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Learn more about the insights in Microsoft MyAnalytics

On today’s Microsoft Mechanics, we take a tour of the latest updates to Microsoft MyAnalytics. Catherine Pidgeon shares how to use MyAnalytics to improve work impact and success. Also, MyAnalytics will soon offer the ability to add external contacts, as well as give you the option of receiving an email digest of insights into how you spend your time and your interaction with colleagues and external contacts.

Customer stories
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MJHS celebrates nearly 110 years of care and innovation with modern Office 365 workplace

“One of my challenges is to ensure that the values of a nearly 110-year-old healthcare provider are reflected in the 21st-century technology we use. With Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based business tools, our employees work productively in today’s digital world, while preserving the innovative, culturally sensitive healthcare services that are part of our history.” —Read the complete leadership blog by Stuart Geller, vice president of information services for MJHS.

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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.

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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.