The Office Insider program has recently undergone a transformation, and is now known as the Microsoft 365 Insider program. This change comes as a result of the transition from Office to Microsoft 365, and is in line with the company’s efforts to provide users with a more comprehensive and integrated experience.
The Microsoft 365 Insider program is designed to provide users with all the information they need to know about preview features for Microsoft 365 products. As part of this program, users will be able to access the latest features, apps, and services under the Microsoft 365 umbrella, before they are officially released to the public.
One of the most significant changes in the program is the name change. The program was previously known as the Office Insider program, but it has now been updated to reflect the broader scope of Microsoft 365. The website, Twitter handle, and Microsoft Tech Community have all been updated to reflect the new name, and users can now find the program under the handle @MSFT365Insider on Twitter.
Another change that has been made is the program’s purview. In the past, the Office Insider program focused primarily on traditional Office apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, with the new Microsoft 365 Insider program, users will be able to access information about other Microsoft 365 products as well, such as Teams and Forms.
Release notes for the program have also been moved to Learn.microsoft.com. This change makes it easier for users to access and stay up-to-date with the latest information about the program.
To sign up for the Microsoft 365 Insider program, users can visit the Join page on the program’s website and follow the simple steps outlined there. If you were already an Office Insider, there is no need to do anything to remain a Microsoft 365 Insider. Insider updates will continue to be delivered automatically to apps in the Current Channel (Preview) and Beta Channel.
It’s important to note that some Microsoft 365 apps may release features through a different preview channel. In such cases, the Availability section on the program’s blog posts will note that. Unless otherwise noted, Insider updates are delivered through Beta Channel and Current Channel (Preview).
To get the most out of the Microsoft 365 Insider program, users can check out the Microsoft 365 Insider Handbook. This resource provides users with everything they need to know about being a Microsoft 365 Insider. Users can also continue the conversation in the new Microsoft 365 Insider discussion space. This space allows users to share best practices, discuss latest trends, and stay updated on news and announcements for the Microsoft 365 Insider program.
With the program’s recent changes, users can expect a more comprehensive and integrated experience, and access to information about a broader range of products. Signing up for the program is easy, and users can continue to stay informed and engaged through the Microsoft 365 Insider Handbook and discussion space.