What's new for Office Insiders

As an Office Insider, you see new features first. Your early feedback is invaluable, so keep it coming!

Latest updates for Windows Desktop

If you're an Office Insider enrolled in the Monthly Channel (Targeted) level, keep reading to see what's new in Version 1711 (Build 8730.xxxx).

If you're enrolled in the faster-paced Insider level, skip this article and see Update history for Office Insider.

Note: We recently changed the level names for the Office Insider for Windows Desktop program. Insider Fast is now called Insider and Insider Slow is now Monthly Channel (Targeted). For more information, see Changes to Slow/Fast level names for Office Insider for Windows desktop.

Chat with co-authors while you edit

Collaborate more effectively by chatting with co-authors without leaving the app.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Export to 4K

When you export a presentation to video, 4K resolution is now an option.

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Run a slide with your digital pen *

Use your Surface pen, or any other pen with a Bluetooth button, to advance your slides.

New in: PowerPoint

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* Requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Note:  If you use Office 365 at work or school, the availability of the features above may vary based on your organization's update policies.

What's new in your favorite Office app

Access Excel OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Project Visio Word

Updating to the latest build

If you're enrolled in the Monthly Channel (Targeted) level, you get a new Office for Windows desktop feature update approximately once a month, plus subsequent updates containing important fixes or security updates. To install an update manually, click File > Account (or Office Account in Outlook) Update Options > Update Now.

For a history of recent updates, and to check if you have the latest version installed, see Update history for the Monthly Channel (Targeted) level.

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Connect with people who are as interested in technology as you are, and get support from the Office Insider community.

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Follow us on @OfficeInsider

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Where to send feedback

We'd love to hear your thoughts about what works, what doesn't, and where you think we can improve.

  • To report an issue or send a suggestion, click File > Feedback.

  • In Outlook, you can get immediate support by clicking File > Support.

    You can also talk to us in the Office Insider community or on Twitter.

Previous releases

See what's new and improved in the October update, Version 1710 (Build 8625.xxxx).

Break the language barrier

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Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word.

New in: Word

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Learn with the new Office Training Center

Home page of the Office Training Center with icons for the different Office apps and tiles for available content types

Do more with all of your office apps using new templates, tips, and guides - all in the new Office Training Center.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Publish to Microsoft Stream

Share a presentation as a video securely within your organization by using Microsoft Stream.

New in: PowerPoint

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Digital Pencil

Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture.

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Project gets agile

Manage your agile projects in Microsoft Project using the backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum and Kanban methodologies are supported.

New in: Project

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Task Board views

Sort tasks on cards in the Task Board view. Reorder and move cards between columns on the board just like in Agile projects.

New in: Project

See what's new and improved in the September update, Version 1709 (Build 8528.xxxx).

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Show #N/A data as a gap in charts

Easily see where you're missing data by showing #N/A data as gaps in your chart.

New in: Excel

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Know who you'll be meeting with

Now you can see people's responses to a meeting request, even if you're not the organizer.

New in: Outlook

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Apply data graphics to Data Visualizer diagrams

Save time when you create a Data Visualizer diagram by automatically applying shape data as data graphics.

New in: Visio

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See what's new and improved in the July update, Version 1708 (Build 8326.xxxx).

Pen dropdown showing Ink Effects

New ink effects

Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Work faster, get more done

Bring on those complex workbooks with multiple sheets. Excel opens faster so you can crunch formulas with large ranges, filter lots of rows, or copy and paste faster.

New in: Excel

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Quick access to attachments

The Attach icon

Ever struggled to find a file that was sent to you as an attachment? Worry no more! Just click File > Open> Shared with me.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Info about people and groups – at a glance

Profile card for a contact

Profile cards show you the most relevant details, whether you're on the desktop, the web, or using a mobile app.

New in: Outlook

Add an appointment to a group calendar

Group of people

Now you can let everyone in your group known when you'll be away without sending a meeting in email.

