The Mac Office project has been discussed for a long time, but Microsoft has only given brief details about when it would be released. On Thursday, Microsoft finally released the Office 2016 Preview for the Mac, and its a huge difference from previous versions of Office on the Mac.
The Office for Mac program has been neglected for sometime, and Microsoft has publicly stated that a new version would be released soon. The new powered by the cloud version is free to download, and is available from the Office.com Mac preview page starting today.
The first major improvements that users will start to see with the Office 2016 preview, it the integration of Office 365, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint. All of these weren’t available during the previous version of Office for the Mac, and show off the power of the cloud from Microsoft.
Users can just sign in, and access their cloud documents right away. Visually, the new apps take advantage of the full retina support, and looks breathtaking. The colors pop, the screens have been done over from the beginning, and there are no more dark areas in regards to retina support, with the redesign.
What Is Included?
With the Office 2016 preview, the programs of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook are included. The first three are brand new, and OneNote is the version for the Mac that was released around a month ago. The brand new looks and feel of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be noticed right away.
Everyone of these programs got a ton of improvements, and each program has been done over from the beginning to take advantage of the cloud, new API’s, and new programming languages. The Office for Mac 2016 runs quicker, runs more efficiently, and is a marvel. It’s free to use, so download it today.
Office for the Mac 2016 is alive to try. Get it today and let us know what you think.