After a four month beta period, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is now ready. 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 Office 365 subscribers.
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 office.com/myaccount.
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'll find the familiar task panes and ribbon-style interface as well. Those interested in becoming 365 subscribers can do so here. 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).