Microsoft Office 2016 16.12

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Outlook gains some calendaring features, and the other apps can open locally synced OneDrive documents from the cloud. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

There continue to be some problems with Office 2016 version 16.12 on the Mac. If you visit the MS discussions you’ll see a wide variety. What concerned me were problems with Excel: disappearing macros (!), erratic macro execution, crashing, corrupted recovered files.
There is some good advice there, and MS is listening to suggestions.
On a brighter note, from the suggestions, MS is going to bring back the sorely missed auto-sum feature, where you can create a formula to add non-adjacent cells by typing an equals sign, then clicking on them individually, and Excel inserts a plus operator automatically between them. This has been normal behaviour for a very long time, and it took much voting and commenting in the Microsoft online community to request the resurrection of this feature for Macs.