Microsoft Office 2016 New Features you love to use

Microsoft has updated its Office suite with a number of new features since Microsoft Office 2013. In this article, we will outline all the new features in Office 2016 for Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and general new features across all these applications.
however, if you are using Office 2013, Office 2010 or even earlier then these are the new features you will see if you choose to upgrade to Office 2016.

Microsoft Office 2016 Features

Here some of the existing features, you love to use after upgrade to office 2016.

Attaching a file now brings up your most recent files to quickly attach to an email
You can also quickly browse files on your PC or browse Web Locations (OneDrive and SharePoint)

You can set file permissions within the email attachment for view only or editing
Files from Web Locations can be attached as a local copy or as the shared file

Work together in real-time with co-authoring. Documents shared through OneDrive can be edited by multiple users at the same time and you have visibility on who is editing what in PowerPoint, Word & Excel.

Quickly share files with the new ‘Share’ button in the top right hand corner of PowerPoint, Word & Excel.

quick share button

Users can click on File> History to view previous versions of their document and restore old versions.

“Insights” – Right-click on a word and select ‘Smart Lookup’, use the Review tab or use the “Tell Me” box to get information from Bing snapshot, Wikipedia, Bing image search and Oxford Dictionary directly within the app you’re working in.

New Office Theme sets – You can choose a ‘Colourful’ theme or ‘Black’ theme now, which is done by going to File> Options> General

InfoPath – Infopath has been removed (but Infopath 2013 will be supported until April 2023)

Ink Equations – This was already available in OneNote but now can be used in Word, Excel & PowerPoint giving users the ability to physically write maths equations (called “inking” by Microsoft) and covert to text. Go to Insert> Equation> Ink Equation.

Outlook 2016 New Features

Improved attachments – As already discussed before the ability to attach most recent files intuitively, improved cloud attachment features and the ability to change file permissions in email.

Improved Search – Search is faster and more reliable and also suggests people and keywords when you start typing.

New Outlook Groups instead of distribution lists (Office 365 Enterprise mailboxes only). This gives you the ability to:

  1. Create and manage groups
  2. Keep updated on group activity within Inbox
  3. Access group conversation history – even from before you joined
  4. Gather all related documents from the group in OneDrive
  5. Schedule meetings on a group calendar that everyone in the group can update
    Distribution list

Clutter Folder – Clutter is a new folder in your Inbox that determines emails that are unimportant to you and stores them in a separate folder. This can be turned on or off.

Tell Me – As with Word, Excel & PowerPoint, you can use ‘Tell Me’ to ask a question and quickly find the answer.

Excel 2016 New Features

New chart types – There are 6 new types of charts

  • Box and Whiskers
  • Waterfall
  • Statistical: Histogram and Pareto
  • Pareto
  • Hierarchical: Treemap and Sunburst

Create Funnel Charts – Create funnel charts to show cascading information easily.

excel 2016 funnel charts

Built-In Power Query – Previously this was an add-on but now is built into Excel under the ‘Data’ tab.

One-click forecasting

3D Maps – Previously Power Map (add-on), 3D Maps are now built into Excel under the ‘Insert’ tab.

Time grouping and Pivot Chart Drill Down

Enhancements to PivotTable

New Excel Templates – New templates that you can quickly use, which appear as you start Excel, including:

  • Calendar Insights
  • Stock Analysis
  • My Cashflow

DLP (Data Loss Protection)

Improved autocomplete – You no longer need to spell formulas and functions exactly, for example you can put ‘DAYS’ and it will bring back ‘NETWORK DAYS’.

New Functions – TEXTJOIN, CONCAT, IFS, SWITCH, MAXIFS and MINIFS.

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Plus, as mentioned in Common New Features: ‘Tell Me’, Quick File Sharing, Insights & Real-Time Co-authoring.

Word 2016 New Features

Real time co-authoring – This fantastic new feature lets two authors work on the same document (when saved in OneDrive) at once and see the updates in real-time for more effective co-authoring.

Improved Version history – Go to File> History to see a complete list of changes made to your document and access earlier versions.

Improved grammar checker – The grammar checker is being entirely rebuilt to be improved so expect some changes here too.

Plus, as mentioned in Common New Features: ‘Tell Me’, Quick File Sharing, Insights & Real-Time Co-authoring.

PowerPoint 2016 New Features

PowerPoint Designer – Designer automatically generates visual designs for your content so you can pick a pre-made design to improve the appearance of slides.

PowerPoint Morph – Easily add impressive transitions and animations to your slides.

Co-authoring – Work with your colleagues on the same PowerPoint presentation by saving it to OneDrive to use real-time co-authoring and easily see who else is working on the file.

Quick Shape Formatting – Introduction of more default shape styles available in the Format tab.

Plus, as mentioned in Common New Features: ‘Tell Me’, Quick File Sharing, Insights & Real-Time Co-authoring.

Install office 2016 manually

If you have an Office 365 subscription, are currently running Office 2013, and have automatic Windows and Microsoft software updates enabled, you might get an upgrade notification from within Office to upgrade to 2016. Click on the notification and follow the prompts to update to the latest version.

If you don’t want to wait for the upgrade notification, you can manually install or upgrade to Office 2016 by going to the Office website and signing into your Microsoft account.

Also you can Download the office professional file Here Download Office 2016 pro plusIt’s around 2.70 GB image file. Wait until Complete the download process. Also, you can use office deployment tool to download the latest build Or you can visit the Microsoft official website to download Ms-office 2016.

To install office 2016 on your local machine, right click on the office 2016 ISO you download before and select mount. This will create an extra drive on your PC.

Open the drive, Right click on setup.exe and run as administrator,

Accept the license terms and Follow on-screen instructions to install office 2016.

Activate office 2016/2013/2010

After completing the installation, launch any Office application like ms word, excel etc. If you have a purchased genuine Office 2016 key then use this to activate the product. If you don’t have check this post to activate the product for free.

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