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Join us this Tuesday, September 9 at 9am PST/12pm ET for a discussion on the latest cumulative update release fixes for Project 2013 and also hear about the latest changes and updates to the Project Online environment.
Add this meeting to your calendar now, then at the scheduled time, click the Lync meeting in your calendar to join the call.
Presenters: Aik Chen, Brian Smith, and Adrian Jenkins are all Escalation Engineers in the Project Support Team and have been supporting Project Server for as long as it has existed – and are now also supporting Project Online.
Office 365 support webcasts are a critical program for relieving support issues and encouraging foundation technical readiness. Webcasts are free of charge and are a great opportunity to have conversations with Microsoft employees and get your questions answered.
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In a year filled with big plans for the Office Store, we’re excited to make a trio of announcements today: a major refresh of the Store experience; the launch of multiple new international markets; and increased visibility of third-party Store apps to both customers and Office sales and deployment partners.
Office Store refresh
This week marks the formal go-live date for the new, beautiful storefront at its new web page, Store.Office.com, which you can see here:
To help customers find relevant apps faster, the new Store home page features a sleek, modern interface with bold, wide-format app icons and a user-friendly Category browse experience down the left side. The free-text search tool has been improved, too.
Repeat visitors will see the best and latest apps near the top of the home page, thanks to a new robust... | Read more »
In episode 14, Jeremy Thake chats to James Lau about the OneNote developer story with the public APIs available when accessing notebooks through OneDrive.
As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.
If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example.
[crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older hardware does. I think the actual hint here is a reminder that if a site misbehaves, changing the user agent can be an effective troubleshooting tool.]| Read more »
Office 365 provides the best cloud productivity experience by giving businesses new ways to help their people to collaborate, gain valuable business insights and ultimately get things done. As a cloud based service customers can move to Office 365 faster than a traditional on-premises solution and we’re focused on making that transition to the cloud as fast and seamless as possible.
Continuous improvement of the Office 365 deployment experience
Last year as part of that commitment we introduced FastTrack which encompasses our onboarding methodology, tools, and process to streamline deployments. FastTrack has helped thousands of customers, together with their partners, move to Office 365. While feedback has been very positive, we’re continuing to identify best practices and we believe that providing support directly from the Office 365 Service team during the critical phases of on-boarding can shorten the time for deployment. The result is the... | Read more »
One of the most basic and common things to do with OneDrive is opening a file, but sadly doing this simple operation hasn’t been so simple for developers. We recognized this pain point and are excited to finally release the Android open picker to make this common task easy and seamless for developers and OneDrive users.
Before, a developer would waste precious time building UI and all the other components of a file picker just to let their users select a file from OneDrive. Our goal here was to give you this time back.
With the Android open picker, you can get started opening files in minutes instead of days. The picker lets you get links to download file content directly or view links that are great for sharing, as well as a set of thumbnails for image files.
The Android file picker flow.
To get started,... | Read more »
Will Holmes is a senior program manager on the Exchange engineering team.
We all have lots of meetings, which means our schedules are busy and it’s often hard to find a good time when everyone can meet. Now, with the Propose New Time feature in Outlook Web App in Office 365, resolving scheduling conflicts is easier than ever. When you receive a meeting invitation, Outlook Web App (OWA) empowers you to suggest better times with just a few clicks, so there’s no need to simply decline or engage in time-consuming back-and-forth with meeting organizers to find better times. As a meeting organizer, you’ll love this feature too. You can easily review the proposals for alternate times that you receive from attendees, confident that you can find a new meeting time that will work the best time for your attendees.
For most Office 365 users, Propose New Time in Outlook Web App is available today in Outlook Web App. All Office 365 users will have it by the end of September... | Read more »
In this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by cyber security expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to assess the most frequently heard cloud security threats. Mark describes each threat with its threat level and shares how Microsoft architects its cloud services to maximize data security and protect against data loss. Jeremy and Mark also give pro tips to protect against credential loss and contain the risk of user-driven shadow IT.
Cloud security and data privacy are top themes this week and with many IT departments returning from quiet summer months, we thought we’d continue to tackle the topic of security and the most commonly heard threats. This week we’re privileged to invite cyber security expert and author of some of the best cyber security thriller novels, Mark Russinovich, back to the Garage Series.
Last week we described the processes for... | Read more »
OneNote has had a busy month with new features across Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and OneNote Online, this means you now have more options for capturing your notes, in higher fidelity, across all of your devices. SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business have been listening to your feedback by adding a simpler admin UI, a new pooled storage model, searching for sensitive content, and OneDrive for Business support on Android. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see What’s New: July 2014.
Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Home, and Office 365 University updates:
Office Lens updates – Office Lens for Windows Phone now cleans up photos, similar to a scanner to produce clearer images of documents. An... | Read more »
As we continue to bring Microsoft Office to all platforms and devices, it’s important for customers to manage their Office 365 subscription—easily and on the go. You asked for more flexibility in signing up for Office 365 subscriptions on iPad. So starting today, you can buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. You can choose between Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home. Office 365 Personal is designed to help individuals who want to use Office on one PC or Mac and one tablet, while Office 365 Home is for households with up to five PCs or Macs, plus five tablets.
Here’s what this means for Office for iPad:
With Office 365 Personal
With Office 365 Home
Read Office documents on iPad
Print from iPad
Present... | Read more »
With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013.
Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s for your favorite school!
You’ve told us how much you love using Office Mix to bring your lessons to life online, and we’ve been awed by the lessons and creativity of the mixes you’ve created. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our Lessons to Life Contest, which is accepting entries through September 28th. You could win up to 15 Surface Pro 3 devices... | Read more »
Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365.
Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes.
Rolling out over the next few weeks, two types of themes will become available. As an Office 365 admin, you will have the ability to create custom themes for your organization and, at the same time, your users will have the ability to personalize their experience by selecting an Office 365 theme.
Also, we recently rolled out improvements to your navigation and notification experience. The Office 365 top nav bar has been improved to provide quick access to more of your Office 365 services and to show... | Read more »