Adobe Acrobat XI End of Support

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The End of Support for Adobe Acrobat XI (Pro & Standard) is getting closer. End of Support means that Adobe will no longer provide technical support or distribute runtimes, including product and/or security updates, for all derivatives of Adobe Acrobat XI from October 15th, 2017.

What does this mean for me?

While you may continue to use Adobe Acrobat and Reader X, Adobe will no longer provide any updates or address any existing bugs or security issues in the software. Technical support for this version of Adobe Acrobat will also be discontinued.

What should I do now?

For the most reliable and secure experience using Adobe Acrobat software, we recommend upgrading to the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. This will ensure that you benefit from all new functional enhancements and security updates, not to mention support for newer operating systems.

Act now to stay secure. Benefit from our current Adobe Acrobat DC promo.

Adobe Acrobat DC Upgrade Eligibility

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The following perpetual versions of Adobe Acrobat are eligible to upgrade to the newest perpetual Adobe Acrobat DC version of the desktop software:

  • Adobe Acrobat X or XI Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat X or XI Pro
  • Adobe Acrobat X Suite

Acrobat 9 and earlier versions, as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader, are not eligible for upgrades. Subscription customers are not eligible for perpetual license upgrade pricing.

Please note that perpetual licenses have limited access to services compared to subscription licenses. To access all Adobe Acrobat tools and Document Cloud services, consider an Adobe Acrobat DC subscription.

Adobe Acrobat DC Promo

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Until June 2nd, 2017 SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT offers a discount of 10% on Adobe Acrobat DC products. This offer is valid for

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard DC.

Eligible are customers who purchase a minimum of 10 seats in one of the Adobe buying programs: Cumulative License Program (CLP), Transactional Licensing Program (TLP) or Value Incentive Plan (VIP).

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud is the complete PDF solution for working anywhere with your most important documents. All-new Adobe Acrobat DC is reimagined with a simple user experience. The new Tool Center offers quick access to the tools you use most, while elegant new tool experiences work consistently across desktop, web, and mobile – including touch-enabled devices.

In case of questions or if you like to request an offer, please contact us. We are glad to help you.

Microsoft Office 365 K1 Plan Updates

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Microsoft announced some additions to the components of the Microsoft Office 365 K1 plan. In the coming weeks K1 users can expect to get access to this new set of capabilities:

  • Microsoft StaffHub
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Business
  • Microsoft Skype for Business presence and instant messaging
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Office 365 Video
  • Microsoft PowerApps
  • Microsoft Flow.

Find the announcement here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/04/03/new-value-in-office-365-enterprise-k1-for-frontline-workers/.

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5 Promotion

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Until December 31st 2017 Microsoft offers a discount ranging from 10% to 24% on Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5, and 50% discount on Cloud App Security available to any customer who purchases more than 250 seats of Cloud App Security or Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5.

This promotion is available in the Enterprise Agreement (EA) & Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) programs for Commercial, Government and Academic customers.

Microsoft 16-Pack Core Licenses Available

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Microsoft is introducing a new 16-pack of Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, Core Infrastructure Suites (CIS) and Premium Assurance in May 2017 in addition to the existing 2-pack of Core Licenses. This new Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) will be a convenient option for customers licensing servers with 16 or fewer cores. It can also serve as an optional base pack for licensing servers with more than 16 cores. The 2-pack Core Licenses will continue to be available, and customers have the choice of two SKUs. There are no changes in the Product Terms and licensing requirements and customers must still license all physical cores on their servers. There is also no difference in pricing between one 16-pack and eight 2-packs.

Microsoft Case Study about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management approach

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Microsoft has recently published an article about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management (SAM) approach.

The article focusses on how we use Microsoft WorkSpace in our Microsoft SAM Baseline engagements. Microsoft WorkSpace allows us to receive exact results which lead to a better understanding of our customers’ license environment. This way, we can always find the best fitted licensing solutions for our customers.

You can download the full article here: SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT and Microsoft WorkSpace Case Study

Or find the Microsoft announcement here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/schneider-it-management

Microsoft Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator

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Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator in preview. This TCO Calculator allows you to evaluate potential cost savings if you migrate on-premises application workloads to Microsoft Azure. You specify the details of your existing infrastructure, various cost assumptions you want the tool to work with, and then you receive a report that shows on-premises costs compared to Microsoft Azure costs.

Find the Microsoft Azure TCO Calculator here: http://tco.microsoft.com/Home/Calculator.

Microsoft Office 2007 support ends 2017

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The end date of the Extended Support for Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Visio 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Project Server 2007 gets closer:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 won’t be supported from April 11th, 2017 on.
  • The Extended Support for Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server 2007, Microsoft Visio 2007 as well as Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 ends October 10th, 2017.

It is highly recommended to update affected systems before those dates.