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Office for Mac 2016 Preview Now Available

Posted by Jim Tanous on March 5, 2015
office for mac 2016 preview

After teasing a new look for its woefully outdated Office for Mac suite last year, Microsoft today has finally announced Office for Mac 2016, a long-awaited update to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for OS X. The new versions, available in pre-release form today as part of the Office for Mac Preview, feature the same familiar design that Microsoft has already unveiled in OneNote and Outlook for OS X.

New features include improved support for Retina displays, better syncing and collaboration tools via OneDrive and SharePoint, support for full-screen modes in OS X, and new design and layout options that put the software on par with its Windows-based counterpart. Office 365 subscribers will also be able to sync changes and real-time edits between platforms, letting users seamlessly edit a document between their Windows PC, iPad, and Mac.

The final version of Office for Mac 2016 is slated for release in the second half of 2015. All users can participate in the Preview program, but an Office 365 subscription will be required once the final release ships. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability of a standalone version that does not require Office 365.

3 thoughts on “Office for Mac 2016 Preview Now Available”

Mido Karam says:
Still no Arabic or Hebrew support !!!
why ?!
since office for mac started Microsoft never provided proper RTL languages support as they already did for windows…
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Giulio Catena says:
I hope they make it available as a single time purchase, I’ve had older versions of office for years and only needed to pay once rather than subscribing. Just another way to squeeze money out of us all obviously but I hope they have a non-subscription based option
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dailytut says:
i have downloaded and installed it yesterday. totally the best office for mac experience. I hope microsoft pricing comes as affordable for this essential app. If they priced it right, then it will definitely a great take on google docs and other competitors.

Robin.

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