The grand Windows 10 event that took place at the beginning of this week has brought to attention some big announcements, but there hasn’t been said anything about the rate of productivity whatsoever.
Microsoft Office’s new touch for smartphones and tablets has sent waves of contradictions, as well as it has been good news for many users. Lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote that are designed to run Windows 10 on these gadgets will be available for download in all Windows 10 devices, directly from the Windows store. The downside of this novelty is that some features of the normal PC versions won’t be available, and the work of users might become more difficult. However, after the announcement has publicly been made, a blog post company written by Julia White, General Manager for the Office Product Management team, has brought new information about the case, saying that in fact, Microsoft is preparing a full version of the program, called Office 2016.
“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.”
Also, she stated that Office 2016 will be launched at the end of 2015.
Pricing isn’t a priority right now for Microsoft, who hasn’t declared anything about it yet, nor did they specify if the price would be different if the users download the program from the Windows Store or if the full document editing experience will be an included feature for the Office 365 supporters. Nonetheless, there was a message for the Mac users, saying that they would be able to upgrade their Office 365 at no further cost. Also, an interminable license of the program will be available in a non distant future.
Additionally, the report about the new Office 2016 includes the fact that the main theme will be darker than the previous users are accustomed with, and that they will have a Clippy-like helper.
Another modernity of Microsoft that has been rushed out of the stencil in December is the Enterprise Mobility Management, which is an optional add-on to the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that gives access to Microsoft Office 365. Mobile management is included in the plan and the costs are not very high: $7-$12, depending on deployment size.
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