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    The next chapter of Office 2016 on Windows


    Yesterday’s unveil of Windows 10 showcased a new generation of experiences that will empower people and organizations to achieve more. In partnership with Windows 10, the Office team is bringing a fantastic new set of Office experiences to this platform, furthering our mission to bring the unparalleled productivity of Office to everyone, on every device. Over the past 12 months, you’ve seen us reimagine the traditional Office experience for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. The next step in this journey is the delivery of touch and mobile optimized versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook for Windows 10.

    Hopefully, you got to see the new Office experiences that Joe Belfiore demonstrated as part of the Window 10 announcements; if not–check out the demo of Word for Windows 10 here and the demo of PowerPoint for Windows 10 here using a Windows Phone.

    Office “universal” apps on Windows 10 deliver a touch and mobile-first experience across devices

    Office for Windows 10 offers touch-optimized versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook that work great on small screen devices like your phone and tablet—all the way up to the Microsoft Surface Hub. They are designed from the ground up to run on Windows 10, built for touch and offer the unmistakable Office experience you know and love. As “universal” Office apps, they truly are the same app across device size, providing a consistent way for independent software vendors and developers to extend and integrate with Office apps.

    These new Office apps will be pre-installed for free on phones and small tablets running Windows 10, and available to download from the Windows Store for other devices. The Office universal apps will be available with the Windows 10 Technical Preview in the coming weeks and general availability is on track for later this year.

    Simultaneously, we are hard at work on the next release of the Office desktop suite that will be called Office 2016. (Unexpected, I know!) We will have more to share on Office 2016 in the coming months, but this suite will remain the comprehensive Office experience you’re long familiar with, best suited for a PC with keyboard and mouse. We have compelling new experiences coming as part of this Office suite–stay tuned to the Office Blog for more details. We expect to make Office 2016 generally available in the second half of 2015.

    With that context, let’s dive a bit deeper into the new Office universal apps for Windows 10. All of the new Office universal apps are designed for touch and mobile, working beautifully across devices.

    • Word for Windows 10—Create and edit great looking documents with Word. Review and mark-up documents, then share your work with others to collaborate in real time. The new Insights for Office feature (powered by Bing) in Read mode brings additional online resources like images, web references and definitions right to you in your reading experience.


    • Excel for Windows 10—Use Excel to create and update spreadsheets and gain new insights as you analyze data and visualize it with charts. And new touch-first controls shine in Excel, you won’t even miss your keyboard and mouse when selecting ranges of cells, formatting your pie charts or managing your workbooks.


    • PowerPoint for Windows 10—Create and edit beautiful presentations with PowerPoint. Then use Presenter View to prepare and present with confidence, even use Ink Tools to annotate your slides in real time so your audience really knows what you are talking about.


    • OneNote for Windows 10—Capture all your thoughts, ideas and to-do’s with the new version of OneNote. Getting things done with your friends, classmates and colleagues has never been easier with shared notebooks–now with the consistent Office ribbon experience.


    • Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar for Windows 10—Crafting emails has never been easier or more powerful, with the familiar and rich capability of Microsoft Word built into the authoring experience. Simply insert tables, add pictures and use bullets and color to get your point across. Keep up with your inbox with new touch gestures that help you read, sort, flag and archive your mail.

    If you’d like to see a demonstration of the Office universal apps for Windows 10 on a tablet, including differentiated experiences like the power of the pen and Insights for Office, check out this video from Office Mechanics:

    The next chapter of Office on Windows is here.

    —Julia White
    Source: The next chapter of Office on Windows - Office Blogs

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    Hi there.

    This could be interesting - but if it's subscription only then "I'm outta here". My working Ms office 2010 is still as functional as I need currently - and I can't see myself ever doing anything other than the most basic stuff on a mobile phone.

    A bit more Touch (and pen hopefully) integration would be great - can't see anything wrong with that.

    It seems that Access is slated for demise -- well that part of the Office suite is IMO about as useful as a Chocolate Teapot. As a database it's total rubbish - especially with FREE opensource ones like Mariadb MySQL and Postgre all infinitely superior, genuinely multi user and more robust in every way.

    So could be that Access won't be part of Office 2016.

    Seems ms is on the right track with this Office development --big IF though - I'm not interested in a subscription version.

    (@Mods -- suggestion - these sorts of topics don't need to be replicated on all 3 W7/W8/W10 Forums -- not sure how difficult it is to code - I'm not a programmer but as a suggestion a common link from all the forums so all the posts on these types of topics could be under a common / single thread).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there.

    This could be interesting - but if it's subscription only then "I'm outta here". My working Ms office 2010 is still as functional as I need currently - and I can't see myself ever doing anything other than the most basic stuff on a mobile phone.

    A bit more Touch (and pen hopefully) integration would be great - can't see anything wrong with that.

    It seems that Access is slated for demise -- well that part of the Office suite is IMO about as useful as a Chocolate Teapot. As a database it's total rubbish - especially with FREE opensource ones like Mariadb MySQL and Postgre all infinitely superior, genuinely multi user and more robust in every way.

    So could be that Access won't be part of Office 2016.

    Seems ms is on the right track with this Office development --big IF though - I'm not interested in a subscription version.

    (@Mods -- suggestion - these sorts of topics don't need to be replicated on all 3 W7/W8/W10 Forums -- not sure how difficult it is to code - I'm not a programmer but as a suggestion a common link from all the forums so all the posts on these types of topics could be under a common / single thread).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes Jimbo I agree I'm not interested in a subscription Office. I'm getting along just fine with Office Pro 2007. Losing Access is not good for me. My business is at least the federal documentation part of it has been set up in Access for a long time. Changing to another data base software will be a major event, years of data would have to be migrated and approved by the BATF. I don't see myself doing much with office on my smart phone either. However were doing lots of thing we never thought we would be doing so who knows. I still just don't feel safe with important data being stored in anyone's cloud.
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