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3 things you need to know in Outlook app for iOs and Android

Manage your Inbox effectively

The new Outlook app separates your mail into two tabs — Focused and Other. Important emails appear in your Focused inbox, while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way. If you move email in or out of your Focused inbox, Outlook learns this about you and gets even more tailored to your priorities. Outlook has a one-click unsubscribe to help you stop unwanted mail.

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The Focused Inbox works across all of your email accounts to help you focus on what matters.

With Outlook's customizable swipe gestures, rapid email triage is literally a one touch experience. You can swipe right or left to take actions like archive, delete, move, flag, mark as read/unread or schedule. Unlike other email apps, Outlook lets you personalize these swipe gestures to match your unique email habits. For email that you want to handle later, the 'Schedule Email' feature temporarily removes email from your inbox, to return at the time you choose.

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Schedule messages to temporarily leave your inbox and return at the time you choose.

Finding important emails is now lightning fast. Outlook's predictive search quickly finds the right emails, people and files as you type just a few letters. Outlook also lets you pivot on People, so you can see the people you email with most often and easily find all the emails, meetings and files shared with those people.

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People view shows people you email with most often and lets you conveniently drill down to see all related emails, meetings and shared files.

Best of all, these features work across your favorite email accounts, including Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail.

Schedule a meeting quickly

In Outlook, your calendars are available right within the app, allowing direct interaction with your email, including features like viewing meeting details, invitees and their attendance status. The 'Quick RSVP' feature lets you respond to meetings (Accept / Tentative / Decline) right from your inbox, without even opening the mail.

The 'Send Availability' feature lets you find and share available meeting times in email with ease. Once you've settled on a time, you can even create a meeting invitation—all handled without leaving the app.

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With a few clicks, you can highlight available times on your calendar and insert a list into the body of your email.

Attach files easily

 

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Insert a link to file in the body of your email.R ecipients automatically are permissioned to view the file.

Outlook makes it simple to share files stored in the cloud.  With just a few taps, you can insert a link to any file from OneDrive, Dropbox and other popular accounts in your email message. Recipients are automatically granted permission to view these files, with no extra steps.

Need to find a file quickly? No problem. Outlook provides a view of your recently received email attachments, so you don't have to go searching through email to find that document you need. Outlook also lets you search across both your cloud storage and your email attachments at once, with Quick Filters to let you quickly sort by file type.

Designed for iOS and Android

The Outlook app feels natural on both iOS and Android. For example, on iOS, you will notice familiar icons and actions for creating new messages, identifying new mail and taking actions like archive and delete. On Android, we use the Navigation Drawer to house the multiple tools offered in the app and have common actions like settings available in the App Overflow menu.

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Outlook was built with the unique design principles of iOS and Android in mind.

Across both iOS and Android, the Outlook app works great on phone or tablet. For both the iPad and larger Android devices, additional screen size is used to unlock additional views like a two paned email list, week view in calendar and the ability to see a preview of your files.

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Outlook is adaptive to fit the device you are using, especially larger devices like the iPad and Android tablets.

-inputss from Office Blog

Protecting your documents and mails with the IRM feature

​Most of us handle confidential documents that need an additional layer of safety.

We handle a lot of information in mails that we don't want others to share further.

There are also some kind of documents that solely belong to the organization and should not be shared with anybody outside the organization (who does not have the company domain name in their email id).

We want to confine the document to only a set of users that can be identified by their email ids.

We want to share the document with others (through mail or using SharePoint/One Drive for Business) but we don't want them to edit it, copy it, modify the contents or even print it.

The IRM feature in Office 365 is a powerful feature that will safeguard our files, mails and company's intellectual property with an extra layer of security.

MS Office documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) can be protected with this IRM at the File tab. When we click on the File tab, we can see the "Protect document" feature.

