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New to Office 365 in December—extending human ingenuity with everyday AI – Office Blogs

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Earlier today in San Francisco, Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft AI & Research, demonstrated how Microsoft is infusing intelligent technologies across our core products to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone, with the simple goal of helping people deliver their best work.

Office 365 is built on Microsoft’s powerful platform for AI that makes advancements in machine learning and AI accessible to every developer and organization. From document translation to intelligent threat detection, AI is already enhancing the productivity experience of over 120 million commercial Office 365 users.

New Office 365 AI capabilities this month help subscribers discover insights from data, leverage organizational knowledge, arrive on time for events, and more. Read on for details.

Automatically unlock rich insights with AI (preview)

Every day, millions of Office 365 subscribers rely on Excel to perform complex analysis and derive value from their organizations’ data with intelligent tools like Flash Fill and advanced data transformation. For many, however, extracting key insights from a new data set can be intimidating. Today, we’re announcing the preview of Insights in Excel—a new service that automatically highlights patterns it detects, which makes it easier for everyone to explore and analyze their data. Powered by machine learning, Insights helps identify trends, outliers, and other useful visualizations, providing new and useful perspectives on data. Insights begins rolling out in preview to Office insiders this month.

An animated screenshot demonstrates Insights in Excel.

Excel will provide automatic insights.

Master company lingo with machine learning

Every workplace is unique, and understanding the internal acronyms in use across an organization can be essential to success. Today, we announced a new Microsoft Word feature called Acronyms. Powered by machine learning, Acronyms helps people understand shorthand that is commonly used in their own workplaces by leveraging the Microsoft Graph to surface definitions of terms that have been previously defined across emails and documents. Acronyms will begin rolling out to Word Online for Office 365 commercial subscribers in 2018.

A screenshot shows the Acronyms feature used in Word Online.

Master company acronyms in Word Online.

Get to events on time with Outlook

In 2017, we rolled out several new capabilities in Outlook that help users automatically detect trips and deliveries, triage email, schedule meetings, and more. Today, we’re expanding this set of AI-powered tools by bringing Cortana to the Outlook mobile app to help users stay on top of their day. When it is time to leave for appointments, Outlook will now send a notification—with directions for both driving and public transit—taking into account current location, the event location, and real-time traffic information. Time to leave in Outlook is rolling out to iOS users this month in markets where Cortana is available.

An animated GIF demonstrates the

Outlook will notify you when it’s time to leave for your next event.

Bring people, ideas, and content together with Microsoft Whiteboard Preview

This month, we also announced the preview of Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 devices—a freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is built for teams who ideate and work together across multiple devices and locations. Unlike traditional whiteboards, the app uses AI to recognize freeform drawings and turn them into standard shapes, so it’s easier to create great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts using only a pen. Users can work together in real-time on shared content and automatically save to the cloud to pick their work up later from another device. Microsoft Whiteboard is now available in preview from the Windows Store.

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Find text in images with intelligent search

Earlier this year, we introduced the ability for OneDrive and SharePoint to automatically recognize the content within images and detect whiteboards, screenshots, receipts, and more. Today, we are expanding this capability to automatically extract searchable text from those images, making it easier to find a wide range of content, including receipts and business cards, using memorable search terms and without needing to know where the images are stored. Text in image search is currently rolling out and will be available to all Office 365 commercial subscribers by the end of December.

Three smartphones display intelligent search in images.

Search for text in images stored in Office 365.

Learn more about what’s new for Office 365 subscribers this month at: Office on Windows desktops | Office for Mac | Office Mobile for Windows | Office for iPhone and iPad | Office on Android. If you’re an Office 365 Home or Personal customer, be sure to sign up for Office Insider to be the first to use the latest and greatest in Office productivity. Commercial customers on both Monthly Channel and Semi-Annual Channel can also get early access to a fully supported build through Targeted Release (Clients, Services). This site explains more about when you can expect to receive the features announced today.

—Kirk Koenigsbauer

Availability:

  • Insights in Excel is starting to roll out in preview to Office 365 commercial subscribers enrolled in Office Insiders, in the United States this month. Because this feature is powered by machine learning, it will provide increasingly advanced analysis as usage of the feature grows over time.
  • Acronyms will be rolling out to Word Online for Office 365 commercial subscribers enrolled in Office Insiders in 2018.
  • Time to leave is rolling out to Outlook for iOS users in our Insider program this month, and then to all Outlook for iOS users in coming months. We also plan to make it available in Outlook for Android 2018.
  • Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is now available for Windows users in the Windows Store.
  • Text in image search is currently rolling out to Office 365 commercial subscribers and will be available worldwide by the end of 2017.

CORD project updates platform to support edge computing

The Open Networking Foundation this week upgraded the Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter architecture to merge the three primary subscriber packages into one platform.

Formerly available as individual options, the CORD project announced that the 4.1 release combines the residential, mobile and enterprise packages on a common platform to streamline the building process, according to Timon Sloane, vice president of marketing and ecosystem at the Open Networking Foundation, which hosts the CORD project.

Users pick the type of profile they require — residential, mobile or enterprise — and the platform takes it from there.

“You click a box and everything else is automated; it just flows right through — it builds, deploys and boots, and the whole data center comes up and starts running,” Sloane said.

The platform also comes with a library of 25 virtual network functions (VNFs) and the needed management and orchestration. A short list includes virtual evolved packet core, virtual subscriber gateway and virtual network as a service. The mobile 5G and residential XGS-PON VNFs — the latter a new fiber transmission technology — are some of the more popular ones among subscribers, he said, reflecting the need to support edge computing — be it the cloud edge or the mobile edge.

