Let’s Celebrate – The Microsoft Office Tech Community is 100,000 Strong!

We’re excited to announce that the Microsoft Tech Community has now surpassed 100,000 community members. To celebrate, we’ve awarded our first 100,000 community members our 100K Milestone Badge. Thank you all for your contributions and for making the Tech Community such an amazing place to connect and learn.  

Since our dispatch a little more than a year back, we’ve kept on observing stunning development in the group. Our group has appreciated meeting group individuals at Microsoft Ignite and Tech Summits. We’re constantly attempting to convey an incentive to the group, so in the most recent year we’ve included Community Events,Tech Academy, and Microsoft Ignite and Tech Summit substance to the group. Later on, our group is anticipating making the Microsoft Tech Community considerably more grounded with awesome substance and more approaches to interface and get included. We welcome you for being a piece of our adventure!

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Windows 10 Now Used on 600M Active Devices

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting was held on Wednesday, and CEO Satya Nadella took the opportunity to confirm that Windows 10 is now in use on 600 million active devices every month.

To give you some idea of the growth rate, back in May at Build 2017 Microsoft stated Windows 10 had reached 500 million active devices. So that’s an additional 100 million devices in six months. As GeekWire reports, Microsoft’s original goal back at the launch of Windows 10 in 2015 was to hit one billion devices within three years. That now seems unlikely.

 The slower than expected rise of Windows 10 on the desktop could be put down to a number of factors including how device use is changing. But a big part of the problem is Windows 7. The latest figures from Netmarketshare show Windows 7 still counts for over 46 percent of the desktop operating system market. Windows 10 sits at just over 29 percent.

If growth continues at its current pace, Windows 10 will hit one billion devices just as we are about to celebrate Christmas 2019. Even so, Microsoft won’t be concerned when you consider its main rivals on the desktop only manage to grab 3.3 percent (Mac OS X) and 2.98 percent (Linux) of the market.

Microsoft needs Windows 10 to keep selling not only to continue its desktop market domination, but also to help pay for the Redmond Campus expansion and planned addition of 8,000 new employees there.

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Microsoft Uses AI to Tighten Word’s Translation Tool in Office Update

The latest batch of Microsoft Office updates includes a built-in translator in Word and search capabilities that help users connect with co-workers and their shared content.

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Thanks to Microsoft’s accelerated software release cadence, Word now features an improved built-in translation tool that can help users make sense out of documents from their overseas colleagues.

Microsoft is taking a cloudlike approach to software updates, meaning that Office 365 users can expect to see new features and enhancements crop up on a more regular basis. The latest update offers some new tricks for users who routinely use Word’s translation tool to decipher documents authored in other languages.

“We’ve revamped the translation tools available within Word. You can now translate sections of text, or your entire document, and review or save the result as a regular document file,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president at Microsoft Office, in a blog post. “Translator supports 60 languages, including 11 that use neural machine translation, providing superior quality and fluency to help you work more confidently.”

Like Google, Microsoft uses neural network systems to improve the quality of translated text, yet another example of Microsoft employing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across its software ecosystem. The new language features in Word can be found under the Review menu item.

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In addition to more flexible translation tools, Microsoft has expanded the reach of Tell Me, the search and support tool in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Users covered by commercial Office 365 plans can search for people and files across the entire organization, or share their own documents using Tell Me.

Now that Office 365 supports 3D objects, which can be used to spice up Word files or create eye-catching PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft is making it easier to share and organize 3D content using the OneDrive cloud file storage and sharing service. Users can now open and view 3D objects in the OneDrive app. The browser-based OneDrive.com service, meanwhile, supports direct viewing without an added plugin.

Outlook.com users now have a new way to keep tabs on their colleagues. The web-based email application allows consumer users to view LinkedIn profile information without leaving their inboxes.

The MyAnalytics (formerly the Delve Analytics add-on for Office 365) dashboard gains three new charts that can help users maximize their time and strike a better work-life balance. Building on the weekly snapshot visualization that shows users how much time they spend emailing co-workers, in meetings and doing other work activities, a new Trends chart displays changes in those activities over greater stretches of time, allowing users to see how well they are progressing on their work goals.

