In July, we announced a preview of new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365. More than 4,000 companies are currently previewing the new services, with usage growing at an average of 20 percent every week. Today we’re excited to announce that we are expanding the preview to provide support for additional countries, as well as adding several new features.
Visio is the industry-leading diagramming solution used by over 12 million users and we’re thrilled to share our latest innovations. The new Visio makes it easier to define business processes, document best practices, visualize the future state of transformative initiatives, and stay on top of operational insights. Using Office 365, you can share Visio diagrams with everyone and communicate one version of the truth to drive organization-wide alignment.
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.
Recently, we told you about the exciting new features and improvements in Excel 2016 that expand the business analytics capabilities available to you and your company. Today we will tell you about the changes we have made to help you get access to the features that fit your unique needs, including more Office plans that offer advanced analytics functionality.
Do you often import data into Excel? Do you ever need to shape your data before you analyze it and build your reports? We’re excited to let you know that your get-data experience in Excel is about to change forever. —Read on to learn about how Excel 2016 has integrated Power Query technology into the Data ribbon.
Excel 2016 and Power BI are a portfolio of tools that is unique in the industry. Together, they provide a broad set of capabilities that allow business analysts to more easily gather, shape, analyze and visually explore their data. —Read more for an overview of how these tools work together to solve your analytics needs.
This month’s Power Query update includes four new or improved features, including the option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog, the ability to extract first, last or range of characters from a Text column, the ability to customize the Quote Style in the Split Column by Delimiter dialog, and support for UPN credentials in the Exchange connector.
This month’s Power Query for Excel update is now available to you and is packed with lots of new features including improvements to the ODBC Connector and the Navigator dialog, the ability to download queries faster, expanded support for Salesforce Custom environments, and improvements to date and time parsing and the Unpivot column features.