Project

Timesheet Improvements for End Users in Project Web App

Hi, my name is Matt, I’m a PM on the Project team and I’m here to talk with you a bit about the improvements that we’ve made to the timesheet experience in the new version of Project Web App. Over the course of the next couple posts I’ll talk about improvements targeted at both end-users, backend administrators, and developers that streamline the timesheet process and provide increased functionality to make…

Visio

Database Notations tap the full power of Visio

Database templates have a fresh, modern look in the new Visio. In our new approach, templates focus on the on-canvas experience, which makes them great for brainstorming, free-form diagramming and collaborating on ideas. There are  four database templates:  Chen’s, Crow’s Foot, IDEF1X and UML. Each template can be used to model a database system in a different notation. We’ll describe the components of a database diagram and then cover each of the…

Office 365

Forget the sticky notes – take your brainstorms to the cloud with Office 365

Has your well planned brainstorm been disrupted by remote or travelling colleagues? For Office 365 customer Ignite Social Media, trying to conduct creative meetings over the phone sometimes presented a challenge. Now, with Lync Online, the company has a reliable, real-time communication tool that’s breaking down state line barriers and taking brainstorming sessions to a whole new level. Part of Office 365, Lync Online helps you connect with others through…

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…

Visio

Professional, flexible & beautiful UML content

In the new Visio, we have re-envisioned our Unified Modeling Language (UML) templates in a fresh, modern way.  We updated our five most popular UML diagrams, with all new shapes to make it easier and faster to create beautiful, professional diagrams. Our new UML templates allow you to create class, sequence, state machine, activity and use case diagrams that match the UML 2.4 standard.  The templates focus on a freeform,…

Yammer

The Culture of Sharing: Join Us For #YamJam12 Tweetchat on Wednesday!

In anticipation of  YamJam 12, our first annual conference, we drew together some of our amazing speakers for a public tweetchat last week. The goal of this meeting of the minds was to address tactical adoption advice, as well as high-level commentary around The Future of Work. Joining us were:  Ray Wang and Alan Lepofsky of Constellation RG, Adam Pisoni of Yammer, Miguel Zlot of Molson…

Office Online

New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive

  The new Office Web Apps are now live across SkyDrive! Since first available in 2010, Office Web Apps have ensured that the most common Office tools are always within reach. With just a browser, you can access your documents and communicate and work with anyone, from anywhere. And in this new release you’ll see new editing and formatting controls, consistent co-authoring/collaboration support across the web apps and expanded device support, including touch-friendly editing from tablets.…