Still the best office suite going
Still the best office suite going
Few major changes means everything's familiar
Real-time collaboration in Word is useful
Sharing options restricted to One Drive
No major updates for average user
Real-time collaboration still behind online tools
Edward Chester / www.trustedreviews.com/ | November 6, 2015 5:02 pm GMT | May 2021
Microsoft Office 2016: Full-featured, industry-standard, & does what you need it to!
Use Cases and Deployment Scope
Our entire office uses the Microsoft Office 2016 suite on a daily basis as follows:
Outlook for all internal and a considerable amount of external communication
Word to create internal & external documentation
Excel to view, edit and manipulate data files, as well as other administrative tasks
Access to edit and manipulate data and prepare large amounts of data for import into our software
The four departments in our company use various applications from Microsoft Office 2016 daily for a variety of tasks.
Pros and Cons
Provide industry-standard software to create & edit the most common file types
Create visually appealing newsletters & documents
Maintain consistency across different tasks & projects
Create documents that are universally usable by nearly all computer users
It's sometimes too "idiot-proof". It tries to do everything for you, even if you don't want it done; e.g. Excel has an issue where it likes to trim leading zeros, which is seldom convenient.
Some new features are available only in the online version (Office 365); e.g. some productivity plugins for Outlook.
Locks files for use; kind of like point #1. Often, it would be nice to keep a file open while using it in another application, especially when the other application is only reading and not editing.
Jacob Wall / www.trustradius.com/ | Senior Technical Writer / Client Services | May 2021
Office finally catches up with Google Docs. Well, sort of...
Adds long-awaited real-time collaboration features (in some parts of the suite at least); Retains consistent user experience
Most new features are only relevant to Office 365 users
Microsoft Office 2016 doesn't look very different to Office 2013, with its use of solid colours and Ribbon bars that are almost entirely unchanged. Instead, the focus is on incremental improvements that primarily focus on the ubiquitous office suite's cloud-based features. We're fans of Office 2013's interface, so it's certainly welcome to see that Microsoft hasn't tried to fix anything that isn't broken.
K.G. Orphanides / www.itpro.co.uk/ | UK | May 2021
Microsoft Office remains the mightiest productivity suite you can get
Microsoft Office remains the mightiest productivity suite you can get, with strong collaboration features added in the latest version. Users of Office 2013 won't need any retraining, and new features are slotted smoothly in with the old.
World's most powerful office suite.
Upgraded with the smoothest collaboration features anywhere.
Minimal interface changes from 2013 version.
Monthly updates with new features for Office 365 subscribers.
Consistent interface on all platforms, desktop and mobile.
Little-used features that were awkward in past versions still aren't fixed.
Traditional standalone copies won't get the same updates that Office 365 subscribers will get automatically.
Edward Mendelson / uk.pcmag.com/ | UK | May 2021