This month’s new Office 365 capabilities include tools to improve the quality of your work, develop compelling CVs, and work with team members outside of your organization. Office 365 administrators also benefit from new ways to manage collaboration at scale, communicate complex ideas, and protect the data of their employees and customers. Keep reading for more details.
Improved tools for creativity and teamwork
We continue to develop smart technology in Office 365 with a new set of features based on artificial intelligence to improve the process of creating content.
Improve your writing with Editor: the new general description panel of Editor in Microsoft Word brings together a set of tools to optimize the process of editing and finishing your work. While editing a document, the general description of the Editor shows a summary of improvement opportunities with corrections, refinements and style suggestions that take into account the context of the general document, allowing you to make changes linearly or by category.
In addition, for education subscribers, the Editor’s general information panel provides teachers with a dashboard to understand the common mistakes that individual students make and inform lesson plans. The general description of the editor is available to all Office 365 subscribers and replaces the traditional spell check panel. To begin, click on the Verify Document button on the Review tab of the ribbon.
The editor shows a summary of improvement opportunities with suggested corrections, refinements and stylistic changes within the context of the general document.
Craft convincing résumés in Microsoft Word: Last November, we announced the Resume Wizard, a new AI feature in Microsoft Word to help you create a compelling resume with personalized information powered by LinkedIn. This month, the Resume Wizard began to be extended to commercial and consumer subscribers of Office 365 on Windows. With more than 80 percent of the updated curriculum vitae in Word, the Resume Assistant helps job seekers to showcase their achievements, to be easier for recruiters to discover and to find their ideal job. To learn more about the Resume Wizard, read the official LinkedIn blog or visit Office Support for tips, tricks and information on how to get started.
Resume Assistant helps you craft a compelling resume with intelligent, personalized insights powered by LinkedIn.
Work with Microsoft Team guests: we are expanding the ability to add anyone as a guest in Microsoft Teams. Previously, only those with an Azure Active Directory account (Azure AD) could be added as guests. Starting next week, anyone with a commercial or consumer email address, including Outlook.com and Gmail.com, can participate as a guest in Teams with full access to chat, meetings and team files. Guests on the teams will continue to be covered by the same compliance and audit protection provided to Office 365 subscribers, and can be managed securely within Azure AD.
Get the information faster with StaffHub Now-Updates to StaffHub provides new ways for Firstline workers to manage their day. The new StaffHub Now tab includes a preview of your work day, with notes, activities and breaks, all in an easy-to-read format. We are also facilitating quick access to StaffHub by taking it to the Office 365 Application Launcher. StaffHub subscribers can navigate to Office.com and log in with their work account to get started.
Updates for Office 365 administrators
This month’s Office 365 updates help administrators manage access to resources, better understand what information they have stored, and strengthen their compliance position.
Enforce naming conventions among Office 365 groups: we present the possibility for administrators to set name policies for Office 365 groups. This superior requested feature allows organizations to enforce consistent naming structures and avoid the use of specific words . Name policies are applied automatically when a user creates a new group and can include dynamic Azure AD attributes, such as department, office, or geographic region. This makes it easier for administrators to manage groups at scale and
Visio Online now includes network topology and equipment shapes to create detailed network diagrams.