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Microsoft is getting ready to introducing a cloud-based printing infrastructure called Universal Print, which is aimed at making it easier for commercial and educational customers to print from anywhere with Microsoft 365, which is in bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The feature is currently being tested in private preview form. "Universal Print moves key Windows Server print functionality to the Microsoft 365 cloud, so organizations no longer need on-premises print servers and do not need to install printer drivers on devices. In addition, Universal Print adds key functionality like security groups for printer access, location-based printer discovery, and... Read more...
Microsoft has been on a big services push under Satya Nadella’s helm, which means that its customers are becoming increasingly reliant on its cloud platforms. However, this over-reliance on the cloud also means that business customers can be left in a lurch any time that Microsoft experiences an outage. Customers are feeling the effects hard today, as multi-factor authentication (MFA) for multiple Microsoft products is currently experiencing an outage. Affected products include Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, with customers unable to login to either service with MFA. The login issue is occurring because users are not receiving authentication requests via SMS messages or via a phone call... Read more...
Under Satya Nadella's leadership, Microsoft has made no bones about embracing subscription services for their products. Office 365 has largely phased out its perpetual licensed counterpart - e.g. Office 2019 - by enticing users with a low up-front cost, continual updates, and additional perks utilizing Microsoft's cloud services. According to Nadella, Microsoft is now looking to differentiate the subscription package further.  "I think about Microsoft 365 as a two-sided market," says Satya Nadella. "What we are doing with Office 365 or what we will soon be talking about as Microsoft 365 consumer subscriptions, those would be again completely consumer businesses." Microsoft 365 is not... Read more...
Roughly a year after Microsoft launched its rather dryly named Secure Productive Enterprise cloud services bundle, the company today is launching its successor, which has snazzier branding. Microsoft 365 was announced today at the Microsoft Inspire 2017, which is expected to draw over 17,000 attendees, with Microsoft 365 Enterprise replacing Secure Productive Enterprise. Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. In addition, Microsoft will offer both E3 and E5 pricing plans, both of which will be available beginning August 1st. Microsoft 365 Business, on the other hand, includes Office 365 Business Premium, security/management... Read more...