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Ignite 2017
NOV
2
2017

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now supported in our Template Chooser and Content Chooser Add-Ins

We updated the Template Chooser and Content Chooser Add-Ins this week to support OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. This way, users can declare any folder in OneDrive to become available as a library in the Add-Ins. This means that you can use the Add-Ins with your own data without having to rely on your Office 365 administrator to setup SharePoint for you to start working with your own templates and contents. These libraries will roam across applications and platforms, providing you with the same experience, regardless what device you are using. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think of this improvement.* 😊

Additionally, it is now also possible to sign in to the Add-In using a Personal Microsoft Account. That way you will be automatically connected to your personal OneDrive libraries. 😊

Ignite 2017
SEPT
29
2017

OFFICEATWORK ON STAGE WITH NEW SSO FEATURE AT MICROSOFT IGNITE 2017 IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

officeatwork on stage in Orlando

We updated the Template Chooser this week to better handle creating new files in Office 2016 on Windows. You can now create new documents directly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, without having to go via the download and browser step. This now means that with just one click on the template in the Template Chooser you can create new files in Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office 2016 on Windows. If all goes well we will try to bring this awesome improvement to other versions and platforms. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think of this improvement 😊Additionally, we also updated the Document Wizard add-in this week allowing you to create personalized Word documents using the Template Chooser and the Document Wizard with just a single click – just imagine that with one click on a template in the Template Chooser your users will be able to create Word documents that are specific to them – their work address, their personal details, their brand they are working for, their location details of the office they are working in etc. – that is productivity at it’s best 😊

view Microsoft Office 365 platform overview breakout session

Note that, if you want this to work for you (once we shipped an update to our add-ins), that you will need a current version of Office 2016. You will be able to read more about this in our documentation once we shipped this feature.

Ignite 2017
SEPT
29
2017

OFFICE APP AWARD 2017, GO AND VOTE FOR OFFICEATWORK

officeatwork nominated for Office App Award

Ignite 2017
SEPT
2
2017

TEMPLATES IN THE CLOUD JUST GOT AMAZING!

We released major improvements for the officeatwork 365 Add-ins this week.

We updated the Template Chooser this week to better handle creating new files in Office 2016 on Windows. You can now create new documents directly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, without having to go via the download and browser step. This now means that with just one click on the template in the Template Chooser you can create new files in Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office 2016 on Windows. If all goes well we will try to bring this awesome improvement to other versions and platforms. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think of this improvement 😊

Additionally, we also updated the Document Wizard add-in this week allowing you to create personalized Word documents using the Template Chooser and the Document Wizard with just a single click – just imagine that with one click on a template in the Template Chooser your users will be able to create Word documents that are specific to them – their work address, their personal details, their brand they are working for, their location details of the office they are working in etc. – that is productivity at it’s best 😊

Give it a try!

Ignite 2017
APR
3
2017

THE OFFICEATWORK 365 TEMPLATE CHOOSER NOW SUPPORTS WINDOWS, MAC, IOS AND OFFICE ONLINE

Following the platform strategy of Office 365 we are happy to announce that we shipped our latest update for the officeatwork 365 Template Chooser making it available on Windows, Mac, iOS and Office Online in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

We also extend our premium «New» experience in Word for Mac and hope to do the same for iPad and Office Online shortly. Once the required Office API’s will become available, we will of course also offer this enhanced «New» experience for Excel and PowerPoint

Ignite 2017
JAN
19
2017

LAUNCHING CONTENT CHOOSER FOR OUTLOOK – LIFE IN OUTLOOK HAS JUST BECOME MORE EFFICIENT

Your Outlook-Day could become much simpler and more efficient having re-usable junks of text just clicks away. That is especially true if your typical email needs to follow some standards. In the past that was a copy and paste job and it was difficult to maintain standards across your team or even across multiple teams.

Today, this all changes as you can now use the officeatwork 365 Content Chooser for Outlook to help you manage your re-usable junks of text. It’s perfect for receptionists, supporters, project managers, product designers – you name it. Actually anyone who can save time and improve their quality of communication by applying pre-formatted junks of text in their e-mail messages can greatly benefit from using the brand new officeatwork 365 Content Chooser for Outlook. It’s also great for teams as you can share your contents in the cloud accross teams using SharePoint online. Give it a try and download it from the Office Store now. It comes with an evaluation license so you have enough time to test it for yourself and your team.

Ignite 2017
OCT
31
2016

THE ALL NEW OFFICEATWORK 365 CONTENT CHOOSER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE STORE

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the officeatwork 365 Content Chooser Web Office Add-in for Office 365. This revolutionary Add-in gives users a simple and straight forward way of consuming curated content hosted in your Office 365 tenant – across multiple platforms and devices – right within their Office application like Excel, Word and PowerPoint. We are super excited about this new Add-in and cannot wait to see how this will improve the way knowledge workers get their jobs done. We strongly believe that this add-in highly aligns to our vision of empowering users in organizations to create the winning documents and contents, whilst enjoying technology on different devices and platforms.

