Release notes for Monthly Channel releases in 2019

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in Monthly Channel updates to Office 365 ProPlus in 2019, Visio Pro for Office 365, Project Online Desktop Client and Office 365 Business.

Note

  • We often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Monthly over a period of time. If you don’t see something described below right away, you can expect it soon. Learn more
  • Microsoft Teams on existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus - Beginning in early July, updates to Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) will include Microsoft Teams. The date when Teams will be added depends on which update channel you're using. Please refer to Deploy Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus for additional information.

Version 1910: November 12

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20344)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see the location field in meetings change unexpectedly.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an "OK" button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.

Version 1910: October 30

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20272)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies. Learn more

Outlook

  • Receive a prompt to upgrade Outlook following an error: When Outlook encounters an error that is fixed in a later version, Outlook will prompt customers to upgrade and receive the fix

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies. Learn more

Word

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved Word performance when coauthoring in documents with tracked changes.

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Fixed a document corruption issue caused by merge of 3D objects.: Fixed a document corruption issue caused by merge of 3D objects.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies. Learn more

Office Suite

  • Install Microsoft Teams on existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus: Beginning in late June, Microsoft Teams will be included in existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) upon updates of these installations. The date when Teams will be added depends on which update channel you're using. Please refer to Deploy Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus for additional information. Learn More

Version 1909: October 22

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20344)

Non-security updates

Project

  • Resolved an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project.

Office Suite

  • To protect Office customers’ security, Microsoft Office updates are now signed using the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively.

October 15

Non-security updates

Office Suite

  • We have temporarily disabled the Cloud Save dialog to address the saving issue we posted on October 14, 2019 for builds older than 12130.20184. This feature will be re-enabled soon.

Version 1909: October 14

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20334)

Non-security updates

Office Suite

  • Resolved an issue where users may be unable to save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2019 documents for builds older than 12130.20184. This issue affects users that create a new file and bring up the “Save As” dialog after clicking on the Save icon or pressing Ctrl + S.

Version 1909: October 08

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20320)

Security updates listed here

Non-security updates

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue with attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to open some instances of recurring calendar items.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash during profile creation.

Version 1909: September 30

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20264)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Feature updates

Access

  • Find linked tables fast: Our new search box makes finding linked tables a breeze. Learn more

Excel

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

Outlook

  • Insert Link Menu in Outlook will insert a link with permission defined by tenant admin: A link from the Insert Link MRU in Outlook would insert a link that only worked for users who already had permissions to it. This often caused back and forth emails between users asking to be granted access to a document. We've updated this experience so now the link is inserted with the default permission set by the tenant admin.

  • Outlook visual refresh: This is part of the visual refresh of core experiences in Outlook, updating how mail messages layout in the reading pane and inspector.

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

  • See relevant messages in your search results: Outlook analyzes search terms and shows the most relevant email messages at the top of your search results. You'll also see all results sorted by date in the Top Results section.

  • Send the mail to the right person: Just click the To: line and choose from suggested contacts. A picture and presence indicator helps you choose the right person.

  • Advanced protection against attack: With Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, you're protected against attacks through hyperlinks within email subjects, attached messages, signed messages, network paths, and so on.

  • See your messages in a different light: Use the Sun/Moon button to switch between light and dark backgrounds in the reading pane. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Save an illustration as SVG: Save a chart, shape, or other illustration as a scalable vector graphic, which can be resized with no loss of image quality. Learn more

  • Ink-stant replay: Animate an ink drawing so that it replays forward or backward during your slide show. Learn more

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

Visio

  • Design and automate business workflows using Microsoft Flow and Visio: Use Visio to design workflow diagram and export it to Microsoft Flow to automate.

Word

  • Say it another way: When you want to say it differently, Rewrite is there to help. Rewrite offers alternatives for finessing your phrases.

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved reliability when coauthoring.

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

  • Others see your changes quickly: Co-authoring improvements mean your collaborators can see your changes faster than ever before.


