Release Notes for Office Current Channel (Preview)

This article contains release notes for Current Channel (Preview) builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, and Teams for Windows desktop. Every week, we’ll highlight interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about. Note that we often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Current Channel (Preview) over a period of time. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. So, if you don’t see something described below, don't worry you'll get it eventually.

Note

  • The release notes publication date may not match the actual build release date.
  • Microsoft Teams features may differ from the latest Current Channel Preview released as they have a more frequent release cadence.

Version 2205: May 16

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20150)

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.

Outlook

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

Version 2205: May 09

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20092)

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Easily access shared documents on the desktop: The sign in to organization option allows guest users to access documents that have been shared with them on their desktop Office applications, using a one-time passcode or third-party federation. This functionality, which was previously available in Office for the web, is now also an option for your Office desktop applications.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue with the Access 2016 error "Your computer is out of disk space," generated when the app could not process large .csv files on linked tables.

  • We fixed an issue so that modern charts will now show localized currency symbols when currency values are formatted.

  • We fixed an issue where unintended line breaks could occur for languages with IVS characters.

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

  • We fixed an issue where a reading pane could disappear when the user switched folders and was using a pinned web add-in.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the letter "j" was not being properly inserted.

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where certain buttons in the ribbon would not draw correctly when the window was resized.

  • We fixed an issue where map charts would get recolored when adding labels.

  • We are now removing duplicates from Data Validation AutoComplete dropdown lists.

  • 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 with a problem that could occur when using the TEXTSPLIT function with certain arguments.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing Excel to consume excessive memory.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly as a result of PowerQuery data processing.

  • We fixed an issue with LET functions where the name argument was the same as the column reference and the row was absolute.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong decimal separator was used for users with certain regional settings in Excel for the web.

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

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue with the "Relink Lists to New Site" dialog, where relinking to a new SharePoint list URL that exceeds 63 characters was not allowed.

  • We fixed an issue where the close button was being disabled in the Macro Builder tab.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause an error when trying to navigate to a document stored in SharePoint.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app was using over 500 threads for a specific task.

  • We fixed an issue where users would receive an error message when clicking "Send\Receive All Folders" while working in offline mode.

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

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when trying to respond to a specific contact, after calling ResolveContacts thousands of times.

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where multi-line sensitivity label footers would be positioned so that only the first line would appear at the bottom of the slide.

  • We fixed an issue where the user sees a blank block when inserting another PowerPoint file as a linked object.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with a OneDrive conflict that would occur when closing a label-protected file.

  • We fixed an issue with Modern Comments in Word where text copied from OneNote into a comment would insert an image.

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue so that an icon within a table is displayed properly when being resized.

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where comments were being incorrectly displayed in a loop when clicking on "previous" and "next."

  • We fixed an issue where the Trust Center settings windows wouldn't open after posting a new Modern Comment in Word.

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor would scroll to the end of the document after deleting a paragraph mark.

  • We fixed an issue where switching between Linear and Professional in LaTex equations could result in display errors.

  • We fixed an issue where, when closing a comment, pending bookmarks also closed.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to stop responding when pasting equations from one Word document to another.

  • We fixed an issue where a merge conflict alert did not offer the option of discarding the current changes.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where four policies that were set to only take enable/disable status are now set to take numeric values and be written to HKCU.

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

  • We fixed an issue related to specific example text which would display poorly due to the rich-edit HTML ignoring the HTML small element and not resetting the character format masks at the end of a hyperlink.

  • We fixed an issue where customers with the updated visuals in Backstage would not see their chosen Office background in certain apps and themes.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue with OCPS client code by enabling config service for correct URLs in place of Federation Check.

  • We fixed an issue where, when a user paused the Read Aloud function, the app would skip to the next paragraph when restarted.

  • We fixed an issue with Read Aloud that would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Version 2204: May 04

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20206)

Feature updates

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.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to consume excessive memory.

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

Word

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

Version 2204: April 25

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20178)

Resolved issues

Access

  • This change helps users find the correct settings for managing the default online meeting options for third party meeting providers.

Version 2204: April 19

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20146)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Version 2204: April 15

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20126)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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.

PowerPoint

  • Remember when a default label was removed as to not automatically re-apply it again: When a default label is removed by the user Office needs to remember this action and not automatically re-apply the default label again.

Word

  • Remember when a default label was removed as to not automatically re-apply it again: When a default label is removed by the user Office needs to remember this action and not automatically re-apply the default label again.

Resolved issues

Access

  • 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 that could cause the app to close unexpectedly if memory requirements grow too rapidly for applications using DAO or OLEDB interfaces to read Access databases.

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with newly added labels on unprotected files being lost if opened too soon after saving.

  • We fixed an issue where insertion of PivotTables from Power BI was missing (GCC tenant only).

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

  • We fixed an issue where the app could close unexpectedly when trying to change a link via the Edit Link dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to consume excessive memory.

  • We fixed an issue with OnPrem where Get Data would become disabled in a document with a sensitive label and all permissions except full control.

  • We fixed an issue where the app was not translating named formats from Power BI.

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when a chart was inserted by a Recommended Chart operation.

  • We fixed an issue where a tooltip for the See All Charts button was misleading (“see all chart types”); the behavior was actually limited to Recommended Charts.

  • We fixed an issue where choosing the search command in context menus disabled common keyboard shortcut combinations.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the user may not be able to scroll all the way to see ink on the screen.

  • We fixed an issue to ensure ink strokes have the right thickness.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue when clicking on a mailto link with Hebrew and numbers would not display the text in the mail body properly

  • We fixed a responsiveness issue when viewing animated GIFs.

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

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

  • We fixed an issue where resending a message reverted the message body to plain text and all changes were lost (data loss).

  • We fixed an issue that would cause folder items outside of the sync window to be lost when the folder is moved to the Online Archive.

  • We fixed an issue affecting RMS-protected messages.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that would occur when replying to a message in a shared mailbox when the email sender is also on the To: or CC: line. The user's email address would be removed from the recipient list on the reply, resulting in the primary email sender not receiving any replies to the thread.

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

  • We fixed an issue that prevented a subset of messages from being moved when moving multiple mail items from the Focused to Other inbox or the Other to Focused inbox.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause users to be unable to disable the Conversation view.

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

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue related to the selection of text in a shape with 3D properties applied.

  • We fixed an issue regarding the handling of multiple contiguous spaces properly within SVG files.

  • We fixed a stability issue related to exporting a recorded presentation.

  • We fixed an issue to make paste behavior consistent in Edit view and Presenter view.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that affected the display of customized views in Project.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented Gantt chart-type views from fully displaying; this could occur when the view had a drawing object applied to it.

  • We fixed an issue where progress lines were not being displayed when performing a Save As PDF command.

  • We fixed an issue where the user was unable to open certain projects; the app would close unexpectedly instead.

  • We fixed an issue where saving or publishing a project from Project Client does not save changes to custom fields.

  • We fixed an issue where an asterisk (*) used as a separator in filters caused errors and unexpected behavior; replaced by a pipe (|).

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

  • We fixed an issue where the application opens to a screen that is no longer available, making the project hidden.

  • We fixed an issue on systems with high DPI where nodes on a network diagram were viewed as overlapping or not to scale and did not print correctly.

Publisher

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that disabled collaboration mode for a document.

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

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

  • We fixed an issue where SVG files may be displayed as a broken link.

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

  • We fixed an issue where GIFs with zero frame delay would not animate when inserted into an email.

  • We fixed an issue where sections of text changed color to white after pasting a table from Excel and saving filtered HTML.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong font color was showing for comments inserted on Mac and in different themes on Windows.

  • We fixed an issue where Live Preview was using a lower zoom level than it was set to.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would sometimes stop responding when a repeating content control was added while Track Changes were turned on.

  • We fixed an issue where Word could not print visible optional hyphens (Alt+173) when used in equations.

Office Suite

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue with displaying line and fill properties in SVG files.

  • 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 that would prevent Record Slide Show from working when animation timings were involved.

  • We fixed an issue with sessions being disconnected from RDS session host.

Version 2203: March 30

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20160)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Power BI Dataset Request Access Improvements: This update will present users with a way to request access to Power BI datasets when attempting to refresh PivotTables in Excel that are connected to a dataset they do not currently have access.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

Outlook

  • 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 some toggle-type options to sync incorrectly when using Cloud Settings.

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

Publisher

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.

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

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

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue displaying customized views in Project.

Version 2203: March 21

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20094)


Resolved issues

Access

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

Excel

  • 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.

Version 2203: March 14

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20050)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Display Name and Trendline Name for a chart data series to be unable to be edited in the Chart Settings pane.

  • 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.

  • We fixed an issue where PowerBI would sometimes fail to refresh data from an Access database if there were links to SharePoint lists in the database.

  • This updated fixes 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 to correct how the counties of Spain were appearing in map charts.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing the user from being able to paste a copied cell into the text field in the Custom Filter dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where the text fields in the custom filter dialog would autocomplete when you start typing a value.

  • We fixed an issue where, when typing double-byte characters and there are two suggestions, one would be automatically inserted.

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

  • We fixed an issue to align how gradients fill on a series in a waterfall chart with how they fill on a series in a column chart.

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app would stop responding due to a missing writer thread.

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused the smart link dialog to fail to appear as expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see a one-off task appear unexpectedly after deleting an occurrence of a recurring task.

  • We fixed an issue where a scroll-down button was missing in the "From" account picker dropdown menu.

  • We fixed an issue where rules for outgoing mail sent to a specific person was not working properly in Cached Exchange Mode.

  • 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 where the default icon was displayed for attached messages when a custom icon was expected.

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

  • We fixed an issue where large images would not appear in a message unless it was viewed in Draft mode.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint would not show the company name under File > Info.

  • This change limits automatic deletion of old recovery files to those stored in the default recovery file location; this prevents unintended deletion of non-recovery files in user-configured recovery file paths.

  • We fixed an issue where certain text color operations were incorrectly disabled when a document was encrypted with rights management.

  • We fixed an issue that would cause Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to occasionally close unexpectedly when the user changed the sensitivity label for a document.

  • We fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label was not getting properly applied when creating a new document in PowerPoint.

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when using the Physical % Complete tracking method, calculated BCWP values greater than 10,000,000,000 on a task were not possible.

  • We fixed an issue where local formatting settings were being overwritten when a user saved a server-based project as an MPP file.

  • 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.

  • We fixed an issue where there was intermittent data loss when saving for various baseline fields.

  • We fixed an issue where the save operation to a network drive would become very slow when using the Save As PDF (*.pdf) file type.

  • We fixed an issue so that users should no longer experience problems when printing Progress Lines in the Gantt chart.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the app would intermittently stop responding when checking for updates.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing SVG images that contained external content to not show up in some cases.

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

  • We fixed an issue in Advanced Track Changes Options by author color.

  • We fixed an issue with Track Changes where revision marks were not working as expected.

  • We fixed an issue where large images would not appear in a message unless it was viewed in Draft mode.

  • We fixed an issue where invoking Repeat through the user interface, or VBA after hitting Enter, would insert the whole current paragraph in addition to the newly inserted paragraph.

  • We fixed an issue where a file could not be opened in the Microsoft 365 version but could be opened in earlier versions of Word.

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As dialog would appear unexpectedly while editing a document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused contact cards to fail to show.

  • We fixed an issue with the Outlook preview pane that was preventing SVG images from rendering properly.

  • We fixed an issue that reduced the number of SVG image saves that didn’t work.

  • We fixed an issue where the user could not open a file in Application Guard.

  • We fixed an issue affecting the Read Aloud option.

Version 2202: March 07

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20132)

Resolved issues

Access

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused newer versions of the Viva Insights add in to load less efficiently.

Outlook

  • 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.

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

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when inserting charts.

Version 2202: February 28

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20120)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Modern Comments for Consumer Customers: Our new modern comments features including new functionality, like resolved comments.

Office Suite

  • In-App Renewal: Offering users a way to stay in the app to renew their subscription.

  • In-App Purchase for Deprovisioned Users: Offering users the option to stay in the app to purchase Office.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • This update adjusts how gradients fill on a series in a waterfall chart aligns with gradient fills on series in a column chart.

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

  • The fix shows the company info in Info | Properties | Advanced Properties dialog for PowerPoint that is installed from C2R.

Project

  • Users should no longer experience issues when printing progress lines on the Gantt chart.

Office Suite

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

Version 2202: February 22

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20094)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Quickly find the info you're searching for: When you search for things like events, people, flights and so on they'll appear at the top of search results.

Version 2202: February 14

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20072)

Resolved issues

Word

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

Version 2202: February 07

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20010)

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixed an issue that may have caused an application to stop working with an error message such as "Cannot open any more databases" and may have prevented Access from shutting down properly.

  • We fixed an issue where some SQL Server drivers would show the error "String data, right truncation (#0)" when a user tried to add more than 8,000 bytes worth of data to a varchar(max) field.

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent multiple users from opening a database when using network paths that include DFS Namespaces, short file names, or mapped drives. Learn More

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

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking the Accessibility checker pane no longer switches focus to the Accessibility ribbon if the user has navigated away from the ribbon.

  • We fixed an issue where the formatting of filtered charts would change after being saved in Excel for the web.

  • We fixed an issue that would occur when there were hidden fields in a PivotTable.

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would not sync the complete folder hierarchy for mailboxes with a large number of folders (e.g., more than 10,000 folders).

  • We fixed an issue where, if a user changed the From field with no alterations made to the new compose, the label justification prompt was incorrectly shown.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking on multiple users' contact cards in the organization chart view caused the app to stop responding.

  • We fixed an issue where a delegate was unable to tell which manager's shared calendar they were in when opening the calendar from a meeting invite in the new REST-based calendar sharing model.

  • We fixed an issue where the Join button was not available when one instance of a meeting series was changed to a Teams meeting.

  • We fixed an issue where the user would lose data when deleting an "empty" folder that contained data on the server side; a warning will now appear in this scenario.

  • We fixed an issue where a hyperlinked URL didn't change automatically when there was a change in the shared OneDrive link using Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue where the list of folders in Outlook stopped responding to mouse clicks after a contact profile card was opened.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was merging contact information when the RunContactLinking regkey was set to 0.

  • We fixed an issue where a message using Digital Rights Management (DRM) could not be opened.

  • We fixed an issue with Outlook Search that caused incomplete results when using the OnPrem service search.

  • We fixed an issue (affecting 64-bit client machines only) where the app stopped responding when forwarding an RTF email.

  • We fixed an issue where the Appointment Quick View (AQV) was removed from the hidden window check to enable initial scrolling.

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

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

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

  • We fixed an issue affecting the scroll bar.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where auto filters did not work if the text information in an enterprise text type field contained a question mark ( ? ) or asterisk ( * ). The error received was, "The entry is not valid. The test value cannot be used with the field for the data you want to find or filter for." Autofilters now allow the inclusion of values with reserved characters.

  • We fixed an issue where users were getting into a state where saving would not work. This fix allows users to always be able to save their work.

  • We fixed an issue so that 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 the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where a sensitivity label applied via automatic or recommended labeling would not be saved until additional content edits were made to the file.

  • We fixed an issue by changing non-white background colors that exactly matched highlight colors to have the highlight property in Word Native.

  • We fixed an issue where on selecting a specific page using navigation pane, only the first part of the page was getting displayed in print layout mode.

  • We fixed an issue where a mail merge from an Outlook contact could generate an "Out of memory or system resources" error.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when selecting Go to Comment for the first comment in a document.

  • We fixed an issue where performance with large document was slower in Word 365 or Windows 10 than in Word 2013 or Windows 7.

  • We fixed an issue where Table of Contents page numbers changed to a single digit when the document was in Print Preview mode.

  • We fixed an issue that updated the case statements to correspond to the data size.

  • We fixed an issue where an error appeared on closing any document containing a list style with the "New documents based on this template" option enabled.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in existing WOPI protocol to support real-time coauthoring, where if a lock did not work in a refresh another lock would maintain functionality.

  • We fixed an issue that caused text to render incorrectly when using the small caps feature.

  • We fixed an issue where, after the user received access to the visual refresh, a one-time popup (upon initial opening of Office apps) was not enabled as expected per the Coming Soon feature's group policy setting.

  • We fixed an issue where some default applications disappeared after the monthly Office update.

Version 2201: February 04

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20186)

Feature updates

Excel

  • 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

Outlook

  • Send emails from your account alias or proxy email address: Outlook has traditionally supported receiving email at addresses other than your default address (known as a proxy address, or alias). Now you can send mail from those proxy accounts as well, by choosing the desired outgoing address.

