Microsoft has released Office 2016 Insider Preview build 16.0.6568.2016 with new black theme

Following Windows 10 build 14257, Microsoft has rolled out a new build of Microsoft Office Insider preview. Office 2016 Insider Preview build 16.0.6568.2016 comes with a number of improvements and features a dark theme for the user interface. Let's see what exactly this release offers to the user.

Office Insider Preview build 16.0.6568.2016 is available only for participants of Office Insiders program. This release includes a notable amount of new features, including a new 'black theme' in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. The Office themes look like this:

Black theme

Colorful theme

Dark gray theme

White theme

Other features include:

Feature Applications Notes
Ink annotations Word
Use your finger or pen to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest.

Learn more about drawing and annotating with ink.

New charts Excel Funnel charts can be used to help you display values as progressively decreasing proportions.

Learn more about creating a funnel chart.

New functions Excel Avoid nested IF functions with the new IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH functions.
Data entry made easier Excel Speed up formula entry with the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN functions.
More 'send as' options Excel Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF without leaving the confines of your worksheet from the Share pane.

Learn more about sharing your workbook with others.

Improved formula autocomplete Excel Only remember a part of a formula name (for example, you know if contains a “rand” or a “value” somewhere)? No problem! Excel now returns all partial matches for everything you type—not just exact matches from the beginning of the string.
Real-time presence PowerPoint When collaborating with others on a presentation, see not only who is working on the presentation but also what slide each person is working on.

Learn more about collaborating on PowerPoint presentations with real time co-authoring.

Finding contacts made easier Outlook Ever looked for a contact and realize that a couple of them have the same name? You will now be able to pick the right one as Outlook will show you not only the names but also the picture of your contacts.

Learn more about finding people and contacts.

To test Office 2016 v16.0.6568.2016, you need to join the Office Insider program. If you tried this new release of Microsoft Office 2016, feel free to share your impressions in the comments section.

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