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 1810 (Build 11001.20038).

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

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.

Reveal what's behind a picture

Put a picture on a slide, worksheet, or document, pick a pre-set, and watch the transparency change. That's it!

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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You sketch, we polish

We change hand-drawn text and shapes into refined diagrams. Just select your ink strokes to get started.

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Update visuals with your pen

Write over a shape with your pen and use the Ink to Text button to automatically convert your handwritten ink to typed text on the shape.

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People Suggestions in Schedule Assistant

See recommendations for attendees to add when you schedule a meeting. No more switching back and forth between the Scheduling Assistant and the To line.

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Watch your content come alive

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across pages.

New in: Word

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Draft meeting invite on the left and Room finder pane on the right

Reserving a room just got easier

Look for a conference room using more than one room list - and switch lists without losing room you've selected.

New in: Outlook

Stop seeing reminders for past events

You can set your calendar to automatically dismiss reminders for events after they've ended.

New in: Outlook

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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

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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.

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.

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Follow us on @OfficeInsider

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

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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 August update, Version 1809 (Build 10827.xxxxx).

Discover more about your data

The new Ideas button looks for patterns in your data, and uses them to create intelligent, personalized suggestions.

New in: Excel

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Watch your content come alive

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across slides.

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New proofreading tools

Don't stress about your words. PowerPoint now provides grammar and writing suggestions.

New in: PowerPoint

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Updated visuals on the ribbon for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Your ribbon icons have a new look

Don't worry, everything works the same. Plus all of the icons look great on screens of all sizes.

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See what's coming soon

Try out new user experiences before they are released broadly and let us know what you think.

New in: Outlook

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Perfect spelling optional

Don't worry about misspelling search terms. Type what you're looking for and let Outlook take care of any needed spelling corrections.

New in: Outlook

Speedy lookup

Get your answers faster with super-charged VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH functions.

New in: Excel

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See what's new and improved in the August update, Version 1808 (Build 10730.xxxxx).

Turn off forwarding for a meeting

Prevent attendees from forwarding your meetings to others. Just go to the ribbon and click Response Options.

New in: Outlook

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Database window in the background and Linked Table Manager dialog box in the foreground

Refresh, relink or remove linked tables

The updated Linked Table Manager in THE location for managing all data sources and linked tables.

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See more info on Task Board cards

When the title alone doesn't tell the story, customize your Task Board cards to show all the most important details.

New in: Project

Plan in the background and task details in the foreground
Process document in the center and Export to Word pane on the right

Build a Word document out of shapes

Automatically add shapes and metadata to a Word document. Then, customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals.

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Enjoy an iconic moment in your next diagram

Pick from 26 new stencils with icons for analytics, arts, celebration, faces, sports, and more.

New in: Visio

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See what's new and improved in the July update, Version 1807 (Build 10325.xxxxx).

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Stock quotes at your fingertips

Retrieve the latest stock price, change in price, and more with the new Stocks data type. There's also a new Geography data type.

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Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

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Save As page with Recent selected

Stay organized with Recent save locations

Project keeps a running list of where you've saved other projects. When you're ready to save your new projects, just choose one of your Recent save locations, and get on with your day.

New in: Project

See what's new and improved in the June update, Version 1806 (Build 10228.xxxxx).

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Chat with co-authors while you edit

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

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One-click fixes for accessibility issues

The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.

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Add visual impact

Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.

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Title your slide with a pen

Use your pen to ink in a title, and watch PowerPoint convert it to text.

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The more the merrier

Invite others to join a group by sharing a URL or sending an email with an embedded link.

New in: Outlook

A new way to manage sprints

Take an agile approach to working with Task Boards. Go to Manage Sprints to add and remove sprints as your project evolves.

New in: Project

Sprint planning

See what's new and improved in the May update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.xxxx).

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Hands free typing*

Use your voice to create documents, presentations, and emails by simply dictating. No need to type!

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* To see the feature, you must be a subscriber, have a valid MSA or Org ID, and enable Office intelligent services. If all of those requirements are met and you still don't see the Dictate button, the feature may not be available in your location.

Editing comes naturally with Ink Editor

With a single stroke of your pen, split or join words, add a new line, or insert words. It's that easy!

