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What’s new for Office Insiders on Windows Desktop (Slow Ring)

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Microsoft is releasing Insider Slow Build 8431.2046 for Windows desktop to Office Insiders.

This update addresses some of the top-requested features received as part of the Insider feedback.

Here’s what is new in your favorite Office app

Chat with co-authors while you edit

Collaborate more effectively by chatting with co-authors without leaving the app.

New in: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Chat window in Word document
New ink effects

Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like a rainbow, Galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

New in: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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

Quick access to attachments

Ever struggled to find a file that was sent to you as an attachment? Worry no more! Just click File > Open> Shared with me.

New in: Word and PowerPoint

Info about people and groups – at a glance

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

New in: Outlook

Add an appointment to a group calendar

Now you can let everyone in your group known when you’ll be away without sending a meeting in an email.

New in: Outlook

More accessible than ever

We’ve made it easier to read and edit text, tables, lists, and images in an email when you’re using a screen reader.

New in: Outlook
Improved smart quotes

You asked for it! Smart quotes are now smarter after em dashes (—).

New in: Word


Manage a task in Planner

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

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.

New in: Access

Not just on your Desktop anymore

Visio Online is a new way to create and edit your diagrams right in your favorite browser.

New in: Visio

If you’re enrolled in the Slow level, you should be able to update manually. Click File > Account (or Office Account in Outlook) Update Options > Update Now.

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