Today's topics include Windows 10, Office 365, and EMS bundled in Microsoft 365; IRS lawyer professionals about phishing attack risks; Sellers can now order Microsoft Azure stack hybrid cloud systems; And Oculus once again reduces the price of its Rift VR headset.
Microsoft has launched new one-stop solution bundle packages for companies that rely on company software and cloud offerings for their end-user computing.
During the Microsoft Ignite conference in Washington, DC, the software giant announced this week Microsoft 365, a new license feature that includes the Windows 10 operating system, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, the company's cloud-based mobile device and Application Management product. Microsoft 365 will be available in two variants, Enterprise for Large Organizations and Business for the small and medium-sized business.
If it all sounds familiar, Microsoft is due to launch a similar licensed bundle called Secure Productive Enterprise Last Fall. In fact, Microsoft replaces 365 Enterprise Secure Productive Enterprise. Pricing starts with $ 20 per. User per. Month for Microsoft 365 Business when Microsoft releases bundles in the fall.
US Internal Revenue Service warns tax professionals about the continuing threat of phishing emails aimed at stealing client information. The IRS said that in the first five months of 2017 there were 177 reports from tax companies or professionals with thefts of information about thousands of customers.
Data types from taxpayers are still occurring, with IRS listing That it receives three to five data theft reports per week, where the primary attack vector is phishing emails.
IRS warns that phishing emails appear to come from customers or companies known by the tax authorities.
The wait is almost over. Azure Stack software and hardware packages that allow customers to run a small piece of Azure cloud within their own data centers are now available to order, Microsoft announced July 10th during the Inspire conference.
Scheduled for submission in September, Azure Stack will be available as part of integrated server packages, including Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo. Cisco and Huawei will join these IT system vendors later.
Cisco previously announced that it would offer Azure Stack on its Unified Computing System-Converged Infrastructure Platform with a target date sometime in the third quarter of this year.
Facebook-owned Oculus has, for the second time this year, reduced the price of its Rift virtual reality headphone and its Touch controllers, offering Rift in a special summer deal for $ 399 with the handhelds included at no additional cost.
The company announced the special limited pricing in a July 10 blog post that named its "Summer of Rift" and said it lost the prize to encourage more users to try the system.
When the Rift VR Headset began to ship in March 2016, it sold to $ 599. Touch Hand Controllers was later offered at $ 199, bringing the total package to $ 798. The Rift is equipped with two active matrix Inorganic LED displays that allow users to explore virtual worlds with the device.