Skype for Business
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Get ready for Skype for Business

We recently announced that the next version of Microsoft Lync would become Skype for Business, and today, we’re excited to announce that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client starts today. If you’re a current Lync customer, try it now and get ready to upgrade. The new Skype for Business client, server and online service will become generally available starting in April.

Office 365
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Office Delve—discover exactly what you need, when you need it

Today, we are excited to announce the rollout of Delve to all eligible Office 365 business customers worldwide. We’re also pleased to announce that Delve now surfaces content from email and social feeds within Office 365. Delve is an experience within Office 365 that surfaces relevant content and insights tailored to each person. It is powered by the Office Graph, an intelligent fabric that applies machine learning to map the…


Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release.

Customer stories
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Engineering success in the cloud

Pushing the technology envelope brings innovation and mobility to clients—that’s real value that we add to help them achieve strategic objectives. After evaluating the pros and cons, it clearly made sense to move to Office 365 because we would save between 20 and 35 percent on our IT costs. —Read more about Michael Baker International’s move to Office 365.

Why Microsoft
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Office 365 news roundup

Microsoft Office was initially conceived as a productivity tool for business—the name says it all—and many people had their first experience with Office applications either at work or at school. Office is still essential for many businesses, of course, and companies of all sizes are realizing even more benefits by adopting Office 365 and moving to the cloud. Today, Office 365 is also an important tool for education and government,…

Customer stories

A new foundation for connected business processes at a German pharmaceutical and chemical company

“We conducted a survey of the first 23,000 users who migrated to Office 365 ProPlus, Exchange and Lync, and received very positive feedback about the rollout and the products. We knew we were off to a great start.” – Read more on the Office 365 story at Merck in a post by Dr. Geselle, VP at Merck.

Office 365
Finnair Blog Post

3 ways cloud services can help employees improve customer service

Employees are increasingly mobile and don’t necessarily want to be tethered to desk or kiosk computer. The data they rely on needs to be at their fingertips, literally. Providing employees with a single source of information that is accessible virtually anywhere helps them make better, faster decisions.

Office 365
Operation Smile Blog Post

3 ways a company can help their employees do more good

In today’s economy of big business, it can be easy to forget that companies are human-made. Customers need experiences and relationships, not just products. Employees need to feel good about where they spend their time. Your business isn’t a faceless entity intent only on making a profit. You know this; but do your employees and customers? How can you do more to get everyone in touch with the human-side of…