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12 days of Mixes – day 6

As we reach the halfway point of 12 days of Mixes, we explore the history of innovation—full of surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—over centuries past. Today’s mix: Steven Johnson, “How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be!  Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!

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12 days of Mixes–day 4  

Continuing on with our 12 days of Mixes, we learn how social media is but one of five converging forces–mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology–that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. Today’s mix: Robert Scoble, “Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be!  Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!

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12 days of Mixes–day 3

Next up in the 12 days of Mixes series, bestselling authors of the classic, “Difficult Conversations,” teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms and coaching into productive listening and learning. Today’s mix: Sheila Heen and Doug Stone, “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be!  Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!

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12 days of Mixes–day 2

Yesterday we announced our 12 days of Mixes, sharing a private speech from an influential speaker hosted at Microsoft. If you like TED Talks and documentaries, we think you’ll love them. Today’s mix: Joshua Wolf Shenk, “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be!  Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!

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New Lync features for Android—Anonymous Join, Passive Authentication and Contact Management

The holiday season is here and the Skype for Business team is bringing Android users some great presents. In this new release, we include Anonymous Join, Certificate & Passive Authentication, Contact Management, and some significant performance enhancements and bug fixes. We believe that enabling users to function fully on a mobile platform is a fundamental part of a mobile-first world, so we’re excited to introduce these new features and enhancements,…