Outlook for Mac with Google Calendar and Contacts in Limited Preview

Microsoft delivers Outlook for Mac Preview with Google Calendar and Contacts improvements matching Outlook for iOS and Android. New in Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile for Insider Slow.

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Outlook 2016 for Mac in limited preview now has support for Google Calendar and Contacts, plus an improved setup experience.

These updates are currently available to Office Insider Fast community, providing Google Accounts with a more powerful way to stay in control of the day ahead.

Those, already using Outlook as part of Office 365, will need to join the Insider Fast community to avail these preview Google Account features, alongwith all other latest Outlook innovations. Simply, open Outlook, click Help -> Check for Updates and then follow these directions.

All other users  looking to test drive the new capabilities, head over to preview website and download latest preview of Outlook 2016 for Mac, [which can be use until June 30, 2017].  Once installed, all eligible users will receive same builds and weekly updates as Insider Fast community.

Once the preview is over, those interested can become an Office 365 customer to continue getting all the latest features and innovation in Outlook and Office for Mac and iPhone.  Just go to Outlook menu and select Subscription Options.

Additionally, you can also install Outlook for iOS and connect Google Account to get same rich Outlook experience on Mac, iPad and iPhone. “Your Gmail will get better with advanced features like Focused Inbox and richer experiences for travel reservations and package deliveries,” the team said.

You can get the latest Outlook for Mac Preview here.

Office Insiders Slow version is 17.8067Also, a new update for Microsoft's Office apps for Windows 10 is released to Office Insider in the Slow ring bringing the version number to 17.8067.

For Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can now easily "attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers."

Note that this build is for the UWP Office Mobile apps, so it's available on PCs as well as phones.