New in: Word

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View three time zones

Need to schedule a meeting across time zones? Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all.

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Calendar sharing made easy

We heard you! Sharing your calendars is simpler and calendars shared from Outlook Desktop are now also available in Outlook Mobile. Stay productive and remain timely in the office and on the go!

New in: Outlook

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Brainstorming Starter diagram

Kick-start your diagrams

The Organization Chart, Brainstorming, and SDL templates have new starter diagrams to get you up and running quickly.

New in: Visio

Visualize data with new charts

Choose from 11 charts and add one to your forms and reports to better visualize the data and make informed decisions.

New in: Access

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Database with pie chart in the center of the screen

See what's new and improved in the April update, Version 1804 (Build 9226.xxxx).

Insights in Excel

Is data analysis something you find intimidating? Worry no more! Insights helps you analyze your data in intelligent and personalized ways, and offers relevant learnings.

New in: Excel

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Listen to your emails

Do you have your hands full? No problem! Let Outlook read your emails aloud, while highlighting as it's read.

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Convert your ink

Take scribbled notes and drawings, and convert them into readable text and crisp shapes to create a polished presentation.

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Never miss a reminder

Choose to set reminders to pop up over windows you're working in. Otherwise, Outlook will flash the taskbar to get your attention.

New in: Outlook

Mark deleted items as read

You asked for it! You can now set any message that you delete as read. Opt in by clicking File > Options > Mail.

New in: Outlook

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Task board with Filter drop down list

Task board filtering

You asked for it! Streamline your task boards by filtering on key resources or summary tasks.

New in: Project

Set percent complete from a task board

Choose a percent complete for each column, and then update task completion with drag-and-drop.

New in: Project

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Sprint navigation

We heard you! You can now switch from one sprint view to another, and quickly move tasks between sprints.

New in: Project

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See what's new and improved in the March update, Version 1803 (Build 9126.xxxx).

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Break the language barrier

Translate words, phrases, or the whole document to another language with Microsoft Translator.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

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Collaboration made easy

Need to bring together a group of people working on a project? Creating a group is easier than ever. We have modernized the creation process and made it clutter-free. Give it a try!

New in: Outlook

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Keep your Visio diagram and Excel data in sync

When you edit a Data Visualizer diagram, you can update the linked Excel data with the latest diagram content, and keep everything in sync.

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Data Visualizer audit template

Import content from Excel and create audit diagrams for financial transactions, inventory management, and more.

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Built-in database model diagrams

The new Database Model Diagram template accurately models your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.

New in: Visio

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More stencils for business diagrams

Using modern shapes, compare and contrast data with a Venn diagram, or draw Cycle, Matrix, or Pyramid diagrams to help tell your story.

New in: Visio

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See what's new and improved in the February update, Version 1802 (Build 9029.xxxx).

Email sorting made easy

We heard you! For those of you who are not (yet!) using the Focused Inbox, we've brought back sorting options and the Unread filter above the message list.

New in: Outlook

List of filters available to sort messages
Meeting with responses to invite from all attendees

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

Find and fix relevant proofing issues

Check out the Editor pane to see an overview of proofing issues found in your document, organized by category, so that you can focus on the ones that matter the most to you.

New in: Word

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See what's new and improved in the January update, Version 1801 (Build 9001.xxxx).

Write your best resume with help from LinkedIn*

With Resume Assistant, see real work experiences examples, top skills, and jobs for a given role.

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* Only available when the display language is set to English and region is to the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, or United States.

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Precision selecting

Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over.

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Meet your target

Easily keep track of the word count in your document as you scroll and ensure that you're hitting your target whether you're crafting a 250 word essay or your own memoir.

New in: Word

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See what's new and improved in the December update, Version 1712 (Build 8827.xxxx).

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3D animations

Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently, or jumping and turning.

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Meet Focused Inbox

Messages you need to act on right away appear in Focused while the rest wait for you in Other. Messages will no longer be moved to the Clutter folder.

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Convert SVG icons into shapes

Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.

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See what's new and improved in the November update, Version 1711 (Build 8730.xxxx).

Chat with co-authors while you edit

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

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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.

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* Requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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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.

