Office 2016 still works great
Robbie Speers | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2019

Office 2016 still works great

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

It's used by almost all users across our organization. It addresses the business problems such as various bugs with Office 2013 (or Office 2011 for Mac). Specifically with Outlook, I've noticed an improvement in performance. We utilize an Exchange Server with 2FA turned on, and Office 2016 works best with this. So we needed to get every updated to this version. For Macs, it solves a problem with Outlook 2011 not being user-friendly and users had to use Mac Mail or our web client. Now they can use Outlook 2016 and see shared mailboxes (something not available in Mac Mail).
  • Improved Outlook for PC and Mac.
  • Faster.
  • Have experienced bugs with saving to OneDrive that were a pain to work around.
  • Sometimes Outlook just freezes up for no reason when clicking between emails.
  • Kept users productive by keeping software updated.
  • Compatibility with current OSes.
While OpenOffice is nice for a free word processing application, Office 2016 has more features and is more user-friendly to use and update. We have an educational license that can be used with an online portal as well, whereas Open Office is free but is limited in what we can do with it.
Still some bugs to work out but overall an improvement over previous versions.

Do you think Microsoft Office 2016 delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Office 2016's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Office 2016 live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Office 2016 go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Microsoft Office 2016 again?

Yes

While not perfect, it's ideal for a big business. If you have a lot of users you can get a business/educational license and possibly get discounts. It works best for an Exchange server with 2FA turned on. If you plan to utilize OneDrive on Mac for Office 2016 there are still some bugs to be worked out but there are ways around them.