Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of Office 2016 for Mac. This marks the first major Mac release of the popular software suite since Office 2011, and it’s now available for download in 140 countries, for Office 365 subscribers.

“Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate VP of Office Client Applications and Services. It includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, as well as a number of improvements.

Among those improvements are full Retina support, Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. Office 2016 also features deeper cloud integration, allowing you to get to your documents on all your devices and pick up where you left off.

Here are some screenshots:

PowerPoint_2016_preview_for_Mac Excel_2016_preview_for_Mac Word_2016_preview_for_Mac

And here’s a promo video:

Again, Office 2016 for Mac is currently limited to Office 365 subscribers. Microsoft says a one-time purchase option won’t be available until September. Office 365 starts at $69.99/year or $6.99/month, with options for companies and students.

Source: Microsoft

  • Deep Down

    The beta still works so…

    • It will probably expire at some point in time…

      • al7oot


  • Tom

    El Capitan public beta has been released!

  • Tom

    And iOS 9 public beta

  • maxDNA

    Just tried that. 1. In word and excel, it starts slow, opens files slow and each mouse click feels so “sticky”. 2. The outlook still could not sync with icloud contact or mac calendar which is very disappointing. I have to downgrade to 2011.

  • Kaptivator

    Holding out a couple months for the “one time” purchase and will use University code then…no?

    • Quang

      I dont think i can use it for the “one time” purchase cause it’s only for office 365. I think It’s under Office 365 Education plan