Microsoft Office 2016 Preview Version 16.0.4229.1024 Available for Download

UPDATE: A new updated version 16.0.4229.1024 of Microsoft Office 2016 Preview is now available for download and update. To update to the new version, go to File -> Account page and click on Update Options -> Update Now.

Finally Microsoft has released a free preview of its new Office suite i.e. Office 2016 to public.

Previously this free preview was referred as "IT Pro and Developer Preview" and was only available to business, commercial customers, IT pros and developers. Also an "Office 365 ProPlus" subscription was required to download the free preview.

But now its open to public so everyone can download and install the free preview of Office 2016.

Things to Know Before Installing Office 2016 Preview:

1. Since its just an early preview version, it doesn't contain all the features which will be available in the final version of Office 2016. But Microsoft will keep adding new features to this preview version through monthly updates.

2. According to Microsoft, this preview will NOT run side-by-side with any previously installed Office version. So you'll need to uninstall existing Office suite from your system before installing this free Preview of Office 2016. Although we were able to install Office 2016 Preview side-by-side with Office 2013 and we can run both versions (2013 as well as 2016) of all Office programs at the same time. I think if you installed previous Office version using Click-To-Run (C2R) installer, you can't install Office 2016 side-by-side. But if you installed previous Office version using offline ISO image or setup disc, you'll be able to install Office 2016 side-by-side with it.

3. This free preview can be installed in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

New Features in Office 2016:

Check out our exclusive review of Office 2016 containing details of new features and changes with screenshots:

[Review] What's New in Microsoft Office 2016?

Microsoft at Office blog has also provided a list of new features and functionality which you'll see in Office 2016 preview:

Highlighted Features:

  • Addition of new dark and colorful themes (that will really make all people happy [link])
  • Create, open, edit and save Office files in the cloud from your desktop
  • Real-time co-authoring
  • Tell Me - a new search tool in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Clutter - a new Exchange feature in Outlook
  • Insights - powered by Bing to find contextual information from the web


  • Improvement in keyboard accessibility for high-value Excel features like PivotTables and Slicers
  • Fixed readability issues in Outlook


Following improvements have been made to Outlook 2016:

  • RPC-based sync replaced by new MAPI-HTTP protocol to support Exchange/Outlook connectivity
  • Use of foreground network calls eliminated to make Outlook more responsive on unreliable networks
  • Support for multi-factor authentication through integration with Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)
  • Improvements in email delivery performance such as downloading messages, displaying message list and showing new emails after resuming from hibernation
  • New settings to better manage disk storage by only retaining 1, 3, 7, 14 or 30 days of mail on the device
  • Improvements in reliability, performance and usability of Outlook search
  • Integration of FAST-based search engine in Exchange

Click-to-Run deployment:

Office 365 subscribers will get new deployment features as following:

  • Better network traffic management with the help of new Background Intelligence Transfer Service (BITS)
  • Better integration with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to allow admins to efficiently download and distribute monthly Office updates
  • New options to manage the frequency of feature updates and bug fixes download
  • Simplified activation management to allow admins to manage device activations across users

Data Loss Protection (DLP):

In past DLP feature was available in Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint only. Now the same feature has been implemented in Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs of Office 2016. With the help of DLP, you can create, manage and enforce polices for content authoring and document sharing as a part of user restrictions.

Information Rights Management (IRM):

Implementation of IRM protection in Visio files to enable both online and offline protection of Visio diagrams.

How to Download Office 2016 Preview?

Office 2016 Preview is available in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions. You can download and install Office 2016 preview using following links:

Download Office 2016 Free Public Preview

Direct Download Link (32-bit Version)

Direct Download Link (64-bit Version)

Currently only an online installer (also known as Click-To-Run installer) is available to download and install Office 2016 Preview which downloads the required setup files to your computer at installation time. So you'll need a working Internet connection to install Office 2016 Preview in all computers. Microsoft has not provided any standalone offline installer or ISO image files of Office 2016 Preview.

Related: [Tip] Customize Office Click-to-Run (C2R) Setup to Install Selected Programs

After installation you'll need to activate Office 2016 Preview. You can use following product key to activate the product:


Office 2016 Preview is available in following languages:

English, Arabic, Brazilian (Portuguese), Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

General availability (GA) of Office 2016 will start on September 22, 2015 as mentioned at following link:

Microsoft Office 2016 to Release on September 22, 2015

Also Check:

Download Free Microsoft Office Apps for Android Mobile Phones

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  • Wow............Office 2016
    I am very excited to use.........
    Thank You...............

  • Plzz, get us standalone setup of ms office 2016 as soon as it releases, just as you got us standalone setup of ms office 2013...............we'll be that grateful for you, we won't be able to repay you, VG..............

  • Hi,
    Please help me install Office 2016 si-by-side Office 2013. Thank you very much!

    Best regards,
    Hoc Nguyen Triet.

  • Is there a way to disable the little happy face? the search box? an remove trial form the titlebar?

  • HI, THANKS for the updates. expecting standalone installer. please inform....

  • An Article VG,specifying all the new features ASAP :)

  • Sorry
    Where can find another language for office 2016 preview
    I just only find english version

  • It would be nice to run on 2008 server (my laptop os of choice).

    I get an error: procedure entry point k32getmodulefilenameexw could not be located in the dynamic link library kernel32.dll.

  • Iwas finding office 2016 because when i ran office 2013 on windows 10 it said that this app can't run on this pc get the latest version

  • Thanks, I really am excited to see what's new in this version.

  • Thanks a lot!
    But I can't see or display the Power Pivot tab or features in 16 preview
    I enabled it from Options>Advanced>Data, but still I can't manage my data model from this version.
    Please advise!


  • hello sir,

    When i tried to install ms office 2016 preview i have encounter an error msg. which you can find in below link. Please help me to install ms office. this time i am using ms office 2013 professional.

  • I have had 2016 preview for a while as I have a E3 subscription (office 365). It is much improved imo. The subtle UI changes are what has made a big difference for me. Packed with a bunch of features that were probably in 2013 but hard to find. Well worth updating. I have had it since first available through Office 365 E3 let me have it and have had absolutely zero issues. Seems to work much better with Windows 10 but this may just be my love of Windows 10 showing bias.
    Big ups for hooking everyone up with a key, I don't know how I stumbled upon this site but in a week I have Malwarebytes and backup tool. Much love

  • There WAS NO LINK TO DOWNLOAD it. There was only a link to download an Android, which I do not want.

    Please send correct DOWNLOAD link.

    Thank you,
    Charles Ruzic


  • i have iball andi 3.5r 2.3 gingerbread and i want to root it. can it possible.

  • could you suggest me vpn apk for android 2.3.6. which can run properly.

  • problem after activating o16 please solve my problem

    before this i was use kms

    what i doing

  • i want new owas 2016 to have all features in offline office

  • Can this be upgraded to a full 2016 license if purchased or does it have to be uninstalled?

  • VG

    ^^ I have not tried with Office 2016 but following trick should work for it:

  • kindly provide the direct links of office 2016 iso for downloading & kindly provide 32 & 64 bit iso separately

  • VG

    ^^ Currently there are no known official direct download links of Office 2016.

  • when i type the product key it says that "this product key is for Microsoft Professional 2016" What is the true product key of Office 2016 Professional Plus?

  • VG

    ^^ The product key for each edition is different. Where did you get the product key from? Did you purchase it from Microsoft?

  • Please I need offline install setup of the Arabic Language Pack only for office 2016

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