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 1804 (Build 9226.xxxx).

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 2016 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Task board filtering

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

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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 between sprints.

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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 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.

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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
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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

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.

New in: Word

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Collaborative editing

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Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

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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.

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Designer transforms more types of slides

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Find third-party stencils

Stencils in Visio

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

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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.

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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.

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PowerPoint Designer: transform more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer feature

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Add guests to your Office 365 groups

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

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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.

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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.

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Latest updates for Mac

Enrolled in the Insider Slow level? Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.12.180401.

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

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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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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

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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 16.11.180305, 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.

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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!

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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Here is what's new in Version 16.10.18020401, the February feature update.

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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.

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Shine the light on what matters

Grab the new highlighter to flag important information.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE

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 2.12 (1803xxxx), a preview of the April 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone, and learn more about recent Outlook for iOS weekly updates.

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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

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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

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

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

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.

Be a part of the community

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Office Insider Community

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Visit the 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

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

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

LEARN MORE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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 Build 16.0.9226.2007, a preview of the April 2018 update; just fixes and improvements.

Version and build information

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

Release date

Version

Description

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.

February 14, 2018

16.0.9029.2068

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

February 2, 2018

16.0.9029.2008

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

January 17, 2018

16.0.9001.2077

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

January 4, 2018

16.0.9001.2005

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

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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 16.0.9126.2014 , 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
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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

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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

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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? Check below to see what's new in the April update, 17.9226. If you’re using OneNote for Windows 10, see the latest updates in What’s New in OneNote for Windows 10.

Keep things moving

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

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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Version and build information

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

Release date

Version

Description

March 28, 2018

17.9226

Preview of the April 2018 feature update

March 15, 2018

17.9126

March 2018 feature update

March 5, 2018

17.9126

Preview of the March 2018 feature update

February 16, 2018

17.9029

February 2018 feature update

February 7, 2018

17.9029

Preview of the February 2018 feature update

Be a part of the community

Answers Community - Office Insider Forum

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 Office.

Follow us on Twitter

Where to send feedback

To make a suggestion or report issues in Office Insider builds, do the following:

  • In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, open a file and then tap or click File > Feedback.

  • In OneNote, tap the [ ≡ ] icon in the upper-left corner, and then tap or click Feedback.

Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in 17.9126, 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 17.9029, 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.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Slide with revisions and thumbnail with revision marker

Here's what's new and improved in 17.9001, the January 2018 feature update.

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 17.8827, 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 17.8625, the October 2017 feature update.

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 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

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

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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