Office – Become more productive thanks to this Excel template which analyzes your time

With Excel 2016, Microsoft has introduced a new template called Calendar Insights. The template surfaces how much time you spend in meetings, whom you meet with the most (and whom you ignore), which part of the day you usually meet with people. You can see your calendar as a dashboard, and interact with it to drill into specific time periods, or types of meetings, you’re interested in Open Excel and…

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Office 365 / SharePoint / Office – OneDrive for Business client is being updated… finally

It has been a pain in the ass for such long time, this announcement is a great news; now, just need to see if it will really answers all​ the negative side of OneDrive for Business client. As you may be aware, Microsoft has announced earlier that OneDrive for Business will more closer to what we know with the OneDrive (consumer) client If you want to get access to this preview,…

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Office 365 – New reporting options available for Exchange use

Microsoft has introduced new option in the reporting for Office 365. The first one is you can now automate mail protection report to be automatically sent to your inbox (http://aka.ms/o365scheduledreports). The mail protection report was (still is) a small piece to be downloaded on your client (with Excel installed) to let you monitor the spam and malware rate received or DLP policies. Now you can automatically schedule report generation and…

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Office 365 – Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) support for Office client is now in Public Preview

After being announced some months ago and an internal/private beta program, support for Multi Factor Authentication for Office client is now available in public preview. MFA support for Office client means if you are using the MFA feature available through Office 365 to secure access to your Office 365 tenant (or the Azure MFA to secure access to both online and on premises application) – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=618 and http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=556 to…

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Office – Office 2016 is now a public beta

After announcing a limited technical preview (limited as per invitation), and following a more private beta program before, Microsoft has announced today that Office 2016 is now in public beta, meaning everyone can access the beta build and start testing it Satya Nadella has announced it during his keynote at the Convergence Conference at Atlanta http://www.microsoft.com/en/convergence/atlanta15/#fbid=yZlbL-Hz15r More details about what to expect from Office 2016 are here http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/ You can…

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Office – InfoPath is dead

Microsoft has finally officially announced that InfoPath – the XML form solution – is now dead. InfoPath 2013 is the last edition of the product while the server side component – known as Form Server, separate solution with SharePoint 2007 and integrated with since 2010 – will be maintained in the next release of SharePoint (currently known as SharePoint 2016) and Office 365 until further notice. To know more about…

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Azure / Office / Office 365 – Support for MFA for Office applications is coming

As you may already know – if not, this is it – Microsoft has introduced and provided Multi Form Factor (MFA) with Office 365, and Azure Active Directory, for some time now. This MFA solution is provided by PhoneFactor – which has been bought since then by Microsoft. If you don’t know anything about this just take a look here http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=618 for On Premises deployment and http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=556 for the Office…

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Office 365 / Office Mobile – SharePoint site content is not updated correctly on Office Mobile

UPDATE 21/08/2014 – I have been informed that this occurs also on Office Mobile on iPhone Recently, I discovered that the SharePoint Online site content displayed on Office Mobile – running on Windows Phone 8.1, it not correctly updated, still showing deleted items or wrong items numbers (as shown below). This occurs even if you remove the site from Office Mobile and then re add it. I initially saw it…

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Yammer – Add Yammer on your Office 365 top navigation

Following the announcement and then the availability for Office 365 Enterprise plan of Yammer (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=571 to activate Yammer on your Office 365 subscription), you may want to add Yammer on the top navigation bar To do so, it’s really simple. Just logon to your Office 365 administration portal and go to the SharePoint administration from the Admin menu or use the direct URL https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com Then go to the…

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Office 2013 – New context option available on Outlook 2013

I know this is a very small thing but it will change a little bit our day to day mailbox management With the November 2013 updates for Office 2013, a new option is now available from ANY folders within a mailbox hosted on Exchange. Yes, this is only available for Exchange mailbox as the feature in question is the recover deleted items. Before the November 2013 update, to recover a…

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Windows – Rights Management sharing application

For those who already played used Right Management Services, you already know it is difficult either not possible to share document secured by RMS with someone outside of your company. Now, with Windows Azure Right Management it’s becoming easier to share protected document outside of the company. All you need is an Office 365 tenant (as it comes with RMS) and the updated client for Windows – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40857 – you…

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SharePoint – SkyDrive Pro is now available as standalone and for download

In case of you missed it, SkyDrive Pro is the “professional” SkyDrive client to keep offline your SharePoint content. It has been introduced with SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 and so was only available through Office 2013 editions (Office 365 Pro Plus, Office 365 Small Business Premium or Office 2013 Pro Plus). Since yesterday (May 21st), Microsoft has now provided it as standalone and free products, allowing you to keep…

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Office / SharePoint – More languages available on the Office and SharePoint Store

As you may already know, with the new Office client and Office servers (Exchange, SharePoint) products (2013 wave products), Microsoft has introduced a new of developing third party and add-ins called Apps through an App Store – in this case Office Store or SharePoint Store. Currently, developers (and so customers) can only submit Apps in English, but by the end of this month (May 31st 2013) they will be able…

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