“Bug bounty” schemes are one way for software firms to encourage people to tell them about vulnerabilities rather than exploiting them. Microsoft has expanded its own bug bounty scheme to include its online services, kicking off with a minimum payment of $500 for any identified major security bugs in Office 365.
Office Delve — Microsoft’s technology to provide Office 365 customers with contextual search and notifications — has begun rolling out to Office 365 customers, and will reach most business users by early 2015. What does it do, and do you need it?
Hey Lifehacker, It often seems that buying as a new customer is cheaper than the rate for existing customers. Case in point, Office 365. I already have a current subscription (which I purchased on special at Officeworks), but it’s due to expire soon. I note that new subscriptions often go on sale for around $89, while Microsoft is charging me $12/month (or $144/year). So the question is: can I extend my current subscription by purchasing another pack and extending the current subscription?
Android: Back in April, Microsoft announced plans for an Android Outlook client replicating its Office Web Access interface. That app is now available in a preview version, but only some accounts will be able to test it.
Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $30 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.
Last July, Microsoft released an iOS app specifically designed to replicate the features of its Outlook Web Access (OWA) browser-based interface, but in a native iOS environment for business Office 365 users. This week, it has announced plans to do the same for Android, saying a native app will be available soon.