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Microsoft Office for Mac

Office 2016 for Mac is available free to Informatics staff for new installation or upgrade from version 2011 on University owned equipment. The software is provided on a USB memory stick to facilitate easy installation and is available to borrow from the Computing Support area on level 2 of the Informatics Forum (room 2.07).

New features in Office 2016


  • The Design tab provides quick access to design elements to improve the look of documents.
  • The new Insights pane, powered by Bing, shows relevant contextual information from the web within the reading and authoring experience.
  • Threaded comments enables you to have useful conversations right next to relevant text.


  • Recommended charts. Choose the best chart that Excel recommends for your data.
  • PivotTable Slicers Helps to discover patterns in large volumes of data.
  • Use the Analysis Toolpak add-on to perform complex statistical or engineering analyses.


  • Threaded comments enable you to have useful conversations right next to relevant text.
  • Theme Variants - Change the style of your presentation using different color schemes for a theme.


  • Easy navigation between the five main Outlook elements: Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes.
  • Push Mail support ensures that the inbox is always up to date.
  • Propose New Time. When you receive a meeting request for a time that is not preferable, you can propose a new meeting time. The meeting organizer can easily accept or decline your proposal.
  • Side by Side Calendar. See multiple calendars in parallel.
  • Weather Forecast in Calendar. Will it be sunny or rainy? No need to look up your local weather forecast because Outlook shows the weather info right in the Calendar view.
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