As Thanksgiving nears, people also anticipate the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season - more popularly known as Black Friday. Sales, discounts and other great deals from many stores are now being advertised to tease consumers for the upcoming Black Friday deals this 2017.

Microsoft is one of the leading multinational technology companies that develops, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and services, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that many people want their software. With the upcoming deals and promotions, here is a list of Microsoft products you have to check out on Black Friday.

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

As a server operating system that increases security, Windows Server 2016 Essentials offers to be your everything - in the Cloud, data center, even a server closet. With its integration with Azure Site Recovery Services, it enables real-time virtual machines to a backup vault in Azure in case of server or hardware failure. This is useful in order to maintain business continuity until everything is repaired and available again.

Microsoft Project 2016 Professional

Designed to make collaborations easy to deliver, Microsoft Project 2016 Professional offers a fast startup, effective scheduling, resource management and built-in reports for data visualization. This project and resource management software is ideal for project managers looking to have more productive and collaborative tasks and plans.

Windows Server 2016 Standard

A successor to Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 Standard is an operating system that is a server-edition of Windows 10 - for companies that need advanced features with virtualization to a lesser extent. Compared to Windows Server 2016 Essentials, which is CPU-based with one virtual installation, Standard is core-based with 2 virtual machines.

Microsoft Office Professional 2016

Working smarter in one PC is now easier with Microsoft Office Professional 2016. Featuring the ever-reliable Office, with Outlook, Publisher and Access on one PC, this productivity suite also offers to share files online for quicker and effective collaboration within organizations.

Microsoft Office 2016 Business for Mac

Microsoft Office 2016 Business for Mac lets Mac users enjoy the productivity suite of Microsoft with its fully-installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. It also has the option to store files on the Cloud with OneDrive.

Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, this productivity suite has been updated to adapt to Mac’s latest features, such as Retina display and full screen view.

Microsoft Visio 2016 Professional

Catering to organizations, Microsoft Visio 2016 Professional offers the ease of making, editing and sharing data-linked diagrams to simplify complex information. Ideal for collaborating with team members to create visually appealing and effective presentations, this program is pre-built with templates that will help transform data and ideas into diagrams.

Microsoft Excel 2016

Being used by many individuals, Microsoft Excel 2016 offers updates and enhancements to features and functionality you are already used to. Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, Excel 2016 lets you collaborate with shared projects real-time, with templates to save time in preparing data sets.

Windows 10 Professional

Windows 10 Professional offers sophisticated connectivity and privacy tools like Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE), Bitlocker, Remote Desktop and more in addition to all of the Home edition’s new features. Primarily designed for business, this operating system focuses on security and compatibility to its users.

Microsoft Office 2016 Business for PC

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 includes fully-installed Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint. Enhancing user experience with helpful new features like sharing and storing files online for easy accessibility anywhere, this provides a more efficient productivity suite that’s perfect for home and small businesses alike.

Microsoft Word 2016

Widely used globally, Microsoft Word 2016 is an updated version of its long line of predecessors of word processing programs that create text documents. Enhanced to adapt to everyday productivity, it now features editing PDF files and collaborating on documents anywhere in real-time. This program simplifies the creation of text files by also including mobile versions of it in this latest edition.

Conclusion

Microsoft has been known around the world to provide reliable and trusted programs and software since time immemorial. With the upcoming Black Friday sale, you will surely find serious discounts on their most sought-after programs, consoles and other products.

Stay tuned and be ready for this coming Black Friday - online or on retail stores - to catch this sweet Microsoft sale you surely wouldn’t want to miss.