Crabs fend off late rally, down B52s

first_imgDamian Henderson’s hot streak at the plate continued Wednesday night as his first-inning grand slam put the Humboldt Crabs ahead 5-0 en route to a 12-9 win over the visiting Humboldt B52s, at the Arcata Ball Park.The Crabs followed their explosive first inning with a single run in the second and three more in the third — one of which came via an RBI single from Kyle Knell and the other two, off of B52s errors — to take a 9-1 lead entering the fourth.The B52s made a push to get back into the …last_img

Will Microsoft Close Office 365’s ‘Household’ Discount Loophole?

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#education#Microsoft#Microsoft Office Office 365, already priced as a cheaper, subscription alternative to Microsoft’s retail Office packages, may offer families and friends additional discounts, provided that Microsoft doesn’t close a key loophole.What Makes A Household?At this point, Microsoft’s Office 365 package charges one fee per household, but it’s not exactly clear what the definition of “household” is. Since the Office 365 license covers five devices, it’s unclear whether Microsoft will treat a “household” as a single IP, or cover extended family such as parents and adult children who may move out of the home.Microsoft representatives couldn’t supply an answer. “I don’t believe any one has asked me that question before,” said Oliver Roll, a general manager at Microsoft.After teasing Office 365’s launch on its website, Microsoft has come clean: Tuesday marks the consumer launch of Office 365, plus Office 365 University. Consumers will pay $99.99 per year ($8.34 per month) for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, plus 60 minutes of Skype calling and extra SkyDrive storage; students will pay $79.99 for four years of the University bundle. Microsoft also revealed that business users will receive access to Office 365 on February 27.Microsoft also launched its traditional Office packages: Home & Student ($139.99), Home & Business ($219.99), and Professional ($399.99). Each version can be licensed by either one Mac or PC, forever, except for the Professional version. That’s PC-only.Microsoft’s Roll said that the typical household would benefit from the new Office 365 pricing, but the exact payoff will vary by the number of devices in the house and other factors. “I’m a busy parent… I might have five or six devices at home and at work,” he said. “I want Office to run on those devices, and I want instant access to my documents and settings on the device I’m using. People have begun to expect instant access to music and movies with services like Netflix; we don’t think Office is any different.”The addition of Office 365 University adds a new wrinkle for students, however. Previously, students who purchased Office 2010 University received a perpetual license to the software for $99.99. The Office 365 version only lasts four years, but grants students a pair of licenses, they could use it on a Surface Pro as well as a notebook PC, for example, or even split the cost with a roommate.Roll said he didn’t know whether or not a consumer Office 365 license would be geographically locked – in other words, why couldn’t a family simply install a copy of Office 365 on a PC that a student would take to college? (From a price perspective, however, it really doesn’t matter that much; $99.99 split among five PCs is $20; multiply that by four years, and it’s $80, the same as the University Bundle.)A small family with one or two PCs, however, plus a set of parents, might benefit from essentially paying $20 per year, per PC.Sharing Can Be A Good ThingHow strictly Microsoft enforces that policy is well, up to Microsoft. HBO, for example, notoriously doesn’t enforce username and password sharing, providing up to three accounts per subscriber. “In private, HBO executives did not dispute the notion that the password borrowing could lead young people to subscribe to HBO in the future,” The New York Times has reported. Sharing an Office 365 account might do the same.Unlike Google, Microsoft’s Office 365 doesn’t live entirely in the cloud, as users will be able to download copies to their PC that will allow them to run offline. Patching and upgrades will happen automatically, however, and Roll said that new features will be added more frequently than Microsoft has traditionally done.Businesses Love Office 365Microsoft also claimed that Office 365 has been a hit among its enterprise customers; 20% of all enterprises that use Office have subscribed to Office 365, and among small and midsize companies, Microsoft has seen a 150% increase, Roll said. Part of that may be ascribed to Google, which recently pared the free version of its Google Apps product from its enterprise portfolio. At the beginning of the year, both the Department of Defense and the city of Chicago signed on to use Office and other Microsoft products and services. Now, Roll said, the Catholic International Education Office, covering 2.5 million students across 103 countries, has signed on to use Office 365, as has the All India Council for Technical Education.“In the business world some of those core parts… are the same – business users want to be able to access their documents regardless of what device they’re using,” Roll said. “They’d like their settings to be personalized; SkyDrive is an important part of the business services. I save documents at work to SkyDrive… and on my home PC, I pick up where I left off.”Office 365 will also include the Office Store, a marketplace for add-ons and plug-ins that includes project software, new dictionaries, and even companies like Gliffy, which Microsoft invited even though it competes with Microsoft-branded products.(See Inside The New Microsoft Office App Store: One Developer’s Real World Story.)center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair markhachmanlast_img read more

