Microsoft launched preview version of Office 2016 and Skype for Business, Japanese version is also available

Microsoft is new for WindowsOffice 2016It becomes a preview version of "Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview"When,"Skype for Business"Technical preview version has been released.

Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview - Office Blogs

◆ Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview
The published preview version is not equipped with all the functions, but it is going to be repeatedly updated little by little over the next few months, closer to the product version.

Users using Office 365 Business will be able to use the preview version if answering the following questionnaire.

Participation reception questionnaire | Microsoft Connect

The new functions introduced in the preview version are as follows.

·Data loss prevention(DLP)
DLP technology used in Outlook, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, etc. will be installed in Word, Excel, PowerPoint anew.

· Outlook
From RPC based synchronizationMAPI- Increase connectivity between Exchange and Outlook by switching to connections using the HTTP protocol. Also, remove the call function on the foreground network so that Outlook reacts better even on a less reliable network. In addition to this, support for multifactor authentication, performance improvement of e-mail transmission and reception, performance improvement of search function, and retention period of e-mail can be set so that mail does not put too much pressure on storage.

· Click-to-Run
NewBackground Intelligent Transfer Service, Network congestion can be avoided and better network traffic management becomes possible. Also,System Center Configuration ManagerBased on the performance improvement, it will be able to make monthly Office upgrades more efficiently. In addition, it is possible to add flexible update management function and to activate more easily.

· Improved accessibility
For example, accessibility such as Excel's pivot table and slicer has been improved, and other dark themes that can unify UI with black coloring for users with improved legibility of Outlook and vision impairments are also introduced .

Extended IRM protection to Visio file. Of course, protection is carried out both online and offline.

◆ Skype for Business
Microsoft also released a technical preview version of Skype for Business at the same time.

Get ready for Skype for Business - Office Blogs

The actual screen shot looks like the following. Skype for Business is built into Office so you can easily communicate with team members in video calling and chat formats.

Of course, its usage is similar to traditional Skype, so anyone can operate it easily.

For Skype for Business, you can see how to use it if you watch the following movie.

Introducing Skype for Business - YouTube

Technical preview version of Skype for Business can be downloaded from the following page.

Try Skype for Business Client Preview | TechNet Evaluation Software

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