Business Academy

Free your teams to innovate by improving collaboration

When your teams spend time looking for resources, waiting for people to get back to them or trying to knit together information from different software or devices, they can’t do their best creative work. Thankfully, Microsoft Teams—the Office 365 chat-based workspace—gives your organization all the creative benefits of teamwork and frees your teams from productivity sinkholes.

Customer stories

Racing ahead with collaboration, analytics and data security using Office 365

We adopted the Microsoft Office 365 E5 suite to boost efficiencies, make the most of our data, and streamline cross-company collaboration—from geographically scattered team members perfecting race plans together to our international legal team quickly finding and assessing the relevance of discovered content.” —Read the full story from Mark Everest, IS development manager at Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Customer stories

Carhartt—building a durable, agile workplace with
Office 365

“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.

Office 365

New to Office 365 in June—Microsoft Planner general availability, inking on Android devices, security features for Office 365 and more

June has been another busy month of updates across our Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. We reached new milestones for Microsoft Planner and GigJam. We are also introducing Office 365 Advanced Security Management, new datacenter regions and the next cumulative feature update to Office 2016.

Planner

Microsoft Planner hands-on demonstration

Today, Microsoft Mechanics takes a deeper look at Microsoft Planner—a new experience in Office 365 to organize work, manage and assign tasks and collaborate within your teams. Sajan Parihar and Jeremy Chapman from the Office 365 team go hands-on and show you how to use Planner, including integrated experiences across Office 365 and what’s in store in the coming months.

Education

Educators, increase collaboration and professional development with new Office 365 Education updates

Today, we are announcing enhanced educator collaboration with PLC groups, better content sharing with Docs.com, easier formative assessments with Microsoft Forms and additional Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) partners with OneNote Class Notebook. —Read on for details.