Office 365 gets Maps from Bing, Delve Analytics is now My Analytics, and more Office announcements from Ignite

Laurent Giret

Microsoft has kicked out its Ignite 2016 conference today and the company already announced several new capabilities for Office 365, Cortana and Azure. The business productivity suite will leverage the cloud and Microsoft Graph to deliver more intelligent capabilities to its users and make them more productive.

Firstly, Word and Outlook will soon allow Office 365 business users to quickly add content from existing documents within their organizations into Word documents and emails. Powerpoint and Sway are also getting a new feature called “Quickstarter” which will make it easier to start creating presentations thanks to curated content about the topic of your choice. Additionally, Excel is getting a new chart type called Maps which will use the data from Bing Maps to create high-fidelity visualizations from geographic data.

Lastly, the Redmond giant also announced that Delve Analytics, a tool that leverages Microsoft Graph to give insights about how employees spend their time at work is being rebranded into Microsoft MyAnalytics. The company announced new capabilities as well including “insights to help find better ways of working together.” Stay tuned to WinBeta to follow all the news from Ignite 2016.