Monday, May 6, 2019
Today at Microsoft Build 2019, we announced the latest innovations in Microsoft 365. We first launched Microsoft 365 almost two years ago by bringing together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single solution. Since then, we’ve introduced new offerings like Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Search, and Microsoft Stream to create a set of deeply connected experiences available whenever and wherever you want to be productive. In many ways, this follows the same pattern we took with Office a little over 30 years ago when we created the world’s most widely used suit of productivity apps by combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. With Microsoft 365, we’re building the world’s productivity cloud—a solution to help people work smarter together on any device. The updates you’ll see today are our next step in creating a new way to work by breaking down barriers between people and across apps and devices.
Underpinning all of this innovation is the Microsoft Graph, our customers’ secure and compliant record of their productivity activity in the Microsoft Cloud. It helps developers create people-centered, cross-platform experiences by providing context about an organization’s work that flows across documents, apps, and devices. The Microsoft Graph powers the most important components of Microsoft 365, from “born in the cloud” experiences like Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Search, and MyAnalytics, to modern, cloud-connected collaboration in existing apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Read on for the latest updates to these experiences and the underlying developer technologies that make them possible.