For those eagerly awaiting a new version of Office for the Windows world, and weren’t satisfied with just the touch version for Windows 10, here is some good news. The following is from the Office team at Microsoft…

Today we announced the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. This is the first step in our journey towards general availability later this year. Note: end-user enhancements will be shared at a later date.


The preview is available to commercial Office 365 customers, and includes significant technical improvements to Data Loss Protection, Outlook, and Click-to-Run Deployment, as well as improved Accessibility across the suite, and Information Rights Management Protection extended to Visio files. 

On-premises customers who are interested in the Office 2016 Preview must go through a nomination process.


To learn more and download the preview, IT Pros and Developers should visit the Office 2016 Preview Program on the Microsoft Connect site.


The Office 2016 on-premises Preview program has very limited availability and is still under NDA, so should be offered to customers on a reactive basis only. Visit Blog