Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Office 2016 For Windows Arriving On September 22
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed that Office 2016 for Windows is right at the doorstep with general availability starting September 22. The version of Office 2016 for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Mac computers will be available for copy purchase later this month. With Office 2016 for Windows, Microsoft is promising an update approach similar to that observed in Windows 10.
After the rumors, the official word about Office 2016 is out. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) officials are confirming that Office 2016 will be here for Windows users by September 22. When the new Office arrives, those on Office 365 will be able to update manually through the Office website. Starting October, Microsoft itself will begin to automatically update Office 2016 for Windows systems.
Supported Windows versions
Office 2016 is coming as the successor to Office 2013, and Microsoft has outlined the versions of Windows that will run the new Office software. If you run Windows 7, Windows 8 or the new Windows 10, you are lucky because you will be able to update to Office 2016 when it becomes widely available.
For the Windows community, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has some rules governing Office 2016 update. The company says subscribers to Office 365 ProPlus will continue getting monthly security and feature updates. The monthly update for Office has been dubbed the “Current Branch”, and it borrows from the Windows 10 update approach.
For IT professionals and business clients that may want to wait to get accumulated updates, Microsoft has come up with what it calls “Current Branch for Business” updating. There will be three updates in a year for the business/IT pro option.
Besides automatic updates for Office 2016, Microsoft has also added new features to the software. One of those brand new features for Office is Data loss prevention app. A host of other features have also been built into Office 2016 as part of the enrichment of the productivity software.
Mac is covered. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) plans to make Office 2016 available for upfront purchase for Mac computer owners later this month.
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