Microsoft Build 2020: Outlook gets text predictions
- Microsoft has added new capabilities to Outlook to make it more productive.
Microsoft has been announcing a host of new features for its products and will continue to do so over today as well as Build 2020 carries on. The company has made some significant additions to the Edge browser, to Microsoft Teams etc and to Outlook as well.
Microsoft has added new capabilities to Outlook to make it more productive. You can now save keystrokes on Outlook. Outlook on the web can help you compose email messages with text predictions now. Users will be able to compose messages faster, avoid typos etc thanks to intelligent technology to inferring meaning and intention.
Outlook for Windows, Outlook for Mac, and Outlook mobile users can now view and reply to Yammer conversations, polls, questions, and praise without leaving their inbox. This feature will automatically become available for users who have email notifications from Yammer turned on.
Microsoft Fluid Framework experiences in Outlook and Office.com
Earlier at Ignite, Microsoft had announced the public preview of Fluid Framework for enterprise customers, along with a private developer preview. Fluid Framework is designed to make “collaboration adaptable, flexible and focused by breaking down the barriers between apps”.
Microsoft has now introduced the upcoming preview availability of Microsoft Fluid components. These fluid components come in many forms like tables, charts, task lists etc. “You can easily insert a wide range of components right into emails and chats, the permissions and access are handled automatically, and the data is easy to use and find later,” the company said.
“Because Fluid Components stay updated no matter where they are hosted across Office apps, the information stays updated and relevant. But, unlike a document, a Fluid component is ‘a little atomic unit of productivity' and fully rendered inline. You do not click on a component and go to another browser tab. You see the entire component in context and can immediately start editing,” Microsoft explained in its blog.
The company intends to integrate the Fluid Framework across apps including Teams.
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