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Office 365 news round-up

For the past few days, Microsoft executives, product managers and developers have been meeting in Washington, D.C., with our partners from around the world. The Microsoft partner community has always been a core component of our success, and that’s as true today with our mobile-first, cloud-first strategy as it was when we released our first operating system.  

In recognition and support of that ongoing relationship, we announced several new cloud-based technologies and services at the Worldwide Partners Conference this week to help our partners succeed. We also recently launched a new Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program to make it easier for our partners to move their customers to the cloud.  

Meanwhile, we continue to improve Office 365 and our other products. In the past two weeks alone, we announced three new Office 365 plans for small and medium-sized businesses, and we increased the Public Folder limits in Office 365 tenfold—from 10,000 to 100,000. We also added Yammer Enterprise to our Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans, to improve collaboration for those customers. In addition, we set up the OneNote Feedback & Suggestions website with two forums—one for users and one for software developers—where people can send suggestions and requests for OneNote improvements.

Below is a round-up of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Office 365 Home and Personal Subscribers Get 1 TB of Free OneDrive Storage Starting Today – Learn more about the benefits of 1 terabyte of OneDrive storage for Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers.

Office 365 to benefit students, employees – Discover how Northern Illinois University is saving millions of dollars by adopting Office 365 for Education.

What This Year’s Office 365 Changes Mean to SMBs – Learn how the new Office 365 plans will benefit small and medium-sized businesses.

Microsoft Makes Office Mixes More Discoverable – Find out how Microsoft is updating Office Mix and enabling teachers to share the interactive lessons they are creating with the new service.

Playing to win: GameStop ups customer service with Office 365 – Discover why GameStop, a Fortune 500 retailer with more than 6,000 stores, is totally sold on Office 365.

DeSantis Landscapes: Firm stays nimble, saves 30 to 50 hours a week with Office 365 – Find out how this Oregon landscaping company is using Office 365 to nurture its business and save 30-50 hours per week.

Dakota Financial: Direct funder reduces the cost of expansion, boosts productivity with Office 365 – Learn how financial services firm Dakota Financial saves money and time with Office 365.

Office Mix: A Tech Tool and Teacher’s Aide — Maryland teacher Stacey Roshan shares how Office Mix delivers great experiences to students.