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Now use up to 1TB of storage on OneDrive for Business
Good news: You can now increase your SharePoint OneDrive for Business quota to 1TB from the default 25GB and previous limit of 100GB. Administrators can select specific users to assign new upper quotas of 50GB, 100GB, 250GB, 500GB or 1TB. The SharePoint site collection limit has also been increased...
20 Mar 2014
AMD improves its operational agility with SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence solution
Semiconductor maker AMD has decided to implement a Business Intelligence (BI) solution based on SQL Server 2014 Enterprise and SharePoint Server 2013. Doing so will take advantage of built-in, self-service BI tools such as Power View, an interactive data visualization feature of Microsoft SQL Server...
6 Mar 2014
Three new social experiences can help companies work more like a network
The Office Graph maps the relationships among people and information. As customers gather this week for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas and Convergence in Atlanta, they received an update on Microsoft’s enterprise social vision and road map — including three new social...
3 Mar 2014
SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 helps move to the cloud
At the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was announced as the latest release to SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises. As Office Blogs reports, SP1 includes performance, reliability and security improvements. It’s going to be easier for SharePoint...
3 Mar 2014
Workplace cloud file storage and sharing now easier with OneDrive for Business
A new standalone OneDrive for Business subscription plan was announced Monday and it includes Office Online and enhancements to SharePoint 2013 in Service Pack 1 that enable on-premises SharePoint users to configure OneDrive for Business with just a few clicks.It also includes improvements that make...
3 Mar 2014
SharePoint and Convergence conferences showcase Microsoft’s vision of the workplace of tomorrow
In a post Sunday over on The Official Microsoft Blog , Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Communications Frank Shaw provided perspectives and insights on two important annual events coming up this week – the SharePoint and Convergence conferences. On the SharePoint conference, which takes...
3 Mar 2014
Office Online updates online experience with Office.com, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
What you knew previously as Office Web Apps is now called Office Online – and you can find it through Office.com. With Thursday’s updates, the Office Online experience is easier to find, share and collaborate with others. As the Office Blogs report, renaming Office Web Apps to Office Online...
20 Feb 2014
Microsoft and DocuSign bring eSignature to Office 365 customers
You’ll soon be able to securely send, sign, track and store important documents within Office 365 apps, thanks to a partnership announced on Monday between Microsoft and DocuSign to make DocuSign’s eSignature apps widely available from within the online productivity suite. DocuSign’s...
17 Feb 2014
Updated Yammer App for SharePoint adds security enhancements
The Yammer App for SharePoint lets you add a real-time social layer to your SharePoint site, and now an updated version of the app takes advantage of SharePoint security enhancements to improve sign-in reliability, writes Christophe Fiessinger on the Office Blogs. “If you’re a SharePoint...
11 Feb 2014
German bank gives Surfaces to new hires for training flexibility
German bank Volksbank Mittelhessen wanted its trainees to have the most up-to-date training information and documentation, as well as to be flexible about when and where they access the information, and decided the best way to achieve those goals was to give each of their trainees a Surface tablet, writes...
29 Jan 2014
Former President Bill Clinton to deliver March 3 keynote at SharePoint Conference 2014
Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the SharePoint Conference 2014 on March 3. The conference, the largest and most comprehensive event in the world for SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365, will be held March 3-6 at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. All attendees...
29 Jan 2014
As of March 13, Windows Azure storage will cost less than Amazon Web Services in many regions worldwide
Following up on a commitment to match Amazon Web Services prices for commodity services like compute, storage and bandwidth, Windows Azure customers will see lower prices starting March 13 for Block Blobs Storage and Disks/Page Blobs Storage that match AWS’ prices. As the Windows Azure blog...
24 Jan 2014
Yammer’s Working Social Tour expands to Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo
The second leg of Yammer’s Working Social Tour moves outside the U.S. and to Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo on Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. The Working Social Tour – co-hosted with Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics – invites business leaders to all-day, free events...
17 Jan 2014
RCS MediaGroup uses Office 365 and other Microsoft technology to modernize its communications
RCS MediaGroup , a global Italian multimedia publishing company, has modernized and unified its communications infrastructure and enabled flexible, cloud-based collaboration through a comprehensive Microsoft technology solution that includes Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure, Microsoft Lync 2013, Windows...
16 Jan 2014
Submit SharePoint solutions for cash, or a helicopter flight over Las Vegas
If you’re an IT pro or hobbyist who’s 18 or older who has solved a “challenging, complex, or otherwise unique SharePoint problem,” the SharePoint team wants to hear your video story and spread it to others through the IT Professional Winners Circle. If you win, not only will...
16 Dec 2013
Taking ideas 'from so-so to awesome': enterprise social helps Textron get hyper-connected
How does a company transform humdrum ideas into humdingers? For aerospace and manufacturing giant Textron , the answer is social networking. With 33,000 employees in 25 countries, "the competitive advantage that is available to us by tapping into the knowledge and skills that those employees bring...
30 May 2013
Hamburg Port Authority puts principles of CityNext into action with Office 365, Exchange and SharePoint
On July 10, Microsoft shared the good work going on with CityNext , a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. One example of a city tapping into emerging technologies for cloud, mobile, data analytics, and social solutions...
17 Jul 2013
Hey retailers: are you missing out on the benefits of social networking?
This week Microsoft is taking a look at social networking in the workplace . Kicking things off was a global survey that highlighted workers' growing desire for social technology at the office. Over at the Microsoft Vertical Industries blog , they're exploring how retail employees responded: "Those...
29 May 2013
The Yammer Customer Engagement Partner Program provides more help to companies on their social journey
When a business needs deeper support on enterprise social beyond coaching and self-help, there’s now an invite-only program that can help Microsoft’s partners drive adoption and sustain customer engagement. As The Yammer Blog reports , the Yammer Customer Engagement Partner Program will...
7 Nov 2013
My SharePoint Sites app lets users jump quickly from site to site
An app called My SharePoint Sites adds quick navigation to all sites in a given SharePoint collection, and users can jump quickly from site to site from the suite bar, writes Dorrene Brown, a program manager on the Office Developer Platform team. The app “shines when applied to a medium-to-large...
20 Nov 2013
Deploying SharePoint on Windows Azure made easier
Building SharePoint farms and Internet facing websites that scale in real time is among the most popular ways to use Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Michael Washam, a senior program manager for Windows Azure, suggests that using SharePoint can be made even easier by using Windows Azure PowerShell...
28 May 2013
SharePoint Online increases file limit to 2 GB and makes it easier to restore documents
Office 365 listened to customers’ feedback and made some improvements as more companies (and people) are moving their social and collaboration needs to the cloud. Users are uploading more documents to SkyDrive Pro, numerous team sites are sprouting up to work with internal staff as well as with...
5 Sep 2013
International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees
One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world....
7 Aug 2013
Jumpstart training for cloud app developers to be offered before SharePoint Conference
Before the start of the SharePoint Conference 2014, cloud app developers will be able to participate in an all-day training session to help them learn the skills needed to get ahead with building apps for both Office and SharePoint. The SharePoint Developer Team made the announcement on the Apps for...
20 Nov 2013
Microsoft and partners debut pilot project that brings smart buildings to Seattle
Today marks the official launch of the High Performance Buildings Pilot Project, a cooperative effort tying Microsoft, the City of Seattle and the Seattle 2030 District together in a new smart buildings initiative aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing power consumption through real-time...
9 Jul 2013
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