Office en Office Sway Preview Now Generally Available <div class="field-deck"> Sway you, sway me </div> <div class="node-body article-body">About two months after it announced the Sway preview, Microsoft has made it generally available to anyone who wants to check out the newest member of the Office family. It was previously available only via a limited, invite-only preview.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud iOS Sway Office Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 47491 at Microsoft Begins Integrating Bing with Office <div class="field-deck"> Baby steps </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced today that it has begun integrating its Bing search engine into Office, starting small with just Word Online. But once you see how they're doing so, you're going to wonder how you ever lived without this functionality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Bing Office Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:57:00 +0000 47281 at Office Lens Can Scan Business Cards Now <div class="field-deck"> A work in progress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Office Lens is arguably the most underrated Microsoft mobile app of the year, one of those things you realize you can't live without as soon as you use it. To date, this handy little mobile tool has let you use your Windows Phone's camera like a scanner, with modes for photos, whiteboards, and documents, and it's been particularly useful for scanning receipts. And in an experimental new update this week, Office Lens is adding support for business card scanning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Office Lens Office Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:10:00 +0000 47181 at Dropbox Adds Microsoft Office Support to its Android, iOS Apps <div class="field-deck"> The circle is now complete </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following a frenzy of Dropbox-related activities in Microsoft's Office apps for mobile devices, Dropbox this week returned the favor, adding support for Office to its Android and iOS apps. Now, users can edit Office documents directly from the Dropbox apps on those platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Cloud Dropbox iOS Office Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:00 +0000 46791 at Office Mobile for Android Handsets Gets Dropbox Support, File Sharing <div class="field-deck"> How long before we get this in Windows? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I happened to notice this addition yesterday because I updated my Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 and then reset the device and reinstalled all my apps: Microsoft this week updated Office Mobile for Android handsets to support Dropbox integration. But there's another change I hadn't noticed as well. The update lets you share files with others too, regardless of which service you use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Office Mobile Office Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:48:00 +0000 46571 at Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online <div class="field-deck"> Hey, you got your Skype in my web browser </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you use or OneDrive, you have probably noticed that you can initiate Skype chats from their web-based UIs. Well, now that capability is coming to some of Office Online—the web-based versions of Microsoft's popular Office applications—too. And it may make even more sense in that environment, since will enable easier real-time collaboration when it rolls out in the coming weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Skype Office Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:42:00 +0000 46541 at Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video <div class="field-deck"> Like YouTube for work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today added a new feature to the enterprise versions of Office 365 called Office 365 Video that leverages the portal capabilities in SharePoint Online. The company describes Office 365 Video as the first of a coming series of new NextGen portals that can be set up quickly and leverage Office Graph machine learning, Yammer social interactions, and mobile usage scenarios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 46451 at Office 365 ProPlus Customers Getting OneDrive for Business Soon <div class="field-deck"> Clarifying the schedule </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would be getting OneDrive for Business cloud storage starting in December 2014. Today, the company clarified its plans: It will begin rolling out OneDrive for Business to its Office 365 Pro Plus subscribers by the end of the year as planned, but it won't fully rollout until the end of January 2015. And yes, they're getting unlimited storage too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Office 365 ProPlus Office Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:24:00 +0000 46401 at Lync to Transform Into Skype for Business <div class="node-body link-body">This should come as no surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to Microsoft's evolution of Lync over the past two years. But when the next version hits in early 2015, it will be rebranded as Skype for Business, and will include new client and server experiences and of course an update to Office 365.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:14:00 +0000 46161 at Microsoft Work & Play is the Uber Subscription Service You Asked For <div class="field-deck"> Gut-check time </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I can't count the number of times I've heard people complain that Microsoft doesn't offer a single subscription service that covers both entertainment experiences like Xbox Live and Xbox Music and productivity experiences like Office 365. Well, now they do. And I'm curious to see how successful this is now that it's moved from fantasy to reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Office 365 Games Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:07:00 +0000 46151 at