Partner
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New Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program helps partners move customers to the cloud

Last year at the Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC), we announced our Office 365 Open program to include a broader range of offerings. The response we received greatly exceeded our expectations, with the number of partners selling Office on Open growing 16 times year over year. At the same time, we also heard feedback that partners want to engage at every part of the customer lifecycle – from sales to renewal,…

Podcast
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Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 006 with Thorsten Hans

At TechEd North America 2014 in June 2014 located in Austin, Texas, Jeremy Thake managed to get some time to sit down with Thorsten Hans to talk about the Office 365 APIs and JavaScript development with ShareCoffee. ShareCoffee is an open source JavaScript framework written using CoffeeScript that accelerates the development process when using SharePoint CSOM APIs. Thorsten has been blogging about these topics for a while now and has…

Garage Series
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Calling all Office devs: What’s new, different and better with the new app model

Curious about the new app model for Office? This week, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Jeremy Thake to talk about the new app model. They explore the developer options for Office with the building blocks, the object model and application compatibility. Beyond what’s the same, they also explain what is different and demonstrate how new apps are built in Visual Studio. Prior to joining the Office team at Microsoft, I…

Customer stories
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DeSantis Landscapes: Firm stays nimble, saves 30 to 50 hours a week with Office 365

“We are far more efficient with Office 365, saving 30 to 50 hours a week, which gives us more time in front of our clients building relationships. There’s a lot of competition in our industry, and this technology helps set us apart.” – - Dean DeSantis, President, DeSantis Landscapes – - Watch the DeSantis video for all the details

Customer stories
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Dakota Financial: Direct funder reduces the cost of expansion, boosts productivity with Office 365

“Office 365 revolutionizes how we store and share the historical lifeblood of the business—more than a million lease documents. With on-demand access to these documents, our staff has everything at their fingertips to satisfy any document request from our lawyers and/or auditors. I’m sleeping better at night!” – Michael Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Dakota Financial—Watch Michael’s video for all the details.

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Yammer Enterprise now included in Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans

One of our key themes at the SharePoint Conference in March was Work Like a Network. Yammer is at the heart of this new way of getting things done, and ever since the acquisition we’ve been focused on weaving social capabilities deeply into Office 365. In November we announced the addition of Yammer Enterprise to all Office 365 Enterprise plans. And today—to further support our vision—I’m pleased to announce that…

Updates

What’s new: June 2014

Improvements to Office 365 in June focused on updates for Lync, such as enhancements to Lync for Mac and Lync Room System, as well as on new OneNote tools, extensions, and partnerships. Another big update for Office 365 for business subscribers was the release of the Office 365 road map, which helps inform customers about upcoming updates before they become available. Leave us a comment to let us know what your…

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Document collaboration made easy

Steve Chew is a senior product marketing manager and Joey Masterson is a senior program manager on the Exchange team. When people send files as attachments, they’re often looking to collaborate with others and get feedback. Up until now, this has been a cumbersome process. For example, when you email a document to your colleague, she must first download the document to make her edits. Once she’s finished editing the document,…