In many announcements made by Satya Nadella at the 2015 Convergence conference in Atlanta, were the launch announcement of Office 2016 and Skype for Business. Microsoft is now allowing IT professionals and developers to access a preview version of Office 2016 and Skype for Business. You can sign up for Microsoft’s Office 2016 preview and the previews are available for download now.
Alongside the Office 2016 preview, Microsoft is also launching a test version of Skype for Business. 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. This new version of Skype is a replacement for Lync, Microsoft’s primary communications tool for businesses.