For those who are up for the latest and greatest – we have the new Office 2016 suite. Those with subscriptions will have the option to upgrade to Office 2016. Microsoft is announcing availability starting Sept 22nd, while Volume licensing is available at their Volume Licensing Service Center starting Oct 1st. Those who are on Office 365 Pro Plus that pay an exclusive fee for Office Apps will have the monthly feature and security updates.
Microsoft has created a new term for updating Office to the latest and greatest. This new term is called Current Branch – this approach or tool will always keep you updated with the most up to date Office apps and capabilities. Those with businesses will have the option for Current Branch for Business that can delay updates such as Office 2016. You can choose when to deploy Office 2016, with your organization’s very own customization and idiosyncrasies.
There are a slew of new features. The main highlights from Office 2016 are:
- Modern productivity
- Pen and Ink
- Ease of use
- Cloud connection
- Intelligent experiences
- Real-Time Collaboration
- Tell Me bar (Remember Clippy?)
- New Charts and Graphs
For more on Office 2016 features from Microsoft click here
Stay tuned after the release date as there a slew of new and exciting features. Mac users will have Office 2016 available via Office 365 portal. It appears that the upgrades are positive, and OffSite IT will help keep your business updated every step of the way. If your organization is unsure of when or how to upgrade, contact OffSite IT at (866) 828- or send us an email: 6674info@offsiteIT.com .