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Microsoft emits Office 2016 for Mac (psst: you’ll need an Office 365 sub)

Office 2016 Word for Mac

Or wait until September to buy a copy

Word for Mac in Office 2016

Microsoft has released a new version of Office for OS X computers: Office 2016 for Mac will include new versions of Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The Windows goliath is touting the applications’ revamped high-resolution user interface, which is designed to take advantage of Apple Retina displays.

Excel in Office 2016 for Mac

Five years in the making, thrilling new spreadsheets!

Office for Mac has been out since March as an open beta project, and has now been cleared for general use. Microsoft Office client applications and services team vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post Redmond received more than 100,000 feedback messages from Mac users during the beta test.

Read More by Shaun Nichols

Microsoft already pointing out flaws in Office for iPad

Microsoft Excel for iPad

Workarounds needed to access documents stored in SharePoint 2010

Microsoft has pointed out that the newly-released Office for iPad won’t immediately work for users of its SharePoint 2010 collaboration suite.

As explained in two blog posts, one covering Excel documents and the other addressing PowerPoint files, the problem is that SharePoint 2010 “requires a plugin or active X to launch client applications.”

iOS doesn’t allow plugins or Active X, so poor old SharePoint 2010 users can’t join the stampede towards Office-on-iOS, which has seen Microsoft’s latest baby shoot to the top of Apple’s sales charts.

Happily, there’s a workaround: if users of the iOS apps “Add a Place within the application that will connect to the SharePoint Document Library” and enter the appropriate details, they should be sweet.

Read More By Simon Sharwood

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