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Microsoft is increasing prices for on-premises Office making use of launch of one's next version, Office 2019, later in 2012, the company announced.

With new Microsoft pricing that starts Oct. 1, the commercial version of Office 2019 will rise by Ten % compared to the current pricing for on-premises Office.

The expense increase is applicable to Office client, Client Access License (Enterprise and Core) and server products, Microsoft said using a blog post. This company did not mention any plans to find an Office 365 price hike.

The pricing changes "provide one other incentive for patrons to move from legacy purchasing and distribution mechanisms to newer licenses and technologies," said Reed Wiedower, CTO of Washington, D.C.-based New Signature, within a email to CRN.

"Many very own customers have formerly, in bulk, moved away from the older MSI based versions of office to click-to-run, as a way to ease their administrative burden," he said. "That also enables firms to make Intune as an app deployment mechanism instead of more traditional approach."

Another large technology change made in concert with such licensing choices could be the new MSIX installer format, "which brings another reason for those to go back and re-package older apps on the new format for distribution," Wiedower said.

"The Ten percent cost increase certainly is going to be a activate the pants for purchasers who can quickly avoid the cloud - as well as our business is based upon helping customers migration to the cloud and survive in the cloud, we view it as uniformly positive," he was quoted saying.

Meanwhile, Microsoft also disclosed in its blog post that changes are coming by Oct. 1 for Windows 10 Enterprise users, at the same.

Firstly, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 will only consult with the per-user offer of Windows 10 for enterprise.

The per-device offer, meanwhile, will still only be sometimes referred to as Windows 10 Enterprise from October.

Additionally, after that, Windows 10 Enterprise (the per-device offer) may see an increase in price thus it costs similar to Windows 10 Enterprise E3, that is certainly $84 per user annually.

A Microsoft spokesperson said the lender is not specifying the size of the price increase in the per-device offer, or whether Office 365 along with the Microsoft 365 suite--which includes Office 365 and Windows 10--will can see a price embrace October.

Lastly, Microsoft announced it really is per-device offer for Windows 10 Enterprise E5 might be discontinued since Oct. 1.

"These changes will highlight the benefits of our pricing for any cloud-first world, assist us to move from program-centric to your customer-centric pricing structure, which will more consistency and transparency across our purchasing channels," Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft said during the blog post.



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Microsoft today released an innovative preview for PCs with easier access about the Your Phone app. This build is from the RS5 branch, addressing the Windows 10 update the provider plans to release later next year (likely in October 2018). The provider is also releasing builds through the 19H1 branch, which, as its name indicates, will arrive in the first fifty percent next year.

Windows 10 always be developed as a service, meaning it receives latest features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released five major updates now: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, and April 2018 Update.

The Your Phone app aids you access your phone's content - like text messages, photos, and notifications - close to your Windows 10 PC. Your Phone has brought a new desktop pin, a slightly easier supply of to it than checking all apps list from the Start Menu or but additionally Windows key and looking out for it. This entry way is the only thing that's new - Your Phone still only works with Android devices as well as being limited to syncing photos.

We still don't are aware of what the next update may be called, however rumor will it be will be "Windows 10 October 2018 Update." Today's build has confirmed the version number - Windows 10 version 1809 - indicating Windows Insiders will probably see RS5 finalized in September. Assuming this update follows its predecessors, the fans will get it for 30 days later.

This desktop build also includes the following general bug fixes and improvements:

Updated the Emoji Panel to now support search and tooltips for those Emoji 11 emoji this were added recently. These keywords might also populate text predictions when typing having the touch keyboard.
Fixed very important where the taskbar flyouts (network, volume, etc) not anymore had a polymer background in recent builds.
Fixed one factor affecting certain apps where after quitting the app from its systray icon, next occasion the app launched it may only display its systray icon (without having it be the corresponding open app window).
Fixed difficult in recent builds ultimately causing Spotlight taking an unusually while to switch pictures after selecting "Not a fan" from under "Like the result?"
Updated the image size limit for clipboard history (WIN + V) from 1MB to 4MB to oblige the potential length and width full screen screenshots adopted a high-DPI devices.
Fixed a matter where in case you opened Cortana after clicked the Notebook icon before beginning your search, then window would end up truncated.
Fixed issues where if Action Center is open, Narrator wouldn't announce incoming notifications.
Fixed a problem resulting in autoplay notifications not appearing recently and soon you will pressed WIN.
Fixed a major issue where even if you received a toast, manually dismissed it, and immediately received another toast, you would hear next toast ding even though not appear.
Fixed problems where if Settings was obtainable "Bluetooth & Other Devices" then minimized about the taskbar, when you attempt to resume the app Settings would crash.
Fixed a matter from recent builds where your first time you manually selected the date in Date & Time Settings, it may revert to Jan 1st.
Fixed problems resulting in the Min/Max buttons inside of the Microsoft Store app frame overlapping the app content whether it was open when switching from tablet mode into desktop mode.
Fixed issues from recent builds so this means share target windows (aka the app you decided on when prompted among the Share UI) not closing once you pressed Alt+F4 in addition to X.
Fixed problems resulting in IMEs within type East Asian characters into forms in Microsoft Edge.
Some adjustments to improve the levels of CPU that cdpusersvc uses.
Fixed the condition causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD) when deleting any nearby folder which is synced to OneDrive.

