New Microsoft Office 365 Deal–6 Seats for $100

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I am a fan of Office 365, and I thought this information about Office 365 on HOW TO GEEK, at https://www.howtogeek.com/364457/why-microsofts-office-365-is-a-great-deal/ was very useful.

Here is a summary of the information.

Microsoft’s Office 365 service has been a great deal for a long time, and it’s getting better. Starting October 2, 2018, Office 365 Home will let six users install an unlimited number of Office applications. Each person gets 1 TB of OneDrive storage, too.

Each user will also be able to install Office applications on an unlimited amount of devices. Users can only be signed into five Office applications at the same time, however. This is an improvement from now, where those five users can only install Office on up to 10 devices in total.

These changes take effect starting October 2, 2018. Microsoft isn’t raising the price of any Office 365 plans, either.

Microsoft has made a few account changes that are taking effect immediately. After signing up for Office 365, all user accounts in your Microsoft Family will be automatically given access. You can manage your subscription directly from the Microsoft account website, too.

Office 365 includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. Publisher and Access are also included but are only available on Windows. These are the same full desktop Office applications you’d get if you purchased the standard boxed copies of Office, but they also have the advantage of getting more frequent feature updates. And yes, you can use them offline—your PC or Mac just has to appear online once every 30 days to keep them activated.

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Microsoft Teams Has a Free Version for Non-Commercial Users

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Beginning July 12 2018, Microsoft Teams is available in a free version worldwide in 40 languages. This offer was designed for small businesses and groups of coworkers that don’t have commercial Office 365 subscriptions. Now with this great introductory experience, any group can use Teams as their hub for teamwork and discover the value of Office 365 as they grow and scale.  The subscription is available for one year.

Whether you’re a freelancer, a small business owner, or part of a team inside a larger organization, you can start using Teams today. The free version includes the following for up to 300 people:

  • Unlimited chat messages and search.
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, groups, and full team meetups.
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus additional 2 GB per person for personal storage.
  • Integrated, real-time content creation with Office Online apps, including built-in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps to choose from—including Adobe, Evernote, and Trello.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure.

You can sign up for Microsoft Teams here – https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software.

Office Mix Preview End of Service on May 1 2018

To all users of Office Mix — This is a reminder that Microsoft is  retiring the Office Mix service on M‍ay 1, 20‍18 and need you to take action to save your content.

Please make sure to migrate all of your content from Office Mix to Microsoft Stream or download your Mixes before M‍ay 1 to avoid losing any of your data. Starting March 30, you will no longer be able to upload new content to Office Mix as Microsoft prepares to retire the product on M‍ay 1, 20‍18.

Here is how to migrate your content:

1. Go to https://mix.office.com > Sign in > Click “My Mixes”

2. Click “Migrate” to move your Mixes to Microsoft Stream* or manually download your content as PowerPoint Files (.pptx)

3. Visit your Microsoft Stream account to view your Mixes as videos.

What’s going to happen to your account?

On M‍ay 1, 20‍18 any remaining files in your Office Mix Preview account will automatically get deleted. Mixes migrated to Microsoft Stream will not include any interactive content such as analytics data, quizzes or apps. If you do not have access to Stream, you can save your Mixes as PowerPoint files (.pptx), and your analytics data as Excel files (.xlsx) to your device or a file storage location of your choice at any time before M‍ay 1, 20‍18.

Still need help?

If you have questions or need help with your account, please visit our help article or contact us here: https://aka.ms/mix-support

Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

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Figure 1 & 2 from the site https://logs.msdn.microsoft.com

Check it out!   Tons of Free Microsoft eBooks.  The list of all books and the download selection is located at the link below.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mssmallbiz/2017/07/11/largest-free-microsoft-ebook-giveaway-im-giving-away-millions-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-again-including-windows-10-office-365-office-2016-power-bi-azure-windows-8-1-office-2013-sharepo/ 

Note from Eric:

It’s that time of year again, and today I am kicking off my annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza! And this time, I’m posting MORE FREE EBOOKS in this post than I ever have in any of my previous giveaways! Based on this, you will notice something different about this year’s post… In previous years, I included images of the eBook covers next to each item; however, I would also get feedback from people on the amount of time to load all of the images. So, this year I decided to streamline the list to make it easier to get to the eBooks you want. You will now find a simple list, organized by category, with the download links in the Format column so you can choose which format you want to download.

