Microsoft Introducing Office 2016 For Windows

Following the launch of Office 2016 For Mac couple months ago, Microsoft has officially announced that it's time for Windows users to get the same treatment, by launching its all-new Office 2016 for Windows-based devices, including support for the brand new Windows 10.

Office 2016 For Windows includes new features and enhancements such as:

  • Built-in real-time co-authoring in Word (other apps will get it later on)
  • Skype for Business has been integrated in the client apps, with the ability to IM, screen share, talk or video chat right in your docs, and real-time co-authoring session (coming to Office Online later this fall)
  • Office 365 Groups is now part of Outlook 2016 and in a new Outlook Groups app for mobile devices, enabling users to create public or private teams
  • Office 365 Planner, with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, as well as set due dates and update status (coming to Office 365 First Release preview members next quarter)
  • GigJam, which enables teams to accomplish tasks and transform business processes by breaking down the barriers between devices, apps and people (Still in private preview, and will released to Office 365 in 2016)
  • Excel 2016 includes integrated publishing to Power BI and new modern chart-types 
  • built-in Data Loss Prevention to reduce the risk of leaking sensitive data (for enterprises)
  • Multifactor Authentication to ensures secure access to content anywhere when employees are away from the corporate network (for enterprises)
Office 2016 For Windows is now available on PC running Windows 7 or higher starting at $99.99/year. Although Windows Tablets require Windows 8 or newer, while Office Mobile apps require Windows 10.

Check out Office 2016 For Windows Intro.