PCMAN – Supposedly Microsoft was expected to release Office 2016 to their business customers with an Office Enterprise E4, ProPlus or subscription in February 2016. The company has started rolling out Office 2016 to some of its business customers.
Some may wonder what makes Office 2016 so significant. Well, one thing for sure, Office 2016 definitely makes Office a lot better. There are various of new features and improvements that were introduced on the update including:
Building real-time co-authoring into their native apps. Microsoft has had this feature in all of their web apps since 2014. They are now building them directly to their native apps, which allow users to co-author in Microsoft Word real-time. This feature lets the user see what others are writing immediately as it happens
Office 365 Groups. Users can now keep on being connected with Office 365 Groups, available as part of Outlook 2016 and in new Outlook Groups app on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. This new feature allows individuals to easily create public or private teams, where each groups includes a shared inbox, calendar, cloud storage for group files, and a shared OneNote notebook to keep the team productive.
Office 365 Planner. This feature helps teams organize their work with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates, and update status regularly. The visual of Office 365 Planner’s dashboard and email notifications help keep everyone informed on the overall progress of their initiative. Planner will be available in preview to Office 365 First Release customers.
Outlook 2016. The new Outlook 2016 provides the smartest inbox, which delivers lightning fast search, remove low priority mail automatically, and make sure everyone on the “To:” line has the right access to the cloud-based attachments from OneDrive.
OneDrive. Microsoft will be releasing significant updates on OneDrive for Business at the end of February, which will include updates on sync, browser, mobile, IT control, and developer experiences. The update is the preview of the next generation sync client for Windows and Mac, which offered improved reliability and selective sync, and increased file size and volume limits.
Excel 2016. The software now includes integrated publishing to Power BI and new modern chart-types to help users make the most out of their data
Cloud-Powered. Microsoft use the cloud-powered most recently used documents list to let the user pick up right where they left off as quick as possible. It travels with the user across their devices whether working in Office Online, the mobile apps, or in the 2016 client apps.