Microsoft Office 2016: Top 10 Amazing Features You Should Know

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The technology giant, Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 2016 for Windows, Mac and smartphone across all platforms.

Being one of oldest and most dominated suite applications in the market, it is still going strong with couple of competitors. Number of alternatives like Google's Drive suite and open office alternatives like OpenOffice and LibreOffice are offering several features similar to the Microsoft Office for free.

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Microsoft Office 365 subscribers can choose to download the new Office apps as part of their subscription. However, the Office 2016 is available as a one-time purchase for Windows PCs or Macs. The Office Home and Student 2016 version is available for Rs. 5,999, while the Office Home and Business 2016 version is priced at Rs. 18,499 and the Office Professional 2016 is available at Rs. 30,999 in India.

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Microsoft has added many features in its new Office suite. We have jotted 10 amazing features that are worth mentioning. Take a look at the slider below to know top 10 features of Office 2016.

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Microsoft introduction a new feature called co-authoring in its Office applications like Word and PowerPoint. It allows more than one author to work on the same document simultaneously. In addition to this, multiple users can also see where others are working in a document in real-time.

Office Sway

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Microsoft included a new tool called Sway. It lets uses to make stylish media presentations, which can be quickly designed and embedded on website.

Tell Me

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Tell is a smarter version of Clippy, that Microsoft used in older version of Office. Tell Me is a smart assistant available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project, Visio and Access. The smart assistant, Tell Me can understand user queries and assist whatever issues user have.

Smart Lookup

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The new Smart Lookup feature in the Office 2016 provides a contextual information about words and phrases in Word, PowerPoint and other Office application. It get information from various sources including Wikipedia.

New Themes

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Microsoft introduced the much-awaited dark theme option in the Office 2016. The new office application comes with number of new themes including light, shiny interface and Dark Gray.

Forecast Made Easy

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Microsoft has make it easier to create a forecast charts based on historical data. You just need to select the cells in the Excel and with just one click option, you can get an option to predict the future trends. Microsoft stats that it utilizes industry standard Exponential Smoothing algorithm to get predict accurate data.

Outlook Mail

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The new Microsoft Outlook analyses your email pattern including people you often interact with. Using these metrics to prioritize your mails and only show only the important email to you and separates low-priority emails in a another folder.

Integration With OneDrive And Skype

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With the integration of OneDrive you can open any documents from anywhere and from any supported devices. Well, with the integration of Skype you can initiate and join online meetings and share your screen.


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Microsoft introduced a feature called Planner, which allows a team to make projects and quickly create or edit tasks and documents.

Windows 10 Support

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The new Office 2016 is highly compatible with the company's latest Windows 10 operating system. Several Windows 10 features works great with Office 2016 like Windows Hello, Cortana, and much more.

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