Microsoft Office for Mac Update Coming Soon!

Microsoft Office for Mac Update Coming Soon!

Posted by Eric O. Schueler, Senior V.P. of Information Technology


Microsoft Office for Mac Office 2016 Preview



For years, I’ve been telling our customers this was coming, but it’s never come. I guess it’s never too late! This is a big step for Mac users that is long overdue.



Microsoft Office for Mac Update Coming Soon! Summer 2015


Microsoft has rolled out only preview versions of the new Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook for Mac. Microsoft Office for Mac hasn’t been updated with a new release since 2011.

In an article on, Microsoft Office for Mac finally catches up with Office 2016 preview, the writer happily announces that, “Better yet, Microsoft said that from now on, Office for Mac will be updated as regularly as Windows.” This is exciting news because, as most Mac users know, they don’t have some of the features on their Microsoft Office for Mac that their fellow PC users have on their Microsoft Office.


You can also go to the Office for Mac Preview website to learn more about the update and what to expect. They describe it as:

Microsoft Office for Mac Office 2016


  • Unmistakably Office: The familiar Office you know and love.
  • Designed for Mac: Thoughtfully optimized for your preferred device.
  • Cloud connected: Your documents, anytime, anywhere, on any device.


On the preview site, you can download the Office Preview package. Learn more on the Frequently asked questions section on the bottom of the page.



In a later article, shares their pick of The 10 best features of the Microsoft Office for Mac preview in GIFs. Check out their take on the update and the following 10 best features:

  1. Full-Screen View Support
  2. Redesigned Ribbon
  3. Document Sharing
  4. Threaded Conversations
  5. Excel Formula Builder
  6. Powerpoint Transitions
  7. Powerpoint Presenter View
  8. Removable Palettes
  9. OneNote Tags
  10. Outlook Conversations


As more information becomes available, I will keep you updated and announce the confirmed release date, so stay tuned! I will be posting updates on the HRCT Facebook page. If you download the preview, I’d like to know what you like about the preview update, so post your comments on Facebook.


For help with choosing the right products for your business or for a demo contact me, Eric O. Schueler, Senior V.P. of Information Technology(757) 399-3350



Posted by Eric O. Schueler, A+, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, CSSA, ACSP – Senior V.P. of Information Technology at HRCT. Eric has been in the business of providing IT and consulting for small and medium business for more than 15 years.

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