If you are on Target Release, you are one of the first people to try it on Office.com and Outlook for the web. In the new format, you’ll be able to start any Office app you like – say Excel or Word, for example – and pull Fluid components like charts, tables or task lists.
These components will stay updated wherever they are, so if you edit a cell in a table that you have extracted from an existing spreadsheet, the value will be saved in each area it has. You can also collaborate on these files in real time with others. These components can be inserted into emails or even a chat app such as Microsoft Teams. The company also announced that Fluid Framework will be open-source, so you can see third-party apps that will be used in the future as well.
Microsoft also announced a new List app based on the existing SharePoint Listings feature. The project management tool will allow you to track your progress using checklists across Microsoft services, and you can create new to-do lists from chat apps such as Teams. You can import existing listings from elsewhere in the app for people in the room to comment and edit. Your co-workers can tweak or leave suggestions on both the entire list and individual items here as well. There is also a conditional formatting so you can change the background or font color when items are checked off, or icons are updated based on specific situations.
As Microsoft continues to develop and improve its software suite, it also sees ways to reach more organizations. This week, the company announced its first Cloud Cloud offering, which is a set of tools designed for specific industries. Microsoft is starting with Cloud for Healthcare, which is relatively smart and timely given to the nation’s core component in telehealth.
The new service offers medical workers access to a range of tools such as Microsoft’s Teams and Healthcare Bot Service, in addition to portals and patient contacts for bookings appointments and making referrals. Within the Teams, health care providers can also conduct HIPAA-compliant care visits. Patient portals will make it easier to manage appointment bookings, send reminders and make payment fees on various devices.
Providers can also use Cloud for Health Care to reach patients with care and care programs. With Azure IoT integration, they can also remotely receive data from medical devices in real time to increase care as needed and respond quickly to emergency situations.
All of this seems like a comprehensive, well-rounded way to manage most aspects of running a healthcare business, which, given how damaged America’s infrastructure is before it, is welcome news .
From improving productivity software to creating cloud-based systems for the entire industry, to … a supercomputer? Microsoft also announced that it has developed a supercomputer hosted on the Azure cloud network. It was specifically built to train OpenAI models to solve big problems. Microsoft has yet to share detailed speed measurements, but the supercomputer has 285 THOUSAND CPU cores and 10,000 GPUs that help implement massive, complex AI models. That should make it one of the five fastest systems in the world.
While it is unclear exactly what processes the supercomputer will perform, the amount of power that may allow Microsoft to train AI for more complex tasks such as moderating game streams, rather than simple things like recognition on faces in pictures, for example.
Again, Microsoft has not laid out concrete plans for how it plans to use this supercomputer, but the public is very public about its ambitions. It announced in April plans for a computer planet that is basically a system that takes in global data about the world, processes it in AI and machine learning, then delivers environmental and biological data to customers. The aim is to help inform decision making around environmental and public sector issues.
that is intact lots of news out of Microsoft for two days, and surprisingly, I’m excited about some of it. Fluid Framework is the most immediately engaging, as it can really change my daily workflow. Although I am a hardcore Google user, I have seen the advances of Microsoft launching its rivals to boost their games. Cloud for Healthcare also fascinates me and what it can do for medical workers and organizations everywhere.
This Built, Microsoft showed us micro-level improvements with its software development, repaired enough cloud muscle at the middle level with the Cloud Industry offerings, and finally, laid out the foundation for good work coming to the macro level with its AI supercomputer news. Clearly the company wants to be a part of your life at every turn.