Microsoft Office 2016’s Public Preview build is now available for users who wish to download it. You can download it from here. You need to have a subscription version of Office 365 on your computer to download the preview version of Office 2016 or else you can download a trial version of the Office 2016 preview.
According to an official blogpost from Microsoft, some of the new features of Office 2016 are: Real-time co-authoring on Word, Tell Me tool which will type the commands that a user might be searching for, and Clutter, which de-clutters a user’s inbox by moving the low priority messages into a Clutter folder.
In addition to this, there’s a tool called Insights which is powered by Microsoft’s Bing search that will help find contextual information from the web within the reading experience.
At the Microsoft Build Conference, the company had also announced some plans to make Office into a platform for more developers. Microsoft said it will bring new open APIs to Office 365 which will allow “developers to develop new integrated experiences that enhance productivity.”
One of the first APIs that Microsoft showcased was the Graph API, which will be useful for those who are working on Excel and data heavy apps. Microsoft also announced “Expanded Office add-in capabilities” and plans to brings apps to Excel for iPad as well. Developers can alsobuild applications that will use the team collaboration features of Office as well.