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Microsoft Viva Suite available

Effective November 2, 2021, Microsoft Viva Suite is generally available. It contains Viva Connections for company culture and communications, Viva Learning for employee skilling and growth, Viva Topics for organization and discovery of knowledge and expertise, and Viva Insights to improve employee productivity and wellbeing. With this new product, Microsoft

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Microsoft SharePoint and Project Server Subscription Edition available

Effective November 1, 2021, Microsoft Project Server Subscription Edition and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, the next versions of the on-premises Project Server and SharePoint Server, are available. Both Server Subscription Editions require active Software Assurance (SA) to access and use. Project Server runs as a service application under SharePoint Server.

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Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit Scope-level management

Effective October 6, 2021, Scope-level management of the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit is available. Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) is a licensing benefit that helps you reduce Azure costs by using your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance (SA). AHB for SQL Server can be used with

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Veeam per-socket license end-of-sale

Effective July 1, 2022, Veeam will stop the sale of per-socket perpetual licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup Essentials and Veeam ONE to both new and existing customers for all editions. Veeam Universal License (VUL) is an easy-to-use, per-workload license, available via subscription or perpetual

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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 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

Starting November 1, 2021 and completed by mid-May 2022, the following versions of Microsoft Outlook for Windows, as part of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, will retire and will not be able to connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services anymore: Office 2007: all versions of Outlook for Windows

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Microsoft Azure Reservations scope Management Group

Effective September 20, 2021, a new reservation scoping option for Microsoft Azure Reservations is in public preview: Management Group Scope. When you purchase an Azure Reservation, you choose a scope for it which defines where it may be used: within a specific Resource Group, a specific Subscription, or all Subscriptions.

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