Microsoft rolls out new features to Office 365 as part of May release

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With the May release of Office 365 for Windows, Microsoft is making several improvements, bringing new Windows desktop experience, and enhancing the setup and presentation capabilities.

The new account manager now lets the end users to switch accounts easily, as well as view their office and personal accounts in one place. There has been made improvements to the account setup, which makes it quicker for the users to add Gmail and Outlook accounts that use two factor authentications.

The tech giant has started roll out of live captions and subtitles feature in PowerPoint, and has translated the Office 365 into 44 languages now. The Live Captions feature will provide real-time transcriptions of the spoken words of a presenter on a screen either in the same language or in a translated language. This feature is aimed to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone, especially for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

PowerPoint will support 12 spoken languages and more than 60 languages for on-screen captions and subtitles. It will be very helpful for global and remote employees who speak different languages from the person who is presenting.

There is a new functionality in Excel, Word and PowerPoint where users can @mention team members within the spreadsheet, document or presentation. This will automatically send an email to the tagged users.

Now, users can change the page background colour using the new Learning Tools mode in Word. The choice of colours has been added keeping in mind the people who are “having challenges reading with an all-white or all-black background.”

Microsoft has also improved the co-authoring in Excel for higher merge success rate when working with conditional formatting, cell styles, range protection, view gridlines, and cross-sheet cut/paste.

Furthermore, there is a new account manager that will display the Office 365 work and personal accounts at a single place. Users will be able to switch between them easily just by clicking the name and picture.

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More information on Office 365 updates can be found here.

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