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Insider build 16.8 (17112902) for Office 2016 for Mac brings Real-time co-authoring for OneDrive files& more

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For those on the Slow ring of the Office Insider Program for Outlook 2016 for Mac, Microsoft has released a slow ring build and is now available for download on your Mac.

Office Insider builds for are updated on a regular basis to provide new or improved features, security updates and bug fixes.

The newly released version is 16.8 ( build 17112902) which brings new features such as real-time co-authoring for OneDrive and SharePoint files, and more.

What’s new in 16.8?

New features & announcements

The following features are available to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint subscribers:

  • Real-time co-authoring for OneDrive and SharePoint files.
  • AutoSave in Excel. Changes are automatically saved as you work, and when you co-author with others, you can see their changes as they work.
  • A new Share menu makes it easier to share files that are stored on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint.
  • PowerPoint QuickStarter is now on Mac! Powered by the Bing Knowledge graph, QuickStarter reinvents the deck creation process by building a presentation outline to help you get started researching a topic of your choosing.
  • New and modern chart types: Say hello to Waterfall, Funnel, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap, and Sunburst, six powerful charts that help you quickly visualize common financial, statistical, and hierarchical data.

The following feature is available to everyone:

  • We’ve updated Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some additional methods, properties, objects, and enums available to Windows Office users will now work on Mac as well. There are still differences between the Mac and Windows Object Model, so you will still see “not supported on this platform” for some elements. More details on the Object Model changes will be available soon.

Key fixes

In the future, look here for fixes to the issues you’ve reported!

Known issues

Version 16.8 (Build 17112902) contains the following issues.

  • If you’re part of an organization that uses a Kerberos-based web proxy server, you may see several prompts requesting a username and password when starting Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This issue is under investigation.
  • If you use the Mendeley add-in, you may see the following error appear when opening a Word document:
  • Error Message_C3_2017101715537

 

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