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Microsoft is releasing a new Office Insider Preview Build for Windows users with significant improvements. The latest Office Insider build is available with version 1804. The latest build comes with improvements for Excel, Outlook and Project along with including new features which are expected to be rolled out after successful testing.

First and foremost Excel is expected to be getting Insights which will help users to analyse data. You will need to click  a cell in the data range and select the Insights button in the ribbon which will then give you graphs and charts to have a more detailed insight into the data.

PowerPoint is also expected to get several improvements with the insider team adding support for pen with the app now letting users to convert notes and drawing into readable text.

Microsoft Outlook is another app which is getting new features and improvements with three new features, the first one letting users to configure reminders which pop up over windows.

The second improvement is the option to automatically mark deleted items as read. To enable this you would need to go to File>Options>Mail>Mark messages as read when deleted. This has been the most awaited feature by the Office Insiders and Microsoft is finally bringing it to the Office 365 subscribers in preview version currently.

The third feature Outlook gets is the ability to read your emails. This functionality needs to be enabled manually by going to File>Options>Ease of Access>Show Read Aloud.

Microsoft Project is also getting new features with the Office team introducing task board filtering. The new features are currently available for Office 365 subscribers who have enrolled as Insiders.

The Redmond Giant is expected to roll the new features to all Office 365 subscribers after successful testing in the coming weeks. If you are an Office Insider then you can try out the latest feature which are already available to download.

Do let us know your first impressions after trying out the features in the comments below.

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