IT
Introducing the Office IT Pro Deployment Script project FI

Introducing the Office IT Pro Deployment Script project

Office 365 experts from around the world are contributing to a collection of PowerShell scripts that are designed to automate various procedures that would normally require manual intervention from an IT pro. If that sounds like you, check out our new community GitHub project for Office IT Pro Deployment Scripts.

Excel
Visualize statistics with Histogram Pareto and Box and Whisker charts FI

Visualize statistics with Histogram, Pareto and Box and Whisker charts

We introduced you to our new chart types across Office 2016 and dove deeper into a few of them. We showed the effectiveness of Waterfall charts in visualizing financial statements and how hierarchical charts show complicated data with multiple levels and categories. Now, we’ll take a closer look at the last set of chart types: statistical. —Read about Histogram, Pareto and Box and Whisker charts in Office 2016 for Windows.

Excel
4 updates in Power Query for Excel Aug  FI

4 updates in Power Query for Excel

This month’s Power Query update includes four new or improved features, including the option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog, the ability to extract first, last or range of characters from a Text column, the ability to customize the Quote Style in the Split Column by Delimiter dialog, and support for UPN credentials in the Exchange connector.

Word
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Preview real-time co-authoring on OneDrive

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.

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

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.

Updates
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Wearable Productivity—new apps for you to wear

Over the past months, we’ve delivered a number of experiences on wearables: OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint, Skype, Yammer, as well as some from our newly joined Sunrise and Wunderlist teams. Today we are launching a new round of Wearable Productivity apps, as part of our quest to reinvent productivity on all platforms.

Outlook
New features coming to Outlook on the web FI

New features coming to Outlook on the web

Today, we are happy to announce exciting updates coming to the web version of Outlook in Office 365. We are rolling out an improved user interface and new features to help you stay on top of your inbox and manage your calendar. Formerly known as the Outlook Web App (or OWA for short), our browser-based Outlook experience will now simply be referred to as “Outlook on the web.”