Microsoft Begins Worldwide Release Of Office 2016

Microsoft has updated its suite of Office apps for desktop computers. Windows Hello logs you into Windows and Office 365 in one simple step.


Another main feature of Microsoft Office 2016 is Skye for Business. Microsoft said Outlook integration is coming in November. Google announced Monday that there are 1 million businesses actively using its Drive for Work collaboration and storage product, in addition to a larger number of individual consumer users. The new client apps also include Skype for Business now, making it possible for users to communicate by instant messaging, talk or video chat and start new co- authoring sessions from any conversation. Casual users can also get Office for free on Windows, but it’s a touch-optimized version with limited features, including a restriction that only one document can be opened at once.

Office 2016 apps with Office 365 also provide the most secure Office yet, said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team at Microsoft, in a blog post. First Release to roll out to customers before end of this year. This has also been added to OneDrive for Business. Office 2016 doesn’t offer many new features, but with Office 365 the suite will benefit from regular upgrades. GigJam is an unprecedented new way for teams to accomplish tasks and transform business processes by breaking down the barriers between devices, apps and people. Modern Attachments, is another tweak, which allows all users mentioned in an Outlook 2016 email are allowed to view the file from its cloud source.

The search function is also improved. It is being adapted to the company’s strategy of shifting away from one-time sales to an Internet cloud-based system that can be accessed from PCs and mobile devices.

Tell Me: With this feature you can quickly find the right Office feature or command as it is Office always has never ending menus and features which can get hard to locate. Included in this year’s refresh are new desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access.

Groups, an Outlook 2016 app available for iOS, Android and Windows phones, allows users to organize and communicate through public and private groups.


As promised by Microsoft earlier this month, Office 2016 for Windows is available for download today.

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