Office 365 Updates for April 2016

Jim Naroski’s latest video highlights what’s new in Office 365 for April 2016. Updates include Excel updates including the Get & Transform feature, free Office 365 training videos, SharePoint 2016, Project Server 2016, Skype for Business updates, Security Updates preview, new Office 365 Admin Center with Admin Center Reports, and FastTrack customer services to help organizations transition to the cloud.

For more information, visit Microsoft’s Office Blog.

Skype for Business Replaces Lync

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Skype for Business recently rolled out for Office 365 and quietly replaced Lync on desktops. Microsoft also premiered the online version of the app called Skype for Business Online. It appears that this transition was meant to be very easy, barely even noticeable, so users could slide from Lync to Skype with minimal hassle.

Skype for Business is built into Office so features like presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings are an integrated part of the Office experience. The integration allows for users to view contacts’ online statuses, schedule meetings, and start conversations from Office apps. Powered by the Microsoft Cloud, it’s also integrated with Delve and Office Graph. Skype for Business users can search for and connect with anyone in the Skype network, both inside and outside their organization.

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