What’s new for Office Insiders

www.office.com/setup Blogs: As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office 2016 features. Take a look below to see what’s available to you today.

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Latest updates for Windows Desktop

Enrolled in the Insider Slow level? Keep reading to see what’s new in Version 1705 (Build 8201.xxxx). Enrolled in Insider Fast? Visit the Office Insider community instead, where our app teams post regularly about “Fast first” features.

Enhanced data import functionality

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

New in: Excel

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Get & Transform Queries & Connections panel - www.office.com/setup

Closed captions for video

Insert or remove captions for a video in PowerPoint - www.office.com/setupAdd closed captions to a video to make it accessible.

New in: PowerPoint

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Improved attachment options

Keep control over your Outlook attachments - www.office.com/setupWhen attaching files to an email, you can more easily select whether to add it as a cloud file or as a traditional attachment.

New in: Outlook

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Keep the copy

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

New in: Excel

Quickly access the groups you use the most

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

New in: Outlook

New data transformation: Add Column From Examples

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

New in: Excel

NOTE:  If you use Office 2016 at work, the availability of the features above may vary based on your company’s update policies.

What’s new in your favorite Office app

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Version and build information

The following table shows a history of Office Insider Slow builds for Version 1704, the April 2017 feature update, with the most recent release date listed first. New builds contain all the updates contained in previous builds. To install an update, click File > Account (or Office Account in Outlook) Update Options > Update Now.

Release date Version/build Description
May 23, 2017 Version 1705 (Build 8201.2015) This build is a preview of the May 2017 feature update for Office 2016 for Office 365. It contains everything described in this article, and more.
May 17, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8027.2115) This build is an updated version of the April 2017 feature update. It contains fixes and improvements.
May 11, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8027.2103) This build is an updated version of the April 2017 feature update. It contains fixes and improvements.
May 9, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8027.2070) This build is an updated version of the April 2017 feature update. It contains fixes and improvements.
April 26, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8027.2032) This build is an updated version of the April 2017 feature update. It contains fixes and improvements.
April 20, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8027.2018) Version 1704 is a preview of the April 2017 feature update for Office 2016 for Office 365. It contains everything described in this article, and more. We’ll publish full release notes once Version 1704 becomes widely available.
April 11, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7870.2038) We released a security update that also contains some fixes, notably a fix for an installation failure issue when updating Office in some languages.
April 7, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7967.2073) This build includes additional fonts for Word and PowerPoint, and other fixes and enhancements.
April 3, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7967.2035) This build fixes an issue where Insiders could not successfully install Version 1703 (7967.2030).

While this update fixes the installation issue for most people, Insiders running Latvian (Latvia), Icelandic (Iceland), and Sinhala (Sri Lanka) 32-bit language versions of Office won’t be able to install Office until we release a new build.

March 27, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7967.2030) Version 1703 is a preview of the March 2017 feature update for Office 2016 for Office 365. It contains everything described in this article, and more. We’ll publish full release notes once Version 1703 becomes widely available.

Known Issues:

  • We found an installation issue with Version 1703 (Build 7967.2030) and have stopped the roll out. We have a fix in place and will be re-releasing this version in the next couple of weeks.
  • In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you may see a message prompting you to install the Office apps on your mobile device. If you click the Get Office apps button in that message, the Windows Desktop app will crash, and you run the risk of losing unsaved changes. To work around this issue until we release a fix, close the message by clicking the X button on the yellow message bar.

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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Where to send feedback

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

  • In any Office 2016 app, to report an issue or send a suggestion, click File > Feedback.
  • In Outlook 2016, you can get immediate support by clicking File > Support.

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

Original Post: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/What-s-new-for-Office-Insiders-c152d1e2-96ff-4ce9-8c14-e74e13847a24?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB#Platform=Windows_Desktop


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