To facilitate first-line workers, Microsoft has been eager in introducing new Microsoft 365 plans. With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, Firstline workers have been facilitated from various ends in order to pave their way through any hurdles while at work.
The New Microsoft 365 plan for Frontline workers, called Microsoft 365 F1, was rolled out on the First of April 2020. The following products are included in this plan:
- Microsoft Teams
- Enterprise Security + Management
The plan costs $4 per user for a month. This plan brings forward secure and integrated experience for Firstline Workers making them collaborate better. With a Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication, the Firstline Workers are kept secure with the collaborative solutions effectively.
The Microsoft 365 F3 updated plan for first-line workers
Microsoft 365 F3 is also an updated version of the previously mentioned F1 plan. With this plan, the workers can get additional capabilities of Forms, Power Automate/Power Apps, and take advantage of Windows 10 E3 with only $10 per month per user.
Public preview of SharePoint 2019 is here and in no time, the official release will hit the market. Here are a few steps to get your started with it:
- Get SharePoint Server 2019 prerequisites installed either manually or by Prerequisite Installer. These include: Web Server (IIS) Role, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or Microsoft SQL Server 2017, Microsoft Sync Framework Run-time v1.0 SP1 (x64) and a few more components.
- Install SharePoint Server 2019, enter the product key and start configuration wizard
- Make sure that user account is the Setup User account
- Launch Farm configuration wizard
- Select the services you need to get and proceed with the wizard.
- Configure farm page and Finish the wizard.
You can also upgrade from SharePoint 2016 for which you shall use database attach upgrade. In such a case, you need to upgrade to content only and not the settings.
Microsoft has announced another suit of Office Apps and Server Applications. (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). most probably beta version of the new products will start shipping mid-year 2018.
It seems that although Office365 has been the flagship for Microsoft’s productivity suite over the last few years, the company still sees a need to support those who would rather own software rather than rent it.
The announcement was made during Microsoft’s Ignite in Orlando conference/