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Microsoft Reveals New Features for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Office 365 users are getting new tools this month, including the ability to integrate 3D animations into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.


has discussed what users can expect on this month. The company's upcoming November update for has plenty of interesting new features in store. Chief among them are changes to and PowerPoint. Both of the apps are getting some 3D-focused abilities.

It is worth noting the upcoming features have been running in preview during October and will reach general users this month.

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for Office 365 will receive embedded 3D animations. Users will be able to use the feature to easily add 3D models into content. Microsoft says the goal is for users to “easily illustrate more complex ideas” in documents.

New inking tools have also been added to the Office 365 experience. PowerPoint is getting more live as users will be able to convert digital writing and drawings into text and shapes. Microsoft has also expanded Ink Editor with new gestures for converting shorthand into new lines, missing words, and deleting highlighted content.

AI and Web Integration

In terms of PowerPoint, Microsoft has also boosted AI capabilities on the app:

“Now, regardless of whether your words are handwritten or typed, Designer in PowerPoint uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to convert text into curated slide recommendations.

“These recommendations include multiple design themes and intelligent SmartArt and icons—based on words in your slide—to bring your ideas to life. You'll save time, stay in the design flow, communicate more clearly with imagery, and create better slides. This feature is now available to or Office 365 subscribers.”

Finally, Transform to Web is now available for Microsoft Word. With this tool, users can convert documents directly to web pages.

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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