Microsoft shares recent features & other improvements designated for Office 365 subscribers.

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/03/30/march-office-365-updates.aspx

https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/03/29/new-in-march-rich-data-types-intelligent-search-and-expanded-datacenters/

The updates this month were notable for including perks for SharePoint Online users. Additionally, Office 365 Excel users also are starting to see the fruits of Microsoft’s efforts to improve the end user experience by using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques within the spreadsheet program.

1. SharePoint Web Parts – On the SharePoint Online side, Microsoft this week announced that the new Yammer Web Part has reached “general availability,” meaning it’s deemed ready by Microsoft for production use.

2. SharePoint Admin Center Previews – The Admin Center’s “Site Management” blade will be getting new button to export its data into the comma-separated value (CSV) format, allowing data visualizations using tools like Excel or Microsoft Power BI. IT pros also will be able to save custom views within the Admin Center, although the saved views get shared with all SharePoint administrators.

3. Excel Cloud Data Type Previews – Microsoft is building “cloud-connected data types” into Excel, which use AI to enhance the data sources within an Excel spreadsheet. They tap the “Microsoft Knowledge Graph,” which is also used by Microsoft’s Bing search service.