The last couple of years have certainly been hectic, for a multitude of reasons! 2021 has been no different, making sure we are all aware of what it is like to live in the age of groundbreaking news.
But, as the world seemed to grind to a halt, businesses were still squirrelling away in the background. Creating, promoting, and rolling their services out to the masses, those online platforms that we are all so reliant on have not wavered in their desire to continuously innovate their products.
As Microsoft 365 consultants, it is vitally important that we keep up to date with the latest and greatest in Microsoft software updates. This year has brought many of these changes, each of which looks to tackle new and complex challenges. But which are the updates you need to know about? To finish off this fascinating year, we’ve put together a round-up of the Microsoft updates most likely to impact your new-year business plans.
Microsoft Office 2021
The successor to Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft Office 2021 is the latest version of the office suite. Its aim is simple: to further improve the ground-breaking innovation Microsoft is always working to roll out.
There are plenty of changes that have come along with the updated Office platform, the most important of which include the option to receive faster calculations from Excel functions, the ability to co-author documents, and the ability to create custom views in Excel worksheets.
Another well-known Microsoft platform that is long overdue for a facelift is the power apps system. When it comes to power apps, there are plenty of new features to sink your teeth into.
This year, the Power Apps team has implemented a ‘deep integration’ between their system and Microsoft Teams. The result of this move has been to allow users the ability to work remotely on creating, editing, and deploying PowerApps systems.
Furthering this, Microsoft has spent 2021 implementing new apps into their PowerApps platform. Some of these apps include the Power Apps component framework for canvas apps, Async OnSave events, and Improved global relevance search experience in model-driven apps.
There has been plenty happening within Microsoft over the course of the last year, and we are expecting to see plenty more released in the new year. In fact, keep an eye out for our round-up of the most exciting changes planned for next year!