Office 365 Weekly Digest – Week of May 16, 2016
This week we’re excited to showcase our latest Power BI video which boils down our Dashboard in an Hour session to show only the cool parts. Plus, Microsoft expanded access to GigJam – a very cool collaborative capability. I promise, you’ve never seen something like this before. Finally, a new editor is coming to Outlook 2016 for Mac and checkout the new Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant.
Until next time, let me know how we can best be of service to your business.
- Intelligence – Power BI Dashboard in (less than) an Hour
Power BI can be a transformative technology for any size business. We created this 15-minute video to show just how big of deal we believe Power BI could be for your business. We walk you through using a typical dataset to create an engaging and interactive dashboard which is then published to the web for easy sharing with others. Plus, use Natural Language Q&A to have visualizations rendered on the fly from the data. Very cool stuff!
- Collaboration – GigJam Preview
Now that’s a name you won’t forget too soon. This new collaboration platform is like nothing else you’ve seen. The private preview is now expanding to new invitations – sign up today to get started. GigJam helps you spontaneously and momentarily involve others in your work. You just summon all the live information you need, divvy it up by circling what you want to share and crossing out what you don’t and control what others can see or even co-work with you in real time. Now you can finally involve others inside and outside your organization to help you get work done in the moment.
- Productivity – New Editor in Outlook 2016 for Mac
Enhanced formatting support has been one of the most frequently requested improvements in Outlook 2016 for Mac. This and other features will begin to roll out in mid-May.
- Administration – Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant
The Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 is an easy-to-use app that asks you some simple questions, tests for some of the most common Office 365 support issues and attempts to implement resolutions on your behalf. While the current version is focused on some the more common scenarios people encounter with Outlook, the Support and Recovery Assistant will gain new troubleshooting and resolution capabilities in the future. The Support and Recovery Assistant is built to automatically update itself as these new capabilities become available.
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