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Microsoft Releases Office 2016 Public Preview

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Microsoft has released Office 2016 Preview for Office users to take feedback from a broader audience. The company announced that the Preview version of Office 2016 will be available to the general Office 365 users globally from today.

Over the last 12 months, the software to mobile business to cloud computing company has transformed Office from a desktop application to a cross-platform and cross-application solution. Though the company has enabled Office solutions for Android, iPad, Mac, and iPhone Users Company’s Office Windows for desktop is their main business strategy, states the blog.

The first preview was launched in March; from that time, Microsoft has given some clues about the next version of the application- which is now updated with extra features. The new updated version comes up with modern workplace, with smart tools for individuals, teams, and businesses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook, now available for download.

Once users create an Office file, they can save it to their connected cloud account- enabling them to access files from any device and anywhere. Microsoft also announced to add co-authoring feature in the new Office app where teams working on the same document can add, edit in Office online and see what others have edited in real-time.


A new search featured tool, Tell Me, has been added in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. With this tool, users on all these three platforms can search for what they want to do, and the tool will help them to stay on task and get more out of Office.

As we are burdened with a number of emails, a new Exchange feature called Clutter added in Office 2016 will prioritize emails, display important messages first, and send less important messages to the Clutter folder. The sender who wants to send files as an attachment can directly insert them from OneDrive without leaving the Outlook page.


The new version of Excel also has new data analysis capability so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize their data faster and more easily than ever. Users can forecast trends with one-click forecasting. The new version is more capable of analyzing more data in a single sheet- users will have the ability to calculate 100s of millions of rows of data and perform deeper analyses with high speed.

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