Today at Ignite, we announced new intelligent cloud services that help make your employees more productive and your organization more secure. Read on for a breakdown of today’s news—including new services for Office apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as new security capabilities, richer communication features and enhancements for team collaboration.
Just as organizations seek to develop business insights from big data to help them transform, individuals and groups can benefit from personalized insights to enhance how they work. Last year we introduced Delve Analytics, which helps you focus on what matters by providing time and network insights about how you work. Today, we’re announcing the evolution of personal analytics in Office 365 with Microsoft MyAnalytics. —Read on to learn more.
At Ignite this week, we are announcing the next set of Office platform functionality, giving developers the tools they need to build even more compelling productivity applications with Office. Among them you’ll find new capabilities in a variety of scenarios—from traditional ones like extending Office with custom user experiences, to making your standalone apps and services smarter with the help of Microsoft Graph.
“When I first began searching for the right technology for Carhartt, Google Apps for Work was also on the table. But the interoperability of Microsoft cloud technologies and the productivity enhancing features in Office 365, such as the ability to launch collaboration directly from inside a document, tipped the scales in favor of a Microsoft solution.” —Read John Hill’s full Leadership blog for more details.
“We looked at other cloud-based solutions, but our employees wanted business tools they knew and were comfortable with. We use Office 365 to provide the connected and mobile workplace that employees expect today.” —Read the post from Robert Lewis, CIO at Assurant, the global provider of specialty risk management solutions, for more details on the move from Notes to Office 365.
“The beauty of our move to the cloud from a competitive perspective is that we’ve outsourced a considerable amount of development to Microsoft. We focus on staffing, and Microsoft provides us with great productivity software to support our efforts. And the pace of innovation pouring out of Microsoft through Office 365 is quite impressive.” —Read the blog from Kelly’s manager of global messaging and collaboration services.
This month, we are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results. These features help you improve your writing in Word, deliver dynamic presentations in PowerPoint and prioritize the emails that matter most to you in Outlook.
“At Discovery Communications, our teams produce content for some of the most recognizable and beloved brands. A few years ago, Discovery moved from on-premises systems to Microsoft Office 365, placing the power in employees’ hands to give them control of their own environment.” —Read more from Dave Duvall, senior vice president, infrastructure and support services, at Discovery Communications.