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Release notes for Current Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in Current 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.

Note

  • We often roll out features to Current Channel over a period of time. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. If you don't see something described below, you'll get it eventually.
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Version 2405: June 19

Version 2405 (Build 17628.20164)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Version 2405: June 11

Version 2405 (Build 17628.20144)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2405: May 30

Version 2405 (Build 17628.20110)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused updates made by delegates to the "Show As" setting on a manager's calendar fail to be persisted after clicking "Send Update."

  • We fixed an issue that caused draft messages with inline images to be converted to plain text when saving as an .MSG file.

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

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

Word

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

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

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

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2404: May 14

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20152)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Word

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

Version 2404: May 07

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20140)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Version 2404: May 01

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20128)

Version 2404: April 29

Version 2404 (Build 17531.20120)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Reduce workbook size bloat from unwanted cell formatting with "Check Performance": Reduce workbook size bloat from unwanted cell formatting with new "Check Performance" task pane user experience.

Resolved issues

Access

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

  • We fixed an issue where Access didn't run digitally-signed macros.

Excel

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

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

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

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

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

Project

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

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when attempting to undo a change in a draft after switching from an account that has automatic signatures to an account that does not have a signature configured.

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

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

Office Suite

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

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

  • Unicode character support.

Version 2403: April 09

Version 2403 (Build 17425.20176)

Security updates listed here

Version 2403: March 29

Version 2403 (Build 17425.20146)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2403: March 27

Version 2403 (Build 17425.20138)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create richer analyses and summaries with PivotTables and data types: PivotTables in Excel now support data types. Instead of just strings, bring data types such as images in cells to your PivotTable rows and columns, or use related properties from linked data types such as Stocks and Geography directly from the PivotTable pane.

OneNote

  • Preview of New Sticky Notes app on Windows available from OneNote app: The new Sticky Notes app allows you to create and recall notes like the classic Microsoft Sticky Notes app, while making it easier to capture screenshots, automatically add the source information to the notes, and more. See details in blog post

Outlook

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused the following symptoms:

  1. Users were unable to recall a message in some environments.
  2. Users were unable to address synchronization conflicts.
  3. Users were unable to load forms from third party MAPI forms servers.
  • We fixed an issue that caused some Webview-based addins to encounter authentication errors that caused them to be unable to be loaded in the task pane.

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

PowerPoint

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

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

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

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

Project

  • We fixed a performance issue with opening a Project MPP file with a high percentage difference in file size by shortening the interval of file compaction.

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

Word

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

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

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

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

Version 2402: March 12

Version 2402 (Build 17328.20184)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Word

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

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

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when opening files with pivot tables and table design in macro-enabled files.

Word

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

Version 2402: March 04

Version 2402 (Build 17328.20162)

Resolved issues

Outlook

Office Suite

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

Version 2402: February 28

Version 2402 (Build 17328.20142)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where users weren't able to create a bullet list with hyphens.

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

Word

  • "Show Picture Placeholders" was removed under Advanced Options.

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

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

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

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

Version 2401: February 13

Version 2401 (Build 17231.20236)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where macros were being corrupted when saving Excel files.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the App Search bar was unexpectedly appearing above the message list in Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2019.

Office Suite

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

  • We fixed an issue where an add-in wouldn't load after click trust for content add-in was selected.

Version 2401: February 01

Version 2401 (Build 17231.20194)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2401: January 30

Version 2401 (Build 17231.20182)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the Clipboard Locked Alert is disrupting the workflow for some users.

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

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where the "Cell Margins" in the Table Layout ribbon item was disabled for users with only Edit Information Rights Management (IRM) permissions.

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

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

Word

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

Version 2312: January 09

Version 2312 (Build 17126.20132)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2312: January 04

Version 2312 (Build 17126.20126)

Feature updates

Excel

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

  • Office has a new default theme: We updated the default font and colors of the Office theme to be more modern and accessible.

Outlook

  • Office has a new default theme: We updated the default font and colors of the Office theme to be more modern and accessible.

PowerPoint

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

  • Office has a new default theme: We updated the default font and colors of the Office theme to be more modern and accessible.