Another chart, called Your Time Investments, displays a user’s contacts in various “orbits.” Those contacts whose orbits appear closest indicate a tighter work relationship. Finally, the Your Groups chart shows the top six Office 365 Groups in terms of engagement. This video on the new MyAnalytics features provides a closer look.

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Get November Windows and Office updates installed — carefully

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The list of complaints about this month’s patches goes on forever. I covered the high points a couple of days ago. We’ve seen people who are running Win10 Creators Update and who specifically said they didn’t want to upgrade to Fall Creators Update get pushed into an upgrade anyway. Those using Epson dot matrix or POS printers lost them for a couple of weeks. Add to that a heaping handful of hooey and there were enough problems to keep most Windows customers shaking their heads. Or quaking in their boots.

I’ve been waiting to see what Microsoft would do with Win10 version 1709. There was an entry in the Win10 Update History listing for a cumulative update called KB 4051963, which would bring 1709 up to build 16299.96, but that entry mysteriously disappeared yesterday.

While waiting, Microsoft released an updated version of the Equation Editor patch. Per @abbodi86, the old versions (KB 4011276 and KB 2553204) only worked with English and Chinese versions of Office. The new patches, KB 4011604 (for Office 2007) and KB 4011618 (for Office 2010), now work with all languages.

We’re starting to see some consumer-grade malware that exploits the Equation Editor security hole, CVE-2017-11882, and that’s the primary reason for getting patches applied now.

.Net Patches

The latest versions of the .Net patches (released two days ago) appear to be working.

Office Patches

Microsoft has a catch-all web page for known (which is to say, acknowledged) bugs in Office patches. In it you’ll find entries for known Outlook problems (“Outlook was unable to recover some or all of the items in this folder” and “View Settings button is missing”), Excel problems (“Errors loading Excel Solver add-in,” “Excel may crash when you try to embed an object into a worksheet”), Word (“Export failed due to an unexpected error”), and OneNote (“This notebook may not sync correctly because another program is syncing these files”).

Surprisingly, there’s no mention on the bug page of a conflict with Dynamics 365 and Outlook, officially called “Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Outlook is unable to render webpages after installing the October 2017 Microsoft Outlook security update.” Avoid this month’s security patch for Outlook 2017 if you’re one of the unfortunate ones who need to use Dynamics 365 for Outlook 2017.

Windows 7 and 8.1 Patches

Microsoft has fixed the bug that clobbered Epson dot matrix printers in Win7 and 8.1. If you install patches this month using Windows Update, the installer will find the right fix, if you need it, and apply it for you. If you manually download and install the Security-Only patch (which I no longer recommend!), and you have an Epson dot matrix printer, you also need to install the fix, called KB 4055038, manually.

Microsoft is still blocking updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 on recent computers. If you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a PC that’s no more than a year old, follow the instructions in AKB 2000006 or @MrBrian’s summary of @radosuaf’s method to make sure you can use Windows Update to get updates applied.

If you’re very concerned about Microsoft snooping on you and want to install just security patches, realize that the privacy path’s getting more difficult. The old “Group B” — security patches only — isn’t dead, but it’s no longer within the grasp of typical Windows customers. We’re actively discussing whether it’s worthwhile continuing to post information about the security-only patching path. Microsoft has made that option considerably more obtuse than it was a year ago. If you insist on manually installing security patches only, follow the instructions in @PKCano’s AKB 2000003.

For most Windows 7 and 8.1 users, I recommend following AKB 2000004: How to apply the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups. If you want to minimize Microsoft’s snooping but still install all of the offered patches, turn off the Customer Experience Improvement Program (Step 1 of AKB 2000007: Turning off the worst Windows 7 and 8.1 snooping) before you install any patches. (Thx, @MrBrian).

Watch out for driver updates — you’re far better off getting them from a manufacturer’s website. After you’ve installed the latest Monthly Rollup, if you’re intent on minimizing Microsoft’s snooping, run through the steps in AKB 2000007: Turning off the worst Win7 and 8.1 snooping. Realize that we don’t know what information Microsoft collects on Window 7 and 8.1 machines.

