Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft really, really wants to own all of your office work, so it keeps finding new tools it hopes you will add to your Office 365 portfolio. (All require an Office 365 account to use.) The latest is today’s announcement that its Microsoft Planner mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. Microsoft […] Read more »

Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2010, Microsoft officials said then that customers were asking to move to the cloud. Beginning in 2020, some Office customers will need to buy an Office 365 subscription to do so. In an update to Microsoft’s Office 365 system requirements released today, Microsoft said that consumers who have already […] Read more »

G Suite vs. Office 365 cloud collaboration battle heats up

CIOs and IT managers are increasingly adopting Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G Suite for collaboration, productivity and messaging. These cloud-based productivity suites are expanding, gaining new feature sets and new apps for enterprise users. Earlier this month, both Google and Microsoft introduced chat-based collaboration apps to reposition for competition in this fast evolving and […] Read more »

Microsoft Office 365 tackles management with StaffHub

Microsoft is making a strong push toward building tools for human capital management (HCM). Perhaps best considered a replacement for older-generation human resources tools like PeopleSoft, HCM blends traditional HR features with new analytics tooling to help organizations understand more about their employees. The Office Graph (as shown in Office 365’s Delve), for understanding social networks […] Read more »

Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Microsoft really, really wants to own all of your office work, so it keeps finding new tools it hopes you will add to your Office 365 portfolio. (All require an Office 365 account to use.) The latest are Delve for file discovery, Sway for modern-style presentations, and Planner for task management. But are they any […] Read more »

Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps

Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data RoundupGoogle Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise ITNadella points to machine learning as battleground in cloud computingThe method behind Google’s machine learning madnessMicrosoft […] Read more »

How one CIO is migrating 18,000 users to Office 365

Product migrations are often the stuff of nightmares. But for Richard Cross, CIO of U.K.-based multinational engineering company Atkins, the decision to migrate 18,000 users from their familiar desktop productivity applications to Office 365 in the cloud wasn’t a difficult one to make. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please […] Read more »

Microsoft Planner App Is Coming To Office 365

Microsoft’s Planner app lets users design customizable templates and attach files to tasks, among other things. The software giant is offering Planner with its Office 365 suite. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway and Planner fall flatMicrosoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office usersMicrosoft Office 365 tackles management with StaffHubReview: […] Read more »

Doing eDiscovery, Litigation Hold, and Addressing Journaling in Office 365

Retaining and “journaling” content has been a key requirement of organizations for years, however as organizations have migrated to Office 365, plus with Microsoft’s shift to new and improved eDiscovery tools, the process of “holding” and “searching” for content has changed. This article covers a whole new series of best practices that EVERY legal department, […] Read more »

Microsoft pitches developers on building apps for Office users

Microsoft Executive Vice President Qi Lu had an interesting pitch for developers Thursday: Build applications that use data from Microsoft Office. Microsoft’s crown jewel for building apps that integrate with Office is its Graph set of APIs, which let developers build applications that know how users work with one another. Lu, speaking at the company’s […] Read more »

Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup

Cloud dominated again in Microsoft’s Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft RoundupMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How to keep Office 365 migration costs in check

Microsoft’s Office 365 – the cloud-based version of Microsoft’s flagship productivity software solution – is growing by leaps and bounds. The enterprise adoption rate of Office 365 has nearly tripled since 2014 and some estimate the offering is now the most widely used business cloud application available – even more than Salesforce.com. With adoption rates […] Read more »

CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months

Andy Tidd has IT responsibilities most technology professionals will never have to tackle. As global CIO and senior vice president of ABB, a power and automation technology company based in Switzerland, Tidd regularly makes decisions that affect more than 140,000 employees in nearly 100 countries.  A little more than a year ago, Tidd completed one […] Read more »

Why companies are switching from Google Apps to Office 365

Microsoft’s increasingly strong Office 365 performance is coming partly at the expense of Google Apps. Motorola’s recent decision to move from an elderly version of Office to Google’s cloud service bucks the more common trend of companies who have been using Google Apps switching to Office 365. It’s not just Microsoft saying that Office 365 […] Read more »

Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup

With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft RoundupLeaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitorMicrosoft […] Read more »

Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

Mac users of Office who have felt left out in the cold by Microsoft (because the last version, Office 2011 for Mac, was released in October 2010) now have reason to be pleased: The final version of Office 2016 for Mac brings the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world. Hints […] Read more »

Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds

Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your […] Read more »