Good news for Microsoft Office lovers! Office 2016 has been announced to be released on September 22, 2015. For muslims out there, it’s around the time of Eid-ul-Azha, Islamic festival. So happiness from both sides. Here are the details & how to get Office 2016:
People waiting for the final release (RTM) of upcoming suite of office apps, Office 2016, has to wait till 22nd September only! Microsoft has announced officially that Office 2016 will be released on September 22nd. As of this writing, there’s a preview version available for download and the final version is still under testing phase. From 22nd September, Office 2016 will be available for purchase and download.
Office 2016 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Office suite of applications. It comes with many UI improvements, many other features like cloud support, co-authoring in real-time and new dark and colorful themes.
How to Get Office 2016
People subscribed Office 365 ProPlus will get the upcoming Office 2016 automatically like they get monthly feature and security updates. This new up-to-date mechanism to delivering monthly feature and security updates is called Current Branch (CB), officially. So all Office 365 ProPlus subscribers will be able to rejoice Office 2016 on September 22nd.
In case, you don’t want your Office 365 ProPlus to be upgrade to Office 2016, you can opt in for Current Branch for Business (CBB) model, which delivers three cumulative features 3 times per year. If you do that, you will have to wait for your Office suite to get Office 2016 in February, 2016. Till then, there will be enough testing and reviews from the blogs and reports online. Bugs discovered and security vulnerabilities will then be resolved.
So you will get a pretty well reviewed version of Office.