Microsoft officially launched the first public preview version of Office 2016 for Windows a month ago, and now the company says it has been rolling out new features to preview users over the past month.
Here’s a partial list of what Microsoft has added to the Office 2016 on Windows Preview since the public release:
- Real Time Presence in Word—While Real Time Typing will ship in subsequent builds, we are rolling out a key part of that collaborative experience with Real Time Presence. Real Time Presence allows you to see where in a document your teammates are editing. We are turning this on first for OneDrive for Business subscribers but it will be available more broadly soon.
- Simplified file sharing—We are simplifying the process of sharing files and making them available to others to review, comment, and edit. Just clicking Share on the Ribbon will save your file to the Cloud and make it available to others in one easy step.
- Insights for Office (currently in Word and Outlook)—Insights, powered by Bing, brings you contextual information from the web right into your reading experience. Try it by selecting keywords, like people or places, in your content and watch as Insights pulls relevant information into the Task pane to help you learn more.
- Version History improvements—We made it easier to find different versions of files stored on SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. You can click the History command in the File menu to view or restore any previous version.
Microsoft adds that over one million customers are now trying out the Office 2016 preview on Windows and Mac.
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If you don’t have an Office 365 subscription, you can download a trial version of Office 2016 Preview below.
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