Office 365 Gets Restructured

Posted: Jul 27 2016, 7:38am CDT | by , in News | Latest Business News

 

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Office 365 Gets Restructured
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Microsoft has announced a few changes within the Microsoft Office Suite that have been designed to save time for users and produce better results. These features improve writing, create dynamic presentations, and help you to prioritize emails.

Researcher

Once of those changes is Researcher, a source that will help students and scholars access high-quality sources and cite them properly. It will take a lot of the steps out of doing research so that you can get content for papers in fewer steps. It will take one click to source and cite your work. It uses Bing Knowledge Graph to get the best information out there.

Microsoft acknowledges that Researcher's reference materials are still in the early stages and they will expand them into the future. It will also come to mobile devices so that you can take notes or make outlines while you are on the go or on campus. Researcher is available to subscribers using Word 2016.

Editor

Another new tool will be Editor, a digital writing assistant. Editor helps by giving advanced proofing and editing to papers. They use natural language processing and input from real people to improve writing. It will also edit for clarity and simplicity, flagging phrases and structures that are too complicated.

This too will improve over time as they get more input from users to its cloud-based server. It will also educate you - it will tell you why certain words or phrases aren't accurate so that you don't make the mistakes again. You will be able to differentiate between spelling (red), grammar (blue), and stylistic (gold) changes.

Outlook

Outlook is an integral part of so many companies, and the new updates make it so that you can take control of your email. You'll get Focused Inboxes that allow you to see the emails that you need to see. You'll get a "Focused" tab that will allow you to see those emails, and an "Other" tab that will hide all of those junk emails.

There will also be @mentions in Outlook for Windows and Mac for Office 365 users, which makes it easy to find the most urgent emails. In order to flag someone, you'll just have to type the "@" symbol and pick the person. Everything will be streamlined from there, making it easier to get urgent work done. You'll also be able to search for those emails as well, so you can find them easier.

PowerPoint

Finally, the old standby of PowerPoint is adding something new as well, called Zoom.

With Zoom, you'll be able to create interactive presentations that are non-linear. This will give a new feeling to your presentations and captivate your audience with a smoother feeling. Zoom is perfect for audiences that will bring up topics - you'll be able to jump around and talk about things when they are relevant.

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