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Microsoft announces August Insider Slow build for Office 2016 on Mac

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its Office Insider Program for Windows desktop, Windows 10 Mobile, Android and Mac. Since then, the company has consistently been releasing updates for its program on all the aforementioned programs.

After releasing an update for Office Insider Slow build for Mac last month, Microsoft has now announced the August feature update as well, which is available to Insider Slow participants. The version number of this build is 15.25 (160806), and while it appears to be only a small bump in terms of version numbers - keeping in view that build 15.24 was released in July - it brings a variety of new features.

For consumers with new or upgraded Outlook accounts, the company has introduced simplified summary cards in emails and calendars to stay on top of deliveries and travel information.

Additionally, Microsoft is also making it easier to get someone's attention with "@mentions" to Outlook mail. If the sender types "@" followed by a person's name in the body of the email, the name will be highlighted and their address automatically added to the "To" line of the email.

The company is also facilitating consumers in the usage of Microsoft PowerPoint, allowing users to make slides more dynamic with animated background images. On user demand, Microsoft has also removed warnings about feature loss when saving a CSV file. However, all of the aforementioned features require a valid Office 365 subscription.

That said, Microsoft has new features in store for people who don't have an Office 365 subscription as well. The company has introduced "Accessibility Checker", which finds and fixes accessibility issues with documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.

The Redmond giant is also allowing users to suggest features in Outlook or vote for other suggestions by clicking on Help > Suggest a Feature. With regards to stylus settings in OneNote, users now have the ability to switch to drawing mode or keep using it as a mouse. Finally, Microsoft has also "polished up" the 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac based on "early Insider feedback".

The company has noted that you'll soon be prompted to update, if you haven't already. It has also cautioned that if you use Office 2016 at work, the availability of the aforementioned features is subject to your company's update policies.

Source: Microsoft

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