Today is the first day of Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference, where the firm announced a number of new Office 365 features at its morning keynote. Some of them will begin rolling out to Office Insiders today, both on the Slow and Fast rings.
Tap is a new feature that's coming to Word and Outlook. It's similar in functionality to Researcher, which was announced back in July, but instead of searching the web for sources, it will search internal documents from a team.
QuickStarter is coming to PowerPoint and Sway, which is designed to help users figure out what to create a presentation about. Based on natural-language input, the app will provide a list of suggestions.
Tap will be available to Insiders today, as well as QuickStarter for Sway. The feature for PowerPoint will take a bit longer.
What will also be a while is 2D maps in Excel. Microsoft says that 15% of datasets are geographically oriented, so now, Excel will recommend charts based on geography if it recognizes such a dataset. The map will scale based on the locations selected, down to a county level. They'll also work across apps, so if you import your chart into PowerPoint, the colors will change based on your theme, and you can even edit it.
Insiders will find new features in PowerPoint Designer today as well. Instead of only helping users to design a slide based on images, it will work with text too.
Any features that don't arrive for Insiders today should be available by the end of the year.
Finally, the company announced MyAnalytics, which has been rebranded from Delve Analytics. The idea is for it to be more personal analytics service, which should show how you spend time at work.