Microsoft 365: New features in Office improves productivity

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Microsoft 365 improves web and desktop productivity with new features in Office that help people brainstorm, create, and present

Microsoft 365 announces new features to help you brainstorm, create, and present more effectively. They’re committed to empowering people to use the cloud to work and learn from anywhere, and Office for the web now fully enables this new productivity.

Practice makes perfect with Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web

Public speaking doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Microsoft’s public preview of Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web uses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help business professionals, teachers, and students become more effective presenters.

When you enter rehearsal mode and speak into a microphone, Presenter Coach gives you real-time on-screen feedback to improve public speaking skills. This includes helpful tips on pacing, including inclusive language, using too many filler words like “basically” or “um”, and avoiding the sense that you’re just reading the slides.

At the end of the rehearsal session, a handy report highlights the areas for improvement. Currently, the Presenter Coach only works in English. Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web is now in public preview.

Present, annotate and interact naturally with Inking if Office for the web

Microsoft 365 announced new capabilities to help you create more effective presentations in Office for the web – including Inking in PowerPoint for the web. Now that you can present in PowerPoint for the web and ink and annotate in real-time, there’s no need for a laser pointer to highlight or point to important information.

Ink has come a long way since Microsoft 365 first introduced it. Based on the feedback, they made numerous improvements to Inking in Slide Show across all platforms. One of the top requests from customers – the ability to effectively animate process flows and diagrams – is now possible with the new Ink Replay in Slide Show feature. Ink appears, step by step, to create impactful animations that bring work and ideas to life.

Ink Replay animations on PowerPoint for Windows and Mac, as well as annotating with a digital pen in Slide Show on PowerPoint for the web, are available for Office Insiders and rolling out now. Additional Inking in Office for the web support will be coming soon.

Brainstorm together and get work done with the new Microsoft Whiteboard templates for desktop

Microsoft also announced templates in Microsoft Whiteboard to help you collaborate more effectively – whether you’re trying to brainstorm your next big idea or get everyone on the same page. These templates can help you run more effective meetings with KANBAN sprint planning, SWOT analysis, project planning, learning, and more.

Pre-created layouts provide an immediate structure – with helpful tips for running activities – and expand to fit all your content. Read more about the new Microsoft whiteboard templates.

Microsoft Whiteboard templates are now in public preview for Windows 10 and rolling out to iOS. To add templates, click or tap the Insert button in the toolbar.

Bring your ideas to life with new 3D models and lesson plans in Office for desktop

Visual learning is essential for effectively educating students in the digital age. 3D if Office allows anyone to easily communicate their ideas by inserting their own 3D models or selecting one from our library of content. Based on overwhelming feedback from users, Microsoft has added a set of 23 education-based 3D models and 10 lesson plans on topics, including geology, biology, and space.

These engaging models help parents and teachers quickly communicate comprehensible and retainable information to students. Created bt Lifeliqe, the new lesson plans complement the models to create a comprehensive learning experience. The new 3D models and lesson plans are now generally available to Office 365 subscribers in Windows.

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