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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…

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Microsoft and DocuSign partner to bring eSignature capabilities to Office 365 customers

Today, Microsoft and DocuSign announced a long-term strategic partnership to make DocuSign’s industry-leading eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign’s new solutions, which are built on the Office 365 platform, will include integration within Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. Customers can expect: Easy Administration and Use: Office 365 and SharePoint administrators will be able to add DocuSign Apps for all users directly from their…

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Power BI for Office 365 now available to do more with business insights in Excel

Today we’re happy to announce that we’re making Power BI for Office 365 generally available to a billion Office users. Since announcing and previewing Power BI for Office 365, we’ve been continually adding new features and with today’s general availability customers can now make more informed decisions by discovering, analyzing, and visualizing their data in Excel and sharing through Power BI for Office 365.

InfoPath

Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms

Customers have been asking us about the future of InfoPath and SharePoint forms, and today we’re ready to share some information on the next generation of Office forms. Industry trends and feedback from our customers and partners make it clear that today’s businesses demand an intelligent, integrated forms experience that spans devices. We are looking to make investments that allow you to easily design, deploy, and use intelligent, integrated forms…

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Office 365 news round-up

When you’re looking for the tools that can help you build your business, you don’t want to experiment with something that “might” work. You want technology solutions that have a proven track record of helping other organizations and their employees succeed. In honoring Office 365 with a 2014 Technology of the Year Award, InfoWorld said:  “Microsoft has a winner on its hands with Office 365. . . . For large…

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Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.