Today's update bumps the Windows 10 build number for ones RS5 branch from 17738 (distributed around testers on August 14) to improve 17741.

This build has three known issues:

When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you could possibly see text clipping issues, or realize text just isn't increasing in proportion everywhere.
Narrator sometimes shouldn't read within the Settings app while you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. If you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read whenever navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you could potentially restart Narrator to get results around this issue.
After generating Windows Mixed Reality headset the 1st time on this build with motion controllers, the controllers need to be re-paired a second time before appearing inside headset.

Remember to, don't install this on top of your production machine.



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Microsoft recently announced a totally new and large update for Office desktop for Windows. This update has created to the Office Insiders and then it bumps the productivity suite to version 1808 (Build 10730.20030). The latest version of Office is for sale for Insiders joining the Monthly Channel (Targeted) level, because it's known as Insider Slow.

With this particular latest update of the Office productivity suite, Microsoft has added an innovative feature to Outlook email client may possibly prevent attendees from forwarding your meetings to other people.

You can find the change log to do this update below:

Outlook: The update boasts a new feature that lets you block attendees from forwarding your meetings for a friends or colleagues. Firstly, go to the ribbon and then click Response Options.

Access: This latest and improved Linked Table Manager will let you manage all data sources and linked tables.

Project: You may now customize the Task Board cards to demonstrate all the important details.

Visio: It could now automatically add shapes and metadata to any Word document so as to customize it and generate "process guidelines" or "operation manuals".

Visio: Microsoft furthermore added 26 new stencils with icons for faces, analytics, celebration, arts, sports, and even more.

In a support page, Microsoft explains that you're going to receive the new Office update for Windows provided that you're signed up for Monthly Channel (Targeted) level. Office Insider builds are let go of for all platforms monthly with extra features and improvements.



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Microsoft's long rumored dual-screen Andromeda phone may never gaze at light of day, even so, the related "Windows Core OS" project or WCOS, remains underway, and according to a job vacancy posted on LinkedIn, all is here Windows 10 devices and drivers.

The vacancy for any software engineering role serving the area around Redmond, spotted by Windows Latest, sheds some light on the amount Microsoft's priorities are with WCOS.

Softwareonlinedeal's authority on Microsoft, Mary Jo Foley, also has been tracking WCOS and related initiatives like OneCore in time and notes its Redmond's attempt to complete a common base for Windows on numerous platforms by modularizing the OS to ensure that it can work on phones, tablets, laptops and PCs, IoT devices additionally, the HoloLens.

WCOS isn't supposed run Win32 apps, but focuses on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform apps for IoT, mobile, PC, Xbox, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Microsoft's other projects, C-Shell, or composable shell, endeavor to create a common shell that is on WCOS, while Polaris is definitely a desktop Shell based upon C-Shell that will carry WCOS.

All of these mystery projects, including WCOS, are directed at OEMs and developers other than end-users so Microsoft hasn't revealed much topic.

The LinkedIn-posted vacancy is made for a development manager of Microsoft's Device Platform team that could "define what should be carried out in modernizing our existing windows driver ecosystem including creating new products using Windows Core OS".

As Microsoft recently noted, that driver ecosystem is complex and contains 400,000 different drivers from hardware vendors that they needs to ensure mesh well with each and every new version of Windows 10.

The 780 platform team owns WCOS, provides the tools to construct and validate drivers for versions of Windows, and ensures Windows remains encouraging silicon maker partners and OEMs.

