Office 365 updates for January 2018

2018 kicked off with some new updates to Office 365 apps across all devices. Microsoft Office’s CVP Kirk Koenigsbauer detailed some of the new Office 365 updates in a blog post.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Get more out of Microsoft Teams: The biggest Microsoft Teams update so far brings a new app store for add-ons, support for slash commands, improved search, and more.
  • Office apps on Mac and iOS: Microsoft is bringing AutoSave support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Office 365 subscribers on Mac devices, which means you will no longer have to manually save files that are stored on OneDrive. Co-authoring for Office apps on Mac and iOS also opened up general availability this month.
  • OneDrive for iOS: OneDrive is getting a huge update on iOS — including a refined look, support for drag-and-drop, support for iOS 11’s Files app, and more.
  • Education push: Last week, Microsoft announced some major education-focused update for the entire Office suite. The company is expanding Office’s Immersive Reader and other Learning Tools to more devices, including Mac devices. In related news, OneNote’s Class Notebook is getting support for two of the most popular school information systems.
  • New ways to Yammer: You can now share GIFs, post announcements to groups, and more using Yammer on mobile and desktop.

For more details, check out the full blog post from Microsoft.