The most surprising thing, writes Bracelin, who has an Overweight rating on Microsoft shares, and an $82 price target, was the discussion of quantum computing.
This is something of a surprise given Microsoft's focus on the cloud (with the famous cloud-first mantra) and the fact that it's pushing hard with Office 365, but it seems the company is still willing to take into account the needs of traditional Office customers who don't want to move online. But while Office 2016 may not work properly anymore, there's another perpetual Office product on the way in Office 2019. It gives students, faculty and staff everything they need to create and collaborate, securely.
Launched at July's Microsoft Inspire partner conference, the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution integrates the Dynamics 365 for Sales app with LinkedIn's Sales Navigator tool. Professional service packages that get customers rolling with end-user training and ongoing administrative support will add to the revenue and margin upside of Microsoft 365 for providers.
Completing the trio is the Machine Learning Workbench.
For Windows 10, Intune will have a new set of capabilities called Intune Management Extensions. These new features will launch in early 2018.
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Now that Microsoft is onboard with the bridge concept, it will be interesting to see how VMware reacts.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 AI solutions are designed to tackle high-value, complex enterprise scenarios and tailored to existing processes, systems and data. It also allows businesses to implement the collaboration and productivity suite quickly and at a low cost, TechRepublic's Mark Kaelin wrote.
Azure DDoS Protection is joined by two new products for moving on-premise workloads to the cloud. From all indications, F1's Windows 10 Enterprise has most of what's included with the license offered to M365 Enterprise E3 subscribers. And Office 365 Groups acts as Microsoft's cross-application group membership platform. A 14-inch ultraslim laptop that ships in October for $275 and up. If these are true, then the expansion of Azure IP Advantage into China may well prompt both companies, not to mention Tencent and Kysun, to re-think what they can offer customers in the IP realm. "Acer's Swift 1, by comparison, is a 13" laptop with a Pentium N4200, 4GB of DDR3L memory, and 64GB of eMMC flash storage.
Windows 10 S is a direct competitor to Chrome OS, and it can only run apps from the Windows store.
"We're pleased to introduce new data types", Spataro explained.
The company will be adding increased security tools to Microsoft 365. Add every two or three years, the software would be updated and we'd fork out hundreds more to upgrade.