Teams

  • Co-organizer Meeting Role: Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new "Co-organizer" role to people they invite. Co-organizers will have almost all of the capabilities of the organizer, including management of Meeting Options.

  • Hide your own video in Teams meeting: ​Currently, the user's video is displayed at the bottom right corner of the meeting screen. This feature allow users to hide their own video during a meeting. This will help reduce distractions during the call while still having your video available for other participants.

  • Compact View in Chat: Allow users to see more chats within a given space. Generally better use of space in chat.


Resolved issues

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.

Version 2201: January 24

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20158)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

Outlook

  • Read Aloud just got better: The new Read Aloud Toolbar features new, natural sounding voice options.

PowerPoint

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

Word

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

Resolved issues

Access

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

Outlook

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused the smart link URL to be unable to update when the user changed the permissions on the link in the message.

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Version 2201: January 18

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20122)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Want your workbook to take you places?: Understand the layout of your workbook, see what elements exist, and navigate around quickly using the Navigation pane. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Update Photo Link in Contact Card: Shows the Update Photo link in your own contact card

PowerPoint

  • 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

  • Record videos with narration: Make your next presentation more dynamic 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

Word

  • Get back to work faster when collaborating: When you get disconnected while collaborating with others, Word will automatically refresh your document with the latest changes.

Office Suite

  • Export: Bring all the components of the presentation together for easy sharing and viewing. Exported video includes all recorded timings, narrations, ink, and laser pointer gestures. Video also preserves animations, transitions, and media.

Version 2201: January 12

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20088)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2201: January 10

Version 2201 (Build 14827.20060)


Resolved issues

Access

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

  • We fixed an issue that could cause an application to stop responding when connecting to an Access or Jet database using multiple threads in rapid succession.

  • 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 where AutoSave could be temporarily disabled after applying a sensitivity label to protect the document.

  • We fixed an issue where you would be unable to select a value from a data validation dropdown list in a cell if that list contained blank values.

  • We fixed an issue where shapes and form controls could not call VBA macros.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was unable to export workbooks to XPS if the user did not have export permission.

  • We fixed a performance issue when using automation-based tools, including slicers and accessibility tools.

  • We fixed an issue where, in a multi-monitor setup, some data in dialog boxes was being hidden from the user when selecting cells.

  • We fixed an issue where, when you had a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet object embedded inside another application (such as a Word document), using the Convert feature to convert it to a Microsoft Excel Worksheet (Office OpenXML) object didn't complete the conversion until you opened the embedded object and made a change to it. The object is completely converted when using the Convert feature now.

  • We fixed an issue where the search results would get lost in the pivot table field list taskpane.

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

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where a normal lasso selection on tablet emulators would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We implemented a design change request to prevent the Automatic Replies banner from appearing.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was merging contact information when the RunContactLinking regkey was set to 0.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to add a shared calendar from their contacts with "Shared Calendar Improvements" enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the sender of a mail was not being included when replying all, when the From address was different from the Reply To address.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when opening a message via a reminder, when the user's download preference was set to Download Headers.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would stop responding when navigating to a shared calendar.

PowerPoint

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused an error when inserting Vimeo videos into a presentation.

  • We fixed an issue where Reset Slide did not respect specific picture fill properties in some cases.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the Outline Grouping filtering was not working.

  • We fixed an issue that would cause the app to stop responding and resulted in data loss.

  • We fixed an issue where upgrading projects migrated from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2016/2019 stops working on save.

  • We fixed an issue where time-phased data did not appear for Material Resources when the assigned task's duration was set to zero after the task was completed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where there was a potential for data loss without error when a user carried out a Save As action to a location using a server path in a CICO library synced by the OneDrive client.

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

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when the user clicked on or used shortcut keys to turn the Read Aloud feature on and off repeatedly.

  • We fixed an issue where contact cards were not working in Office.

  • We fixed an issue where comments were missing in Sidetrack but visible in the pane.

  • We fixed an issue where zoom on live preview dismissed the contextual card.

  • We fixed an issue where values in a table sometimes didn't refresh when entering new data.

  • We fixed an issue where when Mirror margins are selected, the horizontal ruler does not match the page margins.

Office Suite

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

  • We fixed an issue where the user was unable to open files from the Shared with Me section on the app home page.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labeling audit data was no longer generated if the EnableAudit setting was turned off.

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when Read Aloud was started and stopped in quick succession.

Version 2112: January 03

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20194)

Resolved issues

Access

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

Version 2112: December 27

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20178)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2112: December 16

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20170)

Resolved issues

Access

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused an application using the OLEDB API with the ACE.OLEDB.12.0 or ACE.OLEDB.16.0 provider to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

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

Office Suite

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

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

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

Version 2112: December 13

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20108)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We 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 some Perpetual 2016 and 2019 users were affected by removal of undo/redo commands in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and misaligned QAT icons.

  • We fixed an issue so that the default control is the text field, and users can start typing as soon as the dialog opens.

  • We fixed an issue where opening an XLSM file in the SpreadsheetCompare tool could cause the tool to stop responding.

  • We fixed an issue where refreshing the data for Pivot Tables stopped working when filtered values no longer existed in the data. A subsequent query statement generated without the invalid filtered values to retry the refresh request is now reenabled.

  • We fixed an issue that was caused by Mica on Windows 11 being turned on when Wincomp is off.

  • We fixed an issue where the text in the PivotTable Fields pane was hard to see if Excel was running with the Office Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where interacting with form controls could cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

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

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

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

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

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where received emails that users sent to themselves (the same email address) rendered a blank message body.

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

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

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 with a different name.

  • We fixed an issue where the progress line would be displayed in the wrong position.

  • We fixed an issue where the application would close unexpectedly when loading a customized report.

  • We fixed an issue where progress lines aren't being drawn correctly when a summary task is at 0% complete.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where pasting text in a comment would unnecessarily add a new line.

  • 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.

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor does not appear in the reply box when inserting a new comment if any pane is open on the right side of the document.

  • We fixed an issue where the alignment of a previous comment changed from right to left when posting a new comment with right alignment.

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor disappears from a comment while scrolling in a multi-page document.

  • We fixed an issue where a GUID was displayed rather than an author's name during collaboration.

  • We fixed an issue where the application sometimes stopped responding when refreshing the table of contents.

  • We fixed an issue where the Undo command wasn't working after changing the color of bullets in a document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly upon opening a file.

  • We fixed an issue where an Upload Blocked warning window appeared when a new file with an Encrypted Label was saved and re-opened in an environment where OneDrive Sync had been configured.

  • 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.

  • We fixed an issue where a reboot was triggered to complete the removal of existing installations.

  • We fixed an issue where explanations for TrialNotificationBarDismissed, DateHigh, and DateLow DWORDS were removed.

  • We fixed an issue where Read Aloud would close unexpectedly when it was started and stopped in rapid succession.

Version 2111: December 10

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20248)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

Outlook

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

Office Suite

  • This fixes two things:
  1. There was a bug 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 2111: December 07

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20230)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2111: December 03

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20226)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2111: December 01

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20210)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • 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 certain formula results aren't updated after their inputs have changed.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when loading personas 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 closed unexpectedly when loading customized reports.

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.

Version 2111: November 29

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20170)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Teams

  • Microsoft Teams: Managed mode for webinars: Organizer and presenters in webinars can easily setup, manage, and control views for their audience, keeping the focus on the presenters and content, and minimizing distractions. By enabling managed mode in meeting settings, you are able to setup your content and presenters in advance of going live, control who and what content is seen by attendees at all times, and switch between multiple presenters and participants.

Version 2111: November 22

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20166)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • 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.

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

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

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.

Word

  • 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.

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

Version 2111: November 15

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20100)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2111: November 10

Version 2111 (Build 14701.20060)

Resolved issues

Access

  • 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.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the word "Column" disappeared from the Cell Format ribbon dropdown menu on mouse over.

  • We fixed an issue where localized characters were rendering too small in a worksheet tab (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming Soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue related to a workbook with many custom views with Freeze Panes that was causing Excel to stop responding immediately after launch.

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

  • 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 apply name for defined name wasn't working for dynamic array.

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

  • We fixed an issue where the text in an Excel cell cannot be seen in live preview under certain conditions.

  • We fixed an issue where importing a query, then selecting a range in the new worksheet and loading from that range, would cause the query editor to open with the wrong table name.

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

  • We fixed an issue where the user was seeing the Music data type button but the artists were not converting.

  • We fixed an issue causing rendering errors when teleporting great distances in the grid (such as when using Ctrl + arrow key).

  • We fixed a visual glitch when clicking and dragging to select a range of cells.

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

  • We fixed an issue where switching sheets may cause the sheet tabs to not display properly.

  • We fixed an issue where hitting the hot key "e" for Filter would conflict with Search on the context menu.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the calendar experienced problems when doing a full sync.

  • 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 a sync failure that was occurring when generating a preview.

  • 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 where the app would stop responding when conducting a search.

  • We fixed an issue where the Like button did not appear for Group emails if the user opens an inbox email and closes it before going to Groups.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would display fewer contact lists/contact groups in suggestions than expected.

  • We fixed an issue where an invite would go out to attendees but would not be saved to the Organizer's calendar.

  • We fixed an issue where an "Encrypt-Only" sensitivity label would not process for all UI languages except EN.

  • We fixed an issue where default sensitivity labels were not getting applied on encrypted emails.

  • We fixed an issue where saving Outlook messages to a SharePoint document library would generate an error, due to an Internet connectivity test.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong end date for an all-day event was appearing in Calendar view.

  • We fixed an LDAP Address Book search error generated when there were two LDAP Address Books from different domains.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook stopped responding due to a sync failure.

  • 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.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to reordering bulleted list items using drag and drop.

  • We fixed an issue where a printout would be cut off (data loss) when the user changed a document in portrait orientation from a bigger paper size to a smaller paper size.

  • We fixed an issue where copying an embedded object caused the embedded object to save, as well as, re-saving the containing document (which created a new version if AutoSave was enabled).

  • We fixed an issue where a Save As operation with AutoSave off saved the changes to the original cloud file rather than creating a new version.

  • We fixed an issue so the app will no longer prompt for a password to modify it if the user explicitly opens the file in read-only mode.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where paste links weren't updating as information in the project changed.

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

  • 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.

Visio

  • The issue of focus moving to another place in the canvas has been fixed in the latest build. You can now use the paste shortcut for text without facing document shifting. The fix will be available in the latest builds

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the application would stop responding when the user selected File > Save As.

  • We fixed an issue where writing a comment that mixes language directions (like English and Hebrew) resulted in the word order appearing incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly when the user clicked on comment text while dictating a reply to that comment.

  • We fixed an issue with large URLs where a link could not be opened if its length exceeded a specific character limit.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would stop responding when "at mentioning" (@mention) someone in a comment.

  • We fixed an issue where a mail-merge formatted document couldn't be saved in .doc format.

  • We fixed an issue of a persisting zoom level when relaunching and opening documents saved at different zoom levels.

  • We fixed an issue where the Read Aloud playback sometimes jumps to a random location in the document.

  • We fixed an issue related to page width when closing the comments pane with page width zoom selected.

  • We fixed an issue where anchor highlights aren't removed from a modern comment when the cursor moves off of it.

  • We fixed an issue that caused auto-scroll mode to not function.

  • We fixed an issue where some tables spanning multiple pages would bounce up and down (due to redrawing) in a no-margin page view.

  • We fixed an issue where Word goes unresponsive when selecting and right-clicking a content control locked against deletion.

  • We fixed an issue with co-authoring mode where a revision might not be saved.

  • We fixed an issue where a graphic could be missing in certain documents.

  • We fixed an issue where certain font styles were not being mapped appropriately when pasting text as "Keep text only."

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a "wdlor" + GUID query parameter could get added to the end of a link.

  • We fixed an issue where an update would stop responding. The update would open Software Center as expected; it would start the "download and apply" phase, but then would stop responding and an error would appear: 0x87d00668 ("Software update still detected as actionable after apply").

  • We fixed an issue affecting the MSI Office 2007 catalyst detection logic, which was causing Visio and Project to be unintentionally removed.

  • We fixed an issue so that Eyedropper functionality is enabled in documents opened with limited permissions.

  • We fixed an issue where corrupted SVGs in Office documents fail to render, showing a red X, by substituting an uncorrupted bitmap version of the image.

  • We fixed an issue in which animated GIFs cropped to a non-rectangular shape would not animate in PowerPoint’s Slide Show presentation mode.

  • We added an option to the Record Slide Show dialog to remove the prompt to Export to Video on closing.

  • We fixed an issue where default sensitivity labels were not getting applied on encrypted emails.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was unable to open a workbook saved from a workbook opened with Application Guard.

Version 2110: November 05

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20268)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Excel 4.0 (XLM) Macros disabled by default: Excel 4.0 macros (XLM) will be disabled by default for users who do not have a group policy configuration in place or who have not yet configured XLM macro settings in the Excel Trust Center.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • 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.

Outlook

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

Project

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

Version 2110: November 03

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20254)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Scale Teams Live Events to 100k attendees: 100k Teams Live Events are now supported when you engage the Microsoft LEAP team for assistance producing & delivering your event.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • 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.

PowerPoint

  • We have 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).

Version 2110: October 28

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20234)

Feature updates

Teams

  • New Search results page experience: A new search results page experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. The page will show top results from each domain, bookmark and acronym answers, decluttered search result snippets, preview message results for more context, more discoverable filters, and previews for files with better relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services.

  • Queue view for Virtual visits scheduled in Bookings app: Real-time updates to the meeting state in a queue view for Virtual visits scheduled in the Bookings app.

  • Teams EHR connector - Cerner Integration: Integration of Microsoft Teams and Cerner for Virtual visits.


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where there was a potential for the app to stop responding when drawing an image.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where there was a potential for the app to stop responding when drawing an image.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

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

Word

  • Fixed an issue where there was a potential for the app to stop responding when drawing an image.

Version 2110: October 25

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20226)

Feature updates

Teams

  • New Search results page experience: A new search results page experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A new All page to show top results from each domain, Bookmark and Acronym Answers, decluttered search result snippets, preview message results for more context, more discoverable filters, previews for files - with better relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services.

  • Queue view for Virtual visits scheduled in Bookings app: Real time updates to meeting state in a Queue view for Virtual visits scheduled in Bookings app.

  • Teams EHR connector - Cerner Integration: Integration of Microsoft Teams and Cerner for virtual visits.


Resolved issues

Excel

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

Version 2110: October 22

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20216)

Feature updates

Teams

  • New Search results page experience: A new search results page experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A new All page to show top results from each domain, Bookmark and Acronym Answers, decluttered search result snippets, preview message results for more context, more discoverable filters, previews for files - with better relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services.

  • Teams EHR connector - Cerner Integration: Integration of Microsoft Teams and Cerner for virtual visits


Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2110: October 18

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20178)

Feature updates

Teams

  • New Search results page experience: A new search results page experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A new All page to show top results from each domain, Bookmark and Acronym Answers, decluttered search result snippets, preview message results for more context, more discoverable filters, previews for files - with better relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services.

Resolved issues

Office Suite

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

Version 2110: October 11

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20128)


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • 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 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.

Version 2110: October 05

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20072)


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel's enclosed numeric characters show as question marks.

  • We fixed an issue where users reported it was difficult to tell the selected tabs from the non-selected tabs in the Office light themes (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue where the row and column header colors on partial selection were not discernible from the fishbowl color in Dark Gray theme (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming Soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue in the Excel macro language in which the alert dialog box did not show in the proper type.

  • We fixed an issue that caused an insufficient memory warning to appear when copying and pasting content.

  • We fixed an issue with number formats used in Data Type property values for non-English regional system settings.

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

  • We fixed an issue where, in some cases, the top rows could appear duplicated in worksheets with Freeze Panes enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the BizUD Gothic Japanese font was rendering differently between Office applications.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused drafts of HTML emails that were saved to the hard disk to be changed to Plain Text format.

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a unexpected close when searching for people.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a unexpected close when searching for people.

  • We fixed an issue where messages created via Send To do not get default sensitivity labels.

  • We fixed an issue where double-clicking to save an untrusted attachment would fail to save to network locations.

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

  • We fixed an issue where messages created via Send To do not get default sensitivity labels.

  • We fixed an issue where a delegate cannot see organizer details in Scheduling Assistant.

  • We fixed an issue where the sensitivity tab was disabled in the frame-control window for some users.

  • We fixed an issue where search did not include items from an online archive mailbox.

  • 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 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 had failed to get added.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the sub-menu opened in the wrong place in a slideshow.

