On September 26, 2017 at the Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL, Microsoft announced the next perpetual release of Office is scheduled for the second half of 2018. According to the Microsoft site, “Office 2019 will add new user and IT capabilities for customers who aren’t yet ready for the cloud. For example, new and improved inking features—like pressure sensitivity, tilt effects, and ink replay—will allow you to work more naturally. New formulas and charts will make data analysis for Excel more powerful. Visual animation features—like Morph and Zoom—will add polish toRead more
As a longtime Microsoft partner, we’re deeply invested in the Microsoft platform and recommend, implement and support all that is Microsoft including the wildly popular Office 365 platform. During this past July at Microsoft Inspire, the annual partner conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced Microsoft 365 which includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (watch Satya Nadella announce Microsoft 365). So what does this mean for our SMB customers?
Basically, Microsoft is rolling our Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business to “help companies empower their employees, unlockingRead more
Microsoft has released a new app called Microsoft To-Do. According to the Microsoft Office 365 blog, “To-Do comes from the team behind the Wunderlist app, and delivers a smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organized and get the most out of every day. Powered by Office 365 integration and an intelligent algorithm, it is the first step on our journey to simplify task management and help you achieve more.”
Here is a quick video about Microsoft To-Do.Read more
As a long time Microsoft and Barracuda partner, we recently blogged about Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 and how Essentials provides enhanced email security, compliance archiving and cloud-to-cloud backup. Essentials provides another layer of security and protection to Microsoft Office 365. On March 22nd, Barracuda wrote a great blog post Widespread Office 365 Outage Underscores the Need for Email Continuity which pointed to a recent Office 365 outage which affected customers and their ability to send and receive emails. Read the full blog post here.Read more
In our day-to-day working lives, we spend most of our time online or connected in some way to the Internet. Personally, I am accessing numerous applications and websites during the day including Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com, Constant Contact as well as at least a dozen partner websites that all require a username and password to login. Following password management best practices, each site that requires me to login entails a separate and distinct email and password combination. Remembering these unique authentication credentials can be cumbersome to downright impossible. Fortunately, MicrosoftRead more
The following article, by the Office 365 Team, was originally posted here.
A free email solution is great when your organization is first starting out. But how do you know when you have grown beyond the capabilities of your free email service and you need a more sophisticated solution? The business email requirements of a growing company are much different than those of a small startup. Whether you’re using Outlook.com or another provider, there are signs that indicate your business has outgrown free email.
The following list identifies six important capabilities youRead more
Microsoft is now announcing a new file experience for groups in Outlook on the web. People frequently rely on email to edit and share documents with their teams, and this new experience makes it easier to collaborate on documents in Outlook on the web.
Here’s a look at the new experience:
Access all your group documents—A new file view gives you access to all the documents shared with the group, including files shared as email attachments, files stored in the group’s SharePoint document library and files shared from OneDrive or other SharePointRead more
This article by the Microsoft Office 365 team originally appeared here. You’ve heard about the cloud, you know the benefits it offers, yet you’re still using an on-premises solution for your company’s emails. Maybe the thought of the transition is too daunting, or you’re not convinced it’s necessary at this time—there are many reasons that you might chose to stay with on-premises servers.
According to the 2015 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 72 percent of organizations already have at least one application in the cloud and 56 percent are currently identifyingRead more
This article by the Microsoft SharePoint Team was originally posted here. In August 2016, Microsoft announced that Office 365 Groups would get full-powered SharePoint Team Sites. When you create a group, Office 365 gives the group a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, place for files, Planner for task management—and now a modern team site with pages, lists, libraries and team news, so the group can collaborate, communicate and coordinate. This is now 100 percent rolled out to all Office 365 First Release customers, as noted by the @SharePoint team.
Users willRead more
This article by the Microsoft Office Team originally appeared here.
For most office workers, sending and responding to emails no longer feels like a set task, but rather something that must be done constantly and, in some cases, nearly automatically—almost like breathing. Just look at the numbers: by the end of this year, we’ll have sent and received more than 215 billion emails. By the end of 2020? Over 257 billion.
That’s a lot of emails.
It’s also a lot of important information. Think about all the documents, images and data stored inRead more