Office 365 news roundup

Just as we’re focused on continuous innovation to expand and improve Office 365 capabilities, we’re also committed to making it easier for more people to benefit from our cloud productivity suite.

Just this week, we made it easier for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) to move to Office 365 and give their employees the ability to access team files from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from any device and get enterprise-grade security to help protect their information. Customers with 50 to 149 seats of Office 365 enterprise and small-business plans can now take advantage of our customer success service, Microsoft FastTrack, which provides resources and dedicated engineers to help them, or the Microsoft Partner they work with, implement Office 365. Previously, FastTrack was available only to organizations with 150 seats or more.

At the same time, we continue to make Office 365 more valuable. One of the most interesting new enhancements is the announcement this week that we are activating Yammer for every eligible Office 365 tenant, without requiring admins to take any additional action. Making Yammer available in Office 365 will enable all Office 365 customers to gain the full benefits of Yammer, unlock new experiences for users across all of their productivity apps and create the foundation for a new era of innovation.

We’re also improving productivity and making the service easier to use. Another recent enhancement is the Office 365 Video solution. It’s now possible to embed videos in Office 365, in-line and in-context, wherever people work on projects, both online and on-premises. You can embed videos within SharePoint Team Sites, custom company portals, internal blogs, wikis and more. It’s simple: just copy, paste and publish.

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

Carillion builds engaging communities to improve customer service—Discover how Carillon uses Office 365 and Yammer to bring employees together and build community worldwide.

Connected on day one—The Kraft Heinz Company creates united workforce quickly and smoothly—Find out how Office 365 helped two giant food companies blend their operations to become one.

Employee engagement at KLM reaches new heights as crew share expertise on enterprise social platform—Discover how Yammer and Office 365 are helping a leading airline take flight.

Here’s how Microsoft protects your cloud data in Office 365—Learn how Microsoft meets the challenge of protecting your data in the cloud.

Now Microsoft Office 365 tackles “fake CEO” email spoofing attacks—Find out how Microsoft is battling email spoofing scams aimed at businesses.

How we’re putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good—Discover why Microsoft will donate $1 billion in cloud services to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.

3 perks of an Office 365 migration that you didn’t know about—Find out how seamless and Office 365 migration can be, and discover some of extra benefits of making the switch.

TransVault affirms Microsoft’s position that Office 365 is a one-stop shop for email compliance—Discover why TransVault, a leading developer of archive migration solutions, says Office 365 provides everything organizations need for email compliance.