Yammer for Office 365

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Microsoft has just announced that Yammer has been activated for every eligible Office 365 user without requiring additional action on the part of admins. What does this mean? All Office 365 customers gain the full benefits of Yammer. Users can easily access Yammer from the Office 365 app launcher or start a Yammer conversation from SharePoint and Office 365 Video Portal,  and soon from Delve and Skype Broadcast. Coworkers can share ideas and collaborate using Yammer’s flexible workspaces. Learn more on Microsoft’s blog or visit the Yammer website.

Office 365 updates in development

Office 365 Notification Pane

The new notification pane will provide end users with a single place to catch up on all system events (i.e. system alerts like password expiration, new emails, calendar reminders and eventually group likes) and will be available across apps in the Office 365 web experience. In order to access this new feature, a user simply clicks on the top right notification icon to open the notification pane.

Excel Online improvements

Support editing and refreshing of workbooks containing Power Views and inserting PivotTables.

OneDrive for Business Sync for Mac

Mac OS X will get a standalone desktop sync client application that enables desktop syncing between a user’s OneDrive for Business folder in Office 365 and his or her computer.

Office Online support in Yammer

With Office Online support in Yammer, documents uploaded to Yammer can be viewed and edited with Office Online, directly in Yammer. This allows documents to be beautifully rendered with Office Online directly in the context of all relevant Yammer conversations.

Multiple timeline bars in Project Pro for Office 365

In Project Pro for Office 365 you will be able to create multiple timeline bars within the Timeline view. You will also be able to set a custom date range for each timeline bar in order to just highlight a certain time period of the project in the Timeline view.

Unlimited storage for OneDrive for Business

Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost. We will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes. In the meantime, get started using your 1 TB of storage today by backing up all those work files kicking around on your PC – with the knowledge that even more storage is on its way!

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