Microsoft Office Online name change

Microsoft announced that they will remove the branding “Online” for the web version of Office and introduce new terminology for the apps on the web. Apps like Word Online are now called “Word for the web” or “Word in a browser”. This new terminology is already reflected in the product terms. It is important to note that this brand change only applies to Office applications. There is no change to the branding for Microsoft “Online” server products – especially Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Project Online, and Office Online Server. For the official Microsoft announcement, please visit:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 removed from Home Use Program

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 are no longer available as Home Use Program offers. Microsoft Office customers in the Home Use Program can now only buy Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscriptions.

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Microsoft 365 From SA rights

Microsoft has decided that, contrary to their earlier announcement, they will not now remove the Microsoft Office Professional Plus installation rights that customers are currently entitled to with Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 From SA licenses. In the following announcement, Microsoft confirms that they will retain their “Dual Use” policy:

The Microsoft Product Terms for June 2019 reflect this decision. To download the Microsoft Product Terms, please visit:

Microsoft Office 365 Home Use Program Software Assurance Benefit

The new Office 365 Home Use Program (HUP) benefit is added to the February 2019 Product Terms. If a customer has Software Assurance Membership coverage on the Applications pool then employees may buy an Office 365 Home or Personal subscription through the Microsoft Home Use Program website at a discounted rate.
What’s interesting (and different to its Office 2019 HUP counterpart) is that employees may renew the subscription at the special HUP price regardless of whether they’re still employed by the qualifying organization and that organization’s Software Assurance Membership coverage status.
For more information about the Microsoft Home Use Program Benefit, please see the February 2019 Product Terms, page 80:

Microsoft Office 2019 On-Premises Licenses available

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Office 2019. The corresponding Microsoft Office Servers 2019 will launch in November 2018. Hence, Microsoft Office 2016 version licenses have been removed from price lists.

As announced in a previous post regarding Microsoft Program and Pricing Adjustments there is a price increase of 10 percent comparing with Office 2016 version – except Campus (Enrollment for Education Solutions) and School programs.

Microsoft program and pricing adjustments

Microsoft announced a series of changes across the program and product portfolio. These changes are to provide unique offers that support customer digital transformation. These changes are linked to offer pricing and discounting.

On October 1st, 2018, Microsoft will adjust pricing for its licensing programs. There will also be price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products.  Continue reading Microsoft program and pricing adjustments

Microsoft Office 365 F1 Plans replace Microsoft Office 365 K Plans

Microsoft Office 365 F1 Plans replace Microsoft Office 365 K Plans. These Microsoft Office 365 plans are designed to connect and engage firstline workers. Purpose-built to meet varied demands across multiple industries, these plans deliver the key capabilities to manage and unlock the skills, knowledge, and expertise of your firstline workforce.

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Adobe Stock Add-In for Microsoft PowerPoint

The Adobe Stock Add-In for Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easier to find the perfect image to illustrate your presentations. The Adobe Stock Add-In integrates seamlessly with Microsoft PowerPoint so you can easily search for images without leaving your presentation. You can search for images by keyword, explore selected collections, or even perform a visual search by uploading an image of your own and having Adobe Stock find something similar. You can preview selected pictures inside your presentations. When you’re ready to license, simply connect to your existing Adobe Stock account or request an offer from SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT.

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Microsoft Office 2007 support ends 2017

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.