Office 2016 has been officially announced on the Microsoft Office Blog. Read the story to know everything about the update.
A team working on the new Microsoft Office has announced that Office 2016 for Windows will be released on September 22.
Confirming the news, Julia White, general manager of Office 365 Technical Product Management, wrote on Microsoft Office Blog, “In March, we announced the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and continuing to build, refine and improve Office 2016 for Windows.” She further added, “You may have heard the rumors, but today I’m happy to confirm that Office 2016 will be broadly available starting on September 22nd. If you have a volume licensing agreement in place, you can download Office 2016 from the Volume Licensing Service Center starting October 1st.”
The post also clarified that Office 365 ProPlus customers will continue to receive security updates and monthly features the same way they have been receiving for the past few years. The always up-to-date approach, also known as Current Branch, is introduced so that the users always have updated Office apps.
A new feature “Current Branch For Business” also got a special mention in the blog post. Julia White said that this feature will deliver “three cumulative feature updates per year” without disturbing the subscribers’ monthly security updates.
To explain Current Branch and Current Branch For Business in a better way, an Office 365 ProPlus Software Update Model was also added to the post:
Microsoft also announced Microsoft Cloud Roadshow, an event series that is IT and developer-focused where free technical training will be provided in 12 different cities. The company claims that the sessions will be conducted only by the top Microsoft Engineers. Looks like a great opportunity for people belonging to the world of IT.