Category Archives: Microsoft Office

Microsoft Whiteboard App

Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview version for Windows 10.  This app allows multiple users to sign into their Microsoft accounts and remotely update a virtual whiteboard to collaborate visually.  This app is free to use for any one user with a Windows 10 device.  For multiple users, at least one participant must be logged into an Office 365 personal, work, or school account.  More details are at products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-whiteboard/digital-whiteboard-app and the FAQ page.

Update: Microsoft Whiteboard app is now generally available for Windows 10 devices at the Microsoft Store, and there is now an iOS version for iPhone and iPad.

A list of Microsoft products no longer supported in 2018

Microsoft has released a list of products that will no longer be supported in 2018, including:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5
  • Microsoft Dynamics C5 2014
  • Windows 10 Mobile – November 2015 release
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
  • Windows Web Server 2008

A full list can be found at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043450/products-reaching-end-of-support-for-2018.

Microsoft Outlook can integrate LinkedIn profile data for email contacts

After its purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft has started to integrate the social network’s data into its products lines, specifically Outlook.  LinkedIn profile data for a given email contact can be viewed in Outlook.com and Office 365 after you link your Microsoft account and LinkedIn account.

This feature is planned to be included with Outlook for Windows and iOS in the following months, as well as Dynamics 365 and other products.

Microsoft releases updated set of free Technology e-Books

Microsoft has released an updated set of free Technology e-Books on various subjects.  The full list can be found here.

    Book topics include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows 10 and Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio
  • Power BI
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Azure
  • PowerShell
  • SharePoint

Microsoft Teams – a new messaging workspace

Microsoft has announced the new project called Microsoft Teams, a group chat workspace within Office 365. It runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

An overview of the Microsoft Teams developer platform can be found here.  More information can be found at teams.microsoft.com and the Microsoft Teams Blog.

Office 365 IT administrators can turn on Microsoft Teams by opening Office 365 Admin Center and selecting Settings > Services & Add Ins > Microsoft Teams.