Ignite 2017
SEP
30
2016

OFFICEATWORK WINS MULTIPLE GLOBAL MICROSOFT 2016 OFFICE APP AWARDS

We are extremely proud to announce that officeatwork has just won two global Microsoft 2016 Office App Award in the category ‘Best International Developer‘ and ‘Best Integrated Office Add-in‘. Additionally, officeatwork was nominated finalist for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.We received these awards during the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta where officeatwork CEO Martin Seifert was personally asked to give a brief introduction/demo of the Add-In on stage.

link to the official Microsoft Announcementlink to the official Microsoft Blog postlink to the officeatwork 365 Add-Ins in the Office Store
Ignite 2017
JUL
17
2016

PROUD TO BE A MICROSOFT APPSOURCE LAUNCH PARTNER

Around the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference early July 2016 Microsoft launched a new Storefront called AppSource (https://appsource.microsoft.com) targeting business users, allowing them to find and try out line-of-business SaaS apps from Microsoft and their trusted partners like officeatwork. See video explaining AppSource (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpq_Y9LuIB8).
We are proud to have our officeatwork 365 Mail Responder App listed in the category Office 365.

Ignite 2017
MAY
30
2016

MICROSOFT SWITZERLAND PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD – ISV CLOUD INNOVATION

At the Swiss Microsoft headquarters in Zürich, Microsoft Switzerland honored, Zug based officeatwork AG, bestowing on them the distinguished Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the category ISV Cloud Innovation.

Microsoft Office integration experts, officeatwork AG, won the prestigious accolade in recognition of their innovative newly released «officeatwork 365 Web Add-ins» services built atop Office 365.

Granted annually, the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, are a recompense for those most innovative Swiss companies best at exploiting the latest Microsoft technologies and services.

The award is a major achievement for officeatwork and recognizes both individual and team accomplishments for innovative technological solutions.

According to Martin Seifert, CEO of officeatwork «Our exciting new officeatwork 365 Web Add-ins for Office built atop Office 365 allow organizations of any size to surface their content and processes right within Microsoft Office 365, uplifting the platform to become an indispensable ‘line of business’ asset, no organization can afford to miss. The recently launched officeatwork 365 ‘Document Wizard’, ‘Document Designer’ and ‘Template Chooser’ Add-ins are targeting cloud ready organizations wanting their information workers to achieve more. The solutions bring true mobility to organizational templates making them accessible to users on any device and platform. Users can easily create documents purpose fit for any situation covering all employees, brands, locations and legal requirements. The data is sourced by the Office 365 platform, including SharePoint Online and Azure Active Directory, harnessed through technologies like the Microsoft Graph. The solutions allow organizations to retire the maintenance of hundreds or even thousands of static templates and increases the overall brand and legal compliance for Office documents company wide.»

link to the official Microsoft Switzerland press release
Ignite 2017
MAY
18
2016

MICROSOFT SWITZERLAND TALKING ABOUT OFFICEATWORK

Great new Microsoft video featuring officeatwork

watch the video
Ignite 2017
APR
18
2016

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW TEMPLATE CHOOSER; WHY WORKING WITH TEMPLATES IN OFFICE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the officeatwork 365 Template Chooser Web Office Add-in for Office 365. This revolutionary Add-in gives users a simple and straight forward way of consuming templates hosted in Office 365 across multiple platforms and devices right within their Office application like Excel, Word, PowerPoint or even Project. This is not only the first time that a template can truly be shared between the Office applications and SharePoint, it is also the first time that you can access the same templates from various platforms like Windows, Web, iOS and OS X. We are super excited about this new Add-in and cannot wait to see how this will improve the way information workers get their jobs done. We strongly believe that this add-in highly aligns to our vision of allowing information workers to achieve more in their daily work, whilst enjoying technology on different devices and platforms.

Ignite 2017
MAR
31
2016

OFFICEATWORK 365 PART OF MICROSOFT KEYNOTE AT //BUILD 2016

«We are super proud to have been part of the Microsoft Keynote at //Build 2016 in San Francisco.» says Martin Seifert, CEO of officeatwork.

