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Microsoft Rolls out August Insider Slow Update for Office 2016 on Mac

Office 365 build 15.25 brings "@ mentions" to Outlook, dynamic backgrounds in PowerPoint, and more stylus settings for OneNote.


Since the Office Insider program was first announced, has been taking great advantage of the testing it brings. The company has been pushing out consistent updates, and this month is no different.

Building on the Mac update from last month, Microsoft has now released the August feature update to Insider Slow participants. Update 15.25 users will benefit from improved summary cards for deliveries, animated backgrounds for PowerPoint, and more.


The list of new features in the build is available on the forum, and the most significant ones are listed below:

Stay on top of travel and deliveries: In , view simplified summary cards in your travel confirmation and package delivery emails, and in your calendar. For more information, see Stay on top of your travel and deliveries with Outlook. (Feature requires an subscription and a new or upgraded Outlook.com account.)

Get someone's attention: Add the @ symbol followed by a person's name to the body of an email or calendar item, and Outlook will automatically add their email address to the To line and highlight their name in the body of the message. If someone flags you in this way, the @ symbol will show up in Outlook, and you can filter to quickly find all emails where you are mentioned.  For more details, see @Mentions for Outlook Mac is now available. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)

Animate your background: In PowerPoint, make your slides more dynamic with an animated background image. After you insert an image, click Picture > Animate as Background, and then click the interesting parts of your picture. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)

No warnings When Saving as CSV: You asked for it! We will no longer show a warning about feature loss when saving a worksheet as a CSV file. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)

Stylus Setting: In OneNote, choose what happens when your stylus is detected: automatically switch to drawing or keep using it as a mouse.

64-bit version of for Mac: We've polished up our 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac, based on early Insider feedback. Thank you!”

Insider Slow participants should receive an automatic update soon, if not already. If it hasn't appeared for you yet, check Office's update settings.

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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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