Today Microsoft has officially launched its new Office 2016 suite of applications for its new Windows 10 operating system. Taking the new Office 2016 software out of Preview and into a final release which is now available as either a standalone package or as part of an Office 365 subscription.
Features of the new Office 2016 applications include Skype integration as well as a wealth of new additions to help teams work more effectively and its now available to download as part of an Office 365 subscription.
Other new additions include integration with Windows 10 Cortana personal assistant, upgraded security and more. Office 2016 UK product manager Rich Ellis explains more about the two new packages available for Office 2016 :
It’s important to give people choice. Some people want the features you get in a native client, others want the flexibility of the cloud. Many like to use the two in combination. So we see a future for both products. Office 2016 works best when the cloud features are behind it too.
You can still buy the standalone product, you don’t have to have a subscription, though we do believe a subscription offers the best value. Collaboration is not just limited to within businesses. Even if you’re a sole trader you can collaborate with clients and customers using the advanced features in Office 2016.
Our recommendation is always to get the Office 365 subscription as it is always up to date, you can install on multiple devices, and get 1TB of OneDrive storage. Pricing for Office 365 For Home and Office 365 For Business won’t change. The pricing for the Office 2016 perpetual license is forthcoming.
For more information on the new Office 2016 and Office 365 subscription jump over to the official Office website for details.