Microsoft recently announced some great new features in Office 365, designed to help users save time and produce better results.
Researcher, Editor and Focused Inbox are a few of the cloud-powered, intelligent services available with this update of O365.
Researcher is an all new feature in Word that helps users find and access credible sources for their projects.
Using Bing knowledge graphs to pull content users gain access to safe, structured and credible information without having to navigate away from Word. Researcher also allows users to add topics to view later, pull facts and quotes directly into the project, and even add citations automatically. Through the integration of Researcher, Microsoft has taken great steps towards making Word a service that is easier to use and saves users time.
Editor is O365’s advanced editing and proofing tool that will help users with writing their best work. Editor aims to simplify and streamline users’ written communication by flagging potential problem areas such as unclear phrases or complex words, and then giving more advanced recommendations. Microsoft has said that Editor will continue to improve with time, more accurately identifying or correcting users’ writing.
- Focused inbox for Outlook
O365’s new features for Outlook help users focus on what matters. Their mailbox is now split into teo tabs, Focused and Other. Focused Inbox function is an intelligent function that learns from users actions, when the user moves mails into either the Focused tab or Other tab the application learns from those actions and tailors the users priorities going forward.
To make it even easier to manage your Inbox, O365 now has an @mentions function, allowing users to flag and identify emails more easily.
- PowerPoint Zoom
PowerPoint Zoom is a great new tool that allows users to easily create interactive, non-linear presentations, meaning users can present theirs slides in whatever order makes sense for the audience, without interrupting the slide show.