Why you should upgrade to Office 2016

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Wondering why you should upgrade to Office 2016 for Windows? Look no further. This video walks you through the top six reasons. Need to know what's new in each app? See What's new and improved in Office 2016.

Top 6 reasons to upgrade

1. Built for teamwork

In Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, there's easy sharing right from within the app. You can also see who has access to a given file and who is currently working in it.

Tip: There's also real-time typing in Word. As you collaborate with others in a document, see where others are working and view their edits as they happen.

2. New Chart Types in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Visualize financial or hierarchical data, and highlight statistical properties of your data with new chart types: Treemap, Waterfall, Pareto, Histogram, Box and Whisker, and Sunburst.

3. Faster, easier ways to get data into Excel

Excel includes a powerful new set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Get & Transform enables you to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet your analysis needs.

4. Modern Attachments in Outlook

Attach a document from your recent items and share them from OneDrive or SharePoint with email recipients. Also configure sharing permissions so that all the recipients have access to the attached file without having to leave the app.

5. Smart Lookup in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

Fact-check or explore terms in your documents with Bing-powered Smart Lookup. Simply highlight terms in your document and use this feature to bring in search results from the web right into your reading or authoring environment.

6. Tell Me in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

What's new in each app?

There are many other new and improved features in each of the apps. To find out the changes and new features in each app, see What's New and Improved in Office 2016.

See also

What's new in Office 2016 for Mac

How do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?

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