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Nuance now part of Microsoft

On March 4, 2022, Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nuance Communications. Nuance develops speech recognition solutions across all industries. This acquisition brings together Nuance’s conversational AI and ambient intelligence with Microsoft’s industry cloud offerings. They were formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed their name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in

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Microsoft Office 2013 end of support

Effective April 11, 2023, Microsoft Office 2013 reaches the End of Extended Support. There were five years of Mainstream Support, and five years of Extended Support. Per the Fixed Lifecycle Policy, after this date security updates for Office 2013 are no longer available. The continued use of Office 2013 after

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Microsoft Office LTSC 2021 generally available

Effective October 8, 2021, Microsoft Office LTSC 2021, the next perpetual license of Office is available. LTSC stands for Long Term Servicing Channel: Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021 Office LTSC Standard 2021 Office LTSC Standard for Mac 2021 Project * Professional 2021 Project * Standard 2021 Visio LTSC Professional 2021

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Microsoft Office LTSC and Office 2021 preview

On February 18, 2021, Microsoft announced their preview of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), the next perpetual release of Microsoft Office. Office LTSC offers five years of support and will be released on October 8, 2021. A commercial preview of Microsoft Office LTSC will be available in April

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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

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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. For further information on

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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:

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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

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