Preview of Office 2016 New Features


In anticipation of Microsoft Office 2016’s release on September 22, Microsoft has provided detailed information in the What’s New in Office 2016 Preview. New features include:

  • Colorful Office theme
  • Math input control in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Real time co-authoring in Word
  • Tell Me box within the Ribbon
  • New charts in Excel
  • Improved pivot tables in Excel
  • Better co-authoring conflict resolution in PowerPoint
  • Insights now available in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Outlook Desktop Group management features

Visit Microsoft’s site to read the full article.

Office 2011 for Mac vs. Office 2016 for Mac

Office 2016 for Mac was unveiled on July 9, 2015. When Office 2016 for Mac rolled out earlier this summer, those who had used Office on a PC or tablet felt right at home with the familiar look and feel, leading to a much better experience than using Office 2011 for Mac. Here are some of the changes in the newest Office 2016 for Mac:

  • New Interface Design
  • Reorganized Ribbon
  • Task Panes
  • Support for multi-touch gestures and full-screen view
  • Cloud connection and OneDrive Integration

Learn more, including what’s new in each application, and view the official announcement from Microsoft.

News from Microsoft Ignite 2015



Microsoft Ignite 2015 took place in Chicago this week. Branded as the largest comprehensive technology event, the agenda was packed with keynote speakers, hands on labs, breakout sessions, and certification testing.

Microsoft also used the Ignite event as an opportunity to share exciting announcements including:

  • Office 2016 Public Preview is now available!
  • Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge browser updates
  • Organizational analytics will be offered inside of Office Delve
  • Public preview of SQL Server 2016 coming this summer
  • Operations Management Suite: new cloud-based software for keeping track of server infrastructure across multiple clouds and in companies’ on-premises data centers that will perform tasks including logging analytics, automating operations, replication, and security monitoring
  • Azure Stack: next-generation hybrid cloud software that will offer Microsoft’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) cloud technologies for companies’ existing on-premises data centers

Learn more and check out the 5 Most Important Announcements at Ignite According to Partners