Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 enables organizations to establish a private, managed network connection to Office 365 as an alternative to connecting over the Internet. Today we’re pleased to announce that Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 is now generally available from British Telecom, Equinix, TeleCity Group, Tata Communications and Verizon.
To coincide with last week’s release of Office 2016, we put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from a previous version of your favorite apps or you’re entirely new to Office, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share.
Four months ago, we announced the acquisition of Wunderlist. Last week, we announced the preview of Office 365 Planner and today, we are thrilled to announce that we are acquiring several apps and add-ins for Project Online from our partners—Sensei Project Solutions, Inc. and Projectum Aps—to significantly accelerate delivering on our vision of unified work and project and portfolio management (PPM) across platforms and devices.
“I’m convinced that we wouldn’t be as successful operating as a unified global company if our distributed teams couldn’t collaborate using capabilities like Office Groups and Skype for Business Online.” —Read more about Pandora’s use of Office 2016 from Phillip R. Kennedy, director of Information Technology at Pandora.
We’re excited to introduce a brand new experience in Office 365—Office 365 Planner, which offers people a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Using Boards and Charts, your team can create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.
Last year, we introduced a new cross-suite service for Office 365 commercial customers called Office 365 Groups that allows individuals to easily create public or private groups. Along with today’s launch of Office 2016, we’re also introducing the availability of Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016, and a new mobile app called Outlook Groups, to help you get work done with others while at your desk or on the go.
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.