MS Office 2016: Microsoft globally launched its new suite of office apps – MS Office 2016, which are the latest addition to Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service ‘Office 365’. Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows.
Today is the worldwide release of MS Office 2016 for Windows. The company said Office 2016 brings new versions of desktop apps for Windows PowerPoint, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Access and allows people to collaborate and work together.
It is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, replacing both Office 2013 and Office for Mac 2011. It was released on OS X on 9 July 2015 for Office 365 subscribers. The perpetually licensed version on OS X and Windows was released on 22 September 2015.
Chief Executive Satya Nadella said, “These latest innovations take another big step forward in transforming Office from a familiar set of individual productivity apps to a connected set of apps and services designed for modern working, collaboration and teamwork.”
The new Office will also allow users to interact with all the other users he or she has shared the file with via Skype if they are available on the app.
New features in the Windows release include the ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop, a new search tool for commands available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook named ‘Tell Me’ and co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online.
MS Office 2016 apps are available for Windows 7 users or later right now and Office 365 subscribers will be able to download the new offering as part of their subscription from today.