Microsoft Office 365 is expanding commercial availability in 38 new markets, 3 new languages, and 5 new currencies. This brings the total to 127 markets worldwide.
“Office 365 is expanding commercial availability in 38 new markets, 3 new languages, and 5 new currencies. Office 365 is now available in 127 markets worldwide and it is easier for customers to pay with their method of choice,” stated Andy O’Donald.
“For both the Philippines and Thailand all Office 365 plans are now available for customers to subscribe to,” added Andy. “The other new markets can now start a 120-day trial before paid subscriptions are made available.”
The new languages include Vietnamese, Arabic, and Malay. This raises the number of Office 365 languages to 36, including English.
Microsoft’s Windows.com website is now responsive, in theory, it now offer mobile browser users a better experience on the reuglar as well as gallery without the need to zoom in to read content or to zoom out to navigate on the site.
“The new changes are also available in Windows 8 when the Windows.com website is viewed in Internet Explorer 10 via “Snap View” mode,” informs Microsoft.
“we just launched sitewide improvements that make Windows.com responsive to your browsing device and screen size, regardless of your device. Whether you are viewing Windows.com on a phone or a tablet, or viewing in Snap mode in Windows 8, the site resizes seamlessly in your browser,” added Microsoft.
“Not only do text and images now scale themselves appropriately, but some content elements will close themselves to save space, so you can view entire pages at a readable size more easily. For example, tabs will become expandable sections, which you can open or close by tapping or clicking. The navbar also gracefully gets out of the way to save space, and you can get it back by tapping or clicking on its icon,” says Windows team blog.
Microsoft Research’s Dan Morris and a team of researchers at Columbia University have developed “Remedy,” a prototype search system that cuts through Internet clutter and helps people find relevant results.
“General-purpose web search engines give a broad array of results, without providing tools to help people narrow in on technical or non-technical content, avoid ads, and spot indicators of quality and credibility,” Microsoft Research Connections Blog puts it.
“”Remedy,” on the other hand, helps users find reliable, patient-friendly educational material more easily. It supports rapid filtering and comparison of medication information search results, and summarizes the topics that it finds in those results. It also provides a topic-based view in which users can see what multiple sites have to say about a single topic of interest,” explained Microsoft.
Watch this video that shows how Remedy helps patients find relevant, reliable information about their medications: