Microsoft Office For iOS 9 Lets You Multitask And Edit Documents With The Apple Pencil

Microsoft has developed a number of new updates for its suite of Office apps that take advantage of the enhancements to Apple’s iOS 9, as well as WatchOS 2 and the recently announced iPad Pro. The new features will include multitasking, inking, intelligent search and wireless keyboard support, among many others.

Microsoft’s Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Translator will all get new updates for Apple’s latest operating system and device updates.

First up, iOS 9’s support for multitasking means that you can use Office apps simultaneously, move between them easily and copy content between the two. In the official post on the Office Blog, the Microsoft team explains that this could be useful in many scenarios, like when you’re presenting something on Powerpoint but want to look through your notes at the same time. Or if you want to take notes in OneNote while browsing through your Outlook emails.

All of the apps will also be getting inking features, which will allow you to make annotations or scribble on top of documents using the new Apple Pencil, as well as more intelligent search functionality for OneNote content and Outlook email.

[Via Microsoft Office Blogs]

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