Skype for Business iOS app now available

It’s never been more important to be able to get work done and collaborate with others from anywhere—be it participating in an important meeting while traveling or sending a quick message during a coffee run. We’ve been working hard to ensure Skype for Business can make you productive on any device. Since we announced the… Read More »

Introducing the first travel guide that invites you to continue the story

In collaboration with Microsoft and HarperCollins, Roads & Kingdoms—an independent media company backed by Anthony Bourdain—has reimagined the travel guide by inviting you to go beyond the pages of their new book, “Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels through Japan’s Food Culture,” with an immersive web experience built with the Microsoft Office apps: Sway and OneNote.… Read More »

Outlook for iOS and Android gains momentum, gets new look

It has been an exciting journey for all of us on the Microsoft Outlook team since launching Outlook apps for iOS and Android in January. As I said then, our goal is to bring a true Outlook email experience to every mobile platform. Today we’re thrilled and humbled to share that almost 30 million people… Read More »

Webinar: Working with the Online

this week’s webinar, you’ll learn how to use the free, browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus get the scoop on the latest updated features. NOTE: This webinar from August is still valid. Online was formerly known as Web Apps. Online was also updated in November, 2013 and a new webinar was created:… Read More »


Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of, a new site geared towards driving end-user adoption. SharePoint is all about helping people get things done better together. This new site is a great place to go for end users to discover SharePoint and learn what’s in it for them. The site features various business… Read More »

Video: Tips and tricks for the OneNote Windows Store app

We recently published a blog post on tips and tricks for the OneNote Windows store app. In it, we showed you how to: Use the radial menu to format your text Invoke the Charms bar to search and share your notes Right-click through the cross-swipe gesture. In this 1-minute video I’ll demonstrate these quick and… Read More »

Password hash sync simplifies user management for 365

365 uses Windows Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for managing user login and storing user profiles. The Directory Sync tool (DirSync) is provided to synchronize user profiles between on-premises Active Directory implementations and Azure AD in the cloud. This means all of the same user profiles from the on-premises Active Directory will be available in… Read More »

Creating cool animated visualizations with Excel and Power BI

Our friends over in the Power BI Blog posted an in-depth walkthrough of the new features available as part of Power Query and Power View.  In particular, how to create a cool time series scatter plot/bubble visualization.  Follow this link to learn more about how to leverage these new features to enhance the BI capabilities… Read More »