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March 3, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Microsoft to include more social, personalization capabilities in SharePoint, Office 365

Microsoft’s annual SharePoint conference begins today in Las Vegas, with former President Bill Clinton scheduled to deliver the opening keynote to about 10,000 attendees.

(The keynote, starting at 8:30 a.m., is being streamed here.)

A preview of "Oslo" (Photo from Microsoft)

A preview of “Oslo” (Photo from Microsoft)

At the conference, the company is expected to announce some of the new things it’s working on. Among those things:

  • An application (codenamed “Oslo”) that uses machine learning to show users of Office 365 across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer and Office the content deemed most relevant and important to the individual user. (For instance, it might show the email messages deemed most important, rather than just showing them in the order they arrive in the user’s inbox.
  • A new feature called “Groups” that allows users to create groups — such as a project team — that carries across Yammer conversations, Exchange email and calendars, and SharePoint team sites.
  • An ability — dubbed “Inline Social” — to have social conversations inside documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
  • The Office 365 Video Portal to allow businesses to upload, store and discover videos securely.

Microsoft also released today Office 365 SDKs for Windows 8 and Android for developers to build mobile productivity solutions.

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