Outlook

Webinar: Managing a family calendar with Outlook

Life can be hectic at this time of year: school activities, sports, music lessons, vacations… Let’s get organized! In this webinar, we’ll show you how to create an Outlook calendar that shows a different event color for each member of your family. Then we’ll show you how to print the calendar for the refrigerator, complete with color coding and information for “who’s driving who where,” plus how to share that…

Excel

Manage your spreadsheets with Data Validation in the Excel Web App (aka an awesome tool to prevent your friends from messing up your data)

If you’ve ever wanted to leverage the power of Data Validation in Excel combined with the flexibility of Web Excel, now you can!  In this post we walk through an example of how easy it is to collect information from a group of friends through Web Excel without having to worry about managing emails, receiving incorrect data, or manually aggregating information.   Read on to learn more!

Office 365

OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad

OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad available now!  OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad provide even more value to organizations on any Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online.  OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are mobile apps that offer the same email, calendar and contact functionality you get in Outlook Web App on the browser, but with additional capabilities that are only possible through native integration…

Excel

Automatically plot multiple pieces of online data in your Excel spreadsheet

If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate data from online resources into Excel spreadsheets, now you can with the new Webservice function. With this new feature, you can add information such as stock quotes, weather, Bing Search results or even Twitter feeds to your spreadsheets–and you can make the information update automatically. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the more advanced aspects of the Webservice function.  Read on to learn…

Excel

Exciting new BI features in Excel

Yesterday during the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference we announced some exciting new Business Intelligence (BI) features available for Excel. Specifically, we announced the expansion of the BI offerings available as part of Power BI–a cloud-based BI solution that enables our customers to easily gain insights from their data, working within Excel to analyze and visualize the data in a self-service way.  Read on to learn more!

Office 365

What powers Power BI in Office 365?

Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) offering enabling businesses to gain insights from their data in powerful new ways within Excel and Office 365. Customers now have the ability to easily search, discover and access data inside and outside of their organization and, with just a few clicks, shape and transform that data. They can also analyze and create stunning interactive visualizations that uncover…

Excel

We’ve Updated Excel Web App – What’s New as of June 2013?

About a month ago, we announced that Excel Web App and the Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices (not just companions to the desktop applications). We didn’t give any specific timelines as part of that, but last week we released our first feature update since that announcement. I’m excited to share some of the awesome new things you can do…

News

Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…