Software maker Microsoft has announced they are expanding the availability of Office 365 to new global markets. Office 365 is now available in over 246 markets including 96 new markets worldwide.
According to a blog post by Microsoft’s CVP Kirk Koenigsbauer, people even in Antarctica and the Republic of Congo can now enjoy the benefits of Office 365's new apps and features to help organisations of all sizes around the globe accelerate their digital transformation and allow every user to produce compelling content that is accessible to all.
"We continued to improve the intelligent services in Office 365 with a new set of cloud-powered features designed to save you time and produce better results," Koenigsbauer wrote.
The company revamped the translation tools available within Word giving users power to translate sections of text, or the entire document, and review or save the result as a regular document file. Translator supports 60 languages, including 11 that use neural machine translation. The company also made it easier to access the information needed while working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Office 365 commercial subscribers can now search across their organisations, share current files with colleagues and preview and re-use slides, graphs and tables from previous documents with support for people and document search in "Tell Me".
Word on iPad now supports “Immersive Reader” and “Read Aloud”, new mobile tools that enable content to be viewed in optimised ways. Apart from other Cloud enhancements that make file management easier via OneDrive and SharePoint, the tech giant expanded its online toolkit as well.
Meanwhile, Microsoft’s LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now live, letting email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox.
The full list of markets where Office 365 is available can be found here. The company also clarified that Microsoft Online Services are not available in Cuba, Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Sudan, and Syria.