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Our quarterly digest of new features across Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) & other business apps in written, gif, image & video format following the trend of the last two blog posts which each had over 3000 views.
My top 5
It’s clear Microsoft is investing here, a slew of updates this period. To access the red ones, you’ll need to select go to options and tick the box for “enable the new meeting experience”, then right-click on the taskbar then choose quit, (closing the Teams window isn’t considered “quitting”).
For some options, you need to turn on the preview features from the options menu
O365 online apps
PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook & Word
There are various release cycles in Office 365, the common ones are:
Semi-annual subscribers were able to upgrade in July and should now have access to Dynamic arrays, XLOOKUP in Excel, Power Query’s column profiling, follow up & rewrite within Word, Export as gif, ink replay in PowerPoint plus Save as picture, sensitivity labels and accessibility enhancements across all three and the new Outlook search bar on the top, read more about these features in my Updates to Jan 2020 blog here.
New features to Beta channel/Office Insiders are indicated.
PowerPoint, Excel & Word
Excel linked data types improvements. Beta
Kicking off with Stocks & Geo-data types last year, this feature has been upgraded tenfold for Office Beta channel.
That’s it for now, see you again in a few months for more updates, I’m most excited about Teams breakout rooms, Excel data types from Power Query and the brand new Microsoft Lists and I’m sure many more unannounced updates!