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Publish to Microsoft Stream

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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 (—).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest updates for Mac

Enrolled in the Insider Slow level? Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.18.181008.

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

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Animation triggers are here!

You asked for it! Animation triggers aren't just in Windows anymore. Find them on the Animations tab.

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Discover more about your data

The new Ideas button looks for patterns in your data, and uses them to create intelligent, personalized suggestions.

New in: Excel

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Message list in the background and Search box in the foreground

Find mail fast in your current mailbox

Select the Search box for quick suggestions based on your recent search history. No typing required.

New in: Outlook

Make your images accessible

Office suggests captions for your pictures to them accessible to people with impaired vision.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Worksheet with autocomplete list

More "auto" in autocomplete

When you type a formula, the helpful AutoComplete menu appears, showing you argument options to choose from.

New in: Excel

Now improved: VoiceOver Navigation

Using VoiceOver navigation in Excel? Move across sheets by pressing VO+U. You can enable the Trackpad Commander in your Mac OS to do this too.

New in: Excel

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Be a part of the community

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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

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

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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 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 16.17.180904, the September feature update.

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Draw with ink

Use your mouse or touch pad, and the pens on the Draw tab to write, draw, and highlight.

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Insert 3D models to see all the angles

Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees.

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LaTeX equation support

You asked for it! You can now create math equations using LaTeX syntax.

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Custom shortcuts are back

We heard you! At your request, we've brought back custom shortcut keys.

New in: Excel

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Customize shortcuts dialog box

Here is what's new in Version 16.16.180806, the August feature update.

The font you choose is the font they see

Embed your custom fonts in your files so that wherever they go, your fonts go too.

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Here is what's new in Version 16.15.180702, the July feature update.

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Pep up your pitch with video*

Add live action to your slide with a YouTube video, and then view it without having to leave the app.

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* Available for Sierra and High Sierra (10.13.4 and higher)

One-click fixes for accessibility issues

The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.

New in: Word

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Here is what's new in Version 16.14.180602, the June feature update.

Four available leaning tools that make documents more readable

Learning Tools improve readability

Give your eyes a rest. Adjust text spacing, column width, and page color. Or listen as Word reads your document aloud, highlighting text as it's read.

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Fill data in a flash

Give Flash Fill a few examples, and it will fill your data for you.

New in: Excel

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Break the language barrier

Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator.

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Hyperlinks in living colors

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

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Inbox in the background and new message with signature in the foreground

Create a signature they'll remember

Express yourself with rich font styles, colors, images, links, and more.

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Create and collaborate with Groups

Want to create an Office 365 Group in Outlook? No problem! Add and remove members, too. Collaboration on the Mac just got easier.

New in: Outlook

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Add visual impact

Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, presentations, and messages by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.

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Here is what's new in Version 16.13.180505, the May feature update.

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Write your best resume with Help from LinkedIn*

Resume Assistant shows you work experiences, top skills, and more for a given role. Find it on the Review tab.

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* Only available when the display language is set to English and region is set to the following countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, or United States.

Pivoting data through time

Want to take a look your PivotTable data across years, quarters, months or even days? Easily filter a PivotTable with a timeline filter by sliding the date range.

New in: Excel

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Chat with co-authors while you edit

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

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Swipe right or swipe left? You decide!

Set the swipe left and swipe right gestures to the actions you use most. Choose from Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, or None.

New in: Outlook

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Support for Google Calendar and Contacts

Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.

New in: Outlook

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Add pizzazz with icons

Increase the visual impact of your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting and editing one of our 500 icons available to you!

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Accessibility built right in

Use your keyboard to access the ribbon quickly and to format the words or pictures you just inserted.

New in: Word

What week is it?

You asked for it! Display week numbers in Month View and in the Mini-calendar.

New in: Outlook

Calendar on the left side and dialog box on the right side

Here is what's new in Version 16.12.180401, the April feature update.

Three windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on the left, a cloud and folder on the right, and a double-arrow in between

Better sharing and collaboration

Your locally synced OneDrive documents, workbooks, and presentations open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Add visual impact

Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and emails to add visual interest and retain a high image quality.

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Recurring meeting on the left and all related information displayed in the event card

A more actionable calendar

Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see all of the associated details. Check out who is invited, edit your response, or join the meeting, all in one place.

