News

The new Office lets me work from home–and everywhere else

As blogger-in-chief of MommaSaid.net for the past 10 years, Jen Singer has used technology to work around her kids’ (and occasionally, her cat’s) schedules. She’s done pre-show interviews with TV producers from the supermarket cereal aisle and edited books on her laptop while waiting for track practice to end. Now with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, her Office can truly be wherever she is. She started writing this blog post…

Office 365

dmg Events excites workers, managers, and IT staff with move from Google to Office 365

International events producer dmg Events Middle East & Asia moved from an on-premises email system to the cloud-based Gmail system, and the move proved frustrating for employees and IT staff. When the Google contract came up from renewal, dmg decided it was time for a new email system. We recently spoke to Gehan Madhanayake, Head of IT at dmg Events Middle East & Asia, to learn why.

SharePoint

What’s new in SharePoint Online–top 10

SharePoint Online (SPO) has a gaggle of new innovation and welcome improvements. The premier sharing service is updated with a new, fluid user interface, active personal file sharing, higher storage limits for both personal and team sites, a high-end cloud app development model, and more robust tooling for admins to more easily and effectively control their SPO environment. Everyone benefits from the new SharePoint Online! Users benefit with new ways…

Project

Project Online and Excel Web App: Cloud data improves reporting

Along with the general availability of Project Online in Office 365, new scenarios have been enabled for Project Online reporting. We introduced the Project Online OData feed to help you access your data using Excel 2013, and now you can refresh Excel workbooks in Excel Web App that consume Project Online OData feeds. Learn how to grant the BI Azure Service access to your SharePoint Online tenant.

SharePoint

Law enforcement organization cuts costs and streamlines operations with SharePoint 2013

Cambridgeshire Constabulary replaces aging Lotus Notes environment with 40 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 portals The Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which provides law enforcement and public safety services for 800,000 residents in Cambridgeshire, England, started using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in April 2012 to develop a cost-effective environment where employees can easily discover information, share documents, and manage data.

Office 15-Minute Webinars
Office 15-Minute Webinars

Watch Office 15-Minute Webinars anytime

Join us every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We’ll add links to previous recordings below as they become available. You can also download a calendar reminder for the series. Click the link to join Tuesdays starting at…

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Yammer and SharePoint: Enterprise social roadmap update

At last November’s SharePoint Conference, we announced our roadmap for enterprise social and talked about three phases of Yammer integration: “basic integration, deeper connections, and connected experiences.”  (For more details, see the Putting Social to Work post published just after the SPC keynote.)  Today at Convergence 2013 we provided an update to that roadmap, and I wanted to share the details more broadly. 

Outlook

Webinar: Sharing calendars in Outlook

In a world of multiple schedules, datebooks, and timetables, Outlook can help you consolidate all of your digital calendars so you can view your entire week in one place. In this week’s webinar, we’ll go over ways to view and share your calendar with others. Watch the trailer or click “read more” below to view the entire webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Getting two calendars on the…

Office 365

Nonprofit moves to Office 365 and SharePoint Online to improve income generation

The British Ballet Organization (BBO) trains students and teachers in the globally respected BBO syllabi. As a nonprofit organization, we organize courses and events locally, nationally, and internationally to enrich lives through the medium of dance. Working on these events was a challenge because we had limited collaboration tools. We had a shared file server running on an old PC in the office, and I worried about losing teacher, student,…

SharePoint

“Transformational ROI” with SharePoint and Line-of-Business Systems

When we first introduced Business-Critical SharePoint, or “BCSP”, about 18 months ago, we didn’t quite expect the level of interest it would generate from customers world-wide. Now, as more and more evidence is being documented about SharePoint deployments that include connectivity to line-of-business systems (whether on-premises or in the Cloud), it is becoming clear that leading companies and organizations are able to utilize this approach and extract much needed value…

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Paris airport management uses SharePoint 2013 search tools to enhance knowledge sharing

Aéroports de Paris, which owns and manages the 13 civil airports and airfields in the Île-de-France (Paris) area, wanted to make it easier for employees to search efficiently, share knowledge, and deliver faster service to airport passengers, employees, and partners. The organization had been using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to run its enterprise content management system. The system contains two terabytes of data, two million objects, 1,500 sites, and 69…