You probably know about this little software program called Microsoft Office. Microsoft estimates that more than 1.2 billion people use Office on a regular basis. That's one in seven people on earth! They also boast 340 million downloads for Office apps on iPhone, iPads and Android devices, so far.
Now, that's plenty of users around the world. To say that Office is quite popular is a huge understatement since it is one key component critical to Microsoft's whole business strategy.
To keep this winning streak alive, Microsoft keeps developing new features for their Office applications on a regular basis. We have seen how they integrated Office apps with the cloud in Office 365 and more powerful sharing capabilities in Office 2016.
Now, Microsoft is releasing new features to improve three key programs in Office, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Microsoft Word Researcher and Editor
New to Word is Researcher. It is a built-in tool that pulls helpful information from a variety of online sources that you could add to your material. Located on a right side panel in Word, Researcher, as the name implies, will make research a cinch and adding notes, quotes, and topics to your work will be easier than ever. Currently, it uses the Bing Knowledge Graph to grab related content from the web, but Microsoft states that more sources will be added in the future.
Another new feature to Word is Editor. This will provide users with an advanced human-like proofing and editing service. Since it is cloud-based, Editor is constantly learning and will improve over time. Eventually, it will not only suggest grammar and spelling changes, it will also tell you why it's suggesting those changes.