Microsoft is improving Outlook 2016 search, storage footprint, and email delivery performance, alongside some improvements to image insertion in Word 2016 and Excel 2016. While Microsoft has previously added new ways to extend Office for developers, the software maker says it’s not touching add-ins or macro abilities in Office 2016, leaving things the same way for existing documents. This approach will please enterprise customers who typically run into issues with older spreadsheets and complex macros. You can sign up for Microsoft’s Office 2016 preview right here.
Alongside the Office 2016 preview, Microsoft is also launching a test version of Skype for Business. This new version of Skype is a replacement for Lync, Microsoft’s primary communications tool for businesses. Skype for Business looks very similar to the consumer version of Skype, with the ability to integrate closely into various Office apps. A final version of Skype for Business will be available in April, and you can sign up to the preview over at Microsoft’s evaluation site.