In September, we reported that Microsoft was creating a competitor to work messenger app Slack. Now it has officially lifted the curtains on the project. The new collaboration offering is called Microsoft Teams and is now available in public preview. IT administrators working in organisations with certain types of Office 365 licences can try it out now and there's even a Developer Preview program that lets developers get started on building apps for Teams. Here are all the details for IT administrators, developers and would-be users.
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This week at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, I was fortunate to see an up close preview demonstration of the new Office 365 cloud-powered intelligent capabilities first hand. This followed on from a panel discussion press Q&A with Microsoft’s team who gave an insight into this and other keynote announcements. Here's what you need to know.
If you want to get a reply to your email, you can start by writing a good one. Boomerang has had some helpful tips to do this in the past, but now the company is taking it a step further. Its new feature Respondable will rate your emails on the fly in a few key categories.
Microsoft is introducing Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing to its Office 356 cloud productivity suite. The add-on feature allows users to host or create meetings through Office 365 that contain landline phone numbers so people can dial into conference calls. There's potential for businesses big and small to save money and streamline operations as this can reduce their reliance on hosted conference call providers and clunky desk phones. Here are the details.
If today's news regarding Evernote's new pricing plans and limitations has you considering Microsoft OneNote, the OneNote Importer tool makes the transition relatively painless for Windows users.
Last week, I tried to get a subscription to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office licence that included what I needed for a simple price. Instead, I discovered that Microsoft's Office licenses are infuriatingly complex, making it nearly impossible for anyone to get what they need without overspending.
It's good to know how your employees are using various work apps in your company so you know where to allocate additional IT resources. That's why Microsoft has now introduced usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and Yammer offered through Office 365. Here's what you need to know.
When you're trying to get a message across a large group of people in a company, a video can be more effective than a lengthy email. Microsoft has updated its Office 365 Video service that makes it easier for workers to upload and monitor their own clips along with additional capabilities for administrators.
Microsoft has warned that some customers using a hybrid of Office 365 and Exchange 2013 for its mail service may not receive their emails after the vendor renews its Office 365 transport layer security (TLS) certificate in April. The company has provided instructions on how to remediate this. Here are the details.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where technology vendors get together to announce upcoming products that are about to be launched as well as futuristic offerings that are still in development. It is at this year's CES that automotive technology maker Harman revealed it is working with Microsoft to bring the Office 365 productivity suite to cars. This means people can respond to emails, schedule appointments and do Skype calls on their way to work. But do people really want to be starting the daily grind before they even get into the office? Discuss.
You can 'Like' posts on Facebook and 'Favourite' Tweets on Twitter, so why not whack that feature onto emails? That's exactly what Microsoft has done with Outlook on the web. The email service is getting a social media treatment with the addition of 'Likes' and 'Mentions'. God help us. Here's the lowdown.