Posted by: kurtsh | August 25, 2016

RELEASE: Word 2016 Researcher & Word 2016 Editor for Office 365

We announced 2 interesting cloud-based services for Office 365 Microsoft Word 2016 subscribers.

Introducing Researcher—accessing credible sources and cited content just got easier

Researcher is a new service in Word that helps you find and incorporate reliable sources and content for your paper in fewer steps. Right within your Word document you can explore material related to your topic and add it—and its properly-formatted citation—in one click. Researcher uses the Bing Knowledge Graph to pull in the appropriate content from the web and provide structured, safe and credible information.

Introducing Editor—your new digital writing assistant

While Researcher helps you start a paper, Editor assists you with the finishing touches by providing an advanced proofing and editing service. Leveraging machine learning and natural language processing—mixed with input from our own team of linguists—Editor makes suggestions to help you improve your writing. Initially, it will help you simplify and streamline written communications by flagging unclear phrases or complex words, such as recommending “most” in place of “the majority of.”

Here’s a video that goes over these features:

Word 2016 Researcher & Editor for Office 365

There are also improvements made to Outlook (Focused Inbox) & PowerPoint (Zoom).  For more information, read the announcement post here:


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