Microsoft lets public test out Office 16 and its new co-editing feature

16Microsoft is making available to the public a test build of its Office 2016 desktop suite for Windows desktops.

The new Office 2016 public preview, available for download Monday, is the second public test version of Office 2016. The first preview, delivered in March 2015, was for IT pros and developers. The new public preview is available to both Office 365 subscribers (with Pro Plus as part of their subscriptions) and non-subscribers — and both home users and enterprise users.

Office 2016 works on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 PCs, laptops and tablets. Users must uninstall Office 2013 in order to use the new preview; the two versions cannot run side-by-side. Also worth knowing: Microsoft will be updating the public preview regularly, both before it is made commercially available and beyond.  More