Office 365

What’s new in Office 365 administration—new Service health dashboard now generally available

The new Service health dashboard provides admins with an increased level of service health insights. We’re excited to announce that it is now available for all customers. Additional February improvements include a Power BI admin role, a weekly Message Center digest and an improved admin learning center. —Read on to learn more.

Visio

Visio Online—anywhere, anytime access to your diagrams

We’re excited to announce Microsoft Visio Online, which enables users to share and view Visio diagrams in high fidelity from almost any device using their favorite browser. In addition, we’re releasing JavaScript APIs to help developers extend Visio Online capabilities for specific user needs. —Read on to learn more.

Office 365

Office 365 news in February—new and improved intelligent services

This month, we released several improvements to our cloud-powered intelligence services. These services use machine learning and advanced algorithms to create magical experiences that save you time and help produce polished, gorgeous content. And they will just get better each month as we deliver continued innovation and further tune our intelligent recommendations as more people use them.

Customer stories

From pit stop to checkered flag—
NASCAR drives productivity through cloud-based IT innovation

“The Technology Integration and Development team at NASCAR was born out of a single question: How do we empower the business to get more done? We chose Office 365, with its mobile-first, cloud-first benefits, to give our employees the best tools for working at the office.” —Find out how NASCAR races with maximum efficiency.

Security

New Office 365 capabilities help you proactively manage security and compliance risk

Missing a key security signal could mean not catching a breach, but the number of security signals is increasing exponentially. Today, we’re introducing new Office 365 security and compliance features that apply intelligence to help you proactively manage risk and ward off threats.

Excel

January 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

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

Business Academy

Free your teams to innovate by improving collaboration

When your teams spend time looking for resources, waiting for people to get back to them or trying to knit together information from different software or devices, they can’t do their best creative work. Thankfully, Microsoft Teams—the Office 365 chat-based workspace—gives your organization all the creative benefits of teamwork and frees your teams from productivity sinkholes.