How to turn on First Release in Office 365

This is the second video in a series I’ve started putting together –  short videos for common tasks, tips, tricks and questions I get.  I’ve always been an advocate of the concept that a picture is worth a 1000 words (thus my undying love for SnagIt). But lately I’ve been thinking, “screw 1000 words, a video must be worth 10,000 words right?”  So, there um, is the underlying brilliance in this series…

This video shows how to turn on First Release in Office 365.  It wasn’t immediately obvious where to find it (and maybe for good reason).  A couple of things:

  1. I’m not advocating you should turn on First Release.  This is for the brave of heart, for folks like that me that want a head start on the goodies coming so I can help others use them, etc.  If you are running a business and want to concentrate on that, stick with getting updates when they roll around after others have provided feedback –  there are lots of dead pioneers on the plains, as they say…
  2. First Release means getting the new stuff in Office 365 as early as one week after the official announcement, which is typically made here: Standard Release would be 3 weeks or more after First Release
  3. Details on First Release can be found here: Office 365 Release Programs


First Release Cycle