Announcing the release date, Julia White, General Manager of Office 365 Technical Product Management in a blog post detailed how the Office 2016 productivity suite for Windows will be rolling out "broadly" to users. An earlier report citing Microsoft memo had claimed September 22 release for Office 2016.
Office 2016 comes with a number of other new features and improvements, including the much-anticipated dark theme, and a 'Tell Me' help assistant which can be found in the Ribbon UI. The new Office also comes with automatic rotation feature which automatically detects and fixes the orientation of an image. Furthermore, Outlook sync options now allow users to download 1, 3, 7, or 14 days of recent emails.
Some of the new features in new Office 2016 include math input control (which is already available in OneNote and Window); improved conflict resolution in PowerPoint; Quick Shape formatting; new timeline view in project; higher DPI support for 250 percent and 300 percent; pan and zoom while loading large charts/SmartArt; Colourful Office theme; insert images with the correct orientation; Lync is now Skype for Business, and read-only mode for Excel.