Announcing Insider build 16.0.7070.xxxx for Office 2016 on Windows desktop

7/20/16 UPDATE


Hi folks. We recently released a series of updated builds for the June feature update. Here are the latest release dates and version numbers, so you can stay current:

  • On 7/20/16, we released 16.0.7070.2030. Bug fixes only.
  • On 7/15/16, we released 16.0.7070.2028. Bug fixes only, including a fix for a OneNote 2016 issue where the Panning Hand feature stopped working. 
  • On 7/12/16, we released 16.0.7070.2026. Security updates and bug fixes.
  • On 6/29/16, we released 16.0.7070.2022. Bug fixes only.
  • On 6/27/16, we released 16.0.7070.2020. Bug fixes only.
  • On 6/22/16, we released 16.0.7070.2019 (described below), which is a preview of the June feature update.



On June 22, 2016, we started rolling out an early version of the June feature update to our Office Insider audience. 

To get this update immediately, click File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. After you update, you'll be on version 16.0.7070.2019.

What's new in this release?

New features this month include:

  • Text highlighting: In PowerPoint, you can now highlight text to make it pop, just as you can do in Word and Outlook.  

  • Do more with ink: The Draw tab now appears in Visio, so you can use your pen or finger to draw on and annotate your diagrams.

  • Shape recognition: In Excel, convert your ink drawings to Shapes by selecting them and then selecting Convert to Shapes—it's the perfect way to combine the natural feeling of freeform drawing and inking with the uniformity and standardization of Office graphic shapes.

  • Faster PivotTables: We've improved the way Excel PivotTables work with OLAP connections, so doing things like refreshing data or switching filters should feel much more responsive.

For a running list of new features, see What's New and Improved in Office 2016 for Office 365.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think.

The Office Insider team


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