Bringing cloud technology on-premises in Exchange Server 2016

Performance improvements in the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2016 are based on running Exchange Online at extreme scale. Much of what we learned has been applied to improving the on-premises version. This week Office Mechanics provides insights into what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. Exchange team veteran Greg Taylor explains how the on-premises version of Exchange benefits from the cloud-based features and functionality of Exchange Online.


WYSIWYG editing in Office Mix quizzes and polls

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.

Office 365 now offers seamless integration with educational open source software FI

Office 365 now offers seamless integration with educational open source software

Office 365, the world’s most popular productivity solution, has been integrated with popular educational open source software such as Moodle and Open edX. Office’s open REST APIs make it possible for teachers and students to take advantage of Office’s rich authoring capabilities to create content, submit assignments, provide feedback, and manage class schedules, all within a single sign-on (SSO) experience enabled by Azure Active Directory.


Enhancing mail flow security for Exchange Online

The Information Protection team is constantly making improvements to mail flow encryption to protect your incoming and outgoing emails. With new security vulnerabilities constantly being uncovered, and communication privacy being in the spotlight now more than ever, we seek to upgrade our service to only use the most secure Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based encryption available.