Non-security updates

Excel

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Hyperlinks from being pasted in some protected sheets.
  • Enabled more than 16 add-ins to show when browsing in the add-in manager.
  • Fix issue in Excel Ideas feature, error when loading the add-in by clicking the Ideas button in Win32 client. 

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused the simple-hover URLs to fail to display for some safelinks.
  • Updated the attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.

  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented files from being saved to a WebDAV location.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue users were hitting when opening a file.

Version 1908: September 10

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20300)

Security updates listed here

Non-security updates

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to access location suggestions via a screen reader.

  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to encounter authentication errors when trying to retrieve their cloud settings for Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue to restore the accessible name for PowerPoint video controls.

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent some animations from starting.

Word

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to get the message "Sorry, something is preventing us from sharing this" when trying to share files stored on SharePoint 2016.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where large tree views were failing.

Version 1908: August 26

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20254)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Excel: Feature updates

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your workbook. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

  • Focus on what's left to do: Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • Office icons have a new look: The Office icons have been redesigned to reflect simple, powerful, and intelligent Office experiences.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Get location suggestions: Start typing in Location when scheduling appointments and meetings, and Outlook will suggest rooms, addresses and other recent places. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your presentation. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your document. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

Version 1907: August 13

Version 1907 (Build 11901.20218)

Security updates listed here

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where changing the way a PivotTable is sorted and refreshing it while in a coauthoring session with other users could trigger.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where users having their mailbox upgraded from basic to modern authentication were ending up with the wrong account associated with their Outlook profile.

Version 1907: July 29

Version 1907 (Build 11901.20176)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Excel: Feature updates

  • No more bouncing to the browser: You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app.

  • Code quickly with Power Query enhancements: Get to code completion quickly with auto-complete and syntax coloring. Easily discover functions, columns, and parameters, too.

  • Create a Map chart: This feature is an improvement for users who plot Filled Map Charts using Excel's Geographic Data Types. The benefit to the end users will be richer integration between the features and better accuracy of the region the end user wants to map. Additional benefits include - ability to map city polygons. Learn more

  • Join tables on similar columns: Get & Transform (Power Query) now features approximate text matching logic (also called fuzzy matching) when comparing columns for merging tables. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Get email suggestions when you search for a person: When you type a person’s name in the Search box, the most relevant email messages will be included with your search suggestions. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • No more bouncing to the browser: You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app.

  • Online videos have a new home: Save a video to Microsoft Stream so anyone in your organization can see it. Insert the video link and enjoy a multimedia presentation at a fraction of the file size. Learn more

  • Create a Map chart: This feature is an improvement for users who plot Filled Map Charts using Excel's Geographic Data Types. The benefit to the end users will be richer integration between the features and better accuracy of the region the end user wants to map. Additional benefits include - ability to map city polygons. Learn more

  • Add Slide Titles to make your presentations accessible: Accessibility Checker helps you find and fix missing slide titles. Learn more

  • The setting to Print Slide Numbers in Handouts has been moved to the Print Menu for easier access: Find it in the Print > Print Layout dropdown when a Handout layout is selected. This also allows the setting to be easily toggled per presentation. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Say goodbye to distractions: A favorite Mac feature comes to Windows. Switch to Focus on the View menu to remove distractions and concentrate on your work. Learn more

  • No more bouncing to the browser: You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app.

  • Create a Map chart: This feature is an improvement for users who plot Filled Map Charts using Excel's Geographic Data Types. The benefit to the end users will be richer integration between the features and better accuracy of the region the end user wants to map. Additional benefits include - ability to map city polygons. Learn more

  • Erase with precision: Choose from two eraser sizes to fix small inking imperfections. Learn more

Version 1906: July 09

Version 1906 (Build 11727.20244)

Security updates listed here

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Addresses an issue that caused current folder search to intermittently fail.

Version 1906: June 27

Version 1906 (Build 11727.20230)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Addresses an issue that caused a subset of POP3 users to see all of their emails formatted at plain text, regardless of settings. This fix will restore the view of the HTML formatted messages.

