Release notes for Monthly Channel releases in 2019

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 2019.

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.
  • We often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Monthly 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. Learn more

Note

  • The security updates information for each update channel of Office 365 ProPlus will start being listed separately at Security Updates.

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
  • 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
  • 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

Note

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