News and Articles

New to Office 365 in March—co-authoring in Excel and more

April 4th, 2017

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Office 365 provides the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration between individuals, teams and entire organizations. Updates this month make the experience even better with co-authoring in Excel, the general availability of Microsoft Teams and more.

One-click disaster recovery of applications using Azure Site Recovery

April 4th, 2017

This Post was written by Ruturaj Dhekane Program Manager II, Cloud + Enterprise

Disaster recovery is not only about replicating your virtual machines but also about end to end application recovery that is tested multiple times, error free, and stress free when disaster strikes, which are the Azure Site Recovery promises.

New value in Office 365 Enterprise K1 for frontline workers

April 3rd, 2017

Today, Microsoft are announcing updates to the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan—designed to enable your frontline workers to do their best work with tools for schedule and task management, communications and community, training and onboarding, and identity and access management.

World Backup Day

March 31st, 2017
World Backup Day

World Backup day is March 31st, I am sure you have thought about it. But do you have a plan?

Losing a file is more common than you think, here are some stats:

30% of people have never backed up.
113 phones are lost or stolen every minute.
29% of disasters are caused by accident and lastly
1 in 10 computers infected with viruses each month.

Meet your new personal assitant, Cortana Calendar Help

March 14th, 2017
Meet your new personal assitant, Cortana Calendar Help

Is this the future?
I recently signed up to preview of Cortana Calendar help and today finally got accepted into the public preview.

I have had this one day and i think it will be my most used tool Ever! I know this is a strong statement but i took all the hard work out of scheduling a meeting.

SQL Server on Azure VM

March 9th, 2017
SQL Server on Azure VM

Learn the value of running SQL Server workloads on Azure Virtual Machines to meet the modern demands of your business.


Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, to be generally available March 14

March 8th, 2017
Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, to be generally available March 14

Mary Jo Foley, on her "All About Microsoft" column today reported the upcoming availability of Teams:

Microsoft is holding an online event at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET on that day to coincide with the launch.

Microsoft describes Teams as "the chat-based workspace in Office 365."

Microsoft made a public preview of Teams available in early November.

Office 365 Update for March 2017

March 7th, 2017
Office 365 Update for March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 Office 365 Update.

Here is this month's agenda:
MyAnalytics [00:34]
Power BI [02:08]
Outlook Mobile Add-Ins [03:35]
Office 365 Administration [05:05]
Advanced Threat Protection [06:14]
Security and Compliance [07:49]
Podcast Availability [09:38]