Microsoft Office may be the de facto productivity tool for millions of workers worldwide, but it's no monolith. Rather than a single, towering smooth-black Office, there's a whole Stonehenge of options: Office on the iPhone, on iPad, Office on Android smartphones, Office on personal computers, Windows and macOS, Office with a handful of applications, Office with fistfuls'.But when you get down to it, there are really only two kinds of Office. One, which most label Office 2016, is the stand-alone suite that traces its roots back to the last century. (Its successor is Office 2019.) The other, Office 365, is the subscription service that debuted in 2011.How they differ can be confusing, especially since each includes, more or less, the same applications. Here are three top ways to tell these tools apart, and a look at what's coming, based on Microsoft's recently announced new support policies for the upcoming Office 2019, as well as Office 365, down the road.How Office is paid forOf the … [Read more...] about What are the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365?
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Back in April, Microsoft announced plans to bring 64-bit support to the Mac version of its Office suite. Now, the company has deployed an update that adds this functionality to the package, as well as some boosts to performance and stability improvements.The update adds 64-bit support to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, for users working with Retail, Office 365 Consumer, Office 365 Commerical, and Volume License installations of Office, according to a report from Engadget. Microsoft claims that it will lay the groundwork for “new innovative features.”While Windows still supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, 64-bit has been the standard for Mac OS X since the release of version 10.7 in 2011. Apple’s added 64-bit support to its iLife suite in 2013, according to a report from 9to5Mac.Users should be able to receive the update in the same way that they would any other — a notification will appear on the desktop informing them that … [Read more...] about Update brings 64-bit support and performance boosts to Office 2016 for Mac
In March of this year, Microsoft released a free preview of its Office 2016 suite for Mac computers, aiming to collect feedback from users as to how to improve upon its efforts. Now, the company has announced that the final build of the package is ready to launch, starting today for subscribers to its Office 365 service.Microsoft hasn’t released a completely new iteration of Office for Macs since 2011, so the 2016 version might prove to be something of an overhaul for Apple-centric users. This marks the first version of the software to be released on OS X that makes use of the Ribbon UI, which has been standard in the Windows variant since 2010.Office 2016 provides updates and upgrades to a host of functionality across the five applications it’s comprised of; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Of particular note is the cloud functionality that’s been included this time around, which seems to be part of Microsoft’s broader attempt to … [Read more...] about Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Mac to Office 365 subscribers
Apple computers have become an increasingly large part of the modern workplace, and for good reason. The versatile systems are perfect for some users’ workflow, and software support is better than ever. The newest version of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac will have some users pulling their hair out, however, as those who have upgraded to El Capitan have reported frequent crashes, according to PCWorld.Microsoft issued a statement regarding the errors, confirming reports from users concerning the problem. “We know that some users may be experiencing issues with Office 2016 for Mac running on El Capitan, We are actively investigating the matter with Apple. Until there is a fix, we recommend people install the latest updates to Office 2016 for Mac using Microsoft AutoUpdate.”We’ve confirmed the issue on our own El Capitan test systems, determining that not only does the software frequently crash, but the error caused by the failure is so critical that … [Read more...] about Office 2016 is having trouble staying alive on El Capitan
In February, Microsoft released the preview editions of its new, touch-friendly Office apps for Windows 10. These included the three pillars of Office for most users; Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Now there’s another preview available, this time for Mac, and this time it’s the full suite; Office 2016 for Mac.The preview includes not only the primary trio but also Outlook and OneNote, and it’s no stripped-down edition like that available for Windows 10 machines. This is the whole, super-productive enchilada. It’s also the first completely new version of Office for Mac computers since Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Office 2013, available stand-alone or as part of an Office 365 subscription, was never ported to Apple’s devices.Related: Will Windows 10’s universal apps make Office the every-device suite we’ve been waiting for? As you might expect from the first complete revision in about five years, Office 2016 for Mac offers some significant … [Read more...] about Use a Mac, but love Office? Get ready to download the free preview of Office 2016!