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Office platform news at Ignite 2016

At Ignite this week, we are announcing the next set of Office platform functionality, giving developers the tools they need to build even more compelling productivity applications with Office. Among them you’ll find new capabilities in a variety of scenarios—from traditional ones like extending Office with custom user experiences, to making your standalone apps and services smarter with the help of Microsoft Graph.

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Increase your productivity with an enhanced people experience in Outlook on the web

Go beyond a person’s basic contact details with a deeper, more intelligent people experience in Outlook on the web. Improvements released today help you better understand where a person is within the organization, the projects and people they are working on as well as the emails and files you have exchanged with one another.

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Productivity and inclusion—Office 365 accessibility update

Accessibility enhancements releasing this quarter to Office 365 customers bring us closer to our goals of ensuring that people with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device and that everyone can easily create content that is accessible for all people. —Read on for more details.

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New to Office 365 in July—new intelligent services Researcher and Editor in Word, Outlook Focused Inbox for desktop and Zoom in PowerPoint

This month, we are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results. These features help you improve your writing in Word, deliver dynamic presentations in PowerPoint and prioritize the emails that matter most to you in Outlook.

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New to Office 365 in June—Microsoft Planner general availability, inking on Android devices, security features for Office 365 and more

June has been another busy month of updates across our Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. We reached new milestones for Microsoft Planner and GigJam. We are also introducing Office 365 Advanced Security Management, new datacenter regions and the next cumulative feature update to Office 2016.