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Join the Office 365 support webcast April 22: Getting started with Project Online

Join us Tuesday, April 22 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn how to get started with Project Online. We’ll take you step by step, from signing up for a new subscription or adding a subscription to your existing applicable SharePoint Online subscription, right through to your first steps working in Project Online with resources and projects.  There will also be a quick overview of features you can expect to find…

Updates

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…

Outlook

Details of the Hotmail / Outlook.com outage on March 12th

Outlook.com left preview a few weeks ago, and as part of that, we shared that we’d start to upgrade the hundreds of millions of people using Hotmail to the new, modern Outlook.com experience. We had done multiple pilots during the preview period and learned a ton. Overall, the upgrade has been going very well – people have upgraded much faster than we had expected. The vast majority of people using…

Excel

New support for query tables in Excel Services improves workbook sharing across an organization

With the enhancements to Excel Services as part of the new Office, we now support query table refresh. Workbooks with query tables now can be seamlessly refreshed on the go from any browser! No need to convert your query table to a pivot table or download a workbook to desktop Excel client to refresh your query table. In other words, broad sharing of workbooks throughout an organization just got easier.

Excel

Open Excel workbooks in separate windows and view them side by side

“How do I open my workbooks in separate windows?” This has been a common inquiry from many of our customers who want to look at their workbooks side by side, or spread them across more than one monitor. Good news: starting with Excel 2013, each of your workbooks opens in its own window, similar to Word and PowerPoint today. That means that each workbook has its own ribbon and top-level…