Microsoft Office 2016 introduces ‘Sway’

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Microsoft began the worldwide release of Office 2016 last Tuesday, giving the well used application new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access.

The official launch of Office 2016 also marks the official arrival of Sway into the suite which has been referred to by many as a “digital storyteller tool”.

Aside from Sway, there’s also another new feature called Smart Lookout that taps on Bing’s search capabilities in order to provide additional information regarding a highlighted keyword on one’s document.

Some of the features from Windows 10 such as Cortana and Windows Hello have also been integrated with Office 2016.

For users already subscribing to Office 365, they will get always-up-to-date, fully installed apps for use across their devices, combined with a continually evolving set of consumer and commercial services, such as OneDrive online storage, Skype for Business, Delve, Yammer and enterprise-grade security features.

The new Office 2016 apps is also available in 40 languages and require Windows 7 or later to run.