New Office, New Potential

Office 2016 for Windows arrived on September 22 for Office 365 subscribers.
Office 2016 for Mac has been available since July.

Office 365 is the future for Office apps and productivity. OneDrive for Business handles secure remote storage. Skype for Business excels in communications. SharePoint, Exchange and Azure do the back office in the cloud.

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Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365 — a subscription service that helps people do their best work, together. You may already use Office every day, but this new release is an upgrade you won’t want to miss! It’s made for teamwork, perfect for Windows 10, and full of new features that work for you.

Real-time typing and Skype for Business video in Word 2016

Real-time collaboration and Skype for Business video in Word 2016

 

Draw and hand-write notes in OneNote

Draw and hand-write notes in OneNote

 

The new Starburst chart in Excel 2016

What's new in Office 2016?

  • Co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote for documents shared on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.
  • Simplified sharing using the new Share button located on the Ribbon.
  • Improved version history allows you to view or go back to earlier drafts of your documents.
  • Shared notebooks in OneNote - A centralized place to keep all project information including photos, videos, drawings, typed or hand-written notes, screen clippings, and web pages.
  • Outlook now includes a list of your most recently used Office documents in the Ribbon for quickly adding attachments.
  • Outlook’s new Clutter feature helps you get through your email faster. Clutter learns how you prioritize your email and then puts low priority messages into a separate folder.
  • Office themes - The Dark Gray theme provides a high contrast look and feel that’s easy on the eyes, the colorful theme offers a modern and fresh look and the white theme provides a traditional Office look.
  • Tell Me – Find the right command, fast. Just type the word and Tell Me takes you directly to the feature you need.
  • Smart Lookup – Explore and fact-check terms contained in email and documents without leaving your Office app.
  • Excel 2016 has six new chart types that are great for visualizing financial or hierarchal information, as well as revealing statistical properties in your data.
  • One-click forecasting in Excel - Use historical time-based data to predict future sales, inventory requirements, or consumer trends.
  • Create and share interactive reports, presentations, newsletters, and more with Sway.

Smart Lookup in PowerPoint 2016

 

Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

 

Word 2016 in the new gray theme

Office on all your devices

Office on all your devices

Office 2016 is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.
Files can be accessed through a supported browser or by using native applications. Enjoy full fidelity viewing and editing of Office documents across all platforms. Review, edit, analyze, and present with a consistent, familiar user experience optimized across device types, with touch-friendly features for phones and tablets.

Office 2016 is available with an Office 365 subscription

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Enterprise-grade Cloud Storage

Enterprise-grade Cloud Storage

OneDrive for Business provides a simple and secure location where people can store, sync and share their work files.

Top features include:

  • 1TB of secure online storage per user – Easily edit files in the browser with Office Online or open directly in the Office desktop apps.
  • Simple sharing with anyone – Private by default, safely share your files with others both inside and outside your company. Easily manage who can access or edit your files.
  • Available offline – Offline edits automatically sync the next time you connect to the internet.
  • Collaborate in real time  – Work simultaneously on your documents with others using Office Online or the traditional Office desktop apps. Track changes and view previous versions.
  • Easy to learn and use  – Seamlessly integrated with Office and Windows. Save directly to the cloud from the Office desktop applications. Move, rename and delete files directly in File Explorer on your PC.
  • Security you can trust – Run in Microsoft’s geographically distributed data centers with continuous backup and premier disaster recovery capabilities with security experts monitoring it around the clock.
  • Manage access with ease  – Granular control of capabilities like external sharing, offline sync and access permissions. Admin can generate standard and custom audit reports.
  • Unmatched service compliance  – OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is compliant with world-class industry standards, including ISO 27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA BAA, and FISMA, and is verified by third-party auditors.

Modern Meetings

Lync is now Skype for Business.

  • Need to ping someone with a quick question? Use Skype for Business to see if they are available and connect with them via an instant message to get a timely response.
  • Easily add voice, video, and screen sharing as the conversation evolves.
  • Can’t get everyone together in the same room? No problem. Use Skype for Business HD video conferencing, co-authoring, and desktop sharing for a modern meeting experience.
  • Add and view meeting requests in your Outlook calendar and call your contacts from within Office documents.

Looking Ahead – SharePoint and Exchange 2016

The latest on-premises version of mail/calendar server Exchange was released on October 1. What sets Exchange Server 2016 apart from the past, is that it was forged in the cloud. This version brings the Exchange bits that already power millions of Office 365 mailboxes to your on-premises environment.

Along with Office 2016 and Exchange Server 2016, corporate collaboration tool SharePoint 2016 (due Q2 2016) will feature tighter Office 365 integration, with an emphasis on hybrid on-premises + cloud  services.

Expect integration at a deeper level than ever before with other Microsoft cloud services such as –

  • Office Graph (Delve)
  • Office 365 Video
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Dynamics CRM Online
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Active Directory

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Hybrid Solutions

Hybrid Solutions

Not ready or unable to go all-out to the cloud? We have you covered with hybrid Microsoft solutions that offer the best of both worlds with a combination of more traditional on-site setups and the latest cloud-based services.

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