Office 2016 2015, the soonest Office apps for smartphones

In the second half of 2015, Office 2016 will be released despite its brand name, Microsoft announced, not to mention its cost.
Office 2016

In addition to the "package" Office 2016, Microsoft also announced the Office for Windows 10 apps, which will come pre-installed and free on smartphones with Windows 10 and small tablets. Office "universal apps" will also come with Windows 10 Technical Previews.

The next Technical Preview for Windows 10 for PC will be available for Windows Insiders next week and for the first time on phones in February.

For more information about the Windows Insider Program and Technical Previews, please visit

Office in Windows 10

According to the company, Office applications in Windows 10 offer a "touch-first" experience on all devices. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook are designed from the ground up to run on Windows, especially for touchscreen devices, and offer the familiar Office experience to users.

With previously known features, users can create and edit Word files with great ease. New PowerPoint features allow users to score on slides in real time, while new touch commands in Excel provide the ability to create and update spreadsheets without the use of a keyboard and a mouse.

The next version of Office desktop suite (Office 2016) is also under construction and Microsoft will be able to share more in the coming months.

Additionally, features and innovations of Windows 10 that were unveiled on January 21st include:

Continuum mode: On 2 devices on 1, Windows 10 can easily "understand" when a user uses a laptop and tablet-like device by easily navigating to the new mode (by connecting or disconnecting the keyboard).

New Universal Apps: Windows 10 will offer a new application experience on all devices, for Photos, videos, music, maps, contacts and communication as well as Mail & Calendar. These built-in applications are designed so that the feel and image are the same from application to application and from device to device. Content is stored and synced through it OneDrive, enabling users to start something on one device and complete it on another.

Also see the Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation on a Smartphone: Technology

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