On November 10, we are rolling out a Cumulative Update to Lync Room Systems that updates the user experience and branding to Skype for Business but does not change the functionality. The changes will appear on all existing Crestron, Polycom and SMART Lync Room Systems as soon as the update is applied.
Welcome to our first new Office update post in which we share the features we are delivering to our Office customers across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Office Online. This month we expanded Skype integration in Office Online, introduced an Office Online extension for Chrome and delivered improvements in Office on Android and Office 2016 for Mac.
Yammer has long recognized that social networking has the ability to revolutionize information-sharing in the workplace, which is why we first launched an enterprise social network in 2008. Now, for the seventh year in a row, Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, reflecting Yammer’s vision for workplace collaboration. —Read more about Yammer from Bryan Goode.
Office 365 customers want assurance that effective controls are in place to safeguard their data. We have enhanced our Service Organization Controls (SOC) audit reports with two new trust principles, Processing Integrity and Confidentiality. Insights from these reports help you evaluate how Office 365 maintains compliance with your regulatory requirements and helps you manage the move to Office 365.
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.