Today Microsoft kicked off their inaugural Ignite Conference in Chicago, Illinois with the event’s one and only keynote for the over 23,000 people in attendance.
Ignite replaces Microsoft's TechEd and several other professional conferences the company used to host and ties them into one package.
Unlike Build 2015 last week in San Francisco, which had two separate keynotes, there is only one keynote at Ignite but the news and info was abundant.
One of those announcements was the availability of the Office 2016 Public Preview.
This preview of Microsoft’s next version of Office has been available since the middle of March in a limited pre-release program and was targeted towards IT Pros and Developers. Today’s announcement opens up the audience for this preview and expands to pretty much anyone who wants to try Office 2016 including those same IT Pros, developers, and any users at home, work and school.
You can read more about the progress of Office 2016 and the features in the preview release by checking out the official announcement blog post and then visit http://office.com/office-2016-preview to download the preview build right away.