I recently purchased a couple of Surface Laptops, that run Windows 10S. I went to install a couple of my Office 365 Pro Plus licenses on them. Now I’m wondering what that S stands for (apart from ‘Security’), after coming up against these three immutable laws:
- If you’ve got Windows 10S, you can only install apps from the Office Store. Okay…
- If you’ve got an Office 365 Pro Plus subscription, you can install Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 5 devices that are “compatible with Windows 7 or later”. Yipee!
- Office 365 Pro Plus is not available via the Office Store. What the!
Well that’s just plain Windows 10Stupid. Can someone from the Windows Store team explain that to someone from the Office Marketing team, so they can add “…unless you have Windows 10S” to their Office 365 Pro Plus copy, please?
Note that you can ‘upgrade’ your Windows 10S devices to a non 10S version that lets your kids download viruses unassisted. But unless you’re willing to open that Pandora’s Box, Microsoft effectively stymie you from installing their own software on their own operating system. Nuts. Absolute nuts.
Ah well. In other Office 365 world news:
- Office 365 subscribers will shortly be able to import and use PowerBI Custom Visuals. Just like I suggested right here last year.
- Office 365 subscribers will shortly get PowerPivot no matter what O365 plan they are on.
That is, unless they have Windows 10S and an Office 365 Pro Plus subscription, it seems.