  • We fixed an issue where ink would not be displayed when a PowerPoint slide was pasted in another program.

  • We fixed an issue where attempting to turn on AutoSave for files with unsupported extensions saved to OneDrive or SharePoint would show the Share dialog.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, if the decimal separator isn't a period, enterprise resources can't be saved when an enterprise number custom field is updated.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Visual Basic Applications (VBA) OrganizerMoveItem method that is used to move custom field information from one project to another to not work properly when the Name parameter is omitted.

  • When the Predecessors field is changed, the BeforeTaskChange event fires twice; the second event also includes incorrect information.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Save indicator to stop responding.

  • We fixed an issue where changes failed to sync and progress was lost in both the synced file and the locally backed up file.

  • We fixed an issue where Word would become slow to respond while using a high CPU percentage.

  • We fixed an issue where AutoCorrect was not working in Modern Comments.

  • We fixed an issue where the document was appearing and disappearing in a flicker motion.

  • We fixed an issue where emails forwarded with long image URLs wouldn't display.

  • We fixed an issue where the BizUD Gothic Japanese font was rendering differently between Office applications.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a user can't open an .xls/.ppt/.doc file in a folder that was synced from a SharePoint folder with read permission.

  • We fixed an issue in Excel where the error ERROR_DISK_FULL would appear before maintenance would begin.

  • We fixed an issue where the ampersand character was incorrectly shown as an underline in the data types card.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel now has more control about the input events and users can explicitly decide when they want to start a PTP gesture.

  • We fixed an issue that negatively impacted the typing speed in an email or document when an animated GIF was playing.

Version 2109: September 27

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20234)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

  • 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 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 had failed to get added.

Version 2109: September 24

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20220)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Teams

  • Graph API for get templates: Get templates Graph API will provide a list of team templates available in the organization. The template list includes out of the box templates provided by Microsoft and custom line of business templates created by the tenant.

Version 2109: September 13

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20148)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2109: September 09

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20088)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an error that was causing tables dropped into the query design or system relationship window to appear in a different location than where they were dropped.

  • We fixed an issue where, after an error is encountered when pasting records into a subform, data added to the subform is discarded when the form is closed.

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

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

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

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with the Insert Cells dialog in which double-clicking on one of the options was not applying the selected option and dismissing the dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the trend line on charts with logarithmic data to not be smooth.

  • We fixed an issue where scrolling using a mouse wheel or touch pad wasn't working if the last row or column in the sheet was hidden.

  • We fixed a unexpected close that could happen while saving a file with certain custom number formats.

  • We fixed an issue in which some character sets were not displaying correctly in sheet tabs.

  • We fixed a problem where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work with certain Automation Security settings.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was clearing out the value for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\Company in non-MSI installs of Office.

  • We fixed an issue with switching separators after a Selection.Parent.Copy call.

  • We fixed an issue where the Find/Replace dialog only saved history for Find and not Replace (the dialog was not saving the history of what was replaced when Replace occurred).

  • We fixed a rendering issue in worksheets with Freeze Panes enabled for certain scrolling scenarios.

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

  • This version fixes an issue when the app closes unexpected. This happens during Save for some documents in tenants which have opted into protected coauthoring if the local file cache has tenant Id datum formatted incorrectly.

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding with large number of groups.

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download protected voice mail files.

  • 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 was allowing users to be able to download protected attachments.

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding while composing an email using Outlook.

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

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

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

  • We fixed an error caused when forwarding large or long-running recurring meetings as ICAL.

  • We fixed an issue where Mail subject prepopulated with unexpected characters when created from mail link in contact card.

  • We fixed an issue that caused reminders to intermittently display late and show the wrong time in the dialog.

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

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

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

PowerPoint

  • This version fixes an issue when the app closes unexpected. This happens during Save for some documents in tenants which have opted into protected coauthoring if the local file cache has tenant Id datum formatted incorrectly.

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

  • Fixed an issue to re-enable "Reset Picture and Size" for pictures inside SmartArt and AutoShape objects.

  • We fixed an issue where the slide size can change during print preview.

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

Project

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

Publisher

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

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

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where Export to PowerPoint from Visio will now have Visio images true to the source, without any distortion or issues in rendering.

Word

  • This version fixes an issue when the app closes unexpected. This happens during Save for some documents in tenants which have opted into protected coauthoring if the local file cache has tenant Id datum formatted incorrectly.

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

  • We fixed an issue with saving and opening documents with bookmarks.

  • We fixed an issue where enabling auto-save could cause recent edits to temporarily disappear.

  • We fixed an issue where, during the uploading of a file, the application stopped responding and the document was not syncing.

  • We fixed an issue with the comments where icons, stickers, and illustrations were not visible if they were pasted along with the text in a comment.

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

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

  • We fixed an issue related to exporting a chart as an EMF, so the EMF has editable labels when inserted as a picture in Office.

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

  • This version fixes an issue when the app closes unexpected. This happens during Save for some documents in tenants which have opted into protected coauthoring if the local file cache has tenant Id datum formatted incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue related to the app stops responding when calling DCompositionCreateDevice.

  • We fixed an issue where the app was not showing the page numbers accurately for the Chapters/Documents in the inserted Table of Contents using RD field codes.

  • Fixed a save error that could occur when co-authoring a document.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Word was failing to render the base-64 encoded, embedded GIFs in the email body.

  • We fixed an issue where the Repeat as Header Row feature in a table was disabled in some cases.

  • We fixed an issue which typing Hiragana with the Japanese IME with the At Mention people picker opened caused the IME to stop working.

  • Fixed an issue where applying Styles from the Home tab does not work.

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

  • We fixed an issue with the Document.Save command.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue related to the following scenario: when using Create Video to export a video from a presentation at the default OneDrive location, an error message would appear saying that the location is not available.

  • We improved behavior during file save to a location requiring user access approval. The Grant Access screen should now appear to allow user access approval.

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

  • We fixed a performance issue related to inserting or editing rows on some versions of Windows.

  • We fixed an issue where pictures copied from Word did not preserve the Lock Aspect Ratio setting when pasted into drawing canvases in other Office applications.

  • Fixed an issue recognizing and inserting SVG files from various URLs.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where Read Aloud neural voice regression stopped responding.

Version 2108: September 07

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20348)

Resolved issues

Access

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

OneNote

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

Outlook

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

  • 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.

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

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

Word

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

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

Version 2108: August 30

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20282)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2108: August 24

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20238)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Teams

  • Team Templates: Refresh to Team Templates content with additional apps and channels in the Microsoft-provided predefined team structure.

Resolved issues

Teams

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

Version 2108: August 20

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20222)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Music on Hold for Consult/Transfer: Music on Hold for Consult/Transfer scenarios ensures that users placed on hold will hear music while consultation and transfer occurs, ensuring that the caller knows that the call is still active.

Resolved issues

Access

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

Excel

  • Fixed a problem where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work with certain Automation Security settings.

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

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download protected attachments.

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

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

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

  • 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 increased network activity shortly after Outlook boot with profiles that have multiple accounts.

Word

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

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

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

Version 2108: August 16

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20136)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Dual-tone multi-frequency for Citrix: DTMF for Teams on VDI for Citrix customers.Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams is now available for users on Citrix VDI. Previously, when a Citrix VDI user calls into the meeting using the dial-in n​umber, the call is connected, but you are not admitted to the meeting because DTMF tone is not sent. Now, when the same user enters the conference ID, DTMF will recognize the ID being entered and admit user to the meeting.

  • Error screen during chat failure: User will see the chat error screen incase of failure to render chat during meeting.

Outlook

  • Browse Groups OPX: OPX experience for Browse Groups to support engineering agility.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding while composing an email using Outlook.

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

Office Suite

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

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

Version 2108: August 06

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20074)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Word

  • Proofing is now available for selected text within the Document: With this change we can now review spelling, grammar and other intelligent writing suggestions for just the selected text. Additionally we can also review suggestions for the whole document.
    See details in blog post

Version 2108: August 04

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20046)

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.

Office Suite

  • Use WebP images in Word, Excel and PowerPoint: Office now supports more of your images with the introduction of WebP support.

Resolved issues

Access

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a PowerPoint-linked file became unavailable when the source .xlsx file is already running in the background and both files are opened from the ODB local synced folder.

  • The "File" tab text was getting cut off in some languages.

  • We fixed an issue where small data markers disappeared when the spreadsheet zoomed out.

  • We fixed an issue where localized function names will now be recognized when opening CSV files.

  • We fixed an issue where a different workbook was opened when a workbook had to be closed and re-opened because it was modified and checked in by a different user.

  • We fixed an issue occurring when saving as XML data (.xml) from workbooks containing an XML map.

  • We fixed an issue where scrolling with touch or a touchpad would revert back to the start of the spreadsheet.

  • We fixed an issue for protected files with no label metadata; the label is determined by the protection. Mandatory labeling now uses label metadata and label policy.

  • We fixed a stability issue related to animation of the text cursor.

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

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to open or preview emails.

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

  • 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 emails re-sent by a different user to appear to have been sent by the original sender, in organizations where SendFromAliasEnabled is set to True.

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

  • We fixed an issue where some notifications in Outlook desktop were not actionable when Office was installed on Win Server 2016.

  • 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 delegates trying to view forwarded meeting requests in their sent items folder to see the manager's copy of the meeting rather than the delegate's sent item.

  • We made a change to allow administrators to disable Always On Logging on a per-process basis via group policy.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download protected voice mail files.

  • 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.

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where an exception caused an unexpected close of the application.

  • We fixed an issue to re-enable cropping for pictures inside SmartArt objects.

  • We fixed an issue where, in certain situations, a user was unable to use Paste Special to paste chart content from Excel to PowerPoint.

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

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

Project

  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't create a visual report if the project had cross-project links and fixed cost.

  • We fixed an issue where, when you applied a view or table, not all of the columns that were supposed to show up actually showed up.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the application unexpectedly closed when inserting a link in a comment.

  • We fixed an issue related to print size being too small in Word Mobile.

  • We fixed an issue in which the Next/Previous page buttons were truncated in Read mode.

  • We fixed an issue where proofing settings didn't persist.

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor may not be visible after a page break.

  • We fixed an issue where bullets could disappear from text during co-authoring.

  • We fixed an issue where a file added to a SharePoint document library would inherit the setting "ShowDocument Information Panel" immediately after opening, and it would remain if the file was removed from SharePoint.

  • We fixed an issue where Word became unresponsive when updating the Table of Contents field via VBA when Track Changes was on.

  • We fixed an issue that caused inserting a GIF to show a security notice.

  • We fixed an issue related to saving files.

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

  • We fixed an issue where a folder name not ending with "/" was being incorrectly interpreted by the URL parser.

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

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Fire coauthoring state changed when transitioning to None.

  • We fixed an issue where text was truncated in some languages due to increased text size.

  • The underline that denotes the active ribbon tab was showing up in the wrong place when switching from mail view to calendar view in Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where added DropShadow properties on the search box caused the TitleBar to be too tall, creating layout bugs.

  • We fixed an issue with incorrect text wrapping in task panes for high-DPI displays.

Version 2107: August 02

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20222)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Version 2107: July 22

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20186)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Add Flipgrid videos to your presentation: PowerPoint now supports Flipgrid videos along with other video types. Learn more

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

  • 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 performing searches.

Version 2107: July 16

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20154)

Feature updates

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

  • Link to Create Outlook.com Account: When adding an account to Outlook, a link to create a new outlook.com account appears in the window.

  • 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.


Resolved issues

Excel

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

Word

  • Fixed an issue maintaining "Current List" of Citations on Password Protected DOCX files.

Version 2107: July 08

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20070)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • REST Forward Meeting Request: Allows users to forward a previously declined meeting for REST shared calendars.

Resolved issues

Word

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

Version 2107: July 06

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20044)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.

  • Government Customers: Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

PowerPoint

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.

  • Government Customers: Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Word

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.

  • Government Customers: Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.


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

  • We fixed an issue where an exception occurred from a CFR execute.

  • We fixed an issue where chart axis values could not be changed if both the thousand and decimal separators use the same symbol.

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

  • We fixed an issue where a saved workbook would appear at the top of the Recent list when saving to an SPO document library.

  • We fixed an issue where a blank duplicate window will be opened when legacy add-ins are enabled.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where copying a link to a paragraph did not always redirect to the correct page.

Outlook

  • 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 relating to "failed to load" response status. The default response flag was set to "None." We didn't show any strings in the UI when hovering over a calendar where we didn't have edit permissions.

  • We fixed an issue where default text increase includes text scaling, so another call of LayoutChanged does not need to be used.

  • We fixed an issue where mailtips were not showing for one-off addresses.

  • We added a registry key to allow for the Voicemail form to be displayed in the UI in Outlook Desktop, due to the retirement of Unified messaging in Exchange Online (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/retiring-unified-messaging-in-exchange-online/ba-p/608991). For users, enterprises, and organizations that want the Voicemail form to appear, the following registry key needs to be set: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins] "AllowVoicemailForm"=dword:00000001

  • We fixed an issue that caused users with a large number of Groups to experience unresponsiveness when launching Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to SmartArt nodes having Change Shape disabled.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where engagements created in the Project Web App might not load properly in the Project desktop client if the resource name had special characters, such as a semicolon.

  • We fixed an issue where, when the project option “Project should calculate costs” is disabled, then the time-phased cost values might not have been correctly baselined for cost-type resources.

  • We fixed an issue where project-level enterprise custom fields with lookup tables were not showing a value in the Project desktop client.

  • We fixed an issue where saving a local project to Project Web App could change a previously saved baseline.

Visio

  • This hyperlink navigation issue has now been fixed in the latest build. Users can continue to access hyperlinks seamlessly to navigate to the desired linked file located in their OneDrive for business, using CTRL + click on the shape with the hyperlink.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where enabling auto-save could cause recent edits to temporarily disappear.

  • We fixed an issue which improves integration with the new commenting pane in Word and JAWS, a popular screen-reading software.

  • We fixed an issue relating to using a different CommentId than lTagNil for cleared selection and highlight.

  • We fixed an issue where comments became read-only during collaboration.

  • We fixed an issue with scrolling in the comments pane.

  • We fixed an issue where the unload queue would become unresponsive.

  • We fixed an issue where header/footer text was not clearly visible in print preview when the Office theme was set to black.

  • We fixed an issue in which squares appeared when using the Microsoft Word Manuscript Paper Add-in.

  • We fixed an issue in which some pages in print preview were blank.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks, including digits, would be broken when composing a message in Outlook in a right-to-left language.

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

  • We 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.

Version 2106: June 29

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20278)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2106: June 25

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20250)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • 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 users of the Shared Calendar Improvements option who have many shared calendars to experience some performance issues.

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.

Word

  • Fixed an issue to persist citations on a password protected docx file.

Version 2106: June 21

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20194)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

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.

  • Last Sign In / Suspicious Sign In: Outlook now tells you when and where you last signed into your account, and alerts you if any suspicious sign-in activity is detected

Version 2106: June 14

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20162)

Feature updates

Word

  • Search with your voice: Tap or click the microphone in the search bar to use your voice in Word to find commands, content, and more.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Version 2106: June 07

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20012)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We removed "RichValue" from Range.valueTypes. Linked Data Types will now return "Error" to match the value of "#VALUE!" returned by Range.values.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the Name Manager from opening books with a large number of hidden names.

  • We fixed an issue that impacted the performance of VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH when filling a large amount of data.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Dynamic Arrays to not update cell values when referenced by RealTimeData functions.

  • Fixed an issue where IME's OverType mode was not typing over characters, it left them at the end of the string.

  • We fixed an issue related to two-finger scrolling when using freeze panes.

  • We fixed an issue related to out of memory issues when printing on large-format printers.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see actionable messages either constantly refreshing or reverting back to headers after download when running in Download Headers Only mode.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to move items across folders in "non-business" licensed Outlook versions.

  • 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 users to experience a unexpected close when loading person cards.

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

  • 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 caused users to see copies of all of their sent items appearing in their Outbox folder.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of custom domains to see a warning message about permissions when pasting a link into an email message.

  • 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 an expected close when using read aloud with other versions of Windows.

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

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue that prevented copying from the speaker notes pane while in Read Only mode.

  • We fixed an issue to ensure that a file saved using the Retry Save button on the bus bar is added to the Recent List.

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

Project

  • We fixed an issue where assignments on manually scheduled tasks could be moved to an incorrect date.

  • We fixed an issue where the resource pool was unresponsive and couldn't be opened.

  • We fixed an issue where an error was generated if you created a custom field formula that used the ProjectDate*/ProjectDur* functions with specific date or time parameters.

Word

  • Fixes an issue where a comment is temporarily blank after posting.

