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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…

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Energy retailer AGL Energy Limited simplifies email support and saves with Office 365

AGL Energy Limited (AGL), one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, recently announced that it has moved to Office 365 for a single platform that brings together its operations and employees. The company, which has over 3.6 million residential and business customers, needed a solution that provided business-critical mobile connectivity and improved collaboration for its 3,000+ employees. With Office 365, AGL’s employees are more productive when on the go while the company is…

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Webinar: Traveling with OneNote and tips from travel expert Kristin Luna

We’ll show you how OneNote can help organize and share your plans, including a nifty new template that’s chock full of tips from Travel + Leisure magazine. Plus, we’ll chat with travel adventurer and blogger Kristin Luna from Camels & Chocolate to learn some of her expert top tips for a great trip. We’ll also answer your questions about travel and OneNote. What the trailer now or click “read more” below to…

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Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

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Free templates to help families of children and teens with autism

One out of every 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in the last 40 years. To help the families of the more than one million children and teens with autism in the US, Microsoft has collaborated with Autism Speaks and the University of Washington Autism Center to release a series of free templates that families and therapists can customize to explain social…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at real-time co-authoring

Take a look at the new Garage Series episode where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at the upcoming Office experiences on the Web. They will walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as they challenge a local New…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at new real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android

The second of our six-part show special on location from New Orleans where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at upcoming Office experiences on the Web. We walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as we challenge a local…

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FLO Wine chooses Office 365: No sour grapes for this small business

Today’s post was written by Marcus Johnson internationally renowned jazz musician and CEO & Co-Founder of FLO Wine. As a part of FLO Brands, a lifestyle company I co-founded, FLO Wines aspires to enhance our customers’ lives one sip at a time. We strive to make each experience with our wines a little better than the last and work hard to ensure that FLO Wine provides an exceptional experience for customers. As a jazz musician…