Updates
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What’s new: May 2014

May has brought a slew of updates to both mobile apps, like OneNote and Lync, and web experiences, like optimizations for OneDrive for business, Office 365 admin experience, and developer APIs. Make sure you read about Office Mix, a new presentation format for creating reusable learning content. Power BI continues to add more data connections, this month through a partnership with SAP to help customers bring disparate data sources into…

SharePoint
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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…

Dev

Update on Autohosted Apps Preview program

Over the last few months, we’ve received a lot of great feedback on the Office 365 Autohosted Apps Preview experience. We heard loud and clear that while the goal of a friction-free development experience with the Autohosted Apps Preview was right on track with what developers wanted, the preview experience lacked some critical capabilities that you needed—for example, the ability to access all the features of Microsoft Azure, better insight…

Video Shows
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand…

Events
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Don’t miss the Microsoft Exchange Conference!

We’re a few weeks away from the biggest Exchange conference of the year, and I hope that anyone considering a move to Office 365 or Exchange 2013 will join us in Austin, Texas March 31- April 2nd.  I was just at the SharePoint Conference, and while there, I was struck by how valuable these in-person events are for us and our customers.  When we’re together at an event, we can…

News
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Technology is enabling new ways of working

Jeff Teper is the Corporate Vice President of Office Service and Servers group. It’s an exhilarating time for our industry, our company, and for Office. At the last SharePoint Conference we talked about technology megatrends that are changing the way people work: cloud, social, mobile, and big data. These trends are still alive and well today, and they are active change agents in markets, industries, and companies across the world.…

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The Office 365 platform —new opportunities for developers

Today at the SharePoint Conference, we announced huge investments in making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build amazing solutions. As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile apps and Office. You have new robust APIs and tool improvements to make building solutions easier than ever before. And your solutions have the potential to reach a…