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Office 365 adds 96 new markets, picks up many new features in October

As October is coming to a close, head of the Office 365 client applications product team Kirk Koenigsbauer has just published a new blog post to highlight everything that’s new to Office 365 this month. First of all, the cloud productivity suite is now available in 96 new global markets, and overall we’re now talking about 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages. You can learn more about international availability on this page.

This month, the Office team added many new features to power content creation, starting with Translator in Word. The built-in translation tool available from the Review tab in Word now supports supports 60 languages, with 11 of them using neural machine translation). “You can now translate sections of text, or your entire document, and review or save the result as a regular document file,” added Koenigsbauer.

On the iPad, the popular word processor recently picked up support for Immersive Reader and Read Aloud, with more of Microsoft’s Learning Tools to be available in November. Additionally, Office 365 commercial subscribers can now use a new “Tell me what to do” box in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which can help to easily find people and documents, share current files with colleagues and more.

Earlier this month, the deprecated OneDrive placeholders feature from Windows 8.1 finally made its come back in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it has been improved significantly. The feature is now called “Files On-Demand,” and it supports OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and Sharepoint Online team sites. As for those of you working with 3D, the various OneDrive apps and OneDrive.com now fully support 3D files and easy importation into Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Other highlights include new visualisations and tips in MyAnalytics, the integration of LinkedIn’s data into Outlook.com and Office 365 apps, as well as the general availability of web-based diagramming tool Visio Online. Last but not least, Microsoft has revamped its Office.com website with an improved search experience, redesigned app launcher and new Gallery feature. Do you have any favourites among all these new features? Let us know below.

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