Word is now more feature-rich with tools to improve collaboration and security. The new co-authoring tool shows who is working on what part of a document, in real time…yes, many people can work within the same document at once. Other editing tools are now available including improved versioning, Smart Lookup, and simpler file sharing.
The new Tell Me feature combines a Help, document search and Feature assistance tool: it is likely to be of more use for mature Word users. Word 2016 is still a desktop app but with a much easier cloud connection to your online files. Couple this with OneDrive, and you can quickly documents on your iPhone or Android device without having to figure out which version is the latest.