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Enhanced non-delivery reports (NDRs) in Office 365

While advances in technology over the last 30 years have been immense, the state of the art in email non-delivery reports (NDRs) is still just an homage to 1982—overly technical and ill-designed for the modern email user. But that’s about to change. Over the next several months, NDRs generated by Office 365 will be enhanced to make it easier to understand and quickly fix message delivery issues.

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Office 365 ProPlus—IT Control and Management update

A key benefit of Office 365 ProPlus is the reduced burden around upgrades associated with traditional software deployment. The result is that Office upgrades are fast and it’s always up to date, just like you expect from a cloud service. Today, we’ll discuss the IT Control and Management capabilities specifically around deployment and upgrade management for enterprise environments.

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Skype for Business is here—and this is only the beginning

Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s mission to reinvent productivity and help people make the most of every moment. People need communications tools that allow them to express themselves in the most natural and approachable way possible, and that work the way they do—fluidly across locations and devices. —Learn more about Skype for Business and our vision of communication-powered productivity.

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Skype for Business sessions now included in Office 365 Summits

On November 11th, we announced our plans to rename Lync to Skype for Business, which will include shipping new client, server and service in Office 365 during the first half of 2015. Today, we are thrilled to announce the availability of Skype for Business technical training, created to help our partners and IT pros get ready for the upcoming product release.

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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 By adopting Office 365, we’re saving thousands from eliminating outdated systems, reducing long-distance telephone charges and unnecessary travel, and achieving overall operational efficiencies.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

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WPC 2014 takes it to the cloud and beyond

As the Chief Technology Officer of AvePoint Public Sector and having been in this space for years as a Microsoft MVP, I have witnessed the power of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference firsthand and can honestly say it continues to be one of the industry’s most valuable assets. The buzz of partners from all over the world congregating in a city with as much repute as Washington D.C. (my hometown) only…

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Lync Partner momentum continues at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

This week I attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It was a great way to connect with Lync partners and see them in action—demoing new products, swapping success stories, and sharing key announcements. With over 16,000 partner attendees, it was impossible to speak to everyone, so I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued commitment to the Lync business and share some personal highlights…