  • We fixed an issue where a Save As error message was displayed even after a user chose to discard changes.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented images from being posted in modern comments.

  • We fixed an issue where pressing key combinations such as ctrl + shift + @ would not produce the expected accented character( in this case, 'å').

  • We fixed an issue related to image compression.

  • We fixed an issue where the Reviewing pane could scroll or appear to scroll but didn't align with selected comment.

  • We fixed an issue where some comments were not saved when exporting a document to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the editing of a new comment in an unprotected area of a document when Restricted Editing is applied.

  • We fixed an issue related to unneeded scrolling animation.

  • Fixed an issue where the comments pane closed unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where comments aren't highlighted when selected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the selection in the document to not be cleared when clicking outside a newly created comment.

  • We fixed an issue where copying a mail attachment to an application other than Word would fail if the filename included DBCS characters.

  • We fixed an issue that caused an expected close when using read aloud with other versions of Windows.

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

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a mismatch between the Editor pane theme and the system theme.

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

  • Fixed an issue where similarity squiggles do not dissapear when switching to Spelling category in the Editor.

  • We fixed an issue where Word sometimes displayed a border around text that should not have been there.

  • We fixed an issue where character spacing increases for specific fonts when rotating them 90 degrees.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong field is getting updated when running a macro if editing restrictions are applied.

  • We fixed an issue where comment replies were sometimes lost when coauthoring with multiple users.

  • We fixed a performance issue related to working with large documents.

  • We fixed an issue where some Word files don't open because of corrupt bookmarks.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the CLP feature previously caused unprompted saves to the SyncBacked file (File synced by OneDrive).

  • We fixed an issue where the user was unable to edit files stored in OnPrem servers.

  • Fixed a performance regression on opening SyncBacked files.

  • We fixed an issue where OneDrive would display a merge error message when there was indeed no merge conflict.

  • We fixed an issue where signing in with a different account could result in a shutdown.

  • We fixed an issue related to z-order of SVG objects when converted to shapes.

Version 2105: June 04

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20264)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Data type detection settings: Configure the data type detection behavior when importing data from unstructured sources with Power Query in Excel

Word

  • Writing Styles: Writing Styles curates critiques based on users' selected formality level

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Version 2105: June 01

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20254)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Last Sign In / Suspicious Sign In: Outlook now tells you when and where you last signed into your account, and alerts you if any suspicious sign-in activity is detected

  • Turn on shared calendar improvements: For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. Turn on the preview for faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars.
    See details in blog post

  • Accessibility Checker nudge when sending emails to large DL, external users: We added the functionally to get prompted automatically, through a mailtip, of an accessibility violation while composing an email to large audiences, external users, etc. These settings live in the Ease of Access
    See details in blog post

Visio

  • AWS stencils and shapes: We now have stencils with the latest AWS shapes to help you create diagrams. Learn more

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2105: May 23

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20246)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Announcing attendance data dashboard views: No longer do you need to manually download reports, Teams now allows you to view all aggregated data in a one click dashboard view

  • Security, compliance, and data protection capabilities for apps: For Microsoft 365 Certified Teams apps, admins can view security, compliance, and data protection capabilities in a new tab on the app's detail page in the Teams Admin Center. This transparency gives Microsoft customers trust in the applications that run their organizations.


Resolved issues

Outlook

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience unexpectedly closed when loading person cards.

  • 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

Project

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

Version 2105: May 19

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20202)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Teams Webinars integrate with Dynamics 365 Marketing to enable lead nurturing: With this feature, webinar organizers can drive post event engagement with registrants by leveraging D365 Marketing. The attendee engagement data syncs with D365 Marketing org and enabled automated user journeys

  • Intelligent speakers: Intelligent speakers are intelligent peripherals for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows. They will bring speaker attributed transcription for participants in the meeting room, enabling attendees to spend less time note-taking and easily follow along who said what in the room.

  • Enable Teams users to purchase Teams apps through Teams client: Teams users have now the ability to purchase Teams app subscriptions from the Teams store.

  • Create Teams with Team Templates: With Templates in Teams, users can choose from a variety of customizable templates when creating a new team, helping them get started quickly. IT Admins can also create custom templates for their organization, allowing them to standardize team structures, preinstall relevant apps, and scale best practices. IT Admins can choose which team templates to show to end users in Teams Admin Center, and also preconfigure website tabs by adding URLs to a website tab in a team template.

  • Use laser pointer and ink annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams: We are introducing virtual laser pointer and annotations so presenters can effectively share content and engage their audience by drawing attention to certain sections of the PowerPoint deck. Just as you would use a physical laser point in a room, PowerPoint Live allows you to effectively point at different places so the audience can easily follow along what’s on the slide.

  • Power Automate flow recommendations with 1P Team Templates: Surface Power Automate flow templates for teams created from 1P team templates


Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2105: May 12

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20164)

Feature updates

Teams

  • User preference setting to open files by default in Desktop (or) Browser (or) Teams: Users can set their default preference as Browser, Desktop or Teams when opening Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) files that are shared in Teams.Desktop setting can be selected if latest Office clients are installed and activated

  • Reporter and Side-by-Side Mode in Teams meetings: You can now appear next to your content for a more engaging presentation and consumption experience

  • Teams webinar capabilities general availability: Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities support registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendee reporting, plus interactive features like polls, chat and reactions.


Resolved issues

Word

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

Version 2105: May 07

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20138)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Introducing layouts to Teams meetings: Now you can appear overlaid ontop of content for a more immersive presentation and consumption experience

  • Disable Camera for Specific Attendees: Meeting Organizers and Presenters can disable the cameras of specific Attendees in a Teams Meeting to make sure they don't share video in the meeting.

  • Disable Camera for All Attendees: Meeting Organizers and Presenters can disable the cameras of all Attendees in a Teams Meeting to make sure they don't share video in the meeting.

  • Anonymous users can present: When hosting a Teams live event, we added the ability for an anonymous users to join a Live Event and so that they can also present during the event.

  • Manage tags in Teams programmatically - Microsoft Teams Tags APIs are now in public preview: This set of APIs can be used to programmatically assign users tags in a team, making tag creation and maintenance faster and easier. Tags in Teams let users quickly reach a group of people without having to @mention or type out everyone. For more information on tag in teams, see Using tags in Teams. Using these new APIs, developers can nowCreate tags in a team and assign usersGet a list of tags in a team Update tagsDelete tags

  • Present from PowerPoint to Teams: Present your slides directly from the PowerPoint app to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live.


Resolved issues

Word

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

Office Suite

  • RelNotesNotNeeded

Version 2105: May 03

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20052)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Spotlight multiple users at the same time in a meeting: Organizers and presenters can now spotlight multiple participants simultaneously during meetings. The meeting stage will show these spotlighted participants, with their videos or avatars, to everyone in the meeting.

  • Present from PowerPoint to Teams: Present your slides directly from the PowerPoint app to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live.

  • New manage tag experience and other enhancements: Tags in Teams let users quickly reach a group of people without having to @mention or type out everyone.The manage tags experience is now a Tab. Tags also now have a description field so that you can add more details to a tag. The new Tags Tab will be the landing page for tag notifications and search for tags, which is also coming soon.

  • Intelligent Speakers: Intelligent speakers are intelligent peripherals for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows. They will bring speaker attributed transcription for participants in the meeting room, enabling attendees to spend less time note-taking and easily follow along who said what in the room.

  • Changing default to native notification from teams purple for new users: Native Notifications provide a host of benefits like support for action center, accessibility, support for focus assist mode e.t.c.Currently the default notification style for a new user in Microsoft teams is Teams Purple. With this change the default for new user will change to Native Notification.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to close unexpectedly when using 32 bit Office on 64 bit Windows.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to close unexpectedly when moving through comments in the Comments pane.

  • Fixed an issue where some automation add-ins for Excel unable to load.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Narrator to incorrectly read the properties of two buttons on the Header/Footer tab in the Page Setup dialog box.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some workbooks linked in other Office applications to close without saving changes when running Update Link.

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

  • 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.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the status bar to not indicate a Ready state for some users.

  • We made a change to enable the Name Manager to open on books with a large number of hidden names.

  • We fixed an issue to support backward compatibility with older versions of Excel. The issue may cause a file that is saved in a more recent version of Excel failed to load properly in older versions of Excel due to functions such as IFERROR and XLOOKUP added to Excel since Office 2007.

  • We fixed an issue which could cause Excel to close unexpectedly when using Paste Special with formats in certain situations.

Outlook

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where using High Contrast mode for extended periods of time would caused Outlook to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks including digits would be disable when composing a message in Outlook in a right-to-left language.

PowerPoint

  • Fixes an issue related to linked pictures.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where changes done through Planning Wizards weren't always captured by change events.

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

Visio

  • We fixed an issue which caused Visio closed unexpectedly with recent build.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where text formatting remains after removing hyperlinks.

  • We fixed a issue where placeholder text was clipped in comments when using right-to-left languages.

  • We fixed an issue where comments are not displayed after filtering by people.

  • We fixed an issue where Word was unable to perform a Mail Merge with an Access database.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the ability to collapse margins in a document containing multiple columns to be available.

  • We fixed an issue where some characters are not displayed correctly in table cells when there are comments in the document.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Word would become unresponsive when editing fields.

  • We fixed an issue where the sensitivity label disappears from a file in Word after uploading the file to SharePoint Online.

  • We fixed an issue where users would not be prompted to save documents when using a command (rather than the CTRL+S keyboard shortcut).

  • Fixes an issue that may caused Word unexpectedly closed when shutting down due to the user logging off or restarting their computer.

  • We fixed an issue where text formatting remains after removing hyperlinks.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Dictation button to be misaligned when adding comments to a document.

  • Fixed an issue when parsing a string for emoji processing that casued application closed unexpectedly when reading outside of the bounds of an array

  • We fixed an issue where some Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) did not render correctly.

Version 2104: April 28

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20296)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Expanded Emoji Picker: The expanded emoji update offers people more fun and expressiveness in Teams. It also introduces a wider range of diversity and representation. The emoji set has expanded from 85 to over 800 emojis, with a category selector, skin tone selector and shortcode picker.

  • Microsoft Teams: Revised in-meeting Share experience: The user interface for the in-meeting Share feature in Microsoft Teams has been redesigned to help presenters find their desired content more quickly and easily.


Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

Project

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

Word

  • We made a change on editing OLE object.

Version 2104: April 26

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20254)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Turn on shared calendar improvements: For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. Turn on the preview for faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars.

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

Version 2104: April 19

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20216)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Import data from dynamic arrays: You can now import, shape and refresh data from dynamic arrays in the current workbook. Learn more

Outlook

  • Improved Calendar Search: Improvements have been made to Calendar search, largest of which is the ability to more easily find the next occurence of a series in search results.

Resolved issues

Access

  • 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".

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

Excel

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

  • We fixed an issue in which hyperlinks created using the HYPERLINK function would not work if the file was saved as a PDF document.

  • We fixed an issue where an implicit operator (@) symbol would be added to the formula with a reference to an empty range and potentially give the incorrect result.

Outlook

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

  • 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 that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when searching.

  • We fixed a search related close unexpectedly.

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

  • 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 of the Cloud Settings feature to see customized settings overridden by default setting after configuring Outlook on a new device.

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

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if the date format is W4/4, the date picker may show the wrong day and year.

Visio

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

  • Fixed "Search Shape" feature to display all the results

Word

  • In this bug, specific policies weren't being honored by Office (a group of templates were being shown on the Home Page when they should have been disabled). With this fix, the policies are being honored.

  • When coauthoring a document, active draft is not cleared when comment order changes.

  • Fixed bug in Modern Commenting where punctuation and numbers would show up on the wrong side for some international languages.

  • Fixed an issue where the combination of 'B' and ')' would automatically turn into the sunglass wearing emoji and now remain as the individual characters

  • Updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

  • We fixed an issue with comments during coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue relating to comment icon.

  • We fixed an issue which copy and paste styles may not be same in pasted text.

  • Optimizes conditions for text predictions to be offered.

  • We fixed an issue relating to hyperlink.

  • Some select text not visible when using darkmode theme in reading mode.

  • We fixed an issue in auto save.

  • We made a fix in Application.OnTime where it might not trigger correctly.

Office Suite

  • Fixed a performance issue related to iteration of text.

  • Fixes an issue with support of GDI+ LineJoinMiterClipped in Office.

  • This release improves handling of line-spanning sensitive content when the keyword is on the first line of a document.

Version 2103: April 13

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20400)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Dynamic view Dynamic view automatically optimizes shared content and video participants in Teams meetings. New controls let you personalize the view to suit your preferences and needs, such as the ability to show shared content and specific participants side-by-side.

Version 2103: April 10

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20400)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed a potential resource contention issue in word when drawing an image.

Outlook

  • 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.

  • Fixed a potential resource contention issue in word when drawing an image.

Powerpoint

  • Fixed a potential resource contention issue in word when drawing an image.

Word

  • Fixed a potential resource contention issue in word when drawing an image.

  • Fixed a non-responsive issue while in Print preview.

  • Updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

Office Suite

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

Version 2103: April 02

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20336)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2103: April 1

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20148)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Date/Time format With this update, the date/time formats in Teams will match the Mac and Windows operating system regional settings. Previously, Teams would only show date/time in the format corresponding to the application's language. It's important to note that only the Gregorian calendar is supported regardless of the operating system's calendar setting.

Version 2103: March 30

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20312)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2103: March 28

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20306)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Version 2103: March 22

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20230)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2103: March 15

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20170)

Resolved issues

Project

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

Visio

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

Version 2103: March 11

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20148)

Feature updates

Excel

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft 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).

Outlook

  • 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

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft 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).

Teams

  • Out of Office status Set up a message to let others know you're not working or on vacation so you're not available to reply when they send a chat message to you. Your Out of Office status will also sync with Automatic Replies in your Outlook calendar.

Visio

  • Office icons have a new look: The product icons have been redesigned to reflect simple, powerful, and intelligent Office experiences. Learn more

Word

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

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft 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

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

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

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would sometimes close unexpectedly when trying to show the Data Types card due to a not being able to retrieve an image.

  • Corrected an issue where the font would change unexpectedly when using a multiplication or divide sign with a Japanese font. We now continue to use the same font if it supports the character.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where some formatting could be lost when copying a sheet while coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue where some notes were unexpectedly shown when opening a workbook.

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

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

  • 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 of the Shared Calendar improvements to be unable to set a calendar's color to yellow or brown.

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused non-ASCII characters to export incorrectly when exporting to CSV.

  • 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 of the Cloud Settings feature to see customized settings overridden by default setting after configuring Outlook on a new device.

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

  • 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 attachments getting duplicated when removing DRM protection.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to look up a contact group with Check Names when composing mail.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

  • We fixed an issue where arrows in line charts were not appearing as expected in PowerPoint slideshow mode.

  • Fixes an issue with looping animations and audio bookmarks.

Project

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

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

  • Fixed an issue where a task that are 100% complete may revert back to 99% complete.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may close unexpectedly if you are running JAWS and go to the task information dialog.

  • Fixed an issue where if the indicator column is not in the first column spot, when you cut a summary task you aren't warned that the subtasks will also be removed.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user selected the Add Yourself to a Task function on their Timesheet, the correctly resource availability units may not be used on the created assignment.

  • Fixed an issue where task splits may be wrongly created when saving a project from Project web app to a local file. This would happen if a task calendar with non-standard working times was being used.

Publisher

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

Visio

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

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where opening a file protected with a Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) label can hang indefinitely if the user is not signed in to an identity that has access to the MIP protected label. The user is forced to cancel the open to show the sign-in prompt, and the open only succeeds after that point. Fixing this issue by allowing the sign-in prompt to be shown during open/download.

  • We fixed an issue that could lead to an unexpected app close when removing an external drive.

  • We fixed an issue when using Dictation in the new Word Commenting, the Dictation button in the Comment card now correctly toggles on and off.

  • When coauthoring a document, active draft is not cleared when comment order changes.

  • Fixed an issue where there was no space being inserted between words when users dictated into their document.

  • Fixes an issue in the rendering pipeline related to scrolling layers that contain scroll or zoom animations.

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

  • We fixed an issue in AutoSave.

  • We fixed an issue in footnote.

  • We fixed an issue when posting multi-line comments typed in RTL caused the 2nd and onward lines to be aligned to the left instead of the right.

  • We fixed an issue with alignment of multiple comments.

  • We fixed an issue in Read Aloud task pane keyboard shortcuts.

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

  • We fixed an issue where spell check switched between two different spelling correction context menus.

