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Cloud Office 365 Updates, Android Add-Ons for Office Programs and More

July 29, 2016

Courtesy of Engadget

New Cloud Updates Makes Office 365 Smarter

Microsoft is introducing new features to their Office 365 productivity suite, including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Among the new features added include Researcher, that allows you to look for reliable sources on the web from your Word Document and will cite sources for you; Editor, to help you finally stop typing “effect” instead of "affect;" Focused Inbox to highlight your most critical emails as well as any @mentions that help you alert specific individuals when you need to notify them of something important, and more.

Android Add-ons for Docs and Sheets

Google has announced that they are providing Android add-ons for Docs and Sheets in order to make third-party services while using Google’s office programs on mobile easier to access. Some of the add-ons will include pulling CRM data into a spreadsheet, preparing a contract for e-signatures, and other features. Many partners were involved with the setup of add-ons: DocuSign, ProsperWorks, AppSheet, and other services. Critics say that Google is addressing the ongoing rise of people using office programs on their mobile devices and not just on desktop/laptops.

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