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Matt Scherocman

Office 365: What’s New in 2015

Like any good product or service, Microsoft is constantly updating and adding features to the Office 365 suite, giving business users plenty of new tools and resources. So far in 2015, Microsoft has expanded Office 365 to new platforms; iOS and Android, added new features; Office 365 Video and Delve, plus updates, as well as developed new apps and updates for all mobile devices. The goal is increased accessibility and mobility, so every business can benefit from the integrated solutions and adaptable tools and platforms.

Whats New in 2015

New features focus on portability and convenience

Microsoft is combining the business demand of a solid, feature-rich platform in Office 365 along with consumer and business trends like the growing need for connectivity and mobility in daily operations. You’ll see this in Enterprise with:

  • OneDrive for business now available on Mac and iOS platforms
  • Outlook attachments can be saved to OneDrive
  • OneNote for iOS/iPhone updates and improvements
  • Office Online Narrator and other accessibility enhancements
  • Sway for iPhone availability and feature updates
  • Enhanced conferencing with RoundTable
  • Enhanced email protection with DKIM and DMARC in Office 365
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What New Features Are Coming to Microsoft Office 365? A Roadmap

To say that Office 365 is ever evolving and changing is an understatement! How does one keep up with all the changes? What’s new, what is being rolled out in the coming weeks, and what is in future development? Because Office 365 is such a dynamic tool set, it’s constantly being updated with improvements and new tools and services, i.e. Office 365 Video or enhancements to the mobile version of Office or the really cool new Delve search tool.These are just a few examples of the changes that Office 365 has undergone in just the past few months!

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How can Office 365 Video help your business?

By using videos to make content more memorable and engaging. Video can grab and hold viewers’ attention as no other medium can.

Recently, Microsoft rolled out Microsoft® Office 365 Video, its new intranet website video portal. Based on SharePoint™ Online in Office 365, it’s a streaming video service designed for your intranet. Think of it as an internal YouTube channel for your company. Click here for a quick overview video

One Service, Three Ways to Improve Business Processes

The Office 365 Video service offers secure, reliable support for cooperative work you engage in every day.

  • Communications.  Using videos for inter-group status reports, announcements and events gives you a chance to create compelling content, which viewers are more likely to remember and act on.
  • Collaboration.  The service uses a newsfeed model and standard social media capabilities (join a group, follow, like, etc.) to encourage users to engage in conversations.
  • Training.  It’s easy to use the Office 365 Video platform for in-house training. For example, use your smartphone to create video presentations, product demonstrations or speeches. Then, use the Office 365 Video service to deliver them throughout your organization.

Office 365 Video delivers powerful, flexible services based on new and established technology.

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Breakthrough Technology Enables Powerful Video Tools

Use the Office 365 Video service toupload, navigate, post and share videos with less time, effort and IT expertise than ever before.

  • Smooth streaming.Powered by Microsoft Azure® Media Services, Office 365 Video automatically optimizes video playback for any device it’s viewed on.
  • Easy to use.To upload a video, just drag and drop video files into the online user interface or upload them from their mobile device. Then, type a title and description.
  • Thoroughly mobile. Within the Office 365 Video service, you can view, navigate and share videos on any device. And, the service secures and automatically resizes the video stream to whichever device you use.
  • Find and share information Find videos with standard enterprise search. A dedicated search engine shows only video results.

Discover how the Office 365 Video service can accelerate your everyday tasks and business processes. Office 365 Video is available through most Microsoft EA Plans. Learn more.  

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Can Multiple Users Share a Full Copy of Office from the Cloud?

Yes. As of September 1, 2014, all SKUs containing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Pro for Office 365, or Visio Pro for Office 365 can be used by multiple users on a shared device or virtual machine.  This is referred to as shared computer activation. Users in a Terminal Server environment are now able to use Office applications such as Word and Excel without it counting against the five total installations allowed for Office 365.

Shared computer activation uses the Office Deployment Tool. Once enabled, Office installs without being activated and when a user signs in, Office will check to see if the user has been provisioned for Office 365 ProPlus and temporarily activates. If a second user signs in to the same computer, the activation doesn’t persist from the first user and the process is repeated. This means that multiple users on the same computer are all able to use Office 365 products simultaneously.

For more information on shared computer activation for Office 365 ProPlus see, Overview of shared computer activation for Office 365 ProPlus.

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Clutter

What’s next for email? Automatic Prioritization

At last month’s Microsoft Exchange Conference, Microsoft offered a sneak peak of some of the projects they’re working on to improve email. In addition to improvements involving document collaboration. The highlights include a new program called “Clutter”, designed at helping users manage their email. Clutter is still in development at Microsoft and we’ll keep the blog up to date as we find out more.

Clutter

Clutter is a much anticipated program designed to help users manage their most dreaded communication tool – email. At its heart, it intends to remove as much unimportant mail, or clutter, from a user’s inbox as possible so that a user’s inbox can become their inbox again.

While this program is still under construction by Microsoft, we know it use will use the power of Office Graph to learn how “importantly” or “unimportantly” you treat email messages and will automatically sort “unimportant” emails into a folder marked “Clutter”. This is really cool stuff, especially if you receive hundreds of emails per day like me.

To learn more about it, check out the press release.

Screen shots of the program are below:

Without Clutter:

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With Clutter:

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