Microsoft Research’s contributions to Office 2016

With the launch of Office 2016 a few days ago, Microsoft is releasing a torrent of exciting information regarding the flagship office suite’s future roadmap and development. The latest tidbit comes in a blog post from Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Technology and Research Harry Shum, in which he explains how Microsoft Research contributed to Office 2016 development. A big part of Shum’s job is to help Microsoft product teams incorporate Microsoft Research’s long-term research into its product development, which requires tight collaboration with such teams, he wrote: In today’s workplace, information is everywhere, with fewer and fewer barriers to access. But in a world where information flows faster than ever before, just transferring information doesn’t necessarily mean better collaboration. We believe that collaboration is made better when intelligence, inference, context and…


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