In addition to the public roadmap, also rolling out is a new program called First Release. First Release gives customers who opt-in the opportunity to get a small selection of significant enhancements to the Office 365 user experience, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online first. If you opt-in to First Release, you will receive new qualifying feature updates first, a minimum of two weeks before customers in our standard release group.
- Peak into the future of O365
- Move ahead in line with First Release
Office 365 Roadmap
Microsoft has made Power BI available for all Office 365 customers. Power BI for Office 365 brings self-service BI solutions to everyday business users through the familiar tool they already use – Excel. Power BI for Office 365 is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution that enables our customers to easily gain insights from their data, working within Excel to analyse and visualize the data in a self-service way. It works with Office 365 to help customers share insights, find answers and stay connected to their data from their favourite mobile devices. Power BI for Office 365 includes:
- Power Query, enabling customers to easily search and access public data and their organization’s data, all within Excel (formerly known as “Data Explorer“).
- Power Map, a 3D data visualization tool for mapping, exploring and interacting with geographic and temporal data (formerly known as product codename “Geoflow“).
- Power Pivot for creating and customizing flexible data models within Excel.
- Power View for creating interactive charts, graphs and other visual representations of data.
Microsoft Corp. and DocuSign on Monday announced a long-term strategic partnership to make DocuSign’s industry-leading eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign’s eSignature apps for Office 365, available in the Office Store in early March, will provide customers with the ability to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications, allowing them to quickly, seamlessly and confidently transact their business.
DocuSign’s new solutions, built on the Office 365 platform, will include integration within Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013.
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You receive a "Sorry, this document can’t be opened for editing" error when you try to edit an Office document in Office Web Apps and the primarily the reason is UPA not synced correctly with Active Directory User groups as described here. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908321 However, I want to bring one more aspect where editing word documents was not working in my SharePoint environment and was failing withe the same message “Sorry, this document can’t be opened for editing” and it turned out that I had disabled co-authoring on my web application which led to this behaviour. Make sure that co-authoring is enabled and you will not get this error while editing in office web apps. SPWebApplication.DisableCoauthoring = false;