Yammer Named Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

In case you missed the press release, we are pleased to announce that Gartner has named Yammer a Leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. Additionally, Microsoft, which recently acquired Yammer, was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. According to Gartner, vendors in the Leaders Quadrant have established their leadership through recognition of users’ needs,…


Optimizing Word 2013 for Windows RT

Like you, we here on the Word team are pumped about Windows 8 and Windows RT. We’re equally excited to be shipping Office Home & Student 2013 RT with Windows RT devices. Knowing this, one question you might have is: “How is Word being optimized for Windows RT?” If you haven’t seen it already, definitely check out Josh and David’s blog post about our overall experience with Building Office for…


The new Visio start experience

The new Visio start experience is all about helping you quickly and easily find the template you need to begin your diagramming experience. You’ll see that we’ve updated all our template icons to be simpler and easier to quickly scan.   We’ve also color coded them, so that, for example, all the flowchart related templates are green. Additionally, new search functionality will make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking…

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Microsoft cited as leader in cloud collaboration by independent research firm

Forrester Research, Inc., has named Microsoft as a leader in the cloud collaboration market in its August 2012 report entitled “The Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Strategies of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012.” Among eight vendors, Microsoft’s Office 365, which includes SharePoint Online, earned the highest score for “Current Offering.” Recent Microsoft acquisition Yammer landed the top score for “Strategy.”