Office 365 news round-up

It’s been said that progress involves “looking forward intelligently, looking within critically, and moving on incessantly.” And with Office 365, the march of progress continues.

We recently introduced Office 365 in four additional languages and 17 new markets. That means that Office 365 is now available in 40 languages and 141 markets worldwide. We also announced a preview version of Office Remote, which turns your Windows Phone 8 into a smart remote, allowing you to interact with Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 documents from across the room. And we enhanced the mobile experience for SharePoint Online with a new touch design for SkyDrive Pro and Sites.

These are just a few of the enhancements we’ve made to Office 365, as we look forward intelligently, look within critically, and keep the progress moving ahead. Below is a round-up of these and other news items from the last couple weeks. Enjoy!

Why Office 365 Is a Better Office. The flexible approach to Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office means each business can get the right mix of cloud and local for its needs

Microsoft’s Office 365 Adds Four New Languages and 17 new Markets, Bringing Total to 40 and 141 Respectively. Microsoft added four new languages (Indonesian, Kazakh, Hindi, and Hebrew) to Office 365 and brought the suite to 17 new markets.

Office Remote Preview. Microsoft ships a preview version of Office Remote that lets users turn their Windows Phone 8 into a smart remote, allowing them to interact with Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 documents in new ways.

Yammer Enterprise in Office 365 Enterprise, First Take: Deeper integration. Microsoft continues to make progress on its plans to converge the Yammer enterprise social tools with SharePoint.

3 Cool Things about SharePoint in Office 365 Enterprise Editions. Three improvements you’ll see when implementing SharePoint in your new Office 365 environment.

Poundland Implements Office 365 Across its Stores. Discount retailer Poundland rolls out Office 365 to improve collaboration and communication among staff.

Gmail is Boiling the Frog – and We Are the Frog. Users of Gmail “have sold our souls for free email.”

You’ve Been Googled: Google to Expose Your Face in Online Ads. Google’s Shared Endorsements may be tying your photo and quotes to online ads without your knowledge.