The applications you use on your computers thrive on feedback from end users, because they point out mistakes developers have made as well as make recommendations that invariably end up in future updates.
The Microsoft Office Insider program has been designed to make that process more efficient by giving its customers access to new updates, in return for feedback that will improve the product. With Office 2016 now readily available, the first Office 365 updates are starting to roll out, and the company is encouraging Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers to join the Office Insider.
To improve the feedback process, Office has partnered with UserVoice, a software-as-a-service provider of product management and customer support tools, for any suggestions or ideas for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.
If you want to make your voice heard, you can visit the UserVoice product site for the application you want leave feedback for. You can also use the feedback option on Windows 10 and Android directly without leaving the application.
How to Join Office Insider
PC for Home Use
Go to the Additional Install Options page of My Account and sign in with your Office 365 subscription information. Then, choose an Insider option from the version drop down menu, click Install, and follow the on-screen instructions. This will not require uninstalling Office 365, your platform will be automatically updated to the Microsoft Office Insider build.
PC for Business Use
Office 365 business and enterprise users can join First Release. This is an option that lets businesses and their users see the latest updates first. Administrators can choose the entire organization or select some individuals to get the updates early.
For an Android device, join the Office Insider for Android community and then select the app you want to test, which is limited to Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Office Mobile on Windows 10
To become an Insider for Office Mobile, you can join the Windows Insider program.
What are the latest Updates in Office 2016 for Office 365?
In Word and PowerPoint
More Send As Options lets you send a document as an attachment or PDF without having to leave your document from the Share pane.
Morph simplifies the way you express concepts and information by allowing you to create a seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations.
Designer enhances the visual impact of its most important content to provide a customized high-quality presentation. It also has a feature that learns as you use PowerPoint and makes recommendation tailored to your preference
Calendar Insights Template lets you view your calendar as a dashboard with detailed information.
Financial Templates are two new templates that track what you earn, how much you spend as well as where you are spending your money. It also analyzes and compares the performance of stocks you have selected over time.
Insert Online Video lets you add online videos to provide interactive features to the content you create.
Currently, Microsoft Office Insider is only available for PC, but Microsoft announced Mac users will be able to participate in the coming months.
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