Office 365
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Accessibility in Office 365—enabling greater digital inclusion

In honor of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, all Office 365 users are invited to lay the foundation for a more inclusive digital environment by discovering and using accessibility capabilities built into Office 365. —Read on to learn about new capabilities such as accessible templates, image description controls, link display name controls and accessibility checkers.

Excel
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November 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 ten new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.

Customer stories
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Georgia State University tackles malware with
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

“The cyber security team at Georgia State University had noticed a steady uptick in malware attacks, particularly phishing, and it felt like we were fighting fires every day. To address the issue, we selected Advanced Threat Protection, because detection and protection against malware attacks would be handled within a Microsoft cloud environment.” —Read more from Ren Flot, chief information security officer and director of Cyber Security at Georgia State University.

Office 365
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Immersive Reader and Frame Guide come to Office Lens—offering built-in accessibility

Today, we are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox of Learning Tools, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online. —Read on to learn more.

Education
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Our school fell in love at first sight!

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do because my teachers and administrators at Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville, Tennessee, have experienced it firsthand! Our story isn’t about an immediate connection between two people. Instead, our story is about an immediate connection with a digital tool called OneNote that fulfilled a need and then continued to grow with us so much that we have become inseparable!

Excel
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October 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 three new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.