Microsoft releases new updates for Office 2016 on macOS, a new preview build for Office Insider Slow is also available

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Just a week after releasing a batch of updates for the Office 2016 apps for macOS for members of the Office Insider program, Microsoft has now pushed the new versions of the apps to the production ring yesterday. All the macOS Office apps have been bumped to version 15.27.0 and the changelog is nearly the same as last week’s update for Office Insiders except for the mention of a new spell checker tool in OneNote.

Here is the full changelog:


  • Use CONCAT or TEXTJOIN to shorten your text formulas, or try the forecasting functions to help you predict future trends. For Office 365 subscribers only.


  • Find and fix accessibility issues in your notes by using the Accessibility Checker on the Tools menu.
  • Correct your typos by using suggestions from the spell checker.
  • You can find additional improvements to help you use notes by turning on “Preferences > General > Enable experimental features.” Please try these and let us know what you think.


  • Trim unwanted content from the beginning or end of your audio or video files. You can also trigger an animation by using a bookmark in your media file. For Office 365 subscribers only.

Additionally, the company also pushed new updates for Office Insiders on the Slow ring yesterday (via Neowin). The new build number is 15.27 (161007), but as Microsoft didn’t provide a change log we guess that the new preview builds bring some bug fixes and improvements and no new features. You can download the updates by using Microsoft’s AutopUpdate tool or you can also download the latest versions manually from Microsoft Download Center.

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