Microsoft Office 2016 (codenamed Office 16) is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, succeeding both Office 2013 and Office for Mac 2011. It was released on OS X on 9 July 2015 for Office 365subscribers. Mainstream support ends on October 13, 2020, and extended support ends on October 14, 2025, the same times as Windows 10. The perpetually licensed version on OS X and Windows was released on 22 September 2015
New features in the Windows release include the ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop, a new search tool for commands available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlooknamed “Tell Me”, more “Send As” options in Word and PowerPoint, and co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online. Other smaller features include Insights, a feature powered by Bing to provide contextual information from the web, a Designer sidebar in PowerPoint to optimize the layout of slides, new chart types and templates in Excel (such as treemap, sunburst chart (also known as a ring chart),waterfall chart, box plot and histogram, and financial and calendar templates), new animations in PowerPoint (such as the Morph transition), the ability to insert online video in OneNote, and a data loss preventionfeature in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
In addition, Microsoft Office 2016 cannot coexist with older versions of standalone office apps (sold outside the context of a Microsoft Office suite). Microsoft offers to freely replace these older versions with an updated version.