Since the release of our Skype for Business on Mac client back in October 2016, we have received questions from customers about ongoing early access to our latest builds. Now that we hit General Availability, these early access builds are distributed via the Office Insider for Mac Program through Microsoft AutoUpdate.
The Office Insider for Mac Program provides customers with the following benefits:
The builds that are provided through our Office Insider program are generally less stable than publicly available builds because we are validating new features as well as fixing bugs. Many customers elect to only deploy the Office Insider builds to a select number of users for validation. This allows the customer to have most of their users on the more stable publicly available build, while still being able to validate new builds with select users within their environment. Also, for users who validate Office Insider builds, we provide two different build levels, depending on your sensitivity of risk.
Build Level Types
How can I opt in?
* Currently, there is no way to only opt-in to specific Office applications. When you opt-in, you are opting-in to the entire Office for Mac suite of applications. However, users can choose to only upgrade selected apps.
How can I submit bugs?
If you discover an issue that you suspect might not be working correctly, you can report that issue via the Help menu.
Call to Action
Nominate some internal users who are willing to validate the Office for Mac early release builds. Once nominated, send the users the above details so they can install the latest early release builds and have knowledge on how to submit any issues they might experience.
You must be a registered user to add a comment. If you've already registered, sign in. Otherwise, register and sign in.