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Is there a new Microsoft Office coming out?

There is, and it will be Office 2016 and is now out in preview, and due for launch in the second half of this year. For the first time is designed to work effortlessly between a wide range of devices, including iPad’s, Mac OS X, and Android.

Microsoft are majoring on collaboration, security and a more responsive experience. They have added neat features to Outlook which enable you to quickly add attachments from recently used items and is now fully integrated with One Drive.

Security features will allow you to give permissions for emails and attachments, limiting what users can do with them, who they can share them with, and even prevent them from being forwarded on.

There’s are also the usual visual tweaks and improvements, but nothing drastic which will not make adoption very easy.

One big step forward is a new version for Mac users with a refresh and support for retina displays, integration of One Drive etc. The version will still have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, but not all features may be present in the final release compared to Windows users, but this is a major bridge for those who want to work across device and operating system platforms.

Microsoft have also announced that they are turning the Office suite into a platform, allowing developers to integrate their own apps and services directly into Word, Excel, Outlook etc. So you won’t have to leave your office product to use third-party apps like SAP, Salesforce, DocuSign etc. (Watch this space, as by the time this is in print we may have Microsoft making a bid to buy Salesforce).

If you want to give the preview a go follow the link below, and it will give you instructions on how to download or access from an Office 365 pro plus subscription.

https://products.office.com/en-us/office-2016-preview

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