Robin Lowell at the exhibition booth with the Microsoft Office team at Closing the Gap conference.

Accessibility in the classroom—tools that impact my students

This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.


Writing a book with Office—how Maxie McCoy does it

We recently caught up with inspirational writer, speaker and millennial expert Maxie McCoy—a self-professed Office enthusiast (“I live in Office. Always. Period.” )—to get her take on Researcher and Editor, two new cloud-powered services designed to help you do your best writing in Word. Both features are exclusive to Office 365.

Customer stories

Land O’Lakes: advancing agriculture for a new generation

“At Land O’Lakes, we have embraced technology in every facet of our business. Today, our employees use Office 365 both within Land O’Lakes and with our external partners. Now that we’ve seen the power of Office 365, we’re eager to dive in even deeper, which is why we’ve purchased the new premium enterprise functionality.” —Learn more from Land O’Lakes director of IT Services.


How the Office 365 U.S. Government Cloud meets the regulatory and compliance needs of the Department of Defense

We are continually investing to deliver a complete, compliant and secure Office 365 U.S. Government Cloud. Today, we announced the Office 365 U.S. Government Defense compliance service, which makes Security Requirements Guidelines (SRG) L5 and L4 controls available to U.S. Government defense departments and defense industry organizations holding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). —Read on for more details.


Yammer bolsters security and compliance with new auditing and reporting capabilities

Having visibility and control over your data within the cloud services you use is a critical part of organizational compliance and security. Today, we are announcing new auditing and reporting capabilities for Yammer via the Office 365 Management Activity API and the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center.


Customer data—walking the line between helpful innovation and invasion of privacy

More information about you exists in more places today than ever before. Collecting and using customer data is not a bad thing. Organizations need data to deliver products and services customers want. The issue is where to draw the line between using customer data and invading customer privacy. The October 11 episode of Modern Workplace provides guidance on how organizations can manage these tricky policy decisions.