The organization manager will head up a small group of over 50 who find themselves organized into six core teams, including Devices and Drivers (DnD), Driver Developer Experience (DDX), OneCore, Hardware Lab Kit (HLK), Differentiated Devices co-engineering (DDC), along with Qualcomm co-engineering (QCC).

Descriptions belonging to the teams primarily show Microsoft is prioritizing problems with Windows 10 development internally make certain it is quickly adopted on new form factors, try not to dual-screen laptops Intel and Lenovo recently showed off, and other platforms, that include its ongoing Qualcomm Always Connected partnership for Windows 10 on Arm-based Snapdragon notebooks from HP and Lenovo.

QCC, as an illustration, works closely with Qualcomm on "supporting Reference platforms; fixing driver dependency issues; migrating driver packaging; fixing update issues".

DDC meanwhile "owns enablement work between new device form factors and emerging versions of Windows (OneCore, WCOS, etc.) so that you can inform improvements needed to support OEMs first method same emerging version."

DDC also cooks "first time" software and hardware (HW) integration efforts of "nascent versions of Windows running on innovative HW designs".

Meanwhile, the "OneCore team Owns WCOS SKU and OS layering efforts (GameCore, Onecore/OnecoreUAP) APISets, Flexible Links, Windows Compositional Database (WCD), and driving cross org WCOS efforts, like state separation."



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Hints appeared recently that Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise choice to, and complement of, Windows Server.

The style of "Windows 10 Enterprise for Remote Sessions" being an installation option was noticed by Tero Alhonen, of Svenska Handelsbanken AB, who tweeted screenshots Aug. 1. The find was initially reported by Softwareonlinedeal's Mary Jo Foley two days later.

The fresh SKU (stock-selling unit) installation option was discovered in a recent Insider preview for someone else Windows 10 feature upgrade, dubbed 1809 in Microsoft's usual yymm nomenclature. Alhonen discovered the precise on the disk image (.iso format) of build 17713.

Currently, Windows 10 Enterprise (not to mention Windows 10 Pro) allow a sole remote session connection. The popular SKU will handle as many as 10 simultaneous connections.

At the moment, multi-session Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is known as a Windows Server-only feature, engineered so lets users run applications hosted on servers, or possibly a servers are on-premises or cloud-based. On the other hand evidence uncovered by Alhonen hints that Microsoft will expand a type RDS to Windows 10.

"There's a lot of unanswered questions," said Wes Miller, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft, noting Microsoft silence on a move. He expected that some answers could well be revealed at Microsoft Ignite, yourrrre able to send massive conference for doing it professionals that's seeking Sept. 24-28, or from the release of Windows 10 1809 this fall.

Just one thing he's certain of, however. "You won't check out this page running on hardware inside a user's desktop," Miller said of Windows 10 Enterprise for Remote Sessions. Instead, he believes the SKU has to be viewed as back-end infrastructure that is installed at server farms inside virtual machines that populate those systems.

If Windows Server serves - no pun intended - as the destination for remote sessions accessing applications or sometimes desktops, why would Microsoft dilute the customer with the presumably-less-expensive Windows 10 Enterprise SKU?

Miller theorized it was subsequently because of the two Windows lines' different release cadences. "Since Windows 10 arrived, Microsoft is taking a challenge, that may be that Windows 10 is on semi-annual cadence," he explained. "The problem is that Windows Server [with a desktop graphical user interface] possibly be coming out as the long-term servicing channel."

The disparity with the release rhythms poses a dilemma, Miller explained. The latest features, notably security advances, are delivered in Windows 10 Enterprise twice annually. Meanwhile, Windows Server additionally has a Semi-Annual Channel, or SAC, that issues feature upgrades twice per year.

However , the Windows Server SACs are made as container hosts and lack a desktop-style graphical user interface (GUI). One Windows Server instance that has a desktop GUI relates to the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), which is actually feature-stable, feature-static during its Several of support.

The contemporary LTSC is Windows Server 2016, that is to be shoved aside by Windows Server 2019. Microsoft has stated that it will issue an LTSC of Windows Server every 2 to 3 years.

Windows 10 Enterprise Remote Sessions, said Miller, looked for being a hybrid between Terminal Services and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). Cars thought it dealt with a shot at replacing Windows Server given that the go-to remote desktop services-related SKU. His reasoning? Again, the disparity backward and forward products' release tempo.

"[Windows 10 Enterprise Remote Sessions] would come with the innovation [in Windows 10] so users are kept up to speed, but in a server-based desktop," Miller said.



