All very well and good, but can mobile Outlook now display Office365 Group calendars?
Microsoft has released a public preview of a new Office for mobile devices, combining Excel, Word and PowerPoint into a single application and adding new features for quick actions such as converting images to text or creating and signing PDFs. This new app for iOS and Android was announced today at the company's Ignite event …
why the (...) would anyone want to create / work on a document or excel file on a 5 - 6 inch screen beats me. But then, it's time when influencers replaced experts and primary school English teachers can't spell, and appear genuinely baffled when I'm genuinely baffled that they're genuinely baffled. Time to die :(
You can update your expenses sheet / mileage log while you are on the road
Write notes to yourself that are available both on your phone and computer
All the sorts of things you would have previously used a pen + A6 notepad for
That after all is the whole point of having a smartphone.
"why the (...) would anyone want to create / work on a document or excel file on a 5 - 6 inch screen beats me"
- I don't have a laptop/desktop with me so tiny screen is better than no screen
- I don't want to get my laptop out just to quickly check/alter something
- I'm viewing my phone screen on a TV or monitor and am using a full sized keyboard and mouse
Microsoft, I have in the linked press release, statement stated:
"The new Office mobile app represents our vision for what a productivity solution would look like if first built for mobile devices. In designing this new experience, we first considered how people’s expectations differ when using a phone versus a computer, so we set out to optimize for simplicity, efficiency, and common mobile needs. Next, we explored how to better incorporate the unique ways that people input data and create content on a mobile device – essentially turning the phone form factor from a liability for doing work into an asset."
Sounds like BS but it'll be interesting to see what they do.
As a writer I use whatever is available when an idea strikes.
I was once out in Glasgow when an idea for a story arrived from nowhere, I convened to a nearby hostelry (it being Glasgow there were many nearby) and set about tapping the first 1,000 or so words of the story into Word on my phone.
Whilst I would never have considered publishing this story as is, there were far fewer typos than I expected when I edited it on my laptop later...
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