Version 1906: June 26

Version 1906 (Build 11727.20224)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue in Excel where macros assigned to shapes or form controls may show incorrect error message, or may work on incorrect target ranges.
  • Resolved an issue that caused cut and paste operations next to a table to fail when co-authoring with others.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Addresses an issue that caused ambiguity for managers around whether or not a delegate had already responded to a given meeting request.

Version 1906: June 24

Version 1906 (Build 11727.20210)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Excel: Feature updates

  • Watch your worksheet come alive: Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and T-Rex rampage through the workbook. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • A simplified ribbon that's customizable, too: Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands. Learn more

  • Pick your favorite action: Don't use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.

  • Improved shared folder synchronization for mailboxes with many folders: For years Outlook has been limited to a maximum of 500 folders when synchronizing shared mailboxes. With this change Outlook has been improved to sync in a way that will no longer encounter this 500 folder limit.

  • Focused Inbox settings remain the same across devices: Your Focused Inbox preferences are now stored in the cloud. Enjoy the same experience when you use Outlook for Windows on any computer and Outlook on the web. Learn more

  • Relaxed or tighter layout? You choose: Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more.

  • We’ve updated the Outlook user experience for you: A simplified experience, previously available for preview with Coming Soon, designed to help you focus on what matters most. Learn more

  • Let me draw it out: Scribble on top of pictures or add a Drawing Canvas to send your thoughts with ink. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • CoAuthoring: Tired of being locked out of your document with macros? Now your docm files on OneDrive for Business allow simultaneous editing by multiple authors.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix to display all camera streams from Polycom CX5500 and related devices in a meeting when your monitor is scaled more than 100%

  • Correctly crop video in a meeting on a 4K monitor when the "Crop and Center my video in meetings" setting is enabled

  • Allow transferring files to legacy Office Communicator clients from a Windows 10 computer with multiple network adapters. Learn more

  • Improved experience for communication between Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams participants

Version 1905: June 11

Version 1905 (Build 11629.20246)
Security updates listed here

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Resolved an issue that caused Waterfall and Funnel charts to get out of sync with tables when cells were inserted or deleted.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where some add-ins would throw unexpected errors around shapes in charts.

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Export to SVG from Visio was not working for a variety of shapes.

Version 1905: June 3

Version 1905 (Build 11629.20214)

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where some addins would throw unexpected errors around shapes in charts.

Version 1905: May 29

Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196)

Access: Feature updates

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

Excel: Feature updates

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Coming Soon: See what exciting changes are Coming Soon to Office, try them out and give us feedback. Learn more

  • Collaborate more effectively with @Mentions in Comments: Collaboration just became a whole lot easier! Now you can @mention teammates in document comments and they will automatically receive an email notification drawing them into the document.

  • Coauthoring merge improvements: Coauthoring has improved the merge success rate when working with conditional formatting, cell styles, range protection, view gridlines, and cross-sheet cut/paste.

Outlook

  • A quicker way to add accounts: Thanks to account setup improvements, it's easier than ever to add Outlook.com and Gmail accounts that use 2-factor authentication to Outlook. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Live captions and subtitles: The presenter’s words are automatically shown on screen as captions or translated into subtitles in the language of your choice. Learn more

  • Coming Soon: See what exciting changes are Coming Soon to Office, try them out and give us feedback. Learn more

  • Collaborate more effectively with @Mentions in Comments: Collaboration just became a whole lot easier! Now you can @mention teammates in document comments and they will automatically receive an email notification drawing them into the document.

Project: Feature updates

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

Visio: Feature updates

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Power BI reports exported to PDF, PPT or set up for email subscription will now feature Visio Visual as well: If you export your Power BI reports to PDF, PPT or set up an email subscription for them, Visio Visual will render in these exported formats seamlessly. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Collaborate more effectively with @Mentions in Comments: Collaboration just became a whole lot easier! Now you can @mention teammates in document comments and they will automatically receive an email notification drawing them into the document.

