Archived 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 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 2010: December 08

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20478)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Get Organization Data from Power BI using Data Types: Excel data types from Power BI are now rolling out to Insiders in organizations with Office 365 / Microsoft 365 and the Power BI Pro service plan. Getting the information you need and easily refreshing it is critical to many everyday workflows. We’re giving you access to your company or organization information from Power BI as a data type in Excel, which expands your ability to bring in linked information in your spreadsheets. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Outlook

  • User Experience Updates for Tasks: A visual refresh of task items

  • Improved links in email: When you include a link to a file, the file name replaces the URL. You can change permissions so all recipients have access.

PowerPoint

  • Export animated GIF in a range: Select a range of slides when exporting to animated GIF

  • Create GIFs with Transparent Backgrounds: When exporting to an Animated GIF, a new option will allow you to make the background transparent.
    See details in blog post


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when using DAO from non-Office applications would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to create a second empty signature for people who had cloud settings enabled.

  • We fixed a n issue that caused Cloud Settings not to be turned on for users by default.

  • We fixed an issue that caused changes to a user's signature to fail to save.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the headers of Chinese messages to be unreadable when replying or forwarding.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Chinese characters to get changed to question marks when saving as an OFT file.

  • 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 the MailItem.BeforeAttachmentAdd event to be broken.

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to grant Editor permission to their delegates.

PowerPoint

  • This is a fix for an issue where the save prompt shows in a loop when closing the document when there is an add-in that listens to PresentationBeforeClose event and checks Presentation.Saved property as a part of the event handler.

  • Fix to address a an issue when using IRM/protected documents during a merge error.

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

Project

  • Fixed an issue where Project may terminate unexpectedly when opening files where resource contours were specified in a certain manner.

  • Fixed an issue where when you save a project from PWA to a local mpp file, the ProjectBeforeTaskChangeEvent fires for data that wasn't actually changed by the user.

  • Fixed an issue where the NewVal in the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event doesn't have the correct value if a lag is changed within a Task Form type view.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue where users will be able to create straight lines using connectors in Visio for Office 365 for both custom Visio stencils and in-built templates.

Word

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

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention was unable to classify Office documents on disk.

  • When the user prints any document/file on inkjet printers from Office and printer's ink is low, "Toner Low" or "No Toner" message will show, even though inkjet printers don't have toners. Changing message to display "Toner/ink Low" & "No toner/ink".

  • Fixed an issue where an error would occur when copy/paste text from a comment into Excel.

  • Fixed an issue where trying to do a SaveAs would fail in certain scenarios.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a failure when trying to save files that have transitioned from syncbacked to server-only.

Version 2009: December 08

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20620)

Security updates listed here

Version 2009: November 10

Version 2009 (Build 13231.20514)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

PowerPoint

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Word

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the headers of Chinese messages to be unreadable when replying or forwarding.

  • Addressed an issue that caused delegates to see intermittent failures when opening shared folders in another mailbox.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some automatically generated emails to be sent with a blank body when the subject line is blank.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some users to observe Outlook unexpectedly starting in an offline state.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Search to return no results when searching uncached shared calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience the application to terminate unexpectedly when selecting a search result.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to grant Editor permission to their delegates.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue causing slow coauthoring on files containing large numbers of a certain data object type (E2o).

  • We fixed an issue that disabled IRM protections when opening a PowerPoint file in Protected View.

  • We fixed an issue where Forms content add-in doesn't render after insertion until user clicks to another slide to make it show.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if you have eventing code running and try to make changes through a Task Form view, clicking the OK button may not commit the changes.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may terminate unexpectedly when opening files where resource contours were specified in a certain manner.

  • Fixed an issue where when you save a project from PWA to a local mpp file, the ProjectBeforeTaskChangeEvent fires for data that wasn't actually changed by the user.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with Style Gallery dialog.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with the Compress Picture dialog not retaining certain user settings.

  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention was unable to classify Office documents on disk.

  • When the user prints any document/file on inkjet printers from Office and printer's ink is low, "Toner Low" or "No Toner" message will show, even though inkjet printers don't have toners. Changing message to display "Toner/ink Low" & "No toner/ink".

