Office Insider Fast build 1.29.17011800 out for iPhone and iPad users

Office Insider Fast build 1.29.17011800 is now available for iPhone and iPad. Recently, Microsoft announced Office insider program for iOS users. This is the first official insider build for iOS devices. One of the biggest changes in the initial Office Insider builds on iPhone and iPad are a set of architectural updates.

Known Issues in Office Insider Fast build 1.29.17011800:

Excel (Insider build)

  1. To run Office Insider builds, you must have iOS 10 installed on your device.
  2. After returning from the background, you are unable to reopen your document. To work around this, look for your saved document under Recent in the Document Picker.
  3. Adding Dropbox service is not working in this build.
  4. Comments and tracked changes may not display correctly on the screen.
  5. In documents with bulleted lists, the default bullet shape displays as a rectangle instead of a circle

Excel (Insider build)

  1. If you type something into the formula bar and then switch to another app, you may lose what you typed. To avoid this, make sure to enter the formula before switching to the other app.
  2. If you copy something in Excel, then copy something from another app and paste into Excel, it will paste what you copied in Excel rather than what you copied from the other app.
  3. When inserting a chart, the preview images in the chart gallery thumbnails appear to overlap. If you select a thumbnail, the resulting chart will look normal.
  4. If you have a file containing a PivotTable with slicers, the slicers may not appear when you open the file on your iPad or iPhone.

PowerPoint

  • In presentations with animations, some animations may not display correctly.
  • In presentations with comments, comment markers do not appear as they should.
  • The Apple Watch App is not yet supported.

All Office Insider build apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  1. To run Office Insider builds, you must have iOS 10 installed on your device.
  2. After returning from the background, you are unable to reopen your document. To work around this, look for your document under Recent in the Document Picker.
  3. Adding Dropbox service is not working in this build.

If you are interested in joining the program, you can do so here.