Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company, wanted to become a tighter-knit organization so that it could bring products to market more quickly, which is no small endeavor with 14,000 employees spread around the world. To extend communication and collaboration to factory workers and make it easier for all employees to share ideas and foster skills building, the company adopted Microsoft Office 365.
In our next installment of 12 days of Mixes, we get all wrapped up in words with bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker. Today’s mix: Steven Pinker, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Over the last few months we’ve worked hard to bring the Cloud and Office to you—everywhere. In October, we announced the availability of Microsoft Azure from Australia. Then we showcased new productivity experiences for the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. Last month I shared our plans to move forward with delivering locally hosted versions of our cloud productivity suite, Office 365, and our cloud business application, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online,…
Continuing on with our 12 days of Mixes, we learn how social media is but one of five converging forces–mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology–that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. Today’s mix: Robert Scoble, “Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Next up in the 12 days of Mixes series, bestselling authors of the classic, “Difficult Conversations,” teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms and coaching into productive listening and learning. Today’s mix: Sheila Heen and Doug Stone, “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Yesterday we announced our 12 days of Mixes, sharing a private speech from an influential speaker hosted at Microsoft. If you like TED Talks and documentaries, we think you’ll love them. Today’s mix: Joshua Wolf Shenk, “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!
Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? Did you know that Excel now allows you to connect to more than 25 data sources—including Hadoop through Power Query? With Excel, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. All while using Excel, the tool you know and love.
The holiday season is here and the Skype for Business team is bringing Android users some great presents. In this new release, we include Anonymous Join, Certificate & Passive Authentication, Contact Management, and some significant performance enhancements and bug fixes. We believe that enabling users to function fully on a mobile platform is a fundamental part of a mobile-first world, so we’re excited to introduce these new features and enhancements,…