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Microsoft Office 365 Updates for November 2016

Office 365 Updates

One of the benefits of Office 365 is the continual updates that they are providing in functionality, be it user experience or administration tools. See the video, which covers the following areas:

Power BI to PowerPoint

  • Send Power BI reports
    • Individual reports to individual slides
    • Each visual is a high-resolution image
    • Report textboxes are editable
    • Links back to the live report in Power BI
    • Currently in Preview

Tap in Word

  • Tap is a new feature in Word that was launched at Ignite in September
  • Leverage and re-purpose existing content
  • Pull content from appropriate and recent files
  • Available only to Office365 Business Premium, Enterprise E3 and Enterprise E5

App Launcher Update

  • Looks like windows 10
  • Home, new and all tabs
  • User customisable
  • Supports themes including company custom themes

Sway Updates

  • QuickStarter for Sway
    • Type in a subject and Sway creates a basis to start your presentation
    • Pulls in sections and recommended content
    • Fully editable
    • Uses creative commons licences for images
    • Coming soon to PowerPoint
  • Added audio for Sway

Yammer Updates

  • Security and compliance
  • New auditing and reporting updates
  • Lots of standards met
    • HIPAA
    • ISO27001 & 27018
    • Section 508
    • SOC2

Security and Compliance

  • Coming in 2017, Threat intelligence and Advanced Data Governance
    • New reports and lower latency
    • Productivity App Discovery
    • From reactive to proactive
    • Creates and suggests additional security updates

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