Office on the Managed Windows Service (MWS)

Office 2016 is the recommended version of Microsoft Office on the University Managed Windows Service (MWS). Microsoft Office 2016 is a refinement of the previous version.

There are some new features but many of the menus remain the same. Some of the new features include:

  • Excel includes some new chart formats, such as Treemap, Sunburst, Pareto and Waterfall
  • In Outlook, when you add an attachment to an email message, it will display a list of recently edited files that you can choose from
  • Equations no longer use a separate editor - just choose Insert > Equation
  • Improved integration with SharePoint Online for collaborative working, such as real-time co-authoring

Availability of Office 2016

  • Office 2016 is pre-installed on all PC Centre computers and all newly purchased or reinstalled staff machines
  • Staff can upgrade to Office 2016 - on your desktop click Install University Applications. Choose the category Office, select Office 2016 then click Install
  • Office 2016 is available on Apps Anywhere

Get started with Office 2016

Outlook 2016

Highlights and known issues

  • The People Pane is off by default. To show the People Pane when reading messages, go to View > People Pane, and then choose Normal or Minimized

 Word 2016

Highlights and known issues

  • The Grammar & Style option has been removed from the Writing Style drop-down menu in the When correcting spelling and grammar in Word section under File > Options > Proofing

Excel 2016

Highlights and known issues

  • Equations no longer use a separate editor - just choose Insert > Equation. Find out more on the Microsoft website.>

PowerPoint 2016

Highlights and known issues

  • Opening an HTML file in PowerPoint is no longer supported. The All Web Pages choice has been removed from the File > Open dialog box.