Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,611 Reviews & Articles | 60,957 News Posts

Microsoft Office 2016 public preview released

Microsoft has pushed its public preview of Office 2016 live for use - no Office 365 subscription needed to download

Chris Smith | May 5, 2015 at 2:03 am CDT (0 mins, 41 secs time to read)

A preview has been pushed live by Microsoft pending its release of the Office 2016 desktop productivity suite, with no Office 365 subscription necessary for download.

Microsoft Office 2016 public preview released |

The technical preview of this edition was reportedly released back in February 2015 surrounded by strict non-disclosure agreements for all involved.

Now Microsoft is ready to open it up to the masses with their general manage of Office marketing, Jared Spataro, commenting that he's looking forward to feedback from a large public audience before full release later in 2015. Reportedly similar to Office 2013 in the looks department, Office 2016 pledges to offer better cloud storage options, collaboration opportunities and more.

Microsoft Outlook has also received a big makeover, reporting large improvements to performance and responsiveness.

You can download the preview for yourself here. Without Office 365 you will be provided with a trial version of the software.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:43 pm CDT

Chris Smith


I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

Related Tags