Archived Release notes for Monthly Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in Monthly Channel updates to Office 365 ProPlus, 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 1911: December 10

Version 1911 (Build 12228.20364)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change circumvents a problem with certain Intel graphics drivers by leveraging software rendering.

  • We fixed the right click menu for Pivot Charts to enable the option to Show Details.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused web add ins to access Digital Rights Managed messages.

Version 1911: December 03

Version 1911 (Build 12228.20332)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Type a formula that returns multiple values: Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells. Learn more

  • Six powerful functions: We’ve added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY. Learn more

  • Data visualizer add-in: Quickly create Visio flowcharts from Excel. Learn more

Word

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved the coauthoring experience by making it more likely that content changes will be received by others in real time.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue in Microsoft Access that may cause the error "Query is Corrupt" when an Update Query is run, or an UPDATE statement is used in SQL.

Excel

  • Excel may have issues when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when searching for recent files while no workbook is open.

Outlook

  • 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.

  • When using the Brazilia time zone in the year 2019, recurring meetings and appointments are displayed in the wrong timeslot for the year 2020. This change is relevant for clients set in the Brazilia time zone or for meetings and appointments set in that time zone.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see a "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" prompt when opening the Rules dialog.

  • Corrected an issue with SMIME algorithm selection.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the Location field in meetings to get updated unexpectedly.

Office Suite

  • Resolved an issue where Office updates may have unexpectedly downloaded files from the Office CDN instead of the intended source, such as a local or network share, or Configuration Manager-provided location.

  • Fixed an issue in ODT and GPO Update Deadline setting where relative deadline only works the first time it is set, the fix enables the relative deadline for subsequent updates.

Version 1910: November 22

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20410)

  • Various bugs and performance fixes.

Version 1910: November 18

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20390)

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where running an Update query would incorrectly give an error message: "Query is corrupt".

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)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused a hang in the Search Feedback experience.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Version 1811: December 11

Version 1811 (Build 11029.20108)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8597: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8598: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8627: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8636: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8587: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8628: Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1811: November 27

Version 1811 (Build 11029.20079)

Access: Feature updates

  • Paint it black, paint it gray: Change the look of Access as often as you like. Four themes to choose from: Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, or White. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Zoom and stick: Instead of adjusting Zoom each time you read a message, choose a default to use for all your messages. Learn more
  • Keep working while moving messages: Outlook now moves messages in the background, so you can keep working while moving lots of messages between folders.
  • Polished the Focused Inbox on and off experiences: For customers that do not use Focused Inbox, we brought back the Unread tab in the message list across all folders. We also added a sort by Flag to make it easier to find flagged items. Finally, Focused Inbox has a better interaction model with search: Focused Inbox remains until a user starts to search and we show 'Results' text shown after a search completes.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • See slide number on printed handouts: Add slide number to the print copy of your handouts. Learn more

Office Suite: Feature updates

  • Share and upload your documents with the new exposed buttons in the Info Place: Previously Share, Copy Path to Clipboard, and Open File Location buttons were only accessible behind the document save path. Now they're buttons you can clearly see in the Info Place! Navigate to File > Info as you normally would to see these new buttons.

Version 1810: November 13

Version 1810 (Build 11001.20108)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8574: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8577: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8522: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8524: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8558: Microsoft Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8576: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8579: Microsoft Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8582: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Project: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8575: Microsoft Project Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8573: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8546: Microsoft Skype for Business Denial of Service Vulnerability

Project: Non-security Updates

  • Fixed an issue where when saving/publishing a project to Project Online, the status bar was not always updating to show the latest status.
  • Fixed an issue where if you were working with Project files on a SharePoint document library that was in the new modern experience, the Check-Out Required and Read-Only actions were not being correctly followed.

