Microsoft 365 κυκλοφορεί στο Cloud… Το λειτουργικό σύστημα των Windows αυτή τη στιγμή διατίθεται σαν μια αυτόνομη version που μπορείτε να αγοράσετε μία φορά, αλλά και σαν συνδρομητική έκδοση.
The standalone version of Windows 10 is available as a full retail version, as a system builder version, as an upgrade, but also as an existing version on a computer you purchase.
The subscription version is called Microsoft 365 and is also available in different service plans. The Microsoft 365 Business edition is the only one available today to anyone, although it's designed primarily for business.Microsoft on the other hand is reportedly moving to create more retail subscription versions of Windows and its office. The company first started with Office 365, a subscription service for Office. Prices start at $ 69,99 per year and include access to Office applications, online and locally, as well as Cloud online storage.
Microsoft has just released Microsoft 365. The new service combines Office 365 with Windows 10 and works similar to Office 365.
You can get a version, pay a monthly or annual fee, and have access to the versions of Office 365 and Windows 10 included in the package.
Microsoft 365 Business, has access to Office 365 Business Premium and Windows 10 Professional. All other subscription pack versions available with Microsoft 365 are business-only services.
The subscriptions in Office 365 at the end of 2016 was about 25 million according to a publication by Computerworld. But new subscriber growth has slowed, and revenue has fallen short of Microsoft's expectations of a 43% year-over-year increase in Office 365 revenue.
However, Office 365 is the second fastest growing product (after Azure) to use 2017, and it's too early to say if Microsoft 365 works well as 2017 has just begun.
The question is: Will the world change from a system that you buy once in a very different one that needs annual subscriptions?
Microsoft seems to be focusing on Business plans more, but with Microsoft 365, it is likely to expand services to include Home users in the near future.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the subscription model?
Microsoft 365 as mentioned above includes Office 365 and Windows 10, which means you can access both with one subscription.
You'll always have up-to-date systems, and you do not have to deal with familiar issues with Windows.
Πολλά από τα χαρακτηριστικά του συνδρομητικού μοντέλου είναι πολύ βολικά κυρίως για τις επιχειρήσεις αυτή τη στιγμή. Συμπεριλαμβάνουν υπηρεσίες managementς συσκευών, διαχείρισης χρηστών και ρυθμίσεις συσκευών, ανάπτυξη με χρήση του AutoPilot ή αυτόματη ανάπτυξη εφαρμογών του Office σε υπολογιστές.
One of the main disadvantages of the subscription is that instead of paying once you pay constantly. Its cheaper package MicroSoft 365 is available for 20 dollars per month and includes subscription to Office 365 and Windows 10. In total it is 2400 dollars a year.
Another disadvantage of subscribing is that you may lose access or functionality if you stop paying….
Let's say that talking about the pay-as-you-go model is probably talking about the future, where everything will be floating in the Cloud, no matter what the security we know up to now.
So the above question under the last finding loses its meaning as the possibilities of choice will be limited over the years.