Microsoft has created some basic free tutorials to help you how to get started using Microsoft Office 2016.  As the main programming interface hasn’t changed much in this version, the tutorials mostly focus on the the new co-authoring, sharing and cloud integration features now available.

Co-authoring allows you and your colleagues to collaborate on a document by using the real time co-authoring capability in Word and PowerPoint.  This new capability allows you to see everyone’s changes immediately as they happen.  Essentially, you first need to save your documents to OneDrive or SharePoint Online so others can access them.   Next, you invite people to edit the documents with you. When they open and work on the document in Word 2016 or PowerPoint 2016 or on, you’ll see each other’s changes as soon as they’re made.  You can view the tutorials from Microsoft on how to do this here for Word documents  and PowerPoint Presentations.

Share in Office 2016The new Share capability is another cool feature that allows you to share your documents in the cloud using OneDrive or Office 365 SharePoint right from within the application using the new Share option available on the Ribbon. You can also share a copy of your documents by sending them as email attachments.  You can view the tutorials from Microsoft on how to share your documents here for Word 2016 for WindowsPowerPoint 2016 and Excel 2016.

OneDrive Integration in Office 2016One Drive Integration allows you to save and access your Office documents from anywhere and any device by first saving them to  This will allow you to pick up anywhere you left off and continue to co-author with others from the comfort of your office, home, or even on the go.  In order to to save your documents online with OneDrive you will need to create an account and sign in to Office.  Once you have your files saved in OneDrive, you can then access them from any computer, tablet, or phone by using the OneDrive website.  You can view the tutorials on OneDrive Integration here.

Here’s the List of other available free Microsoft 2016 Training tutorials for both MAC and Windows to get you started using Microsoft 2016:

What’s New in the Office 2016 Applications

What’s New and Improved in Office 2016 – View all the new features in Office 2016.

What’s new in Office 2016 for MAC

What’s New in Word 2016: View some of the top new features in Word 2016

What’s New in PowerPoint 2016: View the top features in PowerPoint 2016.

What’s New in Excel 2016: View some of the top new features in Excel 2016

Getting Started with the office 2016 Applications

Getting Started with Word 2016: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a blank document or one based on a template, select and format text, create bulleted and numbered lists, change text alignment, and change line spacing. You’ll also learn how to add headers and footers, change page numbers in headers and footers and add pictures and tables to a document.

Getting Started with PowerPoint 2016. In this course, you’ll learn the lay of the land including types of slides, design elements, and what’s new Inserting text and images. You’ll also learn how to saving your presentation and how to share it.

Getting Started with Excel 2016: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a workbook, work with worksheets, create a basic chart and save your workbook.

Getting Started with Outlook 2016:  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up your first email account, compose and send emails, use links to share items in email, view only unread emails, reply to emails and search email. You’ll also learn how to create a signature for your emails.

More free tutorials on all versions of Microsoft Office can be viewed at or


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