Members of the Office Insider testing program can download a new preview version of Office 2016 for Windows desktop users. The update adds a few new features to try out.

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Here's what's new in the Office Insider preview build 16.0.6965.2051:

  • Improvements to Get & Transform: In Excel, it's now easier to create a query using options from the new Online Services category, including connectors for SharePoint Online and Exchange.
  • Send messages anytime: If you use Skype for Business, you'll no longer receive "this message can't be delivered" notifications when you send a message to someone who is offline. Instead, they will see, "They'll get this as a missed message".
  • More efficient online meetings: In Outlook, you can now pre-load attachments to Skype for Business meetings so that you can get started immediately. The attachments will show up in the meeting window automatically when the first participant joins the meeting.

To manually update to the new build, open an Office app, then click File > Account > Update > Update Now if you're part of the Office Insider program.

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