The month of May has just started, but Microsoft has already released this month's updates for the Office apps on iOS to users in the Insider program. This time around, many of the changes seem to be focused on Outlook, which has received a handful of improvements.
First, you can now set favorite contacts inside the app, and create e-mail sections just for them. Additionally, you can make it so that you only receive e-mail notifications when they're coming from one of your favorite contacts, so you won't be bothered by anyone else.
Outlook is also getting Teams integration, sort of. When creating an event in Outlook, you can now toggle a setting specifying whether the event is a Teams meeting, as long as Teams is the platform you use for meetings in your organization.
The last bit of Outlook news is a new app for the Apple Watch, which Microsoft says should be much faster. It also supports the Apple Watch Series 4 watch face, which, as you may recall, has double the number of complications compared to previous iterations.
As for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, they all seem to have a couple of smaller enhancements. There's a new landing page, which will offer recommended places to start working based on what you and your teammates have been working on. For example, if someone has mentioned you in the comments of a document, you'll be able to jump into it more quickly.
Lastly, you can now move your files from one cloud-based folder to another in all of the apps mentioned above. If you haven't yet, you can download the Office apps from the links below:
If you'd like to join the Office Insider program on iOS and try these improvements right now, you'll need to use the Test Flight app. The new features shouldn't take long to be available for general users, though.