PCMAN – When a company as big as Microsoft decided to focus on innovation and productivity, an excellent result will be given. In September, Microsoft officially began the worldwide release of Office 2016 that has been improved to accommodate the way we work that has dramatically changed.
Office 2016 is specifically designed for the modern world where mobile and cloud is prioritized—Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft stated on the company’s official blog. It delivers new versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. Microsoft users are encouraged to subscribe to Office 365 in order to receive fully installed apps to use across devices. They will also receive updates on commercial services such as One Drive online storage, Skype for Business, Delve, Yammer and enterprise-grade security features.
Office 2016 works best with Windows 10 and highlights on-the-go productivity such as meeting preparation. Office 365 is also able to connect with Cortana, allowing the user to use their phone like a PC.
Built For Teamwork
Users can now co-author a document in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote desktop software. It also includes a real-time typing feature in Word, which makes it easier to manage authors.
- Skype in-app Integration
Users can send Instant Messages, share screen, talk and video chat from within Office apps.
- Office 365 Groups
This feature enhance a consistent team experience across the suite since it is now an integrated part of the Outlook 2016 client app, and available on mobile device.
- Office 365 Planner
This feature helps team manage and organize their work including creating new plans, assign tasks, set due dates, and update status with visual dashboard and email notifications.
Built For You
- Outlook 2016
A smart inbox with rapid search speed and automatic removal of low-priority email is featured with the software, as well as accessibility for all the receivers to access documents with cloud-based attachments.
- Tell Me
This feature helps the user to find the right office feature, and with Smart Lookup, users are able to bring important insights from the web right into their documents.
- Data Loss Prevention
A built-in feature across Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook that will reduce the risk of leaking sensitive data, with the help of IT administrator tools to manage content authors and document sharing policies.
- Most Recent Documents List
Allows the user to access their most recently used documents in various platforms, whether it is through Office Online, Office Mobile apps or in the Office 2016 desktop apps.
Microsoft has definitely done their homework in understanding their users essential needs while using their Office Suite. Now it’s time for you to prove it to yourself if Office 2016 could really help you increase your business productivity.