The New Office - Office 2016

The New Office - Office 2016

Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365. It’s made for teamwork, perfect for Windows 10, and full of new features that work for you. Updates in Office 2016 include:

  • Co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote – Real-time typing lets you see what others are typing and view their edits as they make them
  • Simplified Sharing – Share button located on the Ribbon in Word, Excel and PowerPoint lets you see who has access to a given document, allows you to invite others, and change access permissions to your document
  • Improved Version History- view or go back to earlier drafts of your document from within your document by clicking on the File tab and selecting history
  • Shared Notebooks – OneNote shared notebooks provide a centralized place to share all project information- videos, photos, drawings, hand written notes, screen clippings, etc
  • Modern Meetings – Use Skype for Business to send an instant message to ask a quick question and easily add voice, video, or screen sharing. Use Skype for Business HD video conferencing with co-authoring, and desktop sharing for collaboration
  • Office for all of your devices – Full viewing and editing of Office documents across Windows, Android, and Apple devices

Office 2016 and Windows 10

  • Windows Hello – Your Windows 10 device lights up in your presence and greets you by name. You can log in to your PC and Office 365 with a simple look or a touch – no need for password anymore
  • Cortana and Office 365- by learning more about you over time, Cortana becomes useful every day, bringing together all of your relevant business information so you can stay on top of your day. For example: if you are preparing for a team meeting, Cortana will pull the meeting time, location from the mail & calendar app, get the recent PowerPoint presentation you collaborated on from OneDrive for Business, and connect you to the Skype meeting
  • Office Mobile Apps on Windows 10 – Every new phone and small tablet running Windows 10 comes pre-installed with Office mobile apps, so you can be productive right away
  • Continuum – On Select Windows 10 premium phones you can use a Continuum-compatible accessory to project, even wirelessly, to any monitor. You can even connect to a mouse and keyboard to use your phone like a PC for getting things done

Office 2016 Works for You

  • Modern Attachments: Outlook now includes a list of your most recently used Office documents in the Ribbon so you that you can quickly find a document you want to attach to your email by picking it from the dropdown options. For files saved in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint you can share documents as “edit” or a “view only” link instead of a traditional attachment
  • Clutter and Focused Inbox – Clutter learns how you prioritize your email and then puts low priority messages into a separate folder-giving you a daily summary. On the go, the Outlook mobile app’s Focused Inbox helps you quickly triage your mail putting low priority emails into a separate view
  • Office Themes- choose a theme that’s right for you
  • Tell Me- Available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access, Tell Me allows you to type a word in the “Tell Me” box on the ribbon and it will take you directly to the feature you need.
  • Smart Lookup – Powered by Bing, Smart Lookup uses the selected text and surrounding content to explore and fact-check terms contained in email and documents
  • Roaming Documents- With cloud integration, easily switch from one device to the next and Office apps will know which documents you were working on last and even where you left off in the document
  • New Chart Types in Excel and One-Click Forecasting– Excel 2016 has added six new chart types that are great for visualizing financial or hierarchal data. Create forecast charts based on historical data by clicking the forecast sheet button on the data tab in Excel.


Want to learn more? Check out the Microsoft Office 2016 Product Guide here:

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