Microsoft Office 365 Update in SIMnet

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Update, January 11: The release of SIMnet materials for the Office 365 Semi-Annual update will occur next week.

Today, Microsoft Office 365 subscribers received the first Semi-Annual update for Office 365. The Semi-Annual change updates all Office 365 subscribers who had not previously updated their systems.

What is Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a subscription service from Microsoft that gives you the most up-to-date versions of the Office applications. Office 365 is not limited to the free Office Online apps. You use your Office 365 subscription to download and install the full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and, depending on your subscription, Access. There are Office 365 plans available for home and personal use as well as school and business. Depending on the type of Office 365 subscription you have, you will receive feature updates monthly or twice a year.

Microsoft also sells Office 2016 as a one-time purchase that allows you to install Office on a single computer. If you purchase Office 2016 this way, you will not receive feature updates.

What Features have been updated?

The updates to Microsoft Office 365 include:

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Further Reading

To read more about the Semi-Annual and other update channels, refer to Microsoft formore information. For SIMnet users, we recommend using the Semi-Annual update channel.

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