New in: Outlook

More accessible than ever

Accessiibility icon

We've made it easier to read and edit text, tables, lists and images in email when you're using a screen reader.

New in: Outlook

Improved smart quotes

Smart quote

You asked for it! Smart quotes are now smarter after em dashes (—).

New in: Word

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Manage a task in Planner

Planner icon

Link a Project task to Planner plans, allowing you to break the tasks into subtasks, add a team, assign tasks, and manage the work on the Planner board.

New in: Project

Link or import data from Salesforce

You can now link to or import data from Salesforce, which is a customer resource management (CRM), cloud-based business solution.

New in: Access

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Link or import data from Dynamics 365

We've also now added the ability to link to or import data from Dynamics 365, which is a customer resource management (CRM), cloud-based business solution.

New in: Access

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Create a wireframe diagram for a website

Quickly create a wireframe diagram of your website including interface, navigation, and how they work together.

New in: Visio

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Create a wireframe of your mobile application

Use a template to create a beautiful wireframe of your mobile application.

New in: Visio

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Not just on your Desktop anymore

Visio Online is a new way to create and edit your diagrams right in your favorite browser.

New in: Visio

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See what's new and improved in the July update, Version 1707 (Build 8326.xxxx).

Insert 3D models to see all angles

Use 3D models to increase visual and creative impact in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and messages. Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees. Bring 3D models to life in PowerPoint presentations with the Morph transition, which creates cinematographic animations between slides.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Collaborative editing

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Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

New in: Excel

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We save for you!

AutoSave

Changes are automatically saved for documents, workbooks, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

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Designer transforms more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer showing design ideas for a timeline

Designer now recommends design ideas for timelines presented as bulleted lists.

New in: PowerPoint

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See what's changed

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Slides that have been modified by other users are highlighted.

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While you were away

Clock

Changes made by others to your worksheets or presentations since your last visit are highlighted.

New in: PowerPoint

A smarter To: line

Select recipients

When you click the To: line to address a message, we suggest recipients you're likely to choose. Plus, you can see their picture so you know you're sending to the right person.

New in: Outlook

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Edit using Learning Tools

Reading mode in Word

Learning Tools are now available in Web Layout view. Adjust text spacing and show syllables while you edit. In any view, see each word highlighted as the document is read aloud.

New in: Word

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Helpful sounds improve accessibility

Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find the command in Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed.

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Math equations

You can now create and edit math equations using LaTeX syntax.

New in: Word

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Cloud attachments just got better

Now, when you save or drag and drop OneDrive attachments to your computer, we download the file for you.

New in: Outlook

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Editing a new item is more accessible

Use a quick shortcut (Ctrl+E) to edit a new item from a Combo Box or List Box.

New in: Access

Label Name property

Enhance accessibility by associating a label with a control on a form.

New in: Access

See what's new and improved in the June update, Version 1706 (Build 8201.xxxx).

PowerPoint Designer transforms more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer suggesting chart design ideas

Designer now recommends design ideas for charts added to your slides.

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Quick access to superscript and subscript

superscript subscript

Keep the superscript and subscript commands at your fingertips by adding them to the Ribbon or the Quick Access Toolbar.

New in: Excel

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See what's new and improved in the May update, Version 1705 (Build 8201.xxxx).

Enhanced data import functionality

Easily import and shape data from various sources. Manage workbook queries and connection with the Queries & Connection side pane, and share queries with others via ODC files.

New in: Excel

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Get & Transform Queries & Connections pane

Closed captions for video

Insert or remove captions for a video in PowerPoint

Add closed captions to a video to make it accessible.

New in: PowerPoint

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Improved attachment options

Keep control over your Outlook attachments

When attaching files to an email, you can more easily select whether to add it as a cloud file or as a traditional attachment.

New in: Outlook

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Keep the copy

Copy your cells and , before you paste, you can still do other tasks like typing or inserting cells.

New in: Excel

Quickly access the groups you use the most

Groups you're most likely to interact with now appear at the top of the list.

