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What’s New: July (and June) 2013

June and July have been busy months for the Office 365 and
related teams.  On the mobile apps front,
we’ve new releases and major updates for Office, OneNote, OWA, and Lync across
multiple platforms, such as Windows Store, iOS, and Android.   Yammer and SharePoint saw the first step at
integration and we’ve streamlined various setup activities.  We’ve also introduced Office 365 in 38 new
markets so even more people can benefit from productivity services.   You can look forward to more updates for
Office 365 in the weeks and months ahead!

Office 365 Home Premium & Office 365 University updates:

June:

Office
Mobile for iPhone
– Mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for
iPhone for Office 365 subscribers with Office included.

July:

OneNote updates for iOS
and Android
and Windows
Store app

Office Mobile for Android phones -
Mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android phones for Office
365 subscribers with Office included.

 

Office 365 for business* updates:

June:

 

Lync – Skype
integration
– Connect with Skype contacts from within Lync

Make
Yammer your default social network
– Office 365 admins can now choose to
have Yammer be the default social network in Office 365, including a link from
the navigation bar

Office
Mobile for iPhone
– Mobile
versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPhone for Office 365 customers
with Office included in their subscription

GoDaddy
custom domains
– Office 365 can automatically configure GoDaddy domains to
work seamlessly with Office 365

SkyDrive
Pro Apps for Windows Store and iOS
– View your SkyDrive Pro files on your
mobile devices and choose which ones you want access to while offline

Simpler
email aliases
– Small Business customers can now easily create email
aliases

 
July:

 

Office Mobile for Android phones -
Mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android phones for Office
365 subscribers with Office included.

OWA
for iPhone and OWA for iPad
– Manage email, calendar, and contacts on iOS
devices using the mobile optimized Outlook Web App for Office 365 users with
Exchange Online

SharePoint
Newsfeed app for Windows Store
– Read and create posts for your newsfeed,
see updates from sites, and snap to the side for better multitasking

Lync
2013 desktop client updates
– New features include images in IM chat, see
and join Lync meetings from the desktop client directly; meeting organizers can
mute IM chat and can manage Q&A with a new presenting tool.

Lync
Windows Store App updates
– see upcoming meetings and join from within the
app, see contacts availability and start chats and calls while Lync is
“snapped,” join meetings anonymously, view presenter slides, and
more.

Lync
meetings improvements
– Turn any iPhone and Windows Phone conversation into
an online meeting; see and join Lync meetings from the desktop client directly;
meeting organizers can mute IM chat and can manage Q&A with a new
presenting tool.

Excel
Web App updates
– New features including freeze panes, header row snapping,
sort, hiding worksheets, data validation, and autocomplete.

Opening
PDFs in Word Web App
– Quickly view PDFs in SharePoint Online and SkyDrive
Pro with the Word Web App

OneNote updates for iOS
and Android
and Windows
Store app
– OneNote now connects with Office 365 and SkyDrive Pro for
notebook storage.  Additional features
updated in each app as well.

Password
sync now available in DirSync
– DirSync can now sync password hashes so
that users can login with the same credentials for their company domain and Office
365

Office
365 available in 38 new markets, 3 new languages, and 5 new currencies

 

Looking ahead:

Power
BI for Office 365
– Power BI for Office 365 Preview will give powerful new
tools for analysis such as Power Maps, Power Query, Power BI mobile apps, and
more.

 

Please note some of the above updates may take time to show up in your Office 365 account as they are being rolled-out to customers world wide.

– Andy O’Donald @andyodonald



*Not
all updates apply to every Office 365 plan, please check the individual post for specifics.

 

 

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  1. Re: Opening PDF’s in Word Web App, is this actually delivered in SharePoint ?

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