Microsoft Office 2016 Touch Preview for Windows 10

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  1. kemical

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    Microsoft release demo's of Office 2016 Touch Preview
    Ref:
    http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/04/next-chapter-office-windows/

    Download links:
    (You need windows 10 in order to run these demos)

    Word
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/word-preview/9wzdncrfjb9s

    PowerPoint
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/powerpoint-preview/9wzdncrfjb5q

    Excel
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/excel-preview/9wzdncrfjbh3
     
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    Thanks for posting this... I'm testing Word and Excel now.
     
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    I've not got round to testing yet , how are they?
     
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    I didn't get far... appears you need the beta store to get these and not the normal store.
    Screenshot (11).

    If it ever loads I'll be happy to test it out.
     
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    I'm using them and have been for some time....I'm really liking the new Word.....
     
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    Would you mind posting the testbed?

    @anyone, I'm interested in finding out if these work when only the linked system is touch screen enabled, eg. windows 10 installed on say a hyper-v (non-touch) server but the remote laptop is touch... I assume this would work but it is a Microsoft product so best not to assume.
     
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    Scratch that....I just saw Word and free preview....completely overlooked the "touch" part.....

    OPP's!!!!!
     
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    update: the store will now load but the app still errors out... p.s. this error (0xc03f7000) is Microsoft fucked up big time and didn't put a copy of the file onto all their download servers.
    Screenshot (38).
    Screenshot (39).
     
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    I have downloaded, installed and deleted a couple of times without problems. Last install, unfortunately, due to my own bungling, failed to run, so i decided to wait for the next OS build. No biggy for me as I do not use Word. We all have favourites and mine is Apache (ex Open Office) does everything I require.
     
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    Touch screen design?
     
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    No. I have a large touch screen (Dell all-in one). I still find it easier and more convenient to use the mouse and/or keyboard. (I am getting too old for new tricks - lol)
     
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    That's right you can now try Office 2016 for yourself..

    Office 2016 Public Preview Blog:
    http://blogs.office.com/2015/05/04/office-2016-public-preview-now-available/
    Links and instructions on how to download Office 2016 are here:
    https://products.office.com/en-us/office-2016-preview

    Do be aware though that once the trial is over you'll need to install your old version of Office by using the original activation key:
     
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    I just tried the new Office 2016 Public Preview and one of the effects of installing is that you will not be able to continue using Outlook neither does a version come with the Preview. So if your main way of collecting emails is to use Outlook you may have to weigh up your options..
     
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    Well then....that's it for me, I'm out.
     
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    I may have been premature. It now seems that Outlook is upgrading but far more slowly or not at all..lol I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
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    Stuck with an activation problem.
    Not sure what's going on but if anyone figures it out, please let me know.
     
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    Trouble are you talking about the old version or the new version which I have not tried. I was told a few weeks ago that the old version of office would not work in Windows 10. Don't know if that is true or not. I do know mine won't work.
     
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    Talking about the new Consumer Preview of Office 2016, which just became available today.
    Kemical included links in his post above.
     
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    What exactly, Trouble?

    I had a glitch, but it was a lack of correct info (or something!!!)

    When I arrived at the finished install, it asked for my live login associated with the product, or the serial. I put in the live login, which it then said it couldn't find, so I entered the serial which had come with the product. In case you missed it:

    NKGG6-WBPCC-HXWMY-6DQGJ-CPQVG
    But, one very curious thing. I have whined about my VERY slow connection previously, but the streaming for this trial was exceptionally slow. It stuck at 67 % so, I thought, what the heck - it was only curiosity. I abandoned it by logging out and in. When I opened the start menu, it was listed as installed and worked 100%. Weird.
     

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