Office 365 news roundup

At the annual Microsoft Ignite Conference in Atlanta earlier this week, we announced many new updates and improvements to Office 365, designed to help IT professionals drive digital transformation within their organizations, enhance collaboration and increase productivity.

Among the key announcements at Microsoft Ignite was an array of new cloud-powered intelligent capabilities for Office 365. Tap in Word and Outlook uses Microsoft Graph to make it easier for you to move information from one document to another. Quickstarter for PowerPoint and Sway provides curated outlines, text and images as a starting point for building presentations. And Maps, a new type of chart in Excel, powered by Bing Maps, transforms geographic data into high-fidelity visualizations.

Microsoft is also using artificial intelligence to improve security and compliance in Office 365, with new innovations such as Threat Intelligence, which helps organizations proactively uncover and protect against advanced threats by analyzing billions of data signals across Office consumer and commercial services. Threat Intelligence also provides additional services designed to detect and defeat malware and other threats.

We’re also improving the collaboration and productivity capabilities of Office 365 in a number of other ways. For example, by integrating Yammer with Office 365 Groups, we’re combining the power of open collaboration with the productivity tools that millions of people rely on every day. We’re also bringing personal analytics to Office 365 with Microsoft MyAnalytics, formerly known as Delve Analytics, which will allow you to stay up to date with important contacts, share key metrics with colleagues, and help you prioritize the time you spend with different groups. We’re also introducing a set of new people experiences in Office 365, so that no matter what app you’re using you can discover content through people, share expertise more easily and connect with each other from wherever you are working.

Along with making Office 365 more beneficial to more people, we’re also making the apps easier to manage and use. We recently took the new Office 365 admin center out of preview and made it generally available. We also built a dashboard that provides admins with a new level of service health insights that are personalized for their organization. We announced a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher, and we also partnered with LinkedIn Learning to make it even easier for you to get the most out of your favorite Office applications.

Office 365 just keeps getting better. Find out how Office 365 can help you and your organization today.

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

Microsoft announces a stunning array of Office 365 updates for September—Learn about some of the recent Office 365 updates from Microsoft.

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Here’s how Office 365 is about to make your life far easier—Discover how Microsoft is using artificial intelligence to make Office 365 even better for users.

New Windows 10 and Office 365 features for the secure productive enterprise—Learn how enterprises can use Windows 10 and Office 365 to improve both security and productivity.

Exelon selects Customer Lockbox for Office 365 to power up data security and privacy—Find out how Exelon, a leading U.S. energy provider, is using Office 365 to maintain control of its data while providing workers with work-anywhere productivity and collaboration.

Microsoft StaffHub helps companies organise shift and deskless workers in the cloud—Discover how Office 365 can help organizations manage deskless workers more effectively and give workers access to the information they need.