Microsoft today revealed that more than one million people are using Office Preview across both Windows and Mac after it invited people to participate in Office 2016 on Windows preview nearly a month back. When it started the preview the company did say that it would add more features along the way and today it’s doing just that. New features are being added to Office 2016 on Windows preview.
Office 2016 now has simplified file sharing. By clicking on the Share on the Ribbon, users can easily save their files to the cloud and share it with other people in just a couple of clicks. Microsoft says this is in line with its aim of making it easier for users to share files with others to comment, review and edit.
Microsoft will provide Real Time Typing in subsequent builds but for now it’s rolling out an important part of that collaborative experience called Real Time Presence. It lets users see where in the document their teammates are editing. This feature will first be made available to OneDrive for Business users, but it will be available more broadly “soon.”
Insights for Office is onboard as well though currently in Word and Outlook only. It’s powered by Bing and brings contextual information from the internet right within the Office apps.
Microsoft has also made many minor improvements such as improved grammar checkers, Power Pivot improvements and much more. The company says that it has more new features in the pipeline which will show up in new Preview builds in the coming weeks.
Anyone can join in on the Office 2016 preview, simply go here.