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 (opens in new tab) 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
- 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.
Productivity across work and life
The new Microsoft 365 subscription for individuals and families brings with it new AI-powered features and benefits inside Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel, as and also enhances Microsoft Edge, Teams, and Family Safety across Windows 10, Xbox, Android, and iOS.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been trying to move our family stuff from Apple’s software to M365 but one issue makes it practically impossible; unreliability. Sharing family budget in Excel did not work in the long run because too many times it refused to open on the iPhone until several times/waiting, OneNote refusing to sync/not opening when you need to make a note right there and now etc.
Interesting. In general they've worked very well for me. Sync, especially with OneNote, has been great for me. However, I just windows and android. I don't own Apple products, so maybe it's different there.
You know what. I use Mac for work. While I have no issues with any of Microsoft products on Android, using those on Mac is a sluggish nightmare. It could be something to do with Apple OS...
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