Office 365

Office 365 news in February—new and improved intelligent services

This month, we released several improvements to our cloud-powered intelligence services. These services use machine learning and advanced algorithms to create magical experiences that save you time and help produce polished, gorgeous content. And they will just get better each month as we deliver continued innovation and further tune our intelligent recommendations as more people use them.

OneNote

Learning Tools for Word Online and OneNote Online now available, plus new languages

We are pleased to share that Learning Tools are now available in new languages to all customers with Office 365 or a personal OneDrive account. Previously, we announced that we would deliver Learning Tools to Word Online and OneNote Online, so users on any device can experience the same reading and writing benefits people see using Learning Tools for OneNote.

SharePoint

SharePoint Framework reaches general availability—build and deploy engaging web parts today

The SharePoint Framework lets developers take advantage of up-to-date developer practices, tools and libraries to help them build more engaging, mobile-ready user experiences at a rapid pace. Today, we’ve reached the general availability milestone of SharePoint Framework—allowing developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office 365 users in their production environments.

Security

New Office 365 capabilities help you proactively manage security and compliance risk

Missing a key security signal could mean not catching a breach, but the number of security signals is increasing exponentially. Today, we’re introducing new Office 365 security and compliance features that apply intelligence to help you proactively manage risk and ward off threats.

Excel

January 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce six new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.

Customer stories

Mediterranean Shipping Company builds a global productivity network with Office 365

“Office 365 improves information flow and collaboration inside local offices and throughout our global operations, improving service to drive customer loyalty—a great benefit in the increasingly commoditized shipping industry.” —Read how Fabio Catassi, chief technology officer at the Mediterranean Shipping Company, is minimizing operational expenses while improving business services to employees.