New in: Outlook

New data transformation: Add Column From Examples

In the Query Editor, create a new column by providing sample values. As you type, Excel detects the required transformations and shows a preview of the new column.

New in: Excel

See what's new and improved features in the April update, Version 1704 (Build 8067.xxxx).

Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane

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Use the Editor pane for advanced spelling, grammar, and writing styles recommendations. It's built to be accessible with improved support for assistive technologies.

Note: This feature is rolling out gradually to Insiders, so you may not see it immediately.

New in: Word

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Focused Inbox

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Focused Inbox help you focus on the emails that matter the most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs: Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible, but out of the way, on the Other tab.

New in: Outlook

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Personalize the default PivotTable layout

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Set up a PivotTable the way you like, and start with that layout every time you create a new PivotTable.

New in: Excel

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Introducing the Dubai font

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Try the new high-quality font family, optimized for legibility and supporting Arabic and Western European languages.

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Quickly access your sites and groups

Quickly access your sites and groups

Use the File menu to work with documents, workbooks, and presentations, and stored in your frequently used sites and groups.

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Insert recent links

Insert recent links

Easily attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers.

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See what's changed

Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted in green.

New in: PowerPoint

Join the Excel Community

Learn how to use Excel, discuss your work, shared tips and tricks, and connect with experts who build and use the product.

New in: Excel

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Narrate a recording

Narrate a recording of a presentation

Include a video of yourself narrating when you make a recording of a presentation. Recordings can include animations, ink, audio, and video.

New in: PowerPoint

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Find third-party stencils

Stencils in Visio

Search for third-party stencils provided by selected content providers.

New in: Visio

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Quick drop-down for setting predecessors

Predecessor and successor tasks

Use the Gant chart drop-down to choose which predecessors or successors you want to link to.

New in: Project

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See what's new and improved features in the March update, Version 1703 (Build 7967.2073).

A quick start to your research

Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.

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Note: This feature is available in English (United States), French (France), Italian (Italy), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and Japanese (Japan).

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Make diagrams from Excel data

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Automatically create a Basic Flowchart or a Cross-Functional Flowchart from Excel data by using new Data Visualizer templates in Visio.

New in: Visio

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New and enhanced Get Data experience

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Easily connect, combine, and shape data coming from a variety of sources. Manage existing workbook queries and connections from the dedicated Queries & Connection pane, and more.

New in: Excel

Focused Inbox

Outlook Focused Inbox feature

Focused Inbox helps you focus on the emails that matter most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs—Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way—on the Other tab.

New in: Outlook

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PowerPoint Designer: transform more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer feature

Designer now recommends professional design ideas for action-oriented lists.

New in: PowerPoint

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Read email in your preferred language

Read Outlook email in your preferred language

Now you can translate email without leaving Outlook. Just turn on the Translator add-in to translate with a single tap. Choose from 60 languages.

New in: Outlook

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Make your images more accessible

PowerPoint Alt Text for Images Feature

Intelligent services generate Alt text for your pictures to make your presentations more accessible to people who are blind.

New in: PowerPoint

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Visio Online is live

Visio Online is live

Share your diagrams stored in SharePoint Online with anyone in your organization. They can view them and add comments by using their favorite browser.

New in: Visio

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Large numbers (bigint) support

Large numbers (bigint) support

Use the Large Number data type in Access tables to calculate large numbers, and to link to or import from external databases that use an equivalent data type, such as bigint in SQL Server.

New in: Access

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Add guests to your Office 365 groups

Collaborate with people outside your organization by adding them to your groups.

New in: Outlook

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Keep control over your attachments

Now, as you share and collaborate on OneDrive attachments in Outlook, you can offer the right level of access to people within your organization or externally. You can also let Outlook choose how much access they receive.

New in: Outlook

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Know before you share

Outlook tells you ahead of time if recipients will be able to access your documents, and offers suggestions if there will be any problems sharing.

New in: Outlook

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Latest updates for Mac

Enrolled in the Insider Slow level? There are no new features in Version 15.40 (171104), a preview of the November update, just fixes and improvements.

