Release notes for Monthly Channel releases in 2018

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 2018.

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.

Version 1807: August 14

Version 1807 (Build 10325.20118)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8375: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8379: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8382: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180021: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

Office Suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8378: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1807: July 25

Version 1807 (Build 10325.20082)

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Outlook add-in warnings: Occasionally an Outlook COM add-in can encounter problems that slows down the rest of Outlook. These problems could be due to latency of events such as switching between Outlook folders, arrival of new emails, opening Calendar items, etc. When such issues arise, Outlook will display a warning in the notification bar.
  • Join Teams meetings from the Outlook Reminders dialog: When Outlook reminds users of an upcoming meeting, it will show a Join Online button if the upcoming meeting is a Teams online meeting. This is similar to the experience of joining a Skype for Business meeting from the Outlook Reminders dialog.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Hyperlink colors: Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like. Learn more

Visio: Feature updates

  • Build a Word document out of Visio shapes: Automatically add diagram content, including shapes and metadata, to a Word document. Then customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Track changes with IRM: You can now use the Track Changes feature in Word in IRM-protected documents without requiring the Full Control usage right.

Office Suite: Non-security updates

  • Fixed a set of issues that prevented some users from opening IRM-protected documents & emails that were shared with them by people in other organizations.

Version 1806: July 10

Version 1806 (Build 10228.20104)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

Office Suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1806: June 25

Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Improved cell and formula bar editing: You can now use CTRL+A to select text in a cell or the formula bar. There's also improved support for emojis and other complex characters.
  • Improved SVG support: You can insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Recurrence default: In the Appointment Recurrence dialog box (under "Range of recurrence"), “End by” is the default setting (instead of "No end date") and is the first setting listed, and a default end date is set.
  • Accessibility Checker improvements: The Accessibility Checker has updated support for international standards and recommendations to make your messages more accessible.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Improved SVG support: You can insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more
  • Title your slides with a pen: Use your pen to ink in a title, and watch PowerPoint convert it to text. Learn more

Project: Feature updates

  • Stay organized with Recent save locations: Project keeps a running list of where you've saved other projects. When you're ready to save your project, just choose one of your Recent save locations and get on with your day.
  • A new way to manage sprints: Take an agile approach to working with Task Boards. Go to Manage Sprints to add and remove sprints as your project evolves.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where saving sub-projects from master projects would fail.

Visio: Feature updates

  • More stencils, more icons, more choice: We've added 26 stencils including Analytics, Arts, Celebration, Faces, Location, Medical, Nature, People, Sports, Weather and Seasons, and more.

Word: Feature updates

  • Improved SVG support: You can insert SVGs that have filters applied to them. Learn more

Version 1805: June 13

Version 1805 (Build 9330.2124)

Outlook Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where an application calling the MAPI API could result in a crash.

Version 1805: June 12

Version 1805 (Build 9330.2118)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8246: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8248: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8244: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Outlook non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where an application calling the MAPI API could result in a crash.

Project non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where you are blocked from saving a sub project when working with them through the context of a master project.

Version 1805: May 24

Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087)

Outlook Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Outlook crashes when using the iCloud add-in.

Version 1805: May 23

Version 1805 (Build 9330.2078)

Access: Feature updates

  • Visualize data with new charts: Choose from 11 charts and add one to your forms and reports to better visualize the data and make informed decisions. Learn more

Excel: Feature updates

  • Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Excel. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Hands free typing: Use your voice to create emails by simply dictating. No need to type. Learn more
  • View 3 time zones: Need to schedule a meeting across time zones? Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all. Learn more
  • Calendar sharing made easy: Sharing your calendars is simpler and calendars shared from Outlook Desktop are now also available in Outlook Mobile. Learn more

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Change the wording in an invite to share a calendar from “Open this calendar” to “Accept.”

