Office 365 First Release Program

First of all, Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally signed up for my very own Office 365 account today for my own production and testing environment. 2015 will hopefully see me develop my SharePoint Online skill set, and I’m also keen to have a test bed for problems which clients come to me with, and also just to satisfy my own curiosity when I need to!

The Office 365 teams are making a lot of UI changes at the moment, the majority of which I like a lot, but I need to be able to keep on top of the changes to avoid getting egg on my face in front of customers 🙂

For this reason, one of the important things for me to enable straightaway was the First Release program. This program is designed for the people who want to be on the bleeding edge, and gives the tenant updates as soon as they become available, sometimes as soon as one week after the announcement. This will allow me to test new functionality and become fully versed with it before my customers even receive it!

If you are one of those that live on the bleeding edge, log into your Office 365 Admin portal, and go to Service Settings>Updates and enable!

Office 365 First Release

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