The Register is a British-based e-newsletter, which is best described as “cheeky”; but they do know their software. Take a look at the Register’s review of Office 2016 for the Mac:
Should Office work as well on OS X as on Windows? You can imagine the question being debated on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Is it better to keep users hooked on Office and Exchange whatever computer or device they use, or to preserve a key selling point for Windows, given that many business users live in Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint?
The appearance of decent-though-cut-down versions of Office for iOS and Android suggests that opinion has tilted towards making Office work well everywhere. But a first look at the new Office 2016 preview suggests that Mac Office, while improving, has yet to catch up with Office 2013, let alone with whatever may be in the new Windows Office that’s expected later in 2015.
- It’s about time: Microsoft releases free Office for Mac 2016 preview (arstechnica.com)
- Office 2016 Preview Comes to Mac w/ Retina Support (dailytech.com)
- Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview, Available for Free to Mac Users (macrumors.com)
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 public beta is free – for now (macdailynews.com)
- Apple takes aims at Office Online with iWork for all (techradar.com)