Office 2016

 

Office 2016 is inbound!

Office 2016 has been given September 22 as the official launch date for Microsoft’s latest iteration of Office. Volume License customers will be able to grab their copy from October 1st. Microsoft is also announcing a new update scheme for businesses which will more closely resemble the Service Pack update model of previous versions, with three major cumulative updates coming yearly, allowing IT departments to test new versions prior to deployment.

 

Recent-Items-556x480The Public Preview for Office 2016 has been out for a while now with millions of users testing it out (including ourselves) and so far, we’re loving it! Users of Office 2013 will be familiar with the layout and style of Office 2016 and will love some of the new features included in your favourite applications.

One feature that we personally adore is such a miniscule change but makes all the difference. I’m talking here about the new method for adding attachments in Outlook. As you can see on the right here, when you need to add an attachment to an email, you’ll see a list of recently accessed documents from which you can select the one you want to send.

All of the Office applications are now brimming with new and exciting features, for example:

“Real time co-authoring”

When you’re collaborating on a document, you can see text changes others are making as well as the location of their cursor within the document. Changes are displayed automatically as people use and update the document. This capability will be available when working in documents stored on OneDrive for Business and Office 365 SharePoint sites.

“Maths input control”

Already available in OneNote and Window, maths input control is now available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can write mathematical equations with a digital pen, a pointing device, or even your finger, and have the ink converted to a “typed” format.

These are just some of the multitude of updates that Microsoft has crammed into Office 2016 and we’re eager to get our hands on the finished product.

How can I get Office 2016?

If you want to have a go with the new Office suite, it couldn’t be easier to get your hands on the Public Preview. Just head on over to: https://products.office.com/en-gb/office-2016-preview#howToGet  and follow the instructions on-screen.