Hi all,

Today’s blog is about what is coming to Office 365 and products around it.
We have some exciting news from the Microsoft Project team, not forgetting about the BI related products.

Check it out:

ROLLING OUT

Delve (Codename Oslo) & Office Graph [MORE INFO]

 

Delve (Codename Oslo) is the first experience to use the power of the Office Graph. Delve is a new way to search and discover content across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Delve will be available as a Windows 8 app, on mobile devices, and integrated in the Office 365 web experience. Office Graph is an underlying technology and a suite-wide intelligence fabric that will help you discover content and make new connections. The Office Graph analyzes signals and applies machine learning. Personalized insights are built up for each user, based on their behavior, their relationships to content, topics and one another. Content and signals are captured from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Yammer.

 

 

New preview features for Power BI [MORE INFO] [FULL POST ABOUT IT]

 

Our largest update to Power BI since it was first introduced in February. Features now available in preview include dashboards, mobile app for iPad, out-of-the-box connectors for popular SaaS services, highly requested new visualizations, and live connectivity to SQL Server Analysis Services. These features will be available to preview in the US in late December, with broader availability throughout 2015. Existing Power BI customers will find a preview option appear in their existing Power BI sites, if your are not currently a Power BI customer you can access the free public preview by visiting PowerBI.com.

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

 

Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 write support

Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 will be able to write-back and update the project plan.

Capacity Management capabilities in Project Online

Resource Managers can benefit from configurable color coded heatmaps to better predict the utilization of   their resource pool in Project Online. These heatmaps will also support seamless drill-down capabilities all the way down to individual resources and their assigned projects.

Resource Engagement Workflow in Project Online

Project managers, working in Project Pro for Office365 can systematically place resource requests in order to build their project teams.  Soon thereafter, Resource managers working in Project Online willbe able to view, modify, accept or reject those requests. Also, decisions made by Resource managers  will be available to Project Managers within Project Pro for Office 365 to review and plan accordingly.

Multiple timeline bars in Project Pro for Office 365

In Project Pro for Office 365 you will be able to create multiple timeline bars within the Timeline view. You will also be able to set a custom date range for each timeline bar in order to just highlight a certain time period of the project in the Timeline view.

Excel Online improvements

Support editing and refreshing of workbooks containing Power Views and inserting PivotTables.

Office 365 Notification Pane

The new notification pane will provide end users with a single place to catch up on all system events (i.e. system alerts like password expiration, new emails, calendar reminders and eventually group likes) and will be available across apps in the Office 365 web experience. In order to access this new feature, a user simply clicks on the top right notification icon to open the notification pane.

 

 

You can check the Office 365 Roadmap full list here:

http://roadmap.office.com/en-us