“There are a lot of mobile [VNFs] since it’s a complicated space,” he said. “[There are] a lot of different pieces in connecting subscribers to mobile core and authenticating them all.”

CORD 4.1 also supports third-party VNFs, recognizing the need for some services to stay proprietary. As such, Sloane said CORD provides the open infrastructure that supports those proprietary options, a benefit for edge computing and 5G deployments. He attributed part of CORD’s momentum to the open source community, stating it can move more quickly than traditional standards bodies.

CORD has also started migrating VNFs that run on servers to a software-defined switch fabric that connects the CORD data center, he said.

“Obviously, infrastructure makes sense running on a server, but for the bulk of individual packets, you want them to flow through the switch fabric,” he said, touting the benefits of increased space and traffic speeds and lowered costs.

Sloane said the CORD project will focus on technologies like augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things and autonomous vehicles for its next release.

Juniper plans to move OpenContrail governance to The Linux Foundation

Juniper Networks this week announced it will be sharing its OpenContrail codebase with The Linux Foundation.

In 2013, Juniper open sourced its Contrail products, creating an open source community called OpenContrail. Since then, OpenContrail has been used as a network virtualization platform for cloud environments.

This week’s move will bring the network virtualization control plane under The Linux Foundation’s governance and development umbrella. The goal is to persuade more cloud providers and operators to consider using OpenContrail to anchor their networks, with hopes to further integrate OpenContrail into cloud ecosystems.

“Over the past year, we have been working closely with the community to transition the governance for OpenContrail’s codebase because we believe it has the unique opportunity to be a ubiquitous cloud-grade network fabric used everywhere,” said Randy Bias, Juniper’s vice president of technology for cloud software, in a company statement.

Masergy updates managed SD-WAN Go

Masergy added support for application performance and security to its SD-WAN Go offering.

The provider said the service — which uses technology from Silver Peak — now features more sophisticated application routing and automatic path control. For security, Masergy added an embedded firewall and router.

“Managed SD-WAN Go now gives businesses of any size additional enterprise-grade capabilities at a fraction of the cost of comparable solutions,” a company statement said. Masergy unveiled SD-WAN Go earlier this year, targeting the service to both small and large enterprises.

Masergy also offers SD-WAN Pro, tailored to enterprises with more complex networks.

For Sale – Mini pc minx neo z83

Hi up for sale is a mini pc I bought 7 months ago for browsing etc and doing office work etc but now I have a htpc gaming pc so no need for this hence the sale . I bought this of Amazon and I will paste the detail from Amazon below it comes with everything boxed in very good condition .

Description
Affordable, Versatile Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) Pre-installed.
NEO Z83-4 Pro is a cost-efficient, Intel-powered, versatile fanless Mini PC designed for office operation and industrial application; an ideal Digital Signage, POS and Thin Client solution.
With Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, set up is effortless and NEO Z83-4 Pro is ready to run straight out of the box.

Produce Stunning Visuals, Native 4K Output & Multi-Display Ready.
NEO Z83-4 Pro has the power to produce stunning visuals, and supports 4K video playback and streaming.
With HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs available, NEO Z83-4 Pro is Multi-Display Ready (support up to two displays).

Fanless Passive Cooling Design. Silent Solution That’s Ultra Energy-Efficient.
The advanced fanless passive cooling design maximizes heat dissipation, meaning all operations can be conducted in absolute silence.
NEO Z83-4 Pro excludes any moving parts, it’s 100% solid state components provide longer product life.

Tiny Form Factor Equipped with Full Range of Connectivity Options.
NEO Z83-4 Pro keeps a low profile without sacrificing any performance, delivering a desktop experience in a fraction of the size and weight.
Plus, NEO Z83-4 Pro includes a vast array of connectivity options – Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet Port, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and more.

Ideal for Industrial Applications, Auto Power-On Option. VESA Mount included.
An auto power-on option can be enabled within NEO Z83-4 Pro’s BIOS menu, removing the need to manually power back on after a power outage.
NEO Z83-4 Pro can be easily mounted to a VESA compatible monitor, no tools are required for mounting once the included bracket has been installed.
NEO Z83-4 Pro’s VESA Mount allows full access to all ports and power button, and does not affect the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth performance.

Price and currency: £100
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: London
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor, Professional Computer Desk, Roccat Sova

Have had a big change at my home office, so the following is for sale.

Computer Desk (Professional grade)

Professional grade computer desk for Offices. Legs are made of Metal, with built in Cable management on the underside and 2 cut outs for either cables or monitor arms.

This was quite a few quid new and is ideal for an office / home based business.

£50 Collected.

Dell S2716DG G-Sync Monitor

Dell 27″ Monitor with G-Sync. Absolutely mint condition and comes with plastic protector on the rear, its had that little use. Selling as moved away from gaming as a focus and it has hardly been used. These retail for £549 at present, so grab a bargain collected.

£340 Collected.

Roccat Sova – Sofa Mechnical Keyboard and Mouse
Ideal for gaming on the Sofa with a keyboard and mouse on your HTPC and 4K TV. Literally been used a handful of times.

£50 Collected.

Photos to follow shortly.

Price and currency: Priced individually
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, PPG
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – 2 x McAffee Total Protection subscription card. 5 users -1 year

Hi

I have two packs / codes for this , both came as a bundle with Office 365. You would get a sealed card with a code inside, and you download the software. I’m happy to open the card and just email a scan, but as I have no control over the code being used after the code is sent to you I won’t accept any returns.

I’m, sure everyone knows what this is, but it’s a 5 device / 1 year subscription.

I could go one about its features but honestly it’s the usual stuff, This offers Antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets in one subscription.

Note the price is £11 per code not for both….

Price and currency: 11
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Harlow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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