New inking and 3D updates bring presentation design to the next level—this and more coming to Office in October

For the last four years, we’ve been on a mission to transform Office and use artificial intelligence (AI) to make everyday tasks easier. In June, we revealed a fresh, new design for our Office apps. And just a few days ago, we announced new AI-powered features in PowerPoint and Excel.

Today, we’re making it even easier to showcase your ideas, stay organized, and create surveys and polls with the following updates:

  • With AI-powered inking and 3D updates in Word and PowerPoint, you can use a touch-enabled device and digital pen to ink your ideas and transform them into perfectly formatted content. You can also choose from 30 new 3D models with built-in animations to bring your content to life.
  • Two new updates in Outlook.com make staying on top of tasks easier and interacting with your favorite brands simpler. New integration with Microsoft To-Do helps you manage your tasks without leaving your inbox. We’re also launching a new experience to help you easily interact with the brands you love in Outlook.com.
  • To help you keep track of tasks using whatever mode is most comfortable to you, we’re adding the ability to update your tasks using ink. With your digital pen and a touch-enabled Windows device, simply add a task to your list using ink, and then strike out when complete.
  • Since releasing Microsoft Forms for education and commercial organizations, millions of people have used Forms to create surveys and quizzes. Today, the Forms Public Preview is available to our consumer customers as well.

These updates are built to help you save time and stay organized. Check out this post to learn more.

An animated image highlights new inking features in PowerPoint.