Microsoft Office 2016 receives new features all the time. We show you the best new Word, Excel, PowerPoint, và Outlook features & how to lớn use them.

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If you are an avid Microsoft Office 2016 user, then you may know that new features are being added all the time. Once you open an application lượt thích Word or PowerPoint, for example, you are greeted with that little "what's new" box.

Whether you kiểm tra out those fresh features or simply move on, knowing what's new can be beneficial khổng lồ increasing your productivity. Here's an overview of some of the most noteworthy new features in Microsoft Office 2016.

1. Additional Ribbon Buttons in Outlook

Now you can archive items in Outlook with a single click by using the Archive button. Plus, browsing or adding new groups is simple with the addition of those two group buttons.

To see the new buttons, you must địa chỉ them lớn your ribbon first. To do this quickly, just right-click on the ribbon và select Customize the Ribbon. Then search for the commands on the left and add them lớn the right.


Moreover, if you use Outlook frequently, you should give this feature a try. It will help you work more quickly by only using the tools you need.

2. Enhanced Collaboration

For adding comments and sharing them with ease, Word and PowerPoint contain great collaboration features. You should see the sharing và commenting icons at the đứng đầu right of the ribbon.

In addition, you can quickly view previous versions of a document with the Activity button on your ribbon. Once clicked, the side panel will open, showing what has happened with your document.


While this is a convenient feature for small groups, you may dislike it if you plan khổng lồ collaborate with a larger group. In such cases, you should consider using Microsoft Loop, an Office phầm mềm that enables real-time communication.

3. Mentions in Outlook

For quickly capturing someone's attention, Outlook năm 2016 has a feature called Mentions.

When crafting an e-mail or calendar invitation, type the
symbol và the first few letters of the person's name into the body. You will then see a drop-down box displaying options from your contact list.


Once you select one, not only will that person's name be highlighted in the message or invitation, but it will also automatically pop into the To line. Additionally, you will be able to lớn sort your inbox by mentions.

4. New Connection Options in Excel

You can import data from SAP HANA databases, SharePoint folders, and online services such as Salesforce Objects or Reports. You've to select Data > Get Data và then make the appropriate selection from the drop-down box.


Thankfully, the connectors for IBM DB2 & SQL vps Database have been improved as well. So, you can now select the Microsoft driver for IBM DB2, & you can include schema information as part of the navigation hierarchy for the SQL vps Database.

5. Publish to lớn

Some features added to lớn Office năm nhâm thìn are available across multiple applications. One such feature is the ability khổng lồ publish documents lớn

To get started, you've khổng lồ select File > Publish và you will see the options, including document title & visibility choices.

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If this is your first time using this feature, you will need a account. It hardly takes a few minutes to create one using your e-mail address or by logging in via Facebook or your Microsoft account.

6. Publish to Power BI in Excel

Power BI is a service that can transform your data into interactive reports. Using the business dashboard, you can monitor, analyze, & build models easily.

If you want lớn use this feature, select File > Publish to send và receive workbooks và data directly to and from power BI.

7. Researcher in Word

This handy tool is perfect for term papers or business research. Select References > Researcher from the toolbar và then enter your search term in the sidebar.

Once the results are displayed, và you choose those that you want—you can địa chỉ headings lớn start your outline. Once you're done, you can cite the sources directly from the researcher tool as well.

Additionally, you can add images that you find by dragging và dropping them into your document. Above all, if you're unable lớn use this feature, make sure Office Connected Experiences is turned on.

8. Suggest a Feature in Outlook

If you have a great idea for a new feature in Outlook, you can now suggest it with a click. Select File > Feedback and click the Outlook 2016 Feedback button.

You will then be redirected in your browser lớn the Outlook Suggestion Box, where you can vote on a suggestion or enter your own idea.

9. Text Highlighter in PowerPoint

Like in Word, you can now use a text highlighter in PowerPoint. With this convenient và long-overdue feature, you can now make certain parts of your text stand out.

To begin, make sure you are on the Home tab and then select your text. Next, click Text Highlighter & choose your color.

10. Zoom for PowerPoint

This handy new PowerPoint feature lets you move khổng lồ different slides & sections of your presentation quickly. There are three types of Zoom that you can use:

Summary Zoom puts the pieces you select onto one slide, allowing you to lớn jump between them. Slide Zoom lets you navigate slides in any order that you choose. Section Zoom allows you khổng lồ pop back to previous sections easily.

Staying in the Loop

If you are interested in seeing the newest features while you have an application open, you can kiểm tra them out at any time. Select File > Account > What's New to access the pop-up window, which also contains a link to Learn More about those features.

If you are not seeing a new feature & are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure that you have the latest version of the software. Select File > trương mục > Update Options to lớn update the software and also view what is included.

New Features Are Coming Your Way

Keep in mind that many new features are rolled out lớn Office 365 subscribers and Office Insiders first. So, if you bởi not see a feature in your application yet, just know that it is being tested và is on the way.

Also, if you are interested in more information about becoming an Office Insider, signing up can provide you with early access to new features & allow you lớn provide feedback on them.

With her BS in Information Technology, Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, Department Manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time.

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