New Office 2016 Insider build adds better sharing, other enhancements

Hammad Saleem

Office 2016

Microsoft has started rolling out the latest Insider build for Office 2016, bumping the version 16.0.6769.2011. The latest build brings a number of enhancements and improvements to the Office 2016 apps, including improved files and folder sharing, as well as improved search mechanism in OneDrive to search for specific photos.

Here’s the complete change log for the latest Office 2016 Insider build:

  • Power Query Enhancements: In Excel, Power Query lets you discover, combine, and refine data across a wide variety of sources, as well as search for public data from sources such as Wikipedia. In this release, we’ve enhanced the connectivity capabilities and also added new transformations.
  • Find Photos in a Flash: In OneDrive, you can use the Search Photos command to scan photo tags and metadata and also extract and find text in photos. Starting in this month’s update, the Search Photos feature can also recognize objects in a photo.
  • Easier Files and Folders Sharing: In OneDrive, we now offer you the two most popular options for sharing files up front: Get a link and Email.

To update any Office 2016 app, be it Microsoft Word or Excel, just launch the app and head over to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now and it will start the update process.