Microsoft releases new Office Insider Slow build for Mac

Microsoft today released Office for Mac version 15.24 to Insiders on the Slow ring. The new build contains a number of new features, but perhaps the most notable is the availability of 64-bit Office for Macs.

Here's what's new in Office 2016 for Mac version 15.24:

  • Find shared and recent files: In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, see documents, workbooks, and presentations that others have recently shared with you. (This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)

  • More Control Over Objects: In Word, we've added the Selection Pane so you can keep track of all the objects in your document and rearrange their placement and order.

  • Interactive controls: In Word, date pickers, drop down lists, and many other content controls in your documents are now interactive.

  • Ink annotations: In OneNote, use your mouse or trackpad to write, draw, and highlight with the tools on the new Draw tab.

  • Tidier notes: Use new grid and lined page backgrounds in OneNote to keep your handwriting and drawings neat and tidy.

  • Pen tablet support: In OneNote, use your drawing tablet or display that uses a pen or a stylus to write, draw, and erase in your notes.

  • 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac: Last but not least, we're pleased bring the 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac to our Office Insider Slow audience. To get the 64-bit version, you don't need to do anything other than install update 15.24 (160707). To find out more, see Our initial 64-bit release of Office 2016 for Mac is now live! If you use the EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW) add-in in Word 2016 for Mac, join the EndNote beta testing program to get access to an early version of their 64-bit add-in.

A 64-bit version of Office for Mac was recently released to the Fast ring. As you can see though, there are other significant new features.

To sign up for Office Insider, you'll have to do it from the AutoUpdate section of Office 2016. You can get there by going to the Help tab and selecting Check for Updates.

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