Office 365 news round-up

There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business,” according to boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, who won 10 world titles in six different weight divisions before retiring from the sport in 2009. Microsoft Office has been helping people get things done in their personal and professional lives for the 25 years—yet we keep finding ways to improve the product and make it even better for our customers.

One of our most recent improvements to Office 365 is Office Delve, a new way for you to discover relevant information and connections from across your work life. Delve displays the information that is most relevant for each person in your network, based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are engaging. We like to say that with Delve you no longer have to find information, the information finds you.

We’ve made several other recent improvements to Office 365 and related products. We recently increased the file-size limit on OneDrive from 2GB to 10GB, so you can now store and share very large files with ease. We also tripled the syncing speed on OneDrive and made other improvements that make it easier to use. In addition, we introduced two valuable new features to Outlook Web App for Office 365. The first lets you propose a new time if someone invites you to a meeting that creates a schedule conflict. The second is the new People View feature that can help you manage your email more efficiently. We also introduced themes to let you customize and personalize your Office 365 experience—and strengthen your brand. And we provided added flexibility for customers by introducing monthly subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home for iPad users.

Oscar De La Hoya was a champion because he always kept improving and moving forward. The same is true for Office 365. When it comes to productivity, Office 365 is hard to beat.

Below is a round-up of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

OneDrive’s file size limit upped to 10GB, syncing speeds tripledLearn how Microsoft increased maximum file size on OneDrive from 2GB to 10GB, tripled the syncing speed, and made other cloud-storage improvements.

Luwa Luxury Products chooses Office 365 cloud-based productivity tools to grow businessDiscover why Luwa Luxury Products, which sells luxury home appliances, chose Office 365 for its business.

Microsoft helps open a new computer training center in India for people with vision impairmentsLearn how one of India’s most respected eye-health organizations and Microsoft opened a new center that provides much-needed computer training for people with visual impairments.

Office v. Google Docs: When it comes to spell check, who reigns supreme?Learn how the spellcheck features in Microsoft Office and Google Docs compare—and why Office is so much better.

Clip articles with Sight and send to OneNoteDiscover how Sight, an iPhone-optimized app, lets you clip articles from any iOS application and send them to OneNote.

Switching to Windows 8 devices empowers educators and studentsFind out why many schools today are choosing Windows 8 devices equipped with Office 365 for flexibility, ease of management, business-class security, and the Microsoft commitment to privacy.