Enrolled in Insider Fast? Visit the Office 2016 for Mac release notes page and check out the Update history for Office Insider for Mac.

Be a part of the community

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Office Insider community

Connect with people who are as interested in technology as you are, and get support from the Office Insider community.

Visit the community

Office Insider Twitter

Follow us on @OfficeInsider

Join the growing community of experts and enthusiasts who are helping shape the future of Microsoft Office.

Follow us on Twitter

Where to send feedback

We'd love to hear your thoughts about what works, what doesn't, and where you think we can improve.

  • To report issues or send feedback about Insider builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, click the smiley face icon in the upper-right corner of the app, and the click Tell Us What You Like or Tell Us What Can Be Better.

  • To report issues or make a suggestion in Outlook, click Help > Contact Support or Help > Suggest a feature.

    You can also get in touch with us in the Office Insider community or on Twitter.

Previous releases

Here is what's new in Version 15.39 (171004), the October feature update.

Improved Visual Basic Editor

Conceptual representation of the Visual Basic Editor windows across differents apps

Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Improved readability and accessible, too

Outlook icon and Accessibility symbol

Your email message and meeting invitation headers are now easier on the eyes. Less clutter, better keyboard navigation, and improved VoiceOver. Check it out!

New in: Outlook

Here's what's new and improved in Version 15.37 (170805), the August 2017 feature update.

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Your first draft just got easier

Researcher helps you find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images - all without leaving Word.

New in: Word

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Click more confidently

Green shield with a white check mark

Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Here's what's new and improved in Version 15.36 (170702), the July 2017 feature update.

See how our Office Insiders help change Outlook for Mac, and learn more about the new features.

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Send email on your schedule

Delay the delivery of a message or choose when it will be sent.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Select the arrow next to the Send button to delay sending your email

All your favorite folders in one place

Star

Create shortcuts to all folders you use regularly. All shortcuts are listed in Favorites at the top of your Sidebar.

New in: Outlook

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Pictures in headers and footers

Header and Footer

Customize your printed workbooks by adding images to headers and footers.

New in: Excel

Here's what's new and improved in Version 15.35 (170603), the June 2017 feature update.

Spend less time writing emails

Create an email template and reuse it later to save time.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Pick the email template you want to use

Request Read Receipts and Delivery Notifications

Read receipt notification

Get notified when your important email messages have been delivered to and opened by recipients.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Easier account setup

Exchange account logo

Now, when you add an Exchange or Gmail account, settings are updated for you. Just provide your username and password, and you are good to go.

New in: Outlook

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Here's what's new and improved in Version 15.34 (17043000), the May 2017 feature update.

Modern backgrounds for Focus Mode

Focus Mode Background Menu

Choose from Twilight or Polar Night backgrounds, when you're in Focus Mode on the View tab.

New in: Word

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Groups in Outlook for Mac

View and read or reply to group conversations in Outlook for Mac

View your top 10 groups, and read or reply to group conversations directly from the Groups folders.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Latest updates for iOS

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.7 (17103001), a preview of the November 2017 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

Digital ink

With the addition of a digital pencil to pens and effects that are already available, you can sketch out your ideas to make them come to life and rediscover the simple pleasure of creating content with a pen.

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Faster scrolling

Move quickly through long spreadsheets on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: EXCEL FOR IPHONE TOUCH GUIDE | EXCEL FOR IPAD TOUCH GUIDE

Version and build information

The following table lists recent Insider builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPad and iPhone. If there are noteworthy features, key fixes or improvements, or issues to watch for, we'll document them here.

Release date

Version/build

Notes

November 1, 2017

Version 2.7 (17103001)

This build is a preview of the November monthly update.

October 11, 2017

Version 2.6 (17101103)

This build contains fixes and security updates.

October 4, 2017

Version 2.6 (17100400)

This build contains fixes and security updates.

October 2, 2017

Version 2.6 (17100100)

This build is a preview of the October monthly update.

