Microsoft to offer business-in-a-box services across Africa in partnership with Liquid Telecom

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent (via TechTrendsKE). By combining Liquid Telecom’s large network and Microsoft’s cloud offerings such as Office 365 and Azure, both companies plan to improve the development of SMBs and Read more about Microsoft to offer business-in-a-box services across Africa in partnership with Liquid Telecom[…]

Amazon said to be working on its own Office-killer productivity suite

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Amazon might be building its own office suite to jump in competition with Google and Microsoft. At least, that’s what a report from Apple Insider said earlier today. www.office.com/setup Blogs: Claims have risen up that the updates to the Amazon WorkMail calendar app and WorkDocs file storage are only the tip of the iceberg. The Read more about Amazon said to be working on its own Office-killer productivity suite[…]

VKontakte social network gains Office 365 support in new update

www.office.com/setup Blogs: VKontakte, the most popular social network in Russia, has teamed up with Microsoft to integrate Office 365 services on its website. According to a report from RBC.ru (via MSPU), the new partnership will allow Vkontakte users to open all types of Office documents uploaded on the social network without having to leave the website. On mobile devices, Read more about VKontakte social network gains Office 365 support in new update[…]

Skype for Business gets new Online Call Analytics, more

Over the past six months, Microsoft has been hard at work attempting to make Skype for Business a great communications platform for Office 365 customers. Among the Skype, teams highlighted efforts is the services PSTN conferencing expanded to more than 90 countries (with dial-out to 180 countries), and a Skype for Business client was also released on MacOS. However, Read more about Skype for Business gets new Online Call Analytics, more[…]

Office coming to Microsoft Store for Education in preview this June

Microsoft announced Windows 10 S today at their Education event, surprising fans with a new take on the Windows 10 operating system. This one’s specifically geared towards organizations like schools that need only minimal functionality on their computers and have to prioritize speed and security. As a part of the Windows 10 S plan, Microsoft also introduced the Read more about Office coming to Microsoft Store for Education in preview this June[…]

Microsoft reveals more about OneDrive On-Demand during SharePoint Summit

Microsoft briefly went over the new features coming to OneDrive during its developer’s conference last week. During the presentation, Microsoft explained that OneDrive files would be transitioning from the traditionally referred to the shorthand of placeholders to a much more nuanced called On-Demand state. After a brief demo by Windows executive Joe Belfiore which highlighted Read more about Microsoft reveals more about OneDrive On-Demand during SharePoint Summit[…]

Microsoft continues to invest in Detroit, to open new LinkedIn office

LinkedIn revealed today that it’s planning to open a new office in Detroit, Michigan. The professionnal social network will join its parent company Microsoft, which announced earlier this year that it was moving its Southfield, Michigan staff to the One Campus Martius building in downtown Detroit. After an economic recession hit the Motor City pretty hard these past Read more about Microsoft continues to invest in Detroit, to open new LinkedIn office[…]

Office Insiders get an iOS update focusing on an improved inking experience

Office Insiders on iOS will notice the newer Version 2.6 (17100100) rolling out with its latest preview. The October 2017 feature update is looking to encourage the use of inking with more variety and effects for their users. For Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, iOS Office Insiders now have a set of personalized pens and Read more about Office Insiders get an iOS update focusing on an improved inking experience[…]

Office 365 for the Windows Store is available, but only on Windows 10 S (for now)

Surface Laptop owners are taking their devices for a spin after a month of pre-order waiting and some are finding the experience a bit different than devices running good ol’ Windows 10. Despite the volley of warnings from Microsoft about Windows 10 S and its reason for being, old school Windows users are running into a few Read more about Office 365 for the Windows Store is available, but only on Windows 10 S (for now)[…]

Business data giant Dun & Bradstreet signs up with Microsoft for Azure, Dynamics 365

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft teamed up with Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leader in enterprise insights and data analysis, to offer Dynamics 365 and Azure for direct access to all of Microsoft’s cloud services. Together, Microsoft and Dun & Bradstreet made three major announcements: Dun & Bradstreet has selected Microsoft as a strategic cloud provider to accelerate the company’s digital transformation and deliver its customers more efficient and Read more about Business data giant Dun & Bradstreet signs up with Microsoft for Azure, Dynamics 365[…]