New in: Outlook

Easier scanning of search results

Ever tried searching for a word or name, and wished Outlook would highlight your search term in the item list or Preview pane? Well, wonder no more.

New in: Outlook

Folder pane and reading pane with highlighted search terms

Here is what's new in Version 16.11.180305, the March feature update.

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Break the language barrier

Translate words, phrases, or the whole document to another language with Microsoft Translator.

New in: Word

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Do more with Focus Mode

We heard you! Focus Mode now opens at your set zoom level and shows the page number while you scroll

New in: Word

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Rendering embedded fonts

Fonts that have been embedded in a presentation now appear correctly when viewed in PowerPoint for Mac. No more surprises!

New in: PowerPoint

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Bring structure to your emails

We heard you! Insert tables in your messages and calendar events, and bring structure to your content. No more copying and pasting from other Office apps.

New in: Outlook

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What time is it?

Want to know what time it is in another part of the world? Add a second time zone to your Outlook and never wonder again!

New in: Outlook

Timeliness across time zones

Traveling across time zones? Create an event with different start and end time zones, and Outlook will take care of the conversion. No mental math required!

New in: Outlook

Meeting invite showing two different time zones
Dialog box from Google requestig user to sign in

Improved security for Google accounts

Security improvements mean that you no longer need to allow access to "less secure apps" or set an app password in order to add your Google Account to Outlook.

New in: Outlook

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Make your text larger... and smaller, too

Increase or decrease the font size in your sidebar, message list, and reading pane.

New in: Outlook

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Precision selecting

Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over.

New in: Excel

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Slice and dice your table data

You loved slicers for PivotTables. You can now use them in tables too to see exactly what filters you have applied.

New in: Excel

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Shine the light on what matters

Grab the new highlighter to flag important information.

New in: PowerPoint

Here is what's new in Version 16.9.18010702, the January feature update.

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Archive or delete with just one swipe

Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.

New in: Outlook

Here is what's new in Version 16.8.17120501, the December feature update.

Edit with others in real time

Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.

New in: Word PowerPoint

Learn More: Word | PowerPoint

Flags indicating that two authors are working in a Word document
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Collaborative editing

Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.

New in: Excel

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We save for you!

Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Worksheet with the Hierarchy charts drop down box showing two options: Treemap and Sunburst

More charts

Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

More functions

Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: IFS FUNCTION | SWITCH FUNCTION

IFS function - Days of the Week example - Formula in cell G2 is 	=IFS(F2=1,D2,F2=2,D3,F2=3,D4,F2=4,D5,F2=5,D6,F2=6,D7,F2=7,D8)
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See what's changed

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

New in: PowerPoint

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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.

New in: PowerPoint

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PowerPoint QuickStarter
Video frames and one being trimmed

Trim media

Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.

New in: PowerPoint

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Quickly access your sites and groups

Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Easy access to files stored in Sites and Groups

Better support for PivotTable charts

Workbook behind, PivotTable in front, chart to the left

Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.

New in: Excel

Laser pointer in Slide Show

Pen with a glowing red end

Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.

New in: PowerPoint

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.

Latest updates for iOS

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.18 (181003) for Excel and Version 2.18 (181002) for Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote, a preview of the October 2018 feature update, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Insert and edit icons

Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one or more of our 500 icons.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Word document with icon list on the right side of the screen
Layout Options dialog box

More printing options

Print what you want: slides with notes, multiple slides on a page, or full-page slides.

New in: PowerPoint

Open a shared calendar

Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device.

New in: Outlook

Settings pane in the background and menu with Calendar-related commands in the foreground

Version and build information

The following table lists recent Insider builds of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

Release date

Version/build

Notes

October 4, 2018

Version 2.18 (181002) and (181003)

This build is a preview of the October monthly update.

September 10, 2018

Version 2.17 (180905)

This build is the September monthly update.

August 29, 2018

Version 2.17 (180828)

This build is a preview of the September monthly update.

August 13, 2018

Version 2.16 (180807)

This build is the August monthly update.

July 31, 2018

Version 2.16 (180731)

This build is a preview of the August monthly update.

July 2, 2018

Version 2.15 (180702)

This build is the July monthly update.

