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Microsoft Office Apps Recent Updates – Tech Tip For March 7, 2023

Over the last few months, the Microsoft Office Apps have had some exciting updates and changes. While the visual changes have probably been the most obvious to everyone, there have also been a few Excel, Word, and Teams Updates. We’re going over all of them in detail this month, but here’s a quick overview:

Visual Changes

  • Your Microsoft Office theme now matches your Windows theme by default.
  • The quick access toolbar is hidden by default for a more streamlined look.

Excel & Word Updates

  • In Excel and Word, you can now restrict access to anyone on a particular domain name.
  • Excel now alerts users when their PivotTables aren’t compatible and gives workarounds and links to documentation to help them out.
  • You’ll now be able to insert images directly into cells instead of them floating on top of the spreadsheet.
  • In Word, you can @mention team members with tasks without leaving the app.

Teams Updates

  • Wiki will be phased out and replaced by a new note-taking experience in Teams channels.
  • Room Remote is now available on Teams for desktop.

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