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When we click this option, we can see "Restricted access" option. This will provide all the Safety policy templates provided by the Enterprise. (Unrestricted access will be the default). We can choose one of those templates to apply the respective policy. (If a policy is to be frequently used, a request to create the template can be sent to the O365admin)

We can also define our own customized safety policy by choosing "Restricted access" option. Here we can include specific email ids of users who can read or change the content (can't print).

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If we want allow printing or copy content (for read only users) or if we want to set an expiry date (time bomb) for the document, we can click on "More options on the "Permissions" dialogue box.

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IRM protection can be applied to PDF as well as XPS files too.

Any document with such an IRM feature applied carries with it this security policy and so travels along with the document – whether through mail or into SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. So, this policy gets activated at the time of opening the document.

Even mails from Microsoft Outlook can be protected likewise with an IRM policy. The permissions are found under the "Options" tab. Once applied, the mail will carry with it this policy and will apply this policy at the point of access.

Why do I need an upgrade to my MS Office?

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. - Peter F Drucker

When I applied for a job for the first time, my resume contained this entry:

Skills: MS Office

I had no formal education in MS Office (So are most of us!). All I knew was self learnt.

I was called for an interview. Part of the interview was test designed for me in a desktop. It was time bound. I had to answer questions. Many of them were generic but some were MS Office specific. They were practical that tested my skills in MS Word and MS Excel. Since I could complete the other generic questions easily, I had ample time to do the Office part of the test. I completed the test on time. Based on my performance in the test, I was selected for the job. And I, a staff "skilled in MS office", was placed in a team that was working with MS Office day in and day out. Thus began my corporate career.

Slowly, the workload increased and I was not able to keep pace with the workload that was filling my inbox (in Outlook, of course). I was wondering what to do. I sought the help of an expert in the team. He said he would help. And he helped. He sat beside me for some time while I worked and observed how I worked in MS Office. Then came the prescription to my malady. "Though you are an efficient worker, you need to become effective". I asked him what it meant.

Here is what he said:

MS Office is built to help users do their work not only efficiently but also become effective information workers. That is the reason why there are thousands of - nearly 8000 - features built in it that will help people arrive at better results faster. And Microsoft keeps adding more and more features they realize will help people become more productive in their jobs. This is done after a lot of effortful research and extensive surveys among the users of these everyday tools. Each of the features found there is to aid in saving time and effort in handling data, crunching numbers, generating presentable reports and creating visualization that will appeal to the user in terms of information for decision making as well as content that is pleasing to the eye of the beholder.

While there are multiple ways to arrive at a result using MS Office, there are very effective ways to arrive at better results and in a shorter amount of time and with less effort. Many of the activities that people tend to waste time on can be accomplished in just two or three clicks. And they are not far away. They are located somewhere close-by the very same features that one might be familiar with but never took an effort to explore or know. A small additional effort by the user to try the respective command or option might prove to be a productivity booster of unknown proportions. All it takes is a genuine effort by the user to know better and do things more effectively. This will lead to a lot of time saving and you will be able to complete all you work in a very short amount of time. You will have enough time to even learn more time saving techniques that will make you more productive in the long run. And who knows, you might stand in line for a promotion or a Salary hike in the near future. You can climb faster in your career to levels that you have never even dreamt of.

Sage Advice, I thought.

My friend even showed me a couple of examples of what he really meant when he said "a few clicks away". (Shift F3 in Word was one and Paste Special Transpose in Excel was another). Surely, I had been wasting my time on my reports that could have been completed in a fraction of the time I had used to take. And they were becoming more presentable and informative.

From then on, I was helping my boss to arrive at better informed decisions through my reports. And believe me I was chosen as the best team member of the month in a very short period.

I was looking forward to the next version of MS Office as it should contain more productivity features that might help me become a decison maker rather than a feeder of information to make excellent decision.

MS Office - A great (and fast) career growth determiner indeed!

Key Yammer Spaces

Key Yammer Spaces

Home Feed, Inbox, Groups, and Profiles are the key spaces / pages.

