Scott Jack

How to turn off Microsoft Office 'connected experiences'

In case you didn't know, Microsoft Office connects to Microsoft servers to analyze your content. If you have confidential information in your Word, Excel, or PointPoint documents, that might not be OK with you. Here's how to adjust that setting.

  1. Open any Microsoft Office application; I did this in PowerPoint.
  2. Go to File > Options > General
  3. Click the Privacy Settings... button.
  4. Uncheck the box Turn on experiences that analyze your content.
  5. Click OK.

Keep in mind that if you turn off the Turn on all connected experiences option, you'll lose features like AutoSave and OneDrive online file storage.

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