Office Mobile Insider Preview gets a Slow Ring update on Windows 10 devices

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The Microsoft Office team has pushed out a new Slow Ring update for Office Mobile Insider Preview users. The update was initially released back on November 11th, but an announcement post for the update just went live today and has revealed a bit more as to what is new for the Office Mobile experience on Windows devices (via Neowin.)

Overall, the update should push the newest version of Office Mobile Insider builds on Windows 10 tablets and phones to version 17.7571.xxxx. It brings a significant amount of improvements and features, all of which can be seen in the official changelog below:

  • Accessibility built right in to Office Mobile We have improved support for using Narrator and other assistive technologies as well as your keyboard to edit documents with others, sort data in worksheets, read and edit presentations, and more.
  • Sharing Notifications in Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile* No need to keep checking your shared documents, workbooks, or presentations. We'll send you a notification when there's activity. *This feature is available with an Office 365 subscription only.
  • Open more file types with Excel Mobile You can now open more file types than you before, such as files that contain snapshots from your Camera tool.
  • Page background colors now in OneNote Does your OneNote page need a change? Switch it up by adding a background color in just one click and change the mood of your page.
  • Lasso Select now at your fingertips with PowerPoint Mobile The Surface pen button allows you to use lasso select on ink without visiting the ribbon.
  • Use your Pen to select and change objects in PowerPoint Mobile* Grab object handles with the Surface pen to resize, rotate, move, and more. *This feature is available with an Office 365 subscription only.

In case you did not already know, you can sign up to be an Office Insider and receive these Insider Preview updates and builds at any time. To do so, all you need to do is to opt into the Windows Insider Program, have an Office 365 Subscription, and a Windows 10 device.

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