Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is now available for 365 subscribers

By Justin Kahn
Jul 9, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="" /></p> <p>After a four month beta period, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac <a href="">is now ready</a>. The new office suite has been tweaked and tuned after more than 100,000 pieces of feedback were received from users. After 7 updates to improve performance and stability, the productivity suite is now ready for Mac users who are<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Office 365 subscribers.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The rest of us will have to wait until September for the standalone app. Only those with Office 365 Personal Business, Business Premium, Home, E3 or ProPlus accounts can access the software for now. Packed with new versions of all the old favorites like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and more, Office 365 subscribers in 139 countries (16 languages) can access the suite at </span><a href=";rpsnv=12&amp;ct=1436476161&amp;rver=6.5.6509.0&amp;wp=MBI_SSL&amp;;lc=1033&amp;id=290950&amp;cbcxt=101___Type_mux" style="line-height: 1.4;"></a><span style="line-height: 1.4;">.</span></p> <p>Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac carries a number of OS X specific features like Retina support, multi-touch gestures and full-screen mode. Along with full sync between your devices, you&rsquo;ll find the familiar task panes and ribbon-style interface as well. Those interested in becoming 365 subscribers <a href="">can do so here</a>. A Personal sub will run you $6.99 a month, Home licenses are $10 a month and students can actually get it for free (or with a deep discount).</p> <div class="video-container"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//;showinfo=0&amp;modestbranding=1&amp;vq=hd720&amp;autohide=1" width="560"></iframe></div><p><a rel='alternate' href='' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href=''></a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Why why bring MS into a Mac when the Yosemite system comes (for free) with equivalent software? Don't care for the GUI, then install OpenOffice Suite.

    Secondly, Office 365 is a cloud based product and your files are not under your control.
  3. Because not everyone supports mac software. Some schools and business require MS Office. Just how it is, been like that for awhile, it's not something new.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    That's because schools need a common point of reference.

    All three common solutions (Mac Pages, OpenOffice, Office 365) can still read and reproduce files accessible to any of the others. Back in the dark ages, MS Office was the solution but happily users can chose whatever and there's no harm - no foul. (y)

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