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Announcing Office 365 Personal: A new way to access Office 365!

At last week’s SharePoint Conference, we discussed Office 365 for business investments and got some outstanding feedback from customers. Now it’s time for a few updates for our consumer customers using Office 365 – 3.5 million subscribers and counting. Today I want to announce Office 365 Personal. Coming this Spring, Office 365 Personal is a new, great option for people interested in using Office 365.  It’s designed for an individual, allows…

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Analyze this: Office 365 adds up to greater productivity for financial analysts

Financial analysts are the whiz kids of business. They take raw data, analyze it, and draw insights to show organizations where they have been, where they are today, and where they should go tomorrow. When financial analysts are assessing value or developing a forecast, they look at solid indicators such as return on investment, economic trends, and the bottom line. They want hard facts and performance, which is why financial…

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Introducing codename Oslo and the Office Graph

Ashok Kuppusamy is a group program manager in the FAST engineering team based in Norway. We are incredibly excited to introduce the newest member of the Office 365 family: codename Oslo. We announced it and the Office Graph last week at the SharePoint Conference keynote. You can get a closer look at Oslo by watching this Garage Series for Office 365 episode, shot live while on location at the SharePoint…

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Technology is enabling new ways of working

Jeff Teper is the Corporate Vice President of Office Service and Servers group. It’s an exhilarating time for our industry, our company, and for Office. At the last SharePoint Conference we talked about technology megatrends that are changing the way people work: cloud, social, mobile, and big data. These trends are still alive and well today, and they are active change agents in markets, industries, and companies across the world.…

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The Office 365 platform —new opportunities for developers

Today at the SharePoint Conference, we announced huge investments in making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build amazing solutions. As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile apps and Office. You have new robust APIs and tool improvements to make building solutions easier than ever before. And your solutions have the potential to reach a…

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OneDrive for Business—cloud file storage and sharing just got easier

Today at SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, we shared exciting news about OneDrive for Business, and how we’re making it even easier for customers to get up and running quickly in the cloud. We announced that we’re introducing a new standalone OneDrive for Business subscription plan that includes Office Online, and that we’re adding enhancements to SharePoint 2013 in Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enable on-premises SharePoint users to configure…

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Why a retail store associate is more effective using Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer Enterprise

Every year at the National Retail Federation (NRF) convention, a lot of attention is focused on the retail store associate, who is the face of the retail experience for many of us. Retail store associates are the friendly people who welcome you as you enter the store, help you find what you need, and answer your questions tirelessly all day long. For them, customer service comes first. Because of their…

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…

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OneNote and OneDrive: One happy family

SkyDrive recently announced a name change to OneDrive. We’re excited that OneNote and OneDrive now share a similar name since we also share a similar promise. OneDrive is the one place for all your most important stuff, including photos, videos, and documents, and OneNote is the one place for all your notes. Together, OneNote and OneDrive enable you to access your notes on all your devices. To celebrate and begin…