Microsoft has been rolling out their latest update to the Office.com home page and the Office app for Windows since February, and today announced that the update is now available to all commercial and education customers.
Microsoft designed Office.com and the parallel Office app for Windows to be the hub for your content – a place where you can get to all your files and documents, understand what needs your attention, and easily start creating content.
Some of the biggest changes include:
- A redesigned Home screen featuring a Quick Access section to easily get to the files related to your work. Microsoft included customizable filters so you can see your content according to your collaborators, document type, and more with a single click.
- A new My Content pane helps you get to all the work related to you no matter the file type, where it’s stored, or how it was shared with you. New “Browse by” views help you find content associated with the people with whom you work or the meetings you’ve had so can quickly find attachments, meeting recordings, Loops, or any other file you need. Microsoft also added Infinite Scroll to the page making it easier to skim for what you’re looking for rather than clicking through pages of search results.
- A new Create pane makes it easy to see all your apps in one place and quickly create new content. You can create a new file or document with a simple click or use a new template tool that makes it easier to create new content. Just select the type of content you wish to create and you’ll be presented with various template options across multiple apps all at once so you can decide which option works best for you. This is also the place for you to find branded templates from your organization (must be enabled by your organization’s IT).
You can learn about these features and more at Microsoft’s Tech Community blog post from Ignite.
You can see the improvements in Microsoft’s video below:
Microsoft says they are continuing to work on similar enhancements for those using their personal Microsoft Accounts and look forward to sharing more updates in the coming months.