Project Online and Excel Web App: Cloud data improves reporting

Along with the general availability of Project Online in Office 365, new scenarios have been enabled for Project Online reporting. We introduced the Project Online OData feed to help you access your data using Excel 2013, and now you can refresh Excel workbooks in Excel Web App that consume Project Online OData feeds. Learn how to grant the BI Azure Service access to your SharePoint Online tenant.


Business Process Modeling with Visio at the Gartner BPM Summit

The new Microsoft Visio, powered by interoperability with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365, provides a strong social, mobile and cloud-based infrastructure for Business Process Modeling (BPM). In addition to the newer workflows and collaboration features, it also offers several new diagram templates that support the latest industry standards, such as BPMN 2.0 and UML 2.4. Look for us at the Gartner BPM Summit April 2-4, 2013 as we take our very…


Project for IT pros

We love Project IT Pros. Always in the trenches and getting their hands dirty with the latest technologies and improvements, IT Pros are the engine that keeps many project management offices running. With the release of the new Project, now there are new and improved ways for IT Pros to keep bolting infrastructure into place and tweaking performance levers to deliver high-quality capabilities to their organizations. To help, we rounded…

Office 365

Fueling creativity with Office 365

Copyright Alliance, an advocacy organization that advises artists of all kinds, wanted to better support staff who travel frequently. Copyright Alliance worked with Microsoft Partner New Signature to replace its on-site file server and email system with Microsoft Office 365, which provides a complete set of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools. By adopting Office 365, staff at Copyright Alliance enjoy more flexibility and can respond faster to requests from the…


Format and customize Excel 2013 charts quickly with the new Formatting Task pane

The new Excel makes creating and customizing charts simpler and more intuitive. One part of the fluid new experience is the Formatting Task pane, which replaces the Format dialog box. The new Formatting Task pane is the single source for formatting–all of the different styling options are consolidated in one place. With this single task pane, you can modify not only charts, but also shapes and text in Excel.

Garage Series

Garage Series: The Great Race–did rolling out Office just get faster?

In this episode, the intrepid Garage Series hosts explore the change in guard of compatibility tools. Conducting the great race of Office installs, they catch up with Office engineer John Hoegger about Microsoft’s own implementation of the new Office globally. Watch as they examine user training, compatibility and pushing out the bits to answer whether or not rolling out Office just got faster.