Microsoft Office 2016 to Infinity & Beyond
May 28, 2018

Microsoft Office 2016 to Infinity & Beyond

Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

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 If you haven't heard of Power Query (like the many people that say Excel is obsolete) please YouTube it...It's great!!!!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.
  • So far the introduction of Office 2016 has been positive with additional opportunities for the product to be further leveraged in other business areas.
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.

Using Microsoft Office 2016

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.