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Communications and collaboration in an information age

Part of the thrill of working for the Office Division is the opportunity to tackle thorny business issues on behalf of our customers while providing them with a road map for the future.  That may be why an interesting article caught my attention this week.  In it, the author examined some of the investments Microsoft is making in the unified communications space.  While I didn’t agree with all of the…


Use cross-site publishing to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013

Cross-site publishing is a new publishing method in SharePoint Server 2013 that can help streamline the publishing process in your organization, and at the same time reduce costs associated with maintaining and updating your website. By combining cross-site publishing with SharePoint search features, you can reduce the number of pages needed to maintain your website, and gain flexibility in how content is presented to your customers. 


Another chance to watch Garage Series Live!

Five shows into the series, we’ve looked at options, changes and what’s new in the new Office. We threw a skydiver out of a plane to test if Office 365 ProPlus could be installed during 90 seconds of free fall; we took a look at the new Office telemetry to help you optimize your Office configuration; we’ve explored identity and data access with the new user-based Office and caught up…


Meet Robert Aichele, April Customer of the Month!

April’s Customer of the Month is Robert Aichele, Senior Manager, Store Communications at Jamba Juice.  I’ve been at Jamba since 2009 managing internal communication, primarily store and field communication, with a hand in some broader projects connecting our strategic vision with the managers in the field. Our Yammer network debuted in 2011, catching on with…


Dallas Utilities: Electricity seasonal use simulation using project codename “GeoFlow” Preview and Power View

The Microsoft account team in Dallas, TX wanted to create a localized demonstration that would be recognizable to customers in the area. Taking advantage of publicly available residential data and awareness of the extreme summer temperatures in and around Dallas, the team decided to present simulated household energy consumption data using Excel 2013, Power View and project code name “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel, believing the presentation would peak customers’ interests. Read…


Public preview of project codename “GeoFlow” for Excel delivers 3D data visualization and storytelling

Today we are announcing the availability of the project codename “GeoFlow” Preview for Excel 2013, a result of collaborations between several teams within Microsoft. GeoFlow lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive “tours” to share with others. Read on to learn how GeoFlow adds to the existing self-service Business Intelligence capabilities in Excel 2013, such as Microsoft Data Explorer Preview and…


Windows 8 apps available for Office Webinars

Videos of the Office 15-Minute Webinars are available in new apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. These videos can help you get the most out of Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and other Office applications. Watch on your phone or Windows 8 computer, or use the app as a second screen as you follow the steps  in the demo on your main screen. So now you have another…


The Open & Connected Workplace: Team Collaboration at Booz Allen Hamilton

In order to stay competitive in today’s world, teams need to connect and share with each other more than ever before. On March 28th, we had the pleasure of hosting Rob Koplowitz from Forrester Research and Walton Smith from Booz Allen Hamilton in a live webinar where they discussed why organizations are turning to enterprise…