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What’s new: December 2014

Before the holiday the Office 365 team was busy in December delivering service updates and new apps across devices. Excel and the Business Intelligence scenarios and features also received numerous updates to enhance stability, do more with maps, embedding Power Views in websites and more. Lync added support for video calling with Skype users, updates for Android, Windows Phone and Lync Room System. Yammer Enterprise was added to the Enterprise…

Updates
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Introducing boards in Office Delve—a new way to organize and share work

As Office Delve continues to roll out to Office 365 business customers, we love hearing about how people are using this new, innovative experience to discover and explore content that’s relevant to the work they and their teams are doing. As an intelligent app that brings you relevant content stored anywhere in Office 365, Delve helps you to get back to pertinent content, discover relevant content that has been shared…

Updates

What’s new: November 2014

November was a month full of updates in response to customer feedback. Dropbox support has been added across Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Office for Android tablets entered preview. Clutter and enhanced bulk mail filtering help improve your email experience. On sign-in we’ve streamlined Yammer and Office 365 sign-in, including new SAML and multi-factor authentication options. Office 365 Video is a completely new video portal experience making it simpler…

Exchange

Block spam this holiday season with the new enhanced bulk mail experience in EOP

From time to time, you might have received the same, annoying newsletters or coupons over and over again. The rate of such spam increases significantly specially during the holiday season. But with enhanced bulk email experience, we are introducing a simple, intuitive control in the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) to allow you to easily block more of these “bulk” emails.

IT
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Office 2013 updated authentication enabling Multi-Factor Authentication and SAML identity providers

Later this month we will release an update to the Office 2013 Windows client applications that enables new authentication flows, including support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). These new authentication flows are enabled by the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). This blog post talks about the new features that are enabled by the ADAL sign-in authentication stack and when you should consider enabling that stack.

Outlook
Clutter

De-clutter your inbox in Office 365

Today we are beginning the roll out of Clutter to Office 365 business customers, which brings the power of Office Graph to your inbox. Clutter is designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox. It uses machine learning to de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. Ultimately, Clutter removes distractions so you can focus…

Updates
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What’s new: October 2014

October featured updates pretty much across all Office 365 services. First was the launch of Office Sway, the first completely new Office experience in over a decade. Students and teachers can look forward to update for OneNote, a new class notebook app, Office Mix and more. Office 365 small and midsize business customers have new subscription plan options, security and protection services released plans for tons of new innovation rolling…

Security

Protecting you against the SSL 3.0 vulnerability

As we announced yesterday, driving innovations in security capabilities of Office 365 is a top priority. We understand that the security of your data is important and we’ll continue to be transparent about our approach. To that end, we wanted to share details around Security Advisory 3009008. This advisory provides guidance related to a vulnerability in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 which could allow information disclosure. This is an industry-wide vulnerability…