Effective August 1, 2016, Microsoft is refreshing the Project cloud offerings. As part of this, the following plans will be discontinued and replaced by the new plans. The existing plans will be available until December 31, 2016 for existing customers to be able to renew/add seats.
- Project Pro for Office 365
- Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365
Effective July 1, 2016, Microsoft is consolidating the following 2 products into a single licenses offering – R Server for Linux:
- R Server for Red Hat Linux (existing Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) renamed)
- R Server for SUSE Linux (existing SKUs discontinued)
With this change, the existing R Server for Red Hat Linux SKUs are being renamed as R Server for Linux and the R Server for SUSE Linux SKUs are being discontinued and removed from pricelists.
Additionally, naming for the existing R Server for Hadoop on Red Hat SKUs has also been updated to drop the reference to Red Hat. Similar to the Linux offerings above, R Server for Hadoop software will support either SUSE Linux or Red Hat Linux deployments and Microsoft is no longer tracking this distinction at the SKU level.
Adobe announces a price reduction for InCopy CC beginning June 6, 2016.
In order to better match the historical cost of ownership and support continued migration to InCopy CC, Adobe will be decreasing the price of the InCopy CC single app plan worldwide from 29.99 € per month to 4.99 € per month for Creative Cloud for teams members. Continue reading Adobe InCopy CC price reduction
SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on June 1, 2016. With this release, the SQL Server Business Intelligence, Parallel Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse for Developers edition license offerings are being discontinued, but all Standard, Enterprise and Web edition offerings remain as with the current SQL Server 2014 release. Note that the SQL Server Developer Edition was previously discontinued, effective April 1, 2016.
Price decrease of 14.5% for Dynamics CRM Online Storage.
The new Field Service for CRM Online is debuting as a Preferred Solution. The Add-On allows customers the capability to streamline logistics so their workforce is in the right place at the right time, every time. There’s been a lot of excitement around this service since the announcement of the acquisition. This is now available on standard Microsoft terms.
Microsoft is introducing a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online-Portal Add-On, which will provide the capability to extend sales and service scenarios into the cloud. Addressable audiences include Employees, Customers, and Partners.
The Microsoft Translator Speech Translation is the world’s first end-to-end speech translation API. This API adds real-time speech-to-speech (or speech-to-text) translation capabilities to the existing Microsoft Translator Text Translation API. Continue reading Microsoft Translator Speech Translation