Office 2016 is here, delivering new collaboration tools, new apps, and new security features that will go over well with businesses in particular. This release also brings a new model for delivery with it, and subscribers can now expect to get more frequent updates with new features and enhancements. Microsoft is also offering Office 2016 for Mac as a one-time purchase option.
Office has had real-time co-authoring in all of their web apps since 2013, but now they are building the feature into their native apps. With this release, Microsoft has made co-authoring in Word real-time, enabling you to see what others are writing immediately, as it happens. They are going to be bringing real-time co-authoring to each of their native apps, so you’ll be seeing more over time.
Skype for Business is now available in the client apps, enabling you to IM, screen share, talk, or video chat, all right in your docs. Skype for Business also has faster screen sharing and now adds the option to start a real-time co-authoring session from any conversation or meeting.
Excel 2016 now includes integrated publishing to Power BI and new modern chart-types to help you make the most of your data. Office 2016 apps with Office 365 provide the most secure Office yet. Microsoft is adding built-in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Multifactor Authentication ensures secure access to content.
And what ERP system integrates most smoothly with Office 2016? Why, Microsoft Dynamics GP, of course. Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed similarly to Office, so that familiarity in one application makes it easy to learn the other. And Microsoft Dynamics GP will provide native integration to Office 365 and Power BI.