Bing brings information directly to users where and when they need it across a growing number of Microsoft and third party experiences. We’re pleased to announce the latest Office experiences to benefit from Bing search. Today, Office 2016 has launched and with it comes a new feature designed to help you quickly and easily find what you need to bring your ideas to life: Smart Lookup.
Smart Lookup lets you fact-check and learn more about terms contained in emails and other documents without leaving your Office app. Select the text in question and Smart Lookup uses the surrounding content to deliver contextually relevant results, including Bing’s great image results, web searches and more.
Smart Lookup is also available through a new feature called Tell Me which helps you find the right command quickly. Just type a word or two related to the task and Tell Me takes you directly to the feature or content you need. For example, if you type “new images,” “add pic”, or even just “pic,” Tell Me will display the Insert Picture command, or you can Get Help (powered by Bing) or use Smart Lookup.
With Office 2016 we take another step towards putting the world’s knowledge at people’s fingertips. Smart Lookup is available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Tell Me is also available there and in Access, Visio and Project.
Congratulations to our friends on the Office team for a landmark release. We’re happy to play a part in helping people around the world achieve more at work, at home and in school.