Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Office update cycle, part of Learning Office Mobile for Windows 10.
- [Voiceover] The current versions of the Office applications, both for mobile devices and desktop computers, are going to be updated on a fairly regular basis and this is a normal, expected part of the Office product cycle. So you should expect to see new features added to the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps on your Windows tablet as time goes on. Because these apps will change sometimes to the point where features will look different on your device compared to what you see in this course, I want to address a few things. In the rest of this chapter, we're gonna focus specifically on a handful of new features that have been added to these apps since this course was originally published.
We'll update this chapter as time goes on so you can always stay fairly up-to-date on the new features that are rolled out. Now, we're not gonna cover every new feature or change to these apps, but I do want to address the more significant updates to show you how they work. So check out the other movies in this chapter for that. But before we do that, in this movie I want to make sure that you know how app updates work on a Windows 10 tablet. Your system may be set up to do automatic updates, which may update your apps as well. But to check individually for updates to apps, what you want to do is go into the Windows Store.
I can tap on this from the start screen. Then I'll need to go to the account menu, which is the little button right to the left of the search field, and then I'm gonna go to downloads and updates and here I should see a list of any app that I have installed on my system that has an update available. Now I currently don't have any updates available and that's fine, but if there were anything on this list, especially the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint apps, I would want to run those updates from here. Also, if you're interested in keeping an eye on the changes to the Office applications as they roll out, you might want to check out this website, blogs.office.com.
This is where Microsoft publishes information about updates and changes that they make to these apps and it's a good way to stay informed. So keep current with your updates and you'll see some new features appear in these apps over time. Be on the lookout for changes that might help you be more productive.
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Q: This course was updated on 03/21/2016. What changed?
A: We added four tutorials covering the Office update cycle and the new Office mobile capabilities: annotating documents, inserting photos directly from the camera, and pinning documents to the Start menu.