Home Feed

  • Top: Algorithmic feed that shows different things based on your activity. (Proprietary algorithm which Yammer doesn't share, but is based on user activity)
  • All: Every public message in your network. All company/network + all public groups
  • Following: All messages in groups you belong to (public and private) + conversations that include someone you are following (does not need to be started by them) (except private groups you don't belong to
  • The usage policy contains the guidelines outlined by your administrators or community manager in order to ensure proper use of Yammer. Be sure to read this over and follow it at all times.
  • Messages posted here (to my "colleagues") will go to All Company by default; best practice is to go to the group and then post

Home feed is primarily for discovering what's going on around your company

Inbox

Your inbox is where the most relevant messages to you are, so this is for work mode.

The following messages will show up in your inbox:

  • Announcements (from all groups you belong to)
  • Conversations you were pulled into by an @mention or cc:
  • Conversations you join or Follow
  • Private Messages

You can do two things with conversations in your inbox;

1. Mark as unread and move the messages to the top of the Inbox

2. Stop Following messages in your Inbox. Messages reappear if you are @mentioned or if someone replies to you

Groups

See Conversations, Members, Files and Notes posted to the group.

Groups act as folders and organize everything in Yammer and workspaces for organizing around teams, projects, and any other topics of interest.

All Company/Network is the default group and acts as the catch all.

The groups you belong to can be found on the left and are automatically sorted based on your activity so that your most interesting groups are at the top. The order of the groups gets much better when you are active in Yammer.

Profiles

Review Yammer Profiles to learn who your colleagues are and what they do

  • Review the About, Info and Org Chart sections
  • Encourage your colleagues to complete their Profiles! Department, Location and Expertise are searchable fields and should always be populated.
  • See Conversations, Files, Images, etc., posted by your colleague to groups that you can access (things from private groups you're not a member of won't show up here)

Notifications

Yammer provides the user with Inbox notifications via the mail symbol, general notifications via the bell symbol, as well as network notifications and group notifications with numbers.

Use Yammer effectively - it complements your SharePoint

Here are some more scenarios where Yammer might qualify as the best platform...

  • I am writing a biography of … Does anybody have info?
  • We are putting up a kiosk to help tax payers. Any volunteers to counsel? We will decide on the date and venue soon. Wait for an announcement...
  • Contribute generously to the welfare fund for the daily wage earners in our company...
  • We are in need of a person who can run errands for our employees. Any recommendations?
  • Did you read the latest book by the bestselling author XYZ? Here are some gleanings from the pages…
  • My son is looking for some material on Nano-technology for the textile industry for his thesis. Can someone help?
  • We are contemplating on bringing in a new leave approval policy. Please provide your inputs to make the process a democratic one.
  • We have made it a mandatory requirement to bring in a helmet if you want to use the two wheeler parking. Is this a good move? Please share your opinions here…
  • We are intending to enter into the Middle East market with our product. Would our product take off here?
  • I am thankful to Mr X who helped me with his expertise on pivot tables that made my job easy to analyze my sales report. Truly, Mr X is the Mr. Excel of our company.
  • Our quarterly get-together "The successful Q4" is planned for the 4th April 2015. We are intending to do a broadcast of this through Yammer. You will see real-time content shared like photos, interviews, comments and feedback on Yammer. Try your hand at participating here at this YamJam event with your inputs and shares and make it a memorable day.
  • I came across this feature in Word that will save a lot of time for all of us who work day in and day out in MS Word. Please try and share your comments here…
  • Anybody familiar with the vlookup function in Excel? I was told that it saves me a lot of effort searching for info in a table.
  • I am on an official trip to Amsterdam. I will be sharing some of the wonderful photos that I click at this place. If you are interested, follow me here.
  • I am floating a group named The Blood Donors. Interested to join? Invite others who would be interested.

Where can I use Yammer effectively?

​Many of us have a question – I have email for official communication, SharePoint Discussion boards and Document libraries for collaboration and I have Lync for IM and filesharing. Why should I use Yammer? Here are some scenarios where you can use Yammer effectively. I want you to notice that many of the scenarios given here are commonplace in many business enterprises today. And without Yammer, you will still be wondering what to do in such ecenarios.