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Learning Tools mode has additional support for more page colors: Learning Tools in Word adds support for more page theme colors, which allows the changing of the background color of the page. Many people have challenges reading with an all-white or all-black background, so we’ve expanded the choice of colors in Word on PC and Mac.

  • Coming Soon: See what exciting changes are Coming Soon to Office, try them out and give us feedback. Learn more

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Provides the option to Skype for Business Online users to disable the "Add your photo - it'll help people get to know you" contextual tip. To enable this fix, you can Learn more.

  • Prevents secondary ringer setting from always being enabled after restarting Skype for Business. To enable this fix, you can Learn more.

  • Fix for an issue that made Skype for Business stop responding when joining a large meeting while also using a Lync SDK-based application. To enable this fix, you can Learn more.

Version 1904: May 22

Version 1904 (Build 11601.20230)

Office Suite: Non-security updates

  • This addresses an issue where users see the new Privacy Prompt on every application launch even after selecting and committing a choice for their privacy level.

Version 1904: May 14

Version 1904 (Build 11601.20204)

  • Security updates listed here

Version 1904: May 8

Version 1904 (Build 11601.20178)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1904: April 29

Version 1904 (Build 11601.20144)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Connect your LinkedIn network with Outlook: Securely connect your LinkedIn account with your Microsoft account to see information from LinkedIn profiles directly in the People card. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

Word: Feature updates

  • Colors for Track Changes, Comments and Real-Time Collaboration in Sync: Fixes in our product now ensure that the comments, track changes and the cursor for a collaborator show up in the same color.

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Export process diagrams to Word: Automatically add diagram content, such as shapes and metadata, to a Word document. Then customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals. Learn more

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • New icons: We've added over 300 new icons based on your feedback. You'll find them using the Icons button on the Insert tab of the ribbon.

  • Privacy controls: New, updated, and improved controls for diagnostic data and connected experiences. Learn more

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue causing the subject to show extremely small.

Office Suite: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue of incorrectly identifying the new era name “Reiwa” in Hiragana and Kanji as a misspelled or ungrammatical expression.

  • Fixed an issue that blocked Office Updates when proxy authentication runs as SYSTEM.

Version 1903: April 23

Version 1903 (Build 11425.20244)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1903: April 17

Version 1903 (Build 11425.20228)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1903: April 16

Version 1903 (Build 11425.20218)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1903: April 9

Version 1903 (Build 11425.20204)

  • Security updates listed here

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue in Lync (Skype for Business) where for any online meeting with more 7+ participants, the meeting window can disappear.

Version 1903: April 01

Version 1903 (Build 11425.20202)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Insights in Excel: Insights provides value to a range of users. Insights provides a softer approach to data analysis and for others it provides a different perspective to your data. Learn more

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your spreadsheets accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility and we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Better shapeshifting: Name your shapes for more control over how they morph. Learn more

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your presentations accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility – we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

  • Why reinvent when you can re-use? Save time by re-using slides that you created or that others have shared with you.

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fixed a merge conflict issue in Excel that would result in users being prompted to reopen workbook to pick up the changes.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix for issue that caused Skype for Business to stop responding when responding to chat notifications if 3rd party SfB/Lync SDK app present.
  • Fix for app crash when specific clipboard content is pasted into a chat.
  • Fix for issue that prevented display of the "accepted by" information for a Call Queue call that's picked up by one of the call agents.
  • Fixed issue that hid call icons when a Teams user joins a Skype for Business meeting.

Word: Feature updates

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your documents accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility – we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

Version 1902: March 25

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20222)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1902: March 12

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20158)

  • Various bugs and performances fixes.

