Ignite 2017: Excel to get new data types to make it “smarter”

www.office.com/setup Blogs: In a story via TechCrunch, Microsoft is adding new data types to Excel in an effort to make Excel “smarter.” Microsoft will be able to achieve making Excel smarter with help from machine learning. www.office.com/setup Blogs: Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s Office general manager, and Rob Howard, marketing director of Office 365, gave TechCrunch a Read more about Ignite 2017: Excel to get new data types to make it “smarter”[…]

Ignite 2017: LinkedIn gains direct integration into Office 365

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft announced today at its Ignite conference that it’s integrating LInkedIn’s data into Office 365 apps and services. After connecting your LinkedIn account to your Office 365 account, you’ll be able to get personalised LinkedIn insights in Outlook and other Office 365 apps and services. www.office.com/setup Blogs: “Whether it’s a colleague, customer or Read more about Ignite 2017: LinkedIn gains direct integration into Office 365[…]

Microsoft announces personalized enhancements to PivotTables functions for Excel

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft’s Office Apps have become so utilitarian and appliance-like in the enterprise work sector that the thought of personalizing an Excel document can easily be laughed away as the fever dream of an overworked data analysis. www.office.com/setup Blogs: However, Microsoft’s Office team did just that this week; they came bearing the gift of Read more about Microsoft announces personalized enhancements to PivotTables functions for Excel[…]

Office.com redesigned to make getting to Office 365 faster and easier

Microsoft unveiled today a redesigned version of Office.com, the online hub that gives Office 365 users easy access to all their apps, documents, contacts and more. In addition to the slightly redesigned UI, Office.com now features an improved search experience to quickly find what you’re looking for. On the top left of your browser window, the Office 365 Read more about Office.com redesigned to make getting to Office 365 faster and easier[…]

Microsoft Teams previews Dial In Conferencing

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Earlier this month, we learned that Microsoft was preparing to upgrade Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams, a transition that would be opt-in while the company continues to enhance the Microsoft Teams experience. There are definitely a lot of synergies between the two products, and a new feature that lets users join Microsoft Teams Read more about Microsoft Teams previews Dial In Conferencing[…]

Outlook.com and Office 365 struggle to send emails with iOS 11, but a fix is on the way

www.office.com/setup Blogs: iOS 11 became available to download on eligible iPhones and iPads yesterday, and as pretty much every major software release, it comes with its fair share of issues. Yesterday, we learned that the new mobile OS doesn’t work well with Exchange email accounts, but Apple has acknowledged that Outlook.com and Office 365 users can also struggle Read more about Outlook.com and Office 365 struggle to send emails with iOS 11, but a fix is on the way[…]

My Workspace, the latest Microsoft Garage project, brings Office 365 on MacOS to your fingertips

www.office.com/setup Blogs: The Microsoft Garage Team has released a new project for MacOS aimed at helping you bring all things Office 365 to your fingertips. Known as My Workspace, the project is an app which adds a menu bar to the MacOS interface, giving access to upcoming calendar events, recent documents, and more. www.office.com/setup blogs: The geniuses Read more about My Workspace, the latest Microsoft Garage project, brings Office 365 on MacOS to your fingertips[…]

Guest access in Microsoft Teams is now rolling out to all Office 365 commercial and education customers

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Just two weeks after we learned that Microsoft was testing Guest access in Microsoft Teams with a very small group of external users, the much-awaited feature has started to roll out today to all Office 365 commercial and education customers. This is a pretty big milestone for the team collaboration app, which has already been Read more about Guest access in Microsoft Teams is now rolling out to all Office 365 commercial and education customers[…]

Select Windows Insiders can now download and test Office 365 from the Windows Store

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft is sending out emails to select Windows Insiders with Office 365 accounts to let them know they are eligible to download and preview the Windows Store version of Office 365. This expansion of testing comes after the company originally bridged the Office 365 apps to the store more than a few months ago, then opened Read more about Select Windows Insiders can now download and test Office 365 from the Windows Store[…]

Manage group emails in Outlook with the new Follow in Inbox

www.office.com/setup Blogs: If your organization use Outlook Groups and its shared workspaces to improve team collaboration, the Office team announced today that a new feature called “Follow in inbox” will soon replace the current Groups subscription model. Once the feature goes live for Outlook Groups users, they will be able to opt in to receive copies of Read more about Manage group emails in Outlook with the new Follow in Inbox[…]