Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 write support
Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 will be able to write-back and update the project plan.
Automatic Relationship Detection
Automatic relationship detection is now available for everyone using Office 365. When you are building a Data Model PivotTable working with two or more tables with no relationships defined, you get a notification to run Automatic relationship detection. This will detect and create all relationships between the tables that are used for the Data Model PivotTable so that you donâ€™t have to do any of the work yourself. Automatic relationship detection can also be run through the Relationship dialog.
Automatic Time Grouping
Drilling up and down time groups and other hierarchical levels of your data is a common action in data analysis. This preview makes it easier for you to perform these actions with two new updates. Time groups are now automatically detected and created when you add rows of time fields to your PivotTables. Also, you can now drill up and down your data hierarchies directly from your PivotCharts visualizations, allowing you to explore deeper in your data right from your charts and graphs.
Capacity Management capabilities in Project Online
Resource Managers can benefit from configurable color coded heatmaps to better predict the utilization of Â their resource pool in Project Online. These heatmaps will also support seamless drill-down capabilities all the way down to individual resources and their assigned projects.
Clutter for your inbox on by default
Clutter will become on by default for all users in tenants where the Clutter feature is available. As Clutter becomes on by default, it will introduce an enhanced user experience providing a concise way to stay informed of messages being moved to the Clutter folder. Users will continue to have the option to set their own preference. Additionally a PowerShell cmdlet will be made available to enable administrators to turn off the Clutter feature on behalf of users ahead of Clutter being enabled by default.
Colorful Office theme
The default theme is now â€œColorfulâ€ (previously, the default theme was â€œWhiteâ€). You can always change your theme by going to File Â AccountÂ Office Theme.
Create and collaborate on Visio diagrams using Office-like experience
Visio incorporates Office experience innovations such as dark themes, Delve, Tell Me and High DPI support to accommodate various diagram creation and collaborationÂ needs.Â in Preview as of Aug 2015
TheÂ custom tileÂ feature will provide the capability for an Office 365 tenant admin to quickly create an app tile from any public website, intranet or teamÂ site and push it to the my apps page of all users within their tenant. Users will then be able to add this app to their app launcher for quick access to a top site for their organization.
This new theme is designed to provide users with visual impairments who find overly bright displays unusable, with a more visually subtle background to work with in the apps.
Data Loss Protection (DLP) for Office desktop
Data Loss Protection (DLP) is a high-value enterprise feature that is well loved in Outlook. We are introducing DLP in Excel, PowerPoint and Word to enable real time scan of content based on a set of predefined policies for the most common sensitive data types (e.g., credit card number, social security number, and US bank account number). This capability will enable the synchronization of DLP policies from Office 365 in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and provide organizations with unified policies across content stored in Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. One additional benefit of DLP is the ability it affords IT administrators to have some oversight and help end-users in their organizations better and more knowledgeably manage sensitive information.
Enabled Office 365 Commercial customers can defer regular feature updates while only receiving monthly security patches, allowing timeÂ for testing and validation against critical line-of-business apps, add-ins and macros. This update approach is called Current Branch for Business and will deliver feature updates and bug fixes a few times a year.
DKIM Outbound for Exchange Online Protection
Exchange Online Protection will begin supporting outbound validation of Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM; see DomainKeys Identified Mail Signatures). DKIM is a method of validating a digitally signed message that appears in the DKIM-Signature header in the message headers. It ties an email message to the organization responsible for the message.
Easy Enable for Data Analysis Add-Ins
Now Business Intelligence features are much easier to find in your Excel experience. If you’re using one of the BI feature (Power View, Power Pivot or Power Map) the rest will be turned on automatically for you. You can also turn on all the BI Features by going to Excel under File Options Advanced Turn on data analysis features, instead of File Options Add-Ins Manage Add-ins on the go, which makes everything less time consuming
FastTrack | Request Service Onboarding
You can request help to setup Office 365 directly from the admin center. Every new customer with an eligible purchase of Office 365 over 150 seats is entitled to email migration and remote onboarding provided by a regional Microsoft Onboarding Center. You can now start the engagement with the Onboarding Center from your Office 365 admin center.
Getting started experience in Visio
Visio diagramming can be intimidating for someone who is new to Visio and not used to the rich set of Â tools offered. The Getting Started experience now makes the Visio canvas more Â inviting by providing a select set of pre-crafted starter diagrams which will help the users in some of the very core scenarios for that template. In Â addition, there are some tips provided with the diagram which help the users Â in editing and completing their diagram creation experience. Using Visio is easier than ever.
