Here’s what’s new for Microsoft 365 in November—Sticky Notes in, dark mode in OneNote, and more

Jonny Caldwell

Microsoft continues to work on improving its productivity tools in Office and Microsoft 365 by not only expanding upon functionality, but also improving the overall user experience. This month, the company has provided updates to, OneNote 2016, Excel, Forms, and others.

First off, Microsoft is adding integration to Sticky Notes straight from Users will soon be able to access their current list of sticky notes directly from the web, as well as create, edit, and delete them beginning next month.

Animated image of Sticky Notes being used in Outlook on the web.

For those who Microsoft’s more advanced note-taking option, Microsoft is also rolling out to bring Dark Mode to OneNote 2016. This is especially useful in low-light situations, as the darker theme will help reduce eye strain and make things easier to see.

Animated image of Dark Mode being used in OneNote.

Microsoft is also bringing their new Sheet View to Excel, allowing collaborators to customize their charts without changing anything for others. The new view mode will allow users to filter data and sort it to their needs, and they will be able to choose to enable changes just for themselves or for all users over the course of the coming weeks.

Animated image of Sheet View being selected by an Excel user.

In Forms, users now have the option to allow respondents to upload files to their forms to allow them to provide additional information or context related to the original question. Users can easily add file uploading as an option from the drop down menu, and the uploaded documents will appear in a folder created in OneDrive or SharePoint.

Animated image of a file being uploaded in Microsoft Forms.

In addition to providing enhancements to the company’s core Office apps, it has also brought other capabilities to Microsoft 365 customers. It has introduced the new Productivity Score for insights on improving experiences for employees, Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection for U.S. Government GCC High customers, as well as the the new Microsoft Endpoint Manager which combines the functionality of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager into a single solution. It has also brought new features straight into Windows 10, such as the new Windows Search in Explorer, cloud clipboard, third-party assistant support, and others.

What do you think of these changes, and what new features would you like to see? Feel free to leave a comment down below.