Windows 10 Patches

If you’re stuck on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, and you want to stay ahead of the malware mavens, you don’t have much choice but to use Windows Update to install KB 4048955 and bring your system up to build 16299.64. Before you do, read the KB article and understand that (1) you won’t be able to print on Epson dot matrix printers, and (2) “Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.” Of course, if you’re still using IE 11, you have plenty of other things to worry about.

I’m still seeing lots and lots of reports of weird bugs in 1709. There’s an ongoing list on the AskWoody site here. I’ve also seen independent reports of problems with 1709 breaking search in Outlook 2007, as well as reports of folder permissions problems and autostart after boot inanities.

We’re still in the unpaid beta testing phase of Win10 version 1709. You’d be well advised to stick with your current version of Win10 and wait for the cannon fodder to fulfill their destiny.

If you’re running Win10 Creators Update, version 1703, and you want to stay on 1703 while those on 1709 get to eat Microsoft’s dog food, follow the instructions here to ward off the upgrade. As you go through the steps, keep in mind that Microsoft forgot to honor the “Current Branch for Business” setting — golly! — so you need to run the “feature update” (read: version change) deferral setting all the way up to 365. And hope that Microsoft doesn’t forget how to count to 365.

The latest cumulative update for 1703, KB 4055254, build 15063.729, released Nov. 22, has one acknowledged bug, which is the IE 11 SSRS bug mentioned for 1709.

If you’re still on Win10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, you need to be aware of yet another bug — the “CDPUserSvc_XXXX has stopped working” bug which Microsoft finally acknowledged last week. It’s been around for nearly two months. See my discussion here for details.

The latest 1607 cumulative update, KB 4051033, build 14393.1914, is just three days old. Aren’t you glad you waited?

If you’re running an earlier version of Win10, you’re basically on your own.

To get Windows 10 patched, go through the steps in “8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro.”

As is always the case, DON’T CHECK ANYTHING THAT’S UNCHECKED. In particular, don’t be tempted to install anything marked “Preview.” Thar be tygers.

Time to get patched. Tell your friends, but make sure they understand what’s happening. And for heaven’s sake, as soon as you’re patched, turn off automatic updating! Full instructions are in the referenced guides to patching.

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Microsoft Office is now available for Chromebook users through the Google Play Store

Microsoft Office has arrived for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store and it will be available free only to users with specific devices, while others will need to subscribe to Office 365.

Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Image; Google

Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Image; Google

A report in TechCrunch late on Monday said neither Google nor Microsoft has made a formal announcement about the arrival. This is the first time Office has been available to Chromebook users through Google Play as a general release, the report said.

In 2016, Microsoft had said that it would make Android versions of Microsoft Office apps available to all compatible devices. Although the Office on Android platform for Chromebook is available, for starters, the ability to run apps on older models is still limited.

In addition, users with devices whose screens are 10.1 inches or larger will need an Office 365 subscription to use the Android app, a report in ZDNet pointed out.

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Measure and grow engagement with group insights in Yammer

Yammer helps you engage employees across organizational groups, form communities and run cross-company initiatives. Community managers play a large role in creating and nurturing groups for these purposes. We want to empower community managers to make better decisions around their efforts on Yammer by helping them better understand the activity happening in their groups.

Over the past year, we have made significant progress on helping Office 365 admins gain insights on how people are using Yammer in their organizations through the Office 365 Usage Reporting Dashboard, Office 365 Adoption content pack and Microsoft Graph reporting APIs. These reporting capabilities provide and extensive view into Yammer usage and adoption at the user, device and group levels.

This week, we are excited to release new group insights in Yammer, providing engagement metrics right within Yammer so that community managers and members can get a better understanding of their groups’ engagement and activity. This, in turn, will help better inform efforts to improve, grow or execute campaigns in groups.

