Microsoft adds new cloud-based tools and machine learning features to Office apps

Image: iStockphoto/maxuser On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that it was updating a host of its Office 365 applications with cloud-based intelligent services that it says will “save you time and produce better results.” Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are all getting updates that could help make users more productive. The new features, some of which rely on technology like machine learning and natural language processing, will be released in July. Here’s how each application is getting a boost. SEE: Google Apps vs. Office 365: A side-by-side analysis (Tech Pro Research) Word Microsoft Word is getting two new services: Researcher and Editor. Researcher is a service that Microsoft said “helps you find and incorporate reliable sources and content for your paper in fewer steps.” By clicking on the feature in the toolbar,…


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