Over the last year, we’ve helped thousands of customers with varying degrees of IT complexity onboard to Office 365 while reducing their implementation costs, accelerating their time to value and delivering a great customer experience. Today we’re excited to announce the evolution of FastTrack from an onboarding service to our customer success service designed to help you realize business value faster with the Microsoft Cloud.
In July, we announced a preview of new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365. More than 4,000 companies are currently previewing the new services, with usage growing at an average of 20 percent every week. Today we’re excited to announce that we are expanding the preview to provide support for additional countries, as well as adding several new features.
Office 2016 is here! September also brought a new screen capture tool, the Office 365 Admin Center Preview, a preview of the new OneDrive for Business, two new mobile apps for business and new Office 365 services and experiences, including the Office 365 Import Service, Office 365 Planner and the Office 365 Service Trust Portal. —Read more to see what else is new in Office 365.
Visio is the industry-leading diagramming solution used by over 12 million users and we’re thrilled to share our latest innovations. The new Visio makes it easier to define business processes, document best practices, visualize the future state of transformative initiatives, and stay on top of operational insights. Using Office 365, you can share Visio diagrams with everyone and communicate one version of the truth to drive organization-wide alignment.
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.
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.