With April’s Office update, Lync will become Skype for Business, with a new user interface (UI) in the Windows desktop application. On today’s show, we take a look the new Skype for Business desktop application for Windows. BJ Haberkorn joins Jeremy Chapman to demonstrate what’s new and explain what’s coming.
On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the new Office 2016 for Mac Preview, which brings together all the most recent updates for Office on the Mac. Kaberi Chowdhury demonstrates highlights of what’s new with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and even the newest member of the Office for Mac family, OneNote.
Today we are pleased to announce that Office 2013 client modern authentication features have moved from private preview to public preview. This means the program is easier to join and production support is included for participants. Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign in to Office 2013 Windows clients.
I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release.
Pushing the technology envelope brings innovation and mobility to clients—that’s real value that we add to help them achieve strategic objectives. After evaluating the pros and cons, it clearly made sense to move to Office 365 because we would save between 20 and 35 percent on our IT costs. —Read more about Michael Baker International’s move to Office 365.
The move to the cloud often means a greater dependency on connectivity to the Internet. While Office 365 is architected to provide optimized experiences around the globe, there are tools IT administrators can use to help ensure the best performance. We demonstrate these tools and more on today’s show.
Employees are increasingly mobile and don’t necessarily want to be tethered to desk or kiosk computer. The data they rely on needs to be at their fingertips, literally. Providing employees with a single source of information that is accessible virtually anywhere helps them make better, faster decisions.