  • 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 where columns might have overlapping text.

  • We fixed an issue relating to bookmark.

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

Office Suite

  • OneDrive places are now filtered out as appropriate per the group policy setting.

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

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

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

  • Fixes an issue related to unresponsiveness that may occur when loading EMF images.

Version 2102: March 03

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20274)

Resolved issues

Word

  • Fixes an issue with theme information applied to icons and SVG graphics.

Version 2102: March 01

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20266)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Share to Teams: Share messages from Outlook with a person or channel in Teams.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • 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 of the Shared Calendar improvements to be unable to set a calendar's color to yellow or brown.

  • 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 to see signatures containing unicode content to get damaged.

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

Version 2102: February 21

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20182)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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

Excel

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

Version 2102: February 16

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20160)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2102: February 15

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20158)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Dictation is available in more languages: Dictation now supports 7 new languages: Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, Chinese (Taiwan)

Word

  • Dictation is available in more languages: Dictation now supports 7 new languages: Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, Chinese (Taiwan)

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Word

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

Version 2102: February 11

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20158)

Feature updates

Teams

  • 2x2 video on Edge and Chrome browsers on Windows and Mac Users can see up to 4 participants' video in Teams meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers on Windows and Mac. Learn more

Version 2102: February 08

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20084)

Feature updates

Outlook

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

Resolved issues

Access

  • You will now see selected tabs clearer in Access.

Excel

  • Fixes issue where certain charts using discontinuous ranges of cells would not load when files are re-opened.

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

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop responding after selecting a data series in a chart.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would unexpectedly quit when you added a Name in the Define Name dialog.

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

Outlook

  • 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 the encryption icon to fail to display for emails sent using the Encrypt Only option.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue related to displaying emojis with color.

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

Visio

  • This issue on shape rendering from CAD stencils has now been fixed. Users will see the issue resolved in the latest build.

Word

  • This fixes an issue that prevented real-time typing and presence from being restored after losing internet connectivity for a period of time.

  • When a user selects text in a comment, Word now unselects selected text in other comments.

  • Word now allows copying comment text into Excel.

  • We fixed an issue when running the VBA macro ExportAsFixedFormat2 fails with an error stating "Presentation (unknown member) illegal value".

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

  • We fixed an issue which the comment may be truncated with links.

  • We fixed an issue in saving to SharePoint Online

  • We fixed an issue in exporting Word document to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue with AutoRecover.

  • We fixed an issue when coauthoring with DRM protected files

Office Suite

  • Fixing a bug in PowerPoint where inserting bullets as images would result in bullets disappearing. This fix makes it so they render more reliably.

  • Fixed an issue where Office would in some circumstances present sensitivity labels for one signed-in account when it should present sensitivity labels for a different signed-in account.

Version 2101: February 03

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20330)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

Version 2101: February 02

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20320)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2101: January 25

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20274)

Feature updates

Excel

  • 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

  • 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

PowerPoint

  • 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.

Word

  • 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

Outlook

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

Version 2101: January 18

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20158)


Resolved issues

Project

  • 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.

Version 2101: January 13

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20118)

Feature updates

Teams

  • More themes: New themes are now available for desktop and web clients.

  • PPT Sharing: Presenter View in Teams Once you select a PowerPoint file from the Teams Share Tray, Presenter View is opened automatically. You can see the current slide, the slide notes, and a thumbnail strip of all the slides in the deck for easy ad-hoc slide navigation. This view is completely behind the scenes, and it’s private to the presenter in control. Your audience can only see your current slide (highlighted in the big red box), or the slide that they choose to navigate to (if audience navigation is not locked by you).

  • Include computer sound when desktop or window sharing on Mac When you share a desktop or window from Teams on Mac, you can now include your computer's sound so people that have joined the meeting can hear the audio playing out of your computer.


Version 2101: January 09

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20118)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2101: January 07

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20030)

Feature updates

Excel

  • 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

  • Improved Conditional Formatting dialogs: Conditional Formatting dialogs are now resizable, and now you can duplicate the rule with a single click. 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 with switching separators after a Selection.Parent.Copy call.

  • Made a performance improvement when applying formatting styles to pivot tables.

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

  • Update so that decimal and thousands separators settings carryover when copying a chart from Excel and pasting into Word

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would close unexpectedly when opening UNC files that have invalid file attributes (creation time, modified time, etc.)

  • Fixed an issue which could cause an "out of resources" alert when using the STOCKHISTORY function.

  • Added a FuzzyClustering dll to PQ dlls list.

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

  • We have fixed an issue where Preview of embedded Excel range in PowerPoint shows incorrect size.

OneNote

  • This change addresses a rendering issue affecting OneNote.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to specify how long they wanted to allow access for when starting a mail merge from Word, resulting in them getting excess prompts.

  • This change enables Outlook to take advantage of an Exchange server setting that suppresses the display of the Exchange Online Archive Mailbox to end users.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a Outlook to close unexpectedly for users of Redemption based Add-ins.

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to be unable to select more than one category to search.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the start time of some calendar items to change unexpectedly when the event is copied from another appointment.

  • Addressed an issue that caused plain text S/MIME messages to become garbled when sending.

PowerPoint

  • This change addresses an issue with Merge Shapes working with text.

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

  • This change addresses an issue with looping background videos playback in Slide Show.

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

Project

  • Fixed an issue where a resource's max units would not always reflect the latest update to max units.

Visio

  • The issue occurred due to a recent regression. We have resolved the issue. "Save as Web Page" dialog will now have the fields correctly populated as per the user inputs and users can seamlessly save their files as web pages.

  • This issue has been fixed. You can now embed Visio files as objects in other Office applications like PowerPoint and Word and seamlessly access them from within these applications.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where machines with custom hash settings were running in to issues when they got into a collab session with a hash setting other than sha512.

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

  • Fixed an issue when editing commenting post with @mention.

  • Fixed an issue to make Modern comments more robust.

  • We fixed an issue around deleting modern comments in a content control that is marked as not editable.

  • Fix animation when typing on the bottom of a comment card.

  • Fixes an issue where the reply box on a comment card is off the screen.

  • Fixes an issue with a comment card displaying at top of page.

  • Fixes bug in comments where text can scroll off screen.

  • Fix and issue with nested scrollbars in the comments pane.

  • Comment drafts disappears when creating a new Word instance.

  • We fixed an issue where Word hangs when saving document to PDF with hidden text.

Version 2012: January 04

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20316)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

PowerPoint

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

Word

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

Version 2012: December 28

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20264)

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

Version 2012: December 21

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20218)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Outlook

  • 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

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

PowerPoint

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Word

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

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

Version 2012: December 14

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20144)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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.

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • Optimized binary size.

  • 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.

Version 2012: December 07

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20064)

Feature updates

Teams

  • Windows Native Notification are now Supported on Teams: Users can now select their preferred means of notification delivery, either through Teams built-in banners or the Windows native banners.

  • Teams Meetings 2x2 Gallery View in Citrix and VMWare VDI: Teams on VDI 2x2 Gallery View feature will enable to view up to four attendees videos in 2x2 Gallery View on VDI clients from Citrix, VMWare when Teams client in VDI optimized mode.

  • Meeting Reactions: Meeting reactions are a new way to interact in meetings. Participants can send reactions which are shown as a stream on content that is being shared, and on the individual who sent the reaction if they're displayed on the meeting stage.

  • Together Mode and Large Gallery for Web Meetings Large Gallery enables you to see the videos of up to 49 other people at once. This option is available when at least ten people have their cameras turned on. Together mode lets you feel like you're in the same shared space with everyone in the meeting. Together mode is available when there are at least five people in the meeting.

  • Call Merge Call Merge allows users to merge a new call they place, or a new incoming call, into their 1-1 or group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls.

Visio

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

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some Ribbon elements were not localized in Simplified Chinese.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel terminated unexpectedly when updating.

  • We fixed an issue where the Insert Object command does not show the correct icon when inserting a file from OneDrive local sync folder.

  • Fixed an issue where editing in languages that require use of IME would behave poorly when editing in overwrite mode.

  • 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 would close unexpectedly when copying and pasting data in formula view.

  • Fixed a broken hyperlink to a help article in an alert in case Autosave becomes disabled.

  • We fixed an issue where when entering data while Excel is running in certain languages could cause Excel to stop working.

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

  • This fixes an issue where Power Pivot wasn't able to correctly import a tab-delimited text file.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the To: field to be blank in task status reports.

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

  • We fixed an issue that was causing users to experience some issues when sending Outlook mail from applications other than Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused SmartLinks to lose their formatting when saved to drafts.

  • We fixed and issue where adding an attachment to a message opened from a zip file would fail.

PowerPoint

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

  • This change addresses an issue related to timeouts experienced during ink analysis.

  • This change addresses a grammatical error in the Create an Animated GIF user interface.

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where an unknown coauthor's presence indicator does not get completely refreshed when more information about the coauthor is available.

  • Fixed a null pointer being dereferenced when slide view is resized with ruler turned on.

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

Project

  • We fixed an issue where users open projects which have supposedly been saved with updated information, but find the updates are is missing.

  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't delete dependencies on the deliverables if the SharePoint site the deliverable was associated with no longer existed.

  • Fixed an issue where opening a project with a lot of resources was taking a long time.

  • Fixed an issue where users may see multiple unassigned assignments associated with a task.

  • Fixed an issue where in large projects it can be very slow to enter a task name.

  • 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

  • Paste as plain text is often preferred to pasting as rich text. This context menu fix allows the user to paste as plain text. Else the user would have to copy into a plain-text editor like Notepad and then copy from Notepad into the desired target app

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

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

  • We fixed an issue related to pictures becoming blurry while zooming.

  • We fixed an issue where long hyperlinks were getting truncated.

Office Suite

  • 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.

Version 2011: December 01

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20306)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Every meeting online: Make it easier to schedule online meetings with a new setting to make all your meetings online by default.

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

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

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.

Version 2011: November 24

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20294)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

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

Version 2011: November 21

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20274)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

  • 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.

Version 2011: November 18

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20250)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2011: November 16

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20234)

Feature updates

Outlook

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

Version 2011: November 09

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20184)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create Power Platform dataflows from queries: You can now export your queries into Power Query templates that can be used to create new Power Platform dataflows

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where some users were seeing the "system resource exceeded" error when they tried to export a query from their synced OneDrive folder.

  • We fixed an issue where 'auto'-switching between form windows was switching to another form.

  • We fixed an issue when using DAO from non-Office applications would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Filename was not changing after a SaveAs operation with COM add-ins enabled.

  • Fixed an issue with Power Pivot when using a connection to an Oracle database.

  • We fixed an issue when Auto-Save fails with incorrect/misleading error message when there's a bad measure definition in the Excel data model.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel terminated unexpectedly when the process of MTR calc and Group Policy Object update (e.g. via Remote Group Policy Refresh) was triggered.

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to open atomsvc (UTF8+BOM) file from SharePoint, directly.

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

  • We fixed an issue where Word appears to hang when inserting an Excel workbook into a Word document.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue which caused Outlook to stop working sporadically when adding or saving attachments.

  • We fixed an issue where quick print for image attachments resulted in error, "Windows can't find this picture. Check the location, and then try again".

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see Outlook start in an Offline state until they manually chose to work online.

  • We fixed an issue when pasting a URL copied from meeting location to somewhere else (such as a browser), the URL contains a semicolon at the end.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to delete appointments in Calendar of Microsoft 365 Groups in Basic Auth.

  • We fixed an issue where starting Outlook failed while loading nickname cache.

  • We fixed an issue where a mailbox owner wasn't able to manage Shared permission for their own Calendar as the option was greyed out.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was not able to create a message with restricted permission.

  • We fixed an issue where saving email templates as .OFT changed Chinese characters to question marks.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

  • We fixed an issue where in content placeholder icon next to Pictures didn't have a tooltip.

  • We have fixed an issue where Protected view of slide show, shown by pptsx file, allows screen capture of IRM protected document.

  • We fixed an issue where grid lines were getting shifted from slides when closing design pane.

  • We fixed an issue when duplicating slideshow to secondary monitor, the slideshow may hide behind other window.

  • We fixed an issue where the scroll bar in the slide starts adjusting itself after stopping screen recording with selection pane opened.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the NewVal in the ProjectBeforeTaskChagne event doesn't have the correct value if a lag is changed within a Task Form type view.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may terminate unexpectedly on opening files where resource contours were specified in a certain manner.

  • Fixed an issue where when you save a project from PWA to a local mpp file, the ProjectBeforeTaskChangeEvent fires for data that wasn't actually changed by the user.

  • Fixed an issue where resource engagements searched for a resource by name instead of GUID which would cause issues if there were multiple resources with the same name.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have a task list in a project site and group the task list, you will not be able to quick edit the task list.

  • Fixed an issue where if you update an enterprise resource via CSOM, resource max units may be lost.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking comment hint didn't zoom out to show comment card in view.

  • We fixed a layout issue which the line between columns might have shifted.

  • We fixed an issue in Track Changes which sometimes opening Word document might display error dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where Word appears to hang when inserting an Excel workbook into a Word document.

  • We fixed a print issue when sensitivity label with watermarks are applied.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in the Office Deployment Tool where configuration was failing when using the RemoveMSI feature with the Office 2007 "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" product present.

  • We fixed an issue where SSO API interactive Sign-In was returning an error code.

Version 2010: November 06

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20356)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2010: November 04

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20340)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

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

  • Create GIFs with Transparent Backgrounds: When exporting to an Animated GIF, a new option will allow you to make the background transparent.
    See details in blog post

  • Export animated GIF in a range: Select a range of slides when exporting to animated GIF

Word

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to grant Editor permission to their delegates.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a failure when trying to save files that have transitioned from syncbacked to server-only.

Version 2010: October 27

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20292)


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed a n issue that caused Cloud Settings not to be turned on for users by default.

  • We fixed an issue that caused changes to a user's signature to fail to save.

Version 2010: October 24

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20278)


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the headers of Chinese messages to be unreadable when replying or forwarding.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Chinese characters to get changed to question marks when saving as an OFT file.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where when you save a project from PWA to a local mpp file, the ProjectBeforeTaskChangeEvent fires for data that wasn't actually changed by the user.

  • Fixed an issue where the NewVal in the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event doesn't have the correct value if a lag is changed within a Task Form type view.

Version 2010: October 19

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20210)

Feature updates

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

  • Break the language barrier with a built-in translator: Add-ins for translation aren't required anymore! In a message, right-click to translate specific words, phrases, or the whole message. Learn more

  • User Experience Updates for Tasks: A visual refresh of task items

PowerPoint

  • Practice your presentation with Presenter Coach: Get coaching on the things that help keep an audience engaged — like pacing, overused words, body language, and more. Learn more

Word

  • Microsoft Editor pane gets an update in Word for desktop: We have upgraded the current experience with the Editor pane in Word for desktop clients.

  • One-click writing suggestions: Apply writing suggestions with a single click. The updated Editor pane makes it easy to navigate between suggestions.


Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • This is a fix for an issue where the save prompt shows in a loop when closing the document when there is an add-in that listens to PresentationBeforeClose event and checks Presentation.Saved property as a part of the event handler.

Version 2010: October 11

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20154)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Help protect your data from malicious files: Application Guard helps protect you from malware by letting you read, print, and save Office files in an isolated container. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Help protect your data from malicious files: Application Guard helps protect you from malware by letting you read, print, and save Office files in an isolated container. Learn more

Word

  • Help protect your data from malicious files: Application Guard helps protect you from malware by letting you read, print, and save Office files in an isolated container. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where scrollbar position was not set correctly when loading query/relationship window saved while scrolled.

  • We fixed an issue where Add Table Task Pane was not displaying names containing '&' correctly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where multi-level category manual interval was not working in charts.

  • Fixed an issue with 2D Map Charts where using VBA to set the colors for the max, mid, and min values for a series was not working.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause an error that "Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas".

  • Fixed an issue when the Office language was set to Spanish, in which data validation lists may not show all the items in the list.

  • Fixed an issue where there could be a noticeable delay when switching between worksheets with large amounts of data when 'Page Break Preview' was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where adding to a table used for Data Validation did not update options for all sheets in the workbook.

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a hang when refreshing OLAP PivotTables.

  • Fixed an issue where ChartSheet closed unexpectedly in some cases when a formula is entered through formula bar.

  • We fixed an issue where the Excel formula bar would not render completely after connection to a device was lost, such as a remote session connect/disconnect or a monitor change.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to select and copy notebook URL from textbox in OutSpace File > Info.

  • We fixed an issue when you hover over green color in notebook color selector, the pop up reads "red chalk".

