What’s New Features in Office 2016

In this post I will show you some of the best new features in Office 2016 for Windows. At first look, Office 2016 look and feel a lot like Office 2013. No big game changer here. One of the thing many users disliked about Office 2013, was the fact that the UI was very bright and white. Microsoft has listen to the critics and made options for new Dark Gray or Colorful themes, if you prefer that over the white theme that still is default.

Outlook suggest Recent files for attachment

A new feature on Outlook 2016, is when you want to attach a file in Outlook, you will automatically be presented for your most recently used file. That is a big timesaver for many users. Not need to browse all the way don’t to the folder where you have saved your files. You properly want to attach one of the file you have recently worked on and saved. Great feature in the new Office 2016, that will make us all a lot more productive if you ask me.



Tell me what you want to do feature

This is another great feature from Office 2016. Search for a feature you need and Office will help you right away e.g. type “Add Table” and you will be presented for the feature right away. You don’t need to find it in some toolbar or dropdown menu.




Smart Lookup

When you are writing on a document Word and need some background facts, you can mark a word or a sentence, right click and select Smart Lookup. This will open a pane to your right with inline search result from Bing search engine. It can be anything from wiki to images you can use in your document or just be confirmed with facts for your writing.



Real-time Document Collaboration

Another great feature for students or other working together in teams are Real-time document Collaboration. With this you can share a document in e.g. Microsoft OneDrive and invite your team members access to work on the same document as you work on yourself. You can choose if they should have the right to edit the file or just view access. I wish we had those feature back when I was studying myself.

Click on the share button in the upper right corner and save your document to the cloudOffice_2016_img5

Invite people that should have access to the document and chose the right permissions

What is your favorite feature of Office 2016?

At first Office 2016 does not look much different then Office 2016, but that is not all true. The new version of Office is full of a lot of new features under the hood. What do you think is the best new feature in Office 2016 and why? Please drop me a comment below and let me know what new feature you like the most.


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I am an IT Professional that has this blog as a hobby project in my spare time. I have been in the IT business since 1996 and want to share some of the thing I have picked up over the years, with people who visit this blog.

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8 Responses to What’s New Features in Office 2016

  1. Satya says:

    These all are great features that you have mentioned
    The best is smart look up, it is very helpful for me.

  2. khasrang says:

    Well, the new Microsoft office 2016 looks quite cool.
    And the features will certainly bring some twist into how we see this Microsoft office before.

  3. Mr Guru says:

    please is the ms office 2016 available for download?? I would appreciate if you provide us with download link and activation code if available

  4. Stefan says:

    I don’t know what to make of this.

    What still seems to be missing is a quick and flexible search in Outlook. In my office we are sending dozens of emails daily and looking up the right peace in my multiple GB .PST file(s) is ALWAYS a drag 😐

  5. Tarun says:

    Hi Thomas this is cool post about Office 2016 features. There are lots of new features. I will try these soon..:)

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