Starting off right: Templates and built-in content in the new Word

We know you put a lot of effort into making a document look great. At the end of the day, you want a polished document that invites people in. One that is professional looking, with obvious attention to the details, and that you can be proud to share with your friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, or the world. In this release, we wanted to make it easier than ever for you…

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Building Office for Windows RT

Earlier this year, Steven Sinofsky announced Windows support for ARM processors (Windows on ARM or WOA). His post on the Building Windows 8 blog included the following news about Office. In the months since that announcement, there has been a great deal of speculation about what we are delivering. David Brodsky, Partner Test Manager and Josh Pollock, Principal Development Manager join Office Next to walk you through what Office for…

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Babel optimizes open communication on Office 365

Babel Editorial, a small editorial company dedicated to the production of books and multimedia content, located in Lisbon, Portugal, recently streamlined their operations and reduced costs by getting on Microsoft Office 365. The publisher’s business expansion from Portugal to Brazil surfaced the need to implement a flexible, simple, and economical IT solution that would reduce management and maintenance demands. As part of this globalization strategy, Babel also wanted to increase…


A Day In The Life Of A Community Manager – A Chat With Phoebe Venkat

Every month, we conduct an online chat in our customer community with customers leading each chat based on their areas of expertise. Last month, community manager extraordinaire Phoebe Venkat shared her expertise on – you guessed it! – Community Management. Phoebe Venkat was the community manager for Tyco’s 24,000-person network, and is now the social…


Introducing spreadsheet controls in the new Office

We have 5 brand new Excel, Web Excel and SharePoint features to introduce to you in Office 2013, all designed to help you manage the use of spreadsheets and Access databases. I’ll tell you about each of them in more detail, but the names really speak for themselves: · Audit and Control Management Server · Discovery and Risk Assessment · Spreadsheet Inquire · Spreadsheet Compare · Database Compare

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Agricultural trade group supports hundreds of members with cloud solution

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) needs to deliver IT services to employees and several hundred member growers, shippers, and processors-despite an IT department made up of only one technical employee. To address this challenge, the CSC deployed Microsoft Office 365, offering highly scalable, enterprise-class IT capabilities for a minimal investment. IT staff are now more productive and can focus on projects that provide strategic value.


API in the new Visio

Our previous posts have discussed some of the great end user features we’ve added to the new Visio. For developers, the new Visio supports programmatic access for many of its new features. The new Visio API contains methods that let developers change shapes and pictures, add comments, duplicate pages, and apply themes. In this blog post, we will introduce some of the new API by providing brief descriptions about the…