This article was originally posted to the Microsoft 365 Blog.
With school back in session and work schedules ramping up, this time of year can be hectic. So it’s the perfect moment to highlight app updates and enhancements that help you work more productively—
Today, we’re excited to announce new features to help you brainstorm, create, and present more effectively
Public speaking doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Our public preview of Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web uses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help business professionals, teachers, and students become more effective presenters.
When you enter rehearsal mode and speak into a microphone, Presenter Coach gives you real-time on-screen feedback to improve public speaking skills. This includes helpful tips on pacing, including inclusive language, using too many filler words like “basically” or “um,” and avoiding the sense that you’re just reading the slides.
At the end of the rehearsal session, a handy report highlights the areas for improvement. Currently, Presenter Coach only works in English. We’ll continue to add new capabilities and improve performance in the coming months.
Read about our product design research process.
Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web is now in public preview.
Today, we’re announcing new capabilities to help you create more effective presentations in Office for the web—
Ink has come a long way since we first introduced it. Based on the great feedback, we made numerous improvements to Inking in Slide Show across all platforms. One of our top requests from customers—
Ink Replay animations on PowerPoint for Windows and Mac, as well as annotating with digital pen in Slide Show on PowerPoint for the web, are available for Office Insiders and rolling out now. Additional Inking in Office for the web support will be coming soon.
We’re also announcing templates in Microsoft Whiteboard to help you collaborate more effectively—
Pre-created layouts provide an immediate structure—
Microsoft Whiteboard templates is now in public preview for Windows 10 and rolling out to iOS within a few days. To add templates, click or tap the Insert button in the toolbar.
Visual learning is essential for effectively educating students in the digital age. 3D in Office allows anyone to easily communicate their ideas by inserting their own 3D models or selecting one from our library of content. Based on overwhelming feedback from the Office community, we have added a set of 23 education-based 3D models and 10 lesson plans on topics, including geology, biology, and space.
These engaging models help parents and teachers quickly communicate comprehensible and retainable information to students. Created by Lifeliqe, the new lesson plans complement the models to create a comprehensive learning experience.
The new 3D models and lesson plans are now generally available to Office 365 subscribers in Windows. To learn more about all our education-related news for September, please visit the What’s New in EDU blog.