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The new Office is here

Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows. This marks a milestone in delivering new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, a perfect pairing with Windows 10, and security features businesses will love. It also marks a new model for delivery, where subscribers can expect to get more frequent updates with new features and improvements.

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Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available

Last year Office announced an ongoing partnership to create better connections between Office and Dropbox. We continue to work closely with the Dropbox team to make it easier to work with your Office applications and Dropbox. We’ve already connected your Office and Dropbox experience on your iOS and Android devices. Today, the next milestone in our partnership is available, integration between the Dropbox website and Office Online.

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Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online

The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work together with others on a document. Whether you are putting the final touches on a contract with your business partner or collaborating on an essay for a school project, Office Online lets you work seamlessly with others no matter where they are. Today we are happy to announce improvements to the Office Online co-authoring experience.

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Click to launch, click to switch

Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business cloud-based services. Today, we’re introducing the new app launcher for our consumer services—namely Office Online, and OneDrive. users have been switching apps this way for quite some time, so today’s change represents a small visual change. However, the exciting thing is that now launching apps is the same whether you’re working…

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Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell…

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Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop.

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: Starting from scratch with Office Online

Dave has an iPad, Doug has a PC. Let’s see how fast they can start working on a document with Office Online and share photos with OneDrive using a Gmail account. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can use in social media. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to get started with Office Online Using the free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote What is OneDrive and…