By Rick Van Rousselt | News about Office 365, Azure and SharePoint

Conversational Bots Deep Dive

<i>This post was authored by the Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding Team.</i><p>Microsoft brings the latest advanced chatbot capabilities to …


SharePoint Patterns & Practices – December 2017 update

SharePoint Dev Ecosystem / SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) December 2017 update is out with new contributions from the community to the …

Software Development

Connecting the modern workplace with SharePoint and OneDrive: Announcements at Ignite 2017

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Yes to databases in containers

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is now available for the first time on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux and Docker. Your databases can be in containers …


Advancing intelligence, management, and security to empower the modern workplace

<i>Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.</i>Building on our vision for the modern workplace, today at …


At Ignite, Microsoft is updating its Cognitive Services collection of intelligent APIs

Microsoft Cognitive Services enables developers to augment the next generation of applications with the ability to see, hear, speak, understand, and …

Machine Learning

All workers welcome with Microsoft 365

<i>Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365.</i>Today at Microsoft Ignite, we unveiled a new vision for empowering Firstline …


A new vision for intelligent communications in Office 365

<i>Today’s post was written by</i> <i>Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams and Skype product marketing.</i>Today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, …


Build more meaningful relationships with Office 365 and LinkedIn

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New Office 365 app launcher and help you be more productive on the web

More than ever before, users expect an unparalleled productivity experience on the web. As we continue to expand the broad set of online productivity …

Expand your collaboration with guest access in Microsoft Teams

<i>Today’s post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams.</i>Since Microsoft Teams became generally available six months ago, more …


Office 365 Roadmap Watch

This site watches the Office 365 Roadmap and tracks the changes that occur with each update.<p>You can review the changes via the "Browse by Feature" …

Project Management

Welcome to the Office International Community

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Bot conversation history with Azure Cosmos DB

The Bot Framework provides a service for tracking the context of a conversation, called <b>Bot Framework State</b>. It enables you to store and retrieve data …


Office 365 commercial customers can access Microsoft Forms via Office 365 app launcher

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Announcing Default Encryption for Azure Blobs, Files, Table and Queue Storage

For most customers, security is not only of the utmost importance but also a deciding factor in choosing a public cloud provider. Customers require …


Saving State data with BotBuilder-Azure in .NET

The Bot Framework <b>Connector State Service</b> was created to ensure that bots built using the <b>Microsoft Bot Framework</b> can keep track of conversation state …

Software Development

General Availability

Azure Media Redactor is a powerful cloud video processing service which is capable of automatically detecting and blurring faces in your videos, for …

Microsoft Azure

Announcing the New Release of Docker Enterprise Edition

We are excited to share the new release of Docker Enterprise Edition. By supporting IBM Z and Windows Server 2016, this release puts us further in …


Import Power BI Desktop files into Azure Analysis Services

Last week we released a preview of the Azure Analysis Services web designer. This new browser-based experience will allow developers to start …

Business Intelligence

Fast and Easy Containers

Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their applications, the way applications are deployed, and the way system …


Debugging the BotBuilder SDK

Summary<p>When you install the Bot Builder SDK (.NET) nuget package, the source code is already compiled (into a .dll) and by default, Visual Studio …

SharePoint Patterns & Practices – June 2017 release

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) June 2017 release is out with new contributions from the community to the community. This …

Software Development

SharePoint PnP Webcast – Introduction to SharePoint Framework Extensions

In this <b>PnP Webcast</b>, we concentrated on SharePoint Framework Extensions developer preview. SharePoint Framework Extensions provide you capabilities …


Microsoft Announces Virtual Event: Azure OpenDev on June 21st

Whether it is to drive agility, develop new skills, or engage and scale through community, open source is at the core of how developers deliver value …

SharePoint filters pane updates – filtering and metadata navigation for lists and libraries

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Announcing the Microsoft Planner mobile app for iPhone and Android

We are pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Planner mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. Starting today, current Planner …


Office Dev Center - Scale your Office solutions across customer organizations with Office 365 Centralized Deployment

Late last year we announced the Centralized Deployment service in preview, that allows administrators to deploy Office add-ins and today we are …


Per-group sharing controls in SharePoint Online is coming in June

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