Office 365 ensures that you have your office suite of applications wherever you are. The only key thing you need to access these applications is an internet connection. You can now leave your laptop at home and not worry whether the PC that will be availed to you has Office Suite of applications installed. Cloud computing is the new frontier.
Back in April, 2016, Microsoft rolled out a new home page experience for its Office.com web portal. Well, yesterday 28th December, 2016 the Office team announced that the home page will now be receiving its first major update. This is aimed at ensuring that each user has uninterrupted access to their favourite applications and services.
“These updates will greatly increase the ease of navigating the apps throughout the suite and help you access your frequent and recently opened documents.”
Key among the new features is that the web portal now automatically highlights the most frequently used apps at the top of the page. By apps we mean the following online windows applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, Mail, People, Calendar, OneDrive and Docs.com. It is the vision of the Office team that over time, Office 365 will learn and adjust this ordering based on your individual usage.
Additionally, it will now be easier to access unfinished Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents by using filters below the “Recent documents” list. More interesting is that now you will be able to Pin to the list a document that you frequently work on to make it more accessible.
Skype for business users will now be able to keep track of all their meetings via a dedicated section of the web portal. Last but not least, you can also now create lists of tasks that sync across Outlook on all of your devices.
“These changes started to roll out in December and will continue through early 2017.”