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Office LTSC 2021: Long Term Servicing Channel Explained

Office LTSC 2021: Long Term Servicing Channel Explained

As with previous versions, Office 2021 offers the LTSC, or Long Term Servicing Channel, option. Office LTSC 2021 is the latest standalone version available through a volume licensing agreement. Why would you want to have Office LTSC 2021? Created for customers who are not yet ready to move to cloud-based solutions, Office LTSC 2021 offers a one-time volume purchase for five or more licenses. This product is unnecessary if Microsoft 365 is already in use. Office LTSC 2021 is available for both Microsoft Windows as both 32-bit and 64-bit and macOS 64-bit. For Microsoft Windows, the following applications are available:...

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Microsoft Open Value: What you need to know

Microsoft Open Value: What you need to know

Microsoft offers two similarly named services for small to medium-sized organizations, both of which require a minimum commitment of five licenses.So, how does a decision-maker for these entities decide which is the right one to choose for their needs? What is the same in both the Microsoft Open Value and Microsoft Open Value Subscription programs? Both of these offerings are available to the following organization types: Commercial Educational Government Non-profit What does an organization require to qualify for this: Minimum 5 computers What does the program offer: Software updates over the term of the contract Support Licensing per client Training...

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New features in standalone Office 2021

New features in standalone Office 2021

Behind the public hype around the release of Windows 11, on the same day, Microsoft quietly launched the latest version of the standalone version of their productivity suite, Office 2021.Unlike the subscription-based Microsoft 365 service, this product is for customers who prefer a one-time purchase.It is important to note that current Microsoft 365 customers do not need Office 2021, as they already have all the functionality. Supported Operating Systems Office 2021 supports Windows 10, Windows 11, and macOS Office 2021 versions The latest office client comes in two flavors: Office 2021 or Office 2021 Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). The...

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Microsoft Ending Open License Program in 2022

Microsoft Ending Open License Program in 2022

Changes to the Microsoft Open License program In September 2020, Microsoft announced that they were discontinuing the Open License model. Initially announced for commercial users only, Microsoft has extended this to include government, education, and non-profit customers.Let's have a look at what this truly means to any existing users of this model wishing to purchase Microsoft licenses in the future. What is the Microsoft Open License program? To understand the change, we need first to know the history of the program.Microsoft first launched this program over 20 years ago to accommodate organizations of up to 750 users, requiring a minimum...

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What’s new in Windows Server 2022

What’s new in Windows Server 2022

Microsoft officially launched Windows Server 2022 on August 18, 2021. Let’s dive right into all the new features that come with this latest edition. Security This latest version of Windows Server has a multi-layered approach to protecting your infrastructure against advanced threats. Secured-core server Utilizing certified hardware from your OEM partner, this feature uses a combination of drivers, firmware, and hardware to protect systems against highly sophisticated attacks. The extra protection is beneficial for mission-critical loads and in industries with high data sensitivity. Hardware root-of-trust Secure chips, such as Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0), store data to ensure that...

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