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Volume 14, Issue 16 | July 25, 2012

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Discover the New Office for IT Pros

Download the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview

Office 365 ProPlus Preview is your new Office delivered fast to all your Windows devices. Office 365 ProPlus Preview includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync. You will be able to preview Office 365 ProPlus applications and manage up to 25 users with a preview account.

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•  Exchange Server 2013 for IT Pros
•  Lync Server 2013 for IT Pros
•  Project Server 2013 for IT Pros
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Download the SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
SharePoint Server 2013's improvements in scale, security, and flexibility have you covered. Download now and receive resources from the experts.

Download the Exchange Server 2013 Preview
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 enables you to maintain control, increase user productivity, and keep your organization safe.

Download the Visio Professional 2013 Preview
Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 provides new features designed to help you create diagrams more intuitively.

Download the Project Professional 2013 Preview
Project Professional 2013 helps you easily plan projects and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere.

Download the Lync Server 2013 Preview
Microsoft Lync 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience.

Exchange Online Preview
Exchange Online Preview is a hosted email solution that's provided as part of Microsoft Office 365 Preview.

Download the Project Server 2013 Preview
Project Server 2013 offers flexible solutions for project portfolio management and everyday work, enabling you to effectively execute strategic priorities.

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Connect with the engineers who are building future releases of Microsoft Office on this blog.

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

The New Office for the Cloud and Everywhere

Judging from the media coverage following the Preview unveiling of the modern Office, one aspect of this release is resonating loud and clear: the new Office is built for the cloud. Microsoft Office has always been about the sharing of information, and the cloud makes that even easier by connecting the popular Office applications to a rich set of services.

Here's a taste of some of that coverage...

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