Office 2016 version 16.0.6965.2051 is out for Insiders

A new build of Office 2016 is out for participants of Office 2016 Insider program. The released build got version 16.0.6965.2051 and includes a number of changes. Here is what is new in this update.

Office Insider program The released build targets Desktop users and comes with improvements to Excel 2016 and Skype for Business. The following change log was stated:

  • Improvements to Get & Transform: In Excel, it's now easier to create a query using options from the new Online Services category, including connectors for SharePoint Online and Exchange.
  • Send messages anytime: If you use Skype for Business, you'll no longer receive "this message can't be delivered" notifications when you send a message to someone who is offline. Instead, you'll see this: 305b0741%2d7924%2d46ef%2dbb25%2d6cdbeb8b9f32
  • More efficient online meetings: In Outlook, you can now pre-load attachments to Skype for Business meetings so that you can get started immediately. The attachments will show up in the meeting window automatically when the first participant joins the meeting. 305b0741%2d7924%2d46ef%2dbb25%2d6cdbeb8b9f32

While the average home user might not be impressed by these changes, people who use Excel and Skype for Business daily will find these changes useful.

To get the update immediately, click File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. The official announcement is at Microsoft's Answers forum.

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