If you are currently subscriber of Office 365, it will be a very good news for you to know you can upgrade to Office 2016 right now within few minutes. This article will show you how to do that on a Windows PC and Apple Mac.
Office 2016 is a much welcome upgrade for any existing Office installation, particularly for Mac users who’ve been having problems using the awful Office 2011. Office 2016 brings welcome uniformity by making the Mac version nearly identical to the Windows version.
You can easily update your existing Windows installation but all that will do is give you the latest version. So if you’re running Office 2013, you’ll get the latest stable version of 2013.
To upgrade, you will need to use the Office website and sign in with your Microsoft account.
Once signed in, you’ll simply need to click “Install” where it says “New: Office 2016 is now available.”
Then click the “Install” button on the resulting page.
From your browser or in your downloads, Click the setup executable.
User Account Control will come up and ask you if you want the installer app to make changes to your computer. Click “Yes” to continue and the installer should take care of the rest.
The upgrade process on the Mac is similar in that you will follow the same procedure, go to the Office website then click on the area where is says Office 2016 is available, and click “Install” to download the .pkg file.
Click on the .pkg file twice to start the installer, which will be much different from the Windows installer.
Click through the prompts to upgrade your installation. Note that if you’re intending to upgrade from the terrible Office 2011, it’s better to uninstall that first before proceeding with the new Mac version.
Sadly, that Office for Mac version doesn’t have an uninstaller like the Windows so you will need to uninstall it manually.