What’s the Latest Version of Microsoft Office?


Office 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft Office for both Windows PCs and Macs. If you subscribe to Office 365, you’ll always receive updates to the latest version of Office. If you buy a traditional single system license, you have to purchase each new version to receive it.

The Latest Version is Office 2016

The latest version of Microsoft Office is Office 2016, which is available for both Windows PCs and Macs. Microsoft released the Office 2016 for Windows on September 22, 2015 and Office 2016 for Mac on July 9, 2015.

The Windows version runs on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and later operating systems, including Windows 10. The Mac version supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite and newer versions, including macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

There are also Office applications for iPhone, iPad, Android, and the web. These are always up-to-date with the latest software.

The versions of Office 2016 provided with Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service are actually a bit different than the traditional versions of Office 2016, despite the name. The Office applications available through the Office 365 subscription service receive new features before the standard standalone copies of Office 2016 do.

How to Check if You Have the Latest Version

To check which version of Microsoft Office you’re using on Windows, open an Office application like Word or Excel, and then click the “File” menu at the top left corner of the window.

Click the “Account” option in the sidebar menu. Look under “Product Information” at the right side of your screen and you’ll see which version of Office you’re using.

If you don’t see an “Account” option, click “Help” instead.

In the screenshot below, we’re using Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on the semi-annual update channel. We have version 1708 of the software, which means we have the version…

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