December 2016 Office Insider Builds Updates for Windows 10, Mac and Android

December Insider Slow update for Office Mobile on Windows 10, new Office Insider build for Mac, and a new Office Insider Preview build for Android available for download.

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Microsoft continuing with its effort to make Office UWP apps more powerful and adding new features every month—today announced a new Office Insider build for Macs and for Android as well as an update for the Office Mobile apps for Windows 10.

Released as part of the December update, the Insider Slow update for Office Mobile on Windows 10 devices increments version number to 17.7668, with focuses on improvements to Excel and OneNote. If you're not an Insider, you'll probably see these features within a couple weeks.

  • Tap the Surface pen button to use Lasso Select on ink without visiting the ribbon in Excel Mobile.
  • Use your Surface pen to resize, rotate, move handles on objects and more in Excel Mobile.
  • Now you can open files that contain form controls and Scenario Manager on your device in Excel Mobile.
  • Add multiple Microsoft accounts to OneNote You can now add all of your favorite notebooks to OneNote, even if the notebooks were created by using different Microsoft accounts.
  • Undo easily with OneNote Minds can change anytime! Use the undo button to rewrite and undo your note-taking history.

This update for Office for Mac for Insiders on the Slow ring incrementst the version number to 15.29 (16120401) and include a few new features:

Accessibility improvements with built right in support for using keyboard, VoiceOver, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents, worksheets, and presentations.

Now you can add hyperlinks in the PDF files in Word to retain a document fidelity, when converting documents to PDF.

The Office Insider Program on Android which consists of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, brings the version number to 16.0.7668.4756, 16.0.7668.5013, and 16.0.7668.4260, respectively.

Insert and edit scalable vector graphic (SVG) images in Word document to create sharp, well-designed content. No expert software required.

Multi-Windows Support for Word and Excel for Android lets you have multiple apps share your screen at the same time with Android 7.0 Nougat.

If you're an Office Insider already, you can update your apps through the Google Play Store at the links below.

To get an Office Insider on Windows 10, just make sure you've a Windows 10 Insider Preview build on your PC or phone, and have an Office 365 subscription. Here are the download links:

For Windows Mobile: [OneNote, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile]

For Android: [Word, Excel, and PowerPoint]

Also, today an update to Outlook for iOS released as version 2.6.2 and includes:

  • now create and edit recurring events straight from the app. E.g "New Year's Eve Party" every December 31st. As easy as it sounds.
  • improvement to emails display with very small font in the app.
  • search results are now dispaly by conversation rather than as individual results. This means if you search for "Holidays", a long family thread about what to have for dinner as just one result will be shown now (compared to 23 different results previously).
  • Support for Passbook files is now available.

You can head over to the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and hit the update, or click on the link below to give Outlook for iOS a try. Let us know in the comments if you're relying on Outlook as your email client on iOS or if you're sticking with the default Apple app.

In another Office news, Microsoft announced the availability of external contacts within MyAnalytics experience helping you now quickly add important external contacts to your MyAnalytics dashboard and stay updated with collaboration insights like total collaboration time, time in meetings, read percent and response time.

Also, the company said starting in January, Microsoft MyAnalytics email digest will deliver time and network insights right into your inbox each week, so you will be better informed to plan ahead.

Microsoft gave more insights into MyAnalytics with a walkthrough on how to use Microsoft MyAnalytics to improve work impact and success

External Contacts in Microsoft MyAnalytics

External Contacts in Microsoft MyAnalytics

Microsoft MyAnalytics Weekly Email Digest

Microsoft MyAnalytics Weekly Email Digest