  1. How many can you download?
    • ANSWER: As many as you want! This is a FREE eBook giveaway, so please download as many as interest you.
  2. Wow, there are a LOT listed here. Is there a way to download all of them at once?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please see the note below on how to do this.
  3. Can I share a link to your post to let others know about this giveaway?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please do share the good news with anyone you feel could benefit from this.
  4. I know you said they are “Free,” but what’s the catch?
    • ANSWER: There is no catch. They really are FREE. This consider it a, “Thank you,” for being a reader of my blog and a customer or partner of Microsoft.
  5. Ok, so if they are free and you’re encouraging us to share this with others, can I post a link to your post here on sites like Reddit, FatWallet, and other deal share sites to let them know, or is that asking too much?
    • ANSWER: Please do. In fact, I would encourage you to share a link to this post on any deal site you feel their users could benefit from the FREE eBooks and resources included below. Again, I WANT to give away MILLIONS of FREE eBooks!
  6. Are these “time-bombed” versions of the eBooks that stop working after a certain amount of time or reads?
    • ANSWER: No, these are the full resources for you to use.

Microsoft Press Sale Until July 31 2017

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If you are looking at writing any Microsoft exams over the next several months, then you will want to look at all of the Exam Reference guides that are on sale until July 31, 2017.  Click on this link to see all of the volumes that are available.

https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/promotions/cert-sale-save-up-to-55-on-exam-prep-books-ebooks-141071

There are two good reference on Office 365.

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Update – Office 2007 support ends on October 10, 2017

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Microsoft announced that the company’s support for Microsoft Office 2007 will end on October 10, 2017, a little over three months from now.

When Office 2007 reaches its End of Life on October 10, 2017, Microsoft will no longer provide:

  • Technical support for issues

  • Bug fixes for issues that are discovered

  • Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered

In addition, as of October 31, 2017, Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes, which means Outlook 2007 clients using Office 365 will not be able to receive and send mail.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV W1 2017 Cumulative Update 7 Commercial Demo

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Figure 1 – Home page for Sales Order Processor in Dynamics NAV 2017

You can now download the Commercial Demo for Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 7 at https://mibuso.com/downloads/microsoft-dynamics-nav-w1-2017-cumulative-update-7-build-16996.

To read through all of the new features in NAV 2017 CU 7, please go to the same link.  See some of the information from MIBUSO below.

Features in NAV 2017 CU 7

In Office 365 experience –  You can navigate effortlessly between your Microsoft Dynamics NAV data and your office tools – for example, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Bookings, or Microsoft Excel.

Embedded Power BI – Continuing the powerful integration, you can now use embedded Power BI to easily create insightful charts and reports, and then make them available within your Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 role center.

Setup and configuration – Getup and running faster. Save time & avoid unnecessary manual tasks with the assisted setup wizard that helps you import data, setup integration with Office 365, and enjoy a simplified setup experience, with predefined setup data and limited customer interaction.

User Experience – You can accomplish even more in your browser-based interface. For example, switch views to see and identify your list of records, including seeing picture thumbnails in different sizes, and use wizards to learn new concepts or simplify data entry.

Finance – Work with ready-to-use financial statements  and gain accessible insights into the financial performance of your business. The new  default Account Schedules means that no setup is required, making it quick to produce financial reports that you need, and point in time reporting means you can view the financial state of your business for any given time.

Microsoft Sway #2

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Figure 1 – Sway Picture from blogs.msdn.microsoft.com

Tutorials for Sway

You can check out the tutorials on Microsoft Sway on YouTube.

More Information

For more information on Sway, check out the blog at:

Have You Heard About "Sway" from Microsoft?

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Figure 1 – Microsoft now has a great presentation tool called Sway.  https://sway.com/

I confess!  I love gadgets and I love gadget software.  I really love software that does story telling.  I found this information on SWAY by a happy accident when I was looking for something else.  Now that I have found it, I am enjoying finding out all of the things that one can do with it. 

To start, look at this presentation on the Sway website about the Universe.  https://sway.com/universe_cheatsheet.

The details of Sway are below, thanks to the introduction email from Sway when I signed up.

Check it out and tell me what you think. 

What is Sway?

Sway is a digital storytelling app where you can easily put in ideas, photos, videos, and other multimedia. Just drag and drop your content into Sway, and it will turn them into visually striking creations that will look great on any device.

What do people use Sway for?

All kinds of things! Presentations, newsletters, and travel blogs are some of the most popular ones. We’ve also seen businesses use it for company reports, teachers for interactive lessons, and students for animated projects.

How much does it cost to use Sway?

Sway has a free version that is fully functioning and great to use. It also comes with some premium features exclusively for Office 365 subscribers.

Can I share a Sway or work on it with someone else?

Yes, just send them your Sway’s link. Or if you’re working together, send them an edit link and you can see one another’s updates in real time.

Where Can I find Sway?

You can find the information on Sway at https://sway.com/.  Note that it has lots of templates.  Some of them are below. 

Most of all, go and have fun!

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