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Small and midsized businesses—get ready for Office 2016!

Today’s Office 2016 release for Office 365 introduced a new model for managing and deploying regular updates. Here’s what admins for small to midsized businesses need to know now that Office 2016 has been released.

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The new Office is here

Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows. This marks a milestone in delivering new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, a perfect pairing with Windows 10, and security features businesses will love. It also marks a new model for delivery, where subscribers can expect to get more frequent updates with new features and improvements.

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Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2

Today Apple announced the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2. We’ve developed a number of new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Translator to take advantage of these enhancements. This post provides an overview of some of the most useful new features, including multitasking, inking, intelligent search, wireless keyboard support and updates to Outlook and Translator on the Apple Watch.

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Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office

The engineers behind Snip had been using the Windows Snipping Tool daily to communicate ideas. One day they stopped to ask, “What if snipping was an experience that looked and felt like Windows 10? What if you could narrate snips with your voice and digital ink? What if the way you snip made you even more productive with Office?” Then they went off and built a new tool called Snip.

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Introducing Office UI Fabric—your key to designing add-ins for Office

Office UI Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework designed to make it simple to quickly create web experiences using the Office Design Language.

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Wearable productivity—new apps for you to wear

Over the past months, we’ve delivered a number of experiences on wearables: OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint, Skype, Yammer, as well as some from our newly joined Sunrise and Wunderlist teams. Today we are launching a new round of wearable productivity apps, as part of our quest to reinvent productivity on all platforms.

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Write Now—student writing contest

The Microsoft PC Accessories team is hosting a student writing contest. In 300 words or less, tell us how you use technology to be creative—in or outside of the classroom. Ten winners will win Universal Foldable Keyboards, and the grand prize winner will win a Surface Pro 3.

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Announcing the 2015 Office App Awards winners

After weeks of judging, the Office Developer team picked the best SharePoint, Office, Office 365 and Mobile apps of 2015.

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Office 2016 on Windows Preview update

About a month ago, we invited anyone to participate in Office 2016 on Windows Preview. We now have over one million customers using the Office preview across both Windows and Mac platforms. When we started the preview, we noted we would be adding features regularly for customers to test and just this month released several new updates.

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Early look at Office 2016 Public Preview for Windows—on the desktop and phone

On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the new Office 2016 Public Preview on Windows 10—both on the desktop and on a phone.

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Office 2016 Public Preview now available

Today we’re expanding the Office 2016 Preview, making it available to Office users everywhere in preparation for general availability in Fall 2015. Office 2016 previewers will get an early look at the next release of Office on Windows desktop, but more importantly they’ll help to shape and improve the future of Office. Visit the Office 2016 Preview site to learn more about the Preview program and if it’s right for you."

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Today at Build—new possibilities with the Office platform

Office is the world’s most popular set of productivity tools for getting things done and is used by over 1.2 billion people around the world today. Developers play a critical role in the world of Office by building new experiences for users and customers that we could never have imagined.

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