Microsoft updates Office 365 yet again with new Cloud-based Intelligence Services

Thursday 28 July 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: To reiterate the continuing success of the new Office 365, and in efforts of augmenting business productivity for users, Microsoft has unveiled a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps, designed specifically to reduce time and harvest better results. Researcher and Editor in word, Outlook focused Inbox and Zoom in PowerPoint are the newest additions to Office 365 in July.

With nearly 50 million Office 365 monthly active users, it is Microsoft’s fastest growing commercial product. It is also now the number one deployed application in the enterprise, growing to be the company’s most profitable business and productivity tool. Introduction of Researcher in Word takes business efficiency a step further by using Bing Knowledge Graph to pull in the appropriate content from the web and provide structured, safe and credible information. Users would be able to explore material related to their topic with just one click, availing the advantages of properly formatted citation being available to them in lesser time.

While Researcher will prove to be beneficial for creating smart word documents, Editor compliments the service by providing advanced proofing and editing. Leveraging machine learning and natural language processing, coupled with input from a team of linguists, Editor makes suggestions to help improve writing techniques. Customers will also be able to employ smarter work ethics with the new Focused Inbox outlook, designed to help them focus on emails that matter most. The @mentions to Outlook on Windows and Mac for Office 365 subscribers will further make it easier to identify emails that need immediate attention. Zoom on PowerPoint is another feature that lets users create interactive and dynamic slides, allowing them to present non-linear presentations with smooth, effortless navigation.

“Innovation lies at the core of all Microsoft services.” said Ihsan Anabtawi, Regional Director for Applications and Services, Microsoft Gulf. “These additions to Office will help users communicate critical business information through rich documents and presentations, allowing them to prioritize their daily tasks with an enhanced outlook focused inbox. Office 365 suite continues to evolve, delivering the most comprehensive and reliable tools that help maximize business productivity for today’s workforce.

Microsoft continues to build more intelligence into Office apps, aiming to expand business capabilities of its products that allows every person and organization to achieve more. To know more about the latest accompaniments to Office 365, sign up for Office Insider to be the first to use the latest and greatest in Office productivity. For more details on Office 365 updates, visit: Office 365 blogs

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