Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell…

Office Online
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Click to launch, click to switch

Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business cloud-based services. Today, we’re introducing the new app launcher for our consumer services—namely Office Online, Outlook.com and OneDrive. Outlook.com users have been switching apps this way for quite some time, so today’s change represents a small visual change. However, the exciting thing is that now launching apps is the same whether you’re working…

Garage Series
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Garage Series for Office 365: PowerShell basics and the space race

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to introduce PowerShell for managing Office 365. Jeremy and Greg explain when PowerShell makes sense compared to the user interface and describe the basics of how PowerShell works. Then Jeremy puts PowerShell to the test at NASA in Houston by attempting to add 150 users into Office 365 within the 8 minutes it took the space shuttle…

PowerPoint
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Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell…

PowerPoint
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Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop.

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 5 things to raise your game to a college level

In college, there’s a pervasive message that “you’re not in high school anymore, so you better up your game.” But some college students are still doing workarounds and other annoying tasks that they don’t need to do. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer made to share on social media sites. What you will learn at the webinar: Stop handing off your group paper to a “final formatter” Stop…

Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Assessing the Top 5 Cloud Security Threats with Mark Russinovich

In this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by cyber security expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to assess the most frequently heard cloud security threats. Mark describes each threat with its threat level and shares how Microsoft architects its cloud services to maximize data security and protect against data loss. Jeremy and Mark also give pro tips to protect against credential loss and contain the risk of user-driven shadow IT. …

Customer stories
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Operation Smile: Nonprofit changes lives with help from Office 365

Every dollar that we can save in how we conduct business goes directly to helping another child. By adopting Office 365, we’re saving thousands from eliminating outdated systems, reducing long-distance telephone charges and unnecessary travel, and achieving overall operational efficiencies. That means a lot more children are getting the medical help they need.” — Frank Byrum, CTO of Operation Smile

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar celebrating 25 years of Office with Office Online

We have been celebrating a quarter-century of Office by sharing stories from our Brand Ambassadors of what they did with Office. We’ll dig into a few of these stories and show you how they created these docs and how you can too with Office Online. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer for posting on social media sites. You can follow the anniversary on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  If…