Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Office 2016: Any Strong Reason to Upgrade?

Since I am again faculty, I get an upgrade to Office 2016 for $10.  Are there any strong arguments in favor or against doing so?

6 comments:

LCB said...

Just started using it at work. It's not that different from 2013...except they've given it more of a web feel. They're trying to get companies to migrate to Office 365, which uses O 2016 for the desktop component. Put all of your documents in to the Cloud. We're Microsoft...you can trust us. Bwahahahahahaha

Fidel said...

Good lord, NO!

I upgraded to the full Office-16 suite (including Visio and Project) and after a month uninstalled and went back to -13.

They were unstable in strange and not reproducible ways on my more than sufficient machine

Zendo Deb said...

I gave up on Office years ago. But for 10 bucks...

Try LibreOffice or OpenOffice. (I currently use LibreOffice)

Everything without the Cloud stuff. NO MS spying on you. No Software as a Marketing Platform - err Software as a Service.

Windy Wilson said...

Your existing office suite won't spontaneously upgrade at some inopportune time as my Windows OS did?

Clayton Cramer said...

Windy: And miss the chance to charge you for it?

Clayton Cramer said...

I like OpenOffice, but I need to be able to share files with my students, and compatibility with MS Office was sometimes a challenge.