Updates

What’s new: July 2014

July has been a busy month for mobile apps and admins. OneNote continues to receive updates to its Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Android versions. Office for iPad was enhanced with many top customer requested features. Admins can now have 10x the number of Public Folders and new communication tools to stay informed about their Office 365 service Power BI, Power Map, and Power Query all also were updated…

Why Microsoft
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Montgomery County, PA: How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” -— read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

SharePoint

New interactive training for hybrid computing now available

Hybrid computing is the intersection between traditional on-premises and cloud computing models. Deploying a hybrid scenario is useful when you need to realize ROI on existing on-premises investments, when you require a bridge between on-premises and cloud to support migration, or if you’re not ready to move to the cloud all at once. We are committed to continued innovation and guidance for those of you who are deploying hybrid scenarios.…

Updates

What’s new: June 2014

Improvements to Office 365 in June focused on updates for Lync, such as enhancements to Lync for Mac and Lync Room System, as well as on new OneNote tools, extensions, and partnerships. Another big update for Office 365 for business subscribers was the release of the Office 365 road map, which helps inform customers about upcoming updates before they become available. Leave us a comment to let us know what your…

Office 365
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Montgomery County: Better service for my team, county colleagues, and our citizens through Office 365

Lisa Tolomeo, Client Services Manager for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is increasing her responsiveness to team members and internal customers, thereby improving public service. Read Lisa’s story and learn how she keeps lines of communication open and stays flexible to react to technology emergencies and help county employees continue to deliver excellent service to their community.

IT
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Webcast: Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Application Request Routing (ARR)

In this video learn about the Web Application Proxy (WAP) component that ships with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Application Request Routing (ARR) and what they offer for Exchange publishing. This webcast will help you understand how to start publishing Exchange with WAP and ARR right away! Presenter: Georg Hinterhofer is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Austria and MCM: Exchange 2010, EMEA Exchange TechLead and a SME on…

Office 365
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Improving visibility to service updates

Those of you who have been following this blog have seen dozens of great improvements that we’ve shipped to Office 365 for business services over the last 18 months. Today we’re launching the Office 365 for business public roadmap. The Office 365 for business public roadmap provides you with a way to learn more about upcoming updates before the change comes to your service. In addition to the public roadmap,…

Customer stories
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The US Virgin Islands: Using Office 365 to achieve efficient,
citizen-centric government

“With Office 365, we can rely on dependable business productivity tools so that everyone is setting higher standards for their work, which ultimately translates into more efficient government services.” — Don’t miss the video and post from Reuben D. Molloy, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Gov’t of the US Virgin Islands

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Webcast: Site provisioning techniques with SharePoint apps

In this video you will learn about site provisioning from SharePoint Online and on-premises using provider-hosted apps that can be hosted on Windows Azure. We’ll also show you how to customize your sites, including personal sites, using CSOM techniques, an approach that offers an alternative to classic site/web templates. Presenters: Vesa Juvonen and Bert Jansen Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen is a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Focused on SharePoint technologies, he has been…