The Design tab enables you to manage layout, colors, and fonts across a document. Get more done by working together using built-in tools to share and review documents.
Several people can work on the same document simultaneously and use threaded comments to have a conversation right next to relevant text. The Excel for Mac enables you to turn numbers into insights. Familiar keyboard shortcuts and data entry enhancements like formula builder and autocomplete immediately make you more productive.
Excel also helps you visualize your data by recommending charts best suited for your numbers, and letting you quickly preview the different options. PivotTable Slicers help you discover patterns in large volumes of data. Walk into your next presentation with complete confidence. The Presenter View in PowerPoint displays the current slide, next slide, speaker notes, and a timer on your Mac while projecting only the presentation to your audience on the big screen.
An Animation pane helps you design and fine-tune animations, and refined slide transitions ensure the finished product is polished. Easily share your presentation and invite others to work on the same presentation simultaneously. Office is also part of Microsoft , an even more expensive subscription. The latter comes with labels resembling those of Office , including Microsoft Business and Microsoft Enterprise E3. How each version of Office is serviced Although payments define one difference between Office and Office , Microsoft's turn to a faster development and release pace is ultimately more important to users - and the IT professionals who support them.
Think of Office as traditional software made and sold in traditional ways. That holds for servicing, too. Microsoft provides monthly security updates for Office applications, usually on the second Tuesday of each month, and also fixes non-security bugs for the first five years of the SKU's lifecycle. But Office does not receive upgrades with new features and functionality. What you get when you buy the suite, feature-wise, is it. If you want to run a new edition, say, Office Microsoft has only said it will do another perpetual version, not that it will be so named , you will need to pay another up-front fee to run it.
Office , on the other hand, has a completely different servicing model. While the Office applications licensed to users through Office receive the same security patches and non-security fixes distributed to Office , they also acquire new features and functionality on a twice-a-year schedule.
This support document explains the update channels of Office ProPlus, the application bundle included in Office As new features and functionality accrete, the applications evolve until, at some point, Microsoft says they are sufficiently different to warrant a new numerical moniker, such as Office or Office if the perpetual version goes on that long.
It will then package those versions into an upgraded suite for customers who continue to make one-time, up-front purchases. How Office hooks up with cloud services Neither Office or Office is truly cloud-based, but both are able to connect with Microsoft's cloud services and to a very limited extent, some third-party services. Currently, both the applications awarded in a one-time purchase of Office and those installed as part of an Office subscription can connect with services such as Microsoft-hosted Exchange, OneDrive storage and Skype for Business.
However, in April Microsoft announced a major change in the rights of perpetual Office. Office 's applications - acquired through an up-front purchase of the suite - must be in their "Mainstream" support period, the first five years of the guaranteed lifecycle, to connect with Microsoft's cloud services.
For a while, Microsoft pegged the service cut-off for Office at October but within a few months it retreated and said that, like Office , the older suite would connect to Microsoft's cloud services until October The change clearly took aim at customers who mixed cloud services with traditional one-time payment software, because it effectively halved the time the latter could be used in those organizations.
At the same time, the post rule advanced Microsoft's efforts to push business customers toward subscriptions. The company hasn't been shy about saying that Office is, in the end, inevitable. However, we recognize that some customers can't move to the cloud in the near term. We want to support all our customers in their journey to the cloud, at the pace that makes the most sense to them," Microsoft said.
Applications obtained from an Office subscription will never have a connect cutoff date. How Office will be supported in the future On Feb. The company also previewed a shape-shift in support for Office , specifically the ProPlus component - the desktop productivity applications - slated to take effect in January Microsoft plans to slash support for Office