When it comes to everything Microsoft, the Ignite conference is arguably the biggest tech gathering. Ignite conferences are usually the place where Microsoft makes a big announcement regarding its developer plans and new releases and it is always an exciting time for anyone and everyone involved in not only the development side of things, but also for the general consumer market who are ultimately the target audience and the users of the products and services that Microsoft pitches in these conferences.
This year was no different, with the Ignite 2019 conference producing some exciting news regarding a multitude of Microsoft products, including Office. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest show stealing ideas that were introduced at this year’s Ignite conference:
NEW THINGS IN STORE FOR OFFICE
In some of the more exciting news, Microsoft Office is set to experience great progress in terms of mobile use with the announcement of a new, encompassing application for Android as well as iOS that would include all of the basic Microsoft Office applications in one place for mobile users to access and utilize. Once the application is out, you can simply download it from the store in your phone and start using various apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint right away. If you wish to use the Office apps on our PC, the process is still the same: you purchase a subscription and obtain your www.office.com/setup key. Go to office.com/setup login to enter your account details. Once you have performed office.com/setup login, enter your www.office.com/setup key to download your Office package with all of the applications neatly tucked away inside.
CORTANA PAIRING WITH OUTLOOK
Artificial intelligence is our future and Microsoft is fully embracing that by introducing further integration of their voice command system, Cortana, into Outlook, allowing for a much more streamlined, directed, and productive experience with the platform for modern users. This integration would enable the personal assistant to access the user’s emails, read them out loud if you are too busy to go through each of them, as well as taking the liberty to manage your schedule and let you know what you need to do and when you need to do it.
MICROSOFT EDGE IS ALMOST HERE
Microsoft Edge, the latest version of the Edge browser, finally has a release date. The Chromium based browser underwent plenty of updating and upgrading with the final product ready for release on January 15th, 2020. The platform is set to retain a lot of the basic functionalities and capabilities of Microsoft platforms, including password and history syncing, along with some new features such as a collections sections and an enterprises tab.