June 27, 2018

Version 2.15 (180626)

This build is a preview of the July monthly update.

June 8, 2018

Version 2.14 (180604)

This build is the June monthly update.

May 30, 2018

Version 2.14 (180529)

This build is a preview of the June monthly update.

May 14, 2018

Version 2.13 (180505)

This build is the May monthly update.

May 1, 2018

Version 2.13 (180430)

This build is a preview of the May monthly update.

April 9, 2018

Version 2.12 (180402)

This build is the April monthly update.

March 27, 2018

Version 2.12 (180326)

This build is a preview of the April monthly update.

March 19, 2018

Version 2.11 (180312)

This build is the March monthly update.

March 8, 2018

Version 2.11 (180306)

This build contains fixes and improvements.

March 5, 2018

Version 2.11 (180305)

This build contains fixes and improvements.

February 27, 2018

Version 2.11 (180226)

This build is a preview of the March monthly update.

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Previous releases

See what's new in weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Customize swipe actions

Swipe emails out of your Inbox with the actions you prefer.

New in: Outlook

Inbox with Mark as Read swipe action on the left and Swipe Options dialog box on the left

See what's new in Version 2.16 (180807), the August 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Groups Details page showing events

Events at a glance

Wondering about past and upcoming group events? Check out the group card and stay in the know!

New in: Outlook

Block external images

You asked for it! Prevent senders from tracking whether you opened their emails by blocking links to external images in messages.

New in: Outlook

Account settings page with Block External Content option selected

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.15, the July 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone, as well as weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Word count shows when you scroll

As you're scrolling, the word count of your document is always in view.

New in: Word

Phone of the left and scroll button on the right
Drafts folder on desktop and on phone

Sync draft messages

Sync draft messages between different Outlook endpoints so you can start a message on your phone and finish and send it on your desktop, or vice versa!

New in: Outlook

LEARN MORE

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.14, the June 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone, as well as weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Set things straight

The digital ruler makes it easy to draw straight lines or align sets of objects.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.13 (18043002), the May 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

Keep an historical perspective

View and restore earlier versions of your files saved to OneDrive or SharePoint from within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Three files in the center with a cloud above and a clock on the left
Organization chart for a selected contact

Know who's who*

Better understand how people fit in your organization, and use that information to more efficiently communicate and collaborate with them.

New in: Outlook

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Speedier file preview

Preview files saved to OneDrive or SharePoint from within Outlook quickly, and share links to those files with others via email, or open and edit them directly in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint from your mobile device. Mobile productivity at its best!

New in: Outlook

Preview of Word document and buttons available to open in Word or email the document

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.12 (1803xxxx), the April 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

Four buttons on the left side and an SVG image on the rght side, and an arrow in between

Share ideas visually

Rotate, resize, and add color to SVG images in your documents, worksheets, and presentations to better convey your ideas.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Calculate as you go

Perform common calculations on a selected range of data using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE

New in: Excel

Worskheet with common function available above the column  header row
Selected cells on a worksheet, and available commands at the bottom of the screen

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more

New in: Excel

Never be late again

Get notified when it's time to leave for your appointment, based on your location and your appointment location, and traffic between the two.

New in: Outlook

Phone with a meeting reminder and a notification to leave at a given time to arrive on time
Menu showing favorite folders and groups

Pick your favorites

Identify the folders and groups you want to be able to quickly access, and set them as favorites.

New in: Outlook

LEARN MORE

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.11 (1802xxxx), the March 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

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Document with one hilghlighted word and the Read Aloud button selected

Listen to your documents

Word can read your documents aloud, highlighting text as it's read.

New in: Word

Clean up made easy

With Segment Eraser, you can remove excess ink, right up to the nearest line, and give your content the polish it deserves.

New in: PowerPoint

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Reading made easy

Set Mobile View as your default view to reflow the text of your documents to optimally fit the screen, making them easier to read and edit.

New in: Word

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.10 (1802xxxx), a preview of the February 2018 feature update.,

Manipulate and reuse content with ease

When using iOS 11, easily add or move content, or copy to others apps, by dragging and dropping text, images, and other objects

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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General accessibility: larger text and VoiceOver settings

Make your content more accessible

Take advantage of some new accessibility settings - Use large text to make documents, worksheets, and presentations easier to work with, and use the rotor to move across containers, tables, links, slides, sheets, and more when using VoiceOver.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.9 (17123100), a preview of the January 2018 feature update.,

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

New in: PowerPoint

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Mobile View

Mobile View adapts the document to your iPad screen - no more pinching and zooming necessary!

