The new Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows is now in town, bringing new Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access to Malaysia. Office 365 subscribers can download the new Office 2016 suite as part of their subscription.
In a recent survey by Microsoft Asia Pacific titled “New World of Work,” Malaysian working professionals want work flexibility but are hampered by challenges. Out of a possible score of 100, Malaysia scored 42 which is slightly above the Asia Pacific average. Only 34% in Malaysia feel equipped to hand challenges in the modern workplace.
“Globalisation and technological innovations have brought the world closer and have fundamentally changed the way people live and work. In fact, the nature of work has evolved so much that remote collaboration is an important aspect of work today,” said K Raman, managing director of Microsoft Malaysia.
To help Malaysians to do more and work smarter, Office 2016 brings familiar productivity tools like Word, Powerpoint and Excel, with added Skype in-app integration and new features like Tell me, Smart Lookup and Sway. Find out more here.
Together with the big Office 2016 release, Microsoft also revealed the enhanced Office 365 services. Existing or new customers will always get the most up-to-date app releases, including unlimited OneDrive online storage.
Pricing and availability
The new Office 2016 apps are available in 40 languages and requires at least Windows 7. Office 365 subscribers can choose to download Office 2016 apps starting this month.
Estimated retail pricing for Office 365 Personal is RM219.99 while Office 365 Home is at RM299.99.
Office as a one-tome purchase is also available for PCs and Mac. Office Home & Business 2016 is priced at RM1,099; Office Home & Student 2016 retails at RM449.99.
There are over 330 participating retail outlets in Malaysia which will offer the new Office 2016 suite. Or you can go to any of the 13 stores listed below to try your luck in winning exclusive prizes. Promotions started on the weekend of 10 and 11 October, and will run for another two weekends till 25 October.
- All IT Hypermarket, Digital Mall
- Thunder Match Technology, Digital Mall
- All IT Hypermarket, Suria KLCC
- Microsoft Authorised Reseller Store, Suria KLCC
- Thunder Match Technology, Mid Valley
- SNS Network, Mid Valley
- All IT Hypermarket, Plaza Low Yat
- Thunder Match Technology, Plaza Low Yat
- Microsoft Authorised Reseller Store, Plaza Low Yat
- Microsoft Authorised Reseller Store, Gardens Mall
- Microsoft Authorised Reseller Store, Sunway Pyramid
- Microsoft Authorised Reseller Store, The Curve
- SNS Network, One Utama (AEON)