Finally purchased MS Office 2016 (Office 365 actually)

Work is moving away from IBM (Lotus) Notes for email, calendaring and contacts. But we’re keeping it for all the other aspects as we have many applications running on that platform. We have about 40 or so left that need to be migrated to other platforms but our corporate office has over 4,000 – so I’ll have plenty of work in that respect.

I’ve been given the task of “Change Management” and some Training for the Outlook/Exchange project. Mostly that is sending out communications regarding the move and how people can prepare for it. I’ve already sent out a few emails to the North America audience. But, as of writing this, I still do not have access to the Outlook client or email for testing and my own edification of the products. So, I’ve decided to update my MS Office 2011 (Mac) and 2010 (Windows) to MS Office 365 (5 licenses for a year). That allows me to install on my MacBook, My Mac Pro and my Surface Pro 3. And still have two left over so I can install it on my Laptop and maybe my iMac in the office (if I need to).

I’ve switched from using the web interface for my Hotmail account to using Outlook 2016.  It’s not quite the same on the macOS  computers as it is on Windows but it’s close enough. It is also not quite the same as using Hotmail as it would be with our corporate Exchange server, but it should be close enough. However one gets emails, all the stuff I want to explore is the same regardless of what email is coming in and how it’s delivered.