Microsoft Office 2016 for desktops set to arrive later this year

By Shawn Knight
Jan 22, 2015
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  1. Whereas yesterday belonged to Windows 10, today is all about Office. Microsoft on Thursday revealed that the next iteration of its productivity suite for the desktop will be called Office 2016 and that it'll remain the comprehensive experience that people...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    I hope the folks who bought a legit copy of Office 2010 get a free upgrade to 2016 as well seeing MS is in such a generous mood at the moment but I won't hold my breath and I don't care, I'm not a big user of office any products in general anyway.
  3. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 819   +52

    Office 365 subscribers will probably get it. Users of the 5 year old version probably won't.
  4. pmcardle

    pmcardle TS Enthusiast Posts: 115   +21

    So then why even make a comment like you did. Oh, I guess you just wanted to get it off you chest - DA
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    I'm happy with Office 2010, at least it still looks good on Windows 7.
  6. Office 2013 was a complete and utter disaster simply because of the removal of any colour customisation options. It was white, white or white with an option for parts of the screen to be a very, very light grey. For those of us who are colourblind and/or get eyestrain from staring at a bright white screen all day it was horrendous.
    Whilst the screenshots of the 2016 version have a darker colour scheme I have to ask - what on earth is their problem with letting users choose their own colours? Why on earth would you take that function out? I guess we can only hope the new customer focussed Microsoft we saw at the Windows 10 reveal will fix this issue before release.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    No reason really, I was just mumbling my thoughts to myself and before I knew it I had posted them. :D
  8. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 361   +49

    Users of Office 365 get the latest versions as part of their subscriptions so I'll be looking for this at the end of the year. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft offers a free or reduced-price upgrade to Office 2016 for anyone using 2010 or standalone 2013 but I wouldn't wager on it.
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Microsoft has made so much billions from us so it's time to get some tax credit so why not release Windows 10 and Office 2016 for free upgrades. Otherwise everyone going to stick with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Use other free Office Suites.

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