What’s New in Outlook 2016?

Outlook 2016 for Windows has all the tools and functionality you’ve used before, as well as new and improved features for professional email, calendar, contacts, and task management to help you communicate faster and easier.

Here are some of the top new and improved features you’ll find in Outlook 2016:

  • If you’re upgrading to Access 2016 from Access 2013, you’ll still have all the features you’re used to—and you’ll notice a few new ones as well. The first thing you’ll see when you open Access 2016 is that it has the familiar look of 2013 with a more colourful border.
  • Visualizations are critical to effective data analysis as well as compelling storytelling. In Excel 2016, it added six new charts—with the same rich formatting options that you are familiar with—to help you create some of the most commonly used data visualizations of financial or hierarchal information or for revealing statistical properties in your data.
  • If you’re upgrading to OneNote 2016 from OneNote 2013, you’ll still have all the features you’re used to—and you’ll notice a few new ones as well. The first thing you’ll see when you open OneNote 2016 is that it has the familiar look of 2013 with a more colourful border. You’ll be able to take advantage of OneNote integration with other apps and services too.
  • In PowerPoint 2016, six new charts is added—with the same rich formatting options that you are familiar with—to help you create some of the most commonly used data visualizations of financial or hierarchal information or for revealing statistical properties in your data.

If you download and test the new suite, you’d be well-served testing it with a friend or a group of colleagues. Many of the new features encourage you to weave data together from diverse sources in the hopes that it will reveal insight. Office 2016 allows several people to work together on documents and incorporates a “Groups” section into its software that makes it easier for people to collaborate on projects. Office 2016, which also adds new security features such as two-step authentication, will become available for those who use Office 365, its subscription service. What Office 2016 really represents is the future of how Microsoft will deliver software. Don’t expect major big releases every three 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’re using Office at work, the 2016 release will really tie these together nicely, and at home there’s OneDrive and Office apps for all your devices. Check this page to know more features in Outlook 2016.