Office Online
new app launcher 2

Click to launch, click to switch

Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business cloud-based services. Today, we’re introducing the new app launcher for our consumer services—namely Office Online, Outlook.com and OneDrive. Outlook.com users have been switching apps this way for quite some time, so today’s change represents a small visual change. However, the exciting thing is that now launching apps is the same whether you’re working…

PowerPoint
PowerPoint Online Spell checker

Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: A guide to Office Online

We’ll show you how to get started with the free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote that anyone can use. All you need is an internet connection and a browser. Plus how to store and share docs with OneDrive, that comes with 15 GB of storage. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer good for sharing in social media. What you will learn at the webinar: How to…

PowerPoint
PowerPoint Online Format Backround 2

Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop.

News
Student Advantage Program

Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free!

It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student. Today we’re making it easier on the school IT department with a new self-serve model…

Why Microsoft

Collaborating on an Office document in the web? Office Online is your obvious choice

I agree with Benjamin Park, a senior at the University of Michigan. Have you ever planned a family reunion, organized a charity event with a group of volunteers, or worked with other parents to develop a proposal for improved traffic safety in your neighborhood? When you have a project that calls for collaboration, you want an experience that will make your job easier, not more difficult. You want to finish…

Why Microsoft

For collaborating on projects,
Office Online is the best

College student Benjamin Park shares his experience with Office Online. I’m entering my senior year at the University of Michigan, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Complex Systems. This year, my courses required a lot of team projects, but it was my decision to get involved with the Up to Us campaign that really drove home the need to find the tools I could use to communicate and collaborate…

Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…