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote didn't honor High Contrast colors in the canvas for custom themes.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused automatically generated emails to be sent with a blank body when the subject is blank.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong folder guid is cached for folders.

  • When a user copy-and-pastes an email address into the recipient field with the display name, the email address wasn't always parsed correctly and caused a warning about an invalid email address to appear. It's been fixed so the name and email address are parsed correctly so the warning is no longer shown.

  • We fixed an issue where online shared folders did not return parent folder name. Intsead of failing, it returned an empty path which incorrectly went to the primary account.

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As option was not available for classic attachments.

  • We fixed an issue to provide a user a way to customize justification text when overriding a policy.

  • We fixed an issue where track changes turned on after reopening draft from read-only preview pane.

  • We fixed an issue with emails being hidden after turning Focused Inbox off and doing a sort.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to create a second empty signature for people who had cloud settings enabled.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint was not exporting rectangle bullet points while exporting to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue where GIF's would animate only once in the editor and slide shows.

  • We fixed an issue where linked excel chart incorrectly changes to excel sheet when user changes the source path to local OneDrive folder.

  • We fixed an issue that If you are on the last slide and if you swipe to the next slide after pressing 'End Session' and before the summary shows up, the End-Session dialog is visible on the summary page as well.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the ConsolidateProjects VBA method may file if you try to add the same project multiple times and have AttachToSources set to false.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have eventing code running and try to make changes through a Task Form view, clicking the OK button may not commit the changes.

  • Fixed an issue where the ConsolidateProjects VBA method may file if you try to add the same project multiple times and have AttachToSources set to false.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have custom fields with formulas and are using earned value, you may notice performance delays switching views and opening project/task details.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may close unexpectedly if you apply a group by to the Resource Usage or Sheet view and then insert a column.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where links to workflow enabled files were not opening as expected.

  • Fixed an issue where a user tapping on a tracked change (insertion/deletion) would bring up a comment pop-out.

  • We fixed an issue with deleting comment callouts in Word.

  • We fixed an issue with Outlook with message set to Do not forward.

  • We fixed an issue with saving Word document that contains citation and equation.

  • We fixed an issue with Style Gallery dialog.

Office Suite

  • When the user prints any document/file on inkjet printers from Office and printer's ink is low, "Toner Low" or "No Toner" message will show, even though inkjet printers don't have toners. Changing message to display "Toner/ink Low" & "No toner/ink".

Version 2009: October 07

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20360)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create Data Types with Power Query: Create rich data types with Power Query from any data source

Outlook

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused Search to return no results when searching uncached shared calendars.

  • Addresses an issue that caused some users to observe Outlook unexpectedly starting in an offline state.

  • Addresses an issue that caused delegates to see intermittent failures when opening shared folders in another mailbox.

PowerPoint

  • Security fix to address an issue that disabled IRM protections when opening a PowerPoint file in Protected View.

Office Suite

  • When the user prints any document/file on inkjet printers from Office and printer's ink is low, "Toner Low" or "No Toner" message will show, even though inkjet printers don't have toners. Changing message to display "Toner/ink Low" & "No toner/ink".

Version 2009: September 26

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20262)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused some automatically generated emails to be sent with a blank body when the subject line is blank.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if you have eventing code running and try to make changes through a Task Form view, clicking the OK button may not commit the changes.

Version 2009: September 21

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20200)

Feature updates

Access

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Excel

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

OneNote

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Outlook

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

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Project

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Publisher

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Visio

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more

Word

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Options and select "Use system setting" next to Office Theme. Learn more


Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue causing slow coauthoring on files containing large numbers of a certain data object type (E2o).

Version 2009: September 14

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20152)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2009: September 10

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20126)

Resolved issues

Access

  • This issue has now been resolved and you should no longer experience a unexpectedly close.

  • We fixed an issue where connections to an ODBC database were not working with third party applications.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where if you opened a file containing the LET function, it would display the alert: "We found a problem with content in "your file.xlsx". Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes".

  • We fixed an issue where if a user typed a formula name including the parenthesis and invoked help via F1, the help topic specific to that formula would not be displayed.

  • We fixed an issue where using a macro to set the FormulaR1C1 property for a range, the cell references would be incorrect if a chart sheet was the active sheet.

  • We fixed an issue where users could not modify a PivotTable filter because it was set to a value that was no longer present in an Analysis Services database.

  • Fixed an unexpected close related to XLAM add-in references and named ranges.

  • We fixed an issue where if a user applied a custom style to a dynamic array, they would get the error: "You can't change part of an array". This was a legacy restriction that has been removed.

  • Fixed an issue where macros assigned to buttons were broken after restoring an older version of the file.

  • We fixed an issue where inking could cause Excel to become unresponsive.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which provides more flexibility in enabling / disabling the default logging options via Group Policy.

  • We fixed an issue where the Legacy Domain Name for an email sender was preserved and displayed after a draft of the email was moved between mailboxes with assistant permissions and manager permissions.

  • Fixes an issue that caused some users to see Outlook to start in an Offline state until they manually chose to work online.

  • We fixed an issue where running the VBA code ActiveInspector.CommandBars.ExecuteMso("ShowSchedulingPage") after enabling the Single Line Ribbon (SLR) would result in a runtime error.

  • We fixed an issue where the 'OK' and 'Cancel' buttons on the Automatic Replies dialog would not be visible on a system with a high resolution (such as 1750 x 1920) combined with a large text size (such as 175%).

  • We fixed a condition where sending a meeting request from an empty contact group to another contact group would result in an unexpected close.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when opening certain very large emails.

  • We fixed an issue where if Group Policy requires an Add-in to be always enabled, then monitoring add-in's becomes unavailable in order to prevent users from disabling the Add-in.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be able to send email content that had a "Do Not Forward" policy applied to OneNote when selecting more than one message.

  • We fixed an issue where users can now disable IRM (Information Rights Management) for Outlook without having to disable it for the rest of the Office applications.

  • We fixed an issue where the user account attributes in Active Directory for "otherTelephone" and "otherHomePhone" were not mapped to the corresponding Outlook LDAP attributes.

  • This change fixes an issue where the Meeting page would continue to be displayed after the user switched tabs from the Meeting page to the Scheduling Assistant page.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where users were seeing the ribbon/title bar not being displayed under certain conditions.

  • We fixed an issue where after booting PowerPoint, inserting a slide and opening and closing the comments pane, the slides in the thumbnail pane displayed as being overlapped.

  • We fixed an issue where the functionality to insert a video was disabled.

  • We fixed an issue where videos were not playing automatically in slideshows.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where if a resource has multiple cost rate tables, the remaining cost may not be calculated correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where the Project finish date isn't getting updated for projects connected to SharePoint tasks list.

Visio

  • Live preview crashes on text alignment reported by customers. Top hitting crash of July fork.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the Comment card would display a border around the comment text if the user clicked on the comment.

  • We fixed an issue where the bullet picture icon didn't display correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where the user could not exit the Header/Footer when selecting a comment.

  • We fixed an issue where Word could crash after comments were deleted.

  • We fixed an issue where if a user created a comment draft anchored to a line already containing committed comments, then the draft was arranged in the wrong order relative to the committed comment in the SideTrack.

  • We fixed an issue where the focus would not go to the comment pane if the document was zoomed to 160% or more and the comment pane was not visible.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from seeing comment threads that exceeded the sidetrack boundary because scrolling through the sidetrack was not working.

  • We fixed an issue where searching for resolved comments in the sidetrack pane was not working.

  • We fixed an issue where the comments on one document would be displayed on other open documents after switching between the multiple open documents.

  • We fixed an issue where long links were not being wrapped when saving document to HTML format.

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, bullets are not displaying correctly in email.

  • We fixed an issue with macros in which AutoOpen runs before AutoExec.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in the Office Deployment Tool where configuration was failing when using the RemoveMSI feature with the Office 2007 "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" product present.

  • We fixed an issue in the Compress Picture dialog where some user-selected DPI settings are not retained.

  • This change addresses an issue with the Compress Picture dialog not retaining certain user settings.

Version 2008: September 04

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20378)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • This change addresses an issue with the Compress Picture dialog not retaining certain user settings.

Version 2008: September 02

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20360)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Save shapes as pictures: In just a few clicks, save a shape, icon, or other object as a picture file so you can reuse it elsewhere. Learn more

  • Make quick edits using the Excel pen: Pen Tool to help you handwrite and make quick edits to your data


Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel could crash in certain circumstances when using the Format Painter.

Word

  • We fixed an issue which the base styles are not updated with Normal style.

Version 2008: August 27

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20296)


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Fixes an issue that caused users who attempted to create a meeting request from a secondary account added to their profile to not see a blank From: field instead of their email address.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to be unable to connect to Public Folders after adding a shared mailbox.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to experience occasional crashes when interacting with Cloud attachments.

  • This fixes an issue that caused users to experience occasional crashes when editing recipients.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to see anomalies when using the compact view.

Word

  • This change fixes an issue where Office applications can get stuck in a silent Save failure state after a previous coauthoring session.

  • We fixed an issue where macro AutoOpen runs before AutoExec

Version 2008: August 25

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20268)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Receive email suggestions when searching by person.: As you type your search terms in Outlook you'll receive the most relevant emails surfaced in the suggestions.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to receive the following error when replying to or composing new email, "Some of the files in this web page aren't in the expected location. Do you want to download them anyway? If you’re sure the Web page is from a trusted source, click Yes"

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if a resource had more than one cost rate table defined, remaining cost was not always calculated correctly.

Word

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when replying to or composing new email.

Version 2008: August 17

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20208)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused meetings to fail to be removed from a manager's calendar when declined by a delegate in some circumstances.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users of some character sets to see file names display incorrectly when adding a Smart Link to a SharePoint file.

  • Addressed an issue which caused users to experience a crash when deleting 4 or more emails from a POP account with the "Download Headers Only" option selected.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the right-click context menu to fail to appear in the search controls.

Version 2008: August 11

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20164)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Access

  • This fix addresses the issue where trying to run certain queries have previously produced the error message 'Query is too complex'.

  • If you have Office 365 installed, you no longer need to install our ACE Redistributable Engine to expose ACE outside of the Office ecosystem. Therefore, for those with Office 365, you will no longer need the ACE Redist Engine, and consequently you should not experience this issue.

  • This issue has been resolved - you can now use our ODBC driver outside of Office's Click-to-Run applications.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where if the order of a chart series was changed, the corresponding checkbox aligned with the series was not reordered along with the series.

  • An error could occur when trying to save a file that contains a formula using the LET() function.

  • We fixed an issue where charts were not always updated as expected when "ForceFullCalculation" was enabled via VBA for the workbook.

  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the placeholder text in the Search edit box would overflow if the application window was resized to a small dimension.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue around creating multiple profiles in Outlookfrom the same email domain.

  • Addressed an issue that prevented some users of the Shared Calendar Improvements feature from being able to view a newly-added shared calendar.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the lock icon to fail to display in the header of S/MIME encrypted messages.

  • We fixed an issue where the "Allow Forwarding" option was missing from the shared calendar meeting "Response Options" if Download Shared folder was NOT checked.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the "Save" option on the security dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that would display the print button in a disabled state even though the user had the appropriate print permissions.

  • Addressed an issue that caused attachments to get stripped from S/MIME messages when sending as unencrypted.

  • Addressed an issue that caused plain text S/MIME messages to become garbled when sending.

  • Addressed an issue that caused attachments to become corrupted when sending an S/MIME email unencrypted.

  • Addressed an issue that cause recipients to be unable to save rights protected messages even when the save as permission was granted by the sender.

  • This fix addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a signature when replying to a digitally rights managed message from an inspector window when the user did not have Owner permissions on the message being replied to.

  • This fix addresses an issue that was causing Outlook to fail to display line breaks properly in markdown content.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the labels for some Advanced Search options to be truncated in some languages.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.

  • We fixed an issue where the Forms button in PowerPoint did not allow the creation of Forms when access to Office Store was not permitted.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where tasks listed in the Task Board view were not in sync with those in the Assign Resources dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where if you tried to save a PDF/XPS from Project to a SharePoint document library, nothing would happen.

  • We fixed an issue where if you copied & pasted a task that had multiple dependencies, not all dependencies were copied correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where for a SharePoint tasks list, the ribbon buttons on the second tab may be disabled.

Skype

  • Changed dancing emoticon skin tone to neutral color

Visio

  • After this fix, if the user halted the execution of delete command by any mechanism in between (in this case it was through add-in) the memory won't leak and the whole machine won't be impacted.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word would stop responding after pasting some text and an image in to a comments box.

  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.

  • We fixed an issue where the placeholder text in the Search edit box would overflow if the application window was resized to a small dimension.

  • We fixed an issue where if a comment was added to track a change, the revisions pane would unexpectedly open.

  • We fixed an issue where the Editor command was disabled when the focus was in a comment text box.

  • We fixed an issue where the Show Markup command was disabled when the focus was in a comment text box.

  • We fixed an issue where the 'New comment' button would be disabled after deleting the last comment.

  • We fixed an issue where the 'Specific People' option for Track Changes was disabled.

  • We fixed an issue where links to documents were not being inserted to the comments box via the Insert -> Link dropdown.

  • We fixed an occasional hang while opening HTML files.

  • We fixed an issue in custom XML where the state of comments may be lost when opening the document.

  • We fixed an issue where the hyperlink count in the VBA hyperlinks collection was not iterating correctly after adding an image containing a hyperlink.

  • For the old, non-web service based Share pane, upon closing the document while the Share pane is open could cause a crash. This is now fixed.

  • We fixed an issue where after the user opened a new app window from the taskbar and created a new blank document, additional files were created.

  • We fixed an issue where if a user was editing a document but had lost permissions, we were not notifying the user that they had to re-authenticate.

Version 2007: August 05

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20344)


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to fail to retrieve search suggestions.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally crash when retrieving persona information.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where a project that had gotten into a bad state could not be opened.

Version 2007: July 29

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20308)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Get Organization Data from Power BI using Data Types: Excel data types from Power BI are now rolling out to Insiders in organizations with Office 365 E5/A5 or Microsoft 365 E5/A5. Getting the information you need and easily refreshing it is critical to many everyday workflows. We’re giving you access to your company or organization information from Power BI as a data type in Excel, which expands your ability to bring in linked information in your spreadsheets. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Outlook

  • 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!

Word

  • Better collaboration with modern comments: Add comments to objects, @mention colleagues, and resolve comment threads for a better collaboration experience. Learn more

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users of CLP to experience a crash when switching the from address on a reply from a protected context to an unprotected one.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the Scheduling Assistant page to fail to display.

  • Addressed an issue that caused formatting problems in incident notification alerts.

Version 2007: July 27

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20292)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2007: July 20

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20236)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2007: July 15

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20200)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Create a flow chart or organizational chart by putting data on a worksheet. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the linked table manager would prompt a primary key if a linked SQL table was refreshed.

  • We fixed an issue where queries in the Query Editor scrolled out of view.

  • We fixed an issue where query execution was taking approximately twice as long to complete than expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Access to fail to identify an Identity Column in a linked SQL Server table, which could cause rows to be reported as deleted incorrectly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where URLs that were not http or https based were not being displayed in the Most Recently Used list.

  • Fixed an issue where an error or hang may occur when loading a workbook with with multiple sheets in page break preview.

  • We fixed an issue where data model tables created in certain versions of Excel could not be seen in 'Table Preview' even though the query associated with the table had not been edited.

  • Ignore Relative/Absolute' references in the Define Name \ Apply Names dialog would cause formulas to not work.

  • We fixed an issue where CustomUI XML for a custom ribbon tab was removed when saving a workbook to SharePoint/OneDrive.

  • We fixed an issue where workbooks were read-only when the file only had read-only recommended.

  • Fixed an issue where an error or hang may occur when loading a workbook with with multiple sheets in page break preview.

  • We fixed an issue where the major gridlines of radar charts could not be formatted correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where clearing an advanced data filter could lose table formatting.

  • We fixed an issue where the full path of an embedded PDF document would show in the document caption rather than just the filename.

  • We fixed an issue where after disabling the Wolfram cloud connector and then saving and re-opening an Excel workbook, could result in a crash.

  • We fixed an issue where booting Excel with the Solver add-in enabled would result in a crash.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would hang if there were over 130 recipients on the 'To' line and we also improved the performance of rendering the text.

  • We fixed an issue where the Input Method Editor (IME) window would overlap the underlying text being entered via the IME when using multiple monitors with different resolutions.

  • We fixed an issue in the 'To Do Bar' where events that spanned more than two days, displayed the same end time for all subsequent days.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the creation date of attachments that they copied to their file system via drag and drop getting set to January 1, 4501.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to 'Send As' or 'Send on behalf' of a distribution list.

