Release notes for Monthly Enterprise Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in Monthly Enterprise Channel updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, and the subscription versions of the desktop apps for Project and Visio.

Version 2104: June 08

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20408)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

PowerPoint

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Word

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some files would occasionally fail to open in Protected View.

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly in some languages when using add-ins.

  • Fixed an issue where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work for some users.

  • Fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

  • Fix for an issue where a major version build rollback could result in the application terminating on file open.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users of the calendar sharing improvements feature to experience issues with interacting with their calendar in the navigation pane.

  • We added a registry key that disables the new Room Finder experience (the same experience as in Outlook for Web) and enables the legacy Room Finder with Suggested Times.

    Registry Key:

    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar
    REG_DWORD “ShowLegacyRoomFinder”

    0 (default) - Outlook uses new Room Finder OWA Powered eXperience when user clicks 'Room Finder' button to search for available rooms
    1 - Outlook uses legacy Room Finder UI to search for available rooms

  • We fixed an issue that caused name resolution to fail when sending on behalf of another user and resolving against an address book that is not the Global Address List.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the feedback option to fail to appear for users of the Office Perpetual 2021 preview.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause users to see the message that they are composing losing the UI focus.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to override the Focused Inbox preferences configured in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see signatures disappear unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of roaming settings to experience unresponsiveness.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience the process terminating unexpectedly when searching.

  • We fixed a search-related unexpected close.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the people picker in Outlook to expand upwards rather than downwards for users with a perpetual license.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where Reuse Slides option was not available for a few users.

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

  • Fixed an issue where a major version build rollback could result in an unexpected close on file open.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to remove projects from the resource pool.

Word

  • We fixed an issue which required a change on editing OLE object.

  • We fixed an issue where some select text was not visible when using darkmode theme in reading mode.

  • Fixed an issue that may cause Word to unexpectedly close when shutting down due to the user logging off or restarting their computer.

  • We fixed an issue that updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

  • Fixed an issue where a major version build rollback could result in an unexpected close on file open.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that would cause cloud document to fail to open.

  • This change parses the new TenantId attribute sent on Cobalt responses and stores it in the Central Table.

Version 2103: June 08

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20554)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

Office Suite

  • Fix an issue Word, Powerpoint and Excel would fail to open cloud document if rolling back to a previous build

Version 2103: May 11

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20516)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Automatically use new data types: When you type a data value that resembles a stock or a geographic location, Excel offers to convert it to the right connected data type - Stocks or Geography. Learn more

  • Linked data types: Real data for real life: New linked data types bring you facts and data on hundreds of subjects to help you accomplish your goals right in Excel.

Outlook

  • Break the language barrier with a built-in translator: Add-ins for translation aren't required anymore! You can now use the Intelligent Translator in Outlook. When you receive a message in another language, a prompt will appear on top of the message asking if you’d like Outlook to translate it to your default language. You can also right-click to translate specific words, phrases, or the whole message. Learn more

Visio

  • Ready-made graphics for your diagrams: Choose from a large library of icons, stock photo images, cutout people, and stickers that you can add to your Visio drawings. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when an external application requests an accessibility interface, it will prevent us from shutting down until they release their reference.

  • This change fixes an issue where in some cases running a SQL Server pass through query could result in an error message indicating that there was an "invalid cursor state".

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly in some languages when using add-ins.

  • Fixed an issue where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work for some users.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused name resolution to fail when sending on behalf of another user and resolving against an address book that is not the Global Address List.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to override the Focused Inbox preferences configured in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some people to be unable to access signatures associated with secondary mail accounts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see more signatures than expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see their primary and secondary calendar switching places in the Navigation Pane.

  • We fixed an issue that cause users to erroneously see a "This may take a while" message when adding a calendar.

  • We fixed an issue that caused delegates to appear as the organizer of meetings created on newly added calendars. Meetings in this state did not appear on the principal's calendar.

  • We fixed an issue in a component of Outlook that is used by MAPI-enabled applications on computers with ARM processors. The issue could cause search to fail or cause extra load on the computer as background apps restarted repeatedly.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook to close unexpectedly when syncing folder hierarchy changes.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where Visio could stop working during close.

Visio

  • Fixed an issue where Visio could stop working during close.

Word

  • Fixed an issue to optimizes conditions for text predictions to be offered.

  • Fixed an issue where updates text on autosave callout for files saved locally.

  • Fixed an issue when coauthoring a document, active draft is not cleared when comment order changes.

  • Fixes an issue where Print preview closed unexpectedly.

  • Fixed a potential hang in Word when drawing an image.

Office Suite

  • Fixes a reliability issue related to support of Office apps running in session 0.

