The Long Awaited Release Is Finally Here
Microsoft officials have confirmed that the Office 2016 for Windows rollout will begin on September 22. This is not a big surprise for most people in the tech world, however the release of Office 2016 is perfect timing as it comes hot on the heels of the release of Microsoft flagship operating system, Windows 10.
The updated version of Office includes a number of new features for desktop customers, including the ability to co-edit documents at the same time, sync files to OneDrive in the cloud, and more. Office 365 Personal and Home users will be able to start manually installing Office 2016 apps for Windows on September 22 from Office.com. Microsoft will begin pushing out the new Office 2016 apps via automatic updates in October 2015. Those with volume-licensing contracts will be able to download Office 2016 starting October 1 from the Volume Licensing Center.
Office 2016 for Windows desktops is the full-featured set of Office apps and the successor to Office 2013. Microsoft released an IT/pro preview of Office 2016 for Windows in March and a public preview in May 2015. The new Office suite runs on Windows 7, 8 and 10 PCs, laptops and tablets