Office 365
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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…

OneNote

Microsoft OneNote certifications—a valuable credential for teachers, available at ISTE 2015

Certiport provides teachers an opportunity to prove mastery of OneNote by offering their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) OneNote certification. According the blog by Certiport last week, “Microsoft certifications are valuable credentials to increase competence, productivity and credibility, while preparing teachers for success in the classroom.” The OneNote team is dedicated to furthering these goals by providing training and certification complimentary at the upcoming ISTE 2015 conference.

Office 365
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Going to Microsoft Ignite? Take the Trip Report Challenge!

Ignite, Microsoft’s new, premier enterprise technology event, kicks off May 4th in Chicago. If you’re planning to attend the event, try your luck in the Ignite Trip Report Challenge sweepstakes. To participate, create a remarkable trip report of your learnings at Ignite using the newest Office application, Sway, and get a shot at winning one of three awesome prizes.

Excel
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5 easy and powerful Excel features you may not know about

We all know that Excel is packed with tons of powerful features, libraries of formulas and galleries of interesting charts, making it one of the most useful tools for business analysts. I believe that, among the great secrets of Excel, there are several that are easy to use and quickly add value to your work. —Read more about powerful Excel features from Purna Duggirala of chandoo.org

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Increasing opportunities for JavaScript developers on the Office 365 platform

Today, we launched new capabilities to allow JavaScript developers to interact with the Office 365 APIs. The OneDrive for Business and Sites APIs now have cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) support and Mail/Calendar/Contacts are coming soon. As more Office 365 API endpoints come online for services they will also support this including Office Graph, Yammer, Video Portal, Skype and content services.

Events
Ignite

World’s largest ‘SharePint’? It will happen ‘all week’ at Microsoft Ignite!

Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL, May 4-8 2015, is the premier Microsoft event that brings the vast community of people who work with SharePoint every day together with the people at Microsoft who build SharePoint. Be there as we lift the curtain on SharePoint 2016, announce new Office 365 innovations, and share our overall technology vision and strategy.