Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview opens up to everyone

Office desktop
Office desktop (Image credit: Windows Central)

If you were eager to get in on Microsoft's technical preview for its Office suite, it looks like now is your chance. Participation in the preview was originally limited to those who received an invite, however it appears to be open to the public as of today, albeit still under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

All you have to do to give it a shot is head over to the source link below and click the "join" button in the row for Microsoft Office Consumer Technical Preview. After an initial sign-up process, you should be able to download the latest Office preview software.

Office 2016 Black Theme

Be aware that while the preview is downloadable by anyone who signs up, you are still required to sign an NDA. However, once you've cleared that hurdle, you'll be off and testing the January build of the Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview, along with the lovely new dark theme pictured above.

Source: Microsoft; via Neowin

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