Version 1810: October 29

Version 1810 (Build 11001.20074)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Collaborate with comments: Keep the conversation going right in your spreadsheet with the built-in reply box. Learn more
  • Stock quotes at your fingertips: Retrieve the latest stock price, change in price, and more with the new Stocks data type. There's a new data type for Geography too. Learn more
  • Reveal what's behind a picture: Put a picture in a worksheet, pick your preset, and watch the transparency change. That's it! Learn more
  • Easy editing in the formula bar: 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. Learn more

Outlook: Feature updates

  • People suggestions in the Scheduling Assistant: See recommendations for attendees to add when you schedule a meeting. No more switching back and forth between the Scheduling Assistant and the To line. Learn more
  • Reserving a room just got easier: Look for a conference room using more than one room list - and switch lists without losing rooms you've selected.
  • Stop seeing reminders for past events: You can set your calendar to automatically dismiss reminders for events after they've ended. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Reveal what's behind a picture: Put a picture on a slide, pick your preset, and watch the transparency change. That's it! Learn more
  • New proofreading tools: Don't stress about your words. PowerPoint now provides grammar and writing suggestions.
  • You sketch, we polish: We change hand-drawn text and shapes into refined diagrams. Just select your ink strokes to get started. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Reveal what's behind a picture: Put a picture in a document, pick your preset, and watch the transparency change. That's it! Learn more
  • Watch your documents come alive: Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and T-Rex rampage across the page. Learn more

Access: Feature updates

  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Publisher: Feature updates

  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Project: Feature updates

  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Visio: Feature updates

  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Version 1809: October 16

Version 1809 (Build 10827.20181)

Office suite: Non-Security updates

  • Fixed various performance issues.

Version 1809: October 9

Version 1809 (Build 10827.20150)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8502: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180026: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8501: Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8504: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • ADV180026: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8432: Microsoft Graphics Components Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1809: September 27

Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138)

Excel: Feature Updates

  • Speedy Lookup We've turbo-charged your VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH calculations so you can get answers faster. Learn more
  • Calling all Get & Transform fans If you use Get & Transform a lot, you'll be happy to know that the Column From Example feature has been improved. And, many connectors have been improved as well. Learn more
  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Outlook: Feature Updates

  • See what’s Coming Soon Try out new user experiences before they’re released and let us know what you think. Learn more
  • See the URL behind Safe Links Safe Links protects you from malicious URLS received in email but they hide the original URL. To see the original, hover your mouse over the URL. Requires an Advanced Threat Protection license. Learn more
  • Get search spelling suggestions After performing a search, Outlook will provide a suggested search query with spelling corrections.
  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

PowerPoint: Feature Updates

  • Watch your slides come alive Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and T-Rex rampage across the screen. Learn more
  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more

Word: Feature Updates

  • Get their attention with @mentions Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input. Learn more
  • Your ribbon icons have a new look Don’t worry, everything works the same. Plus, they look great on screens of all sizes. Learn more
  • Equation Editor converter Converter allows users to convert equations created using Microsoft Equation editor to Office Math ML format to enable editing.
  • 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

Version 1808: September 11

Version 1808 (Build 10730.20102)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8331: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8429: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Word: Security updates

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8332: Win32k Graphics Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1808: September 5

Version 1808 (Build 10730.20088)

Access: Feature Updates

  • Refresh, relink, or remove linked tables The updated Linked Table Manager is the location for managing all data sources and linked tables. Learn more

Outlook: Feature Updates

  • Turn off forwarding for a meeting Prevent attendees from forwarding your meeting to others. Just go to the ribbon and click Response Options. Learn more

Visio: Feature Updates

  • Enjoy an iconic moment in your next diagram Pick from 26 new stencils with icons for analytics, arts, celebration, faces, sports, and more.
  • 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
  • Visio and Power BI: Better together In just a few clicks, turn your Visio diagram into an interactive Power BI visualization. Learn more

Project: Feature Updates

  • See more info on Task Board cards When the title alone doesn’t tell the story, customize your Task Board cards to show all the most important details. Learn more

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fixes an issue in Excel wherein the dotted line marking the range of cells that a user selected for copying does not disappear and remains in clipboard even after a subsequent user operation like paste.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Click to view more..." link to be missing from the search results list for some users with multiple Exchange accounts configured.

Office Suite: Non-security updates

  • Fixed an issue that caused update install to take a long time in certain scenarios.

Lync: Non-security updates

  • Fixes an issue that prevented emoticons in IM messages from being displayed.

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 17

Version 1806 (Build 10228.20134)

Office Suite: Non-security updates

  • Fixed some performance issues.

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.Learn more
  • 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. Learn more

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. Note that this feature is not available in some regions.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.Learn more
  • 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
  • Flash, Silverlight and Shockwave controls blocked from activating in Office for security reasons: For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 on Windows block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Learn more here and here.

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.

Note

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