It is true. In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft have stopped selling all pre-2016 versions of Microsoft Office. This is because Microsoft wants you to adopt the new way of thinking about Microsoft software: constantly updated, available in the cloud, and getting new features all the time. Office 2016 is a step-change in that it is cloud-centric; it is no longer restricted to your desktop PC or laptop. For example, you can create an Office document from your PC and then edit on your phone or tablet, and not have to worry about moving the file manually onto those devices. Never before has this been so seamless.
What does this mean for your business?
If you are currently operating on Office 2013, you will want to consider transitioning your company to the 2016 version of Office, as all new employees will have to have it anyway. Plus with all the new features, applications and real-time sharing capabilities, it is a step in the right direction no matter what type of organisation you are.
The bottom line?
The bottom line is Office 2016 is the future of how Microsoft will deliver software. Things as we know it have forever changed; there won’t be major releases every 3 years anymore. Much like Windows 10, Office is moving to an era where there are minor improvements on a regular basis, with a focus on sharing and cloud features. If you are using Office at work, the 2016 release will really tie these things together nicely.