Introduction: How to Install Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac for Free
Microsoft released a free preview build of Office 2016 for Mac today. You’ll be able to buy the final suite of Office apps later this summer, but Microsoft is luring Mac users by giving out the.
- Microsoft has announced the Office 2016 preview is now available for Mac, with the final version coming later this year. While there is a lot to see in Office 2016, there isn’t a lot to talk about.
- Mar 05, 2015 Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview - Duration: 1:00:21. Office 2016 for Mac: Top 10 reasons to get the new version - Duration: 3:23. Microsoft 365 74,289 views.
Microsoft has put out the free download of Office 2016 for Mac public preview, without any Office 365 subscription required. The new software includes support for Retina displays, iCloud syncing, and looks like the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile.
You can begin the free download here.
Step 1: Download the Install
Once you download the 2.6GB file to your downloads folder, click on the Office Preview Package to get started. You will be guided through the necessary steps to install this software.
Tip: I had to upgrade my OS X because you can't install Office for Mac with any version of OS X below 10.10. To see my tutorial on how to upgrade your OS X go here.
I also had some internet interruptions on my initial download to my downloads folder and had a hard time opening the package because it did not download the full 2.6GB. Make sure that you fully downloaded the package.
Step 2: Read and Agree to Licensing Agreement
The software license agreement comes in many languages, this one in English. Once you read the agreement, you will have scrolled to the bottom. Click continue to agree.
Office 2016 Mac Key
Step 3: Agree to the License Agreement to Begin Installation
You will then be prompted to agree. Once you do you will select what users of your computer will have access to the software to select the destination for install. You will need 5.62GB of free space to install. Select and click continue.
Step 4: Install Office for Mac
I want all users of my computer to be able to access Office and made sure to have the available space. Now I am ready to install. I click install. I had to wait a few moments for the installation to complete. Then I was notified that the installation was successful. And my installation is complete.
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As a Mac user who loves Microsoft, I have been eagerly awaiting a new release of Office for the platform. The latest version of Office for Mac was back in 2010, and a substantial overhaul of the software suit has since been needed. Microsoft has announced the Office 2016 preview is now available for Mac, with the final version coming later this year.
While there is a lot to see in Office 2016, there isn’t a lot to talk about. The significant change in the most recent edition of Office is simply its UX design. While the old version of Office felt dated even at the time it was released, the latest design for Mac is on par with the Windows variation – if you have seen Office 365 for Windows, then you have seen Office for Mac 2016. The new design is cleaner and features an enhanced ribbon bar; icons reflect the new flat design changes introduced to OS X Yosemite.
Beyond the surface changes, there are fixes under the hood for improved stability and tighter OneDrive support – that being said, remember that this “preview” should be treated as a beta release. Accessing File Save, and File Open menus drop users directly into their OneDrive folder, as many are already used to on the PC. Collections of new templates are also available – bringing welcomed changes to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Office For Mac 2016 Free
Users downloading Office 2016 for Mac will notice that Outlook looks familiar; that is because Microsoft has already released Outlook as a standalone application. In addition, OneNote is not included in the bundle and continues to serve as a separate download (for free) directly from the Mac App Store. Note that OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher is required to access the App Store.
Check out the above video to take a quick look at what Microsoft has to offer Mac users with their latest desktop Office Suit. I apologize ahead of time that I am not able to bring you the beautiful accent that Zac is known for in his WinBeta videos – I hope you enjoy nonetheless.