Office 365

Make Yammer your default social network in Office 365

Starting today, you can make Yammer the primary enterprise social experience in Office 365 for everyone in your organization. This is part of the Yammer and SharePoint roadmap that we shared with you in March, and it’s a first step in integrating our services. We are also on track to deliver next month the Yammer app for SharePoint, as well as guidance on how to integrate Yammer with SharePoint 2013…

Excel

New server release: Spreadsheet controls in Office 2013

In April, we released 2 important new spreadsheet management server-based applications to complement the desktop spreadsheet management features we introduced with the release of Office 2013. Now available are Audit and Control Management Server (ACM), and Discovery and Risk Assessment, which are both designed to help you manage the use of spreadsheets and Access databases.  Read on to learn more.

Outlook

Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…

SharePoint

Upgrading to the new SharePoint Online

As we announced on February 27, The new Office 365 service is out of “Preview” and available to try and buy today. We received tons of actionable feedback resulting in new features customers want, improved performance, simple user experiences, more admin controls and the stability they expect. SharePoint Online (SPO) customers will soon be able to self-upgrade to the new SharePoint Online experience – a new user interface, global Office…

Outlook

Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail upgrade complete and more features on the way

We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync.  We’re also pleased to announce that we’re adding two new features to Outlook.com: SMTP send, so it’s easier to send mail…