• Existing Office 2016 for Mac customers will be seamlessly upgraded to 64-bit versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote as part of the August product release (version 15.25). This affects customers of all license types: Retail, Office 365 Consumer, Office 365 Commercial, and Volume License installations.
  • 16.16 is the final version for Office 2016 - it will continue to receive security updates like 16.16.2 but no more major versions. 16.17 and up is only for Office 2019 licenses, but the VL serializer to go with it won't be out for a couple more weeks. Level 1 Comment deleted by user 2 years ago level 2.
  • This software update will be optional through Fall 2018, then all staff will be expected to complete the update by December 31, 2018. In January 2019, Office 2011 will automatically be replaced by Office 2016 on any remaining computers that have not received the update. How do I update my Mac to Office 2016?
  • If you have Office 2011 for Mac or before, do NOT update to Catalina because Office will stop working. There’s no workaround for this. There’s no workaround for this. Office 2016 for Mac needs to be v15.35 or later, which it probably is, if you’ve updated anytime in the last few months.

Microsoft Office For Mac 2016

Does anyone know if you can force Outlook 2016 on Mac to update the Address Book. My own research seems to say no. In short, we've added a Resource Room in Office 365, but it will not show on the Macs. On the PCs we can force the updated GAL to download, but no option on Mac. I'm sure it will show tomorrow, but we would like to test today.

Since you can get Office on both Windows PCs and Macs, you may be lead to believe that the user experience is similar between the two suites. After all, they share the same name and major programs, like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. But, when you look past the similarities, you will find that there are quite a few differences between the two.

Microsoft has been working on closing the gap, with the latest update for Office for Mac 2016 adding quite some powerful features. Among the highlights are real-time collaborative editing and the option to save your work directly to the cloud.

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Apowersoft screen recorder is free. The real-time collaborative editing, which is available for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, allows users to see who else is working on the same document, workbook or presentation -- and where in the document they are working.


The cloud saving option is implemented in such a way that the suite can save your changes automatically in the cloud and let you roll back to a previous version, if you want. This also lets you get the updates that fellow team members add to documents right away.

Another new feature that's shared by Word, Excel and PowerPoint is the option to quickly access sites and groups, which is part of the Open menu in the aforementioned programs.

When it comes to Excel, it also gets more charts, improved support for PivotTable charts, a larger number of functions, and multi-threaded calculation.

PowerPoint lets you see what others changed in slides since the last time you modified the presentation. It also gets what Microsoft calls QuickStarter, a feature that creates an outline for your presentation that includes talking points and design. In addition, users get an option to trim media content and use their mouse as a laser pointer.

Last but not least, Outlook gets support for Google Calendar and Google Contacts and the option to archive or delete messages with a swipe on the touchpad.

These changes tie in with a 'massive code alignment' in Office for Mac with the other platforms where the suite is available, according to Microsoft's principal software engineer in the Apple Productivity Experiences group, Erik Schwieber.

Mac Office 2016 version 16 is now live! For the first time in over 20 years, Office is again built out of one codebase for all platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)!https://t.co/6gNdKTOEHl

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— Erik Schwiebert (@Schwieb) January 18, 2018

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