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Microsoft rolls out its latest Office Insider Fast ring preview for Mac

One week after releasing Office Insider Preview for Mac Version 15.38 (170815), Microsoft has released a new wave of previews to the Fast ring.

The latest build, Version 15.38 (170822), brings a range of improvements and fixes to just one of its Office 2016 apps on macOS this time around, along with a new known issue for a second app.

First let's take a look at what's changed in the new Outlook 2016 for Mac preview:

New or improved features:

  • Mail Headers: Improved look and functionality for mail and meeting invitation headers (in Reading Pane and separate window) - Details
  • Week Numbers: In Calendar view, week numbers are now displayed in Month view (Grid view) and in the mini-calendar in the Sidebar


  • When composing a message, duplicate Attach File buttons are no longer displayed in the Ribbon
  • When using spacebar key to press view selection buttons in the Sidebar, keyboard focus now remains on the button pressed

Known issues:

  • macOS High Sierra: If you have the Cisco WebEx plugin installed, Outlook might crash - Details
  • When composing a message, dragging and dropping contacts between To, Cc, and Bcc fields requires selecting, clicking, and holding before dragging

Microsoft also updated its release notes for PowerPoint 2016 to document a new known issue that wasn't identified in its last build:

  • [Network shares] PowerPoint does not save modifications to files on network share on some versions of MacOS High Sierra beta

Confusingly, while Microsoft said that this latest preview also brings updates for OneNote 2016, its release notes clearly state that there are "no fixes, known issues, or new features this week" for that app.

Source: Microsoft

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