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Office 365 Customer Support Center

Accelerate your Office 365 adoption: Microsoft introduces the Office 365 Customer Success Center

Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of the Office 365 Customer Success Center, a new website designed to help customers drive adoption and business value. This new resource is targeted at what we call “Office 365 Champions” and I wanted to provide some additional context on why I think this is an exciting milestone for Office 365

Lync

New version of Lync SDN interface now available

It’s been just a few months since were at TechEd talking about how Unified Communications (UC) can take advantage of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Since then the industry hasn’t stopped talking about the utility of UC SDN across different scenarios, from diagnosing where media issues happen in the network to automating Quality of Service (QoS). In the meantime, we’ve been hard at work across three paths.

Security
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Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program launches with Office 365

Today we’re announcing the participation of Office 365 in the new Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program. Through this program, which launches today, we are able to reward and recognize security researchers by offering a bounty for qualifying security vulnerabilities they report to us. We are participating in this program for a number of reasons, chief among them are:

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…

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The New Office Homepage

Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can…

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What does it mean to own your data in Office 365? How we aim to raise the bar on visibility and control of your organization’s data with Office 365

In our last few From Inside the Cloud posts, we offered an insider’s perspective from lead engineers Perry Clarke, Vivek Sharma and Shawn Veney on how we protect your data at rest, who has access to your data within Office 365, and how Office 365 does continuous compliance. They explained the various mitigations that we have in place for data security, access control, and ensuring that customers have the ability…

Gartners 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision for social software

We are excited to announce that Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace! Vendors in the report were evaluated on ability to execute and completeness of vision, and Leaders are considered well-established vendors with widely used social software and collaboration offerings.