Who can help me with this project?

I have taken up a new responsibility in my company just a few days before. I have been handed over a project that was revived from the yesteryears. The project report gives me very limited information. I have no clue on who worked on this project or who I can approach to get some inputs on this. Some might have left the company but many might be in still – though engaged in other projects or handling other responsibilities. Some might even be staying close by me but I cannot run around asking every individual about this. Some might very well be working from other locations – even abroad. I can't send a mail to all company – I have no permission to use this distribution list. And, even if I had permission, I cannot use this means to seek help as this mail might be a nuisance to many who are not concerned with it. Most mails sent to All Company group do not receive the attention that my project deserves. Where do I go? To the All Company group of Yammer - of course.

What is our protocol to engage with So & So?

I am the newly appointed Accounts Manager. I need to connect with one of the Accounts receivables. Who had engaged with the concerned person earlier? What kind of a person is this individual? Friendly? Egoistic? Is there a hierarchy in the client company that I need to engage with to connect with this person in the most effective way and with the least resistance? Does anybody in my company have some information about the customer that will be valuable for this engagement? Is there a means by which I can gather all this information from various sources inside the company? Yes. Yammer is the answer. The Finance and Accounts group might be the one I need to approach.

Who is/are handling this account?

I am a Customer accounts manager and have been given additional accounts to handle. While some of the accounts are familiar to me, many are new. One of the accounts, I am told, might close a deal of a substantial size very soon. But I need more information than just the name of the account and the numbers. What approach might be the best? This being a sizable deal, are there other approaches that might help close the deal faster? Who are the decision makers in the customer's business? Who are all the people who have handled this account in the past? Who all have additional intelligence on this account that might drive the opportunity towards the desired result? Will "Managed Accounts" group in Yammer help here? Bingo.

I am new to the company. Where can I find…?

I am glad that I have got a job in this company. My posting is in a city I know very little of. And, I am worried as to where I will stay. Thankfully, I have been given company accommodation temporarily – only for the first two weeks. I should find a place to live. Does some staff live anywhere around the office? Is there anybody who can help me find a decent accommodation somewhere close by the office? Has anybody noticed a To Let board? Please post this info here in this "Volunteers" group in Yammer. I will be very thankful to you. And we can also become friends.

Where can I find the latest Travel Policy information?

I keep travelling everywhere on business. I hear that there have been some changes to the existing Travel Policy. What are the latest changes? Would it affect the way I work and travel? Am I still qualified for travel reimbursement to such and such a place? Would I be allowed to travel Business class in flights? Has anybody noticed any fine-print that I had missed? When is this new policy coming into force? What is the last date I can submit my travel bills under the old policy? Hundred questions? Yammer might be the right place for this. Is there a "Mobile Employees" group?

Who is going to the conference?

I have been nominated by my management as one of the delegates to the conference being held in the US. An official announcement is on its way but this might not be too soon. This being my first trip to the US I feeling a bit jittery. I am eager to know who else is going. Who is taking care of the logistics? What are the things that I need to get ready of? Credentials? Papers? Travel baggage? What must/mustn't I carry with me? What would the company provide me on its part? Does anybody know what the weather in the US during the time of the conference would be like? Thankfully, there is a group named "International conference" in Yammer. I can approach this group for most of my queries, if not all. All Employees group might provide me rest of the info.

What are the common objections from prospects?

I am one of the Inside Sales Managers in the company. We have recently launched a new sales campaign. While the training and post-training instructions have been given to the teams that will be directly involved in the customer interaction, it would be helpful if there is a common forum where all of us involved in the campaign can come together to exchange ideas and share among ourselves the everyday challenges we face during our interactions with customer. How are the customers reacting to our proposal? Is our marketing strategy right? What are the various objections raised by the customers to our product? To our price? To our offer? How many wins are happening daily and who is leading the pack in sales? Let us start a group with the campaign name in Yammer and let us all get connected for real-time information.

