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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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Kennametal

Manufacturing leader connects global employees and speeds innovation

Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company, wanted to become a tighter-knit organization so that it could bring products to market more quickly, which is no small endeavor with 14,000 employees spread around the world. To extend communication and collaboration to factory workers and make it easier for all employees to share ideas and foster skills building, the company adopted Microsoft Office 365.

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Office 365 now available from datacenters in Japan

Over the last few months we’ve worked hard to bring the Cloud and Office to you—everywhere. In October, we announced the availability of Microsoft Azure from Australia. Then we showcased new productivity experiences for the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. Last month I shared our plans to move forward with delivering locally hosted versions of our cloud productivity suite, Office 365, and our cloud business application, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online,…

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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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Excel Big Data

Powering your business with Big Data and business analytics webinar

Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? Did you know that Excel now allows you to connect to more than 25 data sources—including Hadoop through Power Query? With Excel, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. All while using Excel, the tool you know and love.

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Microsoft Virtual Academy course—Office 365 identity management

The Office 365 Team has developed a new course on focused on identity management, featured within Microsoft Virtual Academy. The course titled, Office 365 identity management, includes seven 45-90 minute modules. Watch these modules to learn about user and identity management concepts, examine the available options, and explore how to configure and manage user identities.