Starting later this year, Office 365 customers will be able to use Azure ExpressRoute to establish a private, managed connection to Office 365. This is something our customers have been asking for since ExpressRoute launched last year. Currently, ExpressRoute provides customers with dedicated network connectivity through a private connection from their network to Microsoft Azure, and we’re excited to extend the same option for connectivity to Office 365.
We recently announced that the next version of Microsoft Lync would become Skype for Business, and today, we’re excited to announce that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client starts today. If you’re a current Lync customer, try it now and get ready to upgrade. The new Skype for Business client, server and online service will become generally available starting in April.
Today, we are excited to announce the rollout of Delve to all eligible Office 365 business customers worldwide. We’re also pleased to announce that Delve now surfaces content from email and social feeds within Office 365. Delve is an experience within Office 365 that surfaces relevant content and insights tailored to each person. It is powered by the Office Graph, an intelligent fabric that applies machine learning to map the…
I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release.
Today, we’re introducing OneNote Clipper 2.0—a major update to the OneNote Clipper that offers enhancements for capturing web content into OneNote, and enriching that content to make it more useful. Responding to some of the more popular requests from Clipper users, in this update we have added a redesigned user interface, a location picker, intelligence (for clipping just what you need, minus the clutter), and region clipping for Chrome.
Pushing the technology envelope brings innovation and mobility to clients—that’s real value that we add to help them achieve strategic objectives. After evaluating the pros and cons, it clearly made sense to move to Office 365 because we would save between 20 and 35 percent on our IT costs. —Read more about Michael Baker International’s move to Office 365.