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Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

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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Preview real-time co-authoring on OneDrive

Earlier this year we announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. For the last several months, this feature has been available to preview users co-authoring Word documents stored on SharePoint Online. Today, we are pleased to announce that real-time co-authoring is also available as a first-look for Word documents stored on OneDrive as part of the latest Office 2016 Preview release.

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New Outlook partner add-ins and expanded rollout of Outlook.com preview

Earlier this year, we announced a preview of the new Outlook.com, featuring a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and support for partner add-ins, including Uber, PayPal and Boomerang. Today, we’re pleased to announce new partnerships with Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Wunderlist to deliver solutions for both consumer and commercial Outlook users. In addition, we’re expanding the rollout of the new Outlook.com to a broader audience.

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Office 365 ProPlus—IT Control and Management update

A key benefit of Office 365 ProPlus is the reduced burden around upgrades associated with traditional software deployment. The result is that Office upgrades are fast and it’s always up to date, just like you expect from a cloud service. Today, we’ll discuss the IT Control and Management capabilities specifically around deployment and upgrade management for enterprise environments.

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Garage Series Road Trip Dubai: Taking Project and OWA offline to the desert

This week, join Jeremy and Microsoft Gulf co-host Asad Ahmed for the Garage Series Road Trip finale in Dubai, the gleaming innovation hub of the Emirates. Watch as they demonstrate Office 365 project management in construction, testing offline capabilities and file syncing in the desert; uncover the explosive growth factors fueling industry adoption with DNATA and enjoy working from anywhere on one of world’s first smartphone watches while sailing through the…

Android

The Garage Series Under the Hood: Evolving Exchange ActiveSync and OWA for Devices

OWA for Android phones is here. This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Greg Baribault once again from the Exchange ActiveSync engineering team. They explain the rich history and evolution of EAS from protocol to mobile device management then finally to OWA for Devices. Along the way Greg demos OWA for Android, explains the underpinnings of notifications when connecting to on premises Exchange and Jeremy explains the new selective wipe…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 8 great timesavers in Outlook

Did you know that you can drag any email into your calendar to make an appointment? Or you can just ignore pesky emails? You will if you watch this Office 15-Minute Webinar. Need a sneak peek? Here is our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at the webinar Turn off email notifications File>Options>Mail>Display a Desktop Alert. Make a calendar entry fast Drag a message to Calendar in the lower-left. Ignore a conversation…