Those who want to receive the Office Insider Preview January update, can download it from any of the various Office apps.
Just click File > Account > Update Options > Update Now and the process starts immediately.
Here are the new features you will get, as mentioned by Microsoft in the official announcement:
“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.”
Other recent Office updates
The previous Office 2016 / Office 365 update (version 1612; build 7628.2048) is just about two weeks old and added features such as View and restore changes in shared files for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Easily select and manipulate objects with the Surface pen for Excel, Closed captioning and multiple audio tracks for PowerPoint, New data transformation and connectivity enhancements in Excel, built-in Accessibility features for Visio and a new Visio Viewer app for iPad and iPhone.
Office Mobile also had been updated around the same time to version 17.7766, adding mostly new features to the OneNote app and several improvements for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Last, Microsoft recently updated its Office Lens app, improving the app on both iOS and Android. Major additions were the previously mentioned Learning Tools integration and bringin Office Lens also to Word and PowerPoint.