As it does every month, Microsoft has released the Office Insider build for Current Channel users on macOS for the month of May. The update bumps the build to 16.49.21050201 and brings with it a bunch of new features and Teams integrations to the suite of apps.
First up is PowerPoint, which is getting a new ‘Present in Teams’ button that helps users directly begin a slideshow in a Teams meeting. The button is situated in the top right corner of the menu bar and the firm says that the feature makes it easier to present to users’ audience, especially with remote meetings becoming the norm.
The firm also highlighted the support for linked data types in Excel. The company has been working to add a number of new, non-traditional data types over the past year, letting users pull in data not only from the web and other data sources but also create custom data types from the likes of PowerBI. The feature also provides smart templates for commonly used data types such as templates for the periodic table, stars and constellations, and more. Excel is also receiving a new ‘Accessibility Checker’ in the review tab that enables a contextual Accessibility ribbon to helps users create content that is friendly for those with accessibility needs.
Next up are improvements to Outlook. The email client is getting the Share to Teams feature unveiled in February this year, letting users easily share a copy of email messages to a Teams chat and comes with the capability to attach files. Users that do not have the desktop client installed can opt to use the web-based add-in, which can be installed via the More Options menu in the toolbar.
Lastly, a nifty addition coming to Outlook for the Mac is the option to save meeting invites along with attendee names. Previously, the addition of attendees would automatically update the ‘Save’ button to ‘Send’. Now, the tool offers the option to save a meeting invite, which is accessed from the drop-down next to the ‘Send’ button.