Office 365 news round-up

It’s important to start strong, stay strong, and finish strong — and that’s the kind of year it’s been for Office 365. Office 365 has come a long way over the last 12 months, continually adding new innovations that revolutionize productivity for our customers.

When it comes to innovation, the last couple of weeks have been no exception. We’ve made easier for our customers to switch from Office 365 plan to plan, giving them the flexibility to choose the best plan as their businesses grow.  We’ve added new features to Yammer that make it easier to loop in non-Yammer users and forward email into Yammer. We’ve made the Office 365 Admin app available on the Android and iOS. And we’ve extended the power of Excel by adding the Excel REST API to SharePoint Online.

It’s been a strong year from start to finish. No wonder so many customers choose Office 365.

Below is a round-up of these and other news items from the last few weeks. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all of our customers!

Why One School District Chose Office 365 over Google Apps for 150,000 Students. Peel School District in Ontario, Canada chose Office 365 over Google Apps to improve collaboration between teachers and students.

US Healthcare Facility Adopts Cloud Solution. University of Colorado Health chooses Office 365 for its “strong commitment to data security, privacy, and compliance.”

Microsoft Updates Yammer with Option to Add Outside Users via Email and Forward Emails to Post Messages. Microsoft adds new email capabilities to Yammer.

How to Put SharePoint in the Palm of Your Hand. How to use SharePoint content management and collaboration software from your mobile device.

Microsoft Gets Its Tablet Strategy Right. Microsoft gets its tablet strategy right by “addressing the genuine needs of users.