Release notes for Monthly Enterprise Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security 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 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

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 will stop 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 could not 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 as well as for larger cell ranges.

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 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.

  • 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 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.

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 have been 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 will be 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 will be 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.

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

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

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 will be 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 will be 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 will be 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 / addin 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 were not 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 could not 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

Version 2204: June 14

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20280)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

  • Connector for Dataverse and Power Platform: While Access has been integrated with the cloud through Sharepoint and SQL, the new connector to Dataverse and the Power Platform enables totally new scenarios that unlocks benefits for developers who can now create custom apps for Mobile and MS Teams, plus automations, and chatbots built with Power Platform and Dataverse for Teams that work directly with their Access data and Dataverse. Learn more

Word

  • Track just your changes in your documents: Sometimes when you're collaborating, you only want your own changes to be tracked, without forcing this setting on others. To track only your changes, go to Review tab, select Track changes, and choose Just Mine.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with rendering in Excel and Project when using certain older versions 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 that caused Excel to consume excessive memory.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that prevented Outlook Event-Based Add-Ins from functioning properly.

  • We fixed an issue to help users find the correct settings for managing the default online meeting options for third party meeting providers.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when replying or forwarding an email while an Event-Based Add-In is running in the background.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when deleting a folder.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when trying to respond to certain contacts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see "No response required" specified on all meeting invites forwarded from delegated room mailboxes.

  • We fixed an issue where the user would get an error when attempting to open a shared contacts folder for which they had editor or delegate 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 Outlook to close unexpectedly during launch when connected to a OneDrive for Business endpoint with no service URL.

  • We fixed an issue that caused EU users to see information missing from person cards.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Read Aloud would close unexpectedly for unsigned user.

  • We fixed an issue in which the document would scroll to the end after deleting a paragraph mark.

  • We fixed an issue where the Office "Insert Screenshot" shows blank/incomplete screenshots for Office Apps; we fixed an issue where some Windows Taskbar thumbnails screenshots for Office Apps may appear blank.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue related to multi-threading for Direct2D and Direct3D interoperability.

  • We fixed an issue to allow a gradient stop to be added when clicking along the slider.

  • We fixed an issue when users were unable to install M365 apps when PowerShell was disabled.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a "Publish Package Failed" error during an update which would cause a file-type association to be lost.

  • We fixed an issue where the font dropdown would not accurately reflect what font was selected in a shape.

Version 2203: June 14

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20282)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when replying or forwarding an email while an Event-Based Add-In is running in the background.

Version 2203: May 10

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20248)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Improvements to Power BI Request Access: We’ve upgraded the experience for users who create PivotTables connected to Power BI datasets. Prior to the improved experience, when a user tried to refresh a PivotTable connected to a dataset that they do not have access to, they would see a generic error message. Now, a specific error dialog appears that informs the user that they do not have access to the dataset, and allows them to click a link to request access from the owner. Once access is granted, the user can go back to the PivotTable and refresh to continue their analysis.

Outlook

  • Save time while composing messages: Outlook shows you writing suggestions that help you compose messages quickly. To accept the suggestion, just use the Tab key.
    See details in blog post

  • Show multiple mini-months in Calendar To-Do Bar: This feature allows you to show multiple mini-months both horizontally and vertically in the Calendar To-Do bar.


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could cause memory usage of an application that uses DAO or OLEDB interfaces to read Access databases to grow rapidly. In some cases, this could cause abnormal program termination.

  • This updated fixed an issue that caused a custom application that uses OLEDB interfaces to open an Access database that contained links to SharePoint lists to close unexpectedly.

Excel

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

  • We fixed an issue where a recovered file would be opened as read-only.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see only a subset of the messages to get moved when moving multiple mail items from Focused to Other or Other to Focused.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a stop responding when responding to certain contacts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to expect a stop responding in Outlook in some diagnostic scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused EU users to see information missing from person cards.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some toggle-type options to sync incorrectly when using Cloud Settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused messages using the Encrypt Only and Do Not Forward templates to return unexpected permissions through the object model.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the "Move to Other" functionality to stop responding properly.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented Outlook Event-Based Add-Ins from functioning properly.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the app stop responding when leveling does not complete.

  • We fixed an issue where mask separator used an asterick (*) if it matched with list separator. In filters * is used for regular expressions which caused errors and unexpected behavior if value contained it. A pipe (|) is now used.

  • We fixed an issue where the application opened onto a screen that is no longer available making the project hidden.

  • We fixed an issue which was caused the app to close unexpectedly when the user was unable to open projects.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that caused shared calendars to be in an unselected state after adding them.

  • We fixed an issue with displaying embedded Excel spreadsheets in other applications.

  • Fixed an issue where digital signatures for VBA projects were not recognized when loading PowerPoint files using the 97-2003 file format.

Office Suite

  • We fixed a stability issue when recording a Slide Show.

  • We fixed a stability issue when stopping a recording of a Slide Show.

  • We fixed an issue related to multi-threading for Direct2D and Direct3D interoperability.

  • We fixed an issue where the font dropdown would not accurately reflect what font was selected in a shape.