  • Fixed an issue which rename was unresponsive when opened a SyncBacked file offline then renamed the file in app before saving file.

Version 2102: May 11

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20638)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly on some languages when using Add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing the ability to paste as formulas on a protected sheet.

Outlook

  • This enables end users to configure Outlook to add an online meeting to every meeting they create.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

Word

  • Fixes an issue in Wordmail where someone cannot send this item' when the 2084th character in a link is an escaped character.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that caused Word to close unexpectedly while printing long documents.

  • Before this change, Office templates were displaying even if GPO for disabling them was turned on. With this change, templates now honor the GPO correctly and display/hide as requested.

Version 2102: April 13

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20506)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Use the Advanced Dialog to Create Data Types: The Advanced Dialog allows you to manually select the columns which combine the Data Type you are creating.

  • Unhide many sheets at the same time: No need to unhide one sheet at a time anymore -- unhide multiple hidden sheets at once. Learn more

Outlook

  • 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

  • Your Outlook settings in the cloud: Choose your Outlook for Windows settings like Automatic Replies, Focused Inbox, and Privacy, and get to them on any PC.

  • Pick where to search: The new search scope drop down allows you to more easily modify your search and switch between Current Folder and Current Mailbox. Thank you to everyone in Coming Soon who provided feedback on the new Search at Top experience. This design and update came out of that feedback!

  • Draft messages with your voice: Use the new dictation toolbar, voice commands, auto-punctuation, and more to compose messages.

Word

  • Draft documents with your voice: Use the new dictation toolbar, voice commands and auto-punctuation to draft documents.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases running a SQL Server pass through query could result in an error message indicating that there was an "invalid cursor state".

Excel

  • We fixed a bug in which data validation could be applied to cells unexpectedly after adding rows to a table on another sheet.

  • We fixed an issue where the DialogSheets show function was not working on 32 bit versions of Excel

  • We fixed an issue which caused images to be smaller than expected when using the Paste Linked Picture option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some PivotTable formatting to corrupt the workbook when saving to the .xls or .xlt format.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from exporting an Excel workbook to PDF.

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of inline translation to be unable to submit feedback.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see signatures containing unicode content to get damaged.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see more signatures than expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when idle.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience the app to shut down when closing message windows.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar improvements to be unable to set a calendar's color to yellow or brown.

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to see duplicate calendar groups appearing after creating a new group.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see newly added calendars fail to appear in the navigation pane until after Outlook had been restarted.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in resolving conflicts while in coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue with Rich text content controls.

  • We fixed an issue with typing at the end of a hidden paragraph may result in application hang.

  • We fixed an issue with Narrator which may skips over a paragraph.

  • We fixed an issue relating to copy and paste.

  • Fixes an issue with colors applied to icons and SVG graphics with 3D effects.

  • Fixed an issue where disabled commands in the Office Ribbon would only have the icon grayed out but not the text in Dark Gray Office Theme.

Office Suite

  • We fixed a reliability issue related to support of Office apps running in session 0.

  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes lead to text in Outlook becoming transparent and thereby not legible.

  • Fixed an issue that could happen when using narrator within text that contains math equations.

  • Fixed an issue where Dictation was disabled for GCC users

  • Fixed an issue where users are unable to save file when open a previously opened file with edits not saved but now the file has been deleted. After the fix, users will get a friendly message to inform them that the file is deleted, thus user can choose to discard changes, or SaveAs the file.

  • Fixed rename failure issue when open a SyncBacked file offline then rename the file in app before saving file.

Version 2101: April 13

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20664)

Security updates listed here

Version 2101: March 09

Version 2101 (Build 13628.20528)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or close unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the encryption icon to fail to display on emails sent using the encryption only option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused mails to be sent as digitally signed after the user unchecked that option.

  • We fixed an issue that caused issues with displaying the correct default signature in OWA.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Cloud Settings users to experience a hang when updating settings.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to sometimes close unexpectedly when users were searching in Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users that have Shared or Delegated Mailboxes with large hierarchies in their profile to encounter hangs.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook to close unexpectedly in certain search scenarios.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where when a cost resource was assigned to a milestone task, baseline cost didn't rollup correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where borders weren't showing up for tasks in the Team Planner view.

  • Fixed an issue where you drag and drop wasn't working for tasks in the Team Planner view.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue related to media controller event notifications.

  • Fixes an issue related to media player engine timing.

Version 2012: March 09

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20628)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

PowerPoint

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

Word

  • Require users to apply sensitivity labels: Users will be prompted to apply a sensitivity label if their organization's policy requires it.

