One day after they briefed the world on the future of Windows 10, Microsoft has released new information about the upcoming Office 2016.
Office 2016 will be available for mobile devices as a universal app. They are bringing it to everything from Windows Phones to the Surface Hub.
Office 2016 for desktops will show up in the coming months as a preview, and see a full release later this year. Not a lot is known about features that are new to the 2016 version, but we do knew a few things.
These new versions of the classic Office apps are rebuilt from the ground up for touch. Features like Insights for Office integrate with services like Bing to bring additional relevant information and imagery to you as you’re reading Word documents in Read mode, much as in Office for the web.
There’s a “Tell Me” feature that works similarly to Help. Instead of loading help files or web pages, when you search for a function you need help with, it takes you right to that feature.
Office 2016 will be preinstalled for free on mobile devices. Pricing for the desktop edition isn’t known yet.