//Build is one of the four major yearly Microsoft events held in San Francisco. Next to Envision, WPC and Ignite, //Build is targeted at developers whereas the other events target business leaders, Microsoft partners and IT professionals.

officeatwork was mentioned and shown on screen in Qi Lu’s (Executive Vice President, Applications and Services Group, Microsoft) part of the Keynote highlighting the opportunities that are available to developers today for building solutions atop platforms like Office 365. The officeatwork 365 Add-ins where presented to showcased the enormous value such extensions can bring to customers around the globe.

watch Qi Lu’s part of the Keynote showcasing officeatwork
Ignite 2017
FEB
10
2016

ANNOUNCING TEMPLATE CHOOSER FOR OFFICE 365

We are proud to announce the upcoming introduction of the officeatwork 365 Template Chooser Web Office Add-in for Office 365. This revolutionary Add-in will give users a simple and straight forward way of consuming templates hosted in Office 365 across multiple platforms and devices. This is not only the first time that a template can truly be shared between the Office applications and SharePoint, it is also the first time that you can access the same templates from various platforms like Windows, Web, iOS and OS X. We are super excited about this new Add-in and cannot wait to see how this will improve the way information workers get their jobs done. We strongly believe that this add-in highly aligns to our vision of allowing information workers to achieve more in their daily work, whilst enjoying technology on different devices and platforms.

Ignite 2017
DEC
16
2015

DOCUMENT DESIGNER & DOCUMENT WIZARD NOW AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE STORE

We are happy and proud to announce that our officeatwork 365 Document Designer and Document Wizard web Office add-ins for Word are now available in the store

Finally, after over a year of intense partnership with Microsoft we were able to take our joint efforts in creating new APIs for Word a step further by creating web Office add-ins for Word that almost every organization using Office 365 will want to use. This add-in power pack will enable organizations to leverage their investment in Office 365 and be more productive by streamlining the process of creating documents and harvesting data in Word. Being brand and legal compliant in Word has never been easier. Managing dynamic headers and footers with different logos and postal addresses is a breeze. Go and check out what these add-ins can do for you and test run them for 30 days using the trial option offered in the Office Store. We really believe that achieving more is something everybody deserves.

download the Document Designer from the Office Storedownload the Document Wizard from the Office Store
Ignite 2017
NOV
18
2015

OFFICEATWORK 365 PRESENTED AT CONNECT(); // 2015 IN NEW YORK

At Connect(); // 2015 in New York Microsoft for the first time presented an early version of soon to come officeatwork 365 web add-ins for Word.

This is the first time that Microsoft presented two officeatwork web add-ins to such a large and influential international technical audience, highlighting the dedication, energy and know-how put into our market-leading products. In addition, being able to demonstrate the Document Wizard and Document Designer web Office add-ins for Word at Microsoft’s most important virtual developer conference provides a huge opportunity for officeatwork to spread the word and showcase the massive potential of our solutions worldwide. Below is a list of links of Microsoft sessions featuring the officeatwork 365 add-ins.

view Microsoft Graph (/v1.0) by Yina Arenas, Senior Program Manager, Office Extensibility (starting at 00:08:58)view Office Extensibility panel talk with Rob Howard, Rolando Jimenez, Dan Kershaw, Andrew Salamatov (starting at 00:21:23)view Word JavaScript add-in APIs by Juan Balmori, Senior Program Manager, Office Extensibility (starting at 00:13:48)
Ignite 2017
JUN
26
2015

MAIL RESPONDER APP NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MICROSOFT OFFICE STORE

We are delighted to announce that the officeatwork 365 Mail Responder App, an Office 365 Web App, is now available for free in the Microsoft Office Store for immediate download. Read more about the availability of Office 365 Web Apps in the official Microsoft blog post.

Ignite 2017
JUN
26
2015

OFFICE 365 WEB APPS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE STORE

Microsoft has today opened the Office Store to incorporate Web Apps for Office 365. So users can now aquire apps and have them show up in the my apps page as well as pinn them to the Office 365 App Launcher. Read more about the launch on the official Office 365 blog post.

Ignite 2017
MAY
16
2015

WEB ‘OFFICE ADD-INS’ IS THE NEW NAME FOR ‘APPS FOR OFFICE’

At the //BUILD conference in San Francisco Microsoft announced that they renamed what was formally known as ‘Apps for Office’ to Web ‘Office Add-Ins’.

This should better reflect the nature of the application (Add-In) and better align with the existing Add-In technologies already available for Office. The Web Office Add-In approach is currently stated to be the only whey Office can be extended on all platforms. So getting to Office for iOS or Android will definitely require using the Web Office Add-In technology.

watch the video
Ignite 2017
MAY
4
2015

OFFICEATWORK PRESENTED AT //BUILD 2015

At //BUILD 2015 Microsoft presented the officeatwork 365 ‘Mail Responder’ App for Office 365 this week in San Francisco this week.

This is the first time that an officeatwork solution is presented to such a large and influential international technical audience, highlighting the dedication, energy and know-how put into our market-leading products. In addition, being able to demonstrate the Mail Responder App at Microsoft’s most important developer’s conference provides a huge opportunity for officeatwork to spread the word and showcases the massive potential of our solutions worldwide.

watch the video