The competition is up to this. What do we do?

I am a member of the strategic marketing group. I have market intelligence that there is a very heavy competition to our product – feature wise as well as price wise. At least two of our competitors are resolute on breaking into our market and topple our leader's position. Unfortunately, the decision makers of our company are spread across geographies and work in different time zones. We need to address this issue with severity ONE. Can we post our ideas here in Yammer? Let "Strategic Marketing" group be the place where we will brainstorm and come up with our valuable inputs to reframe our approach. Should we add a couple of features? Is tweaking needed anywhere? How far down can we bring our price? What is the optimal dealer discount? Are there new sales incentives we can announce? What are the drawbacks in our competitors' products that we can attack in our ad campaigns? Should we take it head-on?

Does anyone have experience with…?

I have joined as the facility management guy in this company quite recently. My responsibility includes managing the audio visual equipment. The Audio Mixer in the auditorium is very old and I have never seen this all my life. I searched for the user manual in vain. There seems to be nobody around me who is aware of the operations of this equipment. Help! Has anybody in this organization handled this equipment before? Does anybody have experience in using this Audio Mixer Samson MDR 1064 -10 channel audio mixer? Can anybody lend me a user manual? Best candidate for the All company group in Yammer?

Anyone knows a good tax-lawyer?

I am now is the process of filing my IT returns. But I have a lot of clarification to seek before I can finalize my returns. My auditor has migrated to a foreign country and has not been approachable ever since. I am badly in need of some professional help in this regard. Can anyone here in our company direct me to a tax-lawyer who is trustworthy and dependable? I need somebody with whom I can trust my confidential information.

More scenarios to come...

Power Maps in Excel 2013

​Power Map is a 3D data visualization tool for Excel that provides an immersive experience for making discoveries in data that might never be seen in traditional 2D tables and charts. Power Map lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create cinematic tours to share with others.

Map Data

With only a few clicks, plot more than a million rows of data* in 3D visually on Bing maps, visualize the data with 3D columns, bubble/pie charts, heat maps, and regions.

Discover Insights

Visualizing data across space and time is not only captivating, but also informative. Notice trends and outliers in your data that was before hidden in tables and 2D charts. Use common Bing map navigation controls to travel across countries and drill into cities to get more out of your data.

Create Stories

Data is meant to tell a story. Power Map is designed to help you tell compelling stories of your data in ways that work for you. Create scenes that focus on different aspects of your data. Use annotations to callout important details. Even change the map’s theme to fit your presentation style.

Share Your Story

Capture screenshot "scenes" and build cinematic, guided interactive or video "tours" that can be shared broadly, engaging audiences like never before.

Power Map is part of several analytics and visualization tools in Excel that are available and updated monthly with an Office 365 subscription.

If you already have Office Professional Plus 2013 or Excel Standalone 2013 you can download the addin from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38395

Microsoft InfoPath

Microsoft InfoPath enables you to design and fill out electronic forms, such as expense reports, time cards, surveys, and insurance forms. You can do this by using standard form controls, such as text boxes or list boxes, or insert controls that offer users the flexibility to add, remove, replace, or hide sections of a form to make a richer user experience. The forms that you design can range from simple forms for collecting data from your immediate team to complex forms that are part of a much larger business process. InfoPath forms can be used on their own, or you can design them to work with existing databases or Web services. Forms can be published to and accessed from a common location on a company network, such as a shared folder, a Web server, or a library located on a Microsoft SharePoint Server  or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation site.

When filling out a form in InfoPath, users can use familiar, document-like features. For example, they can check spelling in their form or insert formatted text and graphics into certain fields. Depending on the design of the form template, users may also be able to merge the data from multiple forms into a single form or export the data to other programs. If a form template is browser-enabled, users who don't have InfoPath installed on their computer can fill out the form in a Web browser or on a mobile device instead.

