SharePoint

SkyDrive Pro client for Windows now available

We are pleased to announce that the SkyDrive Pro sync client is now available for Windows. This standalone client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline. The SkyDrive Pro client can be installed standalone and does not…

OneDrive
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Webinar on the OneDrive desktop app

OneDrive is not just for your web browser. You also can download a handy desktop app that syncs your OneDrive files to your PC or Mac. With the app, files you store in OneDrive will automatically download to your computer, and those same files will sync to OneDrive when you update them on your desktop. Note: OneDrive is the new name for SkyDrive. Can’t see this video? It’s also available…

Word

When it’s time to focus: Word 2013 Read Mode

Crafting the right content takes time and attention. To help you minimize the distractions, we created a Read Mode layout in Word. Read Mode is an option in the View menu that hides toolbars and menus to leave more room for the pages themselves.  There’s always a time for intensive formatting and editing when building great documents. But when it’s time for review and final changes, make sure to check…

Outlook

Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail upgrade complete and more features on the way

We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync.  We’re also pleased to announce that we’re adding two new features to Outlook.com: SMTP send, so it’s easier to send mail…

Office Online
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Webinar: Getting things done with Office Online

You can access and share Office documents with browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Learn some of the basics and the latest features of these free tools. Note: Office Online was formerly known as Office Web Apps. There is an updated webinar about Office Online at http://aka.ms/online123. Can’t see this video? It’s also available at Microsoft Showcase? Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer. What you will…

OneNote
Office 15-Minute Webinars

Webinar: Ways to share with OneNote

Meeting notes, vacation plans, grocery lists, great quotes, notes to self–let me count the ways to use OneNote. Consolidate all of your crucial information chunks and snippets in one place, then link with SkyDrive to share this virtual notebook with yourself (roaming), with other people (collaboration), and with other devices (OneNote ecosystem). See the trailer below, or click “read more” to view the full webinar. What you will learn at…

News

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…