There is a pay-off!!
While there are few things as annoying as Office occasionally pausing to install new features, there is a benefit in the new abilities you get. While the timing always seems to be terrible, it should save you time in the long run.
Here’s three of the updates coming through now :
- Translate overseas emails! First, when you receive a message in another language, you’ll now see a translation suggestion. Announcing new translation features in Outlook (office.com)
- Extend Teams for personal use. Now you can add your personal details to Teams and connect with friends and family. There is even a feature to “warn” your friends when you arrive somewhere – Bringing personal features in Microsoft Teams to desktop and web—now available in preview – Microsoft 365 Blog
- Dark themes on Office. We’ve been reading that dark themes (white text on black backgrounds) are better for our eyes and our devices battery life. This is now available in Office – Our first look at Microsoft Word for desktop with a redesigned dark UI (windowslatest.com)
Of course, there are a plethora of additional new features, from better handwriting support to more features on IOS and Android. The challenge is to find the ones that are best for you, and to use them well. I’m still trying to use the dictation tools better!