New in: Word

Improve reading with Learning Tools *

In the Mobile View, use Learning Tools to adjust text spacing, column width, and page color to help you scan documents more easily and reduce visual distractions. In all views, use Learning Tools to see each word highlighted as documents are read aloud.

New in: Word

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Four available leaning tools that make documents more readable

Here's what's new in Version 2.8, a preview of the December 2017 feature update.

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Confident protection *

Using persistent protection, you can now prevent sensitive information from being viewed, printed, edited, or copied by unauthorized people. You can protect documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without leaving Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Here's what's new in Version 2.7 (17103001), a preview of the November 2017 feature update.

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.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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Faster scrolling

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

New in: Excel

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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

LEARN MORE

* 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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE

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

Latest updates for Android

Enrolled in the Insiders Slow level? Keep reading to see what's new in Build 16.0.11001.20006, a preview of the October 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the October 2018 update for OneNote for Android and weekly updates for Outlook for Android.

A picture is worth a thousand...cells?

Extract text and numbers from a photo by using Insert > Data from Picture.

New in: Excel

Menu, preview screen, and worskheet including the information captured in the picture
Group Details page with Launch OneNote button

Access group notebook from group card

Launch OneNote for Android from Outlook to access shared group notebooks.

New in: Outlook

Open shared calendar

Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device.

New in: Outlook

Settings pane in the background and menu with Calendar-related commands in the foreground
Phone with a PDF inside the screen, and other documents around the phone

Insert attachment in your notes

Keep all of the relevant information in your notes by attaching pertinent documents, worksheets, presentations, and PDF files.

New in: OneNote

Version and build information

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

Release date

Version

Description

October 3, 2018

16.0.11001.20006

Preview of the October 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

September 12, 2018

16.0.10827.20078

September 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

August 29, 2018

16.0.10827.20027

Preview of the September 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

August 22, 2018

16.0.10730.20043

PSeptember 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

August 1, 2018

16.0.10730.20005

Preview of the August 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

July 11, 2018

16.0.10325.20043

July 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

June 27, 2018

16.0.10325.20010

Preview of the July 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

June 14, 2018

16.0.10228.20049

June 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

May 31, 2018

16.0.10228.20010

Preview of the June 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

May 23, 2018

16.0.9330.2080

May 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

May 17, 2018

16.0.9330.2060

May 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

May 2, 2018

16.0.9330.2009

Preview of the May 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

April 13, 2018

16.0.9226.2077

April 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

March 28, 2018

16.0.9226.2007

Preview of the April 2018 update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

March 15, 2018

16.0.9126.2069

March 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

March 2, 2018

16.0.9126.2014

Preview of the March 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.

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Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.10325.20010, the July 2018 feature update.

Word count shows when you scroll

As you're scrolling, the word count of your document is always in view.

New in: Word

Phone of the left and scroll button on the right
Contact card with a Delete link at the bottom of the screen

Ability to delete contacts

You asked for it! You can now delete contacts in Outlook for Android.

New in: Outlook

Do more with images

Quickly capture and share enhanced images with fewer taps.

New in: PowerPoint

Draft message containing a phone of a whiteboard
List of settings for the Do Not Disturb feature

Do Not Disturb

Limit distractions and focus on what matters. For example, turn off email notifications when you're attending a meeting so that you can devote your full attention to the information being share and to the discussion.

New in: Outlook

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.10228.20010 , the June 2018 feature update.

Slide with hyperlinks formatted in different colors

Hyperlinks in living colors

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you want.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Calendar at your fingertips

We heard you! Access your calendar quickly, and easily scan and take needed actions with the newly redesigned Agenda widget.

New in: Outlook

Calendar
Account info screen with ability to block external content

Block external images

You asked for it! Prevent senders from tracking whether you opened their emails by blocking links to external images in messages.

New in: Outlook

Pick your favorites

Identify the folders and groups you want to be able to quickly access, and set them as favorites.