Version 2008: November 10

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20760)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where using a macro to set the FormulaR1C1 property for a range, the cell references would be incorrect if a chart sheet was the active sheet.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause an error that "Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas".

  • Fixed an issue when the Office language was set to Spanish, in which data validation lists may not show all the items in the list.

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a hang when refreshing OLAP PivotTables.

  • We fixed an issue where certain functions would have an incorrect result after loading a workbook.

  • We fixed an issue where the application would terminate unexpectedly which was related to XLAM add-in references and named ranges.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the headers of Chinese messages to get garbled when replying or forwarding.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some automatically generated emails to be sent with a blank body when the subject line is blank.

  • Addressed an issue that caused delegates to see intermittent failures when opening shared folders in another mailbox.

  • We fixed an issue that caused searches in Group calendars fail to return any results.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience the application to terminate unexpectedly when selecting a search result.

  • We fixed an issue where users can now disable IRM (Information Rights Management) for Outlook without having to disable it for the rest of the Office applications.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to grant Editor permission to their delegates.

  • We fixed an issue where optional connected experiences blocked web add-ins from loading.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • This is a fix for an issue where the save prompt shows in a loop when closing the document when there is an add-in that listens to PresentationBeforeClose event and checks Presentation.Saved property as a part of the event handler.

  • We have fixed an issue where Forms content add-in doesn't render after insertion until user click to another slide to make it show.

Office Suite

  • Addressed an issue for commercial customers who leverage System Center Configuration Manager or other management tool for the Office Update using Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention.

  • Fix an issue that the Messaging API for Office Add-ins is not working.

Version 2008: October 13

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20638)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Have a question? Ask Excel: Now Excel Ideas allows you to ask questions about your data - no need to spend time writing formulas (available in English only). Learn more

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Make a PDF connection: Connect to, import, refresh data from a PDF. Learn more

  • Save shapes as pictures: In just a few clicks, save a shape, icon, or other object as a picture file so you can reuse it elsewhere. Learn more

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Create a flow chart or organizational chart by putting data on a worksheet. Learn more

Outlook

  • Create polls in Outlook with Quick Poll: Easily create a poll, collect votes, and view results within an email Learn more

  • New profile card for Outlook: New profile card for Outlook including a better Organization view and matches the card style of Outlook Web. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • This issue has been resolved - you can now use our ODBC driver outside of Office's Click-to-Run applications.

  • This change fixes an issue that could cause Access to crash when launching the Zoom box (Shift + F2) to edit text.

  • This issue has now been resolved and you should no longer experience a crash.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a warning about a corrupt workbook if it contained formulas using IFNA().

  • Fixed an issue where Excel could crash when using the Quick Analysis after freezing the top row of the sheet.

  • We fixed an issue where users could not modify a PivotTable filter because it was set to a value that was no longer present in an Analysis Services database.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel could crash in certain circumstances when using the Format Painter.

  • Fixed a bug with PivotDateFilter APIs in which 'Before' and 'After' filter conditions were reversed.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to receive the following error when replying to or composing new email, "Some of the files in this web page aren't in the expected location. Do you want to download them anyway? If you’re sure the Web page is from a trusted source, click Yes"

  • Addressed an issue that caused the right-click context menu to fail to appear in the search controls.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to see anomalies when using the compact view.

  • This fixes an issue that caused users to experience occasional crashes when editing recipients.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some users to see the Scheduling Assistant page fail to display.

  • Addresses a performance issue with attachment upload.

  • Addressed an issue which caused users to experience a crash when deleting 4 or more emails from a POP account with the "Download Headers Only" option selected.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see an error on the safelinks page instead of the document they were trying to open when opening a cloud attachment.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to experience occasional crashes when interacting with Cloud attachments.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to close shared calendars by clicking on the "X" in the corner.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to be unable to connect to Public Folders after adding a shared mailbox.

  • Addressed an issue that caused meetings to fail to be removed from a manager's calendar when declined by a delegate in some circumstances.

