Office Insider for Windows version 1704 (8067.2018) now in Slow ring - here's what's new

Following in the footsteps of the Fast ring release for Mac Office Insiders is the Slow ring build for Office Insiders on Windows.

The March 2017 feature update preview released at the end of last month was version 1703, and got a few fixes, the most recent of which was on April 11. Moving onto a preview of the April feature update, version 1704, with its accompanying build number 8067.2018, has now arrived. Here are the changes it brings:


Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane: Use the Editor pane for advanced spelling, grammar, and writing styles recommendations. It's built to be accessible with improved support for assistive technologies. Learn More.

Here's a small preview of the editor feature in action:


Cloud attachments just got better​: Now, when you save or drag and drop OneDrive attachments to your computer, we download the file for you. Learn More.

Focused Inbox: Focused Inbox help you focus on the emails that matter the most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs: Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible, but out of the way, on the Other tab. Learn More.

This how Focused Inbox works:


Join the Excel Community: Learn how to use Excel, discuss your work, shared tips and tricks, and connect with experts who build and use the product. Join us today.

Personalize the default PivotTable layout: Set up a PivotTable the way you like, and start with that layout every time you create a new PivotTable. Learn More.

Below you can find a video on how to personalize the PivotTable layout:


Narrate a recording​: Include a video of yourself narrating when you make a recording of a presentation. Recordings can include animations, ink, audio, and video. Learn More.

See what's changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted in green.


Find third-party stencils​: Search for third-party stencils provided by selected content providers. Learn More.


Quick drop-down for setting predecessors: Use the Gant chart drop-down to choose which predecessors or successors you want to link to. Learn More.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert recent links: Easily attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers. Learn More.

To get this update, you need to go to File > Account (or, in the case of Outlook, Office Account) > Update Options > Update Now.

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