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A lot of interesting news emerged from the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this week. At the top of the list were announcements by several automakers about how they are partnering with Microsoft to enhance their connected car strategies, bringing productivity as well as entertainment to the dashboard of your car.

In writing about the new partnerships on The Official Microsoft Blog, Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of global business development at Microsoft, shared some ideas that go beyond the work that Microsoft and its new partners are doing in the automobile space. Some of Johnson’s comments also point to how we are using Office 365 and other innovative products to expand and redefine mobility.

“When Microsoft talks about mobility, our interest is the mobility of the person, not of any single device,” Johnson says. “After all, people now want their technology experience to move with them, from place to place and device to device, at home, at work and on the move.”

That syncs precisely with our ongoing work to make using Office 365 a seamless experience across all devices and platforms, available at any time and from any location.

The coming year will bring many new Office 365 features and capabilities—all designed to enhance your communication, collaboration and productivity wherever you go.

Still not sure how Office 365 can help you and your business? Register today for the new Microsoft Immersion Experience and test drive Office 365 from the comfort of your own work environment. These interactive, hands-on, 90-minute sessions are guided by a skilled facilitator and customized to your interests, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can help you solve your biggest challenges.

Happy New Year.

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

Microsoft Parks Its Cloud Over the Connected Car—Discover why a growing number of automakers are partnering with Microsoft to redefine mobility and enhance their connected car strategies.

Chicago improves city services with Office 365—Learn how Office 365 helped the Windy City improve communication and collaboration, increase efficiency and reduce redundancy, and streamline service delivery while saving taxpayer dollars.

Richland Police Department—modern and mobile policing with Office 365—Find out how the city of Richland, Washington, is using Office 365 to keep police officers on the street and in the community, not stuck in the office filing reports.

Fishs Eddy sets the table for faster growth and better communication with a move to the cloud—Discover how Office 365 is satisfying this thriving small business’s appetite for growth.

Digitalizing teamwork to transform customer care in the insurance industry—Learn how Office 365 enabled the AIA Group to boost collaboration and improve customer service while reducing costs and simplifying IT.

Additional steps to help keep your personal information secure—Find out more about the steps Microsoft is taking to protect personal information and privacy.

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