Office users waiting for the big 2016 update from Microsoft should be thrilled to hear the company may be gearing up for a September 22nd release for its new Office suite. The new Office 2016 software for Windows follows a similar version for Mac, which was released in July.

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According to German tech site WinFuture, Office 2016 will be available initially to both home and professional users. Microsoft is currently working on a final release candidate build, The Verge has learned, though the company has yet to make any announcements regarding its launch plans.

Office 2016 for Windows will include a colorful new theme identical to what’s available on the Mac, iOS and Android apps. The software bundle should also be similar to the Windows 10 touch-optimized version of Office.

In addition to the colorful theme, there’s also a new dark theme in Office 2016, The Verge notes. Other new features include better Outlook 2016 search, improvements to image insertions in Word 2016 and Excel 2016, and real-time co-authoring within the desktop version of Office 2016, which is a first for the desktop productivity bundle. Real-time co-authoring has been an online-only feature so far.

A screenshot posted on WinFuture that supposedly confirms the September 22nd release date for Office 2016 for Windows follows below.

office-2016-september-22-release-dateImage Source: WinFuture

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