Microsoft launches Office for Mac 2016

Microsoft has launched Office 2016 for Mac, adding new features and many improvements to it popular productivity suite. Originally launching in preview earlier this year, Office 2016 adds full screen support, new gestures, and full Retina display support.

Office 2016 puts an emphasis on cloud connections, with Office for Mac reaching its full potential when you're working with service's like Dropbox or Microsoft's own OneDrive. The apps also feature new, built-in sharing capabilities that make working on documents with other easier than ever.

Each app has added a number of powerful new features, allowing for more flexibility in document creation. Here's what you can expect

  • Word has added a new Design tab, which gives you access to a number of new layouts for your work, including new colors and fonts.
  • Excel will now try to recommend the best chart for your data, and has added a an improved formula builder, and more.
  • PowerPoint has an improved Presenter View, including a timer, your current slide, and next slide.
  • Outlook has added a threaded message view, push mail support, and cleaner message previews.

Office 365 subscribers can download Office for Mac 2016 right now as part of their subscription, and the apps will be available for individual, one-time purchases later this year. They will also arrive as updates for those that have purchased Office 2013 Home & Student without a subscription, which is available right now for $139.99.

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Source: Microsoft