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The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

From Windows 8.1 receiving its first major update to the "Threshold" release wave beginning to take shape, 2014 promises to be an important year for Microsoft's vision of a more unified product ecosystem. Key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others are also in the offing over the next 12 months.

Microsoft Folds Yammer Enterprise into Office 365 for Kiosks

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that one of its Office 365 kiosk-style plans, Office 365 "Enterprise K1," will now have enterprise social networking capabilities via Yammer Enterprise.

Microsoft Expands Preview Program for 'Sway' Office App

Users interested in trying out Microsoft's new Sway Office app can now access the preview release without having to join a wait list.

Report: Microsoft Axing Another Feature from SharePoint Online

The "Office 365 Public Sites" feature may be the latest feature that Microsoft plans to drop from SharePoint Online.

Microsoft Bolsters Mobile E-Mail Efforts with Acompli Buy

Microsoft on Monday acquired Acompli, a San Francisco-based startup that develops iOS and Android applications combining e-mail, calendar, contacts and search capabilities.

Microsoft Sheds More Light on Upcoming Office 365 Features

Major new feature additions are in the pipeline for Office 365, some of which were demonstrated at last week's Live! 360/SharePoint Live! conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Office 365 Video Service

Select subscribers of Office 365 are now able to test drive Microsoft's new Office 365 video service, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

OneDrive Coming to Office 365 ProPlus in January

The rollout of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business service Office 365 ProPlus users will be completed "before the end of January 2015," Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Begins Rolling Out 'Clutter' Feature to Office 365 Users

The "Clutter" e-mail prioritization feature that Microsoft debuted in March is now starting to be rolled out to Office 365 business users.

Microsoft Rebranding Lync to 'Skype for Business' in 2015

The next version of Lync, Microsoft's unified communications platform for enterprises, will be renamed "Skype for Business" sometime in the first half of 2015, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Microsoft Expands Office for iPad and iPhone Capabilities for Free

Users of Office apps on iPads or iPhones can now create and edit documents at no cost, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft Offering Refunds for Some iPad Office 365 Users

On the heels of its announcement that it is expanding the capabilities of Office for iPad and iPhone at no cost, Microsoft has launched a refund program for qualifying iPad Office 365 users.

Office Apps for Android Tablets Released to Preview

Touch-based Microsoft Office apps, already available for the Apple iOS platform, are now also enabled for all Google Android-based devices.

New Outlook for Mac Released for Office 365

Microsoft on Friday released the new version of its Outlook for Mac software for Office 365 users.

Office 365 Getting Mobile Device Management, Security Boosts

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled several upcoming Office 365 improvements, including mobile device management (MDM) and data loss protection (DLP) controls.