Office Online

New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive

  The new Office Web Apps are now live across SkyDrive! Since first available in 2010, Office Web Apps have ensured that the most common Office tools are always within reach. With just a browser, you can access your documents and communicate and work with anyone, from anywhere. And in this new release you’ll see new editing and formatting controls, consistent co-authoring/collaboration support across the web apps and expanded device support, including touch-friendly editing from tablets.…

Outlook

Take control of your Outlook 2013 add-ins

  Outlook add-ins provide lots of interesting features that customize Outlook for a particular scenario. Even if you don’t purchase third-party add-ins, you might already be using the add-ins that are installed with Outlook such as the Outlook Social Connector 2013. While we make every attempt to ensure that add-ins integrate seamlessly with Outlook, some add-ins behave in a way that detracts from your Outlook experience. We’ve listened to customer suggestions…

Word

Optimizing Word 2013 for Windows RT

Like you, we here on the Word team are pumped about Windows 8 and Windows RT. We’re equally excited to be shipping Office Home & Student 2013 RT with Windows RT devices. Knowing this, one question you might have is: “How is Word being optimized for Windows RT?” If you haven’t seen it already, definitely check out Josh and David’s blog post about our overall experience with Building Office for…

Access

Moving and backing up your Access 2013 web apps

When files live on your computer’s hard drive, there’s a risk that they could be damaged, lost, corrupted or deleted. To protect against this, most savvy businesses make copies of important files in separate locations. In a similar way, Microsoft takes many precautions to make sure your Access 2013 Web Apps on Office 365 are backed up and always available. However, making your own backups is still a good idea.…

Word

What’s new in Word Automation Services

In Office 2010, we introduced a brand new SharePoint service called Word Automation Services. Word Automation Services allows developers to harness the capabilities of Word on the server. Word Automation Services allows developers to perform the following types of file operations: Converting between document formats (ex. DOC to DOCX) Converting to fixed formats (ex. PDF) Updating the Table of Contents, the Table of Authorities, and index fields Recalculating all field…

Access

Moving data forward into Access 2013

Access 2013 is all about enabling you to build data-centric business apps on the web. Frequently, the data you care about—a customer list, a product spreadsheet, or a legacy Access database—already exists somewhere else. How can you get this data into your Access web app?  Obviously, copying each record would take a long time. That’s where data import can be a huge time saver. Doug Taylor, a Program Manager on the Access…