Release notes for Monthly Channel releases in 2015

These release notes provide information about new features, security updates, and non-security updates that are included in Monthly Channel updates to Office 365 ProPlus in 2015.

Note

  • The following also provides information about new features, security updates, and non-security updates for Visio Pro for Office 365 and Project Online Desktop Client.
  • This information also applies to Office 365 Business, which is the version of Office that comes with some Office 365 plans, such as Business Premium.
  • Monthly Channel was named Current Channel prior to September 2017.

Version 1511: December 11

Version 1511 (Build 6366.2036)

Excel: Feature updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where dragging the fill handle of a cell formatted with a number as a Long Date causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where creating a PivotTable or PivotChart from a data connection and placed onto a new sheet causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where filter buttons for a PivotChart aren't visible when there is no filtering on the underlying PivotTable fields.
  • Fix an issue where the Data Model is lost when closing Excel before saving when there is a personal hidden macro workbook.
  • Fix an issue where editing a worksheet with a treemap chart in an earlier version of Excel 2016 than it was created in causes the treemap chart to lose its data.

OneNote: Feature updates

  • Insert online videos: Embed YouTube, OfficeMix, or Vimeo videos into a page. More information

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Persian calendar: Add the Persian calendar as a primary or alternate calendar.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where dragging the scrollbar in message list causes the list to jump to the end of the list.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Morph transition: Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information. More information

  • PowerPoint Designer: A new service that lets you take your content and automatically generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to make your slides look better. More information

    This service requires Internet connectivity. To disable this feature, use the latest Group Policy Administrative Template files and enable the PowerPoint Designer Options setting. You can find this policy setting under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2016\Tools | Options | General | Service Options...\PowerPoint Designer.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where SmartArt with animations doesn't show up in the expected sequence in Slide Show view with Presenter view.
  • Fix an issue where number key navigation doesn't work in Slide Show view.

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where AutoCAD files viewed in Visio appear blurry.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where documents can't be saved to a document library that has a required column.

Office suite: Feature updates

  • Send as options: Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane in Word or PowerPoint.
  • Insert Picture API: Insert images into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using the document.setSelectedDataAsync method in the common office.js library. The Word JavaScript API provides host-specific methods called insertInlinePictureFromBase64() to set inline pictures on Body, ContentControl, Paragraph, and Range objects.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Date Modified information that displays when doing an Open or Save As is truncated.
  • Fix an issue where double-clicking in the Text pane for SmartArt graphics causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the video that plays during installation stays on a black screen after it finishes and until the "Installation is complete" dialog is closed.
  • Fix an issue where mousing over the "Protected view" notification in a protected document causes the notification to be obscured by a very wide scroll button.
  • Fix an issue where the notification that an update to Office is scheduled is truncated in Kazakh and Hungarian.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.

Version 1509: December 8

Version 1509 (Build 6001.1043)

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where XPS or printouts created using the Windows desktop client appear as a red X in non-Windows desktop clients, because those clients don't support native XPS rendering.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where app sharing sessions fail, especially during periods of bursty traffic.
  • Fix an issue that causes Skype for Business to crash if it is the first app to be started after installing Office 2016.

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a non-breaking hyphen shows as a square when using some fonts.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.

Version 1509: November 10

Version 1509 (Build 6001.1038)

Access: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Update the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneNote: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Project: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Publisher: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-123: Security Update for Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync to Address Information Disclosure (3105872)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with audio noise on devices that have two input microphones.
  • Fix an issue where users can't successfully join a meeting after resuming a laptop from Sleep mode and before Skype client has signed back in.
  • Add support for contextual messages to help provide awareness of features to users.
  • Update text in the Join Meeting Audio dialog to direct users to the correct location in the UI to change settings.
  • Fix an issue with notifications that users see when experiencing both send and receive network problems.

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where footnote numbering doesn't match between the display in Word and the printout when a document that has footnotes set to "Restart numbering each page" is printed in the background.
  • Fix an issue where real-time co-authoring doesn't work with files stored on OneDrive, including the user not appearing to others as editing in real-time and no presence information available.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes during real-time co-authoring on a document opened from SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • Fix a formatting issue which causes tables to render incorrectly when placed into HTML emails in Outlook and the window is resized.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • Make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.

Version 1509: October 21

Version 1509 (Build 6001.1034)

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that causes OneNote to crash when the same color for a border is selected twice in the color picker.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, in low memory conditions, trying to view a shared desktop or app results in disconnection and repeated attempts to automatically rejoin and view the shared desktop or app.
  • Fix an issue where, as the number of participants increases, the shared desktop experience gets worse.
  • Fix an issue, when multi-factor authentication is configured, where repeated prompts for phone authentication are received throughout the day.

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a Word object inserted to display as an icon is empty after closing and reopening Visio.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where co-authoring isn't available and document can get locked when the document is on SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Fix an issue in docx documents where table is visible even though content in the table has a style applied to it that includes the Hidden option.
  • Fix an issue where documents with relative hyperlinks can't be saved after performing an auto-correct.
  • Fix an issue where lines jump around during editing of a paragraph in a document with mirror indents.
  • Fix an issue where line display is inconsistent during editing when subpixel positioning is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a comment pop-up with multiple comments where the first one is marked as Done causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with incorrect line breaking.
  • Fix an issue where running a macro that uses the TransformDocument function in a document with a textbox in a header or a footer causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with .docm documents where removing all ActiveX controls causes errors when the document is opened.
  • Fix an issue where ContentControlOnExit event is not triggered when clicking into a header.
  • Fix an issue where Track Changes shows deletions for reviewers with the same name.
  • Fix an issue with real-time co-authoring of documents configured to remove personal information where changes display as tracked changes each time document is saved.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.

Version 1509: October 5

Version 1509 (Build 4229.1029)

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.
  • Fix an issue for Surface Pro 3 where video recording preview does not show what is being recorded.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Change what a viewer sees when the sharer locks the screen in RDP. Viewer is now shown a notification, instead of the RDP pause image.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesnt complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

Version 1509: September 22

Version 1509 (Build 4229.1024)

This is the initial release for this channel. This release provides the first availability of the Office 2016 applications.

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)