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Along with worldwide commercial availability, Office 365 announces new global customers

Today, we announced worldwide availability of the new Microsoft Office 365 services for business; the most complete Office cloud service to-date has new features and offerings tailored to meet the needs and budgets of small, medium and large organizations. Since launching in mid-2011, Office 365 is one of the fastest growing businesses in Microsoft history. We are pleased to welcome new customers the Hamburg Port Authority, Sephora, and Midroc Europe…


Kurt DelBene: The cloud and beyond

Read Microsoft Office Division President Kurt DelBene’s blog about the latest release of Microsoft Office 365 for businesses. “When we first set out to build this release of Office, we knew it would be the boldest yet. We wanted to create that ‘over-the-shoulder envy’ that makes your friend or the guy sitting next to you on the plane ask what you’re using. In a recent survey, 96 percent of people…

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Building customer trust

Today’s post was written by Arpan Shah, senior director, Microsoft Office Division I’ve worked in the Office Division for more than 11 years and have had the opportunity to experience the transformation of our business into a services culture first hand.  We’ve gained a lot of valuable insights as part of that transformation which have in turn enabled us to deliver important capabilities to our customers more quickly.  We know…


And the winner is…you! Use the Oscars Ballot Predictor

Don’t have time to watch all the Oscar nominated movies, but want the inside scoop on the likely winners? Try the new Oscars Ballot Predictor app, which brings a bit of Hollywood fun to Excel 2013 and gives you a competitive edge at your Oscars party. The interactive app lets you see the Oscar nominees, vote for your picks, and check out the predicted winners in each of the 24…


Office 2013 and Office 365 installations and transferability

A few weeks ago, we announced the new Office for consumers, including the all new Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University for college and university students, and traditional Office suites: Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013. Since then we’ve received questions about the number of installations people get with the traditional Office suites, transferability, and how they compare to Office 2010.…


This week’s inaugural Lync Conference: Highlighting the future of communications

At this week’s inaugural Lync Conference, Microsoft is celebrating a people-centric vision for the future of communications technology, including the announcement that Lync-Skype connectivity for presence, IM and voice will be available to all Lync users by June. We have been honored by the rate of Lync adoption and encourage you to check out the new customer references we have for Lync 2013, available as of today.

Outlook leaves preview as the world’s fastest growing email service going from 0 to 60 million in just 6 months

Last summer, we released a preview of, a new modern email service from Microsoft. Since then, we’ve been humbled by the fast pace of adoption with over 60 million people already actively using During the same period, we’ve received lots of feedback and made many improvements. Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in this journey: is coming out of preview and people everywhere can get…


Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio. Read on to learn how to download the guides and…

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Why sign in? Your files are always waiting for you with Office 365

Signing in to Office 365 Home Premium unlocks a world of new functionality between Office and the cloud. Whether you’re using a phone, PC, or tablet, you can be at home, school, work, or on the bus and your files and applications are there wherever you are. Learn how we’ve connected Office to the cloud to make anywhere, anytime productivity possible and see how subscription and sign-in are how we…


Steve Ballmer announces the new Office 365 Home Premium

Read Steve Ballmer’s blog post about the release of the new Office 365 Home Premium and what it means for the company and for you. “This is a fundamental shift in our business that began several years ago and continues today with the release of Office 365 Home Premium . This is a brand new Office never experienced before,” Steve wrote on Tuesday. For the first time, you can subscribe…