Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to computer makers/manufacturers

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to computer makers/manufacturers
Microsoft yesterday stopped providing Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licenses to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including its PC partners and systems builders. The end of sales for Windows 7 Professional comes a full two years after sales ended for Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate. Windows 8 sales ended a few months ...

Microsoft to raise prices by up to 22% after slump in pound

Microsoft to raise prices by up to 22% after slump in pound
Microsoft is to increase its prices by as much as 22%in the UK because of sterling’s recent decline, a rise that is likely to affect thousands of businesses and could cost the Governments tens of millions of pounds. The price increase, from Jan. 1 2017, will be 13% for its enterprise software and 22 % ...

Microsoft becomes the first global provider to deliver complete cloud from UK data centres

Microsoft becomes the first global provider to deliver complete cloud from UK data centres
  The Microsoft Cloud in the UK provides  Azure and Office 365  from multiple data centre locations in the UK.   Microsoft  Dynamics CRM Online will join the line-up in the first half of 2017.  The local offering brings world-class reliability and performance combined with data residency to government departments, regulated industries and other businesses alike.  ...

Manually updating SharePoint databases with PSconfig

In order to update the SharePoint databases, you must manually run the PSconfig utility. 1. Open an Administrative command prompt. 2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\%VERSION%\BIN 3. Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

Microsoft – Office 365 Planned Upgrades

Microsoft – Office 365 Planned Upgrades
Beginning July 2012 and continuing through August 2012, Microsoft will be upgrading Office 365 SharePoint Online. During the upgrade, SharePoint Online will continue to work as normal with the exception of two known read-only periods during the upgrade. These typically last less than 30 minutes. Should you experience any difficulties, please wait 30 minutes and ...