If you use InfoPath and Microsoft SharePoint Server running InfoPath Forms Services, you can design browser-compatible form templates in InfoPath and enable them for use on internal and external Web sites. This lets you share business forms with a variety of users, including employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. Users aren't required to have InfoPath installed on their computers to fill out a form, nor are they required to download anything extra from the Web. All users need is access to a browser, such as Windows Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox. If users do have InfoPath installed on their computers, they can display and fill out the form in InfoPath rather than a browser.

InfoPath consists of the following components: InfoPath Designer 2010, InfoPath Filler, and SharePoint Server running InfoPath Forms Services. InfoPath Designer and InfoPath Filler are installed on client computers as part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus. If you want to publish InfoPath forms as browser-compatible forms, you must have access to an installation of SharePoint Server running InfoPath Forms Services.

InfoPath Designer

To create and publish an InfoPath form template (.xsn), you use InfoPath Designer. When you design a form template (.xsn) file, you create a single file that contains the supporting files that implement the layout, views, and logic upon which a particular InfoPath form solution depends. When users fill out a form, they are actually filling out a form (.xml) file instance, which is based on the associated form template. Using InfoPath Designer you can quickly create forms that include pre-built layout sections, out-of-the-box rules, improved rules management, and varied styles. In addition, InfoPath Designer now includes a number of different form templates, so you don't need to define all parts of the form from scratch.

InfoPath Filler

With InfoPath Filler, people who are filling out forms have a simple and easy-to-use UI and can choose to save a draft, save a local copy, or save as a PDF and have a local record of the form. All the unnecessary functionality for designing forms has been removed for people who just want to open and fill out a form. 

InfoPath Forms Services   

Improved parity between InfoPath Filler forms and InfoPath browser forms in SharePoint Server ensures greater consistency for users who are filling out forms. For example, functionality available in both environments includes: Bulleted, numbered, and plain lists; Multiple selection list boxes; Combo boxes; Picture buttons; Hyperlink capabilities; Choice group and section; Filtering functionality; Date and time controls; and People pickers. 

Additionally, InfoPath is integrated with SharePoint Designer to enable you to create and customize the forms associated with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) external lists and workflow solutions.

- inputs from Office Support pages

3 things you need to know in Outlook app for iOs and Android

Manage your Inbox effectively

The new Outlook app separates your mail into two tabs — Focused and Other. Important emails appear in your Focused inbox, while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way. If you move email in or out of your Focused inbox, Outlook learns this about you and gets even more tailored to your priorities. Outlook has a one-click unsubscribe to help you stop unwanted mail.

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The Focused Inbox works across all of your email accounts to help you focus on what matters.

With Outlook's customizable swipe gestures, rapid email triage is literally a one touch experience. You can swipe right or left to take actions like archive, delete, move, flag, mark as read/unread or schedule. Unlike other email apps, Outlook lets you personalize these swipe gestures to match your unique email habits. For email that you want to handle later, the 'Schedule Email' feature temporarily removes email from your inbox, to return at the time you choose.

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Schedule messages to temporarily leave your inbox and return at the time you choose.

Finding important emails is now lightning fast. Outlook's predictive search quickly finds the right emails, people and files as you type just a few letters. Outlook also lets you pivot on People, so you can see the people you email with most often and easily find all the emails, meetings and files shared with those people.

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People view shows people you email with most often and lets you conveniently drill down to see all related emails, meetings and shared files.

Best of all, these features work across your favorite email accounts, including Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail.

Schedule a meeting quickly

In Outlook, your calendars are available right within the app, allowing direct interaction with your email, including features like viewing meeting details, invitees and their attendance status. The 'Quick RSVP' feature lets you respond to meetings (Accept / Tentative / Decline) right from your inbox, without even opening the mail.

The 'Send Availability' feature lets you find and share available meeting times in email with ease. Once you've settled on a time, you can even create a meeting invitation—all handled without leaving the app.

