Earlier today, we reported information about the upcoming Microsoft Office suite for the desktop has leaked. The Verge today posted few screenshots and information about of this upcoming Office version. As per the report, Microsoft has already started sharing builds of Office Technical Preview to its partners and testers. One major feature coming in the next release is the ‘Tell Me’ feature currently found in the Office Online web apps.
Today, Mary Jo Foley reported many other features that will be part of this upcoming Office release. Read the summary of it below,
- Microsoft updating the Power Pivot data model to a new version that will be only supported in the new version of Excel. Refresh, edit and query of files using this model, won’t be supported without the new Excel version, though users with older versions still will be able to open files.
- Excel users will be able to pan and zoon on large charts and smart art diagrams.
- Microsoft Project users can have multiple Timeline bars and custom date ranges in a single view.
- Visio has added information rights management protection.
- Users will be able to attach and share most-recently-used local and cloud files on OneDrive with ease.
ZDNet also reported that Microsoft may be releasing preview version of Office ’16’ in October this year.
Read about it from the link below.