Discover the New Office for IT Pros

Get the IT pro info you need to deploy and learn about Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and more.


Editor's Note: Explore New Office Content for IT Pros

IT pros can now explore new technical content and resource offerings to help them get started deploying and administering the new Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Project, and related products and technologies.


What's New

Capabilities and Features in the New Office

Find information about the new features and capabilities in Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus such as Office Telemetry, Click-to-Run, and Office on Demand.

Capabilities and Features in Office 365 Enterprise Preview

What's New for IT Professsionals in Office 2013 Preview

Office Web Apps Server Preview

Capabilities and Features in SharePoint 2013

What's New in Exchange 2013 Preview

Introduction to Lync Server 2013 Preview

Capabilities and Features in Project Server 2013 and Project Online


Evaluation Resources

Download 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.

Office 2013 Preview Technical Documentation

Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus Preview Forum


Sign up for Office 365 Enterprise Preview

Features unveiled at a Windows Phone Summit reveal steps Microsoft is taking to better secure and manage smartphones in the enterprise just as it does Windows PCs. This Preview includes 25 user licenses, IT admin tools and policies for user management, data leakage protection, mail archiving and compliance, and team sites for project management.

Office 365 Preview Technical Documentation

Office 365 Preview Enterprise Forums


Download Office Web Apps Server Preview

Office Web Apps Server Preview is a new Office server product that delivers browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. A single Office Web Apps Server farm can support users who access Office files through SharePoint 2013 Preview, Lync Server 2013 Preview, Exchange Server 2013 Preview, shared folders, and websites. The new stand-alone deployment model means that you can manage updates to your Office Web Apps Server farm independently of other Office Server products that are deployed in your organization.

Office Web Apps Server Language Packs

Deploy the infrastructure: Office Web Apps Server Preview

Use Office Web Apps Preview with SharePoint 2013 Preview


Download SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

Whether you’re using it to manage your enterprise content, make it easy for business end users to share ideas and information, or help developers build innovative new applications, SharePoint Server 2013’s improvements in scale, security, and flexibility have you covered.

SharePoint 2013 Preview Technical Documentation

SharePoint 2013 Preview for IT Professionals Forum

SharePoint Online Preview Administration

SharePoint 2013 Training for IT Pros


Download Exchange Server 2013 Preview

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

Exchange Online Preview

Exchange Server 2013 Preview Technical Documentation

Exchange Server 2013 Preview Forum


Download 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.

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview Technical Documetation


Download Project Server 2013 Preview

Project Server 2013 offers flexible online and on-premises solutions for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, enabling you to effectively execute and achieve strategic priorities.

Project Server 2013 Preview Technical Documentation

Project Online Administration


Office 365 in the Real World

See how Microsoft’s cloud platform for collaboration, communication and productivity has been an immediate game-changer for organizations looking to expand beyond traditional work styles.


Optimizing SharePoint and Exchange

There is nothing inherently wrong with using default configurations, but there is so much that SharePoint and Exchange can offer that you will want to optimize to address your own unique business needs.