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Microsoft’s answer to WhatsApp - Outlook 2016 Groups

As part of Office 365, last year, Microsoft introduced Office 365 Groups, which enables users to create different types of groups to allow people to communicate easily while collaborating on new projects. Now, as part of Office 2016, the company is integrating Groups into Outlook 2016 to make it easier to group people and contact each other on an IM like environment. This ability differs from the typical back and forth emails and hunting messages on an already clutter inbox.

There is also a Windows Phone app for Outlook Groups too.

In Groups, people can chat, share OneDrive files, calendars, and OneNote notebooks -- all you need to get your project done.

Groups on Outlook 2016 is only available for Office 365 subscribers, and you can get started by following these steps:

1- While in Outlook 2016 using an Office 365 subscription, click the New Items button in the "Home" tab, and click on Groups.


2- In the "Create Group" page, by choosing a name and group ID, and setting the groups as private or public, and then click OK.


3- Find and app new members to the group and add a description as necessary and click OK to finish creating the group.


It's that easy.

The newly created group have access to a shared inbox and shared calendars to view and create meetings, files hosted on OneDrive, and to the OneNote notebook for the group, right from the ribbon's menu.

If you need to send a group message, simply click the New Conversation button from the "Home" tab. Then compose the message and attach a new file as necessary, and click Send -- just like any other email you send every day.

The group members can post messages, and there is a choice to like updates for those messages that don't need replies.

Import web data for Analysis in Excel

In Excel 2016, Microsoft has added an easier way to make “import data from the web” happen simple and fast.

If you need to grab a specific piece of data such as tablet with content, you need to follow these steps:

1- While in the web browser, visit the webpage that has the data you want, right-click and copy the link to the clipboard.

2- Open Excel and go to Data tab.

3- Click on New Query, select From other Source, and click on From Web.


4- On the next window, paste the source link and click OK, and select how you want to access the data, and click connect.


5- Excel 2016 will open the "Navigator", and it will load the data available from that web page, click on the table you would like to import, and click Edit.


6- Now, Excel will fetch the data. Because this is an automated process, and data from the web isn't very reliable, you can easily clean up the table before inserting the data into your new document.

You can right-click on one of the columns to remove, or you can click the top-left corner of the table to convert the first row as headers, and much more. When you're satisfied with the data, click the Close & Load button.


Now that the table is in Excel 2016, you can manipulate the data any way you want by using graphs, formulas, and more.

Tip: Furthermore, now that you have imported data from the web, Excel will save the source link into the file. This ability means that you can right-click the table and clicking Refresh. If the data has changed on the web, you will see the new data also updating in your table. This feature is particularly useful if you make any changes, and you want to roll back to the original data.


Tell me what "Tell me what you want to do" is in Office 2016

Although, there aren't many new features in Office 2016, over the years Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features and even has added new apps (e.g., Sway and Planner). So, today is becoming more difficult to track and remember where a feature or a button is located within the app. This is when Tell Me becomes very useful.


Tell Me sits on the tabs menu of every Office 2016 app. To use the feature, simply click on "Tell me what to do", and type what you want to know, such as commands you can't find or options you want to configure.

On the results, you will have instant access to the feature you're seeking. From the results, you can also get more help from the online Office documentation, and you can even jump right to Smart Lookup.

Look up anything using Smart Lookup in Office 2016

There is a new feature included in the Office 2016 apps called Smart Lookup. (This feature is similar to the one you'll find in Microsoft Edge when you ask Cortana for assistance in the web browser).

Smart Lookup allows users to research specific content using the web information through the Insights functionality.


If you need to know the definition of a word, or you need to research a place or a person, or you simply want to know more about something specific. Instead of using the web browser and leaving the document, simply select and right-click the text you want to research, and select Smart Lookup.

Word opens a new Insights panel to the right of the screen and displays two tabs – Explore and Define.

Explore provides options to explore the web for the contents that deal with the selected word.

Define provides the dictionary definition of the word including phonetics and pronunciation of the word

Not only does Smart lookup add to user’s confidence but also proves itself as a wonderful language learning tool for Students and learners.

Here is an example of what you will see when you Smart Lookup “Edge”:

Explore tab:


Explore Wikipedia


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Edge - definition of edge by The Free Dictionary



edge (ĕj) n. 1. a. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument. b. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade. c. A penetrating, incisive quality: "His simplicity sets off the satire, and gives it a finer edge" (William Hazlitt).


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    noun: edge, plural noun: edges

1.     the outside limit of an object, area, or surface; a place or part farthest away from the center of something:

"a willow tree at the water's edge"

synonyms border, boundary, extremity, fringe, margin, side, lip, rim, brim, brink, verge, perimeter, circumference, periphery, limits, bounds border, boundary, extremity, fringe, margin, side, lip, rim, brim, brink, verge, perimeter, circumference, periphery, limits, bounds

antonyms middle middle

2.    the sharpened side of the blade of a cutting implement or weapon:

"a knife with a razor-sharp edge"


verb: edge, third person present: edges, past tense: edged, past participle: edged, present participle: edging

1.     provide with a border or edge:

"the pool is edged with paving"

synonyms border, fringe, verge, skirt, surround, enclose, encircle, circle, encompass, bound, outline, trim, pipe, band, decorate, finish, border, fringe, bind, hem border, fringe, verge, skirt, surround, enclose, encircle, circle, encompass, bound, outline, trim, pipe, band, decorate, finish, border, fringe, bind, hem

2.    move gradually, carefully, or furtively in a particular direction:

"she tried to edge away from him"

synonyms creep, inch, work one's way, pick one's way, ease oneself, sidle, steal, slink creep, inch, work one's way, pick one's way, ease oneself, sidle, steal, slink

3.    give an intense or sharp quality to:

"the bitterness that edged her voice"

4.    ski with one's weight on the edges of one's skis.


Old English ecg ‘sharpened side of a blade,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch egge and German Ecke, also to Old Norse eggja (see egg2), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin acies ‘edge’ and Greek akis ‘point.’

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