Everything new for Microsoft 365 personal that's rolled out this year

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft rounded up everything new for Microsoft 365 for individuals and families from the last few months.
  • The biggest update is the new Office app for iPad that's optimized for the device's bigger screen.
  • Microsoft also rolled out several new features for Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Editor, and Microsoft Lens.

Microsoft 365 continues to expand in both its number of apps and number of features. Over the last several months, Microsoft rolled out several new features for its popular apps and services. There's a new Office app for iPad, improvements to OneDrive, and several new features for Excel and Microsoft Editor.

Generally, we cover new features as they pop up, but Microsoft rounded up all of the new features from the last several months, which makes it easy to recap what's rolled out and cover anything that we missed.

Here's everything that's rolled out for Microsoft 365 for individuals and families over the last few months.


  • Release of Office app on iPad
  • Send email and schedule appointments with your voice in Outlook for iPhone
  • Transcribe handwritten notes with Microsoft Lens
  • Get a glance of your to do list with new iPhone widgets for Microsoft To Do
  • Back up and view iPhone Live Photos in OneDrive
  • Use Designer in Word to beautify your documents


  • Set your spending goals with the new budget template (Excel)Stay positive with cash flow insights (Excel)
  • Input manual transactions and accounts
  • Generate new insights with Excel data types and smart templates powered by Wolfram

PowerPoint Presenter Coach

  • Get feedback on your body language
  • Avoid repetition

Microsoft Editor

  • Credit your sources with Similarity checker
  • Save time with text predictions
  • Get writing assistance in LinkedIn, WordPress, Gmail, and Google Docs
  • Get the context on corrections and refinements

The biggest addition is probably the new Office app for iPad. Microsoft had an Office app for iPad before, but it opened up in windowed mode and wasn't optimized to use the space the iPad provides.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.