Version 2202: May 10

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20392)

Security updates listed here

Version 2202: April 12

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20274)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Lambda: Custom Functions Without Code: The lambda function allows you to take any existing formula or expression and turn it into a custom function with a name. Easily reuse and update logic in your spreadsheet with the lambda function.
    See details in blog post

  • Lambda: Helper Functions: 7 new functions which make use of lambdas and provide help when authoring lambda solutions!
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Record videos with narration: Make your next presentation more dynamic and engaging with pre-recorded video and narration. Or, pre-record the entire presentation to ensure a smooth delivery on presentation day. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • New visual refresh for Office apps: We’re excited to announce a full visual refresh for the Office desktop apps for Windows 11! Based on your customer feedback, this update offers a simple and more consistent experience in all your favorite Office apps, allowing you to focus on your work. The fresh new look is based on Fluent Design principles and is aligned with the new Windows 11, providing more seamless experiences across your PC.
    Learn more

  • The home place banner allows Microsoft to recommend features the user has on their device as part of their Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise: Starting with Version 2202, users who obtain their updates from the Monthly Enterprise Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel will also see these recommendations. When users click on the File menu, the Home tab may display a banner with a feature recommendation. Each recommendation comes with a Learn button that will take the user to either a help file or a tutorial about the feature. There is also a Dismiss option to dismiss the banner.


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where an application would stop working and generate an error message such as "Cannot open any more databases"; the issue could also prevent Access from shutting down properly.

  • We fixed an issue that can cause a custom application that uses OLEDB interfaces to open an Access database that contains links to SharePoint lists to close unexpectedly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

  • We fixed an issue where using custom command bars could cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed the issue where Sheet Views were sometimes receiving sorts and filters from other coauthors.

  • We fixed an issue that adjusts how gradients fill on a series in a waterfall chart aligns with gradient fills on series in a column chart.

  • We fixed an issue with dates on the axis of charts not appearing when the source data is typed directly into the chart rather than coming from a range of cells.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly during shutdown under some circumstances.

  • We fixed an issue where removed shared calendars reappeared when the REST shared calendar feature was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the membership list to not display properly for contact cards.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience performance issues when switching folders due to a corrupt view setting.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the default icon to be displayed for attached messages when a custom icon was expected.

  • A data change was made to include a new United Kingdom holiday in UK-based calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to expect a stop responding in Outlook in some diagnostic scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused certain Smart Link callouts to be inaccessible to screen readers.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the "Index out of date" message to display too often.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some toggle-type options to sync incorrectly when using Cloud Settings.

  • We fixed an issue where a received email would not include a link to open the message.

  • We fixed an issue that caused messages using the Encrypt Only and Do Not Forward templates to return unexpected permissions through the object model.

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue to display the company info in Info | Properties | Advanced Properties dialog for PowerPoint that is installed from C2R.

  • We have fixed a scenario which causes problem in saving the PPAM file type.

Project

  • We fixed an issue so users should no longer experience issues when printing progress lines on the Gantt chart.

  • We fixed an issue where the user would see a security dialog stating that the project had links to one or more data sources, even though the project had no active links. Now, the dialog appears only when there are active links.

Publisher

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where the user can now insert charts seamlessly without facing any issues where the app closes unexpectedly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in sending email notifications to users whose comments have gotten replies from other users.

  • We fixed a performance issue when opening Word documents with thousands of track changes.

  • We fixed an issue that caused shared calendars to be in an unselected state after adding them.

  • We fixed an issue in Word where SVG files may be displayed as a broken link (Red-X).

  • We fixed an issue where SVG images that contain external content may not show up.

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

  • We fixed an issue with displaying embedded Excel spreadsheets in other applications.

Office Suite

  • We fixed a stability issue related to Power BI controls and Forms as slide content when starting or recording Slide Show.

  • We fixed an issue related to multi-threading for Direct2D and Direct3D interoperability.

  • We fixed an issue in the Outlook preview pane to allow SVG images to render properly.

  • We fixed an issue related to scroll binding for an input source where memory could become corrupted.

  • We fixed an issue displaying customized views in Project.

  • We fixed an issue where the font dropdown would not accurately reflect what font was selected in a shape.

  • We fixed an issue that caused contact cards to not show.

Version 2201: April 12

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20246)

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Version 2201: March 08

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20220)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros will be disabled by default to improve security for Microsoft 365 customers.: To help protect customers, Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros will be disabled by default in Microsoft 365. We encourage you to migrate these macros to the latest version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Learn more

  • Office apps now support OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3: ODF 1.3 brought many improvements to the OpenDocument format and these are now supported in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (file extensions .odt, .ods, and .odp).
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Rehearse your presentation with Presenter Coach: Get feedback on the things that help keep an audience engaged — like pacing, pitch, filler words, sensitive phrases, and more. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Decode acronyms without leaving Word: When you encounter an acronym, Word will try to define it based on how others use it. Learn more

  • Proofread selected text with Editor: Review spelling, grammar, and get writing suggestions for just the selected text in your document.
    See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • Use your voice to send email and mention: New voice commands let you send mail and @mention others while dictating.
    See details in blogpost

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that may have caused errors while running an application.

  • This update fixed an issue where an application would stop working and generate an error message such as "Cannot open any more databases"; the issue could also prevent Access from shutting down properly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with subtotal optimization when there is a hidden field in a Pivot Table.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to open messages with Digital Rights Management policies applied.

  • We fixed an issue where a received email would not include a link to open the message.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a stop responding when loading personas.

  • We fixed an issue that caused certain Smart Link callouts to be inaccessible to screen readers.

  • We fixed an issue where the folder hierarchy did not synchronize all folders for very large primary mailboxes with more than 10000 folders.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where users were getting into a state where saving would not work. This fix makes it so that users can always save their work.

  • We fixed an issue where users can now save projects to the Project Web Application even if the resources in the offline file have names that match enterprise resources.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Repeat style applies Normal instead of repeating style.

Office Suite

  • This update fixes a security issue in protected coauthoring when the AIP UL client is used.

  • We fixed an issue where linked images may not load when opening a presentation programmatically in window-less mode.

Version 2112: March 08

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20360)

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Version 2112: February 08

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20322)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • Make quick edits using the action pen: With the action pen, you can write by hand directly in the cells, jot down data with ink that gets automatically converted to Excel data.

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more

Outlook

  • Grammar checking's got your back: Outlook marks grammar errors as you type, so you can apply suggestions with a single click. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Delete conversation by message owner: This feature allows you to delete a conversation by message owner.

  • One-click writing suggestions: Apply writing suggestions with a single click. Editor corrects spelling and grammar and gives you ideas for refining your writing. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Make your messages accessible for everyone: Outlook automatically lets you know when there are accessibility issues in your messages when you're sending it and helps you fix the issue.
    See details in blog post

  • Shared calendar improvements: For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. This feature which provides faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars is now turned on by default. Learn more

  • Improved address book search: You can now search additional fields in the Address Book including name, title, location, and more.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more

  • Find all Accessibility tools in one place: Open a presentation, then select Review and choose Check Accessibility. The Accessibility pane and the new Accessibility ribbon will appear automatically.
    See details in blog post

Word

  • One-click writing suggestions: Apply writing suggestions with a single click. The updated Editor pane makes it easy to navigate between suggestions. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Insights add-in to stop working intermittently.

  • This change enables full support of requirement set 1.11 and 1.9 for Outlook add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent multiple users from opening a database on a network file share. Learn More

  • We fixed an issue that caused an application to close unexpectedly when connection to an Access or Jet database using multiple threads.

  • This change fixed an issue that may cause an application that used the OLEDB API to open an Access database (.accdb file) to close unexpectedly if the database contains links to SharePoint lists.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an application using the OLEDB API with the ACE.OLEDB.12.0 or ACE.OLEDB.16.0 provider was closing unexpectedly.

  • On a multi-monitor setup dialogs with two cell edit boxes would hide data from the user when selecting cells. This fix unhides that data from the UI dialog box. This change impacts the conditional formatting or series selection dialog boxes on a 3 monitor setup.

  • When you have an Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet object embedded inside another application such as a Word document, using the Convert feature to convert it to an Microsoft Excel Worksheet (Office OpenXML) object didn't always complete the conversion until you opened the embedded object and made a change to it. This has been fixed so that the object is completely converted upon using the Convert feature.

  • We fixed an issue where the search text gets reset in PivotTable fields selection taskpane.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the smart link URL to not update when the user changed the permissions on the link in the message.

  • We fixed an issue that caused applications to become unresponsive after loading a contact card.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a stop responding when loading personas.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see garbled text in some fields when exporting contacts to a CSV.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Repeat style applies Normal instead of repeating style.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue related to text anchoring in SVG rendering.

  • We fixed an issue selecting text via double-tap when using the touchpad.

  • We fixed a reliability issue related to refreshing elements that may contain text.

  • We fixed an issue where the teaching callouts (tips) about the new look of Office did not appear in Outlook. Now, users of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are notified about the changes to the new look of Office, which includes information about what changed and how to change settings, or toggle off the experience.

Version 2111: February 08

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20314)

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Version 2111: January 11

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20290)

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Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent multiple users from opening a database on a network file share. Learn More

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with the LOGEST worksheet function, where a transient overflow error was not handled and cleared, and incorrectly picked up for unrelated subsequent calculations.

  • We fixed an issue with the WEBSERVICE worksheet function where Excel would stop working, in rare cases, when calculations were canceled by the user.

  • We fixed an issue where certain formula results weren't updated after their inputs changed.

  • We fixed an issue where newly created PivotTables could lose custom settings if the data source range was changed.

  • We fixed an issue where interacting with Forms control can cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed issues that refreshing the data for PivotTables can stop working when filtered values no longer exist in the data, and a subsequent query statement generated without the invalid filtered values to retry the refresh request was temporarily disabled and is now reenabled.

  • We fixed an issue where opening xlsm file in SpreedsheetCompare tool can cause the tool to stop responding.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when retrieving personas.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an unexpected close when loading people photos.

  • We fixed an issue that caused an unexpected close when displaying a contact card.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an close unexpectedly when loading personas in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where some pop-up UI elements could not be clicked, such as the Join Meeting pop-up in Outlook or the Welcome Back pop-up in PowerPoint.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where manually scheduled tasks were rescheduled to earlier dates when the user opened projects that had been Saved As to a different name. Users should no longer see manually scheduled tasks rescheduled while opening these projects.

  • We fixed an issue where some projects would close unexpectedly when loading customized reports.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where bookmarks and table of content links weren't working after exporting to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue where some pop-up UI elements could not be clicked, such as the Join Meeting pop-up in Outlook or the Welcome Back pop-up in PowerPoint.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue during protected coauthoring where a sensitivity label and encryption might be removed from a file hosted in SharePoint or OneDrive.

  • We fixed an issue where Office shows an account error in the SSO and ADFS DRS environment.

  • We fixed an issue related to text anchoring in SVG rendering.

  • We fixed a reliability issue related to refreshing elements that may contain text.

  • We fixed an issue that completed the following changes:

  1. There was an issue in Outlook where the teaching callouts (tips) about the new look of Office did not appear. These will now appear.
  2. Many users of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote have missed the teaching callouts about the new look of Office, which include information about what changed and how to change settings, or toggle off the experience. This change retriggers these teaching callouts for users to be notified about the changes.

Version 2110: January 11

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20364)

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Version 2110: December 17

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20344)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent multiple users from opening a database on a network file share. Learn More

Version 2109: December 17

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20386)

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Version 2110: December 14

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20340)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Microsoft Search powered compose (To\CC\BCC) suggestions: Adding people to the To\CC line is now powered by Microsoft Search.

  • Expanded GAL people suggestions for mail and calendar compose: Outlook will now return results from the complete GAL when suggestions people for email and calendar compose. (Ex: Adding someone to the To line of a new email)


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when we open privacy settings window, as the dialog manager is empty adding is not empty check as a defensive check.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when we open privacy settings window, as the dialog manager is empty adding is not empty check as a defensive check.

  • When opening linked tables to Dynamics, numbers may appear as small squares when the data is displayed. To work around this issue, open the link in Table Design view, and clear the Format property for any affected columns.

  • We fixed an issue where on opening an Excel file, the cell selection was off.

  • We fixed an issue where some worksheet functions were not appearing for users with certain languages.

  • We fixed an issue where using a cell reference in a formula caused users to experience high CPU usage.

  • We fixed an issue where the original icon of the app was not displaying correctly if the source file was from a OneDrive location and the file name contained HTML encoding characters when adding an Excel, Word, or PowerPoint embedded object into an Excel file.

  • We fixed an issue where a query update caused Excel to stop responding.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when we open privacy settings window, as the dialog manager is empty adding is not empty check as a defensive check.

  • We fixed an issue where there is a potential stop responding when drawing an image.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to encounter a stop responding when loading the navigation pane for the calendar module.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the appointment quick view to be cropped when previewing meeting invitations.

  • We fixed an issue where sending mail by right clicking and selecting "Send Mail" from the file system caused explorer.exe closed unexpectedly on VDI machines.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a stop responding when updating user presence information in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a no respond when moving a person card.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users who are on Windows 11 or who are using the visual refresh through Coming Soon to see some alignment issues in the ribbon area and strange visual artifacts when resizing Outlook windows.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see their default signatures stop being able to be inserted in new emails, replies, or forwards after a restart of Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download the MP3 attachment from protected voicemail messages.

  • We fixed an issue that caused all emails sent with Sensitivity labels to always apply the "Encrypt - Only" template which would result in incorrect behavior, allowing people to forward "recipients only" emails.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a sync to stop working when generating a preview.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users who are on Windows 11 or who are using the visual refresh through Coming Soon to see misaligned text when hovering over the mini calendar date.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a stop responding when expanding conversations.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when we open privacy settings window, as the dialog manager is empty adding is not empty check as a defensive check.

  • We fixed an issue when a user changes an original Portrait and bigger paper size document to a smaller paper size (e.g. from Letter to A5), its print out would be cut off (data loss).

  • We fixed an issue where product updates were not to saved to original cloud file with AutoSave off when Save a Copy operation is executed.

  • We fixed an issue where there is a potential stop responding when drawing an image.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when programmatically adding new tasks to a project via CSOM, the tasks might not be inserted at the correct location if the new task's summary task is collapsed.

  • We fixed an issue when tasks are rescheduled in Project, manually scheduled tasks may be scheduled earlier than they should be.

Skype

  • We fixed an issue where a hybrid camera on some laptops did not show in SfB client.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when we open privacy settings window, as the dialog manager is empty adding is not empty check as a defensive check.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when attempting to open a OneDrive shared file.

  • We fixed an issue where the theme picker in Word's File > Options menu for x64 users where the theme selected would not apply. The theme picker in the File > Account place continues to work and is unaffected by this change.

  • We fixed an issue where there is a potential stop responding when drawing an image.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where documents that contain invalid SVGs will show the rasterized fallback image instead of a red X.

Version 2109: December 14

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20380)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where automatic sensitivity labeling was not working for a few GCC-H tenants.

Version 2109: November 09

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20342)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Auto-Expanding Online Archive Search: Enabling auto-expanding Online Archive Search. More information related to Unlimited Archives can be found here: Overview of auto-expanding archiving

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a query update caused Excel to stop responding.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused calendars added to the "shortcuts" module to disappear after Outlook restarts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see shared calendars that they added not be checked by default, leading them to believe that the calendar did not get added.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of Outlook's "shared calendar improvements" feature to experience high CPU usage.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a stop responding when attempting to retrieve AutoDiscover settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a unexpected close after adding a shared calendar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a sync failure to occur when generating a preview.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when programmatically adding new tasks to a project via CSOM, the tasks might not be inserted at the correct location if the new task's summary task is collapsed.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where documents that contain invalid SVGs will show the rasterized fallback image instead of a red X.

  • We fixed an issue where the following error was displaying, "Read Aloud not starting."

Version 2108: November 09

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20600)

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Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see shared calendars that they added not be checked by default, leading them to believe that the calendar did not get added.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a stop responding when attempting to retrieve AutoDiscover settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a sync failure to occur when generating a preview.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the file format changes occurred when saving documents with the AIP add-in enabled.

  • We fixed a performance issue with RTF formats.

  • We fixed an issue where Word would not render the base-64 encoded, embedded GIFs in the email body.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where documents that contain invalid SVGs will show the rasterized fallback image instead of a red X.

  • ​Fixed an issue where it was possible to get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook clients into a state where we send requests against an incorrect URL endpoints. Specifically, without this fix it was possible for US Government document content to be sent to the worldwide augloop.office.com endpoint, or to a lower-tier USGov endpoint (e.g. DoD data sent to GCC)

Version 2108: October 12

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20508)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • A new way to reach the Accessibility tools: The Accessibility ribbon puts all the tools you need to create accessible content in one place.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where special characters were included in error messages.

  • We fixed an issue which now enables launch events for Outlook addins.

  • We fixed an issue where tables dropped into the query design or system relationship window to appear in a different location then where they were dropped.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where not all columns may appear when linking to or importing from a Dynamics table.

  • We fixed an issue where connecting to a data source from within the PowerPivot window was not working.

  • Addressed an issue where, under rare circumstances, Excel could stop responding while calculating a workbook.

OneNote

  • Updated the hot key for creating a Quick Note to be Win + Alt + N.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused links in the location field to be unclickable.

  • We fixed an issue that caused deleted meeting invitations to intermittently re-surface for some users.

  • We fixed a issue that caused increased network activity shortly after Outlook boot with profiles that have multiple accounts.

  • Fixed an issue where a meeting occurrence cancellation form would appear instead of the expected edit form.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing the app to stop responding when using Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused calendars added to the "shortcuts" module to disappear after Outlook restarts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of Outlook's "shared calendar improvements" feature to experience high CPU usage.

  • We fixed an issue where an unexpected informational notification tip about shortening meetings by default appeared when creating meetings in Outlook, when the option was not configured by the Exchange administrator.

  • Fixed an error when forwarding some large or long running recurring meetings as ICAL.

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding shortly after Outlook boot.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly while composing an email using Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue where email signatures would be missing after a change in the account's UPN/SMTP name.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a stop responding when adding calendars to the navigation pane.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see a loss of HTML formatting when saving a draft of an email to disk.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Room Finder to fail to load.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where Word was taking longer time to save than expected.

Skype

  • We fixed an issue where the video share peek in a conversation window would close unexpectedly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in Print where the print preview was not loading.

  • Office apps now support OpenDocument format 1.3.

  • We fixed an issue where Word was taking longer time to save than expected.

  • We fixed an issue with non-default ribbon configurations that can lead to the Style Gallery to not function.

  • We fixed a issue where you are unable to turn off any of the Editor options in the "Resume" section.

  • We fixed an issue where the insert Online video button was disable.

  • Fixed an issue where a dialog showcasing the new visual refresh contained text that was inaccessible to screen readers.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where some documents failed to load after using some web add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue related to scrolling on a thumbnail view in a PPT slide using touch or trackpad.

  • Fixed a bug in Outlook where custom VSTO controls stopped working after opening and switching between multiple windows and views.

  • We fixed an issue that caused date fields in PivotTables to be grouped incorrectly.

Version 2107: October 12

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20340)

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Version 2107: September 14

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20324)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Read messages with fewer distractions: Make it easier to focus on messages with custom text spacing, page colors, column width, and line focus, by turning on Immersive Reader.

Resolved issues

Access

  • In certain customer configurations, it has been discovered that document exports to PDF or XPS formats from Office may stop responding due to recent updates. This update fixes these regressions and reenables export to these formats.

  • We fixed an issue where attempting to use the DAO API from non-Office applications would stop responding with "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application."

Excel

  • In certain customer configurations, it has been discovered that document exports to PDF or XPS formats from Office may stop responding due to recent updates. This update fixes these regressions and reenables export to these formats.

  • We fixed an issue that may cause some linked Dynamics table to stop responding.

  • Fixed the issue where DRM-protected workbook cannot be opened from VBA if Application.DisplayAlerts is set to True.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar Improvements feature to see newly added shared calendars fail to display until after a restart of Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see duplicate time entries in the end meeting time dropdown when the start of the meeting and the end of the meeting were on different dates.

  • Fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download protected voice mail messages.

  • Fixed an issue where changes only to the content of a signature would not be updated in the cloud-based setting.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a unexpected close when performing searches.

  • We fixed an issue that caused emails that are resent by a different user to appear to have been sent by the original sender in organizations where SendFromAliasEnabled is set to True.

PowerPoint

  • In certain customer configurations, it has been discovered that document exports to PDF or XPS formats from Office may stop responding due to recent updates. This update fixes these regressions and reenables export to these formats.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where users can seamlessly access files without experiencing any unexpected close now.

Word

  • In certain customer configurations, it has been discovered that document exports to PDF or XPS formats from Office may stop responding due to recent updates. This update fixes these regressions and reenables export to these formats.

  • Fixed an issue when editing contacts related to adding pictures using 'This Device' option.

  • Fixed issue where comment cards next to the Word canvas were the incorrect size.

Version 2106: September 14

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20384)

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Version 2106: August 10

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20360)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Word

  • Dark Mode for Word documents: Dark Mode may help reduce eye strain and accommodate light sensitivity while working on your documents.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue that may cause applications using the Access Database Engine ODBC API to close unexpectedly.

  • Fixed an issue that may cause applications using the Access Database Engine OLEDB API with a database containing links to SharePoint lists to close unexpectedly.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

  • We fixed an issue where some users would fail to open into edit mode on password protected files.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar Improvements option who have many shared calendars to experience some performance issues.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the SMTP address to stop working to be in display next to the user's primary calendar in a multi-account profile after enabling the "Shared Calendar Improvements" option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see duplicate calendar items created when responding to the meeting request through the right-click context menu.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Cloud Settings to be unsuccessful to roam settings when it hit a conflict.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Cloud Settings users to experience a unexpected close when an incompletely configured account is present in the profile.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a unexpected close while retrieving service powered search suggestions.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the translation options to be disabled for some users. Customers who experienced this bug would have seen their translation options disabled when navigating to File -> Options -> Language. Due to this, they would have been unable to change their preferred translation language and other translation related settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused performance issues on ARM64 devices.

  • We fixed an issue that caused modifications on a message generated by the "Resend this message" option to be lost on send when that message was re-sent from a PST.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a unexpected close when collecting diagnostic information.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to enter credentials into a Windows Security dialog to open a file because of an obstructive PowerPoint-specific dialog.

Visio

  • SPO/ODB Links with guest access will now work.

Office Suite

  • Fixed user switching data scenario when user switches between Active Directory Identities from the Me control in Office applications.

  • Fixed an issue where sharing settings between OMEX and ExCatalog were no longer possible such as for web add-in settings updates to the webextension.xml since a new webextension file is created. The previous one was only accessed when the Add-in was deployed in the original method or the new solution reference comparison was turned off.

  • We fixed an issue related to instability during DirectX device loss and recovery situations.

Version 2105: August 10

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20352)

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Version 2105: July 13

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20334)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Get relevant file suggestions when you search: When you type in the Search box, the most relevant files related to your search will be included in your suggestions.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue to enable the Name Manager to open on books with a large number of hidden names.

  • We fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

  • Fixed an issue where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work for some users.

Outlook

  • We added a registry key that disables the new Room Finder experience (the same experience as in Outlook for Web) and enables the legacy Room Finder with Suggested Times.

    Registry Key:

    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar REG_DWORD “ShowLegacyRoomFinder”

    0 (default) - Outlook uses new Room Finder OWA Powered eXperience when user clicks 'Room Finder' button to search for available rooms
    1 - Outlook uses legacy Room Finder UI to search for available rooms

  • This change enables users to submit feedback through our new feedback system.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the feedback option to be disabled for users of the Office Perpetual 2021 preview.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to get an error when selecting "Open Outlook Properties" from the right click context menu for a recipient on an email.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience unexpected app close when loading person cards.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a unexpected close when removing folders from an archive store.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some instructions for the "Shorten Meetings" feature to be disabled through screen reader technologies.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an unexpected property change prompt when closing a message they had replied to or forwarded.

  • We fixed an issue that may cause a unexpected close when interacting with Outlook Mail or Calendar Views.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where Reuse Slides option was not available for few users.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where assignments on manually scheduled tasks moved to an incorrect date.

  • Fixed an issue where if you create a custom field formula which uses the ProjectDate*/ProjectDur* functions and if the second parameter is the Date(), Now() or Time() date and time functions, then a #ERROR results.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where the Editor Pane doesn't open.

  • Fixed an issue where canvas contextual cards for spelling and grammar show icon buttons, but those buttons have no tooltips.

Office Suite

  • Fixed a localization issue where en-gb, fr-ca, and es-mx will now be matched with their respective parent versions.

  • Fixed a unexpected close when reopening certain files.

  • Fixed a performance regression on opening SyncBacked files.

  • Fixed an issue where user is unable to edit certain documents stored in OnPrem sharepoint servers.

Version 2104: July 13

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20434)

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Version 2104: June 08

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20408)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

PowerPoint

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Word

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some files would occasionally fail to open in Protected View.

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly in some languages when using add-ins.

  • Fixed an issue where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work for some users.

  • Fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

  • Fix for an issue where a major version build rollback could result in the application terminating on file open.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users of the calendar sharing improvements feature to experience issues with interacting with their calendar in the navigation pane.

  • We added a registry key that disables the new Room Finder experience (the same experience as in Outlook for Web) and enables the legacy Room Finder with Suggested Times.

    Registry Key:

    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar
    REG_DWORD “ShowLegacyRoomFinder”

    0 (default) - Outlook uses new Room Finder OWA Powered eXperience when user clicks 'Room Finder' button to search for available rooms
    1 - Outlook uses legacy Room Finder UI to search for available rooms

  • We fixed an issue that caused name resolution to fail when sending on behalf of another user and resolving against an address book that is not the Global Address List.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the feedback option to fail to appear for users of the Office Perpetual 2021 preview.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause users to see the message that they are composing losing the UI focus.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to override the Focused Inbox preferences configured in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see signatures disappear unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of roaming settings to experience unresponsiveness.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience the process terminating unexpectedly when searching.

  • We fixed a search-related unexpected close.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the people picker in Outlook to expand upwards rather than downwards for users with a perpetual license.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where Reuse Slides option was not available for a few users.

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

  • Fixed an issue where a major version build rollback could result in an unexpected close on file open.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to remove projects from the resource pool.

Word

  • We fixed an issue which required a change on editing OLE object.

  • We fixed an issue where some select text was not visible when using darkmode theme in reading mode.

  • Fixed an issue that may cause Word to unexpectedly close when shutting down due to the user logging off or restarting their computer.

  • We fixed an issue that updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

  • Fixed an issue where a major version build rollback could result in an unexpected close on file open.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that would cause cloud document to fail to open.

  • This change parses the new TenantId attribute sent on Cobalt responses and stores it in the Central Table.

Version 2103: June 08

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20554)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

Office Suite

  • Fix an issue Word, Powerpoint and Excel would fail to open cloud document if rolling back to a previous build

Version 2103: May 11

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20516)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • Automatically use new data types: When you type a data value that resembles a stock or a geographic location, Excel offers to convert it to the right connected data type - Stocks or Geography. Learn more

  • Linked data types: Real data for real life: New linked data types bring you facts and data on hundreds of subjects to help you accomplish your goals right in Excel.

Outlook

  • Break the language barrier with a built-in translator: Add-ins for translation aren't required anymore! You can now use the Intelligent Translator in Outlook. When you receive a message in another language, a prompt will appear on top of the message asking if you’d like Outlook to translate it to your default language. You can also right-click to translate specific words, phrases, or the whole message. Learn more

Visio

  • Ready-made graphics for your diagrams: Choose from a large library of icons, stock photo images, cutout people, and stickers that you can add to your Visio drawings. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when an external application requests an accessibility interface, it will prevent us from shutting down until they release their reference.

  • This change fixes an issue where in some cases running a SQL Server pass through query could result in an error message indicating that there was an "invalid cursor state".

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly in some languages when using add-ins.

  • Fixed an issue where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work for some users.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

  • Fixed a problem where some automation add-ins for Excel failed to load.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused name resolution to fail when sending on behalf of another user and resolving against an address book that is not the Global Address List.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to override the Focused Inbox preferences configured in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some people to be unable to access signatures associated with secondary mail accounts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see more signatures than expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see their primary and secondary calendar switching places in the Navigation Pane.

  • We fixed an issue that cause users to erroneously see a "This may take a while" message when adding a calendar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused delegates to appear as the organizer of meetings created on newly added calendars. Meetings in this state did not appear on the principal's calendar.

  • We fixed an issue in a component of Outlook that is used by MAPI-enabled applications on computers with ARM processors. The issue could cause search to fail or cause extra load on the computer as background apps restarted repeatedly.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook to close unexpectedly when syncing folder hierarchy changes.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where Visio could stop working during close.

Visio

  • Fixed an issue where Visio could stop working during close.

Word

  • Fixed an issue to optimizes conditions for text predictions to be offered.

  • Fixed an issue where updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

  • Fixed an issue when coauthoring a document, active draft is not cleared when comment order changes.

  • Fixes an issue where Print preview closed unexpectedly.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

Office Suite

  • Fixes a reliability issue related to support of Office apps running in session 0.

  • Fixed an issue which rename was unresponsive when opened a SyncBacked file offline then renamed the file in app before saving file.

Version 2102: May 11

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20638)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly on some languages when using Add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing the ability to paste as formulas on a protected sheet.

  • Fixed a problem where some automation add-ins for Excel failed to load.

Outlook

  • This enables end users to configure Outlook to add an online meeting to every meeting they create.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

Word

  • Fixes an issue in Wordmail where someone cannot send this item' when the 2084th character in a link is an escaped character.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that caused Word to close unexpectedly while printing long documents.

  • Before this change, Office templates were displaying even if GPO for disabling them was turned on. With this change, templates now honor the GPO correctly and display/hide as requested.

Version 2102: April 13

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20506)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • Use the Advanced Dialog to Create Data Types: The Advanced Dialog allows you to manually select the columns which combine the Data Type you are creating.

  • Unhide many sheets at the same time: No need to unhide one sheet at a time anymore -- unhide multiple hidden sheets at once. Learn more

Outlook

  • Focused Inbox settings remain the same across devices: Your Focused Inbox preferences are now stored in the cloud. Enjoy the same experience when you use Outlook for Windows on any computer and Outlook on the web. Learn more

  • Your Outlook settings in the cloud: Choose your Outlook for Windows settings like Automatic Replies, Focused Inbox, and Privacy, and get to them on any PC.

  • Pick where to search: The new search scope drop down allows you to more easily modify your search and switch between Current Folder and Current Mailbox. Thank you to everyone in Coming Soon who provided feedback on the new Search at Top experience. This design and update came out of that feedback!

  • Draft messages with your voice: Use the new dictation toolbar, voice commands, auto-punctuation, and more to compose messages.

Word

  • Draft documents with your voice: Use the new dictation toolbar, voice commands and auto-punctuation to draft documents.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases running a SQL Server pass through query could result in an error message indicating that there was an "invalid cursor state".

Excel

  • We fixed a bug in which data validation could be applied to cells unexpectedly after adding rows to a table on another sheet.

  • We fixed an issue where the DialogSheets show function was not working on 32 bit versions of Excel

  • We fixed an issue which caused images to be smaller than expected when using the Paste Linked Picture option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some PivotTable formatting to corrupt the workbook when saving to the .xls or .xlt format.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from exporting an Excel workbook to PDF.

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of inline translation to be unable to submit feedback.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see signatures containing unicode content to get damaged.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see more signatures than expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when idle.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience the app to shut down when closing message windows.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar improvements to be unable to set a calendar's color to yellow or brown.

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to see duplicate calendar groups appearing after creating a new group.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see newly added calendars fail to appear in the navigation pane until after Outlook had been restarted.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in resolving conflicts while in coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue with Rich text content controls.

  • We fixed an issue with typing at the end of a hidden paragraph may result in application hang.

  • We fixed an issue with Narrator which may skips over a paragraph.

  • We fixed an issue relating to copy and paste.

  • Fixes an issue with colors applied to icons and SVG graphics with 3D effects.

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Office Suite

  • We fixed a reliability issue related to support of Office apps running in session 0.

  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes lead to text in Outlook becoming transparent and thereby not legible.

  • Fixed an issue that could happen when using narrator within text that contains math equations.

  • Fixed an issue where Dictation was disabled for GCC users

  • Fixed an issue where users are unable to save file when open a previously opened file with edits not saved but now the file has been deleted. After the fix, users will get a friendly message to inform them that the file is deleted, thus user can choose to discard changes, or SaveAs the file.

  • Fixed rename failure issue when open a SyncBacked file offline then rename the file in app before saving file.

Version 2101: April 13

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20664)

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Version 2101: March 09

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20528)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or close unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the encryption icon to fail to display on emails sent using the encryption only option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused mails to be sent as digitally signed after the user unchecked that option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused issues with displaying the correct default signature in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Cloud Settings users to experience a hang when updating settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to sometimes close unexpectedly when users were searching in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users that have Shared or Delegated Mailboxes with large hierarchies in their profile to encounter hangs.

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

Project

  • Fixed an issue where when a cost resource was assigned to a milestone task, baseline cost didn't rollup correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where borders weren't showing up for tasks in the Team Planner view.

  • Fixed an issue where you drag and drop wasn't working for tasks in the Team Planner view.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue related to media controller event notifications.

  • Fixes an issue related to media player engine timing.

Version 2012: March 09

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20628)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

PowerPoint

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

Word

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

Version 2012: February 09

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20528)

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Feature updates

Excel

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Outlook

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings: Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to start 5-10 min late by default. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Every meeting online: Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

  • Every meeting online: Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.

  • New room finder: Search for conference rooms by different capabilities.

  • New conference room and workspace booking experience: The conference room booking experience has been refreshed, and with it we've added capabilities to allow you to schedule individual workspaces as well

PowerPoint

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Visio

  • New Azure stencils and shapes: We've added many more stencils to help you create up-to-date Azure diagrams. Learn more

Word

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more


Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change addresses an issue with properly displaying fonts within equations.

  • Fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly see a message bar informing them of a new version of a file when coauthoring.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel may leave macros disabled without prompting when opening an Excel Add-in file containing Excel 4.0 Macros.

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or close unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel might close unexpectedly when using the "Show Values As" menu for a PivotTable.

  • We fixed an issue that broke some legacy Excel 4.0 and Excel 5.0 macros as well as some VBA calls to dialogsheets.show.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused an edited signature to fail to save after prompting the user to do so.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook closing unexpectedly in certain search scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some customers to encounter a hang while loading their calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users that have Shared or Delegated Mailboxes with large hierarchies in their profile to encounter hangs.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue where font size command, added in QAT, auto completes to the nearest defined font size while updating it.

  • This change addresses an issue with properly displaying fonts within equations.

  • This change addresses an issue with path fills when applying Merge Shapes operations with certain geometries.

Office Suite

  • Anaheim WebView does not support Windows Information Protection (WIP) yet. With this fix Office addin platform falls back to down level WebView in WIP enabled environment. That can be either Edge Spartan WebView or Trident WebView depending on customer's machine environment. Both down level WebViews support WIP.

  • Optimized binary size.

  • Fixed the file closing sequence so that all the interdependent components are closed gracefully.

Version 2011: February 09

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20658)

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Version 2011: January 12

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20526)

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Feature updates

Access

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Excel

  • Create variables to use in formulas: Improve performance, readability, and composability with the LET function. This function allows you to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Create a custom data type in Power Query: Use any data source to create a custom data type that lets you load multiple related pieces of information into one column. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Name the new sheet after the source query: When the data is loaded into the new sheet, the sheet will be named based on the name of the source query.

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

OneNote

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Outlook

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Video Library: Elevate your documents with a library of curated, royalty-free video footage available in-app.

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Project

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Publisher

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Visio

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Word

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would incorrectly show a message bar that a new version of the file is available and force the user to save their changes in a copy of the workbook or discard their changes.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel may leave macros disabled without prompting when opening an Excel Add-in file containing Excel 4.0 Macros.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see no signatures in the signatures drop down despite having one or more signatures configured.

  • We added a regkey that allows customers to disable filetime inclusion for attachments in IDataObject operations (i.e. drag drop, clipboard). HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Attachments. REG_DWORD IncludeFileTimesInDataObject. 0 = filetimes are excluded. 1 = (default) filetimes are included.

  • We fixed an issue that caused inline images to disappear when replying to a message with a protection label from Azure Information Protection.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the MailItem.BeforeAttachmentAdd event to be broken.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the To field to be blank when sending a status report on a task.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the original attendees of some meetings to receive a cancellation when another attendee forwards the meeting.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

  • We fixed an issue where there is an error when saving the file after duplicating a slide that contains a newly recorded audio.

  • We have fixed a VBA issue where Slide.Shapes.AddMediaObject2 crashing with legacy video formats (MPG-1,Mpeg-2).

  • This change addresses an issue with handling errors that may occur during video loading.

  • Fixed an issue with copy/paste of an equation from Word to PowerPoint.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where specific projects could be opened if there was an issue with the project file in a specific part of load.

Word

  • Fix an assert bug exposed by optimized gates affecting Word.

  • We fixed an issue which document styles are replaced with other styles from the template.

  • This change addresses an issue with the cursor when editing a document.

  • Fixed an issue with copy/paste of an equation from Word to PowerPoint.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where installing a newer version of Office over certain older versions can result in impaired functionality (such as being unable to use Power Query) due to missing registry entries.

  • Fixed an issue of file would be opened as NOT SyncBacked when url from cache and url from OneDrive does NOT match.

  • We fixed an issue where SaveRequestManagerCam was causing the application to close instead of returning an error.

Version 2010: January 12

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20550)

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Note

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