Microsoft launched Office for MAC 2016 late in 2015 to a muted response. Maybe due to the enormous gap between the outgoing 2011 version and the new (i'd almost say beta) 2016 version. Delays not withstanding, it really is a positive step to see Microsoft embrace the MAC platform with an up-to-date office version which has the framework to be comparable to the very mature PC version. I say framework as there are a plethora of features missing from the current release but since the October of 2015 Microsoft have successfully maintained a agile release schedule bringing new features (and bug fixes) at the start of every month!
The current 2011 version has been looking tired for sometime and the version of Outlook has been bug ridden since it's inception (repeated password prompts anyone?). Microsoft did release an upgraded version of Outlook for Office 365 subscribers a few months ahead of the full suite but all versions, Office 365 subscription and Standalone versions are now available.
All in all, this is excellent news and I'm very keen to see Microsoft maintain this momentum, keep pressing ahead with the monthly releases and bring the MAC version inline with the PC version and make this platform version one to be proud of.
In short, this is not so much a revolutionary release but more of a 'playing catch up' one but is still a big leap forward from previous versions for the MAC platform and demonstrates commitment (at last) from the all new Microsoft Corporation!
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