January Insider Slow update for Office 2016 adds real-time email collaboration and more

Arif Bacchus

Yesterday, Microsoft pushed out the January Insider Slow update for Office 2016 on desktop. The update brings the newest version to Version 1701 (Build 7766.2039) and adds several new features to the Office 365 experience.  If you’re interested in the changes, please find Microsoft’s official changelog below.

What’s new in this release?

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Uploading email attachments to OneDrive lets everyone work on the latest version of the file. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to either upload a revised version or save a new version. For more information, see Attach a file to an email in Outlook for Windows.
  • Use your pen to manipulate objects: In Word, grab object handles with the Surface pen to resize, rotate, move, and more. Find out how.
  • Visio add-in for Database Modeling: Now available for download, the Visio Add-In for Database Modeling add-in helps while planning the creation of a new database or understanding an existing one. Download the add-in now or learn to reverse engineer an existing database into a database model.
  • New education templates and diagrams: Students and teachers can use new templates and sample diagrams that cover many subjects, including algebra, chemistry, physics, and more.

If you’re lucky enough to be an Office Insider, you can get this latest update by going to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.