Rediscover Office 365 with Surface

Rediscover Office 365 with Surface

Microsoft’s Surface line does not only have the most powerful Intel Core processors, but it also offers unprecedented integration with Office 365. With unique touchscreen capabilities and advanced accessories, Surface devices enable you to work with the popular productivity suite in new and exciting ways.

Audio transcription in Word

This new feature allows audio files to be uploaded into Word, which will then be broken down and transcribed on a side panel using Azure Speech Technology. If you want, you can also record directly on Word using the Dictate function. The app will automatically transcribe it. To review the accuracy of the transcription, simply select a piece of the transcribed text and the audio version of that part will be played back.

This technology will be available in Word for web in early 2020, and can be enjoyed on desktop and mobile in the spring. This feature isn't free, but researchers, students, and professionals will find that this feature is worth the cost. It can also be of help to people with disabilities.

Improved Ink Editor

Ink Editor lets you edit and highlight documents by using your finger or a digital pen. Previously, you could already do simple commands with it, like delete and add words in a document, split a word, or link two words together. With Surface devices, the editing gestures become even more natural. When the technology arrives on web and desktop in Spring 2020, you will be able to insert comments anywhere in the document, as well as add graphs, drawings, or dictations.

Digital pen support for Excel

Microsoft takes advantage of the touchscreen capabilities in Surface devices by offering digital pen support for Excel. With this capability, you can now use your digital pen to write letters and numbers directly into Excel. This is perfect for people who are always on the go and those who want to save time when taking down notes.

Powerful Earbuds

Surface Earbuds are wireless earbuds that allow you to control music and calls by using signature gestures and voice commands. And because it integrates with Office 365, you can also use these gestures and commands on Office apps, such as when controlling a PowerPoint slideshow. Go to the next slide on PowerPoint by swiping on your Earbuds, or play and pause a video with a single tap on your device. Access apps like Outlook calendar and email without a screen. You can also use its built-in mic for dictation in apps like Word and Teams. The possibilities are limitless.

With Surface and Office 365 working together, you can expect improved productivity and more efficient workflows. Want to learn more about Office 365 and other necessary business technologies? Contact us today. Our technology experts are always ready to answer your questions.

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Doug Renner

Principal Consultant

Doug Renner is a veteran of both business and the information technology industry. His most recent endeavor was founding Peak IP Solutions where he started the company in 2004 and led it for 14 years. Peak IP Solutions grew rapidly from inception to over $13MM in annual sales in just six years. They were recognized by CRN Magazine in the NextGen 250 category as a leader in the VAR/MSP space. Major partnerships with Cisco, VMware, Veeam, HP, InfoBlox and others helped drive the businesses growth in sales along with steady growth in their Security, Voice, and Network Managed Services solutions. In March of 2018, Telcion Communications Group acquired Peak IP Solutions. Doug has held many certifications over the years beginning with his Microsoft MCP on Windows NT 3.5. In 2000 Doug started working for Cisco where he earned several Routing, Design, Voice, Security and Data Center certifications. Currently Doug is working with Telcion to transition clients and business aspects. He continues to enjoy the technology and supports projects in the Bay Area geography. Doug enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, driving and camping in Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro campers, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking Investing, and walking Abbi, the family’s Australian Shepherd.