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

Accessibility:

  • Improvement in keyboard accessibility for high-value Excel features like PivotTables and Slicers
  • Fixed readability issues in Outlook
  • Addition of a new dark theme (that will really make all people happy [link])
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.

If you have Office 365 ProPlus subscription, you can download and install Office 2016 preview using following link:

Download Office 2016 Preview for IT Pro and Developers

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Office Blog site isn't loading, what are the OS and system requirements?
 
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