“Microsoft has opened the gates for Office for Mac users who are willing to be testers for certain new features as part of the Office Insider program,” Mary Jo Foley reports for ZDNet.
“Microsoft officials said on January 21 the Office Insider program which the company made available to Office for Windows and Office for Android testers late last year is now available to Mac users, too,” Foley reports. “(Microsoft actually opened the Office Insider program to testers a couple of weeks ago, officials told me when I asked. But they only blogged about it today.)”
“The Office Insider program is a bit different from the Windows Insider one, in that it is for those interested in testing features that are only about one to three weeks away from final release, according to Microsoft officials,” Foley reports. “Windows Insiders are testing possible new Windows 10 features that may be multiple months away from general availability.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Given the eternal beta-esque nature of Microsoft’s final product releases, especially Office for Mac, the only difference is they’ve now given name to the process while allowing users to volunteer to start the suffering a bit earlier.
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