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Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online plans replaced by new plans

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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

Microsoft R Server for Red Hat Linux and R Server for Hadoop on Red Hat offerings renamed and R Server for SUSE Linux offerings discontinued

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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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

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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.