Satya Nadella: Office 2016 reinvents productivity and business processes in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Sep 22, 2015   |   Vanessa Ho

The release of Office 2016 on Tuesday is a big step toward Microsoft’s goal of reinventing productivity and business processes in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, writes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

He writes that Microsoft designed Office 2016 to help change the nature of work within organizations of all sizes across three key dimensions: Work now requires mobility of the human experience and not the device; conversations are the new platform for getting work done; and productivity requires a rich service spanning all your work and work artifacts (documents, communications, and business process events and tasks).

“Mobility. Conversations. Intelligence. This is why Office has transformed from a familiar set of tools like Word, PowerPoint and Excel to a new way to work together on the fly with new solutions like OneDrive, Sway, Sunrise, WunderList, Outlook, Skype, Yammer, Delve and Power BI,” Nadella writes.

Office 365 subscribers will get continuously updated and enhanced apps and services for use across their devices, and the bar will be set high for delivering innovation, he says.

“All this technological advancement is meant to empower people and organizations to achieve more,” Nadella writes. “Which means that technology is not the ultimate answer but a catalyst for the broader cultural change in how we work and its impact on outcomes we achieve.”

Read the full post at The Official Microsoft Blog.

Vanessa Ho
Microsoft News Center Staff