Day: September 6, 2017

  • September 6, 2017

    Roku launches its own channel

    Roku, a company capitalizing on the cord cutting trend to the tune of a $100 million IPO, is today launching its own channel for users of Roku streaming players, sticks and TVs, which will connect customers to hundreds of movies and some TV shows they can stream for free. The channel itself will include content Roku has licensed directly from studios, as well as movies aggregated from other channel publishers on its platform. Like its rivals – Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV – Roku offers an easy way to access all the top streaming services, as well as many of the niche players. However, unlike the other competitors, Roku hasn’t really used its platform as a way to push its own video marketplace or streaming service the way Apple does with iTunes, Google with Google Play Movies & TV, and Amazon does with Amazon Video and Prime Video. TechCrunch I have used Roku for a long time I have one on every TV we own. Great to see them moving a head they have great product both hardware and software are great.
  • The Office365 team opened up their post this month by talking about teamwork “More than ever, effective teamwork is critical to your success. This month, we made the experience of working with others even better through the release of co-authoring in Excel, enhancements to Microsoft Teams, an updated Yammer app, and more.” General Availability Excel Co-authoring – Now anyone can work together at the same time in Excel spreadsheets that are stored on SharePoint Online, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business. General Availability AutoSave Word, Excel and PowerPoint – AutoSave is available for all Office 365 subscribers. Any Word, Excel, and PowerPoint stored in OneDrive and SharePoint will be AutoSaved. Individual work or Co-authoring will save your latest changes automatically in the cloud. Rich profiles in Outlook for Windows – Microsoft is rolling a newly redesigned experience to Outlook for Windows. By leveraging Microsoft Graph, they Microsoft can including relevant files, conversations, and group membership in the new design. New Yammer App – The Yammer app for the iPad got a new design adding a better experience for universal search, automatic sign-in, and a better reporting. The new Yammer activity report helps administrators understand how your organizations Yammer activity. Microsoft Office365 For Education Got Update OneNote Class Notebook Gets Microsoft Teams—Students and teachers can now enjoy a full view of their OneNote Class Notebook right from within Teams helping to simplify classroom management. Microsoft Teams Allows Teacher Share Instructional Material—Teachers can now add links to online reference materials for classroom instruction through Teams. The new feature allows students to access to the third-party resources. Better Administrator Controls —IT administrators can now specify permissions for third-party apps in Teams. Scores from assignments can now be imported into a school’s Learning Management System, ensuring a single source of truth for student grades.