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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…

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From Inside the Cloud: What commitments does Microsoft make when you subscribe to Office 365?

If you have been following the From Inside the Cloud series, you know we regularly bring you an insider’s view from the people behind the services on how we operate and manage Office 365 for security, privacy and compliance. We thought we’d focus our first edition of the New Year on outlining the commitments Microsoft makes when you subscribe to Office 365 services.

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Enhanced email protection with DKIM and DMARC in Office 365

Spoofing is a common challenge that enterprises face in today’s world, which can lead to increased spam and more intensified phishing campaigns. In order to reduce spoofing and provide a safer client experience, Office 365 now supports inbound validation of DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) over IPv4, and Domain-based Messaging and Reporting Compliance (DMARC).

Office 365

What’s new: December 2014

Before the holiday the Office 365 team was busy in December delivering service updates and new apps across devices. Excel and the Business Intelligence scenarios and features also received numerous updates to enhance stability, do more with maps, embedding Power Views in websites and more. Lync added support for video calling with Skype users, updates for Android, Windows Phone and Lync Room System. Yammer Enterprise was added to the Enterprise…

Customer stories
Alain Pinel

Feeling at home in the cloud

At Alain Pinel Realtors, we strive to enhance the lives and work environments of our 200 corporate employees and more than 1,300 agents. And for us, the “work environment” extends far beyond our 30+ offices. That means providing a platform for communication and collaboration that makes it faster and easier for our workforce to connect with both colleagues and clients. We decided to go with Microsoft Office 365 because the…

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Garage Series: Bringing Data Loss Prevention to SharePoint and first look at new Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers for iOS and Android

On this week’s show we invite back Asaf Kashi, a lead engineer on the information protection team. We introduce the information protection updates coming to Office 365 and demonstrate the upcoming Data Loss Prevention capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, the upcoming Office 365 compliance center, one-time passcodes for viewing encrypted email and the just-released Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers for iOS and Android.  Last time we invited Asaf Kashi on…

Customer stories
Kennametal

Manufacturing leader connects global employees and speeds innovation

Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company, wanted to become a tighter-knit organization so that it could bring products to market more quickly, which is no small endeavor with 14,000 employees spread around the world. To extend communication and collaboration to factory workers and make it easier for all employees to share ideas and foster skills building, the company adopted Microsoft Office 365.