Version 1902: March 4

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20146)

Access: Feature updates

  • Keep tabs on your database objects: Clearly see the active tab, easily drag tabs to rearrange them, and close database objects with just one click.
  • Zoom with more room: Make the Zoom box bigger, change the font, and Zoom remembers it all. Learn more

Excel: Feature updates

  • Get their attention with @mentions: Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input. Learn more
  • Discover more about your data: The new Ideas button looks for patterns in your data, and uses them to create intelligent, personalized suggestions. Learn more
  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.
  • Ability to insert SVG's with filters applied: Office users now have the ability to insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings: Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to end 5-10 minutes early by default. Learn more
  • Use Read Aloud to listen to your email: Outlook can read your email aloud, highlighting text as it's read. To turn on Read Aloud, go to the Ease of Access settings. Learn more
  • Ability to insert SVG's with filters applied: Office users now have the ability to insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Inserting an online video is easier than ever: Want to put a video from Vimeo or YouTube on your slide? The video page link is all you need. Learn more
  • You compute, we format: We change hand-drawn math expressions into standard characters. Just choose Ink to Math and select your handwritten notes to get started. Learn more
  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.
  • Ability to insert SVG's with filters applied: Office users now have the ability to insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more
  • Large files now open faster: Images, videos, and other large elements now download in the background when opening files stored on OneDrive or SharePoint.

Word: Feature updates

  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.
  • Find out why AutoSave isn't on! Clicking on the AutoSave toggle when it's off will now either display a helpful callout with reasons why AutoSave might be off. In the case where the only reason preventing AutoSave is the fact that the document is not on OneDrive or SharePoint, we will offer to move the document conveniently with one button click!
  • Ability to insert SVG's with filters applied: Office users now have the ability to insert SVG's that have filters applied to them. Learn more

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • Installation of Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams is installed by default for new installations of Office 365 ProPlus. Learn More

Version 1901: February 12

Version 1901 (Build 11231.20174)

Security updates listed here

Version 1901: January 31

Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Collaborate with comments: Keep the conversation going right in your spreadsheet with the built-in reply box. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • They'll see what you meme: When text or static images just won't do, use an animated GIF to make your point. Learn more

Visio: Feature updates

  • Double-take on data flowcharts: Gorgeous new layouts for Data Visualizer flowcharts are clean, crisp, and easy to understand. Learn more

  • Azure stencils built right in: Design a cloud app or plan an architecture using dozens of Azure stencils. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Take your doc from static to stunning: Transform your document into an interactive, easy-to-share web page that looks great on any device. Learn more

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • Office 3rd Party Applications now have insert SVG support using the office.js api: 3rd party applications also known as add-ins in Office now have the ability to insert SVG's. Users can now connect their personal collection of SVG's to Office. Developers can use this feature by using the Office.js API.

Version 1812: January 14

Version 1812 (Build 11126.20266)

Non-security updates only, addressing performance issues.

Version 1812: January 8

Version 1812 (Build 11126.20196)

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't uncheck the Critical, Late and Slack bar styles for the Gantt chart after you checked one.

Version 1812: January 3

Version 1812 (Build 11126.20188)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Keep accessibility checker running while you work: Keep track of accessibility issues in your document without needing the accessibility checker always open. Via an indicator in the status bar, much like spellcheck, Excel flags found accessibility issues while you are working.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • All your encryption options in one place: Just go to Options > Encrypt to choose how to secure your email message. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Ink a splendid slide: Convert your ink to standard shapes and text, then get smart slide-design ideas from PowerPoint Designer. Learn more
  • Keep accessibility checker running while you work: Keep track of accessibility issues in your document without needing the accessibility checker always open. Via an indicator in the status bar, much like spellcheck, PowerPoint flags found accessibility issues while you are working.

Word: Feature updates

  • Improve comprehension with Line Focus: Move through a document line by line without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time. Learn more
  • Keep accessibility checker running while you work: Keep track of accessibility issues in your document without needing the accessibility checker always open. Via an indicator in the status bar, much like spellcheck, Word flags found accessibility issues while you are working.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Say goodbye to broken Excel links: Can't find the Excel workbook linked to your Data Visualizer diagram? Relink it, and you're back in business. Learn more

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • What's New Pane: The What's New experience has moved to the Help Pane, so you can more easily access and stay up to date with our latest updates.

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