Windows 10: Ms confirms - eventually Office to be subscription only

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  1.    3 Days Ago #71

    Hi folks.

    Totally different considerations as far as large corporations and individuals are concerned. For corporations makes huge sense - especially as this cost all goes against tax offsets in any case.

    For individuals totally different considerations apply -- although given the decreasing cost base as well it may in the future make sense for individuals to leave their entire I.T as well to the cloud --that's some way off yet.

    Another reason why a lot of businesses are going "Cloud based" is that in the days of increasing automation etc it will be cheaper to have infrastructure off site -- also political processes can come into play regarding things like foreign workers, immigration, visas, work permit sponsorship etc etc.

    If all the major infrastructure is in the cloud a business can just get on with its core businesses -- the cloud providers have the problem of staffing etc etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    3 Days Ago #72

    pparks1 said: View Post
    Sure, you will find circumstances where the data is too sensitive to put in the cloud. But the majority of business customers can engineer solutions to secure their data in the cloud. And they are doing just that.

    I find in the IT field these days, if you aren't a cloud engineer/architect you are going to find it difficult to find positions in many corporations today. All of our positions now are labeled as infrastructure engineers, who need to understand AWS/Azure and be able to write infrastructure as code with things like Cloud Formation and Terraform. And many functions are moving away from servers entirely to serverless technology like Lambda, and Microservices via containers (ECS w/ Kubernetes).

    Security is an ongoing project, regardless if you are on-prem or in the cloud. If you want a job in the next 10 years, you better be open to the cloud...employers are going to expect you to have proficiency there.
    Granted. I'm just speaking from my limited experience.
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  3.    3 Days Ago #73

    I tried with the recepie above, but halved it to 250g flower, 125g butter and, as you said, a tiny bit of water.

    It ended up like cardboard.

    It was all cold, I chopped it up with a knife so as not to warm it and I left the thing in the fridge for 2 hours before rolling as advised so what did I do wrong?

    More butter? Less? Some other fat (that is vegetarian ideally)?

    It shouldn't be that difficult surely?
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  4.    2 Days Ago #74

    lx07 said: View Post
    I tried with the recepie above, but halved it to 250g flower, 125g butter and, as you said, a tiny bit of water.

    It ended up like cardboard.

    It was all cold, I chopped it up with a knife so as not to warm it and I left the thing in the fridge for 2 hours before rolling as advised so what did I do wrong?

    More butter? Less? Some other fat (that is vegetarian ideally)?

    It shouldn't be that difficult surely?
    ????

    were you trying MasterChef Forum or something !!!

    cheers

    jimbo
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       2 Days Ago #75

    lx07 said: View Post
    I tried with the recepie above, but halved it to 250g flower, 125g butter and, as you said, a tiny bit of water...
    jimbo45 said: View Post
    ????
    were you trying MasterChef Forum or something !!!
    Ever since I joined TenForums it always amused me that 'Help me Bake' was listed as a sister-site. That link seems to have been quietly removed now on TF (at least, for the skin I'm using) but can still be seen on the other sites like here on Eight Forums...

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  6.    2 Days Ago #76

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    were you trying MasterChef Forum or something !!!
    Sorry about that. It was not the correct thread (or even the correct forum).
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  7.    2 Days Ago #77

    Hi there
    @lx07

    Never mind

    I enjoy cooking as well (apart from Football -- proper version with the round ball). cycling, boozing (of course) and a whole slew of other nefarious activities which I won't elaborate on here).

    Bon Journee

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    2 Days Ago #78

    To me, MS Office is becoming less and less worth it all the time ...
    When I was working, I could get the HUP version for $10 -- and that was for a "permanent" license, and for the Pro Plus version, to boot.
    Then, Office Home and Student was available for $150 for three permanent licenses. Still a good deal at $50 for a single permanent license.
    But when it went to $150 for a single license, I could no longer afford it.
    And since then, due to the greater use of mobile devices, I find that I use my WebMail all the time now, and no longer have any justification to buy an MS Office version that includes Outlook.

    Additionally, it used to be a "no-brainer" when you wanted an office suite that handled the "new" Word and Excel files simply because the free or open-source alternatives simply didn't handle the MS Office files as well as MS Office.

    But now, Softmaker FreeOffice 2018 claims to be able to handle MS Office files without any problems, so if all you need (which is what most folks need) is Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, you now have a working free alternative that you don't have to pay an ongoing subscription fee to use.

    Yeah, and I know that $80 a year is not a LOT of money -- but to me, it's the principle -- I don't want to "lease" software.
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  9.    14 Hours Ago #79

    No thank you. I'm not keen on subscriptions for Office, or any other software, for that matter.
    Yet another dumbass plan by Microsoft.
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