February has been another busy month for releases across our Office clients on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. There are a number of exciting new capabilities in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, we released the first cumulative feature update since the initial September release of the Office 2016 apps—otherwise known as the “Deferred Channel” build—for our commercial customers.
We’re improving the inking experience so writing and drawing with your finger, pen or stylus are more intuitive and powerful. We’re also bringing PowerPoint Designer and Morph to additional platforms. Also, Office 365 consumer subscribers with Macs can now get Office Insider builds for first access to new features.
It’s the New Year and one of the things that I hope gives you increased peace of mind in 2016 are the continued investments that we are making to protect your information within the Office 365 service, as I explain on our latest episode of “From Inside the Cloud.” —Watch this episode of From Inside the Cloud with Rudra Mitra.
Yammer is a great tool for employee empowerment. Back office staff use Yammer to share customer feedback that highlight great service, helping the company to reinforce to our cabin crew that their ideas and work are of great value to the airline and our passengers. —Read more about Yammer and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Today, we’re pleased to announce availability of the Skype for Business app for Android. Over the past few months, we received valuable feedback from people participating in the preview program, and we’re excited to make the new app broadly available so that everyone can be more productive while on the go.