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Restore and maintain personal connections with new Microsoft Teams Calling features

Earlier this year, IT leaders around the globe were forced to reprioritize their roadmaps, resources, and budgets to equip employees for remote work practically overnight. Suddenly, the use of video communications skyrocketed. People adjusted quickly to moving meetings online, but one of the most notable challenges driven by the shift to remote work has been…

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Microsoft Teams recognized as a Leader in Gartner UCaaS and Meetings Solutions Magic Quadrants

Microsoft Teams has become the new way to work for over 115 million daily users who come together every day to meet, call, chat, and collaborate. Today, we are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader for both Meeting Solutions and Unified Communications as a Service in their latest Magic Quadrants. Microsoft was…

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Bringing personal features in Microsoft Teams to desktop and web—now available in preview

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s become a challenge for many of us to balance the various aspects of our lives. Whether it’s our jobs, homeschooling our kids, or coordinating virtual meetups with friends, managing all of this on a daily basis can get stressful. As a result, tools that help us stay on track…

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Microsoft’s Chief People Officer shares 5 tips from top wellbeing and people experts

“From wellbeing luminary Arianna Huffington to Think Like a Monk author Jay Shetty, Kathleen Hogan’s People Talk interview series features conversations with some of the most fascinating minds on the topics of people and wellbeing. I get so much out of these chats, and so I invited Kathleen—Microsoft’s Chief People Officer & EVP of Human…

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Restore and maintain personal connections with new Microsoft Teams Calling features

Earlier this year, IT leaders around the globe were forced to reprioritize their roadmaps, resources, and budgets to equip employees for remote work practically overnight. Suddenly, the use of video communications skyrocketed. People adjusted quickly to moving meetings online, but one of the most notable challenges driven by the shift to remote work has been…

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Our commitment to privacy in Microsoft Productivity Score

At Microsoft, we believe that data-driven insights are crucial to empowering people and organizations to achieve more. We also believe that privacy is a human right, and we’re deeply committed to the privacy of every person who uses our products. As part of that commitment, today we’re making changes to Productivity Score.

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For one week only: 25 percent off Microsoft 365 Business Premium for small and medium-sized businesses

We recognize that 2020 has been a challenging year for small businesses, and we are here to help. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we are offering small and medium-sized businesses in the United States a 25 percent discount on up to 25 seats of Microsoft 365 Business Premium so they can chat, call, host…

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New apps and features in Microsoft 365 for individuals and families this fall

Since we introduced Microsoft 365 to individuals and families earlier this year, we have continued to deliver new innovations across our apps and services to help you and your family save time and stay connected. See what’s new below. Locate your loved ones and build better driving habits with Microsoft Family Safety Stay connected even…

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From new apps in Microsoft Teams meetings to Endpoint DLP—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 in November

This month, we’re thrilled to announce that many of your top requested features – like background noise suppression in meetings – are coming to Teams and other Microsoft 365 services.

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Microsoft 365 now available from new Brazil geography

Microsoft 365 is now available from our new cloud datacenters in Brazil, enabling Brazilian organizations to store their customer data for core online services at rest in country. Learn more about the new Brazil geography for Microsoft 365.

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Enhancing your Microsoft Teams experience with the apps you need

Over the past year, the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work. Organizations around the world adopted tools like Microsoft Teams to support working-from-home and hybrid work. Today, over 115 million people use Teams every day. And while video conferencing was a key driver for Teams rapid growth and adoption, our customers quickly realized the need to digitally transform beyond meetings to support a new way of…

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Power your digital transformation with insights from Microsoft Productivity Score

Editor’s Note: The Mechanics video embedded in this blog post has been updated to reflect some of the product changes announced on December 1, 2020. For some time now, business leaders have made digital transformation a priority. But when the pandemic hit this spring, adopting and embracing digital technology went from being a matter of…

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Microsoft Productivity Score and personalized experiences—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 in October

As I reflect on an action-packed few weeks, I’m struck by how much work has evolved in these past months. And I know our customers feel it too. After quickly moving to remote and hybrid work models this spring, organizations are now seeking sustainable ways to help people collaborate, be productive, and prioritize their wellbeing…