Garage Series
powerbipreview

First look at the new Power BI Preview

This week Michael Tejedor joins Jeremy Chapman on Office Mechanics to give a first look at the updates to Power BI. The preview announced yesterday adds a number of new Power BI capabilities, including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular software-as-a-service applications, a native iPad app and live “hybrid” connectivity to on-premises SQL Server Analysis Services tabular models. Michael demonstrates all this and more on the show and explains how…

Customer stories
USVI

US Virgin Islands government connects dispersed employees with Lync Online

Within the government of the United States Virgin Islands, the Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) works hard to make it easier for government employees to do their jobs effectively. One way we do this is by actively exploring and implementing innovative new technologies. Because government employees are spread across 30 different agencies on three of our islands, we need to give them tools that make it easy to work closely…

Why Microsoft

Office 365 news round-up

Humans have always longed to know the future, to see what lies ahead and just out of sight. In ancient days, we consulted oracles or shamans. Today, we may seek the advice of futurists, who analyze current patterns and trends to predict future events. At Microsoft, however, we agree with legendary management consultant Peter Drucker, who said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” That’s exactly…

Office Online
Accessibility

New accessibility enhancements for Office Online

When we first built Office Online, we worked hard to make the suite accessible to blind and low vision users by using a new web accessibility standard called WAI-ARIA. While this web standard has allowed Office Online to be usable with a screen reader, we’ve made some further improvements over the past year to provide an even better experience. We are excited to talk about these improvements and have you…

Why Microsoft
Office 365 logo

Office 365 news round-up

“Think Globally, Act Locally” became the mantra of the fledgling environmental movement after the first nationwide Earth Day celebration in 1970. The motto was a driving force that represented the impact individuals can make on something on a global scale. As the new year begins, we are excited about the many new features and improvements that are coming in 2015, which will make Office 365 even better—both globally and locally.

Updates
Office Delve

Introducing boards in Office Delve—a new way to organize and share work

As Office Delve continues to roll out to Office 365 business customers, we love hearing about how people are using this new, innovative experience to discover and explore content that’s relevant to the work they and their teams are doing. As an intelligent app that brings you relevant content stored anywhere in Office 365, Delve helps you to get back to pertinent content, discover relevant content that has been shared…