September 10, 2017

Version 2.5 (17082904)

This build is the September monthly update.

September 5, 2017

Version 2.5 (17082904)

This build contains fixes and security updates.

September 1, 2017

Version 2.5 (17082903)

This build is a preview of the September monthly update.

August 14, 2017

Version 2.4 (17081002)

This build is the August monthly update.

August 7, 2017

Version 2.4 (17080700)

This build is a preview of the August monthly update.

July 3, 2017

Version 2.3 (17070100)

This build contains fixes and security updates.

June 27, 2017

Version 2.3 (17062600)

This build is a preview of the July monthly update.

Be a part of the community

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Office Insider Community

Connect with people who are as interested in technology as you are, and get support from the Office Insider community.

Visit the community

Office Insider Twitter

Follow us on @OfficeInsider

Join the growing community of experts and enthusiasts who are helping shape the future of Microsoft Office.

Follow us on Twitter

Where to send feedback

To report issues or send feedback from within an app, open a file, and tap File > Send Feedback.

Alternatively, feel free to post in the Office Insider community or tweet at tweet @OfficeInsider..

Previous releases

Here's what's new in Version 2.6 (17100100), a preview of the October 2017 feature update.

Your pens have a new look

Cup with several different colored pens

Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set if available on all of your iOS devices and Windows PCs across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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New ink effects *

Gold pen with a gold burst

Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Pick up where you left off

Blue flag

Reopen a presentation and resume working right where you were before.

New in: PowerPoint

View the page you want

Two documents with a 2-headed blue arrow on the right side

See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

New in: Word

Here's what's new in Version 2.5 (17082904), a preview of the September 2017 feature update.

Showing Share options

Work better with others in real time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Get alerts about your shared files

Notification icon

Go to the Account menu to select if you'd like to be notified when a file you've shared is updated or shared with others.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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New option: Share one slide

Don’t send a whole presentation when all you want to share is one thing. PowerPoint lets you share a single slide with others.

New in: PowerPoint

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The Share command in PowerPoint for Android

Here's what's new in Version 2.3 (17062600), a preview of the July 2017 feature update.

Comments, anyone?

comments

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments in a presentation on your device.

New in: PowerPoint

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Create a link to your presentation

Hyperlink

Use hyperlinks to quickly access a file or website, or to create a new email message.

New in: PowerPoint

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Insert cut or copied cells

Cells in a worksheet with blue arrow indicating a cell being inserted

We heard you! Cut or copy cells and insert them with just a tap. Works for whole rows and columns.

New in: Excel

Here's what's new in Version 2.2 (17053002), a preview of the June 2017 feature release.

Select or draw?

Pencil

In the app settings, choose whether your Apple Pencil selects or inks by default.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Save your file as PDF

PDF file

Easily create a PDF from your file by going to File > Export.

New in: Word Excel

LEARN MORE

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain binary template files.

New in: Excel

Open more files in Excel

Here's what's new and improved in Version 2.1 (170508), a preview of the May 2017 feature update.

Maps

Use this new chart type to transform geographic data into professional-looking maps with just a few steps.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

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Edit with others in real-time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

PowerPoint for Android collaborate in real time

You're the expert with Tell Me

Save time and focus on your work by finding the right command when you need it

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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OneNote Reimagined

It's easier than ever to organize your notes with an improved layout. All of your notebooks, sections, and pages can be found in columns on the side of the app, efficiently navigable with screen readers, keyboards, and more.

New in: OneNote Word

Better borders

Borders

Add color and line styles to your cell borders to highlight important content.

New in: Excel

Easier editing

Easier editing

Just double-tap a cell and edit in place rather than typing in the formula bar.

New in: Excel

Search inside filters

Search

Quickly find the right value to filter on by using Search in the Sort and Filter menu.

New in: Excel

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain Dialog sheets.

New in: Excel

Open more files in Excel

Latest updates for Android

There are no new features in the November update, Build 16.0.8730.2011, just fixes and improvements.

