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Microsoft Confirms Big Office Mobile Features Arriving Soon

At Ignite 2018, Microsoft confirmed it is brining several major features to Office Mobile apps, such as @Mentions and Inset Data from Picture.


At the Ignite 2018 partner conference in Orlando, has had plenty to discuss regarding Office. The company announced the general availability of Office 2019 and revealed how Fluent Design will work within Office 365. Also, on the agenda was a roadmap for apps on iOS and .

On iOS and Android, Microsoft's productivity suite is available split up in a series of applications. That means users can download individual Office Apps like Word without having to download others.

Firstly, Microsoft confirmed Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 Mobile are done and dusted. Yes, the company will continue to support through security but will not add new features. Android and iOS are the future of Office on smartphones.

Microsoft says one upcoming feature is called Insert Data from Picture. As the name suggests, the tool will allow users to capture and image of a chart and automatically convert it into an Excel spreadsheet.

On PowerPoint, among the upcoming abilities is the ability to control presentations on Office Mobile. This includes on the spot editing, changes to presentations and more.


As for Microsoft Word, the app is becoming more powerful for users who have content read aloud. Word will receive full media controls and an integration with in-car systems.

@Mentions will be a big part of Office moving forward, allowing users to highlight text and leave a comment to tagged contacts. If you receive a mention, your device will send a notification. At the moment, this feature is limited to just email notifications.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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