Another day, another new update from Microsoft. The company is now updating the Microsoft Office on Windows.

The update to Microsoft Office on Windows comes to Insiders in Fast Ring of Microsoft Office. It comes with build 12607.20000 and version 2003. The update release date is mentioned as 14th February and comes with some long list of new features to different apps across the Office platform.



New feature

Find Ink Editor in your drawing toolbox

We’ve brought all your tools together in a toolbox, including the intelligent pen, allowing you to make edit your text with ink gestures. Additionally, your highlighter now snaps to text directly.

How to access

  1. If your device is touch-enabled, the Draw tab is turned on automatically. Otherwise, turn it on by selecting File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Draw.

  2. Choose Draw and select the Ink Editor pen.

(If you don’t have a digital pen-enabled device and have a touch device instead, choose to Draw with Touch > Ink Editor pen.)

Things to try

  • Use a gesture to delete words, selected words, or insert words into a sentence

  • Add a line

  • Join two words or split a word

  • Highlight words

Bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue where pictures in the document would lose transparency when exported to PDF.

Known issues

No Known issues


New feature

A new experience for captive wifi networks

Have you ever joined a wifi network that required a web page to sign in with? Outlook now detects this and helps you get connected.

How to access

  • Join a wifi network that requires a web page interaction to gain full network access (Starbucks, Gogo inflight, etc.)

Bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to lose access to the “Free Busy Options” calendar permission dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see a “Sorry, we’re having trouble opening this item” error when trying to open instances in some recurring meetings that were sent from a different timezone.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to reopen a .msg file after dragging and dropping an attachment from that message.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see file attachment names change after uploading from Outlook to OneDrive when the attachment’s name contains parentheses.

Known issues

No known issues


Bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue that could result in a failure to save a file in PowerPoint or Word containing an Excel chart.

New features

No new features to highlight

Known issues

No known issues