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Coming Attractions: Microsoft Office 2016


Sep, 15

Coming Attractions: Microsoft Office 2016

office2016Microsoft Office 2016 (also known as Office 16) is an upcoming version of Microsoft Office scheduled to be released at the end of 2015 / early stages of 2016. The latest preview version was released at a conference in Chicago not so long ago which introduced many new improvements and features from its predecessor, Microsoft 2013.

Microsoft states that they have reimagined the traditional Office experience for a mobile-first, cloud-first world where client-centric Office 2016 is expected to play a significantly smaller role compared to Office 365 and Office 2013. Despite these statements, Microsoft has also announced that over one million users have used the new software suite across Windows platforms since its launch earlier this year.

The new Office 2016 offers numerous upgrades. These include:

  1. Real-time collaboration in Word
  2. Simplified file-sharing
  3. Insights (powered by Microsoft Bing) to bring greater context to content being written about
  4. Improvements on document version control
  5. Improvements on grammar checking
  6. Improvements on Power Pivot, enabling effective processing of large data sets for meaningful insights

Supporting Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first strategy, Office 2016 will also let users create, open, edit and save files in the cloud straight from your desktop. Essentially, this means that Office files can be accessed from any device, anywhere and at any time – building on Microsoft’s partnerships with Dropbox. In Office 2016, users will be able to attach files from OneDrive in Outlook and automatically configure permissions for recipients, all without leaving the email platform.

You can learn more about Office 2016 for Windows here.

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If you’re interested in hearing more about the new Office 365 E5 Plan, get in touch with an Ingram Micro Sales Associate at 1-800-705-7057, option 5, or email us at cloud.mea@ingrammicro.com.

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