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.

Important

We’re making some changes to the update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps, including adding a new update channel (Monthly Enterprise Channel) and changing the names of the existing update channels. To learn more, read this article.

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 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 crashing 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 crashing 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 crashed 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 crash 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 crash.

  • 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 a crash 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 a crash.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to experience a crash 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.