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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Microsoft Stream now available worldwide—new intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights
Video has become an increasingly important medium in both the consumer and business realms. In the workplace, video is a key way to share information, educate and train employees, drive engagement and build culture.
Last year, we released a preview of Microsoft Stream, the intelligent enterprise video service that makes it easy for people inside any organization to securely upload, share, manage and view videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Stream is now generally available as a standalone service and is rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise customers in 181 markets and 44 languages. We’re also announcing new intelligent features that take productivity and user engagement to new heights.
A single destination for video—unlimited personalized experiences
Microsoft Stream is a single destination for video management, with built-in intelligence, deep integration across Office 365 and the IT management and security capabilities that businesses of all sizes require. It gives individuals a destination to contribute, search and discover all their company videos. It is also now the cross-suite video service for Office 365 in the enterprise, making it seamless for people to share videos inside Office 365 applications like SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Microsoft Stream is also integrated with Office 365 Groups, which means every group has a designated channel—making it even easier to manage content across teams.
Here’s a look at how intelligence is infused throughout the Microsoft Stream experience:
- Speech-to-text transcribed audio—Transcribed audio becomes searchable text. Simply type in descriptive keywords to jump to any point in a video they are spoken.
- Face detection—With face detection, viewers can see where each person in the video is shown throughout the video. A clickable timeline indicates every place they appear.
- Linked timecodes—Timecodes are displayed within the comments section and are linked to the text transcripts or table of contents, so you can jump to a specific point in the video.
Connected and secure video—anywhere, anytime
Microsoft Stream utilizes built-in, industry leading encryption and authenticated access for video to ensure our customers are sharing content only with the intended audiences. Intuitive security features that utilize existing organizational identity through Azure Active Directory and Office 365 Groups make security management simple. Additionally, administrators can add custom guidelines or require employees to optionally accept terms before they can begin to upload videos. Videos provide a seamless and secure viewing experience across devices and screens and work wherever you are—at home or in the office. Microsoft Stream videos are also more accessible, with features like closed captioning, screen readers, keyboard navigation and high contrast.'
Modern video service reimagined
Microsoft Stream builds on the learnings from Office 365 Video to bring intelligence and deeper integration into Office 365 and beyond. To learn more about the Office 365 Video transition to Microsoft Stream, visit our website.
Start using Microsoft Stream today
If you are a current Office 365 customer, you can find Microsoft Stream in the Office app launcher or visit the Microsoft Streamwebsite to sign in. If you don’t have Office 365, try a Microsoft Stream standalone plan or start your free trial right away.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
The amount of additional storage that you get depends on your subscription:
- Customers with an active Office 365 Personal or Office 365 University subscription receive an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage per subscription.
- Customers with an active Office 365 Home subscription receive an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage per user, for up to 5 users. Each additional user must have their own Microsoft account and be added to the Microsoft Account site.
The additional storage is applied to the OneDrive account that is linked to the Microsoft account used to create the Office 365 subscription. For Office 365 Home, the storage is tied to the Microsoft accounts of the household members who have been added to the subscription.
Facebook advertisers frequently rely on the power of Excel to manage their ads accounts and evaluate performance, but exporting multiple Facebook accounts to an Excel worksheet takes time. With Facebook Ads Manager for Excel (FAME) you can quickly run a single report to download data from multiple ad accounts, helping you save time and work faster.
Downloading XLS or CSVs from multiple ads accounts and organizing metrics for custom reports takes a good deal of manual effort. And reports to evaluate ads data are requested with increasing regularity. While it is possible to develop customized reporting solutions using the Facebook Marketing API, these App based tools rarely provide the familiarity or flexibility of Excel.
Facebook Ads Manager for Excel, or FAME, allows advertisers to build their report templates in Excel and dynamically download rich performance data directly into sheets. Data can be combined from multiple Facebook ads accounts without manual integration . And information can be refreshed weekly, or as often as every 15 minutes, to ensure your data is always up-to-date.
FAME is available for free in the Microsoft Office Store. The FAME add-in seamlessly integrates with Excel 2016 to provide reporting capabilities.
Sign in with your Facebook account, and you’ll be able to create and download reports. Pre-designed templates help you quickly pull down common metrics, or customize your reports to deliver exactly what you need to know.
Facebook Ads Manager for Excel requires Microsoft Excel 2016. To download FAME from the Office Store complete the following steps:
- Open Excel 2016 on your computer.
- Click the [Insert] tab.
