Microsoft brings several new features to Office Insiders on Windows

Microsoft today announced the release of new Office Insider build Version 1904 (Build 11601.20072) to Slow Ring users on Windows. This new build comes with several new features including new account manager, simplified ribbon in Outlook, new product icons for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, Microsoft Graph in Access and more. Find the full change log below.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, and Visio

Seamlessly switch between accounts

The new account manager shows all of your work and personal accounts in one place, and puts you in control of switching between them. This updated experience makes it clear how you’re logged in, and now you can toggle between work and personal accounts without having to sign out first or deal with complex dialogs.

Card with personal information and the ability to switch between accounts

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote

Product icons have a new look

The product icons have been redesigned to reflect simple, powerful, and intelligent Office experiences.

New redesigned Word for Windows icon    New redesigned Excel for Windows icon   New redesigned PowerPoint for Windows icon   New redesigned Outlook for Windows icon   New redesigned OneNote for Windows icon


A simplified ribbon that’s customizable too!

Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands.

Outlook has a new user experience.

Relaxed or tighter layout? Choose what feels best

Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more in your Inbox.

Current View menu expanded with Use Tighter Spacing option selected

Set once and forget it

Your Focused Inbox preferences are now stored in the cloud. Enjoy the same experience when you use Outlook for Windows on any computer or Outlook on the web.

Outlook options dialog box with Cloud storage options section showing

Pick your favorite actions

Don’t use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu for easy access to the commands you use the most.


Get smart with Microsoft Graph

Import or link to smart contextual data stored in Microsoft Graph and reinvent your desktop database with Intelligent Technology.

New Data Source list with From Online Services option selected


Say goodbye to distractions

A favorite Mac feature comes to Windows! Switch to Focus on the View menu to remove distractions and concentrate on the work at hand.

Regular document view on the left and Focus view on the right with an arrow between the two

More colorful pages

With the addition of more page theme colors, which allows the changing of the background color of the page, we hope to enable people who have challenges reading with an all-white or all-black background to make adjustments that suit them.

Page with a set color background

Source: Microsoft