View group insights right within YammerView group insights right within Yammer

Accessible across your network

We have heard extensive feedback that managing a cross-organizational community oftentimes includes the efforts of stakeholders and champions with limited or no access to the information available in the Office 365 admin center. For that reason, insights for public groups can be accessed by anyone in your network by navigating to group actions from the group’s feed. Insights for private groups, however, are restricted to members of the group.

 

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People activity in your community

Yammer groups are open by default, allowing the knowledge and information created in them to benefit people regardless of their membership status in the group. Passive visitors may gain value from group conversations and apply the information elsewhere in their daily work. In fact, during early research we discovered that in addition to understanding group member activity, community managers find it beneficial to understand the activity of visitors who are not members of the group. This is why group insights break down activity for both group members and non-members.

 

With group insights, you get an overview of activity for the last 7 days, 28 days and 12 months. This will help you:

  • Know how many members and non-members are active in the group
  • Observe predominant activity – posting, reading or liking messages – of group members and non-members
  • Get a glimpse of how key metrics – for example, number of active people or the number of posted messages – have changed since the previous period

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Group activity over time

Group insights show you how posting, reading and liking activities are trending over time. These visualized trends illustrate the contributions of group members and non-members to activity in the group. Now, you can track engagement with content from campaigns or initiatives hosted in Yammer. Identify spikes in activity over the course of the year, month or week so that you can report back to leaders and optimize efforts.

 

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All the data shown in group insights is available for download on a per-day basis for the last 24 months, which is particularly useful if you want to plot your own trends over a custom timeframe.

To see a demo of group insights in action along with other community management tools available for Yammer, we encourage you to watch our session Introducing new tools to measure and build your Yammer communities from Microsoft Ignite 2017.

To get more details on group insights in Yammer, please check out our support article.

We are excited to see how you use group insights to better nurture your communities in Yammer. We will continue to evolve group insights using the great feedback from customers and partners.

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How to repair a corrupted workbook in Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016?

Microsoft Excel is an application of MS Office, used to create spreadsheets. You can access the application on your Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating system. The application features pivot tables, calculation & graphic tools and much more. VBA, Macros, Lookup Formulas, Conditional Formatting are some of the other exciting features of Excel.

If MS Excel detects a corrupted file, it will automatically initiate file recovery mode and tries to recover your workbook. However, if it fails to begin it automatically, you can follow these steps to repair the workbook manually:

  1. Click File and then Open
  2. Open the folder containing that corrupted workbook
  3. Select the corrupted workbook, click the arrow button available just next to Open button
  4. Now, click Open and Repair
  5. To recover the data, click Repair
  6. If it doesn’t works in your favor, click Extract Data to extract values as well as formulas from the workbook

You can also recover the data when you are unable to open the workbook in Excel.  Follow the below mentioned steps to do so:

  1. Set the calculation option in Excel to manual
  2. Now, open the New from File menu
  3. Click Blank workbook
  4. Open Options from File
  5. Under the Formulas category, pick Manual under Calculation options
  6. Click OK
  7. Click File and then Open
  8. Now, double-click the corrupted workbook to open it

The aforementioned steps will definitely work in your favor. To avoid this situation occur in future, always go for automatic saving of your workbook. If your workbook has a back up, you don’t need to worry when it gets corrupted or deleted accidently. To do so, follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Open MS Excel
  2. Click File and then Save As
  3. Now, click Computer followed by Browse
  4. You will see a Save As dialogue box
  5. Now, click the arrow available next to Tools, and click General Options
  6. Check Always Create backup box
  7. It’s done!

Apart from this, you can also choose “Automatically Create a Recovery File at Set Intervals” by following these steps:

  1. Click File and then Options
  2. In the Save category, check the SaveRecover Information Every box, which is available under Save Workbooks section
  3. Now, enter the time duration after which it automatically creates a recovery file
  4. Once it’s done, go to the AutoRecover File Location, enter the location where you want to save the file
  5. Ensure that the Disable AutoRecover for this workbook only box is unchecked

If the aforementioned procedure for repairing a corrupted workbook doesn’t work for you, contact Office.com/Setup customer support team and get an instant technical help by a technician. Hope the information was useful!

