Office 365
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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.

Skype for Business
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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.

Garage Series
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Garage Series: Your questions answered. Shared computer activation in Office 365 ProPlus

Do you use shared computers, Remote Desktop Services or solutions like Citrix XenApp with Office? On September 1st shared computer activation was enabled for all Office 365 ProPlus users. On this show Jeremy Chapman invites Amesh Mansukhani to answer the most common questions we’ve been hearing about shared computer activation and demonstrate everything along the way. In May we announced several updates to Office 365 ProPlus and gave a sneak…

OneNote
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Introducing OneNote Class Notebooks—a flexible digital framework for teaching and learning

We’ve been tremendously proud over the years to see OneNote helping teachers revolutionize learning in their classrooms. Across the country and around the world, we’ve seen many classrooms innovating with OneNote to power 21st century digital learning experiences. These types of experiences with OneNote in the classroom inspired the OneNote team, in partnership with Microsoft Research and Microsoft China, to develop the concept of the OneNote class notebook.

Skype for Business

New version of Lync SDN interface now available

It’s been just a few months since were at TechEd talking about how Unified Communications (UC) can take advantage of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Since then the industry hasn’t stopped talking about the utility of UC SDN across different scenarios, from diagnosing where media issues happen in the network to automating Quality of Service (QoS). In the meantime, we’ve been hard at work across three paths.

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
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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