Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

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Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

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What is Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)?

Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated;...
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What is Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)?

Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office…

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What is Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)?

Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. The 2016 is no longer available for sale, and support is planned to end in 2020.

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Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. The 2016 is no longer available for sale, and support is planned to end in 2020.

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The most common users of Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 is being used across the whole organization. Within Legal, we use Microsoft Word to draft and negotiate agreements and other legal documents. Microsoft Office addresses many business problems, such as standardization of review internally, ease of transferability, secured tracking of changes, collaboration, presentations, tracking, reporting, etc. Many departments are using Microsoft Excel to track agreements, renewal dates, obligations, etc. Other departments also use Microsoft PowerPoint for internal or external business presentations.
  • The Microsoft suite is ubiquitous within any tech company and is used by a majority of our vendors. This makes negotiation on Microsoft Word smoother, and we don't need to worry about format issues between Open Office and Microsoft Office since our vendors are all on Microsoft Office.
  • Office 2016 does not crash as often as previous versions, and the autosave feature works very well. The new features and new look are great.
  • There should be auto-formatting so that when we paste from other documents, it formats outlines automatically. Sometimes, it's very difficult to format into a nice-looking document due to various spacing issues or hidden paragraphs.
  • There are frustrations when converting a PDF to Microsoft Word from Adobe Acrobat. A ton of spacing issues, incorrect text conversions, etc., which ends up in a lot of manual work. Microsoft Word should have a good conversion tool to turn PDFs into clean Word copies.
Office 2016 is well suited for companies and teams that frequently send documents, slide decks, and spreadsheets to each other and/or to their vendors. Some companies can make do with using the Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), but it can get difficult to track the sharing of documents to maintain confidentiality with those. You can control the sharing/sending of documents through the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.
  • The ability to redline and comment on contracts and other documents
  • Comparing two versions of documents to confirm no extraneous changes were made by the other party
  • Microsoft Office 2016 - specifically Microsoft Word - keeps the time required for back-and-forth negotiations low because we do not have to deal with markups within PDFs, and redlining is very easy using Microsoft Word. There isn't a specific numeral impact to report since we've always been using Office here since I joined the team.
We did not evaluate other products. The company already had an enterprise license with Microsoft for the Office Suite, and we were able to get a license and installation of our product by using our company email address. The other option was using free tools, which I know from experience are quite horrible.
1000
Legal, HR, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Accounting, Tax, Compliance
10
Our IT Team knew quite a bit about Microsoft Office 2016 and would help fix various issues that we reported to them.
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Creation of HR, Compliance, and other Policy documents for the company
  • Managing Contract Templates and Versions
It's discontinued. We use Microsoft Office365 now.
I haven't had to contact the support team directly, but there are a lot of support articles that you can find by doing a Google search. I've found them helpful enough to not have to contact their support team. The Office Suite is fairly intuitive unless you want to get into complicated Excel spreadsheet manipulation.
No, we believed our team would have the ability to use all of the features we needed in Microsoft Word. If not, we'd have quick trainings from Word "experts" who taught us cool tips and tricks, or we'd email around cool things we found through Googling.
No
It's fairly easy to use, but the automatic formatting or capturing of formatting when pasting is wonky - especially when there are outlines or other bullets/numbered lists. Fixing and sizing up tables can be annoying, and there are sometimes formatting issues that we just absolutely cannot fix for some reason!
  • Creating outlines from scratch, table and charts, and making professional-looking documents
  • Saving into PDF
  • Redlining and adding comments to contracts and other legal documents
  • Creating multiple columns, switching to landscape orientation, and adjusting margins to create customized documents for yourself or your team
  • Adjusting formatting of contracts or documents which someone created incorrectly
  • Adjusting a document that was converted into Word from PDF so that the formatting is consistent throughout
Yes, but I don't use it
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 is a standard application that we utilize at our institute. We use it for both PC and Mac platforms and is a staple that fits our document editing and creation needs.
  • Works well with other Office versions of documents
  • Integrates well with Mac & PC Operating Systems
  • Many Tools for Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Some features from the previous versions of PowerPoint were removed causing a little pain with some of our power users
  • The sign in feature can become annoying each time you launch a product
  • The licensing feature sometimes loses its registration, therefore, you receive a message from time to time that your product is unregistered
Works well with previous Office document versions but it could be overkill if your users only utilize one of the three apps. Due to the cost and licensing, we only deploy Office 2016 upon request of the user. Otherwise, they use Google Sheets, Docs & Slides.
  • The product is a staple, so it definitely increases employee productivity.
  • Licensing and cost remain the top issue. We are constantly battling Microsoft to maintain our "Non-Profit" Status.
  • The cost has made us very strict with deployments. Users that request the software can get an installation and others can use Google Sheets, Docs & Slides.
Google Drive allows us to utilize Sheets, Docs and Slides which are the equivalents to the Office Suite. While Office 2016 has more features, Google Sheets, Docs and Slides is a good low-cost substitute.
We are constantly battling with Microsoft to maintain a "Non-Profit" status which allows us to purchase multiple licenses at a lower cost.
200
Mostly Administrative and Research.
200
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office is usually a good enough skillset.
  • Scheduling Meetings with Calendar
  • Email
  • Documentation and Collaboration
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • Online Collaboration of documents
  • Use in virtual desktops
Microsoft Office continues to be the Industry standard.
No
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Reliability is the most important factor. As a Helpdesk Manager, my job is to implement tools that require little user complaints and it has to be easy to use.
I wouldn't change my process, the tool is pretty straight-forward and easy to use.
No
The price isn't worth the value
No
N/A
  • Using Word and the tools are very easy to use
  • Using PowerPoint and the tools are very easy to use
  • Using Excel and the tools are very easy to use
  • Finding some tools within Word as features have been removed or moved to different menus.
  • Finding some tools within PowerPoint as features have been removed or moved to different menus.
  • Finding some tools within Excel as features have been removed or moved to different menus.
Its a solid program that has withstood the test of time and it continues to be the industry standard.
No
  • Make use of the latest tools
  • Stay inline with Industry standard software
  • Take advantage of Integration tools
  • More online collaboration tools
  • Easy installations
No
No
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Office 2016 is used across the entire organization to allow the sharing of spreadsheets, documents and projects. It allows real time edits to be made and allows us to effectively communicate via email through outlook. Outlook is used in conjunction with exchange to also utilize calendars and sharing of events and meetings.
  • Sharing of information between users quickly
  • Easy to use with a very simple interface
  • excellent pricing for our needs
  • New releases tend to be buggy.
  • Support can be a little difficult.
  • Major changes to interface can be confusing when it happens.
Typically sharing word and excel documents that need to be edited on the fly has been a very useful feature for us. It allows these changes to be made in real time so other users can see and make changes of their own. EndNote integration with word is also a largely used feature which is very handy.
  • Impact has been positive due to time saved
  • Money has been saved due to not needing any other applications
  • training time has been reduced since most everyone is familiar with the software
Not as robust and feature filled as office 2016. Also missing a mail client like outlook that can be integrated with exchange. have not used any further applications besides this.
Support is a little lacking but has helped me on a few occasions where needed. It can be trying at times when you are going in a circle only to find out there is a bug that can't be fixed until the next update. Typically no major bugs that stopped work from getting done or missed deadlines.
8000
The software is used by administrators, assistants and executives at all levels for various job functions. Much of this is email usage, letter head and letter creation. Spreadsheet functions are also utilized by a large part of the organization.
10
In general our IT team is in charge of support for Office 2016. This includes the installation, removal and repair of functions related to Office 2016. The skills required are minimal and the issues are usually fixed quickly by our team due to the experience with previous office products (2010, 2013, etc)
  • Used daily for email
  • Used daily for spreadsheet generation
  • Used daily for document creation and editing
  • We have extensively used the sharing and peer editing functions more extensively than expected.
  • We are constantly exploring new ways to use existing software and currently have no current insight into how else we may use this software as we have very specific needs.
We believe that office 2016 offers the best value when it comes to features included out of the box. The software is used in its entirety by our organization and is easily supported by our staff of IT technicians. Users find this software to be easy to learn and easy to use with minimal learning curve.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

