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Office 2016 – Risks and Opportunities

Oct 15th, 2015 | Posted by | Filed under Indianapolis IT support


Microsoft Office 2016


Microsoft launched its latest version of their popular Office suite last month.   Office 2016 builds on its predecessors with added functionality and a similar look and feel to Office 2013.  This blog post won’t go into the new features or changes, but rather discuss some things to be aware of and some promotions that Microsoft is providing because of these items.

If you are connecting to a Microsoft Exchange Server, please note that Outlook 2016 requires Exchange Server 2010 or later.  If you are connecting to Exchange 2003 or 2007, you will need to upgrade.  A great option is Office 365.  Contact us at L5 Solutions to learn more about options or sign up for a Free Trial of Office 365.

Have you purchased standalone 2013 products like Project, Visio, or Access?  The bad news is that they cannot be installed along side the Office 2016 suite of products.  This is a big change from the past where you could mix and match office products.  The good news is that through June 30, 2016, Microsoft is offing free upgrades to some of the standalone products.  More information can be found at Special offer for customers with Office 2016 and Office 2013 standalone applications.

Have you recently purchased Office 2013?  Microsoft is offering an upgrade for $40.  The offer expires the end of the year and is for activations that were done after August 22nd.  For more info see Special offer for customers wanting to upgrade from Office 2013 or Office for Mac 2011 to Office 2016 or Office 2016 for Mac

If you would like to try Office 2016, here is a link to a Free Trial of Office 365 Business


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