Last day marked the launch of latest version of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac users. This was made available for the testers four months before. Within these four months period, the testers tested for the compatibility of the software, tried to fix its potential bugs and certain lags. Now as per the official report, the software is ready to roll out for the Office 365 subscribers.
The earlier version of Office compatible for Mac was released back in 2011. It took nearly five years from then to release the next version of Office for Mac namely Office 2016. Microsoft officially declared that they had made changes and imparted certain things to make it user friendly. The new interface which is going to assist the user seems to be a collaboration of fresh Windows Design and Office 2011.
This ultimately resulted in certain familiar characteristics as that of older 2011 version.The similarities start right from the Ribbon user interface that suits itself with the latest OS X theme. Certain other similar features include the Sandboxed Application, Total Screen View and Retina Screen Optimization. Apart from this Microsoft also imparted certain other features for Office 2016.
The additional features include the inclusion of cloud storage facility of Microsoft called OneDrive to the Office 2016. As you are aware of the fact that OneDrive is used to save and store you docs to the online drive which is available by logging into Microsoft’s online account. This feature also helps you to have entry to certain docs that you have uploaded to Google Drive from other sources. It also has aunique featureby which Google Drive allows various users to access and make necessary changes to certain documents that have been synced to Google Drive.
Another feature that Microsoft has added to Office 2016 is the short cuts.Microsoft have developed them in almost the same platform as they used to be, but is for Mac Applications. This will come in handy, when you constantly switch between Mac and Window PC. Office 2016 compatible with Mac comes with 5 various applications namely, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and One OneNote.
With all these we can sometimes conclude that Office 2016 for Mac is similar to that in Windows PC.All these features finally makes Office 2016, an important roll out from Microsoft. For the time being Office 2016 can be availed by Office 365Home and Personal subscribers. By the end of September this year a standalone version will be released by the Microsoft.