Back in March, Microsoft made Office 2016, the next major update to one of the companies' most important products, available to IT professionals to test and submit feedback on. Just as they have done with Windows 10, Microsoft is welcoming constructive criticism - or praise - that will help shape the product when it launches later this year.
The next step is to open Office 2016 up to the public. On stage at Microsoft's Ignite conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the public preview of Office 2016 has been released. In the accompanying blog post, Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team, laid out Microsoft's "most holistic" of what regular users can expect later on in 2015.
Office 2016 comes with a range of new features and changes that builds upon Office 2013. There is far more integration with the Cloud, allowing a user to access documents from any device, anywhere and Outlook now syncs with OneDrive when sending large files. Smart Applications are also available that extend the functionality of Office, including Tell Me, a new search tool, and Clutter, which unclutters your inbox based on machine learning.
You can download the Office 2016 Preview here.