“Nothing succeeds like success.” That was the opinion of Alexandre Dumas, best-selling author of such classic tales as “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo,” whose work has been translated into more than 100 languages. We couldn’t agree more.

The reason Office 365 has become such a successful product is because it succeeds in helping our customers harness the power of the cloud, increase productivity and improve collaboration wherever they go, and stay current with the latest software—all at an affordable price. That’s why businesses like Martin Aircraft and The Walsh Group, a major construction firm, continue to choose Office 365. And it’s why 4.4 million families are now using Office 365 Home, up from 3.5 million in January.

And Office 365 just keeps getting better as we continue to add new features, expand its capabilities and take it into new markets. After announcing Office for the iPad last month and seeing millions of users download the new apps, Microsoft this week released an update that enables users to print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations from their iPads. We also increased OneDrive for Business storage from 25GB to 1 TB per user, an improvement that is available with any Office 365 subscription that includes OneDrive for Business.

Below is a round-up of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

How one UMass professor spanned the globe with Office 365 – Learn how a retired University of Massachusetts professor worked with colleagues in Ireland, Egypt, Russia and Taiwan to set up an international course that uses Office 365 and other cloud-based tools to teach students how to collaborate across cultures.

What is Office 365: 3 Things You Need to Know – Find out about three things that make Office 365 an outstanding product.

Microsoft: Office 365 Home now has 4.4 million subscribers – Learn how Office 365 Home has 4.4 million subscribers, according to the Microsoft earnings report in April, up from 3.5 million in January.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business now offers 1 terabyte of cloud storage per user – Find out how Microsoft is upgrading OneDrive for Business to 1 TB of storage for all Office 365 plans that include the service.

Privacy authorities across Europe approve Office 365 privacy commitments – Discover why regulators in the European Union have recognized Office 365 for meeting the rigorous standards of EU privacy law, and learn how Office 365 protects user privacy.

Office 365, operated by 21Vianet, becomes generally available in China – Learn how Microsoft is partnering with 21Vianet to make Office 365 available to consumers and businesses in China.


Published: 5/3/2014 7:57