Office 365 news roundup

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” —Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin had it right. And in a sense, the concept he expressed so eloquently is also the foundation of our work on Office 365. Office 365 is about productivity, and productivity is about helping you save time and spend more of your life on the things that matter most to you.

Recently, we made some key improvements to Clutter, which keeps your email inbox organized and allows you to stay focused on what’s important. People who use Clutter save 82 minutes per month on average. Starting in June, Clutter will be turned on by default, which will enable even more people to use it to save time. In addition, thanks to a new Office 365 update, Outlook Web App now lets you save attachments you’ve received in email directly to your OneDrive for Business folder, and you can easily share files stored in the cloud without first having to leave your inbox and navigate to OneDrive.

Over the past couple of weeks, we also continued to extend mobility across multiple platforms and devices by making the Office for Android phone preview available. In addition, we added significant features to OneNote. You can now search your handwritten notes on OneNote, just as you would search typed text and text within images. We also released OneNote for Apple Watch to help you access all of your content when you’re on the go, and we improved OneNote for iPad to make it easier for you to organize your notebooks. Finally, we added an audio recording feature to OneNote for Mac, provided the ability to view mathematical equations created in OneNote for Windows, and made it possible to recover notes you may have deleted accidentally.

Benjamin Franklin also said: “A penny saved is a penny earned.” The same is true of the minutes, hours and days of your life. Use Office 365 to be more productive and efficient on work ranging from routine tasks to complex projects—and take control of your life.

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

What’s new with Office 365 Compliance Center—Learn more about the many new compliance improvements that Microsoft is making to Office 365 and other services.

First look: Office 365 admin app—Find out what an experienced IT Pro thinks about the new Office 365 admin tool.

How the Lotus F1 Team implemented Office 365: the IT journey—Watch the video to learn how and why the Lotus F1 Team made Office 365 part of its crew.

Democratizing a global business while building brand and customer loyalty—Hear from Mike McNamara, chief information officer at Tesco, on how his company is using Office 365 to grow the business.

Central American Bottling Company (CBC) moves to Office 365 to streamline IT operations and simplify regulatory compliance—Discover why the Central American Bottling Company chose Office 365 for its business.

Microsoft Office 365 enables Lotte Mart Vietnam to boost business efficiency—Learn how this Korea-based company is using Office 365 to keep employees connected as it expands its operation in Vietnam.

Microsoft: Private cloud access for Office 365 will accelerate cloud adoption—Find out how Microsoft’s deal with Equinix could benefit customers and further the company’s cloud initiative.