come with Microsoft 365 E3?

seems crazy that it comes with business premium but not E3 if that is so, whats the thinking?

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@Peter Holland 

According to this table, P1 can be added to E3 but is not included (see the 'plus' sign).

This pdf usually answers all of my licensing questions:

Microsoft Price Comparison Guide PDF 




I came across that guide and was largely my reasoning for posting. Is this definitely 100% accurate?

It blows my mind that Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 is not included with M365 E3.

I would like to hope its an oversight but maybe its to appease third-parties.
anyone got a suggestion on whose ear to bend about the daft decision to not include it in E3?

It's 2024 and Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 is not catered for in M365 E3. Purchased as an add-on