New Office 2016 Insider build available for Windows desktop brings AutoCAD import features

Kareem Anderson

It seems that is has been a while since the Office team pushed out a new Office Insider build for its Office 2016 preview program. Started in a similar vein as the Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Visual Studio user-feedback powered preview programs, Office 2016 recently opened itself up to being tested and reported on by early adopters.

With that being said, Office 2016 has finally resurfaced with a new Insider build for Windows desktop. The new Insider release bumps up the version to 16.0.6868.20482048 and brings new options for importing AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD 2013 files into the Visio software.

Other build improvements include collaborative tweaks in Word and Powerpoint that result in,

Working with others couldn’t be any easier. You can now not only share and work on files with others as well as add comments but also, chat with them, review previous versions of the document you’re working on and restore one of them if needed.”

Today’s release builds on the monthly updates the Office team has been seeding over the past few months. Monthly Office 2016 improvements include better OneDrive integration, improved formula autocomplete, real-time presence/ collaborating in PowerPoint, ‘black’ theme across the software suite, ink annotations, new charts in Excel, auto-archiving and de-cluttering in Outlook and power query enhancements in Excel to name a few.

To get a quick look at all the new features that have come to Office 2016, head over to the Office Blogs for more details.