Microsoft Office 365 for Windows
In the Windows, new features release include the ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop, a new search tool for commands available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access named "Tell Me", more "Send As" options in Word and PowerPoint, and co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online. Other smaller features include Insights, a feature powered by Bing to provide contextual information from the web, a Designer sidebar in PowerPoint to optimize the layout of slides, new chart types and templates in Excel (such as treemap, sunburst chart (also known as a ring chart), waterfall chart, box plot and histogram, and financial and calendar templates), new animations in PowerPoint (such as the Morph transition), the ability to insert online video in OneNote, and a data loss prevention feature in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Microsoft requires that before the MS-Office 2016 versions install, any of 2013 versions be uninstalled, which it will offer to do automatically. MS-Office 2016 cannot coexist with MS-Office 2013 apps, but it can coexist with earlier versions of MS-Office, such as 2003, 2007, and 2010. MS-Office 2016 will display Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files made with MS-Office 97 to 2003 with MS-Office 2000 symbols in place of MS-Office 2016's symbols.
Microsoft Office 365 for Mac
In the Mac, new features release includes an updated user interface that uses ribbons, full support for Retina Display, and new sharing features for MS-Office documents. In MS-Word, there is a new Design tab, an Insights feature, which is powered by Bing, and real-time co-authoring. In Excel, there is a Recommended Charts feature, and PivotTable Slicers. In PowerPoint, there are theme variants, which provide different color schemes for a theme. In Outlook, there is a Propose New Time feature, the ability to see calendars side by side, and a weather forecast in the calendar view.
The Outlook 2016 for Mac has very limited support for synchronization of collaboration services outside basic email. With version 15.25, MS-Office for Mac transitioned from 32-bit to 64-bit by default. Users that require a 32-bit version for compatibility reasons will be able to download the 15.25 version as a manual, one-time update from the Microsoft Office website. All versions following 15.25 will be 64-bit only. Office for Mac received Touch Bar support in an update on February 16, 2017, following the launch of the 2016 MacBook Pro models.
About MS-Office 365
The MS-Office 365 subscription services, which were previously aimed towards business and enterprise users, were expanded for Office 2016 to include new plans aimed at home use. The subscriptions allow use of the Office 2016 applications by multiple users using a software as a service model. Different plans are available for Office 365, some of which also include value-added services, such as 1 TB of OneDrive storage and 60 Skype minutes per month on the Home Premium plan.
MS Office 365 DESIGN
The user interface design of MS-Office 2016 for Windows is relatively unchanged from its predecessor, MS-Office 2013. It retains the flat design that was introduced along with the Metro design language, albeit with a few modifications to the layout, in order to conform with the design of MS-Office Mobile. When MS-Office 2016 was released, it came with three themes. The default theme, known as "colorful", features a solid color on the top band of the ribbon, corresponding to the color of the MS-Office application being used, for example, a solid dark blue is featured prominently in MS-Word. The theme had been described as useful in making the tab headings more distinct. In addition, both the "white" and "dark grey" themes from MS-Office 2013 are available as well, though no new backgrounds have been added, nor have any existing backgrounds been removed. A fourth "black" theme was added as part of an update in January 2016. The update was not released to users of the traditional editions.