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What’s new in Project 2016

We are excited to announce availability of Project 2016. This release includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Engagements and Resource Capacity Planning. Supporting these key capabilities are enhancements such as new Resource Plans, Capacity heat maps and a brand new experience for resource managers.

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OneDrive for Business sync client preview and new browser, mobile, IT control and developer experiences

Today marks a huge step forward with OneDrive for Business. It’s the most significant set of updates we’ve ever released. First and foremost, we’re delivering a rock-solid new sync experience. Beyond this, we have a new browser experience, mobile app improvements, critical new IT controls and extended developer experiences to enable people to do and achieve more with OneDrive for Business.

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Announcing general availability of ExpressRoute for Office 365

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.

Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

Download our free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

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.

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Office 365—project and portfolio management (PPM) for the mobile-first, cloud-first world

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.

Customer stories
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Pandora opens up pathways to teamwork and productivity using the new Office

“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.

Introducing availability of Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

Introducing availability of Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

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.