  • Addresses an issue that caused delegates to receive an error when editing an existing calendar appointment on a manager's calendar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the following error when closing an appointment that was previously saved "The item cannot be saved because it was changed by another user or in another window. Do you want to make a copy in the default folder for the item?"

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Allow Forwarding" option to be missing from shared calendar meeting "Response Options" when Download Shared folder was NOT checked.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the "Save" option on the security dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of Outlook to see their message list stop updating for several minutes after using shared calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented calendar reminders from showing exact times for meetings coming up in less than a week.

  • We fixed an issue where inserting an image inline in a message, then saving the message as a draft would result in a resizing of the image.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the body of an NDR message to change from Unicode to ASCII after editing the subject.

  • We fixed an issue where dates in the mini calendar failed to display in bold for users in Japan.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user's presence color indicator was not getting refreshed in the co-authoring gallery during a live co-authoring session.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting HTML to a text area on a slide would instead get pasted into a text box created at the top of the slide.

  • We fixed an issue where selecting all slides in Presenter View, then exiting Presenter View using Alt+Tab and returning to the slide show and clicking 'End Show' would result in an unhandled exception.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't save a PDF/XPS from Project to a SharePoint document library.

  • Fixed an issue where projects couldn't be opened in the Project desktop client from Project Web App if the URL ended in .com.

  • We fixed an issue where Project may crash when opening certain XML files.

  • We fixed an issue where projects couldn't be opened in the Project desktop client from the Project Web App if the URL ended in '.com'.

  • Fixed an issue where if you paste a task that has multiple dependencies, not all dependencies are copied correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the task selected in the assign resources dialog isn't the same as the task selected in the task board view.

  • We fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event didn't fire when there was a change to the project summary task, either the project start/task field.

  • We fixed an issue where if Fixed Duration tasks are at 100% complete but the Actual Finish is not specified, the Task % Complete would display as less than 100%.

  • We fixed an issue where a baseline reset or update could change time-phased budget cost/work resources and the baseline could reflect incorrect budget values.

  • We fixed an issue where Project Planner links in Government Community Cloud environments had been disabled.

  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't open a Project file from a SharePoint document library if the library was in modern mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the ability to clear formatting within the Comments pane via the Clear Formatting button in the Office Ribbon was not working.

  • We fixed an issue where text inserted in a Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) was illegible after inserting it in a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file, saving and closing the file, and then re-opening the file.

  • We fixed an issue where changing the size of a table when the ruler is not displayed caused other applications running in the background to start flashing.

  • We fixed an issue where in co-authoring mode, comment replies would sometimes not show up in the comments pane but would be visible in the revisions pane.

  • We fixed an issue during co-authoring mode when there is a merge conflict and the user has already chosen to discard changes, we no longer display the option to save or discard changes.

  • We fixed an issue where the HTML hyperlink color was not being rendered correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where if Word had a list of more than 50 frequently opened documents, then after saving and opening a document, a revision history would be displayed even though no revisions were made to that document.

  • We fixed in issue with autosave during coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue that, when attempting to save a file containing a macro under a new name, would cause it to be saved with a .docx extension and the filename 'WRO0004.docx', regardless of what the user entered, rendering the document unusable.

Office Suite

  • A timing issue could cause a crash when closing office files

  • The fix for this issue was to ensure the service properly computed added products. We filtered out the newly added products (ensuring that they exist in the new configuration as well) and added them to the end of existing Product release IDs.

Version 2006: July 09

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20384)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Make a PDF connection: Connect to, import, refresh data from a PDF. Learn more

  • 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

  • Keyboard shortcuts in Excel: Updated keyboard shortcuts for Excel

Outlook

  • Create polls in Outlook with Quick Poll: Easily create a poll, collect votes, and view results within an email Learn more

  • Keep your pictures high fidelity when sending them as part of an email: A new Outlook setting is available to limit picture compression when you send pictures as part of the email contents


Resolved issues

Access

  • This issue is resolved, and you should expect to be able to successfully insert linked SQL tables that include an identity (e.g. autonumber) field into Access.

Excel

  • Fixed a crash that could happen when trying to create a data connection if you have signed out from your account.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the "Save" option on the security dialog.

Office Suite

  • We backported a new AppV51 drop to fix a regression in previous AppV51.

  • he office host was crashing in windows, when an add-in is being activated while the registry TabProcGrowth value is REG_SZ type and with value "0". That registry TabProcGrowth value can be under any one of 4 paths: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main This change would fix this issue.

Version 2006: June 25

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20266)

Feature updates

Visio

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Create a flow chart or organizational chart based on data in a worksheet.

Resolved issues

Access

  • This problem is now resolved. Please let the team know if you experience more issues with this process.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the creation date of attachments that they copied to their file system via drag and drop getting set to January 1, 4501.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar improvements to see calendar failures.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see Outlook continuously prompt them to run the Inbox Repair tool.

  • Addresses an issue that caused searching for a feature in Suggest a Feature to return no results and leave the user with no option to submit a new feature idea.

Version 2006: June 18

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20198)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easierWe received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue which caused CustomUI XML for a custom ribbon tab to be removed when saving to SharePoint/OneDrive.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused Ctrl+click to stop working when cloud settings were enabled.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where a task that is marked 100% complete is wrongly changing to be less than 100% complete.

Version 2006: June 11

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20144)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Improved Stream video performance in PowerPoint: We’ve made improvements to the playback performance of Microsoft Stream videos to minimize video loading time and create a smooth viewing experience. Use your corporate videos from Microsoft Stream to create better presentations.

Word

  • Retain text in vectors: Now you can retain the text in maps, charts, and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would occasionally shut down when engaging OneDrive.

  • We fixed an issue where custom values on the chart axis would not get applied correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where worksheets containing multiple formulas with defined names was resulting in longer times when saving files.

  • We fixed an issue that caused printer names to be duplicated in the list of available printers.

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in improved performance time for users when they deleted merged columns.

  • We fixed an issue where the error message “This workbook is currently referenced by another and cannot be closed” would appear because add-ins were being loaded in alphabetical order rather than in a user specified order.

  • We fixed an issue where memory was being corrupted when managing fonts between Excel and some third party assistive technology applications.

  • We fixed an issue where clicking a bookmarked hyperlink within the same workbook would cause the workbook to be hidden.

  • We fixed an issue where some copy and pasted chart links used mapped drive addresses rather than universal addresses.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel could become unresponsive after using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys to scroll when the Excel window was shared through Teams.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would crash when Add-ins ask for Host Items on worksheets that contain shapes with noSelect locks.

  • Addressed an issue where Excel may crash when attempting to insert PivotTables into a chart sheet.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the IME (Input Method Editor) window would overlap the underlying text being entered via the IME when using multiple monitors with different resolutions.

  • We fixed an issue where viewing a template when composing a new email message would result in a crash.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to Exchange 2010 public folders after Outlook version 1911.

  • We fixed an issue where the Categorize button for group calendars in the Office Ribbon was disabled.

  • Addressed an issue where Outlook failed to enable Data Loss Protection policy tips people for users who had paid for the service who are on M365 Business Plus plans.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash on some Windows builds.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to share a calendar with a guest user.

  • We fixed an issue where users saw calendar items that spanned the midnight threshold as All day events.

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in the Online Archive dropdown in folder properties to be missing for users on high DPI monitors.

  • We fixed an issue where the Folder.BeforeItemMove event didn't fire correctly when a user moved items between folders.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook crashed when two add-ins added a button to the same group in the ribbon.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a crash in Outlook when working with hyperlinks in Plain Text emails.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to be unable to parse long file names encoded with RFC2231.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing Outlook users to experience intermittent hangs when using screen readers.

  • We fixed an issue that would cause users with conflicting contacts to experience crashes in Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with opening server-configured files with forms-based authentication.

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint files with embedded charts / workbooks could result in failures when saving the file.

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

  • We fixed an issue where slides were not centered after zooming using the mouse wheel.

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts and spell check wouldn’t function as expected when using an English Switzerland (QWERTZ) keyboard.

  • We fixed an issue where a Comment pane that had been closed by the user would re-open automatically.

  • We fixed an issue where the slide editor from one slide would overlap on to the next slide.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event doesn't fire when there is a change to the project summary task - either the project start/task field.

  • Fixed an issue where a task that is marked 100% complete is wrongly changing to be less than 100% complete.

  • We fixed an issue where Project would crash after clicking on Options.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented orphaned tasks from being deleted or re-assigned after their parent plan was deleted.

Visio

  • There was regression in dependent code which has been fixed. Now, the images are getting rendered in Visio services running on SharePoint Onprem.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where timestamps in Comment panes were not based on the system locale time.

  • Resolved an issue opening Word documents from custom document delivery (aspx) when the URL contains a query component.

  • We fixed an issue where copy and pasting text to a comment pane would not be displayed.

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks in comments weren’t working.

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

  • We fixed an issue where comments between the web app and the desktop application were not in sync.

  • We fixed an issue where comment hint bubbles appeared blurry at 100% zoom.

  • We fixed an issue where adding a new comment on a blank document wouldn't do anything.

  • We fixed an issue where pasting HTML into WordMail for Calendar wasn’t working.

  • We fixed an issue where replying to a comment in a co-authored session could sometimes cause Word to freeze.

  • We fixed an issue where inserting or updating an Index in a document containing more than a hundred entries would result in the application crashing.

  • We fixed an issue where enabling policy Word 2007 and later Binary Documents and Templates would cause some co-authoring cases to fail.

  • We fixed an issue where files with custom xml values opened extremely slowly.

  • We fixed an issue where files with long path names (greater than 32K) would not open and an appropriate error message was not being displayed.

Office Suite

  • We have investigated and resolved the issue where an Office 365 ProPlus deployment via InTune is paused after an OS shutdown.

  • We fixed an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Office where Visual Basic for Applications projects with references that are expected to be found by searching locations specified in the PATH environment variable may not be found properly at runtime, leading to VBA runtime errors.

Version 2005: June 08

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20336)

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue with replace fonts dialog where replace font dropdown only shows fonts within the presentation instead of fonts installed on the system.

Version 2005: June 04

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20320)

Feature updates

Access

  • Keep up with the times! The Date/Time Extended data type has better precision.: Introducing a new and improved data type. To enhance syntax compatibility with SQL, and to increase accuracy and level of detail in records that include dates and times, we’re implementing the DateTime2 data type into Access. This additional date & time data type will include a larger date range (0001-01-01 through 9999-12-31), with higher-specified time precision (nanoseconds, rather than seconds) that you will be able to provide and perform calculations on. To enable, select New field > Date & Time Extended. Learn more

Excel

  • Create PivotTables from Datasets in Power BI within Excel: You can create PivotTables in Excel that are connected to datasets stored in Power BI with a few clicks. Doing this allows you get the best of both PivotTables and Power BI. Calculate, summarize, and analyze your data with PivotTables from your secure Power BI datasets.

Outlook

  • Option to quickly reopen items from previous Outlook session: We added an option to quickly reopen items from a previous Outlook session.

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • This fixes a crash when users have both modern and legacy comments in a file, thus triggering an upgrade on the comments.

Office Suite

  • We have resolved the ValidateInstall fail rate issue by setting the Bing Addon install validation to true by default and considering the MSI return success as an install success.

Version 2005: May 29

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20268)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sheet View: Sort/filter while collaborating with others in Excel desktop.

Outlook

  • Additional buttons added to Outlook toast notifications: Quick Action buttons now appear in Outlook toast notifications when running Outlook on Windows 10.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users of Windows 10 server versions to see the warning Antivirus status: Invalid. This version of Windows supports antivirus detection, but no antivirus was found despite having anti virus correctly installed.

Office Suite

  • The office host was crashing in windows, when an add-in is being activated while the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\TabProcGrowth is set to zero. This change would fix this issue.

Version 2005: May 21

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20210)


Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel could become unresponsive after using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys to scroll when the Excel window is shared through Teams.

  • In some cases, clicking a hyperlink to a place within the same workbook will cause the workbook to be hidden.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue with the clp auditing event for the reply/forward label.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when submitting feedback from an Admin Notification.

Version 2005: May 14

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20160)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

PowerPoint

  • No need for a clicker: your earbuds have you covered: Use your Surface Earbuds to control your PowerPoint presentations. Important: You must pair your Surface Earbuds in the Surface Audio app for Windows 10 in order to use gestures to control presentations. Instructions for getting started with the Surface Audio app on Windows 10 are available here. Learn more

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Word

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Increased the size of the cell reference edit controls on the Custom Error Bars dialog used with charts.

  • Fixed an issue where chart data table could render values in a date axis incorrectly.

  • Fixed an issue where page breaks could not be disabled after going into Page Layout or Page Break Preview.

  • Fixed an issue where chart line styles could be lost after hiding and unhiding columns with series data.

  • Fixed an issue where inserting a column in a filtered list would take longer than expected.

  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.

  • Fixed an issue where the external link stops working after the file is reopened if the file path is too long.

  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.

  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.

  • This change fixes an issue where conditional formatting (CF) information was not being saved to XLSB files correctly.

  • This change fixes an issue where the chart trendline R-Squared value (in the forced y-intercept case) was incorrect even though the LINEST function returns the correct value.

  • This change fixes an issue where customized chart trendline formatting was not always being saved.

  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy"Shared Workbook" mode.

  • Fixed the issue where custom formatting in Pivot charts may not be saved when the "Invert if negative" option was enabled.

  • Fixed an issue where custom formatting for a single data point in a Pivot chart was not saved if the "Invert if negative" option was selected.

  • This change fixes an issue where the '@' character uploaded in a CSV file, would result in the string after the '@' character to be converted to a formula.

  • Fixed an issue where decimal values in the SEQUENCE function were not rounded correctly.

OneNote

  • Fixed an issue where line breaks were being stored as vertical tabs.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a Personal Contact Group as a Meeting attendee.

  • Fixed an issue where the categorize button for group calendars in the Office Ribbon was disabled.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when opening .msg or .oft files that were saved locally after a Windows update.

  • Fixed an issue where enterprise customers with group folders not implemented or not working, would result in Outlook displaying a "not responding" message.

  • Addressed an issue that caused very long safelinks that users clicked on in the Outlook Desktop client to fail to load due to truncation.

  • Fixed an issue where Outlook folders with names containing DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) characters would intermittently disappear when synchronizing with the server. For this to happen, Outlook had to be configured with an IMAP account and running on a system with the locale set to Japanese.

  • Addressed an issue that caused delete rules created for mailboxes other than the user's primary mailbox to become invalid.

  • Addressed an issue that caused attachments to get dropped when forwarding an encrypted message.

  • Addressed an issue that caused meetings that are more than 2 months away to fail to display a meeting subject in the Scheduling Assistant.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.

  • Added the ability to enforce S/MIME default signing configuration via group policy.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where if a user created a comment without posting it and closed the Comments pane, then opened a new window, navigated through multiple slides and, closed the window, and finally re-opened the Comments pane in the original presentation, the draft comments would not be available.

  • Fixed an issue where hovering over the asterisk (*) symbol did not display the user name and date of the last person to update the document.

Project

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when changing the board status field on a project that is connected to a SharePoint task list.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when saving projects created with older versions of Project.

  • Fixed an issue where if Project is connected to Project Web App and the decimal separator is a comma, TaskDependencies Add method fails when Lag is added.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where inserting comments on a document in collaboration mode would not always work.

  • This change fixes an issue where the People card would flash if the @ mention was clicked.

  • Enabling the option "Show bookmarks" would not display bookmarks. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed the issue where closing a document with draft comments would prompt the user if they wanted to close the document without saving the draft comments. Cancelling the prompt would close the document rather than leaving it open.

  • We fixed an issue in copying and pasting headings.

  • Fixed an issue where translating a posted comment would result in the error 'Inserting translated text failed'.

  • This change fixes an issue where text with hyperlinks may not display if the option: "Show field codes instead of their values" was enabled.

  • In Web View/Immersive reader, clicking on a hint would scroll to the top even though it was already in view. This has been fixed.

  • We fixed an issue that, when attempting to save a file containing a macro under a new name, would cause it to be saved with .docx extension and the filename WRO0004.docx, regardless of what the user entered, rendering the document unusable.

Office Suite

  • When a user is given a policy that moves them to Teams Only, they were still able to use the Skype for Business Outlook add-in to schedule meetings. After this update, you will no longer be able to schedule Skype for Business meetings after the client reads the policy indicating the user is Teams Only, and enters meeting join only mode. Additionally the Skype for Business Outlook Add-in will not activate itself while starting up if it sees the Skype for Business client is in meeting join only mode.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Office where Visual Basic for Applications projects with references that are expected to be found by searching locations specified in the PATH environment variable may not be found properly at runtime, leading to VBA runtime errors.

