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Microsoft Office for Mac 16.49

Microsoft has released version 16.49 of Office for Mac with a refreshed look that remains consistent with the Microsoft 365 design while bringing in the visual feel of macOS 11 Big Sur. Outlook now enables you to set up delegation scenarios and open shared mailboxes; adds spelling, grammar, and writing suggestions; brings a new dictation toolbar, voice commands, and auto-punctuation; and enables you to send a copy of email messages or start a Teams chat. Teams also receives AI-based noise suppression with four levels of suppression (not available on M1-based Macs) and enables you to reply to a specific message in chat. ($149.99 for a one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes, macOS 10.14+)

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Comments About Microsoft Office for Mac 16.49

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  1. I don’t use Outlook, but for my usage (Word & Excel), I haven’t noticed any difference. I would like to add that I believe the 365 subscription is great value, though - means all my machines are covered, plus my Wife has Her own separate account with the 1TB One Drive for her PC & Laptop all off of the one subscription fee. So that is under 1€ per week for each of us - very good, I would say!

  2. I agree, I also think it’s a good value, and even if there aren’t feature upgrades every month, we’re still getting regular security fixes.

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