Microsoft launches Office 2016 in Malaysia

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Microsoft today announced the Malaysian launch of their Office 2016 productivity suite that comes with revamped versions of their Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access.

Where Office 2016 differs is a new co-authoring function that allows users to collaborate and see edits from other users as they make them in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. There’s also tighter integration with Skype with in-app integration so you can take advantage of in-app messaging, video chat and screen sharing even with a document open.

One of the newest features with Office 2016 is a new feature called Sway, a ‘storytelling’ app as the chaps from Redmond put it. It allows you to import documents, load it in OneDrive up in the cloud and it automatically reformats it based on the device you’re using to access it while allowing you to share it with other users.


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From left: Ananthram, Business Group Lead – Microsoft Office Division, Marketing & Operations Organisation and Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia.

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The retail packaging for Office 365

The new Office 2016 comes in 40 different languages and needs Windows 7 or later. It retails for RM219.99 for Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home at RM299.99 per year. Office as a one-time purchase is also available for PCs and Macs with Office Home & Business 2016 at RM1,099 while Office Home and Student 2016 retails for RM449.99. It’s available at over 330 retail outlets nationwide and all prices are inclusive of GST. For more details swing by


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