The one feature that changes everything in Microsoft Word 2016

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Microsoft Office 2016 launches Tuesday.

The company is now pushing out the update to members of its Office 365 subscription service, which allows people to sign up to a cloud-based version of the applications and store things there, rather than paying for the applications through a one-off purchase.

Microsoft’s competition to Google’s web-based document and collaboration tools is now available–Office 2016 for Windows, with its slew of new features aimed a Web-based collaboration is aimed at bringing new document creation and sharing capabilities to both end consumers and businesses. The company also announced new and enhanced Office 365, a cloud-based subscription service built for team productivity. “The way people work has changed dramatically, and that’s why Microsoft is focused on reinventing productivity and business processes for the mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. “These latest innovations take another big step forward in transforming Office from a familiar set of individual productivity apps to a connected set of apps and services designed for modern working, collaboration and teamwork.” Office 2016 delivers new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. It will add that capability to the other Office apps over time according to a blog post by Kirk Konigsburger, the corporate vice president for Office Client Applications and Services.

Much like the model used with Windows 10, will also be utilizing a new method of delivering updates, where these will come in smaller bursts and at more regular intervals. By subscribing to Office 365, you can get always-up-to-date,fully installed apps for use across their devices, combined with a continually evolving set of consumer and commercial services, such as OneDrive online storage, Skype for Business, Delve, Yammer andenterprise-grade security features. ”The new Office was built by the new Microsoft with the clear understanding that it’s too hard to work together. The “Tell Me” tool for Word, Excel and other programs allowed people to have faster search time for functions compared to navigating Office’s menus.

That said, Microsoft is promising that subscribers can expect “more frequent updates with new features and improvements.” Your options are as follows. Simultaneously available is Office 2016 for the Mac, which will be sold as a one-time purchase option and not via the subscription model as is with Windows.

Across Office 2016 collaboration is the buzzword, with specific features and offerings that aim to facilitate better cooperation and interchange of information and communication at work or at home. We designed the new Office to enable people to focus on progress, not process – it takes the work out of working together,” explained Sebuh Haileleul – GM, Microsoft East and Southern Africa. Among the new abilities in the latest iteration of Microsoft’s popular office suite are: Real-time co-authoring: Extending the real-time nature of their Web apps on to the desktop, users can now see changes being made to documents as they happen in real time within in the native Office apps itself. Otherwise, automatic updates will start rolling out to business subscribers at the end of the month and to commercial customers at the beginning of next year. Office 365 is a the new umbrella term for Microsoft applications delivered online as a subscription service, although people can still buy shrink-wrapped versions of Office 2016 at retail.

The Office 2016 apps run beautifully on the Windows, including the new Sway for Windows 10 to create shareable, interactive stories that look great on any screen. “The new Office provides built-in intelligence to help you work faster and smarter. Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows 10 Server Office 2016 supports multi-touch input on touch-enabled devices, though all features and functionality are still available using a keyboard and mouse. Microsoft is moving the whole Office franchise to this software-as-a-service delivery model pioneered more than a decade ago by Salesforce CRM -1.11% , in the customer relationship management arena. Office connects you to your work no matter where you are,” Haileleul further added. ·Co-authoring is now provided inWord, PowerPoint and OneNote desktop software, includingreal-time typing in Word that lets you see others’ edits as they make them. ·Office 365 Groups are now an integrated part of the Outlook 2016 client app and available on your favorite mobile device through the Outlook Groups app, delivering a consistent team experience across the suite. ·Introduced today, Office365 Planner helps teams organize their work, with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates, and update status with visual dashboards and email notifications.

In fact, Microsoft says that while Office is increasingly becoming more and more cross-platform, the team still considers Windows as the “home” for Office. Microsoft and Google are also locked in a battle to get customers to store their work and personal documents in their respective Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive cloud storage repositories.

Updates also include increased file size and volume limits per user, a new user interface in the browser, mobile enhancements, and new IT and developer features. ·Unveiled earlier this year, GigJamis availableTuesdayin private preview and will become part of Office 365 in 2016. The transition from a big-bang up-front license sale to a longer-term subscription sale can be initially painful for legacy IT vendors used to the older model, but that is the way of the world these days. Also Outlook 2016 provides access to relevant attachments to all people in the ‘To’ field from within Microsoft’s cloud storage platform, OneDrive.

GigJam is an unprecedented new way for teamsto accomplish tasks and transform business processes by breaking down the barriers between devices, apps and people. ·Outlook 2016 provides the smartest inbox yet, with lightning-fast search and automatic removal of low-priority mail. Tell Me helps users locate Office features and commands to flatten the learning curve, while Smart Lookup brings insights from the Web directly into current documents. The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online. Cortana with Office 2016 support: In the coming months, more smarts are being added into Cortana by gathering intelligence on Office 365 through Outlook 2016 support. Office 365 Planner: Aimed at easing the process of creating tasks, organizing work days, drawing up plans the like, the Office 365 Planner incorporates visual dashboards tied in to email notifications that serve to keep all project members abreast of project status over time.

We say “building” because not all the apps are getting the feature at launch: Word has real-time coauthoring now, but the rest will see it show up “over time.” Excel 2016 includes integrated publishing to Power BI and new modern chart types. The integration means you can instant message, screen share, talk, or video chat right in your documents, plus start a real-time coauthoring session right from Skype.

OneDrive for Business: Coming later this month, it will include enhancements in synchronization across browsers and mobile devices, with better IT control and developer experiences. Key improvements include the updated sync client for Windows and Mac, bringing improved readability, selective sync and increased file sizes and storage limits.

In short, Office 365 Groups allows individuals to easily create public or private teams that share an inbox, calendar, notebook, and cloud storage for group files. Data Loss Prevention should reduce the risk of leaking sensitive data by letting IT admins create, manage, and enforce policies for content authoring and document sharing. Microsoft plans to enable Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) in Windows 10, starting with support in Office Mobile later this year and following with desktop app support in early 2016. The Office team is promising you’ll be able to project, create, or edit PowerPoint presentations from your phone to a monitor while using the same phone to take notes with OneNote. The execution will be critical to ensuring the software giant’s Windows and Office platforms continue to bring in that massive productivity revenue.

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