Almost every month, Microsoft rolls out new features for Office 365 in phases and gives us a summary of the important ones through its blog. For the month of October, the noteworthy enhancements that are introduced in its productivity suite are the AI-powered translator in Word and new tools for working faster.
The new translator functionality for Word allows users to get a complete view of the translated document and choose to edit or save it. Currently, 60 languages are supported by Translator and 11 of these are translated using neural machines, which are said to have higher accuracy. The functionality can be accessed using the review tab.
Another smart feature rolling out for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is the "Tell me what you want to do", which will allow users to search for shared documents, share the current document or get more information about other users without moving out of the current app.
Word for iPad users will get access to improved Learning Tools such as Immersive Reader and Read Aloud, that will help users who have difficulty in reading or those having learning disabilities like dyslexia.
In addition to these features, Microsoft has highlighted some of the features that went live during the last month which include OneDrive Files On-Demand, 3D files in OneDrive, Visio Online, MyAnalytics and LinkedIn information in Outlook.com. Most of the features have already rolled out to Office Insiders on Windows, while those on other platforms can expect to get them soon.
Source: Office Blog
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