Lena Smith, the author of this article is expert in providing the solutions for the most basic to the complex security issues, antivirus errors, printer errors, browser problems and other allied issues. She has been writing technical articles and blogs from the last 5 years.

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Ignite Live Blog : Communications-enabled business and services

You have probably heard about Office 365 Communications Platform all along the week. It’s now time to see what we can do with this platform. Taimoor has started by introducing the digital transformation helps by contextual communications. It’s changing the way we collaborate and how we are talking with our customers.

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Some years ago, these interactions were mainly around telephony, and it was the only way we discuss with our customers. This time is over, we need to take advantages of all modalities to create more powerful line of Business applications with Presence, IM, Audio, video and other services.2.jpg

 

Microsoft‘s Platform offers lots of services and data to contextualize and make it intelligent

    • Cognitive services: It’s a powerful set of APIs to integrate AI in your application.
    • Bot Framework / Azure Bot Service is a framework to build bots and connect it over different channels (Skype, Skype for Business, Teams, Bing, Cortana and so on)3.jpg
    • Microsoft Graph is also a set of APIs which is exposing Office 365 Services (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/)
    • Azure IoT suite is a set of services to build and process data for iot devices

Office 365 Communication Platform was announced this week. You can find more information in the following session :

  • Create new experiences with Office 365 Communications Platform (BRK2197)
  • Dive deep on building apps and services with the Office 365 Communications Platform (BRK3037)

After this complete explanation of what is available to help the digital transformation, Taimoor explains some concrete examples:

  • Use cognitive services with a bank account. Check your identity before a video conference
  • Extract context and data of the document you are editing (through Microsoft Graph) and create Skype Conference
  • Use bot framework to connect your customers and your employees through several channels : Facebook and Skype for business

He also dived deeper in specific topics:

  • IoT: Connection between things and peoples

Analyze Data produced by iot devices to create preemptive maintenance: an alert is throwing, an agent is available on Skype for Business, he received an IM. If it is a critical incident, an audio call can also be used.4.jpg

 

  • Virtual Health: Extend care experience

A patient can be connected with his doctor directly in a web browser with audio, video. Each participant on both side keeps the context of communication.5.jpg

  • Internal: Reactive engagement to proactive engagement

Use Teams to post validation in a channel and help managers to be more reactive. An adaptive card shows quick actions (for example accept or deny expenses)

These examples are very interesting and demonstrate the power of communications and Microsoft platform brought together . As I said in a previous post, all the developers should check all the capabilities of Communication platform and services explained below. The main benefits for me are the direct impact of productivity and efficiency either on customer or employee part.

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Microsoft to focus on folks in new Office 365 profile expertise

As a matter of first importance, you’ll see that the new profile encounter is composed around four tabs: Contact data, About, Ortanization and Recent records. As indicated by Microsoft, the profile cards now use machine learning and the Office 365 chart to surface data that is most significant to you. All the more particularly, The Organization see has been intended to “surface other individuals pertinent to the individual you are looking into in view of their working propensities and correspondence.”

The Office group likewise ensured that the new profile encounter stays unpretentious: you can check concacts points of interest and more by simply floating over a name, however you’ll need to tap on the card to show the full contact card. “We’ve made it simple for clients to accomplish these assignments with as meager interference to their work process as could reasonably be expected,” clarified the Office group.

The new profile card experience will take off first to Office 365 clients enlisted in first discharge, beginning with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. All Office 365 clients will get the new highlights throughout the following couple of months.

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The world map was updated to reflect the latest availability of Office 365, including Antarctica and the Republic of Congo.

Office 365 provides the broadest and deepest set of apps and services with a universal toolkit for teamwork, giving people flexibility and choice in how they connect, share, and communicate. Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of 96 new global markets, bringing Office 365 to over 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages. This month, new apps and features help organizations of all sizes around the globe accelerate their digital transformation and allow every user to produce compelling content that is accessible to all.

New features power content creation

This month, we continued to improve the intelligent services in Office 365 with a new set of cloud-powered features designed to save you time and produce better results.

