Updating to office 2016
One month after the initial release of the Office 2016 Preview for Windows, Microsoft has shipped a major update to the in-development product, adding a number of new features.Key among them are Insights for Office and Real Time Presence, both of which debuted previously in Office Online.This feature, available only in Word 2016, is a key part of the real time collaborative experience that Microsoft is planning for the final shipping version of the product.(Real Time Typing being the other; that will appear in subsequent builds, Microsoft says.) Real Time Presence allows you to see where in a document your teammates are editing.The latest version of Microsoft's productivity suite, Office 2016, comes with a host of new collaboration features and other benefits.Here’s how to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Office, no matter what version of Office you're currently using.
However, Office 2016 is still rolling out and it could take a few weeks to get the upgrade notification. This guide contains a lot of preparation and other information to get yourself ready to ensure a smooth transition Aside from the preparation steps, this guide informs you about what to expect when you start Outlook 2016 for the first time after you upgraded and how to troubleshoot several issues you may encounter during or after the installation.Note: In order to use some of the functionality in Outlook 2016, you’ll need to configure your Exchange account with Cached Exchange Mode enabled (CEM). For an overview of features requiring CEM see: Outlook 2010: New features and Cached Exchange Mode Microsoft still recommends installing the 32-bit edition of Office 2016 instead of the 64-bit edition unless you have a specific need that requires the 64-bit edition of Office 2016.Use the following steps to verify if the version you have installed will receive this notification: You can either click on the link (Update Office) within the notification or you can go to Microsoft's detailed documentation.If you have a version of Office that was not installed via Office 365, how will the install work; will this new version upgrade my existing version or will you have two versions of Office installed - we are waiting for Microsoft to provide us with an answer.