Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…


Join Access sessions at TechEd in June

Join us in New Orleans for Microsoft TechEd North America June 3-6 and in Madrid, Spain for Microsoft TechEd Europe June 25-28. Scott McFadden and Jeff Conrad from the Microsoft Access product team will present on the new Access web app features available in Microsoft Access 2013 at this year’s event in New Orleans. Harrison Shapley and Kevin Nickel from the Microsoft Access product team will share a similar presentation…


OneNote Web App now supports viewing and editing of password-protected sections

Accessing password-protected sections was one of the most requested features for the OneNote Web App. Enabling this feature allows you to access your sensitive information from anywhere. After opening a password-protected section, you can edit its contents, change the section color, create new pages, and even edit the section name.

Office 365

With Office 365, there’s no reason to compromise

An increasing number of businesses are choosing Microsoft Office 365 over Google Apps. Why? They tell us they can’t afford to compromise.  With Office 365, they don’t have to. They get the familiarity of Office + the capabilities they need + a cloud service they can trust. Learn more about why customers are selecting Office 365 over Google Apps.


Webinar on Office training: 5 top courses and tips

In this webinar we’ll show you the free training courses at Office.com customers have raved about over the years. We will be joined by veteran productivity expert Vickie Sokol Evans (Redcape), who has delivered hundreds of “technology tips and tricks” presentations around the world. She’ll dish on favorite time-saving Office tips and answer your questions. Watch a trailer below or click “see more” to watch the full webinar: What you…


Yammer on Tour Dallas is almost here!

We’re bringing Yammer to Dallas this week with Yammer on Tour – a free event series that brings together customers, partners and thought leaders for a unique opportunity to hear our vision for enterprise social, network with like-minded peers, and learn directly from Yammer customers how to usher in success in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Yammer…

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Office is a team player

By embracing Microsoft Office, customers get a powerful set of tools that support the entire spectrum of productivity use cases, from the most basic to the advanced. By contrast, Google Docs has deficiencies. These gaps are just not advanced features used by a few people, but basic features. Learn more about what happens when you choose a productivity suite that has deficiencies.

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Google Docs isn’t worth the gamble

When you open a Microsoft Office application, you know what you’re going to get. Whether you’re working from a PC, a browser or a smartphone, the way the software functions is familiar and consistent. On the other hand, converting Office files into Google Apps is a gamble. Learn more about the file fidelity issues that occur when converting Office files into Google Apps via the web, a tablet, and a…


Yammer and Office 365: Aligning for scale

Last summer, Microsoft made a $1.2B investment in Yammer, recognizing enterprise social as key to how companies communicate and collaborate. Fast forward only eight months, and the momentum is tremendous. We’ve just finished our third quarter and Yammer sales grew 259% year-over year, Yammer gained 312 new customers, and March marked Yammer’s best month to-date in terms of user engagement. We’re excited about the value customers are seeing with Office…


Office Web Apps Announcements

Yesterday we announced some exciting news about Web Excel (and all of the Office Web Apps) over on the Office 365 Blog. Specifically, we announced that we’ll be improving the Web Apps to be a comprehensive productivity experience (not just a companion to the desktop applications) on more browsers and devices over the next year and beyond. Head on over to the Office 365 blog to check it out!


Upgrading to the new SharePoint Online

As we announced on February 27, The new Office 365 service is out of “Preview” and available to try and buy today. We received tons of actionable feedback resulting in new features customers want, improved performance, simple user experiences, more admin controls and the stability they expect. SharePoint Online (SPO) customers will soon be able to self-upgrade to the new SharePoint Online experience – a new user interface, global Office…