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Microsoft drives the Universal Communications revolution

Universal Communications tools are essential for any enterprise and in even the largest organizations their effectiveness is often measured by how well they meet the needs of individual users as much as by how they serve the business overall. The arrival of Universal Communications signals the beginning of the convergence of VoIP telephony (which provides the ability to route telephone calls through the Internet), email, instant messaging, mobile communications, and…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 5 simple ways to clean up Outlook

In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you 5 simple ways to clean up your Outlook inbox and folders so you can read and write email with less clutter. Plus we’ll show how to get rid of those emails you don’t need without losing the information. Need a sneak peek? Here is a 30-second trailer perfect for sharing on Social Media sites. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to make…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

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Webinar: Starting from scratch with Office Online

Dave has an iPad, Doug has a PC. Let’s see how fast they can start working on a document with Office Online and share photos with OneDrive using a Gmail account. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can use in social media. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to get started with Office Online Using the free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote What is OneDrive and…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model

Some developers may say that full trust code is required to do things in SharePoint like branding OneDrive for Business sites, building people pickers or timer jobs. This week Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega return to the city known for making the impossible possible – Las Vegas – to see if there are ways to build out these common developer requests in SharePoint using the new app model. Last week…

Customer stories
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The US Virgin Islands: Using Office 365 to achieve efficient,
citizen-centric government

“With Office 365, we can rely on dependable business productivity tools so that everyone is setting higher standards for their work, which ultimately translates into more efficient government services.” — Don’t miss the video and post from Reuben D. Molloy, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Gov’t of the US Virgin Islands

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Accor: Building business agility one employee at a time with Office 365

“OneDrive for Business, Lync Online, and SharePoint Online encourage employees to be more efficient in their daily work. They can access the documents they are working on anytime and anywhere from smartphones, tablets, and when they are out of the office traveling. This is our vision for the future.” — read the guest authored blog from global hotel leader, Accor

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Webinar: 8 great timesavers in Outlook

Did you know that you can drag any email into your calendar to make an appointment? Or you can just ignore pesky emails? You will if you watch this Office 15-Minute Webinar. Need a sneak peek? Here is our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at the webinar Turn off email notifications File>Options>Mail>Display a Desktop Alert. Make a calendar entry fast Drag a message to Calendar in the lower-left. Ignore a conversation…

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Heinz: Global food leader savors new ideas and cuts costs with Office 365

“When we consider the cost reductions in conferencing, telephony, data storage, and staffing, we estimate that adopting Office 365 will reduce our IT costs by 20 percent annually.” — Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, H.J. Heinz Company Read the guest post from Heinz CIO, Leandro Balbinot profiling the global food giants move to Office 365.