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.
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.
“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.