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Microsoft unveils new features for Office 365

Microsoft announced that it is releasing new features for some of its Office 365 software such as Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

For Word, the tech company said that it will be adding Researcher and Editor features to help its users on writing paper works. Researcher helps a user to find and include reliable sources and content to his paper in fewer steps. It uses the Bing Knowledge Graph to get appropriate content from the web an provide credible information.

Another new Word feature is the Editor, which offers suggestions to help a user improve his writing. It uses advanced proofing and editing service to serve its function. The editor also offers visual clues like red squiggle for spelling mistakes, blue squiggle for grammar issues, and the gold dotted line for writing style queries.

Meanwhile, Outlook’s Focused Inbox feature will be soon available to Windows, Mac, and its web platform after initially becoming available on the mobile version. This feature gives user the ability to separate messages that are important from messages that are not so important.

Also coming to Outlook is the @mentions feature, which will make it easier for users to determine emails that need attention.

Finally, the PowerPoint is getting the new “Zoom” feature, which allows users to create interactive, non-linear presentations. With this, PowerPoint users will now be able to modify the order of a slideshow by jumping directly to any slide or section.

The new features are expected to roll out this month but Office Insiders will be getting the first crack to the new updates. It’s important to note that these features are only available for Office 365 subscribers.

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