Just over a year ago, Microsoft announced the consumer versions of Microsoft 365. Today, the company discussed several features recently added to subscriptions.
Part is old, part is updated and part is new. Here is the list:
Office for iPad. In February, Microsoft introduced its all-in-one Office app for iPad, giving users “a simple, integrated experience that combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into one app.”
Send emails and schedule appointments with your voice in Outlook for iPhone. Outlook Mobile has been integrating Cortana functionality for over three years, and Microsoft recently upped that up with what it calls the “conversational AI” feature related to sending emails and scheduling appointments. with your voice. This is now available in Outlook for iPhone to anyone with a free Microsoft account.
Transcribe handwritten notes with Microsoft Lens. Microsoft renamed Office Lens to Microsoft Lens in February and today revealed it will add the ability to transcribe handwritten notes into English text. This feature is available in the standalone Microsoft Lens app as well as in the Office app, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.
Microsoft To Do Widgets for iPhone. Microsoft has been a bit slow to release widgets that work on iOS 14+, but it’s making up for lost time and released several since last fall. The last one is a set of Microsoft To Do widgets – Your Tasks, My Day, and Add a Task. They are now available to anyone with a free Microsoft account.
Support for Live Photos in OneDrive. I think this one is new: OneDrive now supports Live Photos created on an iPhone, which allows you to “play the full motion and sound of your Live Photos”. This feature is now available in OneDrive for iPhone to anyone with a free Microsoft account.
Money in Excel. This feature was announced a year ago and released last June, but it now supports cash flow information to help you monitor your monthly expenses and the ability to manually enter transactions and balances. account directly in Money in Excel. Money in Excel is now available to Microsoft 365 Personal and Home subscribers in the United States in Excel for Windows, macOS, and web.
PowerPoint presentation coach. Ad way As of September 2019, PowerPoint Presenter Coach is now available in English on the web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android to anyone with a Microsoft account. But those with Microsoft 365 Personal and Home subscribers get additional features, including advanced recommendations in the PowerPoint desktop app on Windows and macOS, as well as three new web commenting features: body language, repetitive language. and pronunciation.
Microsoft Publisher. Microsoft’s former competitor Grammarly shipped as a browser extension just over a year ago and now offers plagiarism checks, text predictions, better context for fixes and enhancements, and a writing assistance in LinkedIn, WordPress, Gmail and Google Docs.
Information provided by Wolfram on Excel data. Microsoft 365 subscribers will soon have access to over 100 data types powered by Wolfram. “Instead of using multiple applications or sites to copy and paste external data into tables, you can import and refresh the data directly in Excel,” notes Microsoft. “And whether you’re working toward nutritional goals, picking college, or picking out a baby name, there are smart templates for these scenarios and more are available for download, making it even easier to find out. getting started with data types. This feature will soon be available in English for Microsoft 365 Personal and Home subscribers in Excel on Windows, macOS, and Web.
Designer in Word. Deployed now in limited preview on the web, this intelligent new helper can help you “create documents with a clean, professional, and consistent appearance, with no design skills required,” says Microsoft. The feature will be available to anyone with a Microsoft account and as a benefit to Microsoft 365 Personal and Home subscribers, in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian (bokmal).