Microsoft Corporation has begun the worldwide release of Office 2016. The apps are the latest addition to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service that helps people do their best work, together.
The company also announced new and enhanced Office 365 services, built for team productivity.
“The way people work has changed dramatically, and that is why Microsoft is focused on reinventing productivity and business processes for the mobile-first, cloud-first world,” the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, said.
“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.”
Nadella further wrote about the new Office on the official Microsoft blog. The Corporate Vice President for the Office Client Applications and Services team, Kirk Koenigsbauer, provided more insights into Office 2016 on the Office blog.
Koenigsbauer said Office 2016 delivers new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access.
He said that by subscribing to Office 365, customers could 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 One Drive online storage, Skype for Business, Delve, Yammer and enterprise-grade security features.
“Together, the new Office and Windows 10 are the most complete solution for doing any work. The Office 2016 apps run beautifully on the best Windows ever, including the new Sway for Windows 10 to create shareable, interactive stories that look great on any screen,” he said.
“Windows Hello logs you into Windows and Office 365 in one simple step. Office Mobile apps on Windows 10 empower on-the-go productivity, and work with Continuum so you can use your phone like a PC.Cortana connects with Office 365 to help with tasks such as meeting preparation, with Outlook integration coming in November,” he added.