Over the last year, we’ve introduced several new security and compliance capabilities to Office 365, including Advanced Threat Protection, Customer Lockbox and Advanced eDiscovery, which integrates Equivio. Together, these built-in security capabilities make Office 365 the most secure, compliant and enterprise-ready productivity offering on the market. Today we’re pleased to announce that Customer Lockbox and Advanced eDiscovery will be available for customers to purchase starting December 1, 2015.
Microsoft Office apps are ready for the iPad Pro. As we announced in September, we have optimized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote apps for the iPad Pro. Starting today, these Office apps are now available and take full advantage of new multitasking features, so you can be productive on your iPad Pro right away.
As part of our commitment to making Office 365 the most trusted cloud service for productivity and delivering security, compliance and control to Office 365 customers around the globe, I am pleased to announce that Office 365 services will now be delivered in India from the local datacenters in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.
Over the last year, we’ve helped thousands of customers with varying degrees of IT complexity onboard to Office 365 while reducing their implementation costs, accelerating their time to value and delivering a great customer experience. Today we’re excited to announce the evolution of FastTrack from an onboarding service to our customer success service designed to help you realize business value faster with the Microsoft Cloud.
In July, we announced a preview of new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365. More than 4,000 companies are currently previewing the new services, with usage growing at an average of 20 percent every week. Today we’re excited to announce that we are expanding the preview to provide support for additional countries, as well as adding several new features.
To coincide with last week’s release of Office 2016, we put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from a previous version of your favorite apps or you’re entirely new to Office, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share.
Last year, we introduced a new cross-suite service for Office 365 commercial customers called Office 365 Groups that allows individuals to easily create public or private groups. Along with today’s launch of Office 2016, we’re also introducing the availability of Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016, and a new mobile app called Outlook Groups, to help you get work done with others while at your desk or on the go.