Category Archives: Office 2016

WPC2016 and Related EMS Announcements

This week at WPC Microsoft have been discussing some of the most recent changes to EMS, which has now been rebranded from Enterprise Mobility Suite to Enterprise Mobility + Security to take into account some of the recent additions that focus heavily on security. Over the coming weeks I’ll have time to dig into these in more detail, but for now here are the related blog posts for the announcements. Introducing Enterprise Mobility + Security Learn about the rebranding and

Microsoft Australia Exam Camps coming soon

The Readiness team at Microsoft Australia just posted the dates for eight different exam preparation camps they are running across the country in April and May. Below is the list of exams, the dates for each city and the registration links. If you are looking at getting certified, click the link above to see full details about what is included and what is required of thoes who register. Next Up: Exam 70-331 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Sydney 9th May –

Office 365 Desktop Applications And Azure RMS

A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to

Preparing For Upcoming Office 365 Pro Plus Upgrades

One of the things that has been quietly happening behind the scenes for Office 365 customers is that they have been receiving updates in a very efficient manner via Click-To-Run, rather than through traditional Microsoft/Windows Update. The monthly updates are pulled down as a delta, and can be deployed with very little impact to user productivity. In February 2016 there are some changes coming, and for those that are doing upgrades directly from Office 365 they will be automatically updated

IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 now available

For those eagerly awaiting a new version of Office for the Windows world, and weren’t satisfied with just the touch version for Windows 10, here is some good news. The following is from the Office team at Microsoft… Today we announced the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. This is the first step in our journey towards general availability later this year. Note: end-user enhancements will be shared at a later date.   The


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