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…

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.

PowerPoint

Webinar: Using animation in PowerPoint (without being dorky)

Animations can help drive a point home in PowerPoint, but if you’re not careful, they also can seem so silly your audience will feel like 6-year-olds. In this week’s webinar, learn how to use animations and do it smartly. Watch the 30-second trailer or click “read more” below to view the entire webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Three steps for creating animations Best times to use animation…

Outlook

Server-side search and more: Updates to Outlook.com Android app

I’m excited to share that we have made a significant update to the Android app for Outlook.com, which is available today. This update includes over 150 improvements, along with some new features. Outlook.com mobile usage has tripled from what it was a year ago, and we’re committed to delivering a great experience to our customers no matter where they check their email.

OneNote

Using OneNote to present your ideas in meetings

Microsoft PowerPoint is a fantastic tool for creating polished presentations, but what if you just want to share some informal ideas with the other people in your meeting? Or perhaps you’re running a group brainstorming session and want everyone to be able to contribute their ideas? OneNote 2013 has several great features designed to make it easier to present and collaborate on ideas in a meeting. Let’s look at some…