Microsoft rebrands Office 365 to Microsoft 365
Microsoft has just announced the evolution of its corporate subscription services and renames it to Microsoft 365. Some improvements have been released today to its current Office 365 subscribers. The list includes:
AI-Powered Microsoft Editor: It serves as a grammar and writing style checker. Available in more than 20 languages, the Microsoft Editor can be accessed through Word, Outlook.com, and Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome as a browser extension. Subscribing to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family plan unlocks advanced grammar and style refinement features like “rewrite suggestions” and “additional style critiques.”
Presenter Coach in PowerPoint: As an exclusive AI feature of Microsoft 365, it helps in correcting the monotone pitch of the presenters and refining their speeches.
PowerPoint Designer: Boosting creativity to the users, the tool transforms text into a beautiful timeline, and auto-generates slide layouts. Microsoft 365 grants exclusive access to over 8,000 beautiful images and 175 looping videos from Getty Images, 300 new fonts, 2,800 new icons, and over 200 premium templates for creating visually-appealing documents.
Managing finances seamlessly with money in Excel: It helps users seamlessly manage, track, and analyze their money and spending all in one place by connecting bank and credit card accounts, major retail banks and community credit unions.
New data types and smart templates in Excel: This presents a more simplified way of presenting data, providing deeper meaning for over 100 topics. It also gives access to over 100 new data types powered by Wolfram Alpha.
Organizing time across work and life with Outlook: All new features in Outlook on the web help users link their personal calendar to their work calendar to show their schedule, while still maintaining their privacy.
Deepen connections with Skype and Microsoft Teams: To help people get connected even faster, Microsoft recently introduced a new feature in Skype called Meet Now, which allows users to create video meetings for free.
Protecting families with Microsoft Family Safety: Unveiled today, this application empowers families to help protect their loved ones by giving them the tools and insights to discuss healthier habits online and in the real world. The new Microsoft Family Safety app is the only app that manages screen time across Windows PCs, Android, and Xbox while providing parents peace of mind when the kids are not home.
In addition to the Microsoft Family Safety, Microsoft also unveiled Microsoft Teams for effective work management and communication, and a newer version of Microsoft Edge browser with Password Monitor and Collections for simplifying research.
Scheduled to roll out globally on April 21, 2020, the Microsoft 365 subscribers can access premium desktop Office apps, 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, 60 Skype minutes for calling mobile phones and landlines, advanced security features to protect users from malware and phishing attacks, and technical support. The Microsoft 365 Personal and Family costs USD 6.99 and USD 9.99 respectively, with the latter granting up to six members users.