The software giant also added the View Changes feature in Excel for the web which allows users to track changes to an entire workbook down to a single cell.

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Microsoft has announced new features in its Office 365 applications to provide improved flexibility and collaboration for the hybrid workforce.

Its popular writing app, Word, can now turn a document into a PowerPoint presentation with just a few clicks using artificial intelligence (AI). Users can click the Export option on the File menu and select “Export to PowerPoint presentation.” Then they can select an AI suggested design theme for their presentation and click Export.

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Once the document is exported, it can be reviewed in PowerPoint. According to Microsoft, the feature only supports text content at the moment, so if users want to add media to their presentation, they can do so manually with AI suggestions for images, icons, videos and more. fonts. The feature is now available in Word and PowerPoint for the web for Microsoft 365 customers, the company said.

The software giant has added the View Changes feature in Excel for the web that allows users to track changes to an entire workbook down to a single cell. This feature makes it easier for users to collaborate with others, as they can see details of who changed what, where, and when, as well as a cell’s previous value for quick reversion, Microsoft explained in an article. blog.

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Excel users will be able to track changes to workbooks for up to 60 days, including bulk changes, in a map in the View Changes pane. The Excel functionality is available to Microsoft 365 customers with support for Windows, Mac, iPad, and iPhone and Android devices, the company noted.

An updated version of Microsoft’s email solution, Outlook, provides quick access to basic Outlook functions such as email, calendar, and contacts, as well as other Microsoft 365 applications such as To Do, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Yammer, from the left vertical panel in Outlook. The enhancement is currently available in Outlook for the web and will be available in Outlook for Windows in the coming months, Microsoft said.

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The software company has also expanded access for the poll feature in Teams to external invitees and meeting attendees who join through the Teams mobile app. In addition, it added smart poll suggestions, post-meeting poll information and soon features two new poll types, open text and multiple choice quizzes. The features will be rolled out over the next few weeks, the company said.

Finally, organizations can now use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to discover and secure unmanaged desktops, mobile devices, servers, and network devices on their corporate networks, without deploying new hardware or software or contributing changes to the network configuration, the Redmond-based company noted. . The improvement is currently available in preview.