Microsoft has always used their internal QA department to test software internally to look for bugs and to optimize its code to make sure it runs on a wide range of software. Recently, Microsoft has announced that it will turn to the public to obtain a wider sample pool for its products. Microsoft is looking for beta testers to try out new versions of Microsoft Office ahead of their release.
So why is Microsoft Looking at the Public to Test Microsoft Office?
Microsoft will be looking for assistance in testing with Office as well as Gemini which brings with it a suite of new applications for Windows that are touch friendly. There will also be Android apps as their market share grows.
On Microsoft website, they state the following:
“The Office team at Microsoft is looking for participants to join us in pre-release beta programs! Your feedback in these programs will be instrumental in building the best productivity software and services available. The programs will span across the full family of Microsoft Office client, server and cloud services. The family of products include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, Access, Publisher and Outlook applications, as well as the Exchange, SharePoint and Project server products and cloud services.
If you or the company you work for, or both, are interested in providing feedback to shape and enhance the latest and greatest technologies in the world, then we’d like to know more about you.”
You can sign up at the source link below to be considered and if chosen, you will see new bits ahead of the rest of the Office community.
For more details, please view sign up for the program at Microsoft Pre-Release Programs.