News

Subscriptions take off

Today, Surf Air, the world’s first subscription airline, launched in San Francisco. The new airline aims to shake up the traditional passenger service model in much the same way Netflix upended movie rentals. Subscribers pay a set fee each month for up to four boarding passes and tailored access to flights between San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We’re not surprised to see more subscriptions take flight, but…

SharePoint

New study: People want social tools at work; weigh in at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re big believers that enterprise social is the new cornerstone of workplace collaboration. It addresses the changing nature of work, and the changing demographics of the workforce. We’re not alone here. We just published new research detailing global information worker interest in enterprise social tools. We weren’t surprised to find that three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration. We were surprised to learn that nearly…

Office 365

Now trending: Social tools at work; Join the discussion at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re excited to announce we’ve just published new global research looking at worker appetite for enterprise social tools. You’ll find lots of data here. The upshot is more than three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration, and nearly a third would bring social tools into their organization through the back door. We refer to this trend as “bring your own service.”   Enterprise social is a…

Outlook

Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…

News

Yammer and Office 365: Aligning for scale

Last summer, Microsoft made a $1.2B investment in Yammer, recognizing enterprise social as key to how companies communicate and collaborate. Fast forward only eight months, and the momentum is tremendous. We’ve just finished our third quarter and Yammer sales grew 259% year-over year, Yammer gained 312 new customers, and March marked Yammer’s best month to-date in terms of user engagement. We’re excited about the value customers are seeing with Office…

News

Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…

SharePoint

What’s new in SharePoint Online–top 10

SharePoint Online (SPO) has a gaggle of new innovation and welcome improvements. The premier sharing service is updated with a new, fluid user interface, active personal file sharing, higher storage limits for both personal and team sites, a high-end cloud app development model, and more robust tooling for admins to more easily and effectively control their SPO environment. Everyone benefits from the new SharePoint Online! Users benefit with new ways…

SharePoint

Yammer and SharePoint: Enterprise social roadmap update

At last November’s SharePoint Conference, we announced our roadmap for enterprise social and talked about three phases of Yammer integration: “basic integration, deeper connections, and connected experiences.”  (For more details, see the Putting Social to Work post published just after the SPC keynote.)  Today at Convergence 2013 we provided an update to that roadmap, and I wanted to share the details more broadly.