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Office 365 Gets New Microsoft AI Powered Tools, New Microsoft 365 Business Apps and More

New to Office 365 in October, Microsoft has announed on Tuesday, online tools, Microsoft AI, as well introduced 96 new global markets that bring Office 365 to over 246 markets and 44 languages worldwide.

A world map above that shows new and existing Office 365 markets.

New features with imrovements to the artifical intelligence (AI) services with a new set of cloud-powered features designed to save time and produce better results are among the top released this time, including:

Translator in Word available to Office Insiders on Windows now, with support for other platforms coming soon —helps translate sections of text, or entire document. The resutls can be view or save as a regular document file. Get started by navigating to Review tab in Word and select Translate.

Translator now supports 60 languages, including 11 those using neural machine translation.

A GIF animation below shows translator in action:

Translator in Office 365 Word

Now Office 365 commercial while working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, can use “Tell Me” to search across organization, or share current files and preview and re-use slides, graphs, and tables from previous documents with support for people and document search.

Simply sign in using Office 365 commercial account, and search for a person or file in the Tell me what you want to do box.

Word on iPad gets new mobile tools “Immersive Reader” and “Read Aloud.” making it easier to recognize and correct errors as you write, improving reading and editing accuracy for everyone, especially users with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Cloud enhancements rolling out today, includes:

OneDrive Files On-Demand, now available as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, so you can access OneDrive and SharePoint files like any other file on a PC.

Now, you can open and view 3D files in OneDrive app and at OneDrive.com without any browser plug-ins before importing them into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

Expanding on its online tools, the Visio Online, a web-based version of Microsoft’s diagramming tool is now available in Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2 (previously Visio Pro for Office 365). So, Visio subscribers can create, edit, and share diagrams online, making it easier to visualize complex information in new ways.

MyAnalytics introduces new features that help visualize the time investments as you can now check on the time spend with individuals and groups.

LinkedIn Profile in Outlook.com

LinkedIn information in Outlook.com begin rolling out offers an ability for commercial Office 365 subscribers to view LinkedIn profile information within Microsoft apps and services.

Custom functions Developer Preview is rolling out to Office Insiders today on Windows and will soon be available on Mac, iPad, and Excel Online.

Other updates, such as:

  • One billion downloads of Skype for Android—Last week Skype reached one billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
  • Office 365 gallery—This month, we rolled out a new Office 365 gallery to provide subscribers with personalized information about the apps, tools, and services available to them.
  • Office Lens multi-page support—Now you can scan large, multi-page documents and save them as a single file, allowing you to seamlessly store and search all your documents in the cloud.
  • Updates to SharePoint—This month, we made it easier to create beautiful, mobile-friendly forms for SharePoint with PowerApps. You can also now create and digest news items from across your organization right within the SharePoint Mobile app on Android and iOS.
  • Group insights in Yammer—We’re rolling out new group insights to help community managers better understand and nurture their groups in Yammer.
  • Office + Surface—Today at Future Decoded, Panos Panay spoke to attendees about how devices + software are transforming the way people work, create, and thrive in the modern workplace.
  • Inclusion in action—Leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re unveiling a new video series celebrating individuals using accessible technologies to help transform their lives.

Tuesday, general availability of Microsoft 365 Business that includes, Office 365, as well as device management and security tools to safeguard company information across Windows 10 PCs, mobile devices, and apps — along with three new business apps was announced.

The new apps including: Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, and Microsoft Invoicing—joins existing Microsoft Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager, and MileIQ — are now available in Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

  • Connections lets businesses send professional-looking marketing emails that showcase their brand and drive sales.
  • Listings helps businesses acquire new customers and build their brand by getting their business listed on Facebook, Google, Bing, and Yelp.
  • Invoicing provides estimate and invoicing tools that help accelerate payment and manage cash flow.

Additionally, Microsoft StaffHub, a Firstline Workers app is now included in Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions.

Check out the infographic below for more information on Microsoft 365 Business and the video:

Microsoft 365 Business apps infographic

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