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Office 365 news round-up

Microsoft launched Office on August 1, 1989, and for 25 years Microsoft Office has been helping people get things done in their personal and professional lives. We’re proud of that.

The world has changed a lot during the past quarter century, and so has Office. Today, you can experience the power and convenience of Office on your desktop computer, portable laptop computers, or mobile devices such as the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad. And with our cloud-based Office 365 or Office Online, you can move seamlessly between those devices and use Office wherever you are, with no need for attachments or flash drives to transfer files from one machine to another.

One of the things I like best about Office 365 is that it’s very democratic. Anyone can use Office 365 and enjoy the benefits of better communication, collaboration and productivity. No one is excluded.

At work, everyone from the CEO to mobile workers in the field can increase their productivity and improve their performance with Office 365. At home, Office 365 serves kids doing their homework as well as it does their parents, who may be working on the family budget or creating a presentation for a charity event. Office 365 also works well for people who may experience the world in different ways. Thanks to an array of built-in accessibility features, people with disabilities can use Office 365 as easily as anyone else. To help demonstrate Office accessibility, we recently put together an infographic that shows how you can create accessible Office documents that are easier for everyone to see, hear and use.

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

Touchable Office for the Enterprise? – Learn how Microsoft is providing Office Touch experiences with full-featured apps that exemplify both sides of the “mobile first, cloud first” vision.

Why Office 365 Is Good for Accounting Firms – Find out why a former CPA and longtime consultant says that Office 365 solves many of the problems CPA firms face.

Porch increases productivity with Office 365 – Discover why Porch, an online home-improvement network, chose Office 365 for its business.

Top 5 tips for back-to-school on a budget – Get five money-saving tips that can help students go back to school with Office 365 and other key tech products—without breaking the bank.

Flipping the classroom with Office Mix: small steps, big possibilities – Learn how All Hallows’ School in Brisbane, Australia, is using Office Mix to help teachers create more engaging learning experiences for students.

Saudi Airlines soars with improved business intelligence thanks to Microsoft solution – Find out why Saudi Airlines adopted a Microsoft business intelligence solution that includes Power BI for Office 365.

Dogeared discovers a gold mine of capabilities with Office 365 – Discover how this jewelry company is using Office 365 to make its business shine.