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Office 365 news round-up

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been reminded how essential Office 365 has become to leading organizations in many different fields. In higher education, universities are using tools such as Excel and Power Bi for Office 365 to make data-driven decisions that can improve performance and competitiveness, help with funding, and support accreditation. Healthcare organizations are using Office 365 to transform their cultures, improve collaboration, and increase customer satisfaction. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor are the most recent cabinet-level government agencies to adopt Office 365 for greater productivity and better collaboration

One reason so many individuals and organizations are choosing Office 365 is because of the way we keep making it better through continuous innovation, constantly adding new features and expanding the capabilities of the service. In the past two weeks alone, we started rolling out Clutter, a new feature that can help you organize and manage your email, and we announced Skype for Business, which will combine the capabilities of both Skype and Lync to provide a more unified communications solution. We also introduced Office 365 Video, to enable organizations to make video an integral part of their internal communications.

Another reason that so many customers are choosing Office 365 is because it offers the exceptional privacy, security and compliance they value and they trust Microsoft to help them manage their information.

Below is a round-up of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Microsoft, Office 365 mobility, and the subscription experience – Find out why Tien Tzuo,  CEO of Zuora and former Chief Strategy Officer at Salesforce.com, thinks Microsoft’s recent move to make Office 365 more available to mobile users is a good strategy.

This is Why Microsoft Corporation Will Win the Cloud Wars – Discover why Microsoft’s SaaS approach to the cloud could be a winning strategy.

Microsoft solutions help universities make performance-based decisions more efficiently – Learn how Microsoft tools can provide data to help universities make decisions on academic advising, retention improvement, and general institution assessment.

Choosing Office 365 to reduce the stress of starting a new practice – Find out how Dr. Vikram Gandhi used Office 365 to start and grow his successful dentistry practice

6 Things You Can Do with Microsoft Office for iPhone – Discover some of the most useful things you can do with Microsoft Office for iPhone.

Microsoft’s New $199 Bundle Includes Skype Unlimited, Xbox Live Gold And Office 365 – Find out why the new Microsoft Work & Play bundle (available only through the holidays) is such a great deal.

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