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With a few clicks, you can highlight available times on your calendar and insert a list into the body of your email.

Attach files easily

 

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Insert a link to file in the body of your email.R ecipients automatically are permissioned to view the file.

Outlook makes it simple to share files stored in the cloud.  With just a few taps, you can insert a link to any file from OneDrive, Dropbox and other popular accounts in your email message. Recipients are automatically granted permission to view these files, with no extra steps.

Need to find a file quickly? No problem. Outlook provides a view of your recently received email attachments, so you don't have to go searching through email to find that document you need. Outlook also lets you search across both your cloud storage and your email attachments at once, with Quick Filters to let you quickly sort by file type.

Designed for iOS and Android

The Outlook app feels natural on both iOS and Android. For example, on iOS, you will notice familiar icons and actions for creating new messages, identifying new mail and taking actions like archive and delete. On Android, we use the Navigation Drawer to house the multiple tools offered in the app and have common actions like settings available in the App Overflow menu.

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Outlook was built with the unique design principles of iOS and Android in mind.

Across both iOS and Android, the Outlook app works great on phone or tablet. For both the iPad and larger Android devices, additional screen size is used to unlock additional views like a two paned email list, week view in calendar and the ability to see a preview of your files.

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Outlook is adaptive to fit the device you are using, especially larger devices like the iPad and Android tablets.

-inputss from Office Blog

Organize and share work using Boards in Office Delve

Office Delve is a new, innovative experience to discover and explore content that's relevant to the work users and their teams are doing. Using Office Graph, an intelligent fabric that applies machine learning to content and interactions occurring in Office 365, Delve helps users get back to pertinent documents, discover relevant content that has been shared, and search for information related to subjects users care about.

Now, Microsoft is taking the next step by making it easier to organize all the valuable content that gets surfaced in Delve. Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Delve called boards that help users organize content, so it's readily accessible and easy to share with others.

In Delve, users can use boards to group together and share related documents. For example, users can create a board to collect and organize all documents related to a specific project a team is working on. Everyone in the organization can view and contribute to an existing board or create a board—but they can only see and open documents that they have permission to access.

Adding or discovering new ones is easy

When working with others, information tends to get scattered. And that's OK. Organizing around ideas and topics with boards is easy and powerful. Just click + Add to board, enter a board name or pick from a list of existing boards.

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Any card users see in Delve can be added to a board—documents, sites, videos and more.

Boards allow users to discover content related to topics and projects and make it easy to return to the content that matters most to them. From within Delve, users can search for a board, follow it to stay informed and discover other boards—all without having to know or remember where individual pieces of content live.

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Boards are always at hand. Add or discover new ones or follow them to stay up-to-date. 

Collaborative, open gathering of ideas

Every board is a unique collection of ideas and information that others can discover and contribute to. Just as any view within Delve, boards only surface the content users have permissions to see.

Collaborating gets easier too. Users simply share the URL of a board with their team, or click Send a link directly from the board, which remains fresh as the team works on and updates those documents over time.

Content types supported by Delve Boards

Delve surfaces relevant content based on insights delivered through Office Graph. Any content discovered in Delve can be added to boards. As Delve rolls out to Office 365 customers in the First Release program, Office Graph incorporates signals across Office 365 and content primarily from OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online team sites and the new Office 365 Video portal. In the coming months Delve will incorporate additional signals and content including email attachments and Yammer social newsfeeds.

Boards will be included as part of Delve as it rolls out to customers in the Office 365 First Release program. (With this option, users receive a select set of significant service updates as early as one week after the official announcement. This option is for those who are comfortable with regular updates to the Office 365 service). Customers who have already opted into First Release will begin seeing the new boards functionality appear over the next few days. Beyond First Release, we expect Delve to roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers by early 2015.

The journey with boards starts with Delve to help you curate and organize content as you collaborate and discover. Over time, boards will be integrated across other Office 365 experiences with support for new content types and will also benefit from existing SharePoint metadata management capabilities.

- inputs from Office Blogs