IT Notification – Office 2016 Available

Technology Notification –

We are pleased to announce that Office 2016 is now available for download in the Software Center. The previous version, Office 2013 is still available for use and will not be uninstalled from campus computers. Information on how to access the Software Center can be found at

New features in the Windows release include:

  • ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop
  • new search tool for commands available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook named “Tell Me”
  • more “Send As” options in Word and PowerPoint
  • co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online

Other smaller features include:

  • Insights, a feature powered by Bing to provide contextual information from the web
  • designer sidebar in PowerPoint to optimize the layout of slides
  • new chart types and templates in Excel (such as treemap, sunburst chart, waterfall chart, box plot and histogram, and financial and calendar templates)
  • new animations in PowerPoint (such as the Morph transition)
  • ability to insert online video in OneNote
  • data loss prevention feature in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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