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OneNote and Lync Come to Windows Store

With the launch of Windows today, we are introducing new versions of existing Office applications. The new OneNote and Lync apps are available today for free through the Windows Store.  Both have been redesigned to take advantage of the Windows experience with immersive touch capabilities throughout.  They also work well with mouse and keyboard, so you can have a great experience whether you’re on-the-go, on the couch or at your…

Office 365

Forget the sticky notes – take your brainstorms to the cloud with Office 365

Has your well planned brainstorm been disrupted by remote or travelling colleagues? For Office 365 customer Ignite Social Media, trying to conduct creative meetings over the phone sometimes presented a challenge. Now, with Lync Online, the company has a reliable, real-time communication tool that’s breaking down state line barriers and taking brainstorming sessions to a whole new level. Part of Office 365, Lync Online helps you connect with others through…

Outlook

Quicker replies in the new Outlook

One of the new features in Outlook 2013 that I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about is Quick Response, which lets you write replies or forwards without leaving your inbox. This feature came about when we observed that people using Outlook often have a number of reply windows open, taking up screen space and complicating their experience of using Outlook. To simplify the experience of responding to email, Outlook 2013…

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.…

PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2013: Eyedropper

One of the best ways to build a professional-looking presentation is to use a consistent color scheme. Making sure various elements on your slide are the same color ties them together and creates visual unity for your content. With the new PowerPoint 2013, we’ve introduced a handy feature called the Eyedropper that makes matching color a cinch. Plus, not only can you match colors within your presentation but between formats,…

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…