Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Now Available To Office 365 Subscribers

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Office for Mac 2016 apps now available to download, with a purchase-once version available from September

Office for Mac 2016 is now available to Office 365 subscribers, bringing OS X-optimised features to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote applications.

A preview version of the office suite has been available since March, with participants from the trial influencing the final versions of the applications, which are similar to the PC and iPad editions, but with the Mac’s full screen support, multi-touch gestures and full Retina display capabilities.

Office for Mac 2016

Office for Mac Microsoft Word“The customer participation in our Office for Mac preview since its launch in March exceeded our expectations, making it our largest Office for Mac beta ever,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.

“Mac preview participants provided us with over 100,000 pieces of feedback. Based on this feedback, we released seven updates in four months with significant improvements in performance and stability. We also added features like improved Mail Merge in Word, Propose New Time in Outlook and support for External Data Connections in Excel.”

“And the best news is that Office for Mac will continue to see ongoing improvements over time. We plan to release updates and new features for Office 365 customers at least once per quarter.”

Office for Mac 2016 is available immediately to anyone with an Office 365 personal or business subscription and will be available for a one-time purchase from September.

Microsoft has released new Office apps for Android tablets and smartphones, iPad and iPhone in recent months, with touch-first applications for Windows Phone also made available.

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