Office Online gets a little smarter with Bing-powered Insights

Office Word Online is about to get a little smarter with Insights for Office, which integrates Bing into the Word web app. But instead of being a search bar, Insights looks for key words or phrases in your document, and gives you information relevant to your topic.

Using Insights is pretty straightforward. If I was writing about the recent test launch of the Orion spacecraft, and needed more information about it, I would right-click on the word "Orion" in my document, and select Insight from the menu. Based on the context, Insights would surface a quick summary of Orion, followed by search results, images, and more, if applicable. It utilizes Snapshot, Wikipedia, Bing Image Search, and other web content to produce its results.

Insights for Office will be rolling out in English everywhere over the next few days.

Source: Bing Blogs

Joseph Keller