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New to Office 365 in November—new collaboration capabilities and more

This month, we’re announcing several updates to the Office apps to help you easily and effectively collaborate with others. This includes real-time co-authoring in PowerPoint, the ability to upload attachments to the cloud directly from Outlook and other collaboration capabilities. —Read on to learn more.

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Accessibility in Office 365—enabling greater digital inclusion

In honor of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, all Office 365 users are invited to lay the foundation for a more inclusive digital environment by discovering and using accessibility capabilities built into Office 365. —Read on to learn about new capabilities such as accessible templates, image description controls, link display name controls and accessibility checkers.

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Microsoft Bookings featured on Good Morning America—watch now!

Good Morning America’s new segment, “Boosting Your Business,” sponsored by Microsoft Office, provides entrepreneurs with simple tips and tools to help grow their businesses. Watch small business expert and host of Office Small Business Academy provide advice on employee engagement, front desk management and appointment scheduling and introduce Microsoft Bookings, a new service as part of Office 365 to help address scheduling woes.

Excel
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November 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce ten new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.

Customer stories
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Georgia State University tackles malware with
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

“The cyber security team at Georgia State University had noticed a steady uptick in malware attacks, particularly phishing, and it felt like we were fighting fires every day. To address the issue, we selected Advanced Threat Protection, because detection and protection against malware attacks would be handled within a Microsoft cloud environment.” —Read more from Ren Flot, chief information security officer and director of Cyber Security at Georgia State University.

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Merging intelligence with productivity—a demo tour of recent Office app updates

On today’s Microsoft Mechanics, we look at the latest in intelligent Office app experiences spanning PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and the browser. Ben Walters presents how Office can bring in intelligence via the Microsoft Graph, Azure Machine Learning and Delve to save you time.