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Microsoft yesterday morning reshaped its portfolio of Windows 10 subscriptions for enterprises, but deferred discussing what, if any, price increases it can levy before October 1.

Using announcements that it'll raise prices on perpetual licenses of Office 2019 and Windows Server 2019, also, the associated CALs (client access licenses), Microsoft also revamped its Windows 10 Enterprise subscription offerings.

Changes to Windows 10 Enterprise were detailed in some detail, in spite of new pricing was not disclosed. "For Windows, we're acting to recalibrate the purchase price and rename the per device/per user offers, optimizing on our technique of Microsoft 365," Microsoft wrote in a FAQ.

"Part of such a is about clarity," said Wes Miller, an analyst with Kirkland, Wash.-based Directions on Microsoft, referencing licensing. But next he said the changes, both in pricing and nomenclature, are further efforts by Microsoft to go customers to the licensing model where rights are stayed with users, not to ever devices. Server-based desktops, in particular, are only possible under Microsoft's per-user licensing, Miller complained.

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5 debuted in 2016, when Microsoft began selling subscriptions in the operating system, specifically Windows 10 Enterprise, the operating system's top-tier version. Unlike Microsoft's legacy licensing - how the operating system is licensed on top of a per-device basis - the E3 and E5 subscriptions are per-user. A certified user will work at some of five allowed devices with Windows 10 Enterprise. (Microsoft first tested out per-user enterprise licensing in 2014.)

Currently, Windows 10 E3 costs $84 per user each ($7 per user each and every month), while E5 runs $168 per user per year ($14 per user every). The difference between E3 and E5? Aforementioned includes Windows Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection), an enterprise-grade cyber-threat detection and response service.

Microsoft also applied an identical E3 and E5 labels to non-subscription SKUs (stock-keeping units), utilizing them as nameplates for any traditional method to Windows 10 Enterprise: an upgrade from (usually) Windows 10 Pro and also a multi-year Software Assurance annuity paid completely or in installments.

Starting Oct. 1 - the start the year's fourth quarter - Microsoft will drop one Windows 10 Enterprise offer and rename others.

Around the it'll-be-gone list: Windows 10 Enterprise E5 Per-Device. Microsoft will scratch that SKU inside the price list.

Next, it will certainly do away with the "Per-User" and "Per-Device" tags. What needs been called Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Per-User will revert for your original name, "Windows 10 Enterprise E3." Likewise, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Per-Device is going to be simply "Windows 10 Enterprise." And because of the demise of Windows 10 Enterprise E5 Per-Device, it's likely - though Microsoft doesn't say so - the fact that Per-User SKU will resume its roots and be re-dubbed "Windows 10 Enterprise E5."

The upshot is always only the subscription plans will carry the E3 or E5 designations.

Regarding the pricing front, Microsoft was a smaller amount forthcoming laptop or computer had been about Office 2019 increases. "The importance of Windows 10 Enterprise could well be raised to fit the price of Windows 10 Enterprise E3," Microsoft said for the FAQ, so that there would be zero-dollar among a per-device and per-user license, is really a popular latter is likely to be used on five PCs together with the former on one.

Elsewhere inside FAQ, Microsoft added, "Localized and channel specific prices could be available far better launch," associated with the Oct. 1 effective date in the new prices.

By renaming the Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions, Microsoft aligned their labels with those for Microsoft 365 Enterprise, the higher-priced subscription together with per-user licenses for Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5, Office 365 E3 or E5, and also Enterprise Mobility Suite + Security management tool bundle. Like Windows 10 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Enterprise is very useful E3 and E5 flavors, aided by the latter high-priced than the former.

Raising prices and getting rid of a per-device version of Windows 10 Enterprise also plays into Microsoft's strategy, that could be, first, to push customers into subscriptions and secondly, to convince customers to adopt the more costly subscriptions possible - those underneath the Microsoft 365 umbrella.

Miller noted it's mainly now rare to listen to Microsoft trumpet Windows 10 byby itself, or Office 365 alone, gets hotter markets for that enterprise. "There's little just Windows 10 or possibly Office 365," Miller said. "The option they're leading with is Microsoft 365."

While Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 run $7 and $14 per user monthly, respectively, partners sell Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 for between $34 and $36, and E5 for between $61 and $65.

Arguing that Microsoft is making certain the prices of a particular Microsoft 365 component - Windows 10 Enterprise - line up with the cost of the aggregate, Miller also contended in which the price increase for per-device rights to Windows 10 Enterprise is made to motivate customers.

