Office Insider: Get previews of new features

With major improvements like Calendar.help, Outlook, and Surface Pen, you would think that Office 365 has already reached its full potential. With the Office Insider feature, you’re bound to be proven wrong as you’ll have access to new features that make Office 365 better with each update.

AI-based productivity coaching from O365

Office 365 has dozens of productivity-boosting tools that it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with all of them. One you may have overlooked is MyAnalytics, a machine learning-based tool to help you get more out of your employees' work day.
What is MyAnalytics?
MyAnalytics apply machine learning technology to your employees’ Office 365 data.

PhishPoint attack looks like SharePoint

Have you ever received an email that claimed to come from a bank or government office when it obviously didn’t? It was probably a phishing scam trying to trick you into downloading malware. The most recent campaign duplicates a trustworthy Office 365 email and can fool even the most skeptical users.

Best practices for switching to Office 365

More and more small and medium-sized businesses are making the switch from on-premises systems to cloud-hosted Office 365. If you’re one of them, you need to ensure a smooth and secure transition. Here’s what you need to do.

Identify your company’s sensitive data…
Most files housed within your servers contain sensitive commercial and personal data that must be properly identified and protected.

New design upgrades to Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 apps like PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel will be getting upgrades over the next few months. Microsoft expects these new features to boost productivity and overall efficiency of business users. Here’s what they have planned.
Simplified ribbon
The biggest update is with the ribbon, which is a command bar at the top of a window.

Office 365 will block Flash by 2019

Microsoft recently announced plans to eventually stop the activation of Silverlight, Shockwave, and Flash content in Office 365. This is not just the developers disabling bugs with an option to click a link or button to look at content. Within a few months' time, Flash will be gone from Office 365 for good.

Office 2019 and Office 365 no longer features OneNote

The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of OneNote will now be the only app available for Windows 10, as Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2019 will do away with the 32-bit desktop app.

Microsoft's OneNote desktop application is nearing the end of its journey, as the software giant will stop developing the product line past the 2016 edition.

How to optimize Office 365

Out of the hundreds of Office 365 tools available to you, you’re probably using only 10-15% of them. This could be due to a lack of training or an unfamiliarity with some of the advanced options available in Word and Excel. But it’s easy to optimize your Office 365 investment by learning more about the following communication and collaboration features.