Microsoft has announced that the new version of Office for Mac, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, can be installed by heading to your Office 365 account page and following the instructions or going to the portal entry page if signed up to Office 365 via an organisation.
Office 2016 for Mac will be getting an official wide release in September, at which point the software will begin receiving updates at least once every quarter.
“If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures,” Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team, said in an official Microsoft blog entry.
“Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together.”
Office 2016 for Mac comes after a record-breaking customer participation turnout during the preview. Over 100,000 pieces of feedback were provided during the Office for Mac beta stage, which Microsoft says resulted in seven updates within four months and the inclusion of features such as Mail Merge in Word, Propose New Time in Outlook and support for External Data Connections in Excel.