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Microsoft releases new Office Preview builds

Microsoft releases new Office Preview builds

Microsoft released the Office Insider Preview Version 2208 (Build 15601.20028). Although the build doesn’t contain any new features, Microsoft squashed several bugs in Excel, Access and Outlook.

Microsoft published a full changelog of Preview Version 2208 (Build 1601.20028) on its website.

Access, Excel and Outlook

There is one notable fix in Access. The clean cache on the close option did not delete the cache when the database was closed. The issue has been resolved. Furthermore, Excel features two notable fixes for an issue with header formats, as well as a bug where chart contents issue with the formats of headers and a bug where chart contents went missing when zoomed above 170 percent.

In Outlook, changes include fixes for:

  • An issue that caused mail-storage-related settings not to apply as expected when configured using Cloud Settings;
  • An issue where Outlook closed unexpectedly when utilizing the Search People box;
  • An issue where Skype for Business closed unexpectedly when expanding a group;
  • An issue that made actions undertaken on Outlook toast notifications stop working as expected on Windows Server 2016.

What else is Microsoft working on?

Microsoft also launched a slew of new capabilities for Windows Current Channel customers. The most recent Office Preview version in the Windows Beta Channel includes a new rating system for the Polls app within Microsoft Teams, which makes it easier for meeting organizers to get input from attendees.

The meeting poll capabilities allow meeting organizers can develop and deploy rating polls to boost participation, collect input from their meeting attendees, and communicate the results in real-time. Simply pick ‘rating’ when creating a new poll in Teams to generate a rating poll question.

Lastly, Current Channel users can now utilize the ‘Shared with Me’ list to locate important documents in Visio.

Tip: Microsoft to release native Teams app optimized for Apple architecture