Word

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

  • Office has a new default theme: We updated the default font and colors of the Office theme to be more modern and accessible.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Project

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

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue where the input language formatting would sometimes revert to a previously typed language when using Language AutoDetect.

Office Suite

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

Version 2311: December 12

Version 2311 (Build 17029.20108)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2311: November 29

Version 2311 (Build 17029.20068)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

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

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

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

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

OneNote

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

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

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where a delegate opened an existing meeting with attendees such that a new attendee would be added to the meeting and some attendees would be removed.

PowerPoint

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

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

Word

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

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

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

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

  • We made performance improvements for Macros where runtimes were slower in current builds compared to older versions.

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

Version 2310: November 14

Version 2310 (Build 16924.20150)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Word

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

Version 2310: October 31

Version 2310 (Build 16924.20124)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2310: October 25

Version 2310 (Build 16924.20106)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

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

Word

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

  • We fixed an issue where running the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro View.Slide with multiple slides selected, returned the wrong Slide object.

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

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

Project

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

Word

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

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

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

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

Version 2309: October 10

Version 2309 (Build 16827.20166)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft account users were missing their Outlook addins.

Word

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

Version 2309: September 28

Version 2309 (Build 16827.20130)

Feature updates

Excel

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

PowerPoint

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue where the Add-ins tab wasn't visible when using custom toolbar information.

Version 2308: September 12

Version 2308 (Build 16731.20234)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

  • We fixed an issue where the External Sender tag wasn't showing.

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Version 2308: August 28

Version 2308 (Build 16731.20170)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

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

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Word

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

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

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

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

Version 2307: August 08

Version 2307 (Build 16626.20170)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

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

Version 2307: July 27

Version 2307 (Build 16626.20134)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

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

Version 2307: July 26

Version 2307 (Build 16626.20132)

Feature updates

Excel

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

  • Performance improvement related to fonts: If you do not use printer fonts or have not heard of printer fonts, unchecking the setting in File/Options/Advanced/[Include fonts that are stored on the printer] can help speed up font related operations such as choosing a font from font drop down, or formatting a cell by bolding/italicizing a cell's font, etc.

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

Project

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

Word

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

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

Version 2306: July 11

Version 2306 (Build 16529.20182)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Word

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

Version 2306: June 26

Version 2306 (Build 16529.20154)

Feature updates

Outlook

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

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2305: June 13

Version 2305 (Build 16501.20210)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2305: June 01

Version 2305 (Build 16501.20196)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

Resolved issues

Access

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

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

Excel

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

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

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

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2304: May 09

Version 2304 (Build 16327.20248)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Project

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

Visio

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

Word

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

Version 2304: April 25

Version 2304 (Build 16327.20214)

Feature updates

Access

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

Resolved issues

Access

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

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

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

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue where the right side of the email body was cut off when printed and in print preview.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where right clicking a folder in Outlook could cause Office applications to close unexpectedly.

Version 2303: April 11

Version 2303 (Build 16227.20280)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Access

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

Outlook

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

Version 2303: April 04

Version 2303 (Build 16227.20258)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Version 2303: March 28

Version 2303 (Build 16227.20212)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email no longer shows labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

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

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

  • Formula evaluation tooltips: Select a part of your formula and you'll see a tooltip showing the current value of just the part you've selected. See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email no longer shows labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

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

PowerPoint

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

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email no longer shows labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Word

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

  • Sensitivity Label scoping between files, emails and meetings: Office applications can now filter out sensitivity labels based on the document type. For example, Outlook email no longer shows labels that only apply to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Resolved issues

Access

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where some settings didn't roam between machines when switching to Focused Inbox.

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

Project

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2302: March 20

Version 2302 (Build 16130.20332)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where some settings didn't roam between machines when switching to Focused Inbox.

Project

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

Version 2302: March 14

Version 2302 (Build 16130.20306)

Security updates listed here.

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Word

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

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

Resolved issues

Access

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

Outlook

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

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

Project

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

Word

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

Version 2302: February 28

Version 2302 (Build 16130.20218)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

PowerPoint

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

Visio

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

Word

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

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

Version 2301: February 14

Version 2301 (Build 16026.20200)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

  • We fixed an issue when clicking on an email notification of at mention in a comment, the Excel app would close unexpectedly if the workbook was already open and was in a hidden window.

