Office 2016 Preview RRS feed

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  • I installed Office 2016 Preview and when I opened Word it gave me an error saying it was broken even though the program would work after you closed the error screen. However, I followed the instructions Start>Programs>Repair. When I repaired it it is now asking me to activate the product.  When I downloaded the Preview it said I had until sometime in November. Now it is saying I have to activated it by June 7. I have no idea what the activation code is because it's a Preview version. I know no one is going to read this and I know I am wasting my time. I have really never gotten a sufficient answer from Microsoft and in the past it has always been a case of we will help you if you will pay us X amount of money per minute or something like that. This is my question. I don't expect an answer. I'll probably just uninstall it and go back to Open or Libre Office where I don't have to deal with the convoluted and totally confusing Microsoft Support system.
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:04 PM off topic
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:50 PM

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  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the MSDN Subscriptions feedback forum, because it is not feedback regarding the MSDN Subscription. This is only one forum among the many that are on the MSDN Discussion Forums, and given the content of your post, you likely chose the wrong forum.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who happen to post their question in my forum, but please don’t ignore it.  The links provided below I’ve collected to help with many issues we’ve seen.

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    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:04 PM
  • Hello,

    You should ask in the Microsoft Office Community Forums.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion':


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    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:19 PM
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