Microsoft Office Preview Version 1804 is out with new features

A new build of Microsoft Office is out for participants of the Office Insider program. The released build is 9226. It includes a number of new features for Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook. Here is the change log.

The released build targets Desktop users. It is available in the Fast ring of updates, which was recently renamed to the "Insider" level. The following change log was stated:

Insights (Excel): Is data analysis something you find intimidating? Worry no more! Insights helps you analyze your data in intelligent and personalized ways, and offers relevant learnings.

Listen to your emails (Outlook): Do you have your hands full? No problem! Let Outlook read your emails aloud, while highlighting as it’s read.

Never miss a reminder (Outlook): Choose to set reminders to pop up over windows you’re working in. Otherwise, Outlook will flash the taskbar to get your attention.

Mark deleted items as read (Outlook): You asked for it! You can now set any message that you delete as read. Opt in by clicking File > Options > Mail.

Convert your ink (PowerPoint): Take scribbled notes and drawings, and convert them into readable text and crisp shapes to create a polished presentation.

Task board filtering (Project): You asked for it! Streamline your task boards by filtering on key resources or summary tasks.

Set percent complete from a task board (Project): Choose a percent complete for each column, and then update task completion with drag-and-drop.

Sprint navigation (Project): We heard you! You can now switch from one sprint view to another, and quickly move between sprints.

To get this update, open an Office app and go to File > Account (Office Account) > Update Options > Update Now. Your apps have to be configured to receive updates from the Insider level of updates.

Note: If you're enrolled in the Insider level, formerly called Insider Fast, you get frequent updates with new features and improvements.

Also, see the following page: The official announcement

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Office Preview Version 1804 is out with new features

  1. Bob

    I don’t see why Microsoft should restrict these new features to Office 365 subscribers only. Office perpetual release versions should get them as updates too for the supported lifecycle of the product (at least till mainstream support ends and extended support begins).

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    1. Dolmatov

      Pay to use – more money, pay to get – one buy. Also can’t fast fix error/add function – need create update patch.
      MSI has been kill in office 2019, C2R metod…

      Reply

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