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Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…

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Communications and collaboration in an information age

Part of the thrill of working for the Office Division is the opportunity to tackle thorny business issues on behalf of our customers while providing them with a road map for the future.  That may be why an interesting article caught my attention this week.  In it, the author examined some of the investments Microsoft is making in the unified communications space.  While I didn’t agree with all of the…

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Get started with Business Intelligence in the new Office

Reliable business intelligence and insight are key to a thriving business. Excel, SharePoint and Office 365 make business intelligence (BI) in the new Office more accessible to everyone across an organization as part of their everyday work. New and enhanced features in familiar tools such as Excel empower everyone in a business to easily explore, model, analyze, and visualize data. With SharePoint, users of all levels can collaboratively develop and…

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The new Office lets me work from home–and everywhere else

As blogger-in-chief of MommaSaid.net for the past 10 years, Jen Singer has used technology to work around her kids’ (and occasionally, her cat’s) schedules. She’s done pre-show interviews with TV producers from the supermarket cereal aisle and edited books on her laptop while waiting for track practice to end. Now with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, her Office can truly be wherever she is. She started writing this blog post…

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Office 365: Ready for your business

But what exactly is “enterprise-ready?” In a nutshell, it means that the solution was designed, tested, and implemented with businesses and their business needs in mind. Microsoft Office 365 does exactly that. It takes the well-known and frequently used Microsoft Office productivity tools many organizations rely on-such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint-and delivers them as cloud-based applications. Office 365 is composed of cloud versions of Microsoft communication and collaboration services-including…

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Felicity Huffman goes to the cloud with Office 365

Desperate House Wives star and founder of Whattheflicka.com, Felicity Huffman, is a busy mother who constantly juggles family and personal responsibilities. As a longtime user of Office, Felicity has depended on all of her favorite applications to get things done and stay organized. However, until she was introduced to Office 365 Home Premium she didn’t realize how much more valuable the new Office–reinvented as a cloud service– could be for…

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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…