Microsoft expands Office 365 to 96 new global markets

Microsoft today announced that they are expanding the availability of Office 365 to 96 new global markets. With this expansion, Office 365 is now available in over 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages. You can find the full list of markets here. In addition to the expansion, Microsoft also highlighted the October updates for Office 365.

LinkedIn profiles in Outlook.com:

Last month, Microsoft announced the first major integration of LinkedIn inside Office apps. Millions of users using Microsoft apps and services can now view LinkedIn profiles without navigating to LinkedIn.com. With the new Profile Card in Microsoft Office 365, users can have a quick and easy way to find more information about the people they work with without having to leave their app. Microsoft today announced that they are bringing this experience to consumer users of Outlook.com, providing rich insights, profile pictures, work history, and more. It will be available to all customers by the end of November. The features will starting rolling out to all users today, with availability to all users in 2018.

Translator in Word:

Microsoft is finally adding a built-in translation feature to Word. Word Translator is powered by Microsoft’s Translator service. It lets you translate a full word document, or a selection of words, phrases, and sentences from one language to another with a few clicks. The feature currently supports a total of 60 languages, but translations for 11 languages are powered by Microsoft’s “neural network translation” tech. Read more about this feature here.

Learning Tools in Word on iPad:

Microsoft announced several Immersive Reader capabilities for Word app on iPad. This includes the popular Read Aloud feature which reads words aloud while highlighting them in tandem. This feature will be available in November and users can access it from the Review tab, or from the Learning Tools tab. The Learning Tools on Word app for iPad will have support for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, or emerging readers. Read more about this feature here.

OneDrive Files On-Demand:

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings a new OneDrive Files On-Demand which helps users save storage space on their computer. OneDrive Files On-Demand won’t automatically download all of the files and folders from your OneDrive account — instead, it will only download them locally when you actually open a file. Read more about this feature here.

Learn about other updates here.

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