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Microsoft Office 365 Updates for January 2017

One of the benefits of Office 365 is the continual updates that they are providing in functionality, be it user experience or administration tools. See the video with Jim Naroski, which covers the following areas:

Microsoft PowerPoint QuickStarter

  • Enter topic and choose slide and design as a start for PowerPoint
  • Focus on the presentation content

Excel Updates – Power Query updates

  • 10 new data transformation connectivity features
  • Get and Transform

Editor in Word

  • Uses machine learning
  • Shows definitions and redundancies
  • Great for homophones etc

Office Feature Availability

  • Not all features are available straight away
  • Join the insider program to get them faster

Office on Android Updates

  • Add cloud storage apps to add, edit and share files as easily as with onedrive
  • Includes Dropbox, box, Egnyte, etc

Visio Updates

  • Visio viewer for iPad iOS
  • Visio online preview
  • Allows users to view Visio drawings and diagrams

Office Online Server

  • Allows on premise users to use browser based versions from their own servers
  • Updates about every 4 months

LinkedIn Acquisition

  • New integrations with Office 365 to come

Find out more about Office 365

If you would like more information on Office 365 and to sign up to a free trial, please see the web page here, or contact us directly to see how we can help support you.

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