What’s new in Microsoft Office 2016?
by Kate Smith, Director, Sales & Marketing
Microsoft’s recent release of Office 2016 means robust new features and rich enhancements around collaboration including real-time co-authoring, simplified sharing, Skype for Business, Office 365 Groups, and Office 365 Planner. The full Office 2016 feature list can be found here.
Real-time co-authoring has been included in web apps since Microsoft released Office 2013, however new in Office 2016, real-time co-authoring is now included in applications such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Real-time co-authoring allows users to edit documents simultaneously and see edits in real-time. A new feature is that real-time co-authoring works across devices. Learn more about real-time co-authoring in Word and PowerPoint.
Simplified sharing in Word, PowerPoint and Excel enables users to click the “share” button included in the Ribbon for effortless sharing right from native applications. Further, simplified sharing enables users to grant access, change authoring permissions, and view co-authoring. Learn more about sharing in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Skype for business allows users to collaborate with others using IM, voice, video or screen sharing. Additionally, users can leverage all of Skype’s features right from Office documents. Learn more about Skype for Business.
Office 365 Groups enables users to create public or private groups to enable additional benefits compared to traditional distribution lists. Learn more about Office 365 Groups.
Office 365 Planner helps users organize work with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates and update status. Learn more about Office 365 Planner.
Microsoft has provided a great resource which details the full feature descriptions for Office 2016 enhancements. Additional resources include the Office 2016 Quick Start Guides and the Office Training Center.
About the Author
Kate Smith, SecurElement’s Director, Sales & Marketing is responsible for SecurElement’s overall sales and marketing strategy as well as ongoing partner relationships with organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Barracuda and many others.