Microsoft Announced New Features To Word, Outlook, And PowerPoint

Microsoft announced new features coming to its Word, PowerPoint and Outlook Applications.
 
Microsoft in its official blog states,
 
“This month, we are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results. These features help you improve your writing in Word, deliver dynamic presentations in PowerPoint and prioritize the emails that matter most to you in Outlook.”
 
Researcher is the new service on Word, which will help you to find as well as incorporate reliable sources and content for your paper in a few simple steps. Within the Word document, you can now go on to explore the material which is related to your topic and add it to the ‘properly-formatted citation,’ in just one click. Researcher uses the Bing Knowledge Graph in order to pull in the appropriate content from the Web and provide you with structured, safe and credible information.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“We’ll continue expanding Researcher’s body of reference materials to also include sources like national science and health centers, well-known encyclopedias, history databases and more. We’ll also soon bring Researcher to mobile devices so you can start creating a quick outline for that term paper no matter where you are or what device you’re using. Researcher is available today for Office 365 subscribers using Word 2016 on Windows desktops.”
 
Another new feature which is now available in Word is known as Editor, which is quite a notable feature, as it will help you to improve your writing by suggesting changes. This feature picks up issues, such as wordiness, lack of consistency in hyphenation and other areas, non-inclusive language, difference in tone, passive voice, slang, jargon, clichés and the use of double negatives.
 
 
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The company states,
 
“As a cloud-based service, Editor will get better with time. This fall, it will expand upon Word’s current spelling and grammar tools to inform you why words or phrases may not be accurate—teaching at the same time it is correcting. In the same release, Editor will overhaul Word’s visual proofing cues so you can distinguish at a glance between edits for spelling (red squiggle), grammar (blue double underline) or writing style (gold dotted line). “
 
Microsoft has also released two new updates to Outlook, which will help you to work smarter and gain control of your Emails.
 
 
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In one of the statements,
 
“Customers love using Focused Inbox in Outlook on iOS and Android. Now we’re rolling it out to Outlook on Windows, Mac and Outlook on the web. “
 
The new features, which involve focused inbox, would help you to focus on the Emails which matter most to you, automatically separating your inbox into two tabs. The important Emails will be in the “Focused” tabs, which the other Emails would be easy to access, however out of the way in “Other” tab. As you  move your Email in or out of the Focused Inbox, Outlook’s intelligence learns from your behavior to become better tailored as per your priorities.
 
This release on the desktop and Web means that you will now have one consistent view of the important items available in your inbox across all your devices. For more information, check the official blog.
 
Microsoft introduces Zoom in its PowerPoint. This entices you to easily create an interactive, non-linear presentation. You can now easily captivate your audience with smooth, effortless navigation in and out of any section or slide. You can now present your slides in any order you want, without having to exit the slide show mode and interrupting the flow.