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.
“We see Office 365 as the perfect driver to support transparency, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge among sales associates, designers and artisans in a globally united Louis Vuitton.” —Read more about Louis Vuitton’s passion for tradition and innovation with Office 365 in this post by Franck Le Moal, CIO.
At the core of encryption technologies is Azure Rights Management, providing an easy way to protect data by assigning a policy to data available in Office 2013, Office 2010 and Office for Mac. We’re excited to announce the same policy-driven protection is available in Office for iPad and on iPhone devices. Now you’re able to view rights protected Office documents natively on your iPad and iPhone devices.
Today we are taking a big step forward for Mac users—Office 2016 for Mac is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages. Based on feedback from the great Mac Office community, we’ve made major updates to each of the apps, and we couldn’t be more pleased to deliver it first to our Office 365 customers.
Office 365, the world’s most popular productivity solution, has been integrated with popular educational open source software such as Moodle and Open edX. Office’s open REST APIs make it possible for teachers and students to take advantage of Office’s rich authoring capabilities to create content, submit assignments, provide feedback, and manage class schedules, all within a single sign-on (SSO) experience enabled by Azure Active Directory.
Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These join our previously released Office apps for Android tablets to complete the Office experience for the millions of Android users around the world. Download Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your Android phone today to get started.
With today’s update, Outlook now uses Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication for Exchange Online mailboxes in Office 365, replacing the previously used basic authentication method. This new authentication method enables IT administrators to configure new access scenarios for sign in to Office 365 and to better control and manage Outlook on mobile devices in their organization.
On today’s show, we take a look back at the last year of updates in Office 365 and give a sneak peek of what’s coming. We cover themes from machine learning advances and how to better manage your time and find information in Delve to improved collaboration in email and native information protection in Office apps.