"The price increase should be hard for many shoppers [to stick with per-device licensing]," he explained. Under the current pricing, decreased cost of per-device licensing was normally a no-brainer. Now, how little a price differential will force people to look again at per-user licensing, while they're "not truly interested in all the 'user-fy' bits," Miller said.



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"Facts are stubborn things," John Adams once famously observed.

Far more than two centuries later, those words still ring true, especially with this troubling caveat behind them: Whoever controls the foundation data can too darn easily influence the resulting "facts."

Assuming the data is inaccurate or incomplete, facts go completely away the window.

This month's instance is a two-week-old story with which has not aged well, frankly.

A flurry of headlines after May reported that Microsoft's latest Windows 10 feature update were being installed by one half of all eligible PCs in under a month.

That number was not even just about accurate, plus the actual adoption rate was probably not even half of what that estimate claimed.

Details were bad purely because they were according to questionable data from being a small Windows app cross-promotion network called AdDuplex. You may also noted the moment, "a closer look points too the data behind that report is, position it charitably, weak."

Today, mainly because of a bit of chest-thumping from Microsoft, we've got some better data. "The April 2018 Update is officially the quickest version of Windows 10 to achieve 250 million devices, achieving that mark inside of half the time it took the autumn Creators Update," officials said within the blog post yesterday.

Haveing a announced installed base of roughly 700 million active users, imagine Windows 10 version 1803 has now reached about 35 percent of all devices eligible to receive the upgrade after six weeks on the whole release.

That's impressively fast: a pace of 5-6 million devices day by day and roughly 40 million PCs 7 days. At that pace, on May 29, after the headlines said this version of Windows had reached more than half the installed base, the entire number was more detailed 20 percent.

So, not even close.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft could have knocked down this story built it were released by sharing the important upgrade data. Those telemetry dashboards keep very precise numbers, and this would have taken only seconds as a style them up.

Nevertheless the company refused to talk about those numbers if i asked. In addition they refused on offer any details while i asked some specific questions concerning yesterday's announcement, either.

The truth is, for a company that brags about its big data and AI skills, Microsoft is disappointingly not wanting to share details.

This agency only reveals numbers with regard to the adoption rate for Windows 10 will cause fits into an advantageous narrative with them. Momentum stories feed the good news cycle, especially around major events much like the Build developer conference.

The same is true for reliability data. Yesterday's short article says their early returns on version 1803 are "very positive ... [with] higher satisfaction numbers, fewer known issues, reducing support call volumes as opposed to previous Windows 10 releases."

This was followed by a litany of positive statistics, including "a 20 percent reduction in system stability issues [and] 20 percent total loss of operating system and driver stability issues."

Concerning no reason to doubt individuals numbers are true, but you're also founded upon cherry-picked data and generally are context-free.

In this case, the data's so limited that it is impossible to fact-check Microsoft's assertion. You'll take their numbers on faith or reject them as a result of skepticism, nevertheless can't verify them.

And among people who support Windows 10 machines in business settings, I'm sensing they can don't have the same trust in this new feature update, or indeed on the patching process itself.

A feedback post via Windows MVP titled "Patch quality and reduction in trust" has received upwards of 500 upvotes (know that the post are only able be viewed during the Windows 10 Feedback Hub app, in support if you are signed along with an account that's registered with the Windows Insider Program):

Surface devices mustn't BSOD on 1803. Enterprise detection of May updates need not need metadata revisions. We've got to not be losing Nics in a number of platforms. Should have trust in the updating method that would we want to feel comfortable in installing updates a few days they come out not mandate which of us are waiting and seeing what issues occur.

We, the patching community, your prospects have lost trust in your patching processes.

I've heard similar grumbling from some fellow Microsoft watchers.

My colleague Mary Jo Foley, as for instance, says she's hearing noticeably more negative feedback with that release: "I have gotten a lot more questions and complaints from readers within the April 2018 Update than I have about the previous two updates."

That's getting expected, after all, given the steady growth in the installed base of Windows 10, that's growing by over a hundred million PCs per annum.

Even a miniature percentage of problems on a population that giant is a very big number, competent at creating so much of anecdotal data points.

So maybe what's happening is now normal. Or maybe it's not. We literally can offer no way to check.

I wish Microsoft would be radically more transparent in regard to the data it shares, although i doubt we'll notice happen soon. Instead, as a result of company's stubbornness, we'll be forced to pick from bad data and incomplete data.



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