New Office 2016 build introduces Excel improvements and more for Insiders


Microsoft released a new Office 2016 build for Insiders last night. The latest update is only available to users part of the Office Insider Program, and it isn’t available to all Office users. With the latest update, Microsoft has added some Power Query enhancements in Excel. More specifically, the update introduces enhanced connectivity capabilities and new transformations for Power Query in Excel. The update also introduces some improvements for OneDrive:

  • 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.

You can know more about the latest Office Insider update here.