Translator in Word—We’ve revamped the translation tools available within Word. You can now translate sections of text, or your entire document, and review or save the result as a regular document file. Translator supports 60 languages, including 11 that use neural machine translation, providing superior quality and fluency to help you work more confidently. To get started, navigate to the Review tab in Word and select Translate.

A smart device showcases Translator in Word.

Tell Me support for people and documents—We’re making it even easier to access the information you need while working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Now Office 365 commercial subscribers can search across their organization, share current files with colleagues, and preview and re-use slides, graphs, and tables from previous documents with support for people and document search in Tell MeTo get started, simply sign in to your Office applications using an Office 365 commercial account and search for a person or file in the Tell me what you want to do box.

Learning Tools in Word on iPad—Word on iPad now underpins Immersive Reader and Read Aloud, new portable apparatuses that empower substance to be seen in ways that are advanced for learning contrasts and enable archives to be perused back with concurrent featuring. These highlights make it less demanding to perceive and redress blunders as you compose, enhancing perusing and altering exactness for everybody, particularly clients with learning incapacities, for example, dyslexia.

Cloud enhancements make file management easier

As people create and work together on more files across multiple devices, it’s increasingly important to be able to access your important content—both from your work and personal life—all in one place. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether there is enough storage on your device or if you can access your files on an airplane.

OneDrive Files On-Demand—With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can get to your OneDrive and SharePoint documents simply like some other record on your PC without topping off your plate space. “Online-just” records download on request with a double tap, and you can change them back to “online-just” again to free up space whenever and constrain the effect to your corporate system. Documents On-Demand works with your own and work OneDrive, and also your SharePoint Online group locales.

3D files in OneDrive—We’re continuing to expand the types of content you can interact with in Office 365. New 3D support in OneDrive helps you organize, share, and increase your visual and creative impact with 3D objects. Now you can open and view your 3D files in the OneDrive app and at OneDrive.com without any browser plug-ins before importing them into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

Expanding our online toolkit

We’re continuing to make Office.com and our browser-based applications more powerful, so you can do more with whatever device you have in your hand.

Visio Online—Earlier this month, we introduced Visio Online, a web-based version of the popular Microsoft diagramming tool, to provide a simple yet powerful way to work visually on the web. Visio subscribers can create, edit, and share diagrams online, making it easier to visualize complex information in new ways.

A smart device showcases Visio Online.

Visualize your network in MyAnalytics—MyAnalytics helps you and your team build better work habits with personal analytics and intelligent coaching. This month, we introduced new features in MyAnalytics that help you visualize the time you spend with individuals and groups so that you can better match your time investments to your priorities.

LinkedIn profiles in Outlook.com—At Ignite in September, Satya Nadella previewed the ability for commercial Office 365 subscribers to view LinkedIn profile information within Microsoft apps and services. Starting today, this new experience begins rolling out to consumer users of Outlook.com, providing rich insights, profile pictures, work history, and more, right from within your personal inbox.

A smart device showcases LinkedIn profiles in Outlook.com.

Other updates

  • One billion downloads of Skype for Android—Last week Skype reached one billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
  • Office 365 gallery—This month, we rolled out a new Office 365 gallery to provide subscribers with personalized information about the apps, tools, and services available to them.
  • Office Lens multi-page support—Now you can scan large, multi-page documents and save them as a single file, allowing you to seamlessly store and search all your documents in the cloud.
  • Updates to SharePoint—This month, we made it easier to create beautiful, mobile-friendly forms for SharePoint with PowerApps. You can also now create and digest news items from across your organization right within the SharePoint Mobile app on Android and iOS.
  • Group insights in Yammer—We’re rolling out new group insights to help community managers better understand and nurture their groups in Yammer.
  • Office + Surface—Today at Future Decoded, Panos Panay spoke to attendees about how devices + software are transforming the way people work, create, and thrive in the modern workplace.
  • Inclusion in action—Leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re unveiling a new video series celebrating individuals using accessible technologies to help transform their lives.

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