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Breaking Down Silos with Effective Communication

Today’s post features Ira Gottlieb, Vice President, Global Communications, Tyco Transforming Tyco with Yammer Tyco’s products and solutions protect nearly 3 million commercial, government, and residential customers, including 300 airports and more than 1,000,000 firefighters around the world. The company has been going through a massive restructuring, moving from a conglomerate of holding companies to a united global enterprise with more than 69,000 employees in 1,000 locations and nearly 50…

Outlook

Easier collaboration with Site Mailboxes

Are you working in a team that has information interspersed amongst SharePoint document libraries, emails, and message attachments?  If so then you can relate to the problems around keeping your team’s knowledge organized in a centralized location, and trying to comply with your company’s information retention policies. This is a common situation for many teams in organizations large and small.  With Site Mailboxes for Office 2013, teams can now bring…

Access

Webinar: What is Access (and preview Access 2013)

Access helps you store and track just about any kind of information–inventory, contacts, business processes, and more. In this week’s webinar, you’ll learn how to organize and manage your data, plus we’ll preview the latest version of Access, including a big new feature. Click read more below to view entire webinar or watch the trailer now: What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar: No software development knowledge needed Common uses…

Outlook

Quicker replies in the new Outlook

One of the new features in Outlook 2013 that I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about is Quick Response, which lets you write replies or forwards without leaving your inbox. This feature came about when we observed that people using Outlook often have a number of reply windows open, taking up screen space and complicating their experience of using Outlook. To simplify the experience of responding to email, Outlook 2013…

Outlook

The New IMAP in Outlook 2013

IMAP is an important protocol for many of Outlook’s customers, and we’ve heard from many of you that Outlook’s IMAP support is not at the level of quality that you expect from a product like Outlook.  We heard your feedback, and this release we made a significant investment in IMAP. Read on to see what improvements we’ve made in Outlook 2013.

Outlook

Take control of your Outlook 2013 add-ins

  Outlook add-ins provide lots of interesting features that customize Outlook for a particular scenario. Even if you don’t purchase third-party add-ins, you might already be using the add-ins that are installed with Outlook such as the Outlook Social Connector 2013. While we make every attempt to ensure that add-ins integrate seamlessly with Outlook, some add-ins behave in a way that detracts from your Outlook experience. We’ve listened to customer suggestions…

Outlook

The new People Hub in Outlook 2013

Ever wonder what’s going on with the person you haven’t spoken to in a while?  Want to find out what’s new with someone before sending them an email or giving them a call? If you do, Office 2013 is the product for you. Office 2013 brings all the people you care about in one place. You can view contacts from multiple email accounts, and updates from social networks, including Facebook…

Outlook

Act on your mail faster with Outlook 2013

I mentioned in our previous post that while designing the new message list, we focused on the way most people read their email. Reading is only half the story – acting on messages you receive is equally important. We analyzed data to learn as much as we could about what people do after reading emails in their message list. Delete is far and away the most common action people take…

Access

Moving and backing up your Access 2013 web apps

When files live on your computer’s hard drive, there’s a risk that they could be damaged, lost, corrupted or deleted. To protect against this, most savvy businesses make copies of important files in separate locations. In a similar way, Microsoft takes many precautions to make sure your Access 2013 Web Apps on Office 365 are backed up and always available. However, making your own backups is still a good idea.…

Access

Moving data forward into Access 2013

Access 2013 is all about enabling you to build data-centric business apps on the web. Frequently, the data you care about—a customer list, a product spreadsheet, or a legacy Access database—already exists somewhere else. How can you get this data into your Access web app?  Obviously, copying each record would take a long time. That’s where data import can be a huge time saver. Doug Taylor, a Program Manager on the Access…

Outlook

A Modern, People-First Inbox in Outlook 2013

You’ve probably realized that the person at the desk next to you uses Outlook differently than you. Some folks view Outlook as a task system, others use it to collaborate on documents with public folders, and still others use it to manage other peoples’ calendars. But almost every Outlook user reads their email in Outlook. And to do it, they use the message list. Sure, we aren’t getting any points…