Mac Users Get Microsoft Office 2016

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Microsoft just released Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages. It includes major updates across the entire suite of apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote).

The company says this was its biggest Office for Mac beta ever thanks to customer participation, and that it collected over 100,000 pieces of feedback, which led to the releases of features like mproved Mail Merge in Word, Propose New Time in Outlook and support for External Data Connections in Excel.

"If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team at Microsoft. "It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. With full Retina® display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever."

"Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together," h added. "When sharing documents, you won’t have to worry about losing content or formatting, as Office for Mac offers unparalleled compatibility with Office on PCs, tablets, phones and online."

Office 365 subscribers can get the new Office for Mac immediately by going to their account page. Students can also get it here. It will become available as a one-time purchase option in September.

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