Windows 10: Introducing Microsoft 365

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    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
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  2. OilerNut Win User

    The beginnings of a subscription based Windows 10?

    :)
     
    OilerNut, Jul 9, 2017
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  6. swarfega Win User
    I don't think home and pro users need to worry about a possible subscription model.
     
    swarfega, Jul 10, 2017
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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