Microsoft has been busy with day one of its Build developer conference today, but that hasn't stopped the company from pushing out a new update for Office Insiders using Office for Mac. The May update for Office 2016 for Mac is now available as version 16.13 for Office Insiders in the Insider Slow ring, and it includes a number of new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
Starting with Word, Microsoft is adding support of the Resume Assistant powered by LinkedIn, which will make it easier for users to create a resume with relevant information for a certain position based on information from the user's LinkedIn profile. The feature was originally announced back in November and Microsoft made it available to Windows users earlier this year. Word is also getting accessibility enhancements to make it easier to access the ribbon using the keyboard.
Outlook is another app getting a number of significant enhancements, adding support for Google contacts and calendar, customizable swipe gestures for email, and a week number indicator on the calendar.
Excel is receiving the ability to filter PivotTable data by date, allowing users to analyze the data by years, months, or even days using the timeline filter. Along with PowerPoint and Word, Excel 2016 for Mac is also getting support for icons, with Microsoft offering over 500 icons to add a bit of flair to documents.
Last but not least, Microsoft is adding built-in chat to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, allowing users to communicate with co-authors without having to ever leave the document they're working on.
The new features should be showing up for users of Office 2016 for Mac in the Insider Slow ring. If you'd like to join the Office Insider program, you can visit the official page here.
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