Insider release notes for Office 2016 for Windows desktop

Last updated: April 20, 2017

This article contains release notes for Insider builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook for Windows desktop. Every week, we’ll highlight interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about. Note that we often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) over a period of time  to Insiders. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. So, if you don’t see something described below, not to worry. You'll get it eventually.  

The current Insider (Fast) build is Version 1805 (Build 9312.2008), released April 17, 2018.

What's new in build 9312.2008



There are no new features to highlight this week.

Notable fixes

In the table below, you'll find key fixes in the latest Insider build. 




  • We fixed a table corruption error and missing text when comparing certain documents with tables


  • We fixed issues with wheel mouse scroll on Win32 to enable users to scroll workbooks using the mouse wheel when the workbook is not active


  • We fixed intermittent crash while opening presentations from online locations

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where some users were getting a Server File Updated error when trying to restore to previous versions files in the legacy format (like .ppt, xls, and .doc)

Previous release notes

To see release notes for earlier Insider builds, click below. To find a history of updates for both the Insider and Monthly Channel (Targeted) levels, see Update history for Office Insider for Windows desktop.

What's new

No new features this build

Notable fixes




  • Fixed issue with keyboard shortcuts incorrectly changing when regional settings change

  • Fixed issue where inking comments may sometimes not work

Known issues

No known issues this build

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