Office 365

Announcing Office 365 Personal: A new way to access Office 365!

At last week’s SharePoint Conference, we discussed Office 365 for business investments and got some outstanding feedback from customers. Now it’s time for a few updates for our consumer customers using Office 365 – 3.5 million subscribers and counting. Today I want to announce Office 365 Personal. Coming this Spring, Office 365 Personal is a new, great option for people interested in using Office 365.  It’s designed for an individual, allows…

Updates

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…

Power BI
PowerBI_GA_02_summary

Power BI for Office 365 now available to do more with business insights in Excel

Today we’re happy to announce that we’re making Power BI for Office 365 generally available to a billion Office users. Since announcing and previewing Power BI for Office 365, we’ve been continually adding new features and with today’s general availability customers can now make more informed decisions by discovering, analyzing, and visualizing their data in Excel and sharing through Power BI for Office 365.

InfoPath

Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms

Editor’s Note: As part of the update shared around the Evolution of SharePoint and the next SharePoint Server on-premises release, we are also updating the timelines for removal of InfoPath Forms Services components of SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Specifically, InfoPath Forms Services will be included in the next on-premises release of SharePoint Server 2016, as well as being fully supported in Office 365 until further notice. Customers will be able to confidently migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 knowing that their InfoPath…

News

Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

News

Top 10 Office 365 tools for managing New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again–time for New Year’s resolutions. Whether the holidays packed on a few extra pounds or emptied your wallet, this is the time to reflect and resolve. But where do you start…and more importantly, how do you make sure you stay on track? No matter what your resolutions are, Office 365 can help you stay organized, trim and on track. Check out some of the tools…

Office 365

Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps

Today, we’re introducing a new way to collaborate on documents with Office Web Apps. Using real-time co-authoring, colleagues, friends and family can contribute and edit documents simultaneously in the Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App or Excel Web App. Don’t know about Office Web Apps? You should. Office Web Apps are the best free alternative to Office. Read on to learn more about these online versions of the core Office applications that extend…

Excel

We’ve updated Excel Web App: What’s new in November 2013

About six months ago, we announced that Excel Web App and all Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices–not just companions to the desktop applications. In June, we released a major update, and I’m excited to share another significant step forward with you today! Let’s look at some of the awesome new things you can do in Excel Web App now,…

News

Announcing Student Advantage

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft today announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Beginning December 1, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.