Hi, Office Insiders! We’re so thankful for the time you take to read our blog but want to make sure you don’t miss any of the new features. Sometimes, great features get covered in our release notes, but don’t make it to the blog. Therefore, we’re starting a new series covering features you may have missed.
Features you may have missed
Delegate mailboxes allow you to give permissions to manage your mail to someone else in your organization, allowing you to accelerate your productivity through others. Delegates can now add other mailboxes and grant permissions from Outlook mobile, allowing their delegates to send emails on behalf of that mailbox.
Outlook can now suggest words and phrases as you compose messages. When Outlook offers a suggestion, swipe to accept it.
Play my emails
You can now play your emails by asking Cortana to read your recent emails aloud on your iPad. You can also ask Cortana to flag, archive, delete, and skip messages. This feature is especially helpful to catch up on your email when you’re busy.
Call people using voice
Give your thumbs a break and use voice commands to speed up everyday tasks such as initiating a call. Tap the microphone in the search bar and say “Call Anna” or “Call Anna on Teams” and Outlook will place you a tap away from making that call. Available for eligible accounts in English in the United States.
Open multiple windows on iPad
With iPadOS, you can use Apple’s Multitasking feature to open two apps at the same time. This means that you can open Outlook and Edge to copy and drag text and links to your email, helping you create and send compelling and informative emails.
Open your spreadsheets in multiple windows. Work on multiple Excel files side-by-side on iPad. Note, this feature is currently only available for iPadOS 13 users.
Tell Word what to do
Now you can use voice commands to undo, delete, format text, and start lists.
How it works
1. Tap the small microphone icon to toggle to the dictation experience.
2. Tap on the large microphone icon and start speaking.
3. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly or using the punctuation toolbar.
4. At any time, tap the microphone again to pause dictation or tap the keyboard button to switch back to the keyboard.
Try out Presenter Coach
In PowerPoint, Presenter Coach uses AI to help you rehearse upcoming presentations. For instance, it flags issues such as talking too fast, saying “umm” too much, or just reading the text from your slides. Now that same functionality is available for you in PowerPoint on iPhone and iPad.
We typically release features over some time to ensure that things are working smoothly. This is true for Insiders as well. We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as Insiders, have had the opportunity to try them.
If you have any feedback or suggestions tap Settings > Help & Feedback, and then tap Tell Us What You Like, or Tell Us What Can Be Better.
Learn what other information you should include in your feedback to ensure it’s actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you!
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