Office 2016 for Windows
Page Updated: November 10, 2015
Microsoft has released the enterprise version of Office 2016 for Windows with new features and enhancements over the previous 2013 version. For detailed information about updates to Office 2016 for Windows, see the Microsoft's Office 2016 for Windows website.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows is compatible with all university-owned Windows computers that meet the system requirements.
Office 2016 for Windows is compatible with all Texas State IT services.
ITAC supports Office 2016 for Windows for Texas State business purposes and provides best effort support for personal computers.
This table displays results of our compatibility review of Office 2016 for Windows and Texas State IT services.
Compatible With Texas State IT Services?
|Office 2011 for Mac||Yes||Files created in Office 2011 for Mac can be opened and edited in Office 2016 for Windows. Also, files created in Office 2016 for Windows can be opened in the Office 2011 for Mac.|
|Office 2013 for Windows||Yes||Files created in Office 2013 for Windows will open and function as expected in Office 2016 for Windows. Documents created in Office 2016 for Windows will open in Office 2013 for Windows. Both 32 bit versions can be installed side-by-side, but this is not recommended.|
|PDF Import and Export Features||Yes||Office 2016 for Windows files can be saved or exported as PDF files. Additionally, non-password protected PDF files can be imported and edited in Office 2016 for Windows.|
|SharePoint Sites||Yes|| |
|Software Center||Yes||Office 2016 for Windows is projected to be made available via Software Center in late 2015.|
How to Get Office 2016 for Windows
Office 2016 for Windows is available to download and install on Texas State-owned Windows computers. Learn more here.
Texas State's recommended minimum hardware specs for Office 2016 for Windows:
- Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core or better
- RAM: 4 GB (gigabytes) or more
- Available hard disk space: 6 GB or more
Release Dates and Version Updates
The following table contains version and release date history related to content on this page.
|09/21/2015||Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows (MSO 16.0.4229.1023)||Preview of Office 2016 for Windows (32-bit)|
|11/10/2015||Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows||Production release|