APPENDIXB Office 365 Preview (Office 2013)
this app focuses on the version of Office 365 that was released in mid-2011 and is based on the Office 2010 product suite. However, we also want to acknowledge that Office 365 Preview was released recently and is available for you to try. Office 365 Preview is based on the Office 2013 product suite. At the time of this writing, Microsoft has not publicly announced an official release date for Office 2013.
You can get started with Office 365 Preview by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/whats-new and clicking the Try It link that’s on the page.
Some key updates in Office 365 Preview include the following:
• Based on the Office 2013 product suite (currently in the Release Preview phase of its lifecycle)
• Now targets consumers as well as businesses with the addition of a Home
• Plan offerings now include these:
• Office 365 Home Premium
• Office 365 Small Business Premium
• Office 365 ProPlus
• Office 365 Enterprise
• Skype integration is planned for the final release
If you sign up for a Preview plan, be aware that data in Preview plans will be deleted when the Preview period is over. Microsoft will send out notifications as the final release date approaches to give you time to prepare by moving any data you want to keep to another location. Also be aware that if you install any of the Preview desktop applications, they will need to be uninstalled before installing the final applications once they’re released.