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Microsoft adds PowerPoint features to help users jazz up presentations

If you give a lot of presentations but struggle to create attractive PowerPoint slides, your work life may have just gotten a bit easier. Two features intended to make PowerPoint simpler to use and generally smarter made their debut with the latest version of the venerable Microsoft presentations app.

Microsoft gearing up to launch Windows Store for Business

After first unveiling the concept in November last year, Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on its Windows Store for Business for Windows 10. 

Skykick and Microsoft offer free Office 365 cloud backup to Azure for eligible partners

Microsoft and cloud management software vendor SkyKick announced this week the availability of a cloud backup tool as part of Microsoft's Partner Network package. The service provides free unlimited backup to eligible Action Pack or competency partners in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand that sign up by June 2016.

Switch cloud phone system expands beyond Google to Office 365

Switch Communications unveiled a new cloud-based phone system that integrates with Microsoft Office 365, but it also indicated in its announcement that the cloud service is now available for any productivity suite.

Microsoft releases Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft is rolling out Exchange Server 2016, now available for download and deployment within on-premises environments.

Spotlight: Microsoft encourages Office upgrades with reduced rate for 365

Microsoft is offering Office 365 at a reduced rate to Windows 10 users running an older version of Office.

Microsoft embraces collaboration with Office 2016 release

Microsoft today released its Office 2016 productivity suite globally, which brings with it new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, namely Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. One of the most notable updates is co-authoring capabilities for the desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint and OneNote for documents that are stored on OneDrive.

Azure security gets a boost with Adallom acquisition

Microsoft's cloud offerings, including Azure and Office 365, will be getting a security boost now following the completed acquisition of Adallom, an Israel-based cloud security provider.

Spotlight: Egnyte and Microsoft 365 add integrations for file sharing

Egnyte announced today that users will be able to open files stored in its systems using any of the Microsoft Office 365 tools.

Microsoft adds new third-party app integrations to Outlook

Microsoft is rolling out new third-party app integrations for Outlook, including Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Uber.