Office Insiders

Microsoft has pushed a new office insider update for Windows Desktop. The update takes the version of office apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook to Version 1807 (build 10301.200006. Microsoft has also posted the release notes for all office apps.

The version 1807 for Office insider brings new features, some fixes, and improvements. You can read the changelog for individual office apps below.

Insider release notes for Outlook 2016 for Windows desktop:

What’s new

Word, Excel, PowerPoint & OutlookInsert SVG’s with Filters Applied

If you’re looking to use more complex SVG’s in your Office documents, we now support the rendering of SVG’s that have filter effects applied to them.

Try It out:

  • From the Insert ribbon, click Insert Picture to insert a SVG file that has a filter effect applied.
  • Use the Graphics tab to edit the SVG’s fill, outline, size and much more!

SVG Filters

Notable fixes

In the table below, you’ll find key fixes in the latest Insider build.

  • We fixed an issue with the Save As dialog that was displaying during a collaboration session and some other minor autosave and collaboration issues
  • We fixed a scaling issue that occasionally occurred during the restart of Word
  • We fixed a VBA performance issue
  • We fixed an issue where double-click to select text in a cell with special characters did not select full text
  • We fixed an issue with entering square brackets when using some non-us keyboards’ shortcuts
  • We fixed an issue with complex search queries
  • Various performance and stability fixes
  • Various performance and stability fixes
Shared across apps
  • Various issues with the size/layout of collab corner buttons in visual refresh were fixed (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)