Microsoft's Thanksgiving 2025 Massacree – PC Perspective

Microsoft's Thanksgiving 2025 Massacree – PC Perspective

That's a great bunch of software you've got there…shame if something happened to it

Microsoft is giving us an interesting October gift this year, With some of their products hitting end of life. As you must already know, Windows 10 will stop receiving security updates on October 14, 2025. As long as you don't fork over $61 per device for the first year. The price will double every year after that, until Microsoft does away with it entirely. Windows 10 isn't the only product that will continue at this time.. If you use Office 2016 or Office 2019, you will stop receiving updates on the same day. The same goes for Skype for Business, although the personal version will continue its pathetic existence.

If you want to continue using Office products, it looks like it's possible. Office Home and Student 2021 Will be the very last standalone version. Instead Adobe Microsoft would like to introduce you to its rental program. Office 359 is a subscription service, more commonly known as an E3 license, and Microsoft would rather you go for it than be stubborn and pay a one-time fee for its software.

To make sure no one gets left behind, October 14 also marks the end of Exchange Server 2016 and 2019. This is absolutely hilarious because there is currently no new version of Exchange Server, As Microsoft decided not to release Exchange Server 2022.. This decision was due to Redmond finally accepting the fact that Exchange servers are a favorite target for attackers. State patronage and lone wolves. Exchange Server 2025 will be released, hopefully with enough lead time to allow at least a few minutes of testing before going live. That's what Microsoft advises on-premise Exchange customers to switch to a cloud subscription.

Adding insult to injury, the latest Windows 10 update release preview will give you a pop-up gift if you use a local account. It reads, in part, “New! This update starts the account-related notifications (rollout) for Microsoft accounts in Settings > Home.” If you choose not to follow their advice and link your computer to a Microsoft account, it will continue to remind you of the potential benefits of doing so.

At least today is Friday.

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