Higher DPI support for 250% and 300%
Higher DPI support for 250% and 300% so that your Office documents look great on larger screens.
Improved conflict resolution in PowerPoint
This feature simplifies resolving conflicts when coauthoring. You can choose between two versions of the conflicting slides, your changes or others’ changes, instead of sifting a through the individual conflicts.
Improved sync slider and lean storage footprint on small devices in Outlook 2016
Outlook used to download a month of email on smaller devices.Â Outlook 2016 includes an improved syncÂ slider to control how much data is synced to the device, with additional values including 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 14 days. Outlook will recognize the available disk space and automatically lower the time-frame to sync on devices with smaller hard drives.
Information Rights Management (IRM) protection now added for Visio files
Visio files now offers Information Rights Management (IRM) features, which provide persistent online and offline protection of e-mail messages and attachments, documents and diagrams. Now you can protect sensitive information such as confidential product information, financial and sales process visuals, research and patent information and customer or employee data that live in Visio diagrams. Because people can now access their files from just about anywhere, large amounts of potentially sensitive information can suffer from information leakage can be a serious threat to organizations. To help prevent information leakage, protect your Visio diagrams with the new Information Rights Management (IRM) features.
Keyboard access for Pivot Tables and Slicers in Excel
Previously blocked keyboarding scenarios in Excel for features like Pivot Tables and Slicers are now accessible, providing a more robust Excel feature set for all.
Keyboard access for Shape Panel in Visio
Now enjoy easy access to the Visio Shape Panel using your keyboard. F6 cycles into the shape panel, TAB cycles through the different sections of the shape panel. Arrow keys allow users to navigate between the individual elements. Ctrl + TAB will allow users to quickly switch between STENCILS and SEARCH views.
Keyword & People search suggestions in Outlook 2016
Searching in Outlook 2016 now leverages Office 365 and Exchange Server for simpler and more effective search. Outlook now provides Keyword & People suggestions as you type and surfaces up recent search queries.
Likes Coming to Outlook on the web
Likes is a new feature coming to Outlook on the web for Exchange Online business users.Â Likes provides an easy solution to endorse a specific message within your inbox by clicking on the ‘thumbs up’ icon within the message. If a user ‘likes’ your message, you are provided an alert and the history of ‘likes’ is retained in the email message thread.
Making it easier to share files and collaborate
These changes bring together two key aspects of collaboration: who has access to a given document and who is currently working with you on the document. Now you can view both pieces of information in one place from the Share panel dialog box.
Mark emails as Clutter in Outlook 2016
Clutter helps you prioritize the most important email. Clutter looks at what you’ve done in the past to determine the messages youâ€™re most likely to ignore. It then moves those messages to a folder in your Inbox called Clutter, which is available on any device. From Outlook 2016, you can more easily move items to Clutter with the ‘move to Clutter’ command. This command will also educate the Clutter service on your preferences for future mail.
Math Input Control
Math input control is now available in Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint. You can write math equations with a digital pen, a pointing device, or even your finger, and have the ink converted to a typed format.
Modern Attachments in Outlook 2016
Easily attach Office documents in Outlook 2016. When selecting ‘Attach’, a list of most recently accessed files will be available for attaching in a dropdown list, without having to dig through File Explorer. Files in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint will be shared as a link instead of as a traditional attachment, thereby enabling collaboration on one copy of a document. You have the option to share cloud files as an â€œEditâ€ or â€œView onlyâ€ links without having to separately navigate to the file share to set permissions.
More secure translation options
The translation features in Office (Whole Document Translation, Mini Translator, and Research and Reference Pane Translation) have all been improved such that communication with machine translation providers happens over an SSL connection.Â Â The user is notified when content that they are translating is using a machine translation provider (e.g. Bing)..
Multi-factor-authentication (MFA) through integration of ADAL (Active Directory Authentication Library) streamlines sign on for the whole Office suite and layers security through the process in one single sign on.
Multiple timeline bars in Project Pro for Office 365
In Project Pro for Office 365 you will be able to create multiple timeline bars within the Timeline view. You will also be able to set a custom date range for each timeline bar in order to just highlight a certain time period of the project in the Timeline view.
