You can always rely on Microsoft to provide you with the right tools to create your best work. Office Home & Student 2016 is no exception. Its features make collaboration and sharing a breeze. This productivity suite will help you achieve more than you ever did before!
Insights will help you make all your spreadsheets, emails, and presentations feel like it was done by a team of experts.
Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Word will help you look for references and other links. Just right-click a word or phrase and select Smart Lookup. Microsoft will use its own search engine, Bing, to search for definitions, images, articles, and other related links. ‘Tell Me’ More Tell Me is available in all of the programs. Tell Me assists users who do not have the know-how in performing certain vital tasks. You can type exactly what you want to do and in an instant, Tell Me will lead you along the way. The feature differs from older versions, in which users typed in keywords in Help and received vague directions. The Office program avoids this, showing users a list of solutions to complete the task-at-hand. There's even the added perk to select a section of the document to see related commands
Receive delivered and read receipts
Track each email the moment you hit send. The Delivery receipt feature confirms that the email was successfully sent to the recipient's email server while the Read receipt confirms that the recipient has viewed the message.
Reach a consensus
Getting the team’s thoughts on a topic can be difficult to organize. With the help of Outlook's default Yes/No poll, you can email colleagues to hear their opinions. You can even customize your own voting buttons and make use of the Delivered and Read receipts to know who has or has not voted.
Schedule sending emails
Don’t wait to send an email. Schedule emails to help you send newsletters, reports, and notifications on time. The Options tab also provides users with the Delay Delivery option. Simply tick ‘‘Do not deliver before' under delivery options and enter the date and time you want to send your message.
Your inbox, your rules
Think of Rules as a personal secretary. It shows you your most important messages of the day, alerts you when you receive a specific notification, and even throws out your junk mail. In Outlook, you are the boss. Select from the commands already set up or create your own rule in Rules Wizard.
Forecast and analyze
Get breakthrough ideas and outstanding results with Excel’s newest additions:
Transform Your Data
Organizing information from different databases, Excel files, and web articles can be a daunting task. Good thing Excel 2016 has Power Query. It takes all your data sources and puts it in a worksheet or data model ready for pivot tables or reporting.
New Charting Options
With spreadsheet software, you’ll be worry-free when it comes to designing a chart. The program already has charts built-in, offering all the common chart types, as well as 6 new ones:
· Pareto Charts
· Box and Whisker Charts
Microsoft’s most exciting update is co-authoring. Store your Word documents and PowerPoint presentations in OneDrive so that you and other editors can see each other’s work in real-time.
Where can you run this program?
Office Home & Student 2016 is compatible with a wide range of Windows operating systems:
· Windows Server 2008 R2
· Windows 7 Service Pack 1
· Windows 8
· Windows 8.1
· Windows Server 2012
· Windows Server 2012 R2
· Windows 10
· Windows 10 Server
The software is also compatible with Mac OS X version 10.10 or later
Is there a better alternative?
For this one-time purchase, productivity programs like Office 2016 will incur a hefty price. It’s important to keep in mind that when the suite becomes outdated, you will need to make another investment to stay as productive as ever. A great alternative is Office 365, Microsoft’s latest subscription service. Pay a monthly or yearly fee to reap its benefits. Remember though, you can always upgrade to the latest version of MS Office. And, because you can use one account on five computers, the software is great for students, families, and companies.
Office Home & Student 2016 boasts great updates that can drastically improve your efficiency. Stay up-to-date with the latest version to maximize your productivity and output.
Should you download it?
Yes, however you can compare the perks with Office 365.