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What’s new: December 2013

Happy Holidays from the Office 365 team! After all of the November updates, December has been a less busy month as we continue to plan and develop new features and listen to customer suggestions.  OneNote for Android now lets you capture information from anywhere into your notes.  Outlook.com added a new tool to help you easily switch from Gmail, the Office 365 Admin app launched for iPhone and Android devices, and more students than ever have access to Office through their educational institution. Let us know your favorite new feature in the comments. If you missed last month’s updates, see November’s What’s new summary.

Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University updates

Outlook.com makes it even easier to switch from Gmail – A new tool easily imports your mail and contacts, preserves the “read” status, and enables you to send email from your @gmail.com address from within Outlook.com.

OneNote for Android update – Capture information from anywhere on your phone with a new Add to OneNote via the Android Share button.  See recent notes from your Home screen with the new OneNote Recent Widget.

Office 365 for business updates*

Office 365 Admin app – Office 365 admins can now see their Office 365 service health dashboard on their iPhone and Android devices.

Switch Plans to a different Office 365 service family – Customers can now upgrade from Small Business plans to Midsize and Enterprise plans, or from the Midsize plan to an Enterprise plan.

OneNote for Android update – Capture information from anywhere on your phone with a new Add to OneNote via the Android Share button.  See recent notes from your Home screen with the new OneNote Recent Widget.

Office 365 Education updates*

In addition to the Office 365 for Business updates, Student Advantage is now available – Educational institutions that subscribe to Office 365 ProPlus for their faculty and staff can now extend Office 365 ProPlus to their students at no additional cost.

Please note that some of the updates may take time to show up in your Office 365 account, because they’re being rolled out to customers worldwide.

–Andy O’Donald @andyodonald

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

 

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3 comments
  1. Its nice to see improvement to office 365. It is also very useful to have that android app to check the status of the service.

  2. I never see any comments about either the windows phone or the surface 2 on here. perhaps I need to switch to android or ios to get all the goodies?

  3. the admin app for ios and android only lets you view service health status. It should also allow administrators to do basic user management like resetting passwords and create/delete users! this will make life very easy.

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