The latest version of Office has been in preview for some time now, but Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the worldwide release for Office 2016 is here. That gets you the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but does not include Publisher, Access, or Outlook. Office 2016 doesn’t offer many new features, but with Office 365 the suite will benefit from regular upgrades.
Among new features, the software giant is touting co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote, including the new real-time typing in Word.
“The way people work has changed dramatically, and that’s why Microsoft is focused on reinventing productivity and business processes for the mobile-first, cloud-first world”, said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a statement.
All they have to do is use the built-in Get Office app integrated in Windows 10 to benefit from the offer, Myerson explained. As part of their subscription, Office 365 customers will receive new features and capabilities continuously in Office desktop apps. Office 2016 is also available as a one-time purchase for both PC and Mac.
In the past few months, Microsoft has also released a series of Office apps for Apple and Android devices to cash in on the mobile devices ecosystem.
Later this year, Microsoft will enable enterprise data protection in Windows 10, with support in Office Mobile. The newly packaged products of the Office suite are optimized for collaborative working by teams, aver experts. Microsoft said this suite was specifically built for teamwork, and you’ll find that’s true throughout all of the applications. “Office has always been the go-to tool for helping individuals do their best work-whether for professional documents, powerful analyses or school presentations”.
Executives say the company recognizes that many people use a variety of devices during the day, and not all of them are based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. “Previously available only in Office Online, Tell Me and Smart Lookup are now available across the Office 2016 client apps”. Skype for Business, formerly Lync, is also now accessible via Office 2016.
New multi factor authentication features will allow secured access to content anywhere when you’re away from the corporate network.
The app lets teams create boards for projects with tasks that can be assigned to members along with a due date, attachments and conversations.