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Jumping into any new software program can be a taxing chore even when the potential benefits are known to be great. With our new Office Mix first run experience, we bring a sense of welcoming and enlightenment to the basics.
When you first download and install the Office Mix add-in and then open PowerPoint for the first time, an interactive panel opens on the right-hand side of the screen where you’re presented with three buttons that each play a Quick Start Video tutorial. Additionally, you’re offered an option to “Create Your First Mix,” which opens the Getting Started template. As you’ll discover, the interactive panel is resizable and can be undocked, which permits you to move to split-screen mode and follow in-step with the tutorial’s instructions.
As you’ll discover, the... | Read more »
Germany’s CIO of the Year: With Office 365 ‘we’re not following, we’re leading’
At BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, Wiebe van der Horst is Senior Vice President Global Process & Enterprise Architecture. But given his philosophy, colleagues might also call him “captain” or “coach.” Van der Horst runs IT at BASF in an optimistic, collaborative, “all-aboard” way, which is probably why he was named Germany’s CIO of the Year last year.
Jurors for the German CIO award, which is presented by Computerwoche and CIO magazine, were pleased by van der Horst’s leadership in creating “a uniform, global workplace infrastructure using the latest technologies,” such as social networking, online document collaboration and exchange, and web conferencing.
Van der Horst recently talked with... | Read more »
Today’s post was written by Matthew Boyd, public relations and communications executive for BrightStarr.
At BrightStarr we work with the Microsoft enterprise technology stack, focusing on SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer. We take great pride in our knowledge of these technologies and our ability to build great solutions for our clients.
We have always had a SharePoint intranet for unifying our global business and making sharing and collaborating easier and faster. As Microsoft’s cloud platforms have continued to mature, we wanted to help our clients take full advantage of everything it had to offer so we developed Unily. Unily is our cloud Intranet as a Service built on Office 365, SharePoint Online and Yammer that delivers a cloud, mobile, social intranet all within a consumer quality user experience. Once we developed this solution for our customers we adopted it within our business. Just like Microsoft, we drink... | Read more »
Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch might ask for the password to your previous Apple ID when you sign out of iCloud. Follow these steps if you can't sign out of iCloud because it's tied to your previous Apple ID.| Read more »
You can unlock your iPhone for use with different carriers. Unlocking means that you can use your phone with a different carrier. An unlocked phone is sometimes called a SIM-Free or contract-free phone.| Read more »
Learn what to do if Outlook 2010 repeatedly asks you to authenticate your iCloud account and won't completely open. If there's a password pre-populated for you, you might need to update it with an app-specific password.| Read more »
Your people and your data are your organization’s greatest assets. With Office 365, we continuously strive to provide you with more control over how your data is managed and accessed.
At Ignite in May, we announced the ability to assign workload-specific service administrator roles to your organizations IT administrators for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business Online. We’re pleased to announce that this capability is rolling out starting today.
The ability to assign workload-specific admin roles provides your organization more control over how your Office 365 administrators access your data. An admin assigned to a workload-specific admin role would only have access to the relevant controls and settings associated with that workload. For example, the SharePoint Online administrator role provides that admin access to only SharePoint related controls and settings in the Office 365 Admin Center. The SharePoint Online admin can manage SharePoint site... | Read more »
In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Eric Shupps, in the second part of a call, to discuss the community work and user group that he helps run in Texas.
Sway is all about making it quick and easy for you to create and share an interactive and multimedia-rich canvas that brings your ideas to life and looks great on any screen. This blog series highlights great examples of Sways made by different types of people, across a variety of different scenarios.
In the last Sway Use Case blog, we celebrated the amazing ways that educators have been using Sway. Today’s blog is all about food (you guessed it!). Warm food, cold food, local food, exotic food—we’ll dive deep into the visually delicious and artfully designed Sways that chefs, foodies, and culinary adventurers have created… all while salivating just a bit. Check out the highlights below! And maybe go get a snack…
Using Sway to share an interactive and visual recipe
Dan St. Hilaire (Vermont, @dansth) uses Sway to share recipes for delicious-looking food in a... | Read more »
Today’s post was written by Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team.
Rights Management Service (RMS) is one of the encryption mechanisms that helps you protect your Intellectual property in Office 365. One of the new RMS capabilities we announced earlier with was departmental templates, a feature that allows organizations to define different policies that will be deployed to different departments (or roles) for their use in documents and emails. We are excited to share that this capability is now natively supported in Office 2013.
Departmental templates make use of an additional parameter for each template, called the “scope,” where you can designate groups that receive this template. This is especially handy when an organization wants to define a policy for specific departments so that only users within that department see that template. Users... | Read more »
You can sync podcast subscriptions, stations, and playback position between your iOS devices, computers with iTunes, and Apple TV. You can also transfer episodes of podcasts between your devices.| Read more »
Today’s post was written by Keith Carvalho, vice president of sales for Vitalyst.
For more than 125 years, Southern California Edison (SCE) has delivered electricity to 14 million Californians in homes, businesses and communities in Southern and Central California. Although SCE is one of the nation’s top 20 electric utilities and is among the leaders in its percentage of sustained renewable resources (over 19.9 percent in 2012), SCE was the last large electric public utility to use Lotus Notes.
With the aim of becoming a more modern public utility with enhanced internal capabilities and increasing productivity, SCE engaged in a partnership with Vitalyst and Microsoft Services to migrate its enterprise platform from Lotus Notes to Office 365. Organization Change Management (OCM) was identified as the most significant success factor, while the key business drivers were: