Release notes for Monthly Enterprise Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and nonsecurity updates that are included in Monthly Enterprise Channel updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, and the subscription versions of the desktop apps for Project and Visio.

Version 2405: July 09

Version 2405 (Build 17628.20188)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This fix rectifies a problem in Excel where inserting or deleting cells might occasionally fail, leading to formulas recalculating inaccurately.

  • We fixed an issue where an error regarding internal names unexpectedly occurred upon opening a workbook.

  • We fixed an issue where words containing accentuated characters might be rendered with unexpected vertical alignment.

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks didn't properly exported to SharePoint.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel documents might be unexpectedly edited when a mandatory sensitivity label has not been applied.

  • We fixed an issue where an embedded workbook in .xls format might not be properly closed.

  • We fixed an issue where changes couldn’t be uploaded to the server.

  • We fixed an issue where a pivot table couldn’t be inserted in a new worksheet.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook users with E3 licenses to be unable to open protected meeting invitations without going to the web.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see no prompt to send updates to attendees after removing attendees from a meeting on a shared calendar where the location of the meeting was set.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see incorrect label information when they had 2 or more email windows open while a message with a label was displayed in the preview pane.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the "Edit Meeting" button to disappear when a series exception is the first item opened in the Outlook session.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when using Copilot Summarize.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to view the "Permission granted by" information on Digitally Rights Managed messages.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to open some search results when searching their Online Archive.

  • We added support for converting some COM add-ins to Web add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from sending mail for a few hours after updating add-ins with on-send events.

PowerPoint

  • The Edit Photo Album option is now enabled in Slide Sorter view.

  • The Title field in File > Info will no longer be filled in automatically when saving a file.

  • Improved experience in changing the source of a linked chart: In a situation where a presentation contains a linked chart, which is not only stored at a SharePoint location, but also synced to a local folder, when the user tries to change the chart source via "File -> Info -> Edit Links to File -> Change Source...", the initial location in the Change Source dialog now shows the current location of the linked chart, instead of the last used location. PowerPoint can now convert the local sync folder location to its corresponding SharePoint URL and preserve it in the file if the user chooses a chart in a local sync folder as the new chart source.

Word

  • Resolved an issue where the Enter and Backspace keys were not performing their expected functions within a list, preventing users from exiting the list.

  • Resolved an issue that caused footnote numbers to be missing from the Cross Reference list when track changes is turned on in a document and changes are made.

  • Resolved an issue where attempting to reference a file using Draft with Copilot would give the error "Copilot wasn't able to apply the right sensitivity label to this file because it couldn't work with the content you referenced."

  • Resolved an issue in Word where content controls may be removed when coauthoring.

  • Resolved an issue where text inside the track change card was not properly visible when using dark grey theme.

  • Resolved an issue in Outlook where background images wouldn't render correctly, requiring the user to scroll or click into the message for the image to appear.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the Organization Chart Add-In for Microsoft programs was not loading properly.

Version 2404: July 09

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20210)

Security updates listed here

Version 2404: June 11

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20190)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Microsoft 365 apps now support OpenDocument Format 1.4: ODF files in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will now save to the ODF 1.4 format by default. See details in blog post.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue in Excel where the user was unable to set the default font.

  • We fixed a rendering issue related to scrolling or zooming in charts.

  • We fixed an issue where the COUNTIF function did not work correctly when counting merged cells with dropdown lists.

  • We fixed an issue where all visible panes get drawn for scrolling operations in multiple pane scenarios.

  • We fixed the issue of a shape location shifting when pasting a range with some shapes as a picture.

  • We fixed an issue where all visible panes get drawn for scrolling operations in multiple pane scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue where a pivot table couldn’t be inserted in a new worksheet.

OneNote

  • Added a new setting to configure whether the Windows taskbar is shown when you enter Full Page View.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly using the Scheduling Assistant when creating a new meeting or viewing an existing meeting.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when using Copilot Summarize.

  • We fixed an issue where custom forms from MAPI form servers stopped responding.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to recall a message sent in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when clicking on the [Organization] tab in the Hierarchical Address Book while Narrator is running.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to intermittently be unable to move items to their Online Archive.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the first PolicyTip to take a long time to appear after starting Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Sovereign users to be unable to create ToDo tasks from Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be prompted to save messages that had no changes when the message was opened in a previous Outlook session.

  • We fixed an issue that caused add-in developers to hit timeouts when retrieving notifications from an Outlook client context.

PowerPoint

  • An issue with shortcut keys in certain localized versions has been resolved.

Project

  • If an enterprise template is created with the Microsoft Project Professional 2016 desktop, when users with newer versions of Project create projects based on the template, information such as task notes may be missing. This fix addresses this problem.

Word

  • Resolved an issue in Word where content controls may be removed when coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue where a notification was not disabling as expected in template (.dotx) files with personal information removal enabled in the Change Setting or the Trust Center Settings.

  • We fixed an issue where the accessibility pane was blank on saving the document in .doc format or when document was in compatibility mode.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the Organization Chart Add-In for Microsoft programs was not loading properly.

  • We fixed an issue where the Office update installer would appear to be unresponsive.

  • We fixed an issue where the user wasn’t prompted to save to the cloud on exit from Excel.

Version 2403: June 11

Version 2403 (Build 17425.20258)

Security updates listed here

Version 2403: May 14

Version 2403 (Build 17425.20236)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Date Support for Pivot Tables Connected to PowerBI: In PivotTables that are connected to Power BI datasets, dates are now supported for analysis as the data type is no longer a string. For example, filtering data on specific timeframes is now possible.
    See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • Office has a new default theme: We've updated the default font and color palette of the Office theme for you to create more modern and accessible content.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed a performance issue when applying criteria to the ID field in a query to a linked ODBC table.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when the user would attempt to open or import large text files.

  • We fixed an issue where attempting to programmatically set the Formula property on a Linked Picture resulted in a run-time error.

  • We fixed an issue where the app did not paste cells as merged when they are merged in the copy source.

  • We fixed an issue that caused errors when attempting to save files in environments where Default Labeling and Mandatory Labeling policies are configured and AIP document co-authoring is disabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the input language of a keyboard converted from Chinese Traditional to English, an error appeared, and the app closed unexpectedly when the name of an Excel sheet was edited.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where, after switching from an ODM notebook to an ODP notebook with the notebooks pane pinned, the Math Assistant continued to appear in the Draw tab and prompted an error.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when attaching an Outlook item from the Insert tab.

  • We fixed an issue that affected all-day meetings with a reminder on the day of. The meeting did not open, and an error message was displayed.

  • We fixed an issue where Office add-ins disappeared from the ribbon.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see no search results in Org Explorer.

    We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to take longer to boot than expected.

    We fixed an issue that caused users with on premise mailboxes to see no web add-ins in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue with user and shared mailboxes where a message sent from a user with saved to Sent Items folder enabled and where DelegateSentItemsStyle is set to 1 is saved in the shared mailbox Sent Items folder.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to receive a Non Delivery Report when attempting to reply to or forward a message.

  • We fixed an issue where the older format of an add-in was being launched instead of the newer format whenever a user tried to run the add-in from an Actionable Message.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint (.pptx) files exported as .pdf truncated or omitted images.

  • We fixed an issue in the PowerPoint presenter view where speaker notes from a previous slide would move to the current slide view if no speaker notes were available.

  • We have resolved a problem where online videos do not play in some cases.

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint closed unexpectedly when a user tried to open a copy of a presentation saved to the cloud.

Project

  • We fixed an issue in projects saved to SharePoint document libraries where, on Save, a user's changes remained in their local cache after the file check in was complete. If the file was then immediately checked out, updated, and checked back in by a different user, the first user experienced possible data loss.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where styles changed or were applied incorrectly when transitioning to WPM.

  • We fixed an issue where characters became invisible when converted to Kanji.

  • We fixed an issue where completing Proofing with an Office Add-in's side pane open would result in the add-in's pane being closed.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from receiving emails created using Mail Merge.

  • We fixed an issue where certain Word documents would not open in compatibility mode.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a mandatory sensitivity label was not applied or prompted for if an email was sent from the Drafts-folder.

  • We fixed an issue where the app wouldn't re-install when the device was offline, and the re-install was from a local install source.

  • Unicode character support.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when a user switched Excel from an account where preview was started or enabled to an account where no preview had been started or enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the user was notified of an Alt-text violation after adding and deleting an image.

Version 2402: May 14

Version 2402 (Build 17328.20346)

Security updates listed here

Version 2402: April 09

Version 2402 (Build 17328.20282)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Navigation pane: Understand the layout of your workbook, see what elements exist, and navigate around quickly using the Navigation pane! Learn more See details in blog post

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking and Revocation - File Registration: Protected local Office files are automatically registered for tracking when created, and previously protected local Office files are registered the next they are opened in an updated client. Compliance administrators can track and revoke access to registered Office files.

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking & Revocation - End-User Tracking & Revocation: From the sensitivity menu, users can check who has tried accessing their protected files and revoke access when needed.

PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking and Revocation - File Registration: Protected local Office files are automatically registered for tracking when created, and previously protected local Office files are registered the next they are opened in an updated client. Compliance administrators can track and revoke access to registered Office files.

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking & Revocation - End-User Tracking & Revocation: From the sensitivity menu, users can check who has tried accessing their protected files and revoke access when needed.

Word

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking and Revocation - File Registration: Protected local Office files are automatically registered for tracking when created, and previously protected local Office files are registered the next they are opened in an updated client. Compliance administrators can track and revoke access to registered Office files.

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking & Revocation - End-User Tracking & Revocation: From the sensitivity menu, users can check who has tried accessing their protected files and revoke access when needed.


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly.

  • This update fixes an issue that causes charts in Access to incorrectly display data that includes Unicode characters.

Excel

  • We removed Organization Chart Add-In for Microsoft Office programs due to lack of sufficient Unicode support.

  • We fixed an issue where an Excel file was no longer able to be saved due to file corruption with conditional formatting.

  • We fixed an issue in Power Pivot to properly validate characters.

  • We fixed an issue where the app's response is delayed when the user first edits a formula in a cell.

  • We fixed an issue where a file failed to upload with the following error when co-authoring: "We ran into a problem with this file and can't save any new changes. Please save a copy to avoid losing your work."

  • We fixed an issue where a dropdown list would not copy when taking a print screen using Windows+Shift+S.

  • We fixed an issue where entering in Notes on tasks in the Planner resulted in data in Power BI and Excel Export to have unnecessary empty lines.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where resizing issues occurred when the app was docked to the desktop.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused expanded groups in the message list to become collapsed when changing which column they are arranged by.

  • We fixed an issue where a Meeting window would not close and the meeting would not get added to the organizer's calendar if an image had previously been added into the body of the message and the organizer was attempting to reopen the meeting and add new attendees.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to synchronize email with the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly after attaching an Outlook item from the Insert tab.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the following symptoms:

  1. Users were unable to recall a message in some environments.
  2. Users were unable to address synchronization conflicts
  3. Users were unable to load forms from third party MAPI forms servers.
  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see Outlook exiting unexpectedly when clicking a hyperlink.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when adding an attachment in some scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when attaching an Outlook item (such as an email message) from the insert tab.

  • We fixed an issue with mail view appearing blank for an extended time when switching folders.

  • We fixed an issue that caused 3rd party MAPI applications to be unable to retrieve licensing information.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly exit shortly after launching for some users.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when expanding a conversation in the search results from a search of "All Mailboxes."

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to send emails from QuickBooks, as described in the following article: Unable to send emails from QuickBooks using Outlook Desktop after update to Version 2402.

  • We fixed an issue that caused event based add-ins to be unable to display the Info Bar in Win32 Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some Outlook Event-Based add-ins to encounter Single Sign-On authentication errors depending on their configuration.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where an error message would appear when opening a copy of a file.

  • We fixed an issue where users were not able to create a bullet list with hyphens.

  • We removed Organization Chart Add-In for Microsoft Office programs due to lack of sufficient Unicode support.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the error message "Compile error" would appear when opening a .docm file.

  • We fixed an issue where only one document would open when trying to open several files containing SQL data from File Explorer or the desktop.

  • We updated OLE linking to better match the OS Unicode support.

  • We fixed an issue where certain Word documents would give error "Word experienced an error trying to open the file." on open.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting a list with a custom style into a document that was saved to the cloud with restricted formatting would show an "AutoSave Failed" error.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong paper size was chosen when two paper sizes in a printer were close to 1/6th of an inch of each other.

  • We fixed an issue where the font would switch from Aptos to Times New Roman when typing in a new email.

  • We fixed an issue where the default font Yu Mincho Demibold would change to Yu Gothic when the user moved to the next line.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when the undo function is used.

  • We removed Organization Chart Add-In for Microsoft Office programs due to lack of sufficient Unicode support.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where opened Office apps did not automatically start when a laptop was reopened, and an error message appeared after manual relaunch.

Version 2401: April 09

Version 2401 (Build 17231.20304)

Security updates listed here

Version 2401: March 12

Version 2401 (Build 17231.20290)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where converting a diagram to shapes would result in invalid shape geometry.

  • We fixed an issue where the application would stop responding when saving changes.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where meetings spanning a full day were appearing in meeting details on the following day.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the Notes and Slide layout would open with incorrect proportions when a file was opened from a protected view.

  • We fixed an issue where the Add comments method in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) showed a runtime error.

  • We fixed an issue where converting a diagram to shapes would result in invalid shape geometry.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the Word template (normal.dotm) was overwritten upon exit when the proofing language was set to Japanese.

  • We fixed an issue where comment cards may appear too wide and cut off text when changing or switching the screen in use.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a long running slideshow using a Microsoft Power BI add-in would cause a blank screen.

  • We fixed an issue where an add-in would not load after click trust for content add-in was selected.

Version 2312: March 12

Version 2312 (Build 17126.20216)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2312: February 13

Version 2312 (Build 17126.20190)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sensitivity toolbar is now available when creating a copy of a document: The sensitivity bar is now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint when users are creating copies of their documents in File / Save As. This helps users understand the security policies that apply to their document.

PowerPoint

  • Sensitivity toolbar is now available when creating a copy of a document: The sensitivity bar is now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint when users are creating copies of their documents in File / Save As. This helps users understand the security policies that apply to their document.

Word

  • Sensitivity toolbar is now available when creating a copy of a document: The sensitivity bar is now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint when users are creating copies of their documents in File / Save As. This helps users understand the security policies that apply to their document.

  • Improved Coauthoring Error Recovery Experience: Collaborating with others while working in Word is a vital productivity tool for many users, and disruptions can be frustrating. We’ve now developed an improved recovery experience to quickly restore users back to a connected state after experiencing coauthoring errors. This automatic refresh synchronizes all changes among different authors, so you’re seeing the most up-to-date document possible. Conflicts between different authors and changes not saved to the server will show as tracked changes.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Custom Menu text was truncated when right clicking in a cell.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when opening embedded mail attachments in another application.

  • We fixed an issue where the list of invalid recipients was showing duplicates.

  • We fixed an issue where Mail Tips weren't showing for attachments.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Data Loss Prevention features to be unexpectedly disabled when disabling Optional Connected Experiences.

  • We fixed an issue where Skype for Business was shutting down unexpectedly at start up.

  • We fixed an issue where the message list was blank when switching between the "Focused" and "Other" views.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly after discarding an edit to a received single instance meeting.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) RecordNarrationFromCurrentSlide failed with a runtime error.

  • We fixed an issue where restoring a previous version of a presentation wasn't as working as expected when using Version History.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the content control end tag is marked at the end of the document automatically if the document is edited in Word Online and then opened in Word desktop.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the orientation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) line markers was not rendering correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where GCC-Moderate customers were unable to access the Box third party storage feature in Open > Add-A-Place.

  • We fixed an issue where the duration on manually scheduled tasks wasn't calculated correctly when importing from XML.

Version 2311: February 13

Version 2311 (Build 17029.20178)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2311: January 09

Version 2311 (Build 17029.20140)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Word

  • Improved Coauthoring Error Recovery Experience: Collaborating with others while working in Word is a vital productivity tool for many users, and disruptions can be frustrating. We’ve now developed an improved recovery experience to quickly restore users back to a connected state after experiencing coauthoring errors. This automatic refresh synchronizes all changes among different authors, so you’re seeing the most up-to-date document possible. Conflicts between different authors and changes not saved to the server will show as tracked changes.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where list box controls wouldn't respond to mouse clicks after scrolling using the mouse wheel.

  • We fixed an issue where Conditional Formatting handled wild card characters incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where angled text wouldn't display correctly on some large monitors.

  • We fixed an issue where worksheets with right-to-left alignment and frozen panes would sometimes render incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where GETPIVOTDATA showed #REF! when refreshing a PivotTable containing Stocks data types.

  • We fixed an issue where the Save dialog wouldn't always save or would get stuck when closing a local file.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the calendar date picker day (Sat., Sun., Mon., etc.) did not align with the actual day number of the month.

  • We fixed an issue where attendees weren't added automatically from the Meeting Details when using the Email Page functionality.

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote would close unexpectedly when rapidly navigating from one .PDF file to another .PDF file between different sections, or when performing an undo operation on a .PDF printout insertion.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the tracking status summary to be missing from the organizer's meeting form.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when opening embedded mail attachments in another application.

  • We fixed an issue where the scrollbar didn't render in the Contact Card View.

  • We fixed an issue where the list of invalid recipients was showing duplicates.

  • We fixed an issue where Mail Tips weren't showing for attachments.

  • We fixed an issue where the message list was blank when switching between the "Focused" and "Other" views.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where some Connected Service account users were prevented from adding comments.

  • We fixed an issue where the Wingding font wouldn't display correctly when characters were inserted using the Insert Symbol dialog prior to changing to the Wingding font.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where setting Breaks to Continuous changed to Page after a Mail Merge.

  • We fixed an issue where running Word's Spell Check through a Visual Studio solution would result in the ‘Not in dictionary’ area being grey and not editable when the Word window wasn't visible.

  • We fixed an issue where revised content was reversed showing added content as deleted and deleted content as added.

  • We fixed an issue where creating a new comment with the Comment Pane enabled would reset the selected comment to the top of the pane, causing the document to scroll to that comment's anchor.

  • We fixed an issue where the language of a presentation was not retained when saving or exporting the presentation to a .PDF file.

Version 2310: January 09

Version 2310 (Build 16924.20202)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2310: December 12

Version 2310 (Build 16924.20180)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Control your data conversions: You’ve been asking for more control over how Excel automatically converts your data to specific formats. We delivered! You now have the ability to disable specific types of automatic data conversions; this way, you won’t need to worry about Excel converting your data to a format that you didn’t want and weren’t expecting. See details in blog post

  • Efficient reading in Excel using Narrator: Announcements through the Windows inbox screen reader, Narrator, are much more succinct and efficient.

Outlook

  • Teams Meeting Apps now work in Outlook too: Now, you can configure a meeting app while scheduling an invite in Outlook. This meeting app is ready to use when you chat or join the meeting on Teams.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where cell content would sometimes re-render incorrectly when navigating with the keyboard.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote would close unexpectedly when rapidly navigating from one .PDF file to another .PDF file between different sections, or when performing an undo operation on a .PDF printout insertion.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where tracking responses from rooms was inconsistent when adding a second room from suggestions.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a meeting update to be sent to all attendees when clicking on "cancel" in the "Send Update to Attendees" dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when opening embedded mail attachments in another application.

  • We fixed an issue where the Louder Labels sensitivity menu was not visible in the ribbon for users in the Semi-Annual Channel.

  • We fixed an issue where the list of invalid recipients was showing duplicates.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would close unexpectedly when a user clicked "Cancel” in the Wait on Send dialog if the message had attachments.

  • We fixed an issue that caused SafeLinks to fail to launch properly when the target document was in a nested folder.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the labels from protected PDF files to not be applied to the email that they were attached to.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when clicking the "More" link in the Search results list.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to fail to comply with the default browser settings for some users.

  • We fixed an issue where the setting to control how Outlook opens previous items at start-up was missing from the Options window.

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft account users were missing their Outlook add-ins.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the 'End with Black Slide' option was not working when slides advanced on a timer.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking on Updates Available in the status bar does not merge in changes.

  • We fixed an issue where ActiveX controls do not display correctly after changing the display scale.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where a message that says, "You cannot delete or modify a project summary task" appears when opening a project.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the layout of a table would unexpectedly change after saving and re-opening the file when the table was modified with Track Changes enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where subheading numbering with a custom Style would disappear if the file was saved and re-opened.

  • We fixed an issue where if you saved a PDF in a language other than English and it had a hyperlink with a dash (-), the URL would get an extra dash that made the link not work.

  • We fixed an issue where previously inserted custom bullets would reset after editing a document.

  • We fixed an issue where new lines were added to an Outlook signature when pressing Enter in the body of the email.

  • We fixed an issue where deleting text within a Content Control would unexpectedly delete the Content Control when Track Changes was enabled.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused unexpected black borders to appear around screen captures added with the Insert Screenshot functionality.

  • We fixed an issue where pictures with redirected URLs wouldn't display properly.

Version 2309: December 12

Version 2309 (Build 16827.20324)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2309: November 14

Version 2309 (Build 16827.20278)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Updated encryption for Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit key length in Cipher Block Chaining mode (AES256-CBC) is now the default Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption mechanism for Microsoft 365 Apps documents and emails. Learn more.

  • Protect your most sensitive content with double key encryption: Double Key Encryption (DKE) provides organizations with a second encryption key for your most sensitive content. Learn more about DKE and whether it's suitable for your organization.

Outlook

  • Updated encryption for Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit key length in Cipher Block Chaining mode (AES256-CBC) is now the default Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption mechanism for Microsoft 365 Apps documents and emails. Learn more.

  • Protect your most sensitive content with double key encryption: Double Key Encryption (DKE) provides organizations with a second encryption key for your most sensitive content. Learn more about DKE and whether it's suitable for your organization.

PowerPoint

  • Updated encryption for Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit key length in Cipher Block Chaining mode (AES256-CBC) is now the default Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption mechanism for Microsoft 365 Apps documents and emails. Learn more.

  • Present a local file in PowerPoint Live: The "Present in Teams" button now supports presenting local files in PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams. Once you click the button, you are prompted to save the file to Microsoft cloud, and then automatically launch the presentation in PowerPoint Live.

  • Protect your most sensitive content with double key encryption: Double Key Encryption (DKE) provides organizations with a second encryption key for your most sensitive content. Learn more about DKE and whether it's suitable for your organization.

Word

  • Updated encryption for Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit key length in Cipher Block Chaining mode (AES256-CBC) is now the default Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption mechanism for Microsoft 365 Apps documents and emails. Learn more.

  • Protect your most sensitive content with double key encryption: Double Key Encryption (DKE) provides organizations with a second encryption key for your most sensitive content. Learn more about DKE and whether it's suitable for your organization.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where certain Pivot Tables would load slowly.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote would close unexpectedly when rapidly navigating from one .PDF file to another .PDF file between different sections, or when performing an undo operation on a .PDF printout insertion.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused a meeting update to be sent to all attendees when clicking on "cancel" in the "Send Update to Attendees" dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly after clicking "Cancel" on the Wait on Send dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when searching a shared or delegated mailbox.

  • We fixed an issue where the setting to control how Outlook opens previous items at start-up was missing from the Options window.

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft account users were missing their Outlook add-ins.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where subheading numbering with a custom Style would disappear if the file was saved and re-opened.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where default sensitivity labels weren't displayed until after a save event. The sensitivity bar in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows now indicates that a default label is applied on the next save for new and previously unlabeled files.

Version 2308: November 14

Version 2308 (Build 16731.20398)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused a meeting update to be sent to all attendees when clicking on "cancel" in the "Send Update to Attendees" dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused sensitivity labels to display incorrectly when they contain non-ASCII characters.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly after clicking "Cancel" on the Wait on Send dialog when attachments are present.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the labels from protected PDF files to fail to be applied to the email that they were attached to.

Version 2308: October 10

Version 2308 (Build 16731.20316)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a workbook could scroll unexpectedly when a coauthor deleted a column.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the incorrect workdays to be displayed on shared-in calendars.

  • We fixed an issue where the External Sender tag was not showing.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when inserting a Loop component into a meeting.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly in some search scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when users executed a search with the "All Mailboxes" scope.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when viewing an email.

  • We fixed an issue where an out-of-memory error would appear when sending email after seeing the WaitOnSend dialog pop up.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the presenter view slide section zoomed in and out when zooming in the notes section.

  • We fixed an issue where the Notes Pane was in the wrong order with no ability to edit the slide when pressing the F6 key.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the add-ins tab was not visible when using custom toolbar information.

  • We fixed an issue where running Accessibility Checker would display the error, "Image or object not inline” when using Sensitivity Labels.

  • We fixed an issue where Editor pane category labels were always showing in English, despite the UI language setting.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Visio would stop responding after the user quickly zoomed in and out on the diagram.

Version 2307: October 10

Version 2307 (Build 16626.20222)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2307: September 12

Version 2307 (Build 16626.20208)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Access

  • Modern Web Browser Control: The Access team is releasing a new web browser control version that supports Edge! Our existing, Internet Explorer browser control remains in the platform as-is.

Excel

  • Reducing slowness and freezes when multiple workbooks are open: This feature reduces slowness and freezes experienced when working in a workbook due to calculations occurring in other unrelated workbooks also open at the same time and in the same Excel.exe instance. It achieves this by optimizing global automatic recalculation to the workbook being worked in, and its interdependent workbooks also open at the same time. See details in blog post

  • Optimizing loading fonts stored on the printer: This feature optimizes font-related operations by detecting whether the default printer supports fonts stored on the printer, and if it does not, skipping the step of reaching out to the printer to load them. Users have the option to turn off this behavior by accessing File > Options > Advanced > Print and switching off "Include fonts that are stored on the printer”.

  • Data Validation dropdown list autocomplete: Dropdown lists are a handy way to make data entry and validation more efficient in Excel. We’ve now added AutoComplete functionality, which automatically compares the text typed in a cell to all items in the dropdown list and displays only the items that match. You’ll spend less time scrolling through lists, dealing with data validation errors, or writing complex code to handle this task. See details in blog post

  • Paste values directly into your workbook using a keyboard shortcut: The keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+V lets you quickly Paste Values rather than having to choose Paste Values from the menu. See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • Ability to insert live camera feed in all slides with one click: Now, one can insert a PowerPoint Cameo in all slides using the Insert > Cameo > All Slides command on the PowerPoint ribbon. Further, a user-customized camera style and location can be applied to all slides using the 'Apply to All Slides' option in the Camera Format ribbon.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where certain macros used for updating charts caused Excel to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the incorrect working hours to be displayed on shared-in calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the application to close unexpectedly when clicking on non-HTTP links.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to receive errors about having too many Actionable Messages open more frequently than expected.

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft 365 links failed to launch properly.

  • We fixed an issue where opening links in Edge would cause the side pane to not be visible.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would prompt the user to save changes to a meeting when no changes were made.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to fail to show Top Search Results in some views.

  • We fixed an error that users were hitting when they tried to override a Policy Tip detection or to report it as a false positive.

Project

  • We fixed an issue in Project where content was missing after scrolling.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the character spacing is wrong after a cloud font download.

  • We fixed an issue where document rendering caused overlapping artifacts from one part of the document to appear on top of other.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where broken SVG assets didn't fall back on their raster image counterparts.

Version 2306: September 12

Version 2306 (Build 16529.20254)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2306: August 08

Version 2306 (Build 16529.20226)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • PivotTable overlap improvements: We have improved the experience when PivotTables overlap other content in your workbook.

OneNote

  • New Layout Options in OneNote on Windows: Added a new layout option, Vertical Tabs, for all users in OneNote for Windows.

Outlook

  • Accessibility Ribbon in Outlook for Windows: The Accessibility Ribbon brings together in one place all the tools you need to make your emails accessible. See details in blog post

  • Loop Components in Mail: Loop components are live, interactive objects that you can embed across Microsoft 365 canvases such as chats and email to provide real-time collaboration. This feature brings support for loop components in the email messages.

  • Enabling Bookings Meta OS app in Win32: Replacing the existing Bookings app with new app for Meta OS in Win32.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to get prompted to save changes to an unmodified email message.

  • We fixed an issue where the Me control showed the wrong display name in Office apps.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where files could increase in size under some circumstances.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where sensitivity labeling was unavailable for documents opened from SharePoint on-premise servers.

Version 2305: August 08

Version 2305 (Build 16501.20286)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2305: July 27

Version 2305 (Build 16501.20272)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • This update fixes an extended range of supported characters to prevent display issues in Office apps.

Version 2304: July 27

Version 2304 (Build 16327.20368)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • This update fixes an extended range of supported characters to prevent display issues in Office apps.

Version 2305: July 11

Version 2305 (Build 16501.20242)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Reducing unwanted fragmenting of conditional formatting rules: Check out the speed up in workbooks with lots of unwanted fragmented conditional formatting rules. When a workbook is opened this feature merges those fragmented conditional formatting rules that are identical, within a contiguous range of cells, and with unchanged priority ordering. It excludes rules whose evaluation relies on a selection range like Above or Below average, Unique or Duplicate, Gradients, etc. and rules in PivotTables.

Outlook

  • Block emails with sensitive labels: Implement pop-up messages in Outlook that warn, justify, or block emails being sent based on sensitivity labels.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where OLEBD/ADODB interfaces exposed by the Access Database Engine from Excel may be slower in recent versions of Office.

Excel

  • We fixed an alert to better communicate our text support for picture to drawing object conversion.

  • We fixed an issue where Conditional Formatting rules weren't being preserved after closing and reopening a workbook.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the application would close unexpectedly when searching using dates.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the error, "We cannot render Actionable Messages right now" when reading some email messages.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where doing a mail merge would display the error, "Microsoft Word is required to run the Mail Merge Wizard".

  • We fixed an alert to better communicate our text support for picture to drawing object conversion.

Version 2304: July 11

Version 2304 (Build 16327.20348)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an alert to better communicate our text support for picture to drawing object conversion.

Word

  • We fixed an alert to better communicate our text support for picture to drawing object conversion.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the description of sensitivity labels from being shown in tooltips when saving a new file.

Version 2304: June 13

Version 2304 (Build 16327.20324)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email don't show labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

  • Faster filtering when cells contain unique or duplicate rules: When your workbook contains many unique or duplicate conditional formatting rules, it can often slow down the app’s performance. No longer! By optimizing the underlying comparison algorithm, we’ve enhanced the performance and sped up the filtering process.

  • Desktop Excel Action Recorder: You can now record Office Scripts in Desktop Excel! Perform the actions you want in Excel, and the recorder creates an Office Script to replay those actions for you.

Outlook

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email don't show labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

PowerPoint

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email don't show labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

  • PowerPoint Accessibility Ribbon: All of the tools to help you make your presentation accessible in one place. See details in blog post

Word

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email don't show labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where refreshing an ODBC connection to an Access database would cause the operation to stop working after refreshing the link several times.

  • We fixed an issue that may cause the application to close unexpectedly when exporting from an SAS application to a Microsoft Office format.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where cell values remained visible on the grid after deleting the row, until the cells were scrolled off the screen.

  • We fixed an issue where using "Alt + P" as a hot key for Previous was conflicting with "Alt + P" for the Replace tab.

  • We fixed an error that occurred when publishing as a web page (.htm or .html) to a cloud location.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the "From” field and Signatures weren't working while using Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue where the links associated with known issues weren't shown to customers who were using the Contact Support feature.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would close unexpectedly when Microsoft 365 apps in the Navigation Pane were closed.

  • We fixed an issue where some users may be unable to view or access group email messages and calendars in the Outlook desktop client.

  • We fixed an issue with the sensitivity label not being applied to protected messages.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of the Event-Based feature to be unable to utilize some of the new APIs included in Mailbox Requirement Set 1.13.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the application may close unexpectedly when opening a file.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to connect Project Client from the desktop to a Project Web Access site in Project Server 2016.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where Autocad drawings wouldn't open in Visio Plan 2.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where drafting a new email and @mentioning an Outlook contact group (a contact group that is created locally) in the email body wouldn't add the contact group to the ‘To’ field.

  • We fixed an issue where users would see the window flash white when closing an item using Windows High Contrast mode.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where users who selected Colorful, Precision, or Dark theme prior to enabling the Fluent Visual Refresh would get switched to Dark Gray theme when the dialog welcoming the user to the Fluent Visual Refresh reached page two.

Version 2303: June 13

Version 2303 (Build 16227.20354)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Word

  • We fixed an issue where drafting a new email and @mentioning an Outlook contact group (a contact group that is created locally) in the email body wouldn't add the contact group to the ‘To’ field.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where users couldn't see the sensitivity label applied to an email on louder label anchor when the label wasn't included in their label policy.

Version 2303: May 09

Version 2303 (Build 16227.20318)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • User-defined permissions now support domain name restrictions: When you choose a sensitivity label configured for user-defined permissions, domain names can now be used to restrict file access to all individuals from that domain. For example, you can specify "someone@example.com" or "@example.com," and permissions are restricted based on either the individual or all individuals within the example domain.

  • Prevent data leaks more easily with the new Sensitivity toolbar: Sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection are now displayed alongside the filename in the app's title bar, allowing you to easily recognize and adhere to your organization's policies. The sensitivity toolbar is also available while saving new documents or renaming existing ones, helping you keep information security at your fingertips. See details in blog post

  • Disable the Azure Information Protection Add-in by default: Office apps will now automatically disable the legacy Azure Information Protection add-in and use the built-in sensitivity labels to view and apply labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection.

Outlook

  • Get relevant alerts with new Notifications pane: Don’t let important information get buried in your inbox. The new Notifications pane in Outlook delivers notifications that are relevant to you in the context of your regular email. The pane gives you the ability to customize the types of notifications you wish to receive, including email and document @mentions, travel updates, deliveries, and more. See details in blog post

  • Prevent data leaks more easily with the new Sensitivity toolbar: Sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection are now displayed next to the message Subject line, allowing you to easily recognize and adhere to your organization's policies.

  • Disable the Azure Information Protection Add-in by default: Office apps will now automatically disable the legacy Azure Information Protection add-in and use the built-in sensitivity labels to view and apply labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection.

  • We added a registry key that hides the "Try the new Outlook" toggle: Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General REG_DWORD "HideNewOutlookToggle" 0 (default) - "Try the new Outlook" toggle, if available in selected update channel, is displayed to users. 1 - "Try the new Outlook" toggle is hidden. To learn more about the new Outlook for Windows, please click here. For additional information on managing mailbox access to the new Outlook for Windows, please click here.

  • Inheritance of attachment labels to email messages: For email messages with attachments, apply a label that matches the highest classification of those attachments.

  • Reactions: This feature allows users to apply emotive reactions (e.g., 👍, ♥, 🎉) to email messages and see what reactions were applied by other people as well.

PowerPoint

  • User-defined permissions now support domain name restrictions: When you choose a sensitivity label configured for user-defined permissions, domain names can now be used to restrict file access to all individuals from that domain. For example, you can specify "someone@example.com" or "@example.com," and permissions are restricted based on either the individual or all individuals within the example domain.

  • Prevent data leaks more easily with the new Sensitivity toolbar: Sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection are now displayed alongside the filename in the app's title bar, allowing you to easily recognize and adhere to your organization's policies. The sensitivity toolbar is also available while saving new documents or renaming existing ones, helping you keep information security at your fingertips. See details in blog post

  • Disable the Azure Information Protection Add-in by default: Office apps will now automatically disable the legacy Azure Information Protection add-in and use the built-in sensitivity labels to view and apply labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection.

  • Closed Captions for Audio in PowerPoint: Add closed captions to audio objects in PowerPoint to make your presentations more accessible. See details in blog post

Word

  • User-defined permissions now support domain name restrictions: When you choose a sensitivity label configured for user-defined permissions, domain names can now be used to restrict file access to all individuals from that domain. For example, you can specify "someone@example.com" or "@example.com," and permissions are restricted based on either the individual or all individuals within the example domain.

  • Disable the Azure Information Protection Add-in by default: Office apps will now automatically disable the legacy Azure Information Protection add-in and use the built-in sensitivity labels to view and apply labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection.

  • Prevent data leaks more easily with the new Sensitivity toolbar: Sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection are now displayed alongside the filename in the app's title bar, allowing you to easily recognize and adhere to your organization's policies. The sensitivity toolbar is also available while saving new documents or renaming existing ones, helping you keep information security at your fingertips. See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that may cause the application to close unexpectedly when exporting from an SAS application to a Microsoft Office format.

  • We fixed an issue where users would get an ERROR: 3155, ODBC--insert on a linked table [table name] message when inserting a new row into a linked SQL Server table that has an INSERT trigger.

  • We fixed an issue where the Query Designer may show the incorrect font until it is closed and re-opened when changing the Office Theme.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a file couldn't be previewed in File Explorer if the file's extension included a capital letter such as XLSX, or Xlsx.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the "From” field and Signatures weren't working while using Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Suggested Replies feature to not be disabled when connected experiences are disabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Sub-folders search scope to be broken when searching in the Online Archive.

  • We fixed an issue where some settings did not roam between machines when switching to Focused Inbox.

  • We fixed an issue where some users may be unable to view or access group email messages and calendars in the Outlook desktop client.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the new labels to fail to appear for some users of the Label Inheritance feature.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see the wrong Data Loss Prevention policy annotations in a multi-account profile.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when using Loop Components in an email.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when opening emails with a Data Loss Prevention policy applied.

  • We have resolved an issue affecting users of the Label Inheritance feature, which led to incorrect sensitivity label extraction from unencrypted files when co-authoring was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see an empty From field drop down when their profile included an SMTP address with an asterisk in it.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users with an Outlook.com account in their profile to be prompted for their password and to receive the following error message: "You cannot log in with a personal account. Use your work or school account."

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue in which SlideShow slide transitions would draw incorrectly when displayed on a high-resolution display.

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint would hang for a few seconds when the user clicks on an complex shape.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the task pane add-in API for Microsoft Project was not returning the proper value for the Summary, Milestone, and Active properties.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where users would see the window flash white when closing an item using Windows High Contrast mode.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a digital signature that used a timestamp authority would be erroneously shown as invalid on a document if the end-user signing certificate was revoked.

  • We fixed an issue where spaces weren't inserted properly when inserting text with dictation.

Version 2302: May 09

Version 2302 (Build 16130.20500)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where linked images wouldn't load when using certain URLs.

  • We fixed an issue where a name conflict appeared randomly when files were opened from Teams and SharePoint sites.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop responding after calling many asynchronous user-defined functions.

  • We fixed an issue where a file couldn't be previewed in File Explorer if the file's extension included a capital letter such as XLSX, or Xlsx.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop responding when selecting the Clear option under Sort & Filter from the Editing group on the Ribbon.

  • We fixed an issue where copying and pasting a pivot chart would cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the "From” field and Signatures weren't working while using Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the message body flash white when closing a message.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where Autocad drawings would not open in Visio Plan 2.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a digital signature that used a timestamp authority would be erroneously shown as invalid on a document if the end-user signing certificate was revoked.

  • We fixed an issue related to text selection when using an Input Method Editor for East Asian languages.

Version 2302: April 11

Version 2302 (Build 16130.20394)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Track tasks with @mentions: Use @mentions in comments to create, assign and track tasks within your workbook Learn more

  • Assign a sublabel as the default when a parent label is selected: When using built-in sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 Apps, admins can specify a sublabel to get applied automatically when a parent label is selected. This takes effect only when users select a parent label manually.

  • Blocking XLL Add-ins from the Internet: To address the increasing number of malware attacks in recent months, we are implementing measures that block XLL add-ins coming from the Internet. See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Org Explorer: Visualize and explore your company’s internal structure, work teams, and individual roles. See details in blog post

  • Assign a sublabel as the default when a parent label is selected: When using built-in sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 Apps, admins can specify a sublabel to get applied automatically when a parent label is selected. This takes effect only when users select a parent label manually.

PowerPoint

  • Assign a sublabel as the default when a parent label is selected: When using built-in sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 Apps, admins can specify a sublabel to get applied automatically when a parent label is selected. This takes effect only when users select a parent label manually.

Word

  • Assign Tasks: You can facilitate collaboration and stay organized by creating and assigning tasks directly from within your Word document using @mentions in comments. The people you assign the tasks to will receive email notifications, letting them know they need to take action. Ready to give it a try? Open an existing document stored on OneDrive or SharePoint. Highlight the text that contains the information you want to comment on, select New Comment, write your comment and type @ followed by the name of the team member you want to tag. Then, press Ctrl + Enter to post your comment and select the Assign to check box to convert your comment into a task. See details in blog post

  • Assign a sublabel as the default when a parent label is selected: When using built-in sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 Apps, admins can specify a sublabel to get applied automatically when a parent label is selected. This takes effect only when users select a parent label manually.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the Query Designer may show the incorrect font until it is closed and re-opened when changing the Office Theme.

  • We fixed an issue where Access does not correctly validate the signature on the database when the Trust Center Macro settings are set to run only digitally signed code when using an .accdr (Access Runtime) file.

  • We fixed an issue where users would get an ERROR: 3155, ODBC--insert on a linked table [table name] message when inserting a new row into a linked SQL Server table that has an INSERT trigger.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Power Query did not combine files that contained .xlsx type when connecting to a SharePoint folder.

  • We fixed an issue where formulas weren't updating after adding a label.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking on an email notification with an @mention in a comment caused Excel to close unexpectedly if the workbook was already open in a hidden window.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Suggested Replies feature to not be disabled when connected experiences are disabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see an inaccurate count of the number of new notifications present when opening the notification pane.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Sub-folders search scope to be broken when searching in the Online Archive.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users in Government Community Cloud tenants to be unable to launch To-Do in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue where some settings did not roam between machines when switching to Focused Inbox.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when using Loop Components in an email.

  • We have resolved an issue affecting users of the Label Inheritance feature, which led to incorrect sensitivity label extraction from unencrypted files when co-authoring was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the new labels to fail to appear for some users of the Label Inheritance feature.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when opening emails with a Data Loss Prevention policy applied.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users with an Outlook.com account in their profile to be prompted for their password and to receive the following error message: "You cannot log in with a personal account. Use your work or school account."

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see an empty From field drop down when their profile included an SMTP address with an asterisk in it.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the application to close unexpectedly when using add-ins that were triggered by a FromChanged event.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that caused a manually-scheduled task’s start date to be after its finish date when an XML file was opened in Project.

  • We fixed an issue where the task pane add-in API for Microsoft Project was not returning the proper value for the Summary, Milestone, and Active properties.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in the Shape.ZOrder method for objects.

  • We fixed an issue where the header alignment was incorrect for sensitivity labels, causing the content to be cut off when printing.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where users couldn't see the sensitivity label applied to an email when the label wasn't included in their label policy.

  • We fixed an issue where spaces weren't inserted properly when inserting text with dictation.

Version 2301: April 11

Version 2301 (Build 16026.20274)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2301: March 14

Version 2301 (Build 16026.20238)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Outlook

  • New location for Outlook modules and apps: We’ve updated how you switch between Mail, Calendar, People, and other apps. Now your Outlook experience is more consistent with other Microsoft 365 products like Teams and Office.com.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that compiled VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macros more often.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking on an email notification with an @mention in a comment caused Excel to close unexpectedly if the workbook was already open in a hidden window.

  • We fixed an issue where the File > Get add-ins button hotkey had a conflict with the Save As button due to an incorrectly set keytip when opening the Control Get add-ins button. The modified button (Get add-ins) will use B as the hotkey.

  • Pivot Tables connected to Power BI datasets now have proper date support. Previously, dates were treated as strings, but they now are treated as datetime objects that allow for proper filtering and sorting of the data. If you do not yet have the feature, you are able to edit your existing PivotTable.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the application to close unexpectedly when clicking on non-HTTP links.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to receive an unclear error message when sending an email to a recipient with a very large certificate.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where users weren't be able to add or copy/paste a new slide into a presentation.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where upon opening an MPP file, you see the following error:

    "An import error occurred.

    Check row 1 column 5.

    To continue importing with more error messages, click Yes. To continue importing with no error messages, click No. To stop importing, click Cancel."

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the error message "The last time you opened filename, it caused serious error. Do you still want to open it?" may appear when creating Word documents through automation using templates.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused sync and co-authoring to not work properly in some applications.

Version 2212: March 14

Version 2212 (Build 15928.20298)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the error message "The last time you opened filename, it caused serious error. Do you still want to open it?" may appear when creating Word documents through automation using templates.

Version 2212: February 14

Version 2212 (Build 15928.20282)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Access

  • Enable the ability to code sign your Microsoft Access database and VBA code: This update enables the Tools/Digital Signature command within the VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for current Microsoft Access database formats. Signing a database allows VBA code in the database to be run even if Trust Center settings specify that only digitally signed code should be enabled.

Excel

  • PivotTable overlap improvements: We have improved the experience when PivotTables overlap other content in your workbook.

Outlook

  • Same signature, all devices with Outlook for Windows: Your signature is stored in the cloud. Create it once and use it everywhere you use Outlook for Windows. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Save Media with Closed Captions: Now when you save media to a file in PowerPoint, the closed captions associated with the media are also saved. See details in blog post

Visio

  • See files others have shared with you: It’s now easier to find key documents in Visio. Any documents shared with you will automatically show up in your list; typically, the most relevant documents to you appear at the top of the list. You'll only see the specific files people have chosen to share with you, so that their other files remain secure. To experience this feature, simply click on the Home tab or the Open tab and select Shared with Me. Now you can find all files shared with you in one place!

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue when you right click on a chart and select edit, the application closes unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue when you insert a People Graph add-in in RTL Excel, the application closes unexpectedly.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where upon opening an MPP file, you see the following error:

"An import error occurred.

Check row 1 column 5.

To continue importing with more error messages, click Yes. To continue importing with no error messages, click No. To stop importing, click Cancel."

Word

  • Resolved an issue where tab stop marker would not work using the ruler.

  • We fixed an issue in which users might see a dialog with the message "Contacting the Server" when attempting to open a file.

Version 2211: February 14

Version 2211 (Build 15831.20280)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2211: January 10

Version 2211 (Build 15831.20252)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Insert in-cell images with the new IMAGE function: Your images can now be part of the worksheet, instead of floating on top. You can move and resize cells, sort and filter, and work with images within an Excel table. See details in blog post

  • Copy Paste is more efficient: Copy/paste now uses an index-based search, rather than a linear scan, for more optimal merging. The optimizations are especially noticeable on low-end devices with constrained hardware.

Outlook

  • S/MIME as an Outcome for labelling - Win 32: Providing S/MIME encryption and signing functionality as an outcome of labelling - Outlook Win32. See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Clipboard locked alert is disrupting workflow for some users.

  • We fixed an issue when toggling the visibility of the ribbon with sheet tabs hidden the application would close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where "connecting to" dialog box was shown during Save/Save-As when a UNC path was set as default save directory.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the focus on the message list to be lost when using CTRL+Tab to navigate from a folder in one mailbox to a folder in another mailbox.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where "connecting to" dialog box was shown during Save/Save-As when a UNC path was set as default save directory.

Word

  • Resolved an issue where changing the reading speed for Read Aloud would cause Word to stop working.

  • We fixed an issue where "connecting to" dialog box was shown during Save/Save-As when a UNC path was set as default save directory.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue preventing the font dropdown's scroll bar from correctly appearing in Office 2016 and Office 2019.

Version 2210: January 10

Version 2210 (Build 15726.20292)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2210: December 13

Version 2210 (Build 15726.20262)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Touch Improvements to Ribbon: We’ve improved the spacing of buttons in the Ribbon when the device is being used in Tablet posture.

  • Get data for your workbooks by importing an image: Turn images with text into content you can edit in Excel. With the Data from Picture feature, you can convert the information in an image to data on a worksheet. Learn more See details in blog post

  • Automate tab in Excel for desktop: You can now access the Automate tab not just in your web browser, but also in your spreadsheets in Excel for Windows and Mac.

PowerPoint

  • Touch Improvements to Ribbon: We’ve improved the spacing of buttons in the Ribbon when the device is being used in Tablet posture.

Word

  • Touch Improvements to Ribbon: We’ve improved the spacing of buttons in the Ribbon when the device is being used in Tablet posture.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue in Word in which applying sketched outlines to pictures and saving, resulted in the file not being usable when copied and pasted into PowerPoint and Excel.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue when scrolling with touch.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue in Word in which applying sketched outlines to pictures and saving, resulted in the file not being usable when copied and pasted into PowerPoint and Excel.

Project

  • We fixed a second issue where Project was unable to connect to Project Server when forms-based authentication was used. In some cases, users who were able to connect, for example, the day before were unable to connect the next day. Deleting the server connection profile temporarily fixed the issue.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the file couldn't be opened when using the command "update linked information in a Word source document" on documents saved in the cloud.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting keep source formatting results into content controls would display characters such as a question mark (?) or a blank square.

  • We fixed an issue when using Admin Managed Plugin and utilizing Group Policy "Block all unmanaged add-ins", registry key name was case-sensitive.

  • Fixed an issue in the Word dark mode theme where you are unable to see editable text in documents with restricted editing because the highlight color is too similar to the text color.

Version 2209: December 13

Version 2209 (Build 15629.20298)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2209: November 08

Version 2209 (Build 15629.20258)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Protect your PDFs: Sensitivity labels are now available to protect your PDFs from unauthorized access. Applies to files created in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. See details in blog post

  • Speed-up filtering when workbook contains lots of conditional formatting rules: When your workbook contains lots of conditional formatting rules, it can slow down applying a filter such as a color filter. No longer! By optimizing the underlying data structure we’ve sped up filtering.

PowerPoint

  • Protect your PDFs: Sensitivity labels are now available to protect your PDFs from unauthorized access. Applies to files created in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. See details in blog post

Word

  • Protect your PDFs: Sensitivity labels are now available to protect your PDFs from unauthorized access. Applies to files created in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that may cause the error "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application" when trying to use DAO (Data Access Objects) from an application that is not a Microsoft 365 App.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some content could stop working and not appear correctly after zooming with touchpad.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when submitting feedback.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users who disabled service notifications to see a deprecated UI showing notifications service disabled.

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly shortly after boot.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly on bringing up some persona cards.

  • We fixed an issue that caused emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when switching views in the calendar module.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project was unable to connect to Project Server when forms-based authentication was used. In some cases, users who were able to connect, for example, the day before were unable to connect the next day. Deleting the server connection profile temporarily fixed the issue.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that prevented files saved to the cloud from opening when using the Update linked information in a Word source document command.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting keep source formatting results into content controls would display characters such as a question mark (?) or a blank square.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with URL handling by Visual Basic macros.

  • We fixed an issue where Office stops responding while using narrator when inside of a comment.

Version 2208: November 08

Version 2208 (Build 15601.20286)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • We fixed a problem with exporting or saving a PDF from PowerPoint and Excel, where text or WordArt objects with a text fill that is not an opaque, solid color can't be read with a screen reader.

  • We fixed an issue where the user couldn't exit the app due to encryption rights.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word may not show right file when all opened files windows are minimized.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting keep source formatting results into content controls would display characters such as a question mark (?) or a blank square.

  • We fixed an issue to ensure unmanaged add-ins are not blocked if they don't follow the same progid as in the registry.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with URL handling by Visual Basic macros.

Version 2208: October 11

Version 2208 (Build 15601.20230)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Speeding up Formula Entry: Excel has sped up entering a formula in a cell noticeably by reducing memory usage, making more efficient use of allocated memory, and optimizing redrawing. These optimizations are more noticeable on devices with slower Memory or slower CPU-Memory throughput and for larger cell ranges.

  • Supercharge your worksheets with fourteen new text and array functions: Use fourteen powerful new functions to easily split your text and rearrange your data. Try using TEXTSPLIT to split your text or VSTACK to combine multiple arrays. See details in blog post

OneNote

  • Take notes with your voice: Take notes faster using speech-to-text instead of typing using Dictation. On the ribbon, select the microphone, then give OneNote permission to use your mic. Learn more See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Text Anchored Comments: As part of PowerPoint's modern comments, customers will now have the ability to anchor comments to specific ranges of text.

Office Suite

  • Internet macros blocked by default: To help improve security in Office, we’re changing the default behavior of Office applications to block macros in files from the internet. The following Office applications running on Windows are affected: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes an issue that could cause memory leaks when iterating over DAO recordsets in VBA code in Excel.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the password caching function did not work with MSQuery x64 build.

  • We fixed an issue in which the "Show details" option was missing from the context menu for PivotTables in the data area.

  • In Office 2016 and Office 365 with Visual Refresh, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Colorful and White themes are improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Fluent visuals enabled, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Dark Gray and Black themes are improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Visual Refresh Darky Gray theme, an issue preventing the border of the scroll buttons from appearing in the Ribbon Font Picker dropdown is resolved.

  • We fixed an issue when editing a newly created file a business bar label did not upload correctly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to load linked images when replying to or forwarding a message.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users who disabled service notifications to see a deprecated UI showing notifications service disabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to receive an authentication prompt when submitting feedback or contacting support.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when submitting feedback.

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly shortly after boot.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Customization Quick Access Toolbar file (.exportedUI) to not import when the simplified ribbon is in use.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectdly on bringing up some persona cards.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook can sometimes close unexpectedly when right-clicking on an app in the new app bar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Modern Groups related dialogs to be heavily broken.

  • This change enables the Every Meeting Online option for third party meeting applications.

PowerPoint

  • In Office 2016 and Office 365 with Visual Refresh, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Colorful and White themes are improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Fluent visuals enabled, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Dark Gray and Black themes are improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Visual Refresh Darky Gray theme, an issue preventing the border of the scroll buttons from appearing in the Ribbon Font Picker dropdown is resolved.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where projects that worked properly before can no longer be opened. In this circumstance, Project closed unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where the message "This project contains links to one or more data sources that may be unsafe and are disabled. Would you like to enable these data sources? Only do this if you trust the source of the file." may appear when opening a project. The message appears even when the project doesn't have any active paste-links. Additionally, no active embedded objects are found in Gantt type views.

Word

  • Resolved an issue where lists with styles were losing indentation when co-authoring files.

  • We fixed an issue where header styles were removed upon co-authoring.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook couldn't open a message that was sent using Outlook on the web and contained a comment that was copied from Word.

  • We fixed an issue where user was unable to copy rows of a table from older versions in Version History to the current version.

  • In Office 2016 and Office 365 with Visual Refresh, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Colorful and White themes has been improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Fluent visuals enabled, the visibility of hovered and pressed sliders in Dark Gray and Black themes has been improved in task panes and dialogs.

  • In Office 365 with Visual Refresh Darky Gray theme, an issue preventing the border of the scroll buttons from appearing in the Ribbon Font Picker dropdown has been resolved.

Office Suite

  • Performance improvement for user with add-in commands on application boot.

  • We fixed an issue related to rendering SVG graphics in Outlook.

  • We fixed an instability issue related to animations for the user interface.

  • We fixed an issue in Color Picker text selection scenarios with Shapes and SmartArt.

  • We fixed an issue to default blocking macros from the Internet from executing.

Version 2207: October 11

Version 2207 (Build 15427.20308)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2207: September 13

Version 2207 (Build 15427.20284)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed a recent issue where some users were unable to use DoCmd.TransferText with existing import/export specifications.

  • When a table with an Attachment or multi-valued field is selected, launching the Report, Label, or Query Wizard could cause Access to become unresponsive. This update fixes the issue so that these wizards work correctly again with all tables.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue in Excel for images contained in filtered or hidden cells.

  • We fixed an issue, which could affect performance in some cases when there are cells that have Data Validation rules.

  • We fixed an issue, which caused Excel to close completely when choosing File > Close or pressing Ctrl+W to close the last workbook.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Exchange 2019 users to see Outlook not display the reply indicator icon on messages in search results.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some people to experience an unexpected close shortly after boot.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the Journal module in their left rail navigation bar.

Project

  • We fixed an issue when assignment timephased actual cost values were viewed and reported on, the sum of these values may not have been equal the scalar value (the value you see in a sheet view). As the timescale granularity goes from detailed such as daily to less detailed such as yearly, the differences may have increased.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where links are not automatically updated to the embedded Word documents.

  • We fixed an issue where "paste as link" might not update automatically.

  • We fixed an issue where printing pages with index may not print.

  • We fixed an issue where an Outlook (WordMail) message would flash with a white background while zooming in or out.

  • We fixed an issue causing an intermittent stop responding in Word.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue when recording a presentation where an error would occur and recording would stop.

  • We fixed an issue where operations would reinstall Office.

  • We fixed an issue where the video to introduce the new visuals was not displaying.

Version 2205: September 13

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20422)

Security updates listed here.

NOTE: There are no further updates for version 2206. All of the current security fixes for September 13 are available in version 2207 and in version 2205. If you need to perform a roll back from version 2207, the only available version is 2205.

Version 2206: August 18

Version 2206 (Build 15330.20306)

NOTE: This release has limited availability as it was posted outside of our normal second Tuesday of the month release cadence. When Monthly Enterprise Channel releases are published out-of-band, we will not push them to customers but will instead make them available for installation on-demand. Customers using tools to manage deployments can use these to distribute this build to their organizations. Users can also update devices manually by checking for updates.

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Reducing unwanted fragmenting of conditional formatting rules: We are reducing fragmenting of conditional formatting rules across a contiguous cell range when pasting copied cells into that cell range.

  • Optimized Excel recalculation on devices with constrained resources: On resource-constrained devices (two cores or less and eight gigabytes of RAM or less), Excel has now by default made recalculation more optimal by running calculation on a single thread. In most cases, users should see noticeably faster calculation on these devices. Note that in some cases that require compute-intensive calculation, users may want to consider overriding this default by setting Number of calculation threads to "2.” For more details, see the Formulas section of the Advanced Options page on the Microsoft Support site.

Outlook

  • Use suggested replies in Outlook: When you receive an email message that can be answered by a short response, Outlook can suggest three responses you can use to reply with just a couple of clicks. Learn more See details in blog post

  • Turn off Suggested Replies: Outlook makes it easy to reply faster to emails by offering short suggested replies for messages that can be answered with just a few words. Some users may not want to see this option, so it’s now possible to turn the feature off. To do so, select File > Options > Mail, go to the Replies and Forwards section, and clear the Show suggested replies check box.

  • Dictation toolbar redesigned for efficiency, cleaner look: The Office dictation toolbar is redesigned, featuring new visuals, a more responsive user interface, and a smaller size to stay out of the way of what matters—your content! See details in blog post

Word

  • Better collaboration with modern comments: Have control of when you send comments to your co-authors, easily @mention notifications, and be productive with a consistent commenting experience between Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Learn more See details in blog post

  • Typing with your voice just got easier: It's now easier to see what you're typing with the new low-profile Dictation toolbar located at the side of your screen. Plus, new animations help you make sure that every word is getting captured. See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • Add SketchUp files to Office creations: SketchUp is a popular 3D graphics program that makes it easy to create shareable conceptual designs, such as fully textured architectural models and other graphics used in industrial design, product design, and civil and mechanical engineering. Now, for the first time, SketchUp graphics (.skp files) can be integrated into your creations in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook! See details in blog post

  • Added support for third-party storage hosts in Office: Users can now coauthor in real-time on files stored in a select set of third-party cloud storage providers using the Office desktop, web, and mobile apps. On Windows and macOS, users can provision a supported cloud storage provider using the "Add a Place” feature under File / Open. Provisioning tools for Windows and macOS are also available for IT Administrators.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when opening an ACCDE/MDE file. Users may receive an error message with the text "Requested type library or wizard is not a VBA project.” Learn More

Excel

  • We fixed a visual glitch in the Formula bar.

  • We fixed an issue in which an error could occur when trying to refresh data using Power Query from a large XML data source.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel could use an unexpectedly high amount of CPU when freeze panes were enabled, but not every freeze pane was on the screen.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when interacting with fonts.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue that was causing the app to close unexpectedly.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where mandatory sensitivity labeling was not required for save-as when using browse to a location.

  • We fixed an issue where changing the sensitivity label on a document while coauthoring with others might lose the picked sensitivity label.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue in Visio that caused the application to stop responding when repeatedly zooming in and out.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused Office applications to close unexpectedly when you hovered over a person's name to show the contact card.

  • We fixed an issue that addressed a number of cases where opening Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents from OneDrive or SharePoint would yield a close unexpectedly.

Version 2205: August 09

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20394)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2205: July 26

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20370)

Resolved issues

Access

Version 2205: July 12

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20356)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Find your data faster: The AutoFilter function is now noticeably faster! These improvements were achieved by reducing memory usage and optimizing the calls made by the filter’s comparison algorithm. The optimizations are especially noticeable on low-end devices that have less memory or slower CPU-memory throughput. Learn more

  • Copy data from the status bar: Quickly copy information from aggregations like "Sum," "Average," and "Count" from the status bar. See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Find events on your calendar faster than ever: Improvements to the Calendar search means it's faster and easier to find events, such as the next occurrence of a series.

Project

  • Unlicensed users are now placed in viewer mode: For shared computer activation, if viewer mode is also enabled on the device, unlicensed users are placed in viewer mode instead of reduced functionality mode.

  • Viewer mode recognizes licensed users: Viewer mode now recognizes if a user has a valid license for a product, and will provide the user with an activated, fully functional version of that product. Other unlicensed products on the device will remain in viewer mode.

Visio

  • Unlicensed users are now placed in viewer mode: For shared computer activation, if viewer mode is also enabled on the device, unlicensed users are placed in viewer mode instead of reduced functionality mode.

  • Viewer mode recognizes licensed users: Viewer mode now recognizes if a user has a valid license for a product, and will provide the user with an activated, fully functional version of that product. Other unlicensed products on the device will remain in viewer mode.

Office Suite

  • Unlicensed users are now placed in viewer mode: For shared computer activation, if viewer mode is also enabled on the device, unlicensed users are placed in viewer mode instead of reduced functionality mode.

  • Viewer mode recognizes licensed users: Viewer mode now recognizes if a user has a valid license for a product, and will provide the user with an activated, fully functional version of that product. Other unlicensed products on the device will remain in viewer mode.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that caused some customers to see a grey box when trying to open the Viva Insights add-in.

  • We fixed a performance issue where existing code from a user previously ran in a second in SA channel was taking 13 minutes to run in current channel.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause the application to close unexpectedly when using the Access Database Engine OLEDB API with a database containing links to SharePoint lists.

  • We fixed an issue caused while attempting to support Unicode character in unique identifier column.

  • We fixed an issue where dataverse was showing in 2019 ribbon.

  • We fixed an issue that was prompting the "No current record" error and other messages.

Excel

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

  • We fixed an issue with rendering in Excel and Project when using certain older builds of Windows 11.

  • We fixed an issue where running a VBA script / add-in on a workbook with chart sheet may cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where shared workbooks in .xls format may improperly merge changes.

  • We fixed an issue where an AMSI scan would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

OneNote

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where calendars not selected in the navigation pane when using "Open Shared Calendar."

  • We fixed an issue where users weren't able to add room mailboxes to the calendar.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the Room Finder from loading in the GCC-High environment.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the error message, "The attempted operation failed. An object couldn't be found" when searching an LDAP address book.

  • We fixed an issue that caused "No response required" to show on all forwarded meeting invites for delegates of room mailboxes when the Shared Calendar Improvements feature is enabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see multiple copies of a shared calendar rendered in certain circumstances.

  • We fixed an issue that caused delegates to be unable to open a shared contacts folder despite having the correct permissions.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the error "Cannot perform the requested operation..." when attempting to expand a local contact group.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some Outlook users to experience a close unexpectedly shortly after boot intermittently.

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

Project

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

  • Fixed an issue where, on devices with both shared computer activation and viewer mode enabled, licensed users were incorrectly placed in viewer mode.

Visio

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

  • Fixed an issue where, on devices with both shared computer activation and viewer mode enabled, licensed users were incorrectly placed in viewer mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that reduces merge conflicts with documents with the same hyperlink.

  • We fixed an issue where nested fields in headers display incorrectly while scrolling.

  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

  • We fixed an issue where UI sometimes stops working to render on arm64 devices.

  • We fixed an issue for rare coauthoring instances where some replies to comments aren’t shown until the next time a document is opened.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with SVG objects to handle text-anchor, end attributes and correctly maintain the current text position.

  • We fixed an unexpected close in Office rendering code.

  • We fixed an issue where we attempt font downloads in cases they are known and expected to stop working during downloading, which resulted in unnecessary resources being used.

  • We fixed an issue when opening up the font dropdown in Excel; the highlighted font was not the one currently selected in the document.

  • Fixed an issue where, on devices with both shared computer activation and viewer mode enabled, licensed users were incorrectly placed in viewer mode.

Version 2204: July 12

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20312)

Security updates listed here.

Note

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