10 Best New Features of Office 2016 (The Definitive Guide)

10 Best New Features of Office 2016 (The Definitive Guide)

If you rely on Microsoft Office to help you in your daily work then you must know what makes it is so reliable and efficient at the same time. It consists of desktop productivity applications and is suitable for office as well as business purposes. 

These days the Office 2016 apps are available for most of the devices such as iOS, Windows 10 PC tablets, OS X. If you are using one of these devices, then you can avail this app through an Office 365 subscription. 

In Microsoft Office 2016, new features are added to help the users enhance their work productivity. These features resolve the random bugs and problems thus rendering a quality result. Here, we about to discuss the top 10 Office 2016 new features that make it hard to ignore. 

Best Features of Microsoft Office 2016

In this section, we have discussed the best features of the Microsoft Office 2016 that have caught the attention of the users.

  • Additional Ribbon Buttons 

By clicking the Archive button, you can record items in Outlook. These two group buttons help you in browsing or adding new groups. Sometimes, you might not see the new buttons. Then, you have to add them to the Ribbon. 

To do that, go to the Ribbon and tap on the “Customize the Ribbon” option. Navigate to the left to locate commands and then make sure that you add them to the right. 

  • Enhanced Collaboration 

You might not know that Word and PowerPoint accommodate various remarkable features that can help you in adding comments. You can even share data with ease. From the top right of the Ribbon, select the Sharing and Commenting icons. 

With the help of the Activity button, you can see the previous version of a document. After opening the side panel, you will be able to know the status of the document without any hassle.  

  • Mentions 

This feature helps you to capture someone’s attention quickly. After casting an email or calendar invitation, you need to enter the @ symbol and the fast few letters of the person’s name. In your contact list, you will notice a drop-down box that pops up. 

When you selected one of those boxes, in the message or the invitation, you will notice that the person’s name is getting highlighted. You will also notice that it will pop into the “To” line automatically. The Mention feature also helps you in sorting the inbox. 

  • New and Improved Connection Options 

From the SAP HANA databases, SharePoint folders, you can import data. Go to the Data and click on the New Query. To make the appropriate selection, you need to go to the drop-down box. 

Now, you will find that the IBM DB2 and the SQL Server Database have been improved a lot. Select the Microsoft driver for the IBM DB2 and the SQL Server Database to include the schema information. 

  • Publish to Docs.com 

This feature is particularly available across multiple applications. The notable aspect of this feature is that it helps you to publish documents to Docs.com. Go to File and then click on the Publish to see the Docs.com option and that includes document title or the visibility choices. 

Make sure that you have an account in Docs.com. With the help of your email address, you can create an account. By signing in with Facebook or Microsoft account, you can create an account. 

  • Publish to Power BI

With the help of the Power BI service, you can change the data into an interactive report. In order to monitor, analyze, build models with the help of the business dashboard, you can completely rely on this feature. From Power BI, you can upload workbooks or export workbooks. 

To do that, go to the File and click on the Publish option. For a business subscription, make sure that you have a OneDrive as the server requires that. 

  • Researcher 

For business research, this handy tool is the perfect option for you. Go to the Toolbar and tap on the Researcher to enter your search term. After getting the results, you can add headings and that will help you to begin the outline. 

From the Researcher tool, you can directly cite the sources. If you want to include images, then drag and drop them into your account. 

  • Suggest a Feature 

Now, suggesting features in Outlook is more than easy with the newly added “Suggest a feature” option. To do that, navigate to the File and click on the Feedback option. After that, tap on the Outlook 2016 Feedback button. 

Now, you will be redirected to the browser and on the Outlook Suggestion Box, you can type your suggestion. 

  • Text Highlighter 

Just like Word, you can use a text highlighter in the PowerPoint as well. With the help of this convenient feature, you can highlight a certain portion of the text. 

At the time of selecting the text, check whether you are on the Home tab or not. After that, tap on the Text Highlighter and then select the color that you need. 

  • Zoom For PowerPoint 

With the help of this feature, you can move different slides of the presentation rapidly. You can even move different sections of the presentation. You can find three types of Zooms such as Summary Zoom, Slide Zoom, and Section Zoom. 

Navigate to the Insert and click on the Zoom option. Then, from the drop-down box, you need to select the type that you would like to utilize. 

Microsoft releases updates frequently and thus if you want to know about the applications that are more than reliable then you can check that through the “ What’s new” option. Furthermore, you can also click on the “Learn More” option to get a vivid insight into the features.