Office Insider Build for Windows 10 Released, Includes Few Important Features And Bug Fixes For Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft has released a new update for the MS Office. The update, headed to Office Insider participants, brings new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Among the new features, is the ability to scribble in e-mail messages and the freedom to choose where to open links in MS Office programs.

Office Insider participants should check for updates on their Windows 10 Personal Computers (PCs). Microsoft has released a new update for the Office Insider Build for Windows 10. The new Build is officially tagged 11727.20034. Along with two important feature additions, Microsoft has sent out quite a bug fixes, and performance improvements for other Microsoft Office suite programs.

MS Office users will now have the ability to write with a digital pen or stylus or use a finger to scribble directly inside email messages. The ‘Ink Input’ feature allows users to draw directly into an image. Users can easily insert a simple drawing area in which they can create a freehand sketch. In addition to the freehand sketch, users can push creativity with several inbuilt efforts using the digital pen. The effects, which include the rainbow pen or the galaxy pen, will allow users to express their thoughts more creatively and offer communication through email a new fun dimension. Needless to mention the ‘Ink Input’ feature will surely push the boundaries of creative communication.

The second but equally important feature addition is the possibility to choose where to open links in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Although a rather simple inclusion, the ability to direct the opening of a link is quite important. Users can now choose where and how to open links to Office files. Essentially, the update allows users to open the links either in a browser or directly inside an app.

Microsoft has been actively sending out updates which include new features that significantly boost productivity. Last week Excel for iOS devices received the tabular recognition functionality called ‘Inert Data from Picture’. Incidentally, the feature had already been available on the competing platform, Android, for quite some time.

The new updates clearly indicate Microsoft is heavily relying on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to boost character recognition and image processing.

Incidentally, the latest update is available only to users of Office Insider Preview Build. In case participants haven’t already received the update, they could initiate the process by starting any of the MS Office programs and heading over to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.