With Windows 10, Microsoft's Windows Insider program proved immensely popular. The chance to try out new features ahead of an official launch gave millions of people an insight into the development process and provided an opportunity to give feedback and influence the future of the operating system.
Today Microsoft is giving Office the same treatment. With the launch of the Office Insider program, Office 365 subscribers are being given the chance to try out upcoming releases of Office 2016.
For now, Office Insider is available for PC, but a Mac program is also on the cards. Mobile users have not been forgotten -- Android fans can join the Office Insider for Android community, and Windows Mobile users can get preview builds of Office through the Windows Insider program.
Introducing the new Insider program, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, said: