An Early Look at Office 2016

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The experts at Microsoft recently offered the following Public Preview video to give you an early look at the new Office 2016.  The demo is offered on Windows 10—both on the desktop and on a phone.

Some of the new features available in Office 2016 include:

  • New chart types in Excel.
  • Improved ways to create, open, edit and save files in the cloud
  • Improved Outlook integration with OneDrive
  • Improved collaboration iwith real-time co-authoring
  • New compliance and security controls like Data Loss Prevention (DLP)—native in the application experiences for Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Secure authentication for Outlook to add support for things like Multi-Factor Authentication

Microsoft is still accepting Office enthusiasts who are interested in trialing the new software. Microsoft recommends that you should only trial the Office 2016 Preview if you enjoy trying out software that’s still being developed and are willing to provide your insights and feedback. It’s important to note that Office 2016 cannot co-exist with Office 2013 so if you have Office 2013 installed, you must first uninstall it before you can install the Office 2016 Preview. Therefore, it’s also important that you feel comfortable backing up data and uninstalling and installing Office.  Once installed, you will be on the Office 2016 Preview track until you uninstall the Office 2016 Preview or until Office 2016 is released.

Office 2016 Preview supports PCs or Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher.  Details of how to download the preview and get the product key can be found on the Microsoft website at:  Office 2016 Preview