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Office 365 Applications at Downstate


Starting in March 2017 we will be migrating Downstate's default email application from Lotus Notes to Microsoft 365 Outlook. What does this mean for you? Downstate IS team is concentrating on migrating the current Lotus Notes email system to Microsoft 365 mail program.

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Outlook 2016 Quick Start Guide

New to Outlook 2016? Use this guide to learn the basics. Find out more.

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Lotus Notes 8.5 to Office 365 for business

Microsoft Outlook 2016 may look different from Lotus Notes, but you'll quickly discover that Outlook lets you do everything you're used to doing. Find out more.

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Word 2016 will be available in July.

Word: Create more impactful documents

Customize your document your way with robust formatting tools that enable you to create effective documents, easier. Word gives you the capabilities to design your document to meet your specific needs.

Work with PDFs

Here's a time-saver you'll really like: open a PDF in Word on your desktop, and edit content – like paragraphs, lists, and tables – as if you created them in Word. And you can save them as a PDF or Word document.

Find the right command in seconds with Tell Me

It's easier than ever to find the feature you need. Just type what you want to do in the intelligent "Tell me what you want to do" search box, and Word will take you to the command you're looking for.

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Excel 2016 will be available in July.

Excel: Layout your data

Organize your numeric or text data in spreadsheets or workbooks. Viewing it in context helps you make more informed decisions.

Reformat and rearrange it

As you look at different configurations, Excel learns and recognizes your pattern and auto-completes the remaining data for you. No formulas or macros required. The Tell Me search feature guides you to the feature commands you need to get the results you are looking for.

Do your analysis

Excel will perform complex analyses for you. And it summarizes your data with previews of pivot-table options, so you can compare them and select the one that tells your story best.

Find your best storyline

Discover and compare different ways to represent your data and your intents visually. When you see the one that shows your data best, apply formatting, sparklines, charts, and tables with a single click. A set of new modern charts and graphs in Excel 2016 help you to present your data in fresh ways.

Highlight trends and patterns

Make it easy to spot trends and patterns in your data by using bars, colors and icons to visually highlight important values. The new one-click forecasting feature in Excel 2016 creates forecasts on your data series with one click to future trends.

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PowerPoint 2016 will be available in July.

PowerPoint: Design like a professional in seconds

PowerPoint Designer delivers high quality customized presentations by providing design options that help you maximize the visual impact of your presentation, in two easy steps. Add an image and pick your favorite, that's it.

Cinematic motion, in one click

Morph makes it easy to create fluid motion with little to no effort, bringing your vision to life. Simply duplicate the slides you want morphed together, move the objects based on how you want them animated, and click Morph.

Captivate your audience

Zoom brings your presentations to life with an interactive summary slide that makes navigating through your presentation easy and fun. Zoom in and out of sections or slides within your presentations, in any order your audience takes you, from a single slide.

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Current version available is Skype for Instant Messaging (IM) only.
All other features will be available starting in July.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business lets you connect with co-workers or business partners in your company or around the world.

  • Start conversations with IM. Future versions will include voice and video calls.
  • See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting.
  • Set industrial-strength security for meetings.
  • Broadcast online to a large audience.
  • Present your screen during meetings or give control to others.
  • Use Skype for Business in other Office programs to chat, call, or join a meeting with a click.

Current version available is Skype for IM only. All features will be available coming soon. Please check back for updates

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One Drive

This is a pre-installed Windows 10 based product, enabling your documents and photos to be shared to One Drive automatically. It has features such as:

  • Connected
    Sync your files from your PC or Mac and access them from your favorite browser or mobile device.
  • Collaborative
    Works seamlessly with Microsoft Office in real time so you can share and collaborate from anywhere.
  • Secure
    Protect your company data with advanced encryption, compliance, and security features.

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