Microsoft has announced the news about its next major version of Office, that it will be released later in 2015. The new version is named as Microsoft Office 2016.
Julia White, Microsoft’s Office General Manager;
“The new version is specifically designed for the computers with mouse and keyboard. We will have more to share on Office 2016 in the coming months”.
The company has assured all the business and professional users that it will certainly offer a full desktop suite.
Microsoft will also release some separate versions of its Office app, which has been designed for the upcoming windows 10 operating system, which will work across various devices. The new Office app will work on PCs, tablets and Smartphones that will support windows 10 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook). Excel will come with some new data analysis and visualization charts and new touch-first controls for tablets and phones for selecting ranges for cells, formatting pie charts and managing workbooks.
Microsoft Office 2016 will be same like the old versions of Microsoft, but it will carry some latest features you’d love. The company will soon release the complete technical preview of the new version 2016. However, a short revealed report acknowledged about the version that the company has planned to make certain user interface changes like darker themes and much improved and additional features for the users including a Clippy-like helper.
The Office for Windows 10 apps will be installed on the mobile devices, supporting windows 10, and will be available for free downloads from Windows Store for the whole range of devices.
According to Belfiore, during the presentation in front of audience:
“We think that this version of Office, tailored for Windows 10 on touch devices, will give people a very complete, easy-to-use, consistent, cross-device-productivity experience”.
Microsoft further said that Windows 10 will be available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users for free, and it will remain free only for one year after its release. Microsoft was also planning to release an updated, public beta version of Office for Mac, is also expected to be release later this year.