Excel

Introducing new and modern chart types now available in Office 2016 Preview

In the Office 2016 Public Preview, we have provided a set of new charts to give you innovative ways to explore data and tell rich stories across Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Say hello to Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap and Sunburst—six powerful chart that help you quickly visualize common financial, statistical and hierarchical data in more intuitive ways.

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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.

Skype for Business
Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365 FI

Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365

When Microsoft launched Skype for Business earlier this year, we said we’d deliver new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365 that will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365. We’re pleased to announce technical previews starting today: Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.

Office 365
Get-Started on PowerShell for Office 365 FI

Get started on PowerShell for Office 365

Starting today, PowerShell for Office 365, a new website designed to help Office 365 IT administrators get started on Windows PowerShell for Office 365 is now live. Announced at Microsoft Ignite, this website is targeted at IT administrators with little to no experience with Windows PowerShell. The website is focused on simple scenarios that are focused entirely for Office 365 administration.

OneNote
OneNote Class Notebook with LMS integration via LTI 1

Now available for public preview—OneNote Class Notebook with LMS integration via LTI

Today, we are delighted to announce that OneNote Class Notebook support for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard is now available for public preview. This means that instructors will be able to use OneNote Class Notebooks with any LTI-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). This integration streamlines the notebook creation process even further, and makes the Class Notebook easily accessible alongside other learning materials within the LMS.

Office 365
Improved communications and tools FI

Improved communications and tools help you stay better informed during service incidents

As an Office 365 admin, you play an important role in delivering the best possible productivity experience for your users and organization. We heard your feedback that receiving actionable communications that are timely, targeted and accurate during service incidents is essential. Based on this feedback, we made a number of improvements and we’d like to share this progress and announce the availability of two new capabilities: push notifications and programmatic…