New in: Outlook

Menu showing favorite folders and groups

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.9126.2014 , the March 2018 feature update.

Quickly access your sites and groups*

Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Easy access to files stored in Sites and Groups
Worskheet with available contextual commands at the bottom of the screen

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more.

New in: Excel

See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Worksheet with presence indicators for each person editing the file
Tablet screen with the Notify organizer prompt showing available response options and the ability to include a comment

More RSVP options

We heard you and are bringing more ways to respond to meeting invites on your phone or pad! You can now choose to edit your response and include a comment, or elect to not send a response.

New in: Outlook

What did I miss?

Quickly find out how many unread email messages you have without having to open Outlook.

New in: Outlook

Six app icons including an Outlook icon showing the number of unread messages in the upper right corner
Phone with 4 icons representing different types of available information

New search experience

Personalized suggestions make it easier and faster to search, with less typing. Intelligent search returns files and contacts, and is now accessible from the app taskbar (double-tap the Search icon for quick access to the Search box).

New in: Outlook

LEARN MORE

Faster navigation

The account and folder menu has been redesigned to give you easy access to all your accounts and key folders as well as Help and Settings. For quick access to any folders associated with a given account, press and hold the desired account to pin it open.

New in: Outlook

Menu with more options and commands available
Mesage list on the left and selected conversation on the right

Improved Conversations

It's easier than ever to catch up on conversations! When you come back to a conversation that you started reading earlier, the first unread message is automatically shown. More of your conversation is displayed at once and clearer separation between individual messages make it quicker to scan content.

New in: Outlook

More options for events

You can now set and show events in your calendar as free, busy, tentative, out of office, or private.

New in: Outlook

Phone screen with zoomed of the available response options

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.9029.2008, the February 2018 feature update.

Calculate as you go

Perform common calculations on a selected range of data using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE.

New in: Excel

Worksheet with common functions available in the bottom right corner

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.8827.2005, the January 2018 feature update.

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Slide with revisions and thumbnail with revision marker
Equation in a document

All things being equal

Word now supports creation and editing equations.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Here's what's new and improved in Build 16.0.8827.2005, the November 2017 feature update.

Worksheet with a PivotTable and a filter being applied

PivotTable refresh and more

If you have existing worksheets with PivotTables, you can now refresh, and sort and filter, your data right on your phone or tablet.

New in: Excel

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 October update, 16001.11001.20038; just bug 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

October 10, 2018

16001.11001.20038

Preview of the October 2018 feature update

September 24, 2018

16001.10827.20102

September 2018 feature update

September 6, 2018

16001.10827.20031

Preview of the September 2018 feature update

August 22, 2018

16001.10730.20050

August 2018 feature update

August 2, 2018

16001.10730.20003

Preview of the August 2018 feature update

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Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in the June 2018 feature update.

Hyperlinks in living colors

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you want.

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Here's what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update.

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Pen gallery and pen effects

Customize your set of pens, highlighters, and ink effects, including Rainbow and Galaxy, and use them across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and across devices.

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Set things straight

On touch screens, the digital ruler makes it easy to draw straight lines or align a set of objects.

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See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

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Faster scrolling

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

New in: Excel

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Selected cells on a worksheet, and available commands at the bottom of the screen

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more

New in: Excel

Calculate as you go

Select a range of data and quickly perform common calculations using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE.

New in: Excel

Worksheet with common functions available in the bottom right corner

Here's what's new and improved in 17.9226, the April 2018 feature update.

Keep things moving

Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently, or jumping and turning.

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Here's what's new and improved in the March 2018 feature update.

See all the angles

Insert and rotate 3D models to increase the visual and creative impact of your documents, workbooks, and presentations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Here's what's new and improved in the February 2018 feature update.

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

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Here's what's new and improved in the January 2018 feature update.

Equation in a document

All things being equal

Word now supports creation and editing equations.

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Here's what's new and improved in the December 2017 feature update.

Excel worksheet with a PivotTable and a zoom on a set of features available

PivotTable refresh and more

If you have existing worksheets with PivotTables, you can now refresh, and sort and filter, your data right on your phone or tablet.

New in: Excel

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

View the page you want

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See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

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