Version and build information

The following table contains recent feature updates for Office Insider for Android.

Release date

Version

Description

November 2, 2017

16.0.8730.2011

Preview of the November 2017 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

October 13, 2017

16.0.8625.2046

October 2017 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

October 3, 2017

16.0.8625.2022

This build contains fixes and improvements.

September 28, 2017

16.0.8625.2005

Preview of the October 2017 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

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Office Insider Community

Connect with us and other Insiders in the Office Insider community on Google+.

Visit the Office Insider community

Office Insider Twitter

Follow us on @OfficeInsider

Join the growing community of experts and enthusiasts who are helping shape the future of Microsoft Office.

Follow us on Twitter

Where to send feedback

To make a suggestion or report issues in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, open a file, click or tap the [ ≡ ] icon in the upper-left corner, and then tap or click Feedback.

You can also reach us by posting in the Office Insider for Android community or tweeting @OfficeInsider..

Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.8625.2001, the October 2017 feature update.

Edit more files

File with a blue arrow indicating ability to download and edit

You can now edit IRM documents, worksheets, and presentations on your Android phone or tablet.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Faster scrolling

Grid with a two-headed arrow on the right side

Move quickly through a long document on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Choose print options

Printer icon

Print the entire worksheet or just a selection. Set your scaling, paper size, and orientation.

New in: Excel

Pick up where you left off

Blue flag

Reopen a presentation and resume working right where you were before.

New in: PowerPoint

Latest updates for Windows Mobile

Enrolled in Office Insider Slow? There are no new features in the November update, 17.8730, just fixes and improvements. If you’re using OneNote for Windows 10, see the latest updates in What’s New in OneNote for Windows 10.

Version and build information

The following table contains recent feature updates for Office Insiders enrolled in the Slow level.

Release date

Version

Description

November 2, 2017

17.8730

Preview of the November 2017 feature update

October 26, 2017

17.8625

October 2017 feature update

October 17, 2017

17.8625

Preview of the October 2017 feature update

October 10, 2017

17.8528

This build contains fixes and improvements.

September 12, 2017

17.8528

September 2017 feature update

September 6, 2017

17.8528

Preview of the September 2017 feature update

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Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in 17.8625, the October 2017 feature update.

View the page you want

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See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

New in: Word

Here's what's new and improved in 17.8431, the August 2017 feature update.

Insert cut or copied cells

Cells in a worksheet with blue arrow indicating a cell being inserted

We heard you! Cut or copy cells and insert them with just a tap. Works for whole rows and columns.

New in: Excel

Here's what's new and improved in 17.8326, the July 2017 feature update.

Edit with natural pen gestures

Pencil

Mark your document and Word makes it so. Circle to select, cross out to delete, and use the highlighter pen to highlight text for real.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Copy and Paste formatting

Clipboard and a document

You can now copy and paste formatting, not just text, in your documents.

New in: Word

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Custom margins

Custom margins

Set the margins in your document to be just the way you like them.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Here's what's new and improved in 17.8269, the June 2017 feature update.

Comments, anyone?

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments in a presentation on your device.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain Dialog sheets.

New in: Excel

Here's what's new and improved in 17.8067, the April 2017 feature update.

Edit with natural pen gestures

Pencil

Mark your document and Word makes it so. Circle to select, cross out to delete, and use the highlighter pen to highlight text for real.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Copy and Paste formatting

Clipboard and a document

You can now copy and paste formatting, not just text, in your documents.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Custom margins

Custom margins

Set the margins in your document to be just the way you like them.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Collaborative Editing

Co-authoring in Excel

Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Insert recent links

Attach hyperlinks to cloud-based files and websites

Easily attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ink.

New in: Excel

Open more files in Excel

Here's what's new and improved in 17.7967, the March 2017 feature update.

Shared with me

Open "Shared with me" files

Quickly get to the documents, workbooks, and presentations shared with you in the File menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! In Excel Mobile, you can now open files that contain query tables with parameters, scripts, and signature lines.

New in: Excel

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