Microsoft is lowering the free storage on the personal version of OneDrive from 15GB to 5GB, if you dan’t wat to be affected by the change, go here: https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/
Begin November Microsoft Released the first big update to Windows 10 to the current branch users of Windows 10 (the default update setting)
This upgrade brings you to the 10586 Build (original release was Build 10240) this is the first of the upgrades that will be released every four months, bringing new features and improvements to your operating system.
to check your current build click start, type winver and select to run the winver command
this will give you this screen:
If you don’t see Version 1511 but Version 10.0 (Build 10240) you’re still running the 1st release version
(the number after the point in the build number will increase with new updates installed)
The November Upgrade is loaded with great new added features, making Windows 10 even faster and better then it already was, I can’t wait to see what ‘ll be in the next upgrade which is to be released 4 months after this one.
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Branch="FirstReleaseCurrent"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us" /> </Product> </Add> <Updates Enabled="TRUE" /> <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> <Logging Level="Standard" Path="%temp%" /> </Configuration>
This installs a 32-bit version of Office 365 ProPlus in English from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the Internet. It also automatically gets updated from the CDN when available.
Note If you have the Office 365 Business or Office 365 Business Premium plan, use O365BusinessRetail, instead of O365ProPlusRetail, for the Product ID in the configuration.xml file.
Learn more about configuration.xml settings in Reference for Click-to-Run configuration.xml file.
This copies the Office files to the computer and starts the installation. If Office 2016 is already installed on your computer, these steps automatically update the version of Office installed on your computer.
Microsoft has updated its licensing model for Windows Server, which will come into affect with the release of Windows Server 2016 sometime after the middle of next year.
Previously, Server licensing was based on the number of sockets in the host machine, with Windows Server 2012 and its two main editions, Standard and Datacenter, having identical features, and differing only in terms of the number of virtual operating system instances they supported. The Standard edition supported two VMs (in addition to the host OS); Datacenter was unlimited. Beyond that, they were identical. The licenses for both editions were sold in two socket units; one license was needed for each pair of sockets a system contained.
Windows Server 2016 licensing is less simple. First, the Standard and Datacenter editions are now fundamentally different. Datacenter includes additional storage replication capabilities, a new network stack with richer virtualization options, and shielded virtual machines that protect the content of a virtual machine from the administrator of the host operating system. These features are not included in the Standard edition.
Secondly, the licensing moves to a per core model. Instead of Windows Server 2012’s two socket license pack, Server 2016 will use a 2 core pack, with the license cost of each Server pack being 1/8th the price of the corresponding 2 socket pack for 2012. Each system running Windows Server 2016 must have a minimum of 8 cores (4 packs) per processor, and a minimum of 16 cores (8 packs) per system.
Those running the most basic system setups will most likely not see any changes in price. However, when you get to the other end of the spectrum, things start to look a little less appealing. For systems containing 2 or 4 processors with 10 cores per processor, it will cost 25 percent more to run Windows Server 2016 than it did Server 2012.
For the full licensing changes, check out the link to Microsoft’s PDF here.
For Office 365 administrators who field performance complaints from users, there are lots of options. Want to know more? Check out this session. Learn how to plan for network bandwidth, compare use of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Internet connectivity, and hear about tools and processes for troubleshooting performance issues. Plus, find out how and where to get the help you need.
As an Office 365 admin, you play an important role in delivering the best possible productivity for your users and organization. Although delivering a reliable and continuous service is our top priority, Microsoft recognizes that service incidents can occur and that they may impact your experience. To help ensure that you’re prepared and empowered in these critical moments, we’re constantly improving processes and tooling to provide more transparent and actionable communications.
In this session, learn more about these continuous investments, and get ready to be successful in your role before, during, and after a service incident.
New Build for Windows 10 Mobile is here for the fast ring insiders, I’m upgrading my 925 & 630 right now!
Known Issues: (read the bold text before you upgrade)
Fixes in this Build:
Last week Microsoft launched the Office Insider program, like the Windows insider Program, this program enables users who sign up to get new builds & features early, empowering them to give early feedback on new features and submit bugs before the build hits the ‘current branch’
more info: Become an Office Insider
Microsoft has posted a new training course called Skype for Business: Learning the Basics which will teach users the key Skype for Business activities needed to get started with the solution quickly and easily.
These instructor-led sessions is now available on-demand here . This session will give users everything they will need to get started using Skype for Business. Topics to be covered will include: