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Mark Twain once said, “We are all alike, on the inside.” Twain was not only a renowned humorist and celebrated author, he was also a keen observer of the human condition. In making that observation, he was acknowledging that whereas people come in many different shapes and sizes and colors, and may have different talents and abilities, they share the same emotional landscape. And they all have dreams they want to pursue and goals they want to achieve.

Two recent Microsoft blog posts show how Office 365 empowers people in many different ways, creating opportunities by helping them to be more productive, to communicate and collaborate more effectively, and to work from virtually anywhere on almost any device.

In the first, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie talked about Microsoft’s ongoing work to improve the accessibility of its products, services and websites. At Microsoft, our goal is to ensure that people with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device, and that everyone can easily create content that is accessible to all people. Office 365 plays an important role in making that happen, and in helping people realize their full potential regardless of their abilities.

The second blog post explained how students, teachers and administrators at schools and universities all over the world are using Office 365 Groups to collaborate. Students are teaming up with classmates to work on special projects and seeking guidance from teachers when they need help. Faculty members are sharing expertise and working collaboratively to improve their teaching skills and their students’ academic performances.

Office 365 is not only a powerful tool, it’s also easy to use. Yet even the most gifted user can sometimes use a little help. Last week, we announced the availability of the first three of five new training scenarios, each consisting of six tutorials with more than 50 videos showing how to use Office 365 in “real-life” situations you encounter every day—from working remotely to content collaboration to running more effective meetings. Drop by the Office 365 Training Center and take a look.

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

Office 365 helps pharmaceutical company grow 30 percent a year—Find out why an Indian pharmaceutical company credits Office 365 with its phenomenal revenue increase.

New Office 365 profiles help people get to know their co-workers—Learn how the new profile page in Office 365 is bringing people together at work.

Microsoft’s Azure Cloud and Office 365 security shows great enhancement—Discover how Microsoft is making the security of its cloud services even stronger.

Why holdouts should consider adopting Office 365—If you’ve been on the fence about Office 365, find out why now is the right time to make the move.

From Google to Office 365 in 3 weeks with Microsoft FastTrack—and that’s just the beginning—Learn how the International School of Stuttgart, Germany, deployed Office 365 in record time.

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