We are currently using Excel 2016 to track and evaluate weekly project performance through the collection of performance data and evaluating the data through the compilation of metrics and charts/graphs. We use Power Query for the engagement of different sets of data and to automate the updating of the performance metrics and graphs.

Word is used to create/distribute processes and procedures. PowerPoint is used to create meeting briefs and of course Outlook for day to day communications and then I personally use OneNote for the compilation of general notes and information. We are currently migrating to O365 where we hope to tap into the many collaborative features that come with O365 and the SharePoint environment.

  • Power Query (now known as "Get & Transform" under the Data tab in Excel 2016) and Power Pivot greatly enhance data engagement and removes many of the limitations previously found in Excel regarding the size of data the user could engage with. The interfaces in both Power Query and Power Pivot are really intuitive and one could find themselves quickly putting together data automation with little to no coding knowledge. If you haven't heard of Power Query (like the many people that say Excel is obsolete) please YouTube it...It's great!!!! The addition of the Power Query add-in makes Excel a real game changer.
  • I'm really appreciating the direction I see Microsoft heading with their latest product offerings. It's more team-centric with focus placed on collaborating with multiple stakeholders. Especially when you find yourself in the cloud and working with O365.
  • Portability, I enjoy being able to engage my files regardless the platform I may find my self on; tablet, pc, laptop or smartphone.
  • The wealth of free training material available from Microsoft is a big plus. I've never found myself engaging an issue where the answer wasn't just a web search away.
  • I would like to see Power BI desktop to be made a part of the Office Suite.
Microsoft Office 2016 provides a complete toolset that will meet the needs of most office environments. When paired with Microsoft's cloud services the product really goes a long way to empowering the end user/team to become more efficient and engaged with the day to day business operations.
  • So far the introduction of Office 2016 has been positive with additional opportunities for the product to be further leveraged in other business areas.
8000
The users of Microsoft Office 2016 in our organization are comprised of anyone that is provided a laptop/PC. Microsoft Office 2016 is one the core pieces of software we use on a daily basis. We use this product in numerous ways for numerous reason by numerous positions. From supporting invoicing to disseminating data to our clients, tracking safety or distributing processes. Microsoft Office 2016 is coming into contact with everything that is done in one manner or another.
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