Gartner Research

The Continuing Evolution of Office 365 — Changes, Improvements and Impacts

Published: 23 January 2015

ID: G00270505

Analyst(s): Ken Agress


Office 365 has evolved in 2014 to offer new features, functions and applications. IT professionals need to understand the impacts these changes have on users, the computing environment, policies and training, and the way the organization should approach Office 365.

Table Of Contents



  • Office 365 as a Platform Is Becoming More Real
  • What's New
    • New Office 365 Applications and Services
    • New APIs and Developer Tools
    • New Mobile Apps
  • What's Changed
    • Office Application Functionality
    • Storage Limitations and Management
    • Tools to Identify Sensitive Data and Provide Data Loss Prevention
  • What's Happened — Important Events


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