Microsoft confirms Office 2016 is rolling out on September 22
IOS isn’t the only operating system getting a big Office update this month. Microsoft will release Office 2016 for Windows on September 22nd, offering a number of small but notable updates to the productivity suite. Some of the highlights include real-time editing by multiple people within the desktop apps, as well as new design themes. There’s a dark theme and a “colorful” theme, which basically just makes the apps look like they already do on basically every other platform, with big blue, green, red, or purple bars streaming across the top of each app to correspond with its icon color.
As Microsoft notes in a blog post, it’s also releasing new tools for businesses to manage Office and how it’s rolled out. That isn’t exactly an exciting Office update, but the implication is that it should be easier for businesses to stay relatively up to date.