Windows 10: Introducing Microsoft 365

Discus and support Introducing Microsoft 365 in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Today at Inspire, Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, delivering a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Introducing Microsoft 365

    Source: Introducing Microsoft 365 - Office Blogs

    See also: Microsoft 365 announced at Inspire 2017 | Top 4 things for partners to know Microsoft Partner Network Blog
    Brink, Jul 9, 2017
  2. OilerNut Win User

    The beginnings of a subscription based Windows 10?

    OilerNut, Jul 9, 2017
  3. Can we applied license of windows10 just like office 365pro if we take "Microsoft 365 Business"?

    Microsoft 365 Business is a subscription, which means, the Windows 10 licenses included with it are not permanent.

    Here is an explanation of how it works:

    Microsoft wraps cloud subscription services into new Microsoft 365 bundles | ZDNet

    The Microsoft 365 version of Windows 10 is known as Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 and is also a subscription only. It requires having a machine already preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro.

    Microsoft Introduces Windows 10 Enterprise Subscriptions - groovyPost
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 9, 2017
  4. JohnFzTX Win User

    Introducing Microsoft 365

    Can't add or delete anything from "Start List"

    My Start is suddenly BROKEN. I can't add anything to it. Shortcuts get an 'X' over them when I try to drag them onto Start. Today, I purchased Office 365, installed it, and....nothing was added to Start.

    Microsoft: What is the solution to this NEW BUG that was introduced?
    JohnFzTX, Jul 9, 2017
  5. Maybe, I'm fine with that as long as its "optional" and the full products are there if you want to go that route. I had a quick look and what I see is "Enterprise" and Business', which is usually subscription anyway. This just puts it all in the one package. Will have to give it a good read once I get a cup of coffee in me and wake up. *Wink
    alphanumeric, Jul 10, 2017
  6. swarfega Win User
    I don't think home and pro users need to worry about a possible subscription model.
    swarfega, Jul 10, 2017
  7. Kari Win User
    What is there to be worried about? A subscription including both Windows and Office would be ideal for most average even advanced home users, as well as private entrepeneurs. I would subscribe the minute it came available!

    Anyway, these new subscription plans for small and midsize business and bigger enterprises seem to be exactly what has been missing and what most IT admins have waited for. Simple deployment, easy central management, guarantee that all devices are always using the latest releases of both Windows and Office.

    Excellent move Microsoft!
  8. Introducing Microsoft 365

    I was also thinking Small Business when I reread it.
    alphanumeric, Jul 10, 2017
  9. lx07 Win User
    Not for me. I bought a PC with Pro installed. I have since paid for an upgrade and bought Office. It is all paid for.

    Why would I want to pay 10 a month extra?

    I see your point but MS must either make Windows worse for home users (like they are by introducing Windows S) or non existent first.

    The alternative is to make Office somehow compulsory. If you have a job Office is required as free versions just don't work well enough (but then if you have a job your company will pay for it anyway). If you don't have a job it really isn't necessary and 10 p/m for cloud storage is certainly not cheap.

    Not on top of 10 for your phone and 20 for your internet and 3 for the box to plug into your internet and so on and so on.

    I understand their model but it isn't for me (until I have to).
  10. fireberd Win User
    I don't see this replacing site licenses for very large installations. At the US Federal Agency that I worked (as a Regional LAN/WAN Network Manager) the last contract for system/workstations (before I retired) was for 55,000 workstations (PC's). They had site licenses for the Windows OS (NT4 at the time) plus MS Office. That is probably different than the new Enterprise that is being instituted.

    The software portion of that contract was so big (it included MS Client Server software for the servers) that Microsoft permanently stationed a support group at the Federal Agency's Headquarters for support.
    fireberd, Jul 10, 2017
  11. Those that already have a Software Assurance Contract with Microsoft won't be interested in this. It will appeal to small business that either don't need or can't afford a Software Assurance contract. Thats my read on it anyway.
    alphanumeric, Jul 10, 2017
  12. pparks1 Win User
    In your case, since it's already paid for and ready to go, it wouldn't make much sense. Take my latest situation though for example.

