Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners - What's Next With Office

During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the next post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at the Ignite event (the successor to TechEd and several other events) in Chicago. Office Enhancements is today's focus area that I'll cover.some relevant sessions for other Office technologies in the coming days.

Managing Change in an Office 365 Rapid Release World

Before moving to Microsoft Office 365, your team planned each and every change or update before your users saw anything new or different. Now in a services-first world, changes are introduced at a rapid pace, sometimes before you or your help desk may be prepared. Office 365 provides communications to help you manage change, stay informed, and inform your users. Learn how to best use the Office 365 Message Center, Roadmap.office.com, and Success.office.com to get ahead of updates and help your business take advantage of the latest and greatest Office 365 has to offer.

What's New for Office 365 Partners? Tools and Tips for Administering Your Customers

Are you are an Office 365 Partner or considering becoming one? Join us for a discussion of the top tools, tips, and tricks that Partners use to manage and administer their customers. This includes tools to configure the service on behalf of customers, insights into customers' service health, and visibility into customers' support requests. This session also includes an overview of the provisioning and management capabilities available to Partners within the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program.

Meet the new Outlook for Mac 2016

Outlook for Mac 2016 is available for Office 365 customers and is also part of the Office for Mac 2016 preview. This session discusses new features, key architectural changes of the product and illustrates the team’s roadmap for the future.

Productivity at the Speed of You: Exploring Microsoft Office on Every Device

Come learn about our most recent cross platform investments for Microsoft Office. Specifically, we are covering the new Office for Mac, the recently released Office for Android tablet and the touch first Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Windows. In addition to a demo of the key features, we want to take you under the hood to showcase how we are making the productivity vision for the Office apps a reality.

SLeverage the Power of the Office 365 Suite Experience to Drive Productivity

As a suite of integrated products, Office 365 provides rich experiences that span your applications and services. Come and learn how you can tailor the Office 365 web experience to meet your organization and individual needs. We also cover recent enhancements to navigation and in context scenarios like conversations and notifications.

Modern Authentication for the Office 2013 Clients

We are making updates to the Office 2013 clients (including Outlook) to support new Authentication Protocols and to enable support for Multi-Factor Authentication and authentication with SAML-based Identity Providers. In this session, we walk through and discuss these updates in depth.