  • This update fixes an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

Version 2004: May 11

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20270)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

Outlook

  • Improved links in email: When you include a link to a file, the file name replaces the URL. You can change permissions so all recipients have access. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

PowerPoint

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier. Learn more

Word

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when displaying toast notifications.

Version 2004: May 04

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20250)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Better results—in a jiffy: We've updated the Search experience to make it smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever. Learn more

  • Incident Notification for IT Admins: Microsoft 365 tenant global administrators and Office Apps Administrators will be notified about Outlook and O365 Exchange incidents affecting their users with a new right-side panel notification in Outlook for Windows. Learn more


Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • This update fixes an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

Version 2004: April 29

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20236)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Help protect data in your group: The Sensitivity label you choose when creating a group is applied to group email, documents, and team sites.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook to crash on some builds of Windows.

Version 2004: April 25

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20206)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when opening .msg or .oft files that were saved locally after a Windows update.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if you are using Project connected to Project Web App and the decimal separator is a comma, the TaskDependencies Add method fails when you try to add lag to a dependency.

Office Suite

  • This fix resolves an error which occurs preventing both restricting access and protecting files with a password simultaneously.

Version 2004: April 21

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20182)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the width of the folder pane to change unexpectedly.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a hang while exiting Outlook.

Version 2004: April 15

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20150)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Facebook connector support is ending: Starting in April 2020, Excel will no longer support external data connections that use the Facebook connector.

Outlook

  • New option to disable @ mention suggestions when composing mail in Outlook: Do you find the @ mention picker more annoying than useful? Now you can turn it off if you prefer.

PowerPoint

  • Synchronize changes while you are presenting: Synchronize changes whenever they are made even when the presentation is in slide show mode.

Word

  • Annotate your private copy: Create hand written notes for your eyes by making a private copy of a shared document. Go to View > Create a Private Copy to get started.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed issues with resizing and refreshing tables in the task pane.

  • Fixed an issue where international versions of Access were displaying English strings in the user interface.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where selecting a range of cells on a sheet would result in the selection of a single cell.

  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.

  • Fixed an issue which would cause Excel to crash in some cases after copying a sheet containing a PivotTable.

  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when programmatically editing a large range of cells.

  • Fixed a performance issue that occurred when opening csv files with Japanese environments.

  • Fixed an issue where inserting a user defined chart template as default would result in saving it as a column chart.

  • Fixed an issue where Data labels on charts would display as blank when the underlying data cells did not have a caption.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Excel to stop responding when reducing the size of a chart with some x-axis ranges.

  • Fixed an issue where an Excel sheet with R1C1 cell referencing enabled and is being co-authored / shared, hovering over the user presence icon does not display the active cell reference in R1C1 mode.

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

Outlook

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change fixes an issue where the latest changes to draft emails were not being updated.

  • Fixed an issue where right-mouse clicking on a file and using 'Send to' would not work.

  • Addressed an issue that caused delegates to see different folder hierarchies on different machines for shared mailboxes.

  • Addressed an issue that caused categories to occasionally disappear from email messages.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some reminders to fail to fire when changing the timezone on a machine.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when attempting to view the properties of an Organizational Form.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user had a customized the search path for the Address book, Outlook's name resolution scope would be limited to the customized path rather than including the Global Address List (GAL).

  • Addressed an issue that caused the "Save to Cloud" button to be missing from Attachment Tools.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to add a signature when replying to a digitally rights managed message from an inspector window when the user does not have Owner permission on the message being replied to.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to add additional attachments from a web location to a previously created meeting.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the "Last Modified" date on a file to be updated when adding an attachment to a mail or saving an attachment from a mail by dragging and dropping it (as opposed to via a menu).

  • Addressed an issue that caused hitting enter in the expanded find pane to fail to start a search, requiring instead that users click on the search button.

  • Fixed an issue where within a set of returned search results, sorting the results by Categories would not display the Category colors.

  • Fixed an issue where search shows no information about users when the option to "Show user photographs when available" is disabled.

PowerPoint

  • This change fixes an error that could cause PowerPoint files containing emojis to fail when saving.

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • We have fixed an issue when copying text from Excel to PowerPoint might change its formatting.

  • This change fixes an issue where finding special characters using 'find whole words only' did not always work as expected.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the OnUndoOrRedo event doesn't fire without first running the OpenUndoTransaction method.

  • Fixed an issue where the 'ProjectBeforeTaskChange' Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event did not fire when a user clicked the “Inactivate” button found on the Tasks Ribbon within the Scheduling grouping.

  • If you set predecessor or successor details from within a Form type view, the ProjectBeforeTaskChange Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event didn't always capture the changes. For example, if you deleted a dependency and clicked OK on the form, the event did not fire. This behavior has been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue where the latest values for the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) would not be displayed after making a change, such as a date change.

  • Fixed an issue where opening a project using the Most Recently Used (MRU) menu opened the project file with Read/Write access.

  • This change fixes an issue where if you created a manual task with a start date and a time (but no duration), it would be displayed with an incorrect time on the timeline.

  • Fixed an issue where printing a timeline using a Hijri calendar would result in a month being skipped or duplicated in the print view.

  • This change addresses an issue where working in Team Planner with GDI objects, could result in the over allocation of GDI objects and create low memory conditions.

  • Fixed an issue where if CustomFieldValueListGetItem' is executed and a lookup table for the custom field doesn't exist, an empty lookup table is created even though it should not be.

  • WhenPredecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired

  • Fixed an issue where the user couldn't enter time-phased Baseline Work when the setting to protect actual work is on.

Word

  • This change fixes an issue where hovering a cursor over a hint would not highlight its card.

  • This change fixes an issue with multiple pages selected from the View menu, where the comments pane could be displayed as blank.

  • Fixed an issue where the functionality to post comments was disabled.

  • This change fixes an issue that would cause the text in grouped shapes to disappear temporarily when using the Lasso selection tool.

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • This change addresses an issue where the account manager would not dispatch messages resulting in a hang with third party applications.

  • This change fixes an issue in two page view, when creating a comment, the comment anchor did not always come into view.

  • Fixed an issue when typing or editing a comment and using Ctrl+A would result in selecting text in the canvas instead of selecting text just within the comment card.

  • Fixed an issue where if a paragraph whose style is an ancestor of a style linked to a list, then the numbering of that list could be lost.

  • This change fixes an issue where the Table of Contents would get updated with heading styles which were not present in the document.

  • We fixed an issue which alignment of word in document gets scrambled when tried to edit after printing using Quick Print.

  • We fixed an issue when merging 2 documents into one document.

  • Fixed an issue where digital signatures saved in Word documents would be removed when mailing the documents.

  • Fixed an issue where marking revisions involving equations could result in a failure when saving the file.

Version 2003: April 14

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20466)

Security updates listed here

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2003: April 09

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20442)

Feature updates

Excel

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000’s of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

Outlook

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000’s of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

PowerPoint

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000’s of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

Word

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000’s of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

Version 2003: April 03

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20410)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Using VBA's Application.Evaluate was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally experience a crash when using the "X" button on their mouse.

Project

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChangeevent is fired.

Word

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally experience a crash when using the "X" button on their mouse.

Version 2003: March 31

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20382)

Feature updates

Access

  • "Add Tables" Task Pane: Access's new "Add Tables" Task Pane is finally here! This feature allows you to easily select/multi-select which tables they'd like to add/remove into a query window, without navigating to the "Show Tables" dialog for queries and for relationship view. This also includes a new "links" tab to display linked tables, a search box to filter the current list, "drag and drop" behavior, and more!

Resolved issues

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the user couldn't enter time-phased Baseline Work when the setting to protect actual work is on.

Version 2003: March 25

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20320)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2003: March 23

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20296)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2003: March 21

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20276)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Join meetings without leaving your inbox: No need to switch to your calendar to join online meetings. With the Calendar pinned to the To-Do pane, join any meeting with just one click.

  • Calendar visual refresh: Last year, we brought you a refreshed mail experience, and, this year, it is the calendar’s turn to get a facelift! The updates are fresh but familiar so, as a seasoned Outlook user, you can jump in and be more productive right away.

PowerPoint

  • Update slides during slide show: Update slides changed by other authors during your presentation.

Version 2003: March 16

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20224)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

Outlook

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

PowerPoint

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

Word

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

Office Suite

  • Tabbed Panes: Now you can switch between multiple panes using a tab UI on the right hand side of the app. The UI will only be visible when you have 2+ panes open.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Addressed an issue where external links don't update on fill if the source book is closed.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see the Outlook process lingering in task manager after exiting.

Version 2003: March 10

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20176)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

Word

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the 'OK' button on the File \ Options dialog displayed as being grayed out but functionality was not impacted.

  • Fixed an issue that users may have experienced when renaming pivot table measures.

  • Fixed an issue where text in a slicer isn't scaled properly in Print Preview.

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when using a VBA macro to clear the contents of a range.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the UI to flash when users executed a macro that interacted with the ribbon.

  • Fixed an issue where CSV files were loaded incorrectly when the first word in the file was TABLE.

  • Fixed an issue where users may have experienced crashes when switching between two workbooks that had different zoom levels.

  • Fixed an issue where CUBEVALUE functions would sometimes return an incorrect result.

  • This change addresses a run-time error in the object model and potential crash of the App (Excel, Word) when Add-ins ask for Host Items on documents/worksheets that contain shapes with noSelect locks.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook users to experience a crash when synchronizing settings.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where creating a rule with Outlook Web Access did not persist to the Exchange server and resulted in a conflict.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook users to experience a crash when synchronizing settings.

  • Fixed an issue with Outlook in dark mode would not display the drop down list in the 'From:' field.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly generate logging output in some scenarios, even when logging was turned off.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to open public folder messages when Outlook was left running overnight.

  • Fixed a race condition where the 'Allow' and 'Deny' buttons on the permissions page are disabled during the authentication workflow of adding a Gmail account.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to lose access to the "Free Busy Options" calendar permissions dialog.

  • Fixed an issue that may result in the alert: "Sorry we're having trouble opening this item" when opening some recurring meeting instances sent from a different time zone.

  • Addressed an issue that could cause users to be unable to reopen a .msg file after dragging and dropping an attachment from that message.

  • Fixed an issue where after uploading a file attachment from Outlook to OneDrive could result in the file name being changed if the attachment's name contained parenthesis.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to attach a file to their mail message via the file explorer when that file was open in another application.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook users to experience a crash when synchronizing settings.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where the recommended thumbnails flash when hovering your mouse over the thumbnails. In some cases this could cause PowerPoint to crash.

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the 'OK' button on the File \ Options dialog displayed as being grayed out but functionality was not impacted.

  • Fixed an issue that could result in a failure to save a document in PowerPoint or Word containing an Excel chart.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where task percent complete was incorrectly changing to a value less than 100% complete after it was marked complete.

  • Fixed an issue where the OnUndoOrRedo event doesn't fire without first running the OpenUndoTransaction method.

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.

Visio

  • Shape info pane was showing inconsistent details under Shape Data section, with respect to the file when opened in Visio Desktop. It has now been fixed.

  • Bitmaps imported in versions before 2016 were not being rendered due to some security checks. We have fixed this issue in Visio Subscription.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where comment cards don't always get highlighted when a mouse pointer hovers over the comment card.

  • Fixed an issue that when tabbing through a comment card, the focus on the comment edit box would not be visible.

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the 'OK' button on the File \ Options dialog displayed as being grayed out but functionality was not impacted.

  • During an active document co-authoring session, adding an image directly in to a comment card may result in the addition of a tag. This issue has been fixed.

  • Inserting a control (such as a Text Content Control) in an equation then saving and opening the file results in an un-readable content error.

  • Fixed an issue where saving a previously password protected file to a cloud storage would not work.

  • Fixed an issue with Compare feature for documents that were protected for editing.

Office Suite

  • When using Multichoice/Lookup/Managed-metadata properties with Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents and saving to a SharePoint Document Library, these properties were previously limited to 255 characters. When these properties exceeded 255 characters, such documents could not be saved. With this change, this limit has been increased to 2048 characters.

  • Fixed an issue Word/Excel/PowerPoint where the User Principal Name (UPN) is no longer case sensitive resulting in less failures when working with files on SharePoint.

  • Fixed an issue when multiple documents are open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint from the same SharePoint library, only the first document opened will be scanned for Policy compliance.

Version 2002: March 05

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20278)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2002: March 04

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20264)

Resolved issues

Project

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue when multiple documents are open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint from the same SharePoint library, only the first document opened will be scanned for Policy compliance.

Version 2002: March 01

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20242)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused third party applications to be unable to send email.

Version 2002: February 24

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20194)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2002: February 22

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20186)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 2002: February 21

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20174)

Feature updates

Access

  • Be more productive working in Query Designer, SQL view, and the Relationships window: Right-click a table to open, design, size, and hide it. Search and replace text in SQL View. Select multiple tables in the Relationships window.

Outlook

  • New experience for captive wifi networks: Have you ever joined a wifi network that required a web page to sign in with? Outlook now detects this and helps you get connected.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where CUBEVALUE functions would sometimes return an incorrect result.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused commas in the location field of a meeting to turn into semicolons.

  • Addresses an issue that could result in a crash when viewing the same item in multiple windows.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly sync all mail even when the sync slider is set to a smaller setting. 

  • Addresses an issue that caused users with Black Theme to see the "From" dropdown show white text on a white background.

  • This change restores the ability to view multi-line subjects in the message header.

Version 2002: February 18

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20138)

Version 2002: February 11

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20092)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Drag email to a group you own: Move and copy messages and conversations by dragging them from your inbox. Messages you drag will be shared with all group members.

Word

  • Others see your changes quickly: Co-authoring improvements mean your collaborators can see your changes faster than ever before.

Office Suite

  • Clearer status bar icons: Status bar icons are now easier to see.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Access templates should no longer cause attachment columns to fail within a database. After instantiating a template, you should now be able to add an attachment field to your database.

  • This update fixes an issue where using an ADODB. Recorder object in VB code may incorrectly report an error.

  • This update fixes an issue that can cause Microsoft Access to fail to identify an Identity Column in a linked SQL Server table, which can cause rows to be reported as deleted incorrectly.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where comment commands in the context menu were not being displayed.

  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to experience crashes when converting text to columns with cells that have a spilling array.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would crash when using Text To Columns with dynamic arrays.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where scrolling in calendar with month view, fails to show previous calendar events.

  • Folders saved in 'Favorites' in the left navigation pane may intermittently disappear.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when specifying an invalid From address.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the option to disable flagged item highlighting to fail to be respected in some scenarios.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when canceling account setup.

  • Fixed an issue where emails expiring based on a retention policy would display two labels. One showing that the mail will expire in one day and another displaying that it will expire in two days.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when viewing more than 30 calendars in a Citrix environment.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where Ink may not render completely or get skipped when used in a PowerPoint ink animations.

  • Fixed an issue where After closing a file, PowerPoint does not immediately remove it from the Presentations collection if there are any event handlers running. Hence the number of open presentations reported by the object model is incorrect, and shutdown of PowerPoint is prevented.

  • Fixed an issue with highlighter : White texts with dark highlighter colors are printed as black in Grayscale.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where 100% tasks of type fixed duration may wrongly have their % complete calculated at less than 100% complete.

Word

  • Updating and scrolling through a table of contents may sometimes display a gray area over the document.

  • Fixed an issue where using 'Browse' to save a file did not work if a comment was written but not posted and the user tried to save the file.

  • Fixed an issue where going back and forth between comment cards would sometimes display the initially selected comment with a selection highlight.

  • Fixed an issue where italics formatting is lost after editing a comment, italicizing the text and then posting it.

  • Fixed an issue where comment hint was not visible in read mode with Inverse page color.

  • Fixed an issue where if a document is being coauthored, the draft version of a root comment may not be preserved.

  • With SlideTrack enabled and the comments pane closed, Ctrl+Alt+M may not open the comments pane.

  • Fixed an issue when adding @mention in a table could generate the error message: 'A table in this document has become corrupted'.

  • Fixed an issue where comment commands (Edit comment, Reply to comment, Delete comment, Resolve comment) in the comments context menu were not being displayed.

Office Suite

  • Resolves an issue that may have caused Norway Nynorsk (nn-no) proofing tools package to be installed incorrectly.

  • This change addresses reported problems with graphics adaptors that leverage the Intel Integrated GPU.