Microsoft releases first major update for Office.com

As the year 2016 comes to an end, Microsoft has released the first major update for Office.com’s home page experience. The new update intends to make the navigation between the apps easier by letting you access your frequent and recently opened documents. Besides, it will help you find what’s coming up and enable you to always stay on top of tasks.

Office.com new updates

The changes started to roll out in December and will continue through early 2017. What’s new in Office.com? First of all, a new tasks section will let you,

  1. Create
  2. View
  3. Complete

tasks that will sync with Outlook on all your devices (except Outlook Mobile. Outlook Mobile on Windows 10  doesn’t support Outlook tasks). In addition to this, you will see a new web portal highlighting the most frequently used apps will be readily visible at the top of the page.

Second, it will now be easier to access unfinished Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote documents by using filters below the “Recent documents” list. A user can pin documents to make them instantly accessible.

These updates will greatly increase the ease of navigating the apps throughout the suite and help you access your frequent and recently opened documents. These changes started to roll out in December and will continue through early 2017”, mentions Office blog post.

Office.com has also made it easier to check what’s coming up in a glance. For instance, Enhanced people pictures now support certain features that will help you build stronger connections with coworkers and help you keep track of your different teams and projects. It will also provide an in-depth view of the day’s meetings and quickly join Skype for Business calls with a single click.

The company had earlier rolled out an unprecedented number of functional updates for Office 365 this year. As such, it didn’t want to turn a blind eye towards Office.com which too has some loyal user base.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.