If you use a Mac for work, odds are you’ve got Microsoft Office installed on it. For years we’ve heard of issues from clients using Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. on their Mac. The majority revolved around using Outlook for email and how it wasn’t always syncing properly or the layout of the software was different than using Outlook on a PC. In general the apps were just different than what most were used to when running Office on a PC.
Well Microsoft has made some changes in Office 2016 for Mac. In short, they made the programs look and feel more like they do on a PC. This provides a more consistent experience among devices. One of the major technical improvements is “push support” for emails, meaning your inbox is always up to date without having to wait or click on the send/receive button.
If you have an Office 365 account you are able to upgrade your current Office version on your Mac. Give it a try and see what you think. For those of you who are not subscribed to Office 365, a non-subscription version of the software is supposed to be released in September. Microsoft states it will be releasing minor updates about every quarter or so to this Office suite so stay tuned for even more improvements. Read more about it here.