Staying true to the new cross-platform identity ushered in by CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft Office 2016 Preview is available as a free download for Mac users.
Yeah, yeah, yeah…Apple’s iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) productivity tools are fly, but the world still revolves around Microsoft Office. Hell, I’m still rocking Office 2011 for Mac, as I’m sure many Mac users are as well (but won’t admit to…You know who you are). It’s been a hot minute since Office has been updated for Mac. Microsoft has finally answered our increasingly quiet requests for a new version by releasing Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview (beta) for free.
Microsoft Office 2016 Preview for Mac has Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook and is compatible for all Mac users running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. New features include storing, managing, and syncing files across all devices and web via Microsoft’s OneDrive and Office 365 cloud services. Of course, Office 2016 for Mac won’t look exactly like office for Windows. It will customized to resemble the look and feel of what we Mac users are accustomed to (like Retina Display support).
No word when the final version will be released. In the meantime, I will definitely be checking out Office 2016 for Mac Preview. If you cop it before me, let me know what you think.
FYI, I hate Excel…Damn you pivot tables! And what the hell is a concatenate?