Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 has been around for quite a while, but not many people are aware of the many improvements this new office suite includes.
The new version of the Office suite includes the same applications included in previous installments, but all of them have been renewed and include several new features that will make your work life more straightforward.
Here we describe five reasons why you should start using Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 today.
1. Fixed compatibility issues
One major issue that comes with a new program is the compatibility issues and bugs that appear as you continue using the app. However, you’ll be glad to know that most of the problems that were once part of the office suite are not a thing anymore.
Since the file format has not changed and the problems have been solved, you’ll be glad to hear that you’ll be able to keep using all the documents from previous Office versions in the new 2016 suite without problems.
2. New interface
Office Professional Plus 2016 introduces us to the Colorful theme, which gives each app a different appearance based on its logo. This makes the whole program more appealing and visually pleasing, leaving the monotony of older Office versions behind.
Furthermore, you can change the “Office theme” tab color. For instance, it’s highly recommended to use the high-contrast Dark Gray choice if you have sight problems.
3. There will be no support for older versions
All Microsoft products have an expiry date. There are two phases for this, “Mainstream” and “Extended.”
Mainstream support implies the phase where the app is still relatively new and continues to improve. On the other hand, Extended support is the phase where Microsoft starts monitoring different small issues, giving “complimentary” updates to the program now and then. However, once this stage finishes, so will the software.
For instance, Office 2010 does not receive support anymore. Thus, if you still use it, we recommend you switch to the latest version as soon as possible.
4. New collaboration tools
It’s easier to collaborate and co-author in real-time in Office. While previous versions lacked this essential feature, Microsoft Office 2016 Professional integrates it and takes collaboration to the next level. These real-time co-authoring features have become one of the primary focuses of this new Office version.
For instance, Team Workflow has been improved, and now you can see what other members are editing in a Ms. Word document or a Ms. Powerpoint presentation.
Furthermore, you will notice that the “Share” button now appears at the top right corner of the window. If you click on it, you will be asked if you want to save it to the cloud in two options, a OneDrive shared folder or maybe a SharePoint location. You can then give others access to edit or read the document.
5. “Tell Me”
“Tell me what you want to do” is the new feature included in Office 2016, which follows the same premise of “Clippy.” You will be able to access this feature via the light bulb that appears in the ribbon. You’ll only be required to tell it what you’d like to do, and it will make you straightforward to that feature.