Office en Microsoft's Consumer Web Productivity Apps Get a Nicer App Launcher <div class="field-deck"> Office Online, and OneDrive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft this week debuted a new app launcher for its consumer-oriented productivity services—Office Online, and OneDrive—providing a more discoverable and consistent way to switch between these web apps. Visually, the change isn't a huge deal, but I think it looks cleaner than before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Office Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:32:00 +0000 45401 at Office Mix Improves with Live Mixing, Edit and Gallery Search <div class="field-deck"> Another amazing Office solution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Office Mix gets a big update this week, providing new features that the firm says make it easier to create, share, and find online interactive lessons and presentations. The freely-available on-demand presentation builder picks up new live mixing, edit, and Mix Gallery search functionality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Office Mix Office Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 45271 at How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform <div class="field-deck"> Or, how Microsoft is embracing mobile first, cloud first </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era. As you might expect, Microsoft will tailor Office to the platforms it targets, and not offer a lowest-common-denominator experience. But we already knew this. What's really neat about this talk is how effortlessly and pragmatically the firm has moved into this new era.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Mobile Office Software Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:00 +0000 45191 at Microsoft Further Integrates OWA, OneDrive for Business in Office 365 <div class="field-deck"> A useful feature comes to Office 365 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you use, you may know that you can send very large attachments through this webmail provider by using the OneDrive cloud storage service implicitly on the backend. This week, Microsoft has begun offering this same capability to Office 365 business customers. So you can now use OneDrive for Business (ODB) to send very large attachments through OWA, Office 365's client on the web, iOS and Android.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:01:00 +0000 44641 at Office Sway Preview <div class="field-deck"> A new and different Office app </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I'm obviously a bit behind on covering Office Sway, the first major new Office app—I guess—in quite a while. I had been briefed about Sway before Microsoft disclosed it last week, but my initial report was lost in all the madness around the Windows Technical Preview and the resulting travel. Not helping matters, Office Sway isn't yet publicly available. Instead, you need to apply to gain early access.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Sway Office Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:47:00 +0000 44631 at Now Available: The New Office 365 Plans for Small and Medium Businesses <div class="field-deck"> Up to 300 users </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Announced back in July, the new Office 365 plans for small- and medium-sized businesses are now available for new customers. However, existing customers with the previous plan types will need to wait until those subscriptions run out before migrating. (And even then, they can push it back if desired.)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:35:00 +0000 44441 at Microsoft Makes It Easier for Students and Teachers to Get Office for Free <div class="field-deck"> Brilliant plan to make the best available for free </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has long offered discounted and even free Office offers for students and educators, but even its excellent Student Advantage program—which gives them Office for free—requires that the school initiates the service, creates the account and then orders the Office 365 license on behalf of the student. So now, Microsoft is taking away the middleman and making it easier than ever for students and teachers to get Office 365.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Office Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:00 +0000 43881 at Microsoft Updates Office 365 Web Portal <div class="field-deck"> A cleaner, more useful front-end to Office 365 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you are using Office 365 for business, you can now configure the web portal—which is basically the default user experience you get when you sign into the site—with an attractive new start page that provides quick access to the service's web apps. The new design is in some ways similar to what consumers access at</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Office Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:50:00 +0000 43731 at Office Lens for Windows Phone Can Now Create Office Documents <div class="field-deck"> An amazing app gets even better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Tuesday released an update to its excellent Office Lens app for Windows Phone, enabling the app to convert scanned pictures into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that you can edit, author and edit again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 43661 at Microsoft Releases OneNote Share Extension for iOS 8 <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft + Apple </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to new extensibility features in iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, it's now possible for third parties to improve on the base OS in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in interesting new ways. So Microsoft is supporting this extensibility with a new OneNote Share extension that lets you share information to OneNote from almost anywhere in iOS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPad iPhone OneNote Mobile Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 43651 at