  • We fixed an issue that compiled VBA macros more often.

Outlook

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

Project

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

"An import error occurred.

Check row 1 column 5.

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

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that caused sync and co-auth failures in Office apps.

Version 2301: January 26

Version 2301 (Build 16026.20146)

Feature updates

Excel

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

  • Excel PivotTable version compatibility user messaging: Excel now gives alerts about PivotTable compatibility issues and provides informative documentation and workarounds. When your version of Excel is unable to read data in a workbook, we present users with documentation that provides options to proactively troubleshoot and resolve the issue. In addition, we also allow users to upload their Excel document to OneDrive so they can seamlessly open the file in Excel for the web.

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

Outlook

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue where user is not able to add or copy/paste a new slide to the presentation.

Version 2212: January 10

Version 2212 (Build 15928.20216)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2212: January 04

Version 2212 (Build 15928.20198)

Feature updates

Access

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

Word

  • Tag your team members with tasks: Create and assign tasks without leaving Word. Simply add a comment, @mention your team member, press Ctrl + Enter, and check Assign. Your comment becomes a task, and your work is done! See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Word

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

  • Resolved an issue where tab stop marker wouldn't work using the ruler.

Version 2211: December 13

Version 2211 (Build 15831.20208)

Security updates listed here.

Version 2211: December 06

Version 2211 (Build 15831.20190)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Word

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

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

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

  • We fixed an issue where a manually applied sensitivity label could be overridden by an automatic label if the automatic label has higher priority.

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

Version 2210: November 08

Version 2210 (Build 15726.20202)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue when scrolling with touch.

Word

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

Version 2210: October 27

Version 2210 (Build 15726.20174)

Feature updates

Excel

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

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

Outlook

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

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

Office Suite

  • Local AI: Office desktop apps on Windows now perform inference of local AI models out of process in ai.exe.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with updating links when the linked file is already open.

Project

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

Word

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

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2209: October 11

Version 2209 (Build 15629.20208)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes 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 emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.

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.

Office Suite

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

Version 2209: September 26

Version 2209 (Build 15629.20156)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

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

  • 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 Outlook to close unexpectedly when submitting feedback.

Office Suite

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

Version 2208: September 13

Version 2208 (Build 15601.20148)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • 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 Dark Gray theme, an issue preventing the border of the scroll buttons from appearing in the Ribbon Font Picker dropdown has been resolved.

Outlook

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

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 Dark Gray theme, an issue preventing the border of the scroll buttons from appearing in the Ribbon Font Picker dropdown has been resolved.

Word

  • 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 Dark 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 where header styles were removed upon co-authoring.

Office Suite

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

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

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

Version 2208: August 31

Version 2208 (Build 15601.20088)

Feature updates

Excel

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

  • 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

OneNote

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

PowerPoint

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 when editing a newly created file a business bar label didn't upload correctly.

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

Outlook

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

  • 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 users to be unable to load linked images when replying to or forwarding a message.

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.

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

Word

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

  • 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.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where operations would reinstall Office.

Version 2207: August 09

Version 2207 (Build 15427.20210)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2207: August 03

Version 2207 (Build 15427.20194)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

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

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where cell references in charts were displaying incorrectly.

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

  • 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.

Outlook

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused Exchange 2019 users to see Outlook to fail to display the reply indicator icon on messages in search results.

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 an Outlook (WordMail) message would flash with a white background while zooming in or out.

  • We fixed an issue where printing pages with index may fail to print.

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

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

Office Suite

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

  • We fixed an issue where the video to introduce the new visuals wasn't displaying.

Version 2206: July 18

Version 2206 (Build 15330.20264)

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

Version 2206: July 12

Version 2206 (Build 15330.20246)

Security updates listed here.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Version 2206: July 06

Version 2206 (Build 15330.20230)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • 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.

  • We fixed a visual glitch in the Formula bar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to close unexpectedly when showing live preview of a chart.

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

Visio

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Note

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