Although Microsoft Office 2016 is a desktop app, the cloud capabilities of the new software make creating and sharing documents easier than ever.
Microsoft Office 2016 officially hits the market today, making a splash in the IT community. Collaboration has never been easier with this version of Office, considering the fact that organizations can add Skype and Yammer into their desktop apps. Office 2016 also allows end users to edit documents in the cloud directly from their desktop PC, bridging the gap between desktop apps and cloud apps.
Cloud integrations are plentiful in Office 2016. For example, instead of seeing your inbox fill up, emails can be backed up in your OneDrive account, which is similar to how Gmail allows you to backup email into your Google Drive account. With Microsoft Office being such a popular desktop application, it’s likely that OneDrive email backups can become the norm, not the exception as desktop computing progresses.
Microsoft has also introduced a new product called Sway into the 2016 lineup. With Sway, users can build persuasive and professional media that can hold PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, videos and more. Presenting data to your colleagues is more important than ever and with Microsoft Sway, you can compile eye catching media for your organization.
What about licensing? If you have a subscription to Office 365, you are eligible for Microsoft Office 2016. Additionally, Microsoft Office 2016 can be purchased as a standalone application. Although experts say that Office 2016 is designed for Windows 10, users of Windows 7 and 8 can still utilize the software immediately.
Microsoft also mentions that when users buy an Office 365 subscription, they get 1TB of OneDrive space, which allows end users to store all of their documents securely in the cloud. Microsoft is pushing the Office 365 subscription over the stand alone install, given then the fact that the Office 365 subscription will provide additional cloud capabilities for the desktop productivity suite.