Modern business is all about collaboration: with your colleagues and with your customers.
That’s why we are excited to be adding to our support for world-leading online productivity platforms. Today, Microsoft made some major announcements at their developer conference in Barcelona about new features in Microsoft Office 365.
The big one for us is web API’s that allow us to connect Xero with Office 365 mail, contacts, calendar and files.
We’ve been impressed by these new features that will allow us to integrate Office and Xero closely. To make this happen we’ve been working with Microsoft in Redmond and were thrilled to be one of the demo companies at the launch in Barcelona.
Over the next few months, a new feature will be rolling out to those of you with Office 365 accounts which will enable you to sign straight into Xero directly from your online Office suite using the new Office App Launcher. This will just be the start of some fantastic integration with Microsoft’s online universe.
For our Practice Studio products in particular this integration will enable some great features. We know many of our partners live between Office and their Practice tools and this seamless integration will now allow for increased productivity. Being able to link emails and documents to your client in Practice Studio, across your desktop, web and mobile apps is one of the first things we’re working on, but there are so many further opportunities to collaborate over financial data and documents with our partners and their clients. We can’t wait to build them.