The newest version of Office is now available as a donation through TechSoup!
Eligible organizations can request the following Office 2016 products for Windows:
And for Mac, the 2016 versions of these products are available:
All Office suites now include OneNote, and the Office Professional Plus suite for Windows includes Skype for Business. Note that InfoPath has not been updated to 2016. The last version of InfoPath to be released is the 2013 version. InfoPath 2013 is still available as a donation through TechSoup, and that version is included with Office Professional Plus 2016.
The names of products in the Microsoft donation program on TechSoup don't include version numbers. When you receive a product donation, you can choose to download the current version of the software or the previous version. As of today, the 2016 versions of all the Office products listed above are available for download, but you can also elect to download the 2013 version if you choose.
You can always find out which version is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.
Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices.
Insights: Powered by Bing, this feature brings you contextual information from the web right into your Office experience when using Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint.
Insights feature in PowerPoint
Real-time typing in Word: You can see where others are working and what they are typing as they type it in the Word desktop application. Just save a document to OneDrive for Business and invite your colleagues to join you in a simultaneous authoring session.
Real-time typing feature in Word
Data analysis in Excel: New analysis capabilities are built into Excel, including one-click forecasting, so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize your data faster.
Data analysis features in Excel
Data loss protection: IT admins can centrally create, manage, and enforce policies for content authoring and document sharing in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. End users will see policy tips or sharing restrictions when the apps detect a potential policy violation.
Read more about what's new and different in Office 2016.
Mac users can learn what's new in Office for Mac in our blog post about those products.
Note: The original version of this post reported that Office Standard included Skype for Business. However, it is included only in Office Professional Plus.
I do not see this on VLCS yet, has it been published for anyone else yet?
I don't see Office 2016 for PC's on VLCS yet either - though I do see Office 2016 for Macs...
FBCIXONIA and IndyCHEC, thank you for letting us know. We are investigating and will update you once we have additional information.
Were you able to find out any info when it will be released on VLSC?
Still not on VLSC?? What is going on?
Hi everyone - We have confirmed that Office 2016 Standard is available in the VLSC. We are following up with Microsoft regarding the availability of the Pro version and will post here as soon as we have more information.
I am still not seeing it
It's available for me now.
we are still waiting for the 2016 Pro...let us know when available
Microsoft has confirmed back to us that Office 2016 is visible in the VLSC. If you are still having difficulty locating the product, please contact us at TechSoup customer service for additional assistance: www.techsoup.org/.../Contact-Us .
I ordered the 2013 but would rather have the 2016 is that able to be changed since I have not received 2013. pro. did not see a price either.
Does Software Assurance provide this upgrade to 2016 for free if we own 2013?
Microsoft includes two years of Software Assurance with all Volume Licensing products it donates through TechSoup. If you requested Office 2013 through TechSoup less than two years before October 1, you will see the 2016 product available in the VLSC. Otherwise, you can request a new license through TechSoup. (There's also the option to renew your SA benefits through a reseller, but it's usually cheaper to just request a new license through TechSoup since our admin fees are so low.)
How to upgrade your software using your SA benefits:
More about SA benefits:
If you requested Office 2013 through TechSoup less than two years before October 1 of this year, you will see the 2016 product available in the VLSC. Otherwise, you can request a new license through TechSoup. See my response to AlanHamilton, above.
if upgrade to 2016 can users of 2013 access my docs?
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