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.
Welcome to our first new Office update post in which we share the features we are delivering to our Office customers across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Office Online. This month we expanded Skype integration in Office Online, introduced an Office Online extension for Chrome and delivered improvements in Office on Android and Office 2016 for Mac.
Since the release of Excel 2016 for Mac, customers have given great feedback about its ease of use and the benefits of the new features. We want to highlight the Excel 2016 for Mac features that customers rave about and share some tips and tricks that could save you a ton of time using the most powerful spreadsheet and data analysis tool on the Mac platform.
Yammer has long recognized that social networking has the ability to revolutionize information-sharing in the workplace, which is why we first launched an enterprise social network in 2008. Now, for the seventh year in a row, Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, reflecting Yammer’s vision for workplace collaboration. —Read more about Yammer from Bryan Goode.
It’s been an exciting journey for all of us on the Microsoft Outlook team since launching Outlook apps for iOS and Android in January. To help us continue to accelerate this momentum, we asked our new friends from Sunrise for some help. We put their design expertise to work helping us deliver a more beautiful, improved experience. —Read more about the fresh new look for Outlook for iOS and Android.
Office 365 customers want assurance that effective controls are in place to safeguard their data. We have enhanced our Service Organization Controls (SOC) audit reports with two new trust principles, Processing Integrity and Confidentiality. Insights from these reports help you evaluate how Office 365 maintains compliance with your regulatory requirements and helps you manage the move to Office 365.
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.