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving PowerPoint. Learn more
  • Hands free typing: Use your voice to create presentations by simply dictating. No need to type. Learn more
  • Microsoft Forms: Put a quiz or survey on a slide. Office collects and stores the responses for you. Learn more

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Project may crash the first time you save a project to Project Web App.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Starter diagrams: The Organization Chart, Brainstorming, and SDL templates have new starter diagrams to get you up and running quickly.

Word: Feature updates

  • Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Word. Learn more
  • Hands free typing: Use your voice to create documents by simply dictating. No need to type. Learn more
  • Editing comes naturally with Ink Editor: With a single stroke, split or join words, add a new line, or insert words using your pen. Learn more

Version 1804: May 14

Version 1804 (Build 9226.2156)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when opening an application, the user might see a message about launching in Safe mode and then the application fails to open.

Version 1804: May 8

Version 1804 (Build 9226.2126)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8147: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8148: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8162: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8163: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8150: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8157: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8158: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1804: April 25

Version 1804 (Build 9226.2114)

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Listen to your emails: Outlook can read your email aloud, highlighting text as it's read. Learn more
  • Never miss a reminder: Set reminders to pop up over windows you're working in. Otherwise, Outlook will blink in the taskbar to get your attention.
  • Mark deleted items as read: You can now set any message that you delete as read. Opt in by going to File > Options > Mail > Other.
  • Encrypt option: Office 365 Message Encryption users can encrypt a message and send it to anyone, inside or outside their organization. Encrypt option appears under Options > Permissions when creating a message. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Convert your ink: Take scribbled notes and drawings, and convert them into readable text and crisp shapes to create a polished presentation. Learn more

Project: Feature updates

  • Task board filtering: Streamline your task boards by filtering on key resources or summary tasks.
  • Set percent complete from a task board: Choose a percent complete for each column, and then update task completion with drag-and-drop.
  • Sprint navigation: Switch from one sprint view to another, and quickly move tasks between sprints.

Word: Feature updates

  • Find and fix relevant proofing issues: Editor pane now displays an overview of proofing issues found in your document, so the focus is on fixing the ones that are most relevant to you.

Version 1803: April 11

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2152)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-1029: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where multiple users co-authoring on the same presentation results in an incorrect duplication of slides masters.
  • Fix an issue where opening a file saved on OneDrive results in PowerPoint crashing when exiting Protected View.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue related to TLS 1.2 support.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that causes an insufficient memory message to appear.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0950: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1026: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1030: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1803: March 27

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2116)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Quick Print of an Excel workbook attached to an Outlook email may not print.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a hyperlink may cause Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using cube functions causes Excel to crash.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where OneDrive for Business (Groove.exe) consumes one CPU core’s worth of CPU (for example, 25% on a 4 core CPU) in Task Manager for extended periods of time.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Blind carbon copy (Bcc) warning: A warning appears if you choose Reply All to a message that you were Bcc’ed on.
  • A smarter To: line: When you click the To: line to address a message, we suggest recipients you're likely to choose. Plus, you can see their picture, so you know yo’re sending to the right person.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.
  • Improved support for high definition displays: If you use multiple monitors or a laptop dock, Office apps will now look crisp on every display, even if the displays have different scaling settings. Learn more

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where adding users by selecting 'Skype Call' in a meeting causes an error.
  • Remove prompt asking user to add Skype coordinates to a meeting, if a Skype Room is added as the location and the meeting already contains Teams meeting coordinates.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Improved support for high definition displays: If you use multiple monitors or a laptop dock, Office apps will now look crisp on every display, even if the displays have different scaling settings. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Improved support for high definition displays: If you use multiple monitors or a laptop dock, Office apps will now look crisp on every display, even if the displays have different scaling settings. Learn more

Version 1802: March 13

Version 1802 (Build 9029.2253)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0903: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0919: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1802: February 26

Version 1802 (Build 9029.2167)

