Office 365 news roundup

Windows 10 is here! The best Windows yet, delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with new innovations and security updates, launched last week as a free upgrade. As part of the launch, we also released the all new Office Mobile Apps for Windows 10. Customers in 190 countries can now download and install the apps from the new Windows Store and immediately start being more productive on the go. In conjunction with the launch, we also spelled out which capabilities in Windows 10 will benefit Office 365 admins.

Windows 10 is big news, but it’s not our only news. As part of our ongoing work to deliver the richest email and calendar experiences on the web, we announced an array of exciting updates to the web version of Outlook in Office 365. “Outlook on the web,” formerly known as the Outlook Web App (OWA for short), is getting an improved user interface (UI) and new features to help you work more efficiently, stay on top of your inbox, and do a better job of managing your calendar. We also launched Send, a new app designed for quick, brief, in-and-out email, similar to a text or instant message. Send is connected to Office 365, which means your conversations are synced with Outlook, letting you continue the conversation from anywhere. And just like regular email, you can message anyone with an email address.

In addition, we announced the general availability of Sway, the digital storytelling app that lets users create and share interactive reports, presentations, assignments, lessons, projects and more. We’ve started rolling out Sway to all eligible Office 365 business and education customers worldwide, and of course, any consumer can use Sway with a free Microsoft account. We also introduced Sway for Windows 10, along with new layout and publishing capabilities.

All of these innovations and improvements are part of our ongoing commitment to make Office 365 the best productivity solution for every device and every platform.

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

Review: Windows 10—Learn why you should upgrade to Windows 10, according to the editors of Wired.

Microsoft’s cloud bets pay off as Office 365 sees big growth—Find out how Office 365 is growing quickly and contributing to the company’s cloud strategy.

UL—product safety leader maintaining security and moving at the speed of innovation with Office 365—Find out why protecting customers’ intellectual property is UL information security director Robert Jamieson’s top priority—and how Office 365 helps him achieve that goal.

Adventist Health System boosts productivity with Office 365 ProPlus while complying with HIPAA—Discover how Office 365 helps this large healthcare organization stay productive, secure and compliant.

Office 365 joins IFTTT to automate routine tasks—Learn more about using IFTTT on Office 365.

Microsoft levels up web version of Outlook for business customers—Find out more about the changes, upgrades and improvements Microsoft has made to the web version of Outlook.

Souping up Office 365—Learn how Microsoft is continuing to improve Office 365.