Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection helps Georgia State University stay on top of malware

www.office.com/setup – Georgia State University is combatting an increase of malware attacks with the use of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

www.office.com/setup – The guest post written by Ren Flot on the Office 365 blog explains their the email security software protects more than 55,000 students and at least 6,000 staff.

www.office.com/setup – Ren is the chief information security officer and director of cyber security for Georgia State University. In his story, he shares that phishing attacks were similar to fighting fires almost every day. The school turned to support from Microsoft FastTrack to help them set up their defenses. Upon the implementation of the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, over 2,000 malicious emails were eliminated after only five months. The college also uses the Safe Links feature which seamlessly protects against malicious URLs.

www.office.com/setup – The Advanced Threat Protection has been around for a while and can be easily forgotten in the background of Office 365. It’s nice to see a reminder that Microsoft has and continues to be focused primarily on keeping data safe.

Microsoft launches LinkedIn powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 users

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Microsoft today announced the official rollout of a LinkedIn powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 users on Windows. This comes several months after the feature was initially announced, marking a new way to help job seekers showcase their accomplishments.

There is no need to have a LinkedIn account to use this feature and any Office 365 user on Windows can find the Resume Assistant by going to Review and then clicking Resume Assistant in the Office ribbon. From there, the user can type the role they are interested in and check certain examples. The Assistant will even show work experience descriptions for inspiration and even top skills related to the role, as identified by LinkedIn.

According to Microsoft, the feature is available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows whose Word 2016 desktop display language is set to English. Users will also only see the feature if their Windows region is set to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.

Microsoft mentions that nearly 80 percent of resumes are updated in Word, with 70 percent of people saying they have difficulty portraying their work experience effectively. This feature will definitely be a help for many, and you can learn more about it by checking here.

Microsoft Planner gets new Schedule view, Group and Filter options and Due date notifications

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Microsoft announced today a big update for Planner, its task management app for Office 365. The Trello competitor is getting three new features today: the first addition is Schedule View, which lets Planner users view their task schedule with weekly and monthly views. Schedule view is accessible from a new button in the top bar of Planner.

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With the new Group and Filter options, Planner users can also quickly surface tasks by assigned team members, progress, due date, label and more. This is really handful in case you already have many tasks grouped into buckets.

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In addition to letting you filter tasks by due date, Planner can also send you emails to remind you about upcoming deadlines in the week to come, which some users may find quite helpful. Last but not least, Outlook calendar integration via the iCalendar format feed is also rolling out soon, the Office team revealed, and it will let you publish all your Planner tasks to your Outlook calendar. While this isn’t a true integration with Outlook Tasks, it’s still a good start.

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You’ll soon be able to publish your Planner tasks to your Outlook calendar.

Microsoft says that these features were among the top requested additions on the Planner UserVoice website, and we invite you to check it to help the team prioritize new features.

Real-time co-authoring and drag and drop support are coming to Microsoft’s Office iOS apps

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Following the release of OneDrive 10.1 for iOS yesterday, Microsoft announced a major update for its Office iOS apps. Real-time co-authoring is coming to Word, Excel and Powerpoint on iOS, just a couple of weeks after the feature rolled out to Office 2016 for Mac.

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Introducing new features in @Office and @OneDrive for iOS, including real-time co-authoring, drag and drop, and universal link support for shared files. Learn more: http://msft.social/o8Rc6T 

“Using real-time co-authoring, colleagues, friends, and family can contribute to and edit documents simultaneously in the Word, Excel and PowerPoint iOS apps, the Office team explained. “This allows you to know who else is working with you in a document, see where they’re working, and view changes automatically within seconds.” As on other platforms, real-time co-authoring will require an Office 365 subscription.

For iPad users, the upcoming updates for Word, Excel and Powerpoint will also let you drag and drop content between the three Office apps as well as OneDrive. To do that, you’ll just have to open two apps side by side and drag and drop content from one app to another.

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Lastly, Word, Excel and Powerpoint will get new accessibility features on iOS 11, including the new VoiceOver rotor to change how VoiceOver speaks, reads, and sounds. Microsoft says that these new capabilities will roll out to iOS users in the coming days, so make sure to check for updates in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.

Windows 10 Telegram app updates with new features and a fresh look

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www.office.com/setup – The official Telegram desktop app has updated to version 1.0. This latest version of the chat app brings with it a new design aesthetic, new animations, and custom themes.

www.office.com/setup – Transitions between tasks are now much smoother and the entire app in general looks much more refined than it did before. Something that’s rather nice is the fact that any user can create their own custom themes for Telegram for free. While, the Telegram app is still a traditional desktop app and not designed in the newer Universal Windows Platform app format, it’s still rather solid.

www.office.com/setup – Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.

www.office.com/setup – With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 5000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs.

Do you use Telegram to communicate with contacts? Let us know your thoughts on this update in the comments below.