Microsoft on Tuesday announced a slew of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office 365 apps that aim to assist research and writing efforts.
Researcher lets users access the Bing Knowledge Graph to find and incorporate sources and content for research papers without leaving Word.
Editor uses machine learning and national language processing, combined with input from Microsoft’s linguists, to make proofing and editing suggestions designed to help users improve their writing.
These updates will be rolling out to Office 365 within the coming months, a Microsoft spokesperson said in comments provided to TechNewsWorld by company rep Lenette Larson.
Researcher will be available this month for Word 2016 users. Editor will arrive in August, with expanded capabilities scheduled to roll out this fall.
Microsoft’s plans include expanding Researcher to mobile platforms.