www.office.com/setup Blogs: At the end of April, the Office team again released its monthly summary of all new features sent to Office 365 users this month. the list is big enough. The most important version can be Microsoft To-Do, the new Microsoft task management application that should replace Wunderlist in the near future. The application is already available in the preview on the web, Windows 10, iOS and Android, but it is already strong enough.
Windows 10 users have also seen that the UWP Skype is finally out of the preview this month. The latest version now uses the Compact Overlay windows that are now available for UWP applications in Windows 10 Creator Update, but the application is still under development. It is included with Windows 10 (and Windows 10 Mobile), but advanced users may need to continue using the legacy Skype desktop app for now, which is more versatile.
In other Skype related news, Skype Translator has added Japanese voice translation support this month, and Skype users can also learn how to cook with the brand new “Heston bot” inspired by legendary Chef Heston Blumenthal. Who said that Skype was just an email application?
Some people may have a hard time considering iPads as productivity tools, but obviously Microsoft: Office for iOS apps work great on the iPad, and Powerpoint users this month have seen that Designer is already available in the application. mobile presentation. “Now that you’re on the move with your iPad, you can get professional design options for slides with images and certain types of text,” shared the Bureau team.
Move now to new features for Office 365 business customers: The first important addition this month was Outlook Client Manager, which is now extended to all Office 365 Business Premium subscribers. This new feature is available in Outlook on Windows, iOS, and Web Offices, and provides automatic reminders of customer requests, company information suggested by Bing, and integration with Microsoft Flow.
Outlook users will also be happy to know that Office 365 groups are now compatible with Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android. “Now you can see your list of groups, read and respond to group chats, add group events to your calendar and more in Outlook on all platforms,” explained the office team. The integration of new groups is currently implemented in these new platforms, but we remind you that it was already available on the Web and in the Outlook desktop application in Windows.
Another notable new feature is the integration of Office 365 groups into Office desktop applications on Windows, making it easier than ever to edit documents in your frequently used groups. You can see how it works in the image below:
In terms of new security features, the Office team announced several security and compliance updates for Office 365 customers this month:
- Office 365 Threat Intelligence is now generally available, which helps customers identify cyber security threats by taking advantage of the Microsoft Smart Security table.
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) secure links are now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to protect users from malicious links.
- A new Data Protection Policy (DLP) policy management page also provides easy access to application permissions, device security policies, and content protection policies.
Last but not least, Microsoft announced earlier this month an extension of the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan, which will now provide better value to front-line workers. The new plan includes additional products such as StaffHub, Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business and stays at $ 4 per user per month. New features will begin to spread in the coming weeks, Microsoft said.