Office 2016 Preview

If you want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Microsoft Office, you can download the Office 2016 technical preview here. It’s not just a sneak peek that Microsoft want to give you, though. You will be unwittingly testing their prototype for them.

Microsoft are looking for Office enthusiasts to share their feedback on the new features and functionality they have developed. This means that, in return for getting early exposure to their new product, you will be submitting bug reports and feedback that Microsoft will then use to improve their software.

Be warned: we haven’t had much success in installing or using the Office 2016 preview.

According to Microsoft:Over the past 12 months, you’ve seen us reimagine the traditional Office experience for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.” I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine editing documents comfortably on a mobile phone. Reading a Word document is one thing (I use an e-reader on my phone, and I doubt that reading a Word document would be much different), composing a new document on a mobile phone is quite another. The keyboard is a wonderful thing…