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Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part and faceted navigation now available in SharePoint Online for intranet scenarios

Over the last months we’ve taken many steps towards enabling search-driven publishing for intranet sites in SharePoint Online. We enabled the Content Search Web Part (CSWP), the cross-site publishing feature, and a new group cache that improves the performance of the CSWP. Now we’ve enabled two features that previously were available only in SharePoint Server 2013—the Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part (TRPWP) and faceted navigation.

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JSON Light support in REST SharePoint API released

The REST SharePoint API has been an extremely popular way for Office 365 developers to work with SharePoint sites, lists/libraries, and list items/documents. One of the big bits of feedback we got from developers using the REST SharePoint API was about the payload of the data that was returned. Our response was to add support for JSON Light. JSON Light is an open standard that allows developers to provide in…

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Update on the Autohosted Apps Preview Program—part 2

On May 16, 2014 we notified you that the Office 365 Autohosted Apps Preview program—a program to determine how best to provide a friction-free deployment experience for creating apps for SharePoint—would end on June 16, 2014 and developers would not be able to create new autohosted apps in SharePoint. This decision was based on our commitment to working with the Azure and Visual Studio teams to incorporate developers’ feedback and…

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What’s new: July 2014

July has been a busy month for mobile apps and admins. OneNote continues to receive updates to its Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Android versions. Office for iPad was enhanced with many top customer requested features. Admins can now have 10x the number of Public Folders and new communication tools to stay informed about their Office 365 service Power BI, Power Map, and Power Query all also were updated…

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When you’re in Simple mode in the SharePoint Online admin center, the left-hand navigation shows only site collections, user profiles, and settings.

SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience

The journey to simplify the Office 365 admin experience continues, this time with a focus on simplifying the SharePoint Online admin center. For those admins who don’t specialize in deep SharePoint management, our goal is to allow you to manage the service more easily while maintaining access to the most common controls. Read on to learn about recent refinements.

Office for iPad
Presenter View in PowerPoint for iPad

Office for iPad: now with Presenter View, Pivot Table interaction, Send as PDF, and more top-requested features

Four months ago we released Office for iPad—the world’s best productivity experience reimagined for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Since then millions of you have had the chance to use Office for iPad and provide feedback, and we’ve been hard at work delivering updates for the things you’ve asked for the most.

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New Office 365 admin tools

Today, we’re providing Office 365 admins with more ways to stay informed with Office 365 service communications. You can now receive Office 365 service communications in Microsoft System Center by importing the newly available Office 365 Management Pack. And you can integrate Office 365 service communications into your monitoring systems and tools by interfacing with the Office 365 Service Communications API.