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The new Office is here

Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows. This marks a milestone in delivering new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, a perfect pairing with Windows 10, and security features businesses will love. It also marks a new model for delivery, where subscribers can expect to get more frequent updates with new features and improvements.

Education
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Top 5 back-to-school tools for creation, collaboration and communication

The school year is off and running! Along with the preparation of bulletin boards, seating charts, classroom procedures and syllabi, it’s also important for teachers to consider the go-to digital tools and resources they will rely upon throughout the school year. —Read on to learn about the tools and resources that can be utilized by teachers and students in many different classroom settings, grade levels and subject areas for creation,…

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Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2

Today Apple announced the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2. We’ve developed a number of new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Translator to take advantage of these enhancements. This post provides an overview of some of the most useful new features, including multitasking, inking, intelligent search, wireless keyboard support and updates to Outlook and Translator on the Apple Watch.

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Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office

The engineers behind Snip had been using the Windows Snipping Tool daily to communicate ideas. One day they stopped to ask, “What if snipping was an experience that looked and felt like Windows 10? What if you could narrate snips with your voice and digital ink? What if the way you snip made you even more productive with Office?” Then they went off and built a new tool called Snip.

Customer stories
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Office 365 gives Tastea the freedom to focus

Tastea—an innovative beverage retailer based in Orange County, California—wanted to prepare for expansion while maintaining high levels of quality and service. The company decided that a key to creating a repeatable customer experience across stores was to standardize operations while opening up clearer lines of communication. The company now relies on Office 365 for everything from inventory management to customer service.

PowerPoint

Make your own custom shapes in PowerPoint

Shapes can be used to add interest to a presentation, to emphasize a point, or just to make your presentation look a bit more exciting. PowerPoint’s shapes are great because you can format them with colors, 3-D effects and shadows, and they always look perfect, even when you scale them really large or very small. With just a few simple tricks you can add a little variety and a unique…

Outlook.com
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New Outlook partner add-ins and expanded rollout of Outlook.com preview

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.

PowerPoint
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What’s new in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is now available and we want to show you how it can help you better present your ideas. While PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes hundreds of improvements and changes, today we are going to look at some of the features that improve the look of your presentations and discuss new presentation and collaboration features.