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5 New Features Coming to Office 365 in 2017

The new year is nearly here, which makes it a great time to look to the future to see what kinds of changes and additions are coming to the software we use every day. New features are planned for each month of the year, particularly for anyone using Office 365 for business. Tech Republic has tallied up five of the biggest.

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Real-time transcription and translation of Skype Meeting Broadcast

Skype Meeting Broadcast is an application within Skype for Business that allows enterprises to host and broadcast meetings to a large audience. With this new feature, enterprises will be able to automatically share the closed-captioning transcript from a meeting with the audience. The audience can choose to have the transcript translated into these languages: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and German.

OneNote improvements for classroom and collaboration

OneNote will be getting a lot of attention from Microsoft developers in 2017. One of the more interesting uses for OneNote, and one that Microsoft seems to be promoting heavily, is as a classroom tool. To that end, Microsoft will be adding several new features that make transferring access control between staff easier. This could have implications for enterprises too. There are also plans to make it easier and more intuitive for users to share OneNote notebooks.