Excel
July 2016 updates for Get Transform in Excel 2016 FI

July 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce 12 new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers. —Read on for details.

Sway
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Sway accessibility milestones

The Microsoft mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we on the Sway team take this mission to heart. As a result, we’ve been working on several features to help users with vision, mobility and cognitive impairments to use Sway in their personal and work lives. All of the following enhancements are now available on the Sway web and Windows apps.

Mechanics
Yammer updates from new user experiences to new IT controls FI

Yammer updates—from new user experiences to new IT controls

Today, Microsoft Mechanics takes a deep and hands-on look at updates to Yammer for enterprise social—from enhanced security and compliance to greater team productivity. Angus Florance, from the Yammer team, demonstrates new integrated experiences, including Office 365 Video and Delve. And for admins, we’ll show you new controls for analytics, merging networks and managing users.

Office 365
Announcing the public preview of the new Office 365 Network online community FI

Announcing the public preview of the new Office 365 Network online community

As more organizations embrace the cloud and move to Office 365, we want to make the wealth of valuable information in the Office 365 Network available to anyone looking for it. Today, we’re pleased to announce the public preview of the new Office 365 Network—an online community for IT pros, technical experts, product enthusiasts and Office 365 customers to come together and share best practices related to Office 365.

Office 365
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New to Office 365 in June—Microsoft Planner general availability, inking on Android devices, security features for Office 365 and more

June has been another busy month of updates across our Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. We reached new milestones for Microsoft Planner and GigJam. We are also introducing Office 365 Advanced Security Management, new datacenter regions and the next cumulative feature update to Office 2016.

Planner
Microsoft Planner hands-on demonstration FI

Microsoft Planner hands-on demonstration

Today, Microsoft Mechanics takes a deeper look at Microsoft Planner—a new experience in Office 365 to organize work, manage and assign tasks and collaborate within your teams. Sajan Parihar and Jeremy Chapman from the Office 365 team go hands-on and show you how to use Planner, including integrated experiences across Office 365 and what’s in store in the coming months.