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Know who you'll be meeting with: You can see other people's responses to a meeting request, even if you aren't the organizer.
  • Sort your email with ease: Thanks to your feedback, we've brought back sorting above the message list and the Unread filter for people who don't use Focused Inbox.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where setting more than one baseline in a session sets the MOD_DATE value as the same.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where location is populated even when UseLocationForE911Only is set to true.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when using the "call using conference center" option to invite users from the roster.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook running on terminal server freezes while creating a Skype for Business meeting.
  • Change the default value of EnableRestoreOAuthUsedKeyWhenUsingCachedWebTicket to TRUE.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Built-in database model diagrams: Use the new Database Model Diagram template to accurately model your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.
  • More stencils for business diagrams: Using modern shapes, compare and contrast data with a Venn diagram, or draw Cycle, Matrix, or Pyramid diagrams to help tell your story.
  • Keep your diagram and source in sync: When you edit a Data Visualizer diagram in Visio, you have the option to update the linked Excel source data with the latest diagram content.

Version 1801: February 13

Version 1801 (Build 9001.2171)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0841: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0850: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0852: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0851: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0853: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1801: February 7

Version 1801 (Build 9001.2144)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, if your editing language is Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, Excel may freeze when you try to choose a new font on the Home tab or when you edit.

Version 1801: February 1

Version 1801 (Build 9001.2138)

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Actual Work is still shown in the reporting tables after being removed in a Save for Sharing session.
  • Fix an issue in the German language version where using a Weeks date format returns an error when scheduling.
  • Fix an issue where, when editing finish dates in Schedule Web Part, tasks stay at 8 hours per day instead of being spread over time.
  • Fix an issue where "Progress point shape" is drawn at an unexpected location.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where "More Options" and "Invite More People" buttons are hidden when a meeting is in full-screen mode.
  • Fix an issue where the P2P audio call window or conference call window becomes transparent when you attempt to join.
  • Fix an issue where upcoming Skype meetings do not show up in the meetings tab.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business is configured to join meetings without audio, adding audio to a meeting initiates a new P2P call to the user itself rather than adding audio to the existing meeting.
  • Fix an issue where user receives the error message "We couldn't find this Skype meeting" when clicking 'Join Skype Meeting' link in a meeting request from Outlook.

Version 1712: January 30

Version 1712 (Build 8827.2179)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix and issue where the scroll bars are missing when a workbook is opened when Excel is minimized.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where search fails with “No matches found” when search is scoped to All Mailboxes.

Version 1712: January 17

Version 1712 (Build 8827.2148)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Deselect cells: Make selections in your worksheet and deselect cells that you accidentally clicked without having to start over.

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where workbook references fail when opening multiple workbooks by double-clicking on the file names in File Explorer.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Improvements to Office 365 groups: It’s easier than ever to read and reply to group conversations because you can double-click on a group message to open it in its own window.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • 3D animations: Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently or jumping and turning.
  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Add call transfer button in the toast UI for incoming PSTN calls.
  • Notify users that calls and chat are being sent to Teams when ChatDefaultClient and CallDefaultClient are set to Teams.
  • Show user’s presence as Offline when user is not in a meeting and disabled from Skype for Business and meeting join experience is set to Native Limited Client.
  • Disable all options except Open and Exit when Skype for Business is minimized to the notification area. 
  • Suppress new calls and conversations when paired with Aries phones and RedirectClient is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where searching messages in PChat by date fails when the date format is other than US format (mm/dd/yy).
  • Fix an issue where, when EnableExternalP2PFileTransfer policy is set to false, users are still able to attach files in meetings.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Use Excel templates to export to a Visio diagram: Get a jump on your Visio flowcharts. Enter your data in one of the Process Map Excel templates and export to Visio to create the diagram automatically. Requires Visio Pro for Office 365.

Word: Feature updates

  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.

Version 1711: January 9

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175)

Excel: Security updates

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0791: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0792: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0798: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0801: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0802: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0804: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0805: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0806: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0807: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0812: Microsoft Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

Version 1711: January 2

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the programmatic creation of a PivotTable followed by a programmatic refresh causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where programmatically calling Workbook.Open() may cause Excel to crash.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where removing document properties and personal information causes saving to SharePoint to fail.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where VBA code gets lost from projects.

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