Latest macOS Office Build(Insider Slow) adds new features, SQL ODBC support for Apple’s upcoming Silicon Macs, and more


3, 2020

Microsoft has released Office for Mac (Insider Slow build) Version 16.43 (Build 20110105). The latest Insider Preview Build brings a number of new features, including SQL ODBC support for upcoming Apple Silicon devices, the ability to present slide show in a windowed experience, and Watch Window, a feature that helps you keep an eye on Cells across multiple sheets and books in the convenience of a single pane or window. You can read the official changelog below.



Introducing the Watch Window

Keep an eye on Cells across multiple sheets and books in the convenience of a single pane or window. When cells are not in view, you can watch those cells and their formulas in the Watch Window toolbar. The Watch Window makes it convenient to inspect, audit, or confirm formula calculations and results in large worksheets. By using the Watch Window, you don’t need to repeatedly scroll or go to different parts of your worksheet.

SQL ODBC support for Apple ARM

The built-in SQL Server ODBC data connection provider will now support the new Apple Silicon devices as well as the TLS v1.2 communication protocol. This feature provides support for SQL Server ODBC data connections to work properly on new devices that have Apple Silicon processors, as well as support for SQL Servers that require secure connections via the TLS v1.2 protocol.


Present your slide show in a windowed experience

Reading View lets you multitask and gives you access to other applications while you present. It lets you see and present your slide show in a windowed experience. You can use this feature for your next presentation.

To update to Office Insider Preview Build, open any Office program and go to File > Account > Update options > Update now.

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