Microsoft’s Office 2016 goes on sale today (September 22, 2016). It’s hard to believe that Microsoft Office has been around for 25 years. I’ve been using it for the past several months on my laptop.
If you have already been using Office 2013, the user interface has not changed much.
What has changed is the emphasis on collaboration. One Microsoft person describes it this way: “We clearly have caught up with Google” on the collaboration front (see link).
For example, with Word 2016, two people can work on the same document and see changes real time. This will use OneDrive’s collaborative workspace. Outlook 2016 includes a Groups feature, allowing a business team or just a group of friends planning a trip to manage messages and documents. PowerPoint will have a new tool (Sway) that will allow making instant PowerPoint presentations.
Here’s a PC World article explaining some of the new features.