Archive for September 29th, 2017

Microsoft 365 licensing – New options announced at Ignite

Several products are now branded with the “365” option, with new options announced last week

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/09/28/additional-microsoft-365-options-coming-next-week.aspx

In August, Microsoft launched a public preview of Microsoft 365 Business, intended for organizations with fewer than 300 users. That bundle begins to reveal the variation of the Microsoft 365 offerings. While it broadly addresses productivity, client, management and security licensing, the specifics of the bundle consisted of Windows 10 Pro upgrade rights, Windows Defender, Office, 1TB of file storage, a 50GB mailbox, online meetings, Microsoft Teams, Outlook Customer Manager, Bookings, MileIQ and additional security and management features. A number of additional versions were unveiled this week at Microsoft Ignite, including Microsoft 365 F1 for so-called “firstline workers” and two new Microsoft 365 versions for education.

Hardware – Retro 1982 Commodore 64 version for 2018

Many of us learned to program for PC applications on these early machines and this retro version will be marketed in 2018 (just as Nintendo has successfully done)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/356527/mini-commodore-64-including-64-games-launching-in-2018

Mini Commodore 64 Including 64 Games Launching in 2018 — The C64 Mini as it is called, will take the form of a 50 percent scale replica of the original 1982 computer complete with “accurate C64 operation.” Unlike the original, though, the C64 Mini will connect to a TV via HDMI and includes a joystick connected via USB.