Math Doesn’t Care

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now If you need to create 4 opportunities a month, each one worth $75,000, to be able to make your number.  If you don’t create those opportunities, you need 8 opportunities the next month. If you do better work the next month and put up two new opportunities worth $75,000 each, you are now carrying forward 6 opportunities into the very next month—in addition to the 4 you need to create to cover the month you’re in.Math doesn’t care if you don’t really like prospecting, the creation of new opportunities. It doesn’t care if you don’t believe that you should have to cold call, nor does it care that marketing didn’t give you the leads you believe you need. Math does what it does.Math also doesn’t care if you are lazy. It doesn’t care that you aren’t willing to exercise the self-discipline necessary to manage yourself. Nor is it concerned that you like to be entertained, and that you love the novelty provided by the small screen of infinite distractions. Math works even if you don’t.Math doesn’t care that you had every intention of doing good work, and that you really need to do well in your role. It isn’t even aware that you have any feelings whatsoever, good, bad, or indifferent. Math certainly doesn’t have any feelings.It doesn’t care about your manager, the President, your irrational competitor, your equally irrational prospective client, your product challenges, or the fact that the Internet is disintermediating your industry. Math just goes right on being math, neutral in all issues, punishing some and rewarding others.If it is difficult to create 4 opportunities in a month, then it isn’t any easier to create 10 in that same number of days.last_img read more

Salado posts triple-double as Racal sets D-League scoring record

first_imgKent Salado. PBA IMAGESRacal Motors’ offensive outburst earned itself an entry in the history books as it hammered Zark’s Burger, 140-90, for its second victory Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 140-point turnout set the new PBA D-League record for most points scored, eclipsing the previous feat set by Tanduay in its 133-78 rout of Topstar ZC Mindanao Aguilas in last season’s Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ZARK’S BURGER 90 – Celiz 28, Bautista 17, De Leon 13, Nalos 10, Juruena 6, Mangahas 6, Cudal 4, Cayabyab 3, Sheriff 2, Ferrer 1, Argamino 0.Quarters: 38-20, 66-43, 104-66, 140-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “It’s a big achievement for Racal. I’m happy for them and I think, it’s good that we know they can score. It’s just the defense that we have to work on,” said coach Jerry Codiñera.Kent Salado also became only the third player to register a triple-double in the league as he commandeered the Alibaba with 11 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds in the win, joining the ranks of BDO-NU’s Bobby Ray Parks and Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia in the list. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMac Tallo paced Racal with 26 markers, five assists, three rebounds, while Gwynne Capacio added 23 points.Roider Cabrera also had 17 markers powered by three triples, while Rian Ayonayon got 13 points, four dimes, and three rebounds. The Alibaba raced to a 38-20 first quarter lead and never looked back, extending the advantage to as high as 54, 140-86, late in the game.“We weren’t complacent even though we’re facing a new team. We just wanted to be ready against them and we just wanted to have a good start,” said Codiñera.Robby Celiz topped Zark’s Burger (0-3) with 28 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Clark Bautista wound up with 17 markers in the loss.The Scores:RACAL MOTORS 140 – Tallo 26, Capacio 23, Cabrera 17, Ayonayon 13, Abrigo 11, Mangahas 11. Salado 11, Lozada 8, Apreku 7, Grimaldo 6, Faundo 4, Cortez 2, Bulawan 1, Dela Cruz 0.ADVERTISEMENT Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 lead View commentslast_img read more