Microsoft has just announced a fresh new, ‘February Update’ to its Office 365 suite. And as should be the trend with new software updates in today’s times, this one is focussed intensely on making the overall Office 365 experience better, for a smartphone/tablet user.
Announcing the new update, Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer says,
We’re continuing to make Office on mobile devices even easier, more natural, fluid and contextual, so you can use Office to do more, faster, with whatever device you have in your hand.
This fresh update has brought in a host of new features, with enhancements to previous ones. While allowing of annotation with ink on Windows tablets is one of the newer additions, much demanded features like the ability to insert images using one’s phone or tablet have also been included in this fresh update.
You can now use your pen, finger and the new tools in the Draw tab to naturally write, draw and annotate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint Mobile on Windows tablets (available initially to Office Insiders).
With fresh Office 365 update descending, Microsoft has made it even easier to pick up where you left off by pinning your favorite documents, spreadsheets, presentations and notes to the Windows Start menu. You can get going on the same, in just a couple of taps.
What would perhaps be one of the most demanded features of all, Office apps are now integrated with your device’s built-in camera, so you can capture images, crop and insert them directly into your documents on Windows and Android phones and tablets. This is available now in PowerPoint for Office Insiders and will be coming soon for Word and Excel.
With fresh update, Microsoft is also making sure that its partner storage service, like Box and its in-house OneDrive are used to the core by the user. Last month, the company announced the opportunity for all Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) providers to integrate with Office for iOS. This integration is now available with Box in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Other partners are coming soon.
Apart from these mobile centric ones, Microsoft has also announced a couple of other core updates to the overall Office 365 suite and the Office for Mac suite. We have covered the same in detail here, you can have a go.