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Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
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2/13/2018 | 12:52:28 PM
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Paul Stregevsky
Paul Stregevsky,
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9/24/2015 | 12:23:58 PM
Re: SoftMaker Office 2016 is a good alternative for a reasonable price
I'm a huge fan of SoftMaker Office for a single user. But since it can't support Live Typing and hence real-time coauthoring, it's a nonstarter for my organization.
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9/23/2015 | 12:18:24 PM
Re: Office 2016 uninstalls ODFB
@gevens - I just installed Office 2016 and it updated my One Drive for Business as well - I even have access to all our Sharepoint Site Documents as well - all is there and working - We are on Enterprise plan - but wanted you to know that it works on my computer.

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9/23/2015 | 10:40:34 AM
SoftMaker Office 2016 is a good alternative for a reasonable price
Have you tried out SoftMaker Office 2016? It's available for less than one third of the price of Microsoft Office 2016 Home & Business, but includes 3 licenses instead of one, plus regular updates and free technical support.

My experiences are very positive since I use it. It includes TextMaker (word processing), Presentations (presentation builder) and PlanMaker (spreadsheet) which open and save Word (doc/x), Excel (xls/x) and PowerPoint (ppt/x) files generally without a glitch - data transfer is excellent, never had any problems going back and forth. Additionally, SoftMaker Office 2016 includes an enhanced version of Thunderbird for e-mails and tasks, and a macro language called BasicMaker.

The range of features is comparable to Microsoft Office, you won't miss anything. ZThe user interface is similar to that of Microsoft Office 2003 (good old menus, no ribbons), but looks friendlier and has several modern extensions included. I prefer it over ribbons.

User Rank: Ninja
9/23/2015 | 12:50:14 AM
Office 2016 will end up very soon on piratebay with those prices.

I read that there's an Office Home & Student 2016 version @ $150. Less than the $230 for the Home & Business. But still...

Which version has Publisher now? I have a headache trying to understand all these versions plus 365.
User Rank: Strategist
9/22/2015 | 4:47:34 PM
Re: how much?
had to do a double-take on that one. It has the same apps as Office Home & Business 2016 (word, excel, ppt, onenote, outlook), but at that price I'd sooner subscribe to Office 365.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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9/22/2015 | 4:43:54 PM
how much?
$230 for the standalone version of Office for Mac 2016? That seems a bit steep.
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9/22/2015 | 12:16:44 PM
Office 2016 uninstalls ODFB
Beware that if you install Office 2016 it removes One Drive for Business. Microsoft has today confirmed to me that there is currently no ODFB software for Office 2016 you use Office 365 Business Premium. They also kindly sent instructions on how to roll back to Office 2015. So, don't upgrade if you want to use Office 2016, Sharepoint document Libraries and One Drive for Business - because you can't.
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9/22/2015 | 9:10:06 AM
free for students
Hope they will give it free for students.

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