Microsoft releases preview versions of Office 2016 and Skype for Business




Microsoft has released preview versions of Office 2016 and Skype for Business, both for the Windows platform. Skype for Business replaces the tool Lync, and Office 2016 adds several new features.

Beta versions of Office 2016, several months tested by a closed group, but Microsoft believes that the time is now ripe to get tested his office suite by the public, already gives the software giant that not all the new features have been incorporated into the preview release. According to Microsoft’s test version of Office 2016 still mainly intended for IT professionals and developers.

The new office suite has been Outlook 2016 support for MAPI http protocol and download performance for email and search improved. Multi-factor authorization has become possible. Furthermore, inserting images into Excel and Word improved.

Microsoft emphasizes that nothing has changed in the operation of macros and add-ons, so that documents from older versions of Office not be a problem. Office 2016 in the second quarter of this year available.

In addition to a preview version of Office 2016, Microsoft also has a test version of Skype for Business released . This VoIP software replaces the Lync tool. Skype for Business is similar to the consumer version of Skype, but would be in better IT managers are focusing. Also, the security would be higher, while the VoIP software tightly integrates with Office 2016.


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