Under the heading of “new” and “cool” in Outlook has to be the new conversation cleanup feature. When several people use Reply All in a conversation thread, pretty soon you have 50 emails with what you are sure is duplicate information. Using the Clean-up button tells Outlook to remove any unnecessary emails in a conversation thread, leaving you with the minimum number of emails that capture all of the unique replies.
If you’re a data geek like me, you’ll love Sparklines and Slicers. Sparklines offer you a way to put an onscreen trend graph to show how data trends across a row. Slicers are used with Pivot Tables to offer the end user easy filtering choices with a click or two.
For your more complex documents with multiple headings, you can use the new Document Navigation Pane to easily move around. It is pretty much a dashboard to your document.
There is much to love about PowerPoint, so hard to narrow down to just one cool tool. So, I will reference two. And, they are both related to video. You can take a PowerPoint presentation and turn it into a video using File, Save and Send, then Create a Video. You can also now easily embed video right in your PowerPoint presentation from a website, like YouTube.com Using the Video from Website option on the Video button in the Media group on the Insert tab, copy and paste the embed code. (Hint: you may have to use the “old embed code” option.)
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