- Click [Store] to go to the Office Store.
- In the [Search] box, type “Facebook Ads Manager” and then click <MAGNIFYING GLASS ICON>. You should now see Facebook Ads Manager for Excel in the list.
- Next to Facebook Ads Manager for Excel, click [Add].
Download the add-in today and get ahead of your campaign reporting!
Monday, 24 July 2017
on the go. With latest release, we’re addressing one of our most highly requested features with improvements to our People experience.
You will now have the ability to add and edit contacts right from Outlook on iOS, coming soon on Android. We’ve also completely redesigned the contact card to show more details—including latest conversations and shared files—and enabled easier calling and messaging with your contacts.
Here’s a deeper look at what’s new.
Add or edit your important contacts while on the go
With our latest update, you can now add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts (support for Google contacts coming soon).
To create a new contact in Outlook, simply go to the People tab and tap the + sign. You can also add a new contact directly from a message or event by tapping the name of a person and then tapping Add Contact. Lastly, you can also use the search bar in the People tab to find and add contacts from your company directory.
Once you’ve added a contact, you can edit their information by opening the contact and tapping the Editbutton. Any changes made in Outlook for iOS will be synced and available across all versions of Outlook.
View details about your contacts at a glance
The contact card has also been redesigned to put your contacts’ key details front and center. Tap on any name in your messages or events to access phone numbers, email addresses and other details, like Skype IDs, along with your contact’s picture. Tapping a phone number will allow you to choose between calling, messaging or FaceTiming your contact.
The new contact card now also displays your recent conversations, shared attachments and any upcoming meetings you have with that person.
Save contacts to your device
While you can fully manage your contacts in Outlook, you can also save your contacts to the default Contacts app on iOS and Android. This allows you to easily see the name of a contact when you receive a call or text message from them, and view all of their contact information directly in the built-in Contacts app.
Due to the underlying capabilities of iOS and Android, Outlook provides a one-way push of contact information from Outlook to your phone. Newly added contacts and changes made in Outlook will sync to your built-in Contacts app. However, edits made in the contacts app will not sync back to Outlook or your email service.
To enable Caller ID with your Outlook contacts, navigate to your account within Settings and tap Save Contacts. If you’d like to remove the contacts at a later time, you can toggle the switch in Outlook and they will be removed from your address book.
OneNote Class Notebook improvements
With this update we made several additions and improvements for the Class Notebook add-in (version 1.7.0), including:
- Assignment and grade integration with Edsby.
- Schoology assignment and grade integration improvements.
- Skooler assignment and grade improvements.
For details on how to attach your OneNote Class Notebook to an LMS or SIS and create assignments and grades, see “Class Notebook add-in getting started guide.”
Add some fun to your notebooks with new sticker packs
One of the most popular education features we’ve added to OneNote over the past year has been stickers! We’ve seen teachers use and customize stickers in lots of fun and personalized ways. Today, we are launching two new sticker packs: Silly Supplies and Cacti Friends.
Improve reading comprehension with Learning Tools updates
We’re also rolling out a new version of the OneNote Desktop Learning Tools add-in (version 1.4.0), which improves reading comprehension by:
- Improved Syllables accuracy for English.
- Added Syllables functionality for four new languages—French, German, Italian and Spanish.
- Improved word detection and highlighting for Chinese and Japanese.
- Transition to HelpShift for Support email.
Noun, verb and adjective highlighting will be coming to Spanish, French, German and Italian later this summer.
More updates to support you in the classroom
Find credible sources and content right within OneNote—Researcher is now rolling out in OneNote, making it easy for you to research your essay topic, create outlines and add sources—all without leaving the app. This means you can stay focused and save time, all while researching your topic. Researcher in OneNote for Windows 10 requires an Office 365 subscription, and is also available in Word on Windows desktops and Macs.
Take your Class Notebooks with you—Now you can save a copy of your notebook to your work or personal OneDrive. We know students or teachers move schools and classes; now your notes don’t have to be left behind at the end of the school year. Learn how in just a few steps.
Redesigned OneNote for Windows 10 now available—Last month, we announced the new design for OneNote, which enhanced usability for those who use assistive technologies, simplified navigation controls and created consistency across devices. Now it is fully available on OneNote for Windows 10.
See how schools are already benefitting from switching to OneNote for Windows 10:
That’s a wrap on OneNote for June. Stay tuned for more this summer! To get OneNote, leave a suggestion or ask for help, follow these links: