Microsoft officially launched Office 2016 for Windows earlier today, with new desktop version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. You may be wondering if you can get Office 2016 on your Windows PC. If you have a paid subscription to Office 365 Home, Personal or University, there's no need to wait; you can download Office 2016 right now for free.
The process is pretty simple, according to a Microsoft support page. Office 365 consumer users can sign onto the "My Account" page, then choose "Install", and select "Install" again to start the Office 2016 download process, which happens in the background. Once that is done, you should see a request to install Office 2016. If you are ready, just click agree, and then agree to remove the older Office 2013.
Be aware that when this is over, the Office 2013 software that was on your PC will be removed and replaced with the Office 2016 versions. If you purchased Office 2013 as a stand-alone product, you cannot automatically update to Office 2016. You will have to either sign up for an Office 365 subscription plan to get Office 2016 or purchase the stand-alone edition of the software. If you have an Office 365 business subscription, you will likely need to check with your IT admin to see if you can download Office 2016.
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