The past week has been a busy one in Redmond. The Office for Android phone apps are optimized for touchscreen and deliver a familiar Office layout that resembles Office for iOS , but is specifically formatted for Android. Microsoft noted that the current Office Mobile app for Android will continue to be available in the app store throughout the preview period.
This feature will ensure that users do not inadvertently or deliberately sync sensitive corporate files to unauthorized devices, thereby limiting the chances of data leakage. Importantly, all sync client requests are collected, and the results can be filtered and viewed as part of a new compliance center auditing and reporting feature that Krippner says will be rolled out soon.
This managed Outlook app will let organizations set controls on the conditions when data can be copied and pasted (described as a "data leakage protection" scheme by Microsoft). The new Skype for Business client is expected to appear in the third quarter of this year, according to Anderson. In other Outlook news, Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to now use the Outlook Web App to save e-mail attachments directly to the OneDrive for Business storage service.
Vitrium(TM) announced today that it has released version 5.6 of Protectedpdf, the popular cloud-based DRM and document encryption software solution. The PDF document is uploaded from the cloud service of the administrator's choice, secured, and then can be saved and shared out to that service easily. Contextual memory for the web link, meaning that should a reader exit the document and then reopen the document, the point of last position will be remembered and display exactly where the reader left off. 3.
Kwilt already integrates with Apple's Photo Stream, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google +, Picasa, Tumblr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft's OneDrive. The new and improved collage creator allows you to create and share more gorgeous KwiltSnaps than before, using new layouts and new interactions in the editor such as panning and zooming individual images.
Microsoft is continuing to update the integration between Office 365 and their Outlook App. The newest update now allows OneDrive for Business users save attachments directly to their cloud account from the Outlook Web App. In order to save files to an active OneDrive for Business account, simply open the email with attachments and single click the files.
We're clubbing Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive here since you all probably know about and use them. You can use this service to send up to 20GB files for free. Here, you can send files up to 2GB in size, again with the option of getting a link or directly sending the download link to the recipient.
By allowing this control over which domains files can sync to, this new feature limits the possibilities of a company's data leaking out of organization controlled domains and into unmanaged home and personal computers. This latest announcement follows on the heels of Microsoft's unveiling at Ignite of a new plans for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business that include selective sync, more advance Office integration, more feature rich mobile applications, a new OneDrive for Business browser experience and stronger IT and security controls.
The DLP feature was available for MS Outlook, Exchange and OneDrive, and also for SharePoint users. Now, the facility is being extended to Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The team has introduced Background Intelligence Transfer Service (BITS) that will help to prevent congestion on the network. Additionally, the admins will now be able to manage the rate at which they receive updates and fixes.
Anyone who has been reading using Windows Phone since Windows Phone 8 will remember the hullabaloo over Windows Phone 8.1's media solutions. Bearing in mind the last time the Windows Phone team had surprised us with a preview music app, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of speed and polish the app exhibited on first launch.
Microsoft continues to add sophisticated capabilities to OneNote, even as it makes the program available across more devices and more platforms. Microsoft has also been making recent improvements to OneNote for the iPad, adding in the capability to swipe from the left to open a view of all your notebooks, making it easier to manage your notebooks while on an iPad.
Services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive let you store photos and videos in the cloud so that you can view them on any device. All three of these apps work across iOS and Android too, so all you need to do is back everything up to the cloud service of your choice on your Android phone, download the app on your new iPhone, then download to the new phone.