Microsoft had a fairly busy week with several key announcements regarding software licensing for enterprise customers, plus a new preview build of Windows 10 as the firm gears up for the Anniversary Update release.
The company unveiled a new cloud-based CRM and ERP suite that will integrate with Office 365, plus a preview of Windows Server Containers support for its Azure cloud platform.
Microsoft also announced that larger 1TB editions of its own-brand Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 tablet are now available for UK customers to purchase.
Microsoft details Enterprise Advantage coming in 2017 as part of volume licensing overhaul
Microsoft has announced changes to volume licensing plans that aim to let organisations mix perpetual and subscription-based software with cloud services in a way that best makes sense to the customer.
Microsoft rolls Windows 10 and Office 365 into Secure Productive Enterprise licence bundle
Microsoft is looking to simplify licensing for enterprise customers with the introduction of a new offering that bundles Windows 10 with Office 365 and other key tools under a single enterprise-wide licence.
Microsoft unveils Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP cloud service integrated with Office 365
Microsoft is overhauling its existing CRM and ERP solutions into a new cloud-based offering with purpose-built apps for specific business functions and integration with Office 365 to drive business processes.
Microsoft begins to check in final code with Windows 10 Build 14383
Microsoft has delivered yet another preview release of Windows 10 ahead of the major Anniversary Update next month. The firm said that it is now checking in final code, but that there will be further previews between now and the full release.
Microsoft to include App-V in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but only for enterprise users
Microsoft is to include key client-side virtualisation tools with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, but only with volume licensed versions of the platform. Customers using these tools will be forced to license those versions in future.
Microsoft offers peek at Windows Server Containers on Azure cloud
Microsoft has announced a limited preview of Windows Server Containers support for the Azure Container Service in its cloud platform, opening the latter to Windows Server developers for the first time.
Microsoft's 1TB Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 models now available in the UK
Microsoft has made the most powerful versions of its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices available in more territories, bringing 1TB editions of its own-brand tablet and convertible to eight countries, including the UK.
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