Excel
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Power Map for Excel–May update for Office 365

In the May 2015 update of Office 365 we are proud to introduce a new core feature to Power Map: Custom Regions. The Custom Regions feature allows data to be mapped to the regions that matter most to you, even if they are not the traditional zip code, county, state or country regions. Custom regions are useful for plotting data on sales districts, school districts, congressional districts, land lot development,…

SharePoint
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SharePoint Server 2016 update

In February, we shared our vision on the evolution of SharePoint, outlining our plans for continued cloud innovation with SharePoint in Office 365, and providing a glimpse of the work underway to deliver our next on-premises server release, SharePoint Server 2016. With Ignite just a few weeks away, we’re getting ready to share more detail on the innovation we’re bringing to SharePoint 2016. In the meantime, I wanted to provide…

Office 365
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Introducing Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection

Today, Office 365 provides robust email protection against spam, viruses and malware with Exchange Online Protection (EOP). But as hackers around the globe launch increasingly sophisticated attacks, many organizations are seeking tools that provide advanced protection. That’s why we are pleased to introduce Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a new email filtering service that provides additional protection against specific types of advanced threats.

Garage Series

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…

Garage Series

Garage Series for Office 365: Delivering custom Office experiences with Azure RemoteApp

On today’s show, Jeremy is joined by Klaas Langhout from the Azure team to discuss the pros and cons of delivering Office desktop experiences via RemoteApp. They balance the user experiences of native apps versus remote desktop architectures. Then Klaas demonstrates how quickly an Azure RemoteApp environment running Office can be set up.  In our last two shows we covered how eligible students can get Office for free and introduced…

Office 365
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Announcing Office 365 deployment benefits for new customers

Office 365 provides the best cloud productivity experience giving businesses new ways to help their people to collaborate, gain valuable business insights and ultimately get things done. As a cloud based service customers can move to Office 365 faster than a traditional on-premises solution and we’re focused on making that transition to the cloud as fast and seamless as possible.

Customer stories

Retaining a competitive advantage: Why staying current with UC matters

It’s no secret—an organization that runs well internally is better positioned to adapt to changing market conditions, shorten project timelines, and add more value for its customers. That’s why MWH Global, a “wet infrastructure” engineering firm that handles huge water-related projects, has embraced each new version of Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions as it is released.

Android

The Garage Series Under the Hood: Evolving Exchange ActiveSync and OWA for Devices

OWA for Android phones is here. This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Greg Baribault once again from the Exchange ActiveSync engineering team. They explain the rich history and evolution of EAS from protocol to mobile device management then finally to OWA for Devices. Along the way Greg demos OWA for Android, explains the underpinnings of notifications when connecting to on premises Exchange and Jeremy explains the new selective wipe…

Garage Series

The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 8 great timesavers in Outlook

Did you know that you can drag any email into your calendar to make an appointment? Or you can just ignore pesky emails? You will if you watch this Office 15-Minute Webinar. Need a sneak peek? Here is our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at the webinar Turn off email notifications File>Options>Mail>Display a Desktop Alert. Make a calendar entry fast Drag a message to Calendar in the lower-left. Ignore a conversation…