Visio is the industry-leading diagramming solution used by over 12 million users and we’re thrilled to share our latest innovations. The new Visio makes it easier to define business processes, document best practices, visualize the future state of transformative initiatives, and stay on top of operational insights. Using Office 365, you can share Visio diagrams with everyone and communicate one version of the truth to drive organization-wide alignment.
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.
In September 2012, we announced availability of the Office Web Apps Server as a standalone on-premises server providing browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. In our journey to enable rich viewing and editing experiences through Office in the browser, we’re making available Office Online Server Preview (OOS)—the evolution of Office Web Apps.
Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways.
Office 365 experts from around the world are contributing to a collection of PowerShell scripts that are designed to automate various procedures that would normally require manual intervention from an IT pro. If that sounds like you, check out our new community GitHub project for Office IT Pro Deployment Scripts.
Performance improvements in the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2016 are based on running Exchange Online at extreme scale. Much of what we learned has been applied to improving the on-premises version. This week Office Mechanics provides insights into what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. Exchange team veteran Greg Taylor explains how the on-premises version of Exchange benefits from the cloud-based features and functionality of Exchange Online.