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Microsoft Office Recent Updates

As Microsoft continues to improve its cloud offerings, there has been a stead stream of updates to the product lines. Since there is so much to keep up with, I wanted to collate all of these updates together for you! Below you’ll find information and links to all the recent updates to Office 365, Office Online – Word, Excel, and OneNote.
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The biggest update in the last month came from the Office for iPad announcement. This has been a very popular release, our customers are thrilled to have Office available on all devices.
A second announcement came this week that Microsoft is now selling Office 365 Personal licenses, which will unlock editing on the iPad. For customers who downloaded the Office for iPad app, but you did not have a corporate Office 365 subscription, you could view files, but not edit them. This new offering is for $69.99 a year or $6.99 per month, which will give you 1 PC/Mac and 1 Tablet. If you want a family option, the Office 365 Home licenses is available for $99.99 a year or $9.99 a month and will give you 5 PC/Mac and 5 Tablet licenses.
For more information, here is a nice review of Office for iPad.
There have been a few new announcements related to OneNote:imagesX0DUG9LD

Word Online
There have been some much needed improvement here, specifically with comments and footnotes. Also, here’s a nice video on watermarks and one on creating forms in Word.
Excel Online
Here is a really large update to Excel Online features, including:images0WLA6PUB

  • Authoring (inserting, editing, deleting) comments
  • Editing files with VBA
  • Hiding and unhiding rows and columns
  • In-app feature search: Tell me what you want to do
  • Customizable status bar aggregates
  • Get anywhere in your spreadsheet fast with GoTo

PowerPoint Online
Here is a recent update covering PowerPoint Online: improved performance, text editing, and Tell Me
Other Updates

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