January Insider Slow update for Office 2016 on desktop is now available

Microsoft has pushed out the January 2017 update for Office 2016 on desktop (version 7766.2039) for Office Insiders on the Slow ring. New builds bring some interesting features, including real-time email collaboration for Office 365 users. You'll also be able to use your pen to manipulate objects in documents, which is an additional improvement to the list of what you can do with your pen in Office applications.

Here's the official change log for this release:

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Uploading email attachments to OneDrive lets everyone work on the latest version of the file. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to either upload a revised version or save a new version. For more information, see Attach a file to an email in Outlook for Windows.
  • Use your pen to manipulate objects: In Word, grab object handles with the Surface pen to resize, rotate, move, and more. Find out how.
    Visio add-in for Database Modeling: Now available for download, the Visio Add-In for Database Modeling add-in helps while planning the creation of a new database or understanding an existing one. Download the add-in now or learn to reverse engineer an existing database into a database model.
  • New education templates and diagrams: Students and teachers can use new templates and sample diagrams that cover many subjects, including algebra, chemistry, physics, and more.

You can get the update by clicking the Update Now button inside File > Account > Update Options page. But if you have automatic updates enabled, you're probably already running the latest build. Of course, you have to be an Office Insider Program member to get it.

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