Free Public Preview of Office 2016 is now available for download

The public preview version of Microsoft Office 2016 has been released for all Windows users to download and try out with the general availability in Fall 2015.


In the new version it’s easier to use the power of feature-rich applications to create, open, edit and save files in the cloud from your desktop, so you can access them from anywhere and on any device. With the help of OneDrive integration in Outlook, you can now attach files from OneDrive and automatically configure permission for the recipients.

Real-time co-authoring which was available only for Office Online apps has now been integrated to Word. When you and your team are working in Word 2016 and/or Office online, you’ll be able to see where other editors are working and what they are writing, in real time.

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Applications will learn as you work, taking advantage of subtle cues and clues to help you stay on task and get more out of Office. “Tell Me”, a new search tool available in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, serves up the commands you need by simply typing what you want to do. “Clutter” is a new Exchange feature that lights up in Outlook. It uses machine learning to analyze your email patterns and de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. “Insights”, powered by Bing, finds you contextual information from the web within the reading experience.

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If you want to help shape the next release of office, hit the download link and give it a try. Share your experience in the comments section below.


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