TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 20: September 22, 2015

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Office 2016 is now available: Try Office 365 ProPlus to get the new Office 2016 apps

Deploying Office 2016: Get an overview of your options for deploying Office in your organization

Learn about new options for more control over Office 2016 security and bug updates

Watch a demo of new and improved security and information protection capabilities in Office 2016

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Office 2016: How to update Office 365 ProPlus users to the newest Office apps

The release of Office 2016 delivers the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and other productivity apps. And you can upgrade Office 365 ProPlus users in your organization today. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s new in Office 2016: Get an overview of the new features and capabilities

Office 2016 offers new features and enhancements in many areas, including real-time co-authoring and collaboration, business intelligence , data loss prevention, multi-factor authentication, and IT management options. Check out this overview of new capabilities Office 2016 has to offer.

Update branches: Learn how this new option lets you control updates to Office 365 ProPlus

New for the Office 2016 apps, Office 365 ProPlus provides three options (called update branches) to control how updates are delivered to Office 365 ProPlus. Read this overview about the three options.

Find new Office deployment scripts for IT pros

This new GitHub repository is a collection of scripts and other projects that will help streamline the deployment process for Office 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Live event: Get answers from the Office engineering team and other technical experts

Have questions about Office 2016? The Office 365 Network is home to technical experts who know Office and Office 365. Join us on September 24 at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time for an Office 2016 YamJam with the Office engineering team.

Office Mechanics: Overview of Office 2016 for Windows

Take a look at Office 2016 on Windows 10 – both on the desktop and on a phone. Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman to give an app-by-app tour of Office 2016 running on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and a Lumia phone.

Video demo: Watch real-time co-authoring in Office 2016

Michelle Keslin, lead engineer for the new real-time co-authoring capabilities in Word, demonstrates how co-authoring works across Office 2016 applications.

Admin demo: Learn how to manage Office 365 ProPlus user activations

This short demonstration highlights the new User Activations Management capabilities available in Office 365 ProPlus. See how Office 365 administrators can deactivate individual installations of Office on PCs and Macs in their environments.


Microsoft Cloud Roadshow: Register now for a free, live event in a city near you

November 2, 2015 – March 11, 2016, worldwide
Check out the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow for two free days of training for IT professionals and developers. Top engineers from Microsoft will share best practices and insights for Office, Azure, and Windows. Register now for a live event coming to 12 cities around the world.