Microsoft begins worldwide release of Office 2016

Microsoft has began the worldwide roll-out of Office 2016, the latest addition to its cloud based subscription service, Office 365. It brings new version of desktop apps for Windows- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access that are designed to work across laptops, desktops and smartphone.

It comes with features such as real-time typing, easy sharing, new Excel charts, Skype for Businesses and more. Office 2016 is available in 40 languages and is compatible with machines running Windows 7 or later version.

Microsoft Office 2016 is available as a one-time purchase for Windows PCs or Macs. In India, Office Home & Student is priced at Rs. 5,999, Office Home & Business 2016 costs Rs. 18,499 and Office Professional 2016 is priced Rs. 30,999. In addition there is a Office 365 option that starts at Rs. 330 per month.

Microsoft Office 2016 new features
  • Co-authoring in Word real-time, which lets you see what others are writing immediately, as it happens.
  • Skype for Business is now available in the client apps, allowing you to IM, screen share, talk or video chat right in your docs. Coming to Office Online later this fall.
  • Skype for Business also has faster screen sharing and now adds the option to start a real-time co-authoring session from any conversation or meeting.
  • Keep teams connected with Office 365 Groups, now available as part of Outlook 2016 and in a new Outlook Groups app on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
  • Office 365 Groups allows individuals to easily create public or private teams. Each group includes a shared inbox, calendar, cloud storage for group files, and a shared OneNote notebook to keep the team productive.
  • Office 365 Planner helps teams organize their work, with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates and update status.
  • Outlook 2016 provides the smartest inbox yet, delivering lightning fast search, removing low priority mail automatically and making sure everyone on the To: line has the right access to modern, cloud-based attachments from OneDrive.
  • New updates to OneDrive for Business coming later this month across sync, browser, mobile, IT control and developer experiences.
  • Tell Me helps you easily and quickly find the right Office feature or command, and Smart Lookup brings insights from the web right into your documents.
  • Excel 2016 now includes integrated publishing to Power BI and new modern chart-types to help you make the most of your data.
  • Cloud-powered most recently used documents list allows you to pick up right where you left off in seconds.

Kaiser Bey
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Microsoft begins worldwide release of Office 2016 Microsoft begins worldwide release of Office 2016 Reviewed by Kaiser on 9/22/2015 11:25:00 PM
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