October 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce three new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.


Accelerate your eDiscovery analysis workflow with one click

Office 365 has a rich set of in-place eDiscovery capabilities that help organizations investigate and meet the wide variety of information requests directly from the Security & Compliance Center. We recently released two new features for Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, Express Analysis and Export with analytics to Excel, that make it even easier for organizations to find, analyze and review relevant information related to investigations, legal matters and regulatory requests.

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Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to Windows 10

Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new devices: Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base. We were excited to showcase innovations to the Office apps which are coming first to Windows and brought to life on Surface. —Read on to learn more.

Robin Lowell at the exhibition booth with the Microsoft Office team at Closing the Gap conference.

Accessibility in the classroom—tools that impact my students

This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.


Writing a book with Office—how Maxie McCoy does it

We recently caught up with inspirational writer, speaker and millennial expert Maxie McCoy—a self-professed Office enthusiast (“I live in Office. Always. Period.” )—to get her take on Researcher and Editor, two new cloud-powered services designed to help you do your best writing in Word. Both features are exclusive to Office 365.