News

Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

News

Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

Office Online

The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at real-time co-authoring

Take a look at the new Garage Series episode where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at the upcoming Office experiences on the Web. They will walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as they challenge a local New…

Office 365

The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at new real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android

The second of our six-part show special on location from New Orleans where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at upcoming Office experiences on the Web. We walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as we challenge a local…

SharePoint

Yammer can now be the default social experience in SharePoint Online and Office 365

In March, we outlined our enterprise social roadmap and how the Yammer experience would be integrated into Office 365 and SharePoint. Yesterday, we delivered on the first step of that roadmap. SharePoint admins can now switch to yammer as the default enterprise social experience from the admin center. Christophe Fiessinger, product marketing manager in the Microsoft Office Division, focused on enterprise social across Yammer, Office 365, and SharePoint provides more information…

Office 365

Make Yammer your default social network in Office 365

Starting today, you can make Yammer the primary enterprise social experience in Office 365 for everyone in your organization. This is part of the Yammer and SharePoint roadmap that we shared with you in March, and it’s a first step in integrating our services. We are also on track to deliver next month the Yammer app for SharePoint, as well as guidance on how to integrate Yammer with SharePoint 2013…