Version 2012: February 09

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20528)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Outlook

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings: Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to start 5-10 min late by default. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Every meeting online: Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

  • Every meeting online: Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.

  • New room finder: Search for conference rooms by different capabilities.

  • New conference room and workspace booking experience: The conference room booking experience has been refreshed, and with it we've added capabilities to allow you to schedule individual workspaces as well

PowerPoint

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Visio

  • New Azure stencils and shapes: We've added many more stencils to help you create up-to-date Azure diagrams. Learn more

Word

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

  • Sensitivity label audit logging: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, that information is now made available to administrators in the Microsoft 365 audit logs.

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more


Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change addresses an issue with properly displaying fonts within equations.

  • Fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly see a message bar informing them of a new version of a file when coauthoring.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel may leave macros disabled without prompting when opening an Excel Add-in file containing Excel 4.0 Macros.

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or close unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel might close unexpectedly when using the "Show Values As" menu for a PivotTable.

  • We fixed an issue that broke some legacy Excel 4.0 and Excel 5.0 macros as well as some VBA calls to dialogsheets.show.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused an edited signature to fail to save after prompting the user to do so.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook closing unexpectedly in certain search scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some customers to encounter a hang while loading their calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users that have Shared or Delegated Mailboxes with large hierarchies in their profile to encounter hangs.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue where font size command, added in QAT, auto completes to the nearest defined font size while updating it.

  • This change addresses an issue with properly displaying fonts within equations.

  • This change addresses an issue with path fills when applying Merge Shapes operations with certain geometries.

Office Suite

  • Anaheim WebView does not support Windows Information Protection (WIP) yet. With this fix Office addin platform falls back to down level WebView in WIP enabled environment. That can be either Edge Spartan WebView or Trident WebView depending on customer's machine environment. Both down level WebViews support WIP.

  • Optimized binary size.

  • Fixed the file closing sequence so that all the interdependent components are closed gracefully.

Version 2011: February 09

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20658)

Security updates listed here

Version 2011: January 12

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20526)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Excel

  • Create variables to use in formulas: Improve performance, readability, and composability with the LET function. This function allows you to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Create a custom data type in Power Query: Use any data source to create a custom data type that lets you load multiple related pieces of information into one column. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Name the new sheet after the source query: When the data is loaded into the new sheet, the sheet will be named based on the name of the source query.

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

OneNote

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Outlook

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Video Library: Elevate your documents with a library of curated, royalty-free video footage available in-app.

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Project

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Publisher

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Visio

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Word

  • Switch Office themes automatically: Office can automatically switch themes to match your Windows 10 theme settings. Go to File > Account and choose "Use system setting" under the Office Theme drop-down. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would incorrectly show a message bar that a new version of the file is available and force the user to save their changes in a copy of the workbook or discard their changes.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel may leave macros disabled without prompting when opening an Excel Add-in file containing Excel 4.0 Macros.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see no signatures in the signatures drop down despite having one or more signatures configured.

  • We added a regkey that allows customers to disable filetime inclusion for attachments in IDataObject operations (i.e. drag drop, clipboard). HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Attachments. REG_DWORD IncludeFileTimesInDataObject. 0 = filetimes are excluded. 1 = (default) filetimes are included.

  • We fixed an issue that caused inline images to disappear when replying to a message with a protection label from Azure Information Protection.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the MailItem.BeforeAttachmentAdd event to be broken.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the To field to be blank when sending a status report on a task.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the original attendees of some meetings to receive a cancellation when another attendee forwards the meeting.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

  • We fixed an issue where there is an error when saving the file after duplicating a slide that contains a newly recorded audio.

  • We have fixed a VBA issue where Slide.Shapes.AddMediaObject2 crashing with legacy video formats (MPG-1,Mpeg-2).

  • This change addresses an issue with handling errors that may occur during video loading.

  • Fixed an issue with copy/paste of an equation from Word to PowerPoint.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where specific projects could be opened if there was an issue with the project file in a specific part of load.

Word

  • Fix an assert bug exposed by optimized gates affecting Word.

  • We fixed an issue which document styles are replaced with other styles from the template.

  • This change addresses an issue with the cursor when editing a document.

  • Fixed an issue with copy/paste of an equation from Word to PowerPoint.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where installing a newer version of Office over certain older versions can result in impaired functionality (such as being unable to use Power Query) due to missing registry entries.

  • Fixed an issue of file would be opened as NOT SyncBacked when url from cache and url from OneDrive does NOT match.

  • We fixed an issue where SaveRequestManagerCam was causing the application to close instead of returning an error.

Version 2010: January 12

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20550)

Security updates listed here

Note

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