“Think Globally, Act Locally” became the mantra of the fledgling environmental movement after the first nationwide Earth Day celebration in 1970. The motto was a driving force that represented the impact individuals working in their local communities can have on a global scale.
Many people view the software they use in much the same way. Software has the ability to enhance the productivity of individuals by enabling them to communicate, collaborate and do their work more easily and efficiently every day and when added up can have a bigger global impact. That’s the beauty of Office 365; it is a global product designed to meet the individual needs of billions of people worldwide. One recent example of how we enable every user to make Office 365 work best for them is boards for Office Delve, a new feature that makes it easy to organize content so it’s readily accessible and easy to share with others.
Another way that Microsoft takes a “think globally, act locally” approach is by providing Office 365, along with other cloud-based services, from local datacenters in a growing number of locations. We recently announced India and Australia, and opened our Japanese datacenter. Having services provided and data stored locally is good for our customers and our partners, and Microsoft is a leading advocate for protecting the privacy of that data in adherence with local laws and regulations.
As the new year begins, we are excited about the many new features and improvements that are coming in 2015, which will make Office 365 even better—both globally and locally.
Below is a round-up of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!
Office 365 & SharePoint Online Just Became Irresistible — Learn how Office 365 continues to improve.
Office 365 in the real world — Learn how Office 365 offers a cost-effective solution to the everyday real-world problems faced by busy professionals on the go.
Microsoft Jumped 27% in 2014—Here’s Why — Find out how Office 365 helped increase the value of Microsoft stock in 2014.
Jumbo adopts Microsoft’s cloud with Office 365 — Discover why Dubai-based Jumbo Electronics improved communication and collaboration among employees and reduced costs with Office 365.
North Dakota offers free office software for students, staff — Learn why North Dakota schools decided to offer Office 365 to students and faculty statewide.
Yammer Comes to Microsoft Office 365 Kiosk — Find out why Microsoft added Yammer to every Office 365 for business plan, and how that can improve communication and collaboration for users.
Microsoft brings Office 365 to datacenters in Japan, satisfying data regulations — Discover how Microsoft is exceeding expectations—and regulations—in storing and protecting local information in Japan and elsewhere.