Tuesday, January 28, 2014

OneDrive Announcement

If you have not heard by now, big news SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro is going to be renamed to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.


I love it. I have completely transitioned myself over to it at work. I have 25 GB of space with SharePoint Online which gives me more than enough room for my working files. I can access all my files on my work laptop, my Windows 8 Phone (or if you have Android, iPhone and iPad that is supported to) and on my Surface, my Dell Venue Pro 8 (which is an awesome device). I can work effectively everywhere and I am compliant with company policy. I love it.

Announcement - http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/27/skydrive-and-skydrive-pro-are-now-onedrive-and-onedrive-for-business/

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Office 365 January 2014 Updates

There were a few releases lately through Office 365 this past month. These are two new features that have been released that I have really liked and help me on a daily basis.

Lync App Voice Commands

As many of you know Lync App has been released on all the major mobile platforms that are out there. A new feature was just pushed out to my phone to allow for hands free commands for Lync.

All you need to do is press the start button and say the following (the word “my” is optional):

“Lync, join [my] next meeting”

“Lync, join [my] current meeting”

“Lync, show [my] next meeting”

“Lync, show [my] current meeting”

"Lync, show [my] meetings”

”Lync, play [my] voicemail”

“Lync, show [my] voicemail”

This is a really basic feature but I love it on a mobile device because it allows me the ability to quickly and safely jump into a meeting.

Reference - http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/01/23/lync-mobile-update-for-ios-and-windows-phone-viewing-uploaded-powerpoint-presentations-voice-commands-on-windows-phone-and-a-new-look-for-ios7.aspx - this blog also talks about the new iOS App update has updated the user experience. Plus it talks about seeing desktop shares and shared presentations on your mobile device which I have talked about in the past. That is a huge feature as well because you can attend web meetings and see shared content. Huge.

OWA People View

Another new feature just released is the People View in OWA. I have started to play around with this and find it to be really good for the people (like myself) who are “stackers” and have lots of email. With a large inbox, those messages can build up. This allows you to quickly find messages for people whom you talk with the most.


Reference - http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/23/people-view-in-outlook-web-app/