Microsoft has just today released the final version of Office 2016 for Windows, and followed by also announced it for Mac. Office 2016 for Apple’s platform is now available as a one-time $149.99 purchase without an Office 365 subscription. Office Home & Student 2016 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for home purpose on one Mac machine. In order to get Office 2016 for Mac, you must note that it is running on the version OS X 10.10 or later.
By the way standard version of Office 2016 for Mac features offline storage and 15GB of OneDrive cloud space as well, but at the same time it lacks Outlook, Publisher, Access, tablet and phone support, 60 minutes of Skype calling, instant updates and technical support included with the Office 365 version.
Pricing details for are also available for Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac, costs $229.99 and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook on one Mac. Comparatively, subscription-based Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home costs $69.99 per year and $99.99 per year respectively.
If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar Ribbon interface and powerful Task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.
While the Office Home & Business 2016 for Windows is now available through Office 365 for between $69.99 and $99.99 per year, or can also be purchased as a one-time $229.99 payment. Whereas the Office Professional 2016 for Windows is also available with Publisher and Access for $399.99. Windows 7 or later is required.
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