One thing is certain: the advent of the Office 365 service has brought an unprecedented amount of innovation and change to our productivity and collaboration products. In this news roundup we share some improvements we’ve made to help you stay on top of the changes—and, as always, news highlights from the last couple weeks. Enjoy!
Earlier this year we announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. For the last several months, this feature has been available to preview users co-authoring Word documents stored on SharePoint Online. Today, we are pleased to announce that real-time co-authoring is also available as a first-look for Word documents stored on OneDrive as part of the latest Office 2016 Preview release.
Earlier this year, we announced a preview of the new Outlook.com, featuring a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and support for partner add-ins, including Uber, PayPal and Boomerang. Today, we’re pleased to announce new partnerships with Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Wunderlist to deliver solutions for both consumer and commercial Outlook users. In addition, we’re expanding the rollout of the new Outlook.com to a broader audience.
It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity. Customers can immediately download and install the apps from the new Windows Store in 190 countries.
When the Office Mix team learned about 4th-grade students using their PowerPoint add-in to teach each other about Biology, the idea for Superheroes in the Classroom was born. Debuting with Episode 1: 4th-graders become teachers at St. Paul’s, this blog series, created with Sway, details the success of students and educators alike, putting the superpowers of Office Mix to good use in the classroom.
With WYSIWIG editing, turning PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons with Office Mix is as easy as inserting ready-made, interactive content like quizzes, polls, science and math simulations, and videos from Khan Academy. Read more on how writing quiz and poll questions just got a lot more powerful with WYSIWYG editing.
More than 14,000 attendees are in Orlando this week for our annual Worldwide Partner Conference. It’s a week of networking, sharing, learning and celebrating the incredible work Partners do every day. Microsoft Partners are critical to helping organizations realize tangible business value from their technology investments. Today we are announcing new resources designed to help Partners build and maintain profitable businesses.