Microsoft has said that Windows 10 is no operating on over 700 million devices across the world. Office 365 continues to be prevalent and develop year after year. When combined, Windows 10 and Office 365 are the base for the majority of computing that people do across the world, its essential that people are satisfied with the user experience. Microsoft constantly investigates its users and the way they utilise their software and hardware, this is so they can strive to create new and improved products which are all beneficial to user experience.
Take a look at some of the updates launched in October this year…
Your Phone app
When it comes to installing the Your Phone app on your Android smartphone, you can get seamless access to photos and texts from your mobile device on your Windows 10 PC. When you’ve taken a photo on your smartphone you can drag and drop this from your device t your PC, then copy, edit or mark-up the photo. You can also view, send and receive SMS text messages from your android phone on your PC through the Your Phone app. Plans for an iOS version of the app are stated to be launching in November, the capabilities in iOS will be the ability to send a web page to your PC so you can pick up where you left off and continue to view on a larger screen.
Timeline on smartphone
Microsoft rolled out the Timeline feature on Windows 10 earlier this year, it lets you go back in time to find websites, documents and any other resources that you may be working on, whether it was carried out on your PC or your smartphone. The feature is available now for Android and a Microsoft app will be available for iPhone soon.
Inking and 3D
Microsoft newly announced the new AI-powered inking and 3D updates for both Word and PowerPoint, you can draw or sketch your thoughts and Microsoft AI will transform them into perfectly written and formatted slides. AI will also assist by recommended slide designs which are based on handwritten ink or change written text to Smart Art. New 3D embedded animations will help to boost and promote creativity as they can automatically turn your work into 3D animations. Microsoft has also added new pen gestures to make adding link breaks easier, as well as inserting new words or splitting and joining words when written by hand.
There’re some brand-new tools available for the Microsoft Edge browser, the line focus allows you to highly a set of one, three or five lines at a time so you can focus on better on the content. There’s also new grammar and learning tools as well as an offline dictionary so you can look up definitions for words in Reading View for web pages, books and PDFs even if you’re not connected to the internet.
Snip and Sketch
A new Snip and Sketch app will show up when you press Alt + Tab and you can quickly invoke the snipping tool by pressing the Windows key + Shift + S. You can just snip a rectangle or the full screen or select a freeform area and then you can annotate and share the screenshot. Microsoft informs that the original snipping tools are still available on Windows 10 and will for the foreseeable future.
When considering the most recent updates, there’s a range of features and benefits to appreciate about both Windows 10 and Office 365, they’re living platforms and will constantly be updated, improving the user experience.