What is new in Office 2016

 Oct 23, 2015

In today’s blog I will cover some of the new features of Microsoft Office 2016. Office 2016 is optimised for phones and tablets. Microsoft calls these new apps as “universal apps” because they work the same on both smartphones and tablets.

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The Microsoft blue ribbon has moved from the top to the bottom so that you can easily move your thumb.

There is a new tell me feature in Word that performs action on your behalf. For example, if you want to make a word bold but don’t know how to do it, you could highly the text and simply type bold in the tell me field.

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The desktop version of Word has insight option that helps you to find the information’s on the web easily.

Microsoft Office is based on a new design model called colourful, that comes with a wide range of colourful themes.

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Microsoft has added new options to customise and change the office updates.

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With Office 2016, Microsoft is bringing the collaboration one step further. You will be able to see names popping up when colleagues are editing the same document.

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Excel 2016 comes with more business intelligence tools. Now excel comes with built in power query (previously used to be an add on).

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Now Skype has become Skype for Business. You get the floating call monitor and continue to work with other apps while you are on a call. If the Lync and skype federation is activated, then you can add skype contacts to Lync and vice versa.

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New Horizons can help you get started with Office 2016, find more information here.

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About the Author:

San Roy  

San is a highly skilled IT Infrastructure professional with over 15 years experience in a technical training capacity. Throughout his career as a technical training consultant San Has been responsible for the development of numerous IT professionals, providing knowledge and expertise in the areas of Server Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Messaging and Collaboration. San primarily specialises in delivering training in Microsoft products including Windows Server OS, Windows Client OS, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and Exchange Server. Through his years of practical experience as a technical trainer he is able to provide added insight and value to students that reach beyond the scope of a standard course outline. San has established himself as one of New Horizons' preferred trainers by continually bringing a combination of technical expertise and personality to the classroom each day.

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