Heading into the last day of Build 2016, we take a look at what the updates to the Office extensibility model and Office add-ins mean for IT admins. Jeremy Thake highlights new capabilities announced at Build for both developers and users while demonstrating new deployment options to get add-ins to users directly from the Office 365 admin portal.
This month, our updates include a tool for migrating Evernote notes to OneNote, enhancements to PowerPoint Designer and new languages supported in Office for Mac and Skype Translator. We also have updates for our commercial customers using Skype for Business, Project Online and Office 365 video. —Read on for details on these updates.
February has been another busy month for releases across our Office clients on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. There are a number of exciting new capabilities in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, we released the first cumulative feature update since the initial September release of the Office 2016 apps—otherwise known as the “Deferred Channel” build—for our commercial customers.
We’re improving the inking experience so writing and drawing with your finger, pen or stylus are more intuitive and powerful. We’re also bringing PowerPoint Designer and Morph to additional platforms. Also, Office 365 consumer subscribers with Macs can now get Office Insider builds for first access to new features.
Introducing PowerPoint Designer and Morph, new intelligent tools that automate the creation of slides and presentations—helping everyone get more out of Microsoft Office. With a cloud-powered recommendation engine and smart animation technology, these new PowerPoint capabilities help anyone create polished slides and captivating motion effects with just a few quick steps.
Microsoft Office apps are ready for the iPad Pro. As we announced in September, we have optimized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote apps for the iPad Pro. Starting today, these Office apps are now available and take full advantage of new multitasking features, so you can be productive on your iPad Pro right away.