Microsoft announced that Office 2016 is available as of September 2015. If you are an Office 365 user, your software will update automatically over a period of time as Microsoft rolls out the software to its user base. This is one of the major benefits of Office 365: no more buying Microsoft Office every few years if you have purchased one of the Office 365 subscriptions that include Office licensing.
Apple Mac OS X users will also enjoy Office 2016 as it provides a look and feel that will be more similar to the Windows versions. This is a nice improvement for Mac users.
For Windows users, which make up a large majority of Microsoft Office users, if you are worried about user productivity, the core functions of Office, like Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook operate much in the same manner as in Office 2013 and even Office 2010. There should not be a major learning curve when upgrading to the new version. An important note is that Office 2016 does not support Exchange 2007, so it is important to know this before moving ahead.
There are some new features that we think you will like. Outlook users will like the improved performance and searching capabilities. Word users will now be able to collaborate on documents, meaning multiple users can modify a document simultaneously. This functionality has long been available in Google Docs but missing in Office. Office 2016 brings this functionality. Excel users will also have some new chart types to use.
Another benefit of Office 2016 is the Office software is available on a variety of mobile platforms (iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets, and Windows Phone) in addition to the aforementioned Mac and PC environments. An Office 365 subscription is required if you want to edit files with the mobile apps.
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