New and Modern Charts
“The following new chart types are available. They are particularly good for visualizing financial or hierarchal information and for revealing statistical properties in your data:
Financial: Waterfall, Statistical: Histogram, Pareto, Box and Whisker, Hierarchical: Treemap and Sunburst”
New capabilities on Yammer Android app
“The Yammer Android app features new capabilities that boost team collaboration.
New Chinese and Japanese Default Fonts
In Office 2016, existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts have been updated with a Unified modern look and feel across the primary authoring apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Mail and OneNote.
New Forecasting Capabilities
The time series forecasting sheet functions are used to predict future values based on historical data. For example, a monthly timeline with values on the 1st of every month or yearly timeline. For this type of timeline, its very useful to aggregate raw detailed data before you apply the forecast, which produces more accurate forecast results as well. In this preview, the following forecasting functions are available:
New Office 365 Admin Center Preview
“This is an early peek into the new Office 365 Admin Center Preview. The redesigned Office 365 Admin Center
Preview is more intuitive and informative making it easier to complete your administrative tasks.This is a journey and as we continue to add more
features and functionality, the admin experience will not only be more delightful to use, but also more insightful and scalable to meet more advanced
Office 2013 Windows client modern authentication public preview
IN PUBLIC PREVIEW – Office 2013 Windows client modern authentication features have moved from private preview to public preview. This means that the program is easier to join and production support is included for participants. Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign-in to Office 2013 Windows clients. This update enables IT administrators to configure new security scenarios for sign-in with Office 365.
Office 365 Domain Purchase Experience
Office 365 admins will have an updated purchase domain experience available soon within the Office 365 admin portal. This will provide benefits to Office 365 admins including reduced billing complexity, reduced log-ins required, automated domain management including DNS configuration- all directly from Office 365 rather than third party providers.
Office 365 Help Pane
The new Office 365 help panel feature will includes several capabilities including What’s new, help content and help search. The ‘What’s new’ new feature discovery component will provide users the ability to contextually discover and see how-to information about recently introduced capabilities.The Office 365 help panel will be available across apps in the Office 365 web experience.
Office 365 Notification Pane
The new notification pane will provide end users with a single place to catch up on all systemÂ events (i.e. system alerts like password expiration, new emails, calendar reminders and eventually group likes) and will be available across apps in the Office 365 web experience. In order to access this new feature, a user simply clicks on the top right notification icon to open the notification pane. In the first phase the functionality will be limited to Office 365 Groups mail notifications and the icon will appear as multiple team members in the top nav bar.
Office 365 Settings pane
Office 365 settings experience will be updated to include contextual settings within the right hand pane of the Office 365 web experience. These contextual settings will include workload specific settings as well as Office 365 settings including theme and start page. The settings pane will include a search box to quickly search all settings, and a link to a full immersive settings experience that includes all Office 365 settings.
Office 365 User Purchases
Office 365 user purchases is a new feature designed to enable users to get the software they need. Using this new feature an individual in an organization will be able to purchase and individually own a subscription to additional software including Office 365 Pro Plus, OneDrive for Business, Visio and Project available via the Office 365 store.
OLAP Connection Support in Power View
Microsoft PowerView is now added as a reporting option for an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube connection. Just connect your Excel spreadsheet to an OLAP cube and select to view this data in your workbook as a Power View Report. In PowerView you can now build reports with KPIâ€™s, hierarchies, calculations and table data coming from the OLAP cube.
Optimized file picker in Outlook Web App
Improvements to user flow when adding attachment. Â Allows user to check a box to automate steps, instead of being presented with each option each time you upload a file. Asks and remembers your preference when saving attachments from both the cloud and local files. You can save as copies, which will not receive updates if stored in the cloud, a physical document, which will receive updates if stored in the cloud or as cloud links.Can change your preference under Preference-General- Attachments.
Organization support card
Organization admins will have the opportunity set custom support contact information including email, website, phone number and a line of text that will be visible to users within the new help pane in the Office 365 web experience.
Pan and zoom while loading large charts/SmartArt
PivotTable Field Search
Excel Field List, used for adding fields to Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, now supports search functionality so that you can quickly find the fields you are looking for in longer lists.
Purchase & Subscriptions Experience Refresh
The refreshed purchase and subscriptions experience provides an update to the UI for both the purchase and subscriptions pages within the admin experience.Â The update includes new features like dynamic resizing based on screen size, hover menu, updated shopping cart experience for easier editingand additions to the cart, and simplified purchase flow.