    I last owned Office 2003. I didn't really need Office at home as it was on my work laptop and I could use it whenever I needed. Last fall, I was out of work for awhile and changing jobs. I wanted to get at least 2 copies of Office, 1 for me and 1 for my wife, and potentially 1 for my daughter on her Mac. Office Home and Student 2016 would have worked, and it's $149 per copy. So $149 x 3 = $447. I was also considering extending my DropBox account from the free account to the 1TB account for $99 a year. So, $99 + 447 = $546.

    So, I instead bought Office 365 Home for $99. That gives me 5 installs of Office Professional Plus (which includes more than 2016 Home and Student), and it gives me 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive space for 5 different user accounts. So, I get 5TB of OneDrive space. All for $99 a year. So, after 5 years, my total cost would be $495 with Office 365. Had I purchased Office 2016 Home and Business straight up for 3 machines, and kept OneDrive at 1TB for 5 years, it would have cost me $942. And when Office 2016 is replaced by Office 2018 or Office 2020, I just get them
    pparks1, Jul 10, 2017
  13. Kari Win User

    Introducing Microsoft 365

    That is one of my favorite arguments when recommending Office 365 subscription. You always have the latest release.

    Another argument is flexibility. Your example, O365 Home, allows five installs. If you have used one install on a PC and do not need it anymore on it, simply deactivate that install on your admin panel, and install on a new PC. This will be a strong argument for Microsoft 365, too; Windows 10 digital licensing already made license transfer easy, Microsoft 365 for sure takes it to next level.
  14. pparks1 Win User
    Furthering on my example, say I need MS office for 2 years, and then all of a sudden don't need it anymore. Well, if I bought 3 copies straight up for $149.99 each, that's about $450. WIth Office 365, I would have spent $198. With Office 365, I can discontinue my subscription and I am done. With physical purchases, I woudl have been out 2.5 times as much with no ability to recoup my costs.
    pparks1, Jul 10, 2017
  15. OilerNut Win User
    Most people don't need or want the latest version, they are perfectly happy with whatever version they are using.
    OilerNut, Jul 11, 2017

Introducing Microsoft 365

  1. Introducing Microsoft 365 - Similar Threads - Introducing Microsoft 365

  2. Introducing the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions: [ATTACH] The subscription service for your life to make the most of your time, connect, and protect the ones you love Now more than ever, as many of us work and learn remotely, we’re acutely aware of all the different ways life can interrupt work and work can...
  3. Introducing new Project Cortex service in Microsoft 365

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing new Project Cortex service in Microsoft 365: Today, we’re pleased to introduce Project Cortex, the first new service in Microsoft 365 since the launch of Microsoft Teams. Project Cortex uses advanced AI to deliver insights and expertise in the apps you use every day, to harness collective knowledge and to empower people...
  4. Microsoft introduces Google G Suite to Office 365 migration tools

    in Windows 10 News
    Microsoft introduces Google G Suite to Office 365 migration tools: Several weeks ago we added a new Microsoft 365 Roadmap item announcing our intent to add ability to migrate Google G Suite calendars and contacts to the ability to migrate mail to Office 365 using our native migration tools. We're excited to say that this functionality has...
  5. Introducing new Microsoft 365 security center and compliance center

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing new Microsoft 365 security center and compliance center: In the past few years, we have been heavily investing in the security and compliance areas to help organizations safeguard their digital estate and achieve compliance. According to recent customer research, we heard that while security and compliance are both top of mind...
  6. Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher: As we continue to expand the great set of online productivity tools available to Office 365 users, we are committed to improving the experience that ties these services together. Today, we’re announcing a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher, which will provide improved...
  7. Introducing Office 365 business apps

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing Office 365 business apps: Today, we announced that Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. The new apps are rolling out to customers in the U.S.,...
  8. Introducing Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365: Today, at an event in New York City, we announced Microsoft Teams—the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily...
  9. Introducing Office 365 Connectors

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing Office 365 Connectors: Last November, we announced the limited preview of Office 365 Connectors, a brand new experience that delivers relevant interactive content and updates from popular apps and services to Office 365 Groups. We are now bringing this experience to you, our Office 365 customers....
  10. Introducing boards in Office Delve for Office 365

    in Windows 10 News
    Introducing boards in Office Delve for Office 365: As Office Delve continues to roll out to Office 365 business customers, we love hearing about how people are using this new, innovative experience to discover and explore content that’s relevant to the work they and their teams are doing. Using Office Graph, an intelligent...