Office for 2016 is Here! Learn About New Features.

Office 2016The wait is over for both Windows and Mac users for the latest version of Microsoft Office: Office 2016. Along with a new look to better match Windows 10, it also has a few handy new features that Office 2010 and 2011 were lacking.

If you’re worried about getting a solid understanding of Office 2016’s new features and how they can help your work/study processes, we’ve got you covered. Through our partnership with, SMU students, faculty, and staff can access in-depth tutorials on the changes in this new version for both Windows and Mac. Just click on the links below, log in with your SMU ID and password, and you’re ready to go! Tutorial for Office 2016
Office 2016 and Office 365 New Features (Windows) Tutorial for Office 2016
Office for Mac 2016 New Features (Mac)

For additional information on Office 2016 or other versions of Office, you can refer to Microsoft’s official documentation.

If you’re looking to install Office 2016 on your computer, we can help with that, too! Active students, faculty, and staff can install Office on up to ten of their personal devices via Office 365. Just go to to get started. For computers owned and serviced by the University, Office 2016 should be available via the LANDesk portal.

If you have any issues or questions about using Office 2016 or the LANDesk portal, please contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-4357 or at

03/10/2020: Updated course link(s) from to LinkedIn Learning

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.