What’s new for Microsoft Office 365 in 2016?

With Microsoft’s focus firmly on the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 being a central to this, we are seeing a program of continuous development and improvements, keeping Microsoft Office 365 firmly as the go-to suite of business applications.

Toward the end of 2015 and already this year, we’ve seen many new and innovative features added to Microsoft Office 365 applications, with three to highlight being :

Chat with your co-editors

Most recently we’ve seen the ability added to chat with document co-editors in real-time using the new blue ‘Chat’ button, which is available top right of the browser when in a document which you have shared on OneDrive or SharePoint Online, and when more than one person is in the document at the same time. At this point their names appear in the list of editors near the ‘Chat’ buttonallowing easy communication via Skype.

Draw with ink in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint

For Microsoft Office 365 users on touch screen devices, an exciting new feature is the ability to draw/annotate with ink to make notes, highlight text, draw shapes, or write maths equations. You can even then have these converted to text on touch enabled devices. This feature is further enhanced when using active pen rather than a stylus.

A new black theme for contrast

In Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, there is now available a new black theme, providing users with the very highest level of contrast while using Microsoft Office 365 applications.

For further Microsoft Office 365 support, advice or information please contact RML Consultants in Cambridge on 01223 873747.