Microsoft has officially released the newest version of Office (called Office 2016), now available for Windows and OSX. This is the first major update to the suite since Office 2013, which was released in January of 2013.
Office 2016 focuses on real-time co-authoring, which can been as a response to Google Docs and other web-based text editors. The company said that Office will be receiving new updates regularly, similarly to other Microsoft’s mobile and web apps.
The Mac version of Office 2016 was released earlier this year, but only for Office 365 customers. However, starting today you can purchase the suite for $149.99, as a one-time purchase. This doesn’t require having an Office 365 subscription and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage.
The newest version of standalone Office Home & Business includes more applications, but is priced at $229.99. With this version you will receive Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.
In addition to standalone versions, you can still choose one of subscription models through Office 365, priced between $69.99 and $99.99 per year.