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OneNote on Surface Pro 3 in education: Writing, annotating, sketching, highlighting and drawing

Today, the Surface team announced an exclusive first look into the use of Surface Pro 3 in education. The 1:1 device-to-student vision of their IT Director, Rob Baker, at the Cincinnati Country Day School (CCDS) has created an environment in which the devices and services blend seamlessly into the learning process, enabled in large part by OneNote’s organization, collaboration and digital inking capabilities experienced on the Surface Pro 3. Check…

Garage Series
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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…

SharePoint
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model

Some developers may say that full trust code is required to do things in SharePoint like branding OneDrive for Business sites, building people pickers or timer jobs. This week Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega return to the city known for making the impossible possible – Las Vegas – to see if there are ways to build out these common developer requests in SharePoint using the new app model. Last week…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 5 steps to a better PowerPoint

Know the best way to start a PowerPoint? Do you think about where to sit in a meeting room? We’ll show these are other simple steps to make your next presentation do more with less sweat. Need a sneak peek? Here is a 30-second video. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How not to open PowerPoint quickly The KISS rule Use the Notes section and Presenter View Stop! Unless your…

Security
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Under the Hood with Information Security and Compliance

Today Jeremy is joined by information protection engineering lead, Asaf Kashi, to explain the principles of data security and compliance along with the controls for administrators, end users and compliance officers. They discuss how built-in controls in Office 365 for Data Loss Prevention – including the new document fingerprinting – can help inform end users of policies and prevent data from being compromised. They also go deep with Office 365 Message Encryption and show how encrypted…

Office 365 ProPlus
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Updates to Office 365 ProPlus for admins and first look at upcoming shared computer support

This week Jeremy is joined again by Curtis Sawin to demonstrate the latest admin features in Office 365 ProPlus and Click-to-Run. If you’ve wanted to install the entire Office suite without InfoPath or Access apps, its now possible and they’ll walk you through the new admin processes to do so. They also go under the hood to show how the Click-to-Run software update process works and even give a first…

Project
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May 20 webcast now available on-demand: How a technology firm created remote access using Project 2013 and social media sites

Join us Tuesday, May 20 at 10:30am PST/1:30pm EST to learn how a midsized technology firm utilized Project 2013 and social media to manage their implementation projects and their business at a portfolio level. Read on to register and learn how to receive a fully functioning, perpetual copy of Microsoft Project 2013!

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…

Exchange
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The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in SP1 and what does it mean for Exchange admins?

Today the Garage Series for Office 365 returns to the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Austin, TX. And Jeremy returns to his IT pro roots – joined once again by Bharat Suneja from the Exchange engineering team – to talk about what is new in Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013 and how it all ties together with the Office 365 service. To keep things interesting, they count down their Top 10 favorite admin features. It’s a broader and…

Customer stories
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The Walsh Group: Construction leader builds in flexibility and streamlines IT with Office 365 ProPlus

“Nobody wants to wait for their PC or mobile device to install huge updates—the incremental updates we get with [Office 365] ProPlus mean no waiting.” Read the guest post from Patrick Wirtz, Innovation Manager for The Walsh Group, a Chicago, Illinois–based general contracting, construction management, and design services firm that builds airports, highways, stadiums, bridges, and other large-scale projects.