Introducing Outlook’s new and improved calendar on iOS and Android

Whether you’re planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook team’s mission is to provide you with the best calendar app out there. Today, we’re happy to share that it’s about to get even better on iOS and Android—with new features and a better overall experience to help you manage and make the most of your day. Here’s a look at what’s new:

Stay connected with Interesting Calendars

A few months ago, we introduced Calendar Apps to let you connect your favorite apps—Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote—to your calendar. Our goal? To give you a complete and clear view of your day with your events, tasks and notes in one place. Today, we’re taking this idea one step further by adding Interesting Calendars, which allows you to subscribe to your hometown sports team’s calendar and see the events automatically pop up in your calendar. TV shows and more

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Sharing made simple— adds support for Google Drive and Facebook photos

The essential role of email has always been the ability to easily share ideas and information with anyone in the world. Whether it’s working with your classmates, arranging a vacation or planning a global product launch—email is a staple of modern communication. In recent years, one of the biggest advancements in Outlook has been the ability to share and edit files stored in the cloud right from your inbox. OneDrive has long been integrated across Outlook and comes preconfigured with every Outlook account. In addition, our Outlook mobile apps support Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. And early this year, we announced support for Box and Dropbox in as well. Today, we added three enhancements to make sharing simple. First, we extended the cloud storage capabilities for by adding support for Google Drive. Second, we added the ability to share your Facebook photos from Outlook. And finally, we made

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Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran on the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks—Office 365 Developer Podcast

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Property Management Code Sample Updates Ship!

We are happy to announce we have shipped another update to the Property Management Code Sample in the OfficeDev repository on We’ve had a lot of success with previous versions of this code sample and it is one of the most downloaded samples we have.  The Property Management Code Sample demonstrates how to create a line of business system with and mobile technologies. The code sample includes a web application built on ASP.NET MVC5, mobile applications built with iOS, Android, Xamarin, and Cordova, and an Add-in for Outlook built with ASP.NET MVC 5. The Property Manager web application demonstrates many different patterns used in real world scenarios. At a high level, the Property Manager web application does the following things.

  • Provisions the Site Collection used by the Property Management web and mobile applications
  • Provisions

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Office 365 news roundup

Integration and interoperability are two ideas we spend a lot of time thinking about and working on at . Together, they add up to one essential outcome: providing a seamless, unified user experience across multiple applications, platforms and devices. That’s something we are committed to offering you and our other customers with every new 365 feature, update and improvement. We recently announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad, which will enable cross-platform consumption of Visio diagrams and empower more people to create, collaborate and communicate visually. We also introduced a number of key updates to Visio Pro for , such as one-step data linking for diagrams and advanced design and collaboration with the enhanced AutoCAD support. In addition, we recently announced a new guest access feature for Office 365 Groups, making it easy

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Visio Pro Data Linked Diagram Image

Visio updates—advanced design collaboration, data-linked diagrams and cross-platform coverage

In the August Office 365 update yesterday, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad to enable cross-platform consumption of diagrams. Today, we take a hands-on look at both, as well as updates to Visio Pro for , from one-step data linking to diagrams, to advanced design and collaboration with the enhanced AutoCAD support. The Visio team is committed to empowering individuals to create anything visually, teams to collaborate throughout the processes, and organizations to effectively communicate one version of the truth. The three scenarios in today’s Mechanics demo highlight Visio’s enhancements as a collaboration platform. For example, with the improved AutoCAD import, architects, engineers and the operations team can now work together on advanced design originating from AutoCAD 2013 files. Teams can also use 365 collaboration features and tools, such as

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New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups

In May 2016, we unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint & , and today we’re pleased to announce the rollout of several new enhancements to Online in , including deeper integration with . These enhancements will begin rolling out to 365 First Release customers next week. The home page of a SharePoint Online modern team site gives you immediate visibility into site activity and important documents, with quick access to Office 365 , its members and associated Office 365 apps.

Team site publishing pages and new web parts

Modern team site pages are fast, easy to author and support rich multimedia content. And pages look great on any device, in a browser or from within the SharePoint app. Using pages is a great way to communicate and share

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