What's New in O365

Things change quickly and often in Office 365 as Microsoft makes updates and enhancements to improve your experience. Here are some of the latest updates made in O365 we want to share with you.

Shared with me / Shared by me

Finally! OneDrive now allows you to click the Shared menu item on the left side of your OneDrive and see your shared files divided into two tabs: files that others have shared to you, and now files you have shared to others. Furthermore, you can now see when files were shared, and by whom.







New and improved “waffle”

The “waffle” (or app-picker) at the top-left of the O365 web environment has been updated to show the full name of the available web apps, color-coded and all. You can also now view recent cloud documents, or even create new ones all in this menu. 

Web app / Desktop app switching

Many people have wondered how to switch from using Office web apps in your browser to editing in the full desktop versions of those apps. The simplest way? Simply click the Edit in Word/Excel/Powerpoint button at the top of the document to launch the appropriate full desktop application. If you have Office 2016 or later, remember that you can also sign into these desktop apps to open documents from cloud locations directly.

For more detailed instruction or 1-on-1 help with these and any other Office365 related topics, visit our weekly Wednesday Open Assistance sessions in Duffy 019 from 3-4pm, or contact the IT Service Desk at 508-565-4357 (HELP) or service-desk@stonehill.edu