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Everybody enjoys getting together with friends. Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of spending time with thousands of our friends—developers, IT professionals and business decision makers—at two of the most important conferences of the year. At both gatherings, we had a lot of great news to share.

At Build last week in San Francisco, we announced a new wave of capabilities for the Office platform, such as the new Office Graph API. These new capabilities will help developers create integrated experiences to enhance productivity for more than a billion Office users worldwide.

This week, at the Ignite enterprise technology conference in Chicago, we showed how Office 365 is continuing to redefine productivity to keep pace with the modern workplace as it rapidly changes and evolves. We announced a new user reporting platform for the Office 365 administration console and shared updates to First Release and our change management program.

Over the past couple of weeks, we also enhanced transparency and control for our Office 365 customers, including advanced encryption for email and Customer Lockbox for Office 365, which gives customers unprecedented control over content in Office 365 by ensuring that their content will not be accessed by Microsoft employees without their explicit approval. During the same period, we also moved Outlook for Android out of preview to make it available to more users.

That’s a tremendous number of new capabilities, updates and improvements, all designed to provide better experiences for users, developers and IT professionals.

But then again, what are friends for?

Below is a roundup of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Office 365 guru Julia White tells the story of Office 365 at Ignite Conference—Learn about the new Office 365 capabilities from Julia White, Office product marketing GM at Microsoft, and find out where she thinks Office is going next.

Speaking with conviction—Find out from Raja Ukil, chief information officer at Wipro Limited, how Office 365 transformed his company.

Here’s more proof that companies are jumping on Microsoft Office 365 like crazy—Discover how Microsoft is reaching new milestones of success with Office 365.

Why Office 365 is a home run for your business—Find out why Office 365 is a cost-effective productivity solution for many small and mid-sized businesses.

Microsoft building an email service with app support—Learn about the new features and capabilities Microsoft has planned for Outlook.com.

Ernst & Young, Microsoft Team Up to Give Businesses Cloud Boost—Find out how the EY-Microsoft Digital Alliance, a partnership between Microsoft and Ernst & Young, will deliver cloud services to enterprises.

New Office 365 features appease the cloud-wary—Discover how the new features in Office 365 are making the cloud more appealing to customers who are nervous about making the change.

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