Quick data linking in Visio
Visio diagrams can be connected with real-time data from various data sources so that users can visualize data in the context of organizational structure, IT network map, manufacturing floor plan, complex business processes and etc. Users can now take advantage of the new one-step connectivity with Excel table to boost productivity.
Quick Shape Formatting
This feature increases the Â number of default shape styles by introducing new preset styles in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Read-only mode for Excel
Open up an Excel workbook within SharePoint quickly in read-only mode to quickly get to what matters most.
Real time co-authoring in Word
When you’re working with people in a Word document, you can see text changes others are making as well as the location of their cursor within the document. Changes are displayed automatically as people use and update the document. This capability is available in documents stored on OneDrive for Business and Office 365 SharePoint sites.
Red Alert Autoposting
Customer feedback around timeliness of communications at the onset of a service incident led to increased adoption of monitoring automation for SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. Based on automated detection of a potential issue, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online services can automatically post an alert directly to affected customers Service Health Dashboard (SHD).
Refreshed stencils and smart shapes in Visio
“Visio 2016 has refreshed 4 templates under ‘Maps and Floor Plan’ which allow users to accurately depict complex architecture with modern shapes.Â With refreshed Electrical template and solution, users can easily create and edit IEEE compliance circuit diagrams. Users can also create diagrams with 400 smart shapes including multi-chair trapezoid shapes.
In Preview as of August 2015:-
Resource Engagement Workflow in Project Online
Project managers, working in Project Pro for Office 365 can systematically place resource requests in order to build their project teams. Soon thereafter, Resource managers working in Project Online will be able to view, modify, accept or reject those requests. Also, decisions made by Resource managers will be available to Project Managers within Project Pro for Office 365 to review and plan accordingly.
Search Refiners in Outlook Web App
Search refiners in Outlook Web App allow users to filter their search results faster. When a user types a new search query, a menu appears below the search bar with a list of options to refine the search results by sender, date, folder, and attachments.
SharePoint Online uses Exchange Web Services to send mail
Customer will no longer see SharePoint generated emails for shared items getting incorrectly classified as spam.
SharePoint Online will start to transition to using TLS to send email securely in our datacenters
Emails sent by SharePoint, such as sharing emails, alerts, or workflow emails, will now be transmitted inside SharePoint datacenters in a secure way using Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Smart Lookup for Office
Smart Lookup is available in Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint and helps you learn more about your content by bringing you precisely the right information in context of what you are reading or writing about. With information from a variety of sources like Bing Snapshot, Wikipedia, Bing image search and Oxford dictionary, you can do anything from a quick look up to a detailed exploration without leaving the Office application. Smart Lookup can be accessed by right clicking a word or phrase, through the Review tab on the ribbon, or via the Tell Me box.Insights is powered by Bing and uses the selected text and some surrounding content to get contextually relevant results.
Smart Rename in Power Pivot
Now you can rename tables, columns and calculated fields/measures within the Power Pivot add-in and take advantage of PivotTables being seamlessly adjusted to the new names in the Data Model.
Subscription Management Experience refresh
The Office 365 subscription management experience refresh will provide admins with aÂ new subscription management experience within the admin portal. The updates include a simplified subscription card view, easy transitions and upgrades, improved navigation, notifications, integrated tasks and subscription status.
Support for multi-selection of Slicer items using touch
This change now allows you to select multiple items in an Excel Slicer on a touch device. This is a change from prior versions of Excel where only one item in a slicer could be selected at a time using only touch input. You can also enter Slicer multi-select mode by using the new control located in the Slicer label.
Support for small screen portrait layouts in Outlook 2016
Outlook 2016 will adapt to smaller screens with a dynamic layout. Includes a new Portrait view where the Ribbon, Navigation Pane and Reading Pane automatically adjust.
Tell Me saves you the time you would normally use to look for a specific function within the Ribbon. You can type what you are looking for in the Tell Me box at the top right corner of the Ribbon in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access, and with word-wheeling, which enables results as soon as you start typing, every keystroke refines the results so that you can click on what you are looking for as soon as you see it. For example, when you want to mark your document as confidential, just type confidential or confidential banner and Tell Me will bring back the Insert Watermark command. When you click in the Tell Me box, you’ll also see a list of the last five commands you ran from within Tell Me, saving you time getting to the feature you want to use.
Tighter Yammer Integration with Delve
Delve now incorporates links shared in Yammer so you can discover even more from across Office 365. Soon, Delve will also enable inline conversations so you can share and discuss any content in Yammer directly from within the Delve experience.