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The new Office—October feature update

Welcome to our first new Office update post in which we share the features we are delivering to our Office customers across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Office Online. This month we expanded Skype integration in Office Online, introduced an Office Online extension for Chrome and delivered improvements in Office on Android and Office 2016 for Mac.

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Master “The Art of Stage Presence” with James Whittaker

Every hour of every day in every country where business is conducted, the same scene plays out: dozens of well-paid people sit in a conference room being bored senseless. Death by a thousand slides. This mind-numbing, soul-crushing, grotesquely expensive experience ends here. James Whittaker reveals the secrets to conceiving, building and delivering a great presentation.

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Download our free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

To coincide with last week’s release of Office 2016, we put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from a previous version of your favorite apps or you’re entirely new to Office, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share.

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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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Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office

The engineers behind Snip had been using the Windows Snipping Tool daily to communicate ideas. One day they stopped to ask, “What if snipping was an experience that looked and felt like Windows 10? What if you could narrate snips with your voice and digital ink? What if the way you snip made you even more productive with Office?” Then they went off and built a new tool called Snip.

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What’s new in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is now available and we want to show you how it can help you better present your ideas. While PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes hundreds of improvements and changes, today we are going to look at some of the features that improve the look of your presentations and discuss new presentation and collaboration features.

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Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 are here!

It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity. Customers can immediately download and install the apps from the new Windows Store in 190 countries.

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Announcing the Superheroes in the Classroom blog series on Office Mix

When the Office Mix team learned about 4th-grade students using their PowerPoint add-in to teach each other about Biology, the idea for Superheroes in the Classroom was born. Debuting with Episode 1: 4th-graders become teachers at St. Paul’s, this blog series, created with Sway, details the success of students and educators alike, putting the superpowers of Office Mix to good use in the classroom.


WYSIWYG editing in Office Mix quizzes and polls

With WYSIWIG editing, turning PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons with Office Mix is as easy as inserting ready-made, interactive content like quizzes, polls, science and math simulations, and videos from Khan Academy. Read more on how writing quiz and poll questions just got a lot more powerful with WYSIWYG editing.