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Office 365 Gets Single Sign-on Plus More New Features With Windows 10 April Update

Microsoft 365, a bundle of Office 365 and EMS oj Windows gets a lot with just pushed Windows 10 April 2018 Update, like a new Single Sign on experience on Windows and Office.

Currently available only to the Office Insiders Fast, you must have April 2018 Update along with latest version of Office installed lets you use all Microsoft apps and services by signing into a single app or sevice on a device using personal, work or school Microsoft account.

And, of course, it works both ways “by signing in to Windows you sign in to Office.” Also, you can choose an option “Apps need to ask me to use this account” from the Settings to selectively use Microsoft apps to sign into.

While new accounts from now can opt-in to this mode by default, exisiting accounts can also enable this mode as well. Just go to Settings app, click “Accounts” followed by “Email & app accounts.” And, choose the account previously added and select “Microsoft apps can sign me in” from the drop-down.

It will be available in June to all Office 365 subscribers.

Here’s what else is new.

OneDrive Files Restore feature integrated now with Windows Defender protects from additional ransomware attacks. When a threat is found on the device, a notifciation to remove the attack will appear along with an option to use OneDrive Files Restore to restore files to the state they were in before the attack.

Here is an screen shot of OneDrive Files Restore functionality:

OneDrive Files Restore with Windows Defender

Windows Defender will pre-select the date and time of the malware attack in the Files Restore. It can be used to restore OneDrive to a previous state from within last 30 days.

Windows Insiders will get this feature starting of today, while it’ll be available to Windows 10 April 2018 Update customers in the coming weeks. Files Restore can be use by Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and OneDrive for Business users.

AI-powered Inking

In the next few months, Office 365 users will be able to use new inking feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) along with improvements, like intelligent editing in Word by using a digital pen. Also, features, such as ablility to strikethrough words to make them disappear, make room to insert text, circle text to select, highlight with precision will be available, too.

GIF image below demonstrates new AI-powered Inking:

AI-powered Inking in Office 365 on Windows 10 April 2018 Update

This animation shows intelligent editing in Word:

Intelligent Editing in Word on Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Here’s what else you can do:

Easily convert handwritten headlines, text and hand-drawn shapes into a presentable format as well as use digital pen to work on PowerPoint presentations.

OneNote Ink Math Assistant

A new Ink Math Assistant in OneNote will provide you step-by-step instructions to solve equations that’s written by hand. The new Ink match assistant will even graphs the results for enhanced learning and problem-solving.

A GIF animation below shows new Ink Math Assistant in OneDrive:

OneDrive Ink Match Assistant in Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Update 06/21: Building on the success of the integrations between Adobe Sign and Office 365 products, like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, and more—the two companies have now integrated PDF services through Adobe Document Cloud to Office 365.

“PDF services—along with capabilities as part of Adobe Sign and upcoming Adobe Reader enhancements—are all part of Adobe Document Cloud,” stated Microsoft.

PDF services are now available in the ribbon for online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Once integrated by an administrator, PDF services will offer rich previews of PDF documents right within OneDrive and SharePoint sites.

Interested administrator with Adobe Document Cloud can use this guide to for getting started integrating with Office 365.

Adobe Document Cloud and Office 365 provide great complementary functionalities, and you can learn more about this and Adobe Sign integrations with Office 365.

Adobe Document Cloud integrates PDF services to Office 365

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