Announcing August 2016 Office Insider for Android And Insider Slow Update for Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft August 2016 Update of Office Insider Slow Program for Windows desktop, Windows 10 Mobile, Android and Mac is released.

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Latest Insider build of Office for Android version 16.0.7301.1002 along side an Insider build for Mac is released as on August 8, 2016.

"We are pleased to announce the beta release of our latest update (16.0.7301.1002) for Word, PowerPoint & Excel Apps.," announced the team on Google+.

Today's update focuses on "shared with me" and collaboration features.

Here is a summary of features released in this update:

Word

  • Collaboration - front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who's working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.

Excel

  • Collaboration - front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who's working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.
  • Improved copy and paste: Move content between Office applications. We'll make sure it looks great.

PowerPoint

  • Collaboration - front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who's working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.
  • Fresh new look: A better experience for reading presentations on your phone. Drag and drop to reorder slides and double-tap to edit.
  • Find: Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation, notes the office team.

In addition, August 2016 Insider Slow update Office 2016 for Mac build 15.25 (160806) is also released today.

The company reports tha based on early Insider feedback, they've polished up 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac.

While this release appears to be only a small bump in terms of version numbers, however keeping in view that build 15.24 was released just in last month July—the release introduces a variety of new features (please note all the features requires an Office 365 subscription, and a new or upgraded Outlook.com account):

@Mentions for Outlook Mac

  • First up, in Outlook, the company has added 'simplified summary cards' in your emails, and calendar to help you stay on top of your travel confirmation and package delivery.
  • Secondly, it's also now easir to get someone's attention by just adding @mentions followed by a person's name to the body of an email or calendar item, and Outlook will automatically add their email id to the To line and their will highlight in the body of the message.
  • Another new feature called 'Accessibility Checker' on the Review tab helps you find and fix accessibility issues with your document, spreadsheet, or presentation. The feature is available in n Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Microsoft additionally now allowing suggest features in Outlook, users can propose an idea, or vote on others suggestion by clicking Help > Suggest a Feature.
  • PowerPoint users can now make their slides more dynamic with an animated background image. Once you insert an image, just click Picture > Animate as Background, and then click the interesting parts of your picture.
  • Microsoft has now removed warnings when saving a worksheet as a CSV file.
  • With regards to 'Stylus Setting' in OneNote, users can now choose what happens when stylus is detected: automatically switch to drawing or keep using it as a mouse.

The company official noted that users will soon be prompted to update. If you haven't already, check here how to enable Office for Mac updates automatically.

For more on new features, see What's New and Improved in Office 2016 for Mac.

While at it, Microsoft had introduced 'modern public folders' in Exchange Server 2013 and also introduced a shift in the way clients access the public folders. However since, the Outlook for Mac client had limited or no support for public folders.

But, the April 2016 update of Outlook 2016 for Mac clients, along with changes in Cumulative Update for Exchange Server, made public folders in above scenarios work for Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Check out KB3142577 for more information or this Exchange team post.

The following table summarizes access state for Outlook 2016 for Mac (post April 2016 update) access to public folder deployments, as well as the minimum Exchange CU required to enable access:

Outlook 2016 for Mac Public folder deployments