What Enterprises Need to Know About Office 2016

Microsoft has launched the new iteration of Office 2016 and has added some serious collaboration tools to the productivity suite. But enterprises specifically have been gifted some nifty features that will help them manage Office in their complex IT environments.

Enterprises generally gain access to Office tools through subscriptions of Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Enterprise. With the new Office 2016, enterprises have built-in data loss prevention (DLP) to reduce the risk of sensitive information leaking out of their organisations. IT administrators get tools to centrally create, manage and enforce policies to oversee authouring and sharing of content composed in Office 2016.

For workers that like to access their documents remotely outside of the corporate network, Microsoft has brought in Multifactor Authentication so that they can do so securely. This security feature will be bolstered when the company enables Enterpise Data Protection in Windows 10 later down the track.

Micosoft has also upgraded two of its enterprise apps. Flow chart and diagram software Visio 2016 now has information rights management along with starter diagrams and contextual tip in the app to help beginners along. Its project management software, Project 2016, you can now manage resource pools easier through visual ehat maps and create custom experiences in the app through write-back capabilities for add-ins.

Office 2016 introduces a new software update model and new volume licencing options for the enterprise market. You can find out more over at the Office Blogs page which goes through this in detail.

[Via Microsoft Office Blogs]


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