  • Addressed an issue that prevented some users of the Shared Calendar Improvements feature from being able to view a newly-added shared calendar.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Turn on shared calendar improvements" setting to sometimes fail to apply to existing shared calendars.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users who attempted to create a meeting request from a secondary account added to their profile to not see a blank From: field instead of their email address.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue which was causing the crash in PowerPoint app.

  • Security fix to address an issue that disabled IRM protections when opening a PowerPoint file in Protected View.

  • This change addresses an issue with Export to Animated GIF feature where clicking on Export button was not exporting.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the Project finish date isn't getting updated for projects connected to SharePoint tasks list.

  • Fixed an issue where if a resource had more than one cost rate table defined, remaining cost was not always calculated correctly.

Skype

  • Changed dancing emoticon skin tone to neutral color.

Visio

  • Live preview crashes on text alignment reported by customers. Top hitting crash of July fork.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where macro AutoOpen runs before AutoExec

  • We fixed an issue with Style Gallery dialog.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when booting Word.

  • We fixed an issue which the base styles are not updated with Normal style.

  • We fixed an issue which user might experience crash when opening a document.

  • We fixed an issue where the user might lose content when resize a shape.

  • Fixes an issue that caused users to experience a crash when opening certain very large emails.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when replying to or composing new email.

  • This change fixes an issue where Office applications can get stuck in a silent Save failure state after a previous coauthoring session.

Office Suite

  • This change addresses a crash when launching Office apps due to failing to load d2d1.dll.

  • Fixes high CPU usage on idle with GIF/animated model3D

  • When the user prints any document/file on inkjet printers from Office and printer's ink is low, "Toner Low" or "No Toner" message will show, even though inkjet printers don't have toners. Changing message to display "Toner/ink Low" & "No toner/ink".

Version 2007: October 13

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20708)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed a bug with PivotDateFilter APIs in which 'Before' and 'After' filter conditions were reversed.

Version 2007: September 08

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20534)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Incident Notification for IT Admins: Microsoft 365 tenant global administrators and Office Apps Administrators will be notified about Outlook and O365 Exchange incidents affecting their users with a new right-side panel notification in Outlook for Windows. Learn more

  • Quickly reopen items from previous session: We added an option to quickly reopen items from a previous Outlook session. Whether Outlook crashes or you close it, you’ll now be able to quickly relaunch items when you reopen the app. This feature is on by default. To turn it off, go to Options > General > Start up Options.

Word

  • Retain text in vectors: Now you can retain the text in maps, charts, and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Office Suite

  • Tabbed Panes: Now you can switch between multiple panes using a tab UI on the right hand side of the app. The UI will only be visible when you have 2+ panes open.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • This fix addresses the issue where trying to run certain queries have previously produced the error message 'Query is too complex'.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where an error or hang may occur when loading a workbook with with multiple sheets in page break preview.

  • An error could occur when trying to save a file that contains a formula using the LET() function.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused formatting problems in incident notification alerts.

  • Addressed an issue that caused outlook users to see issues with navigation in compact views.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally crash when retrieving persona information.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the Scheduling Assistant page to fail to display.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the "Save" option on the security dialog.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the "Allow Forwarding" option to be missing from shared calendar meeting "Response Options" when Download Shared folder was NOT checked.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to fail to retrieve search suggestions.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users of some character sets to see file names display incorrectly when adding a Smart Link to a SharePoint file.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users of CLP to experience a crash when switching the from address on a reply from a protected context to an unprotected one.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when replying to or composing new mail.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed a crash issue with PowerPoint app.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't save a PDF/XPS from Project to a SharePoint document library.

  • Fixed an issue where if you paste a task that has multiple dependencies, not all dependencies are copied correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the task selected in the assign resources dialog isn't the same as the task selected in the task board view.

  • Fixed an issue where a project that had gotten into a bad state could not be opened.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where users were seeing the UI elements or content not being displayed under certain conditions, in particular with coming in and out of Presenter View or using multiple monitors.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a runtime message to show even though the transition to the full product is complete. The fix for this issue was to ensure the service properly computed added products. We filtered out the newly added products (ensuring that they exist in the new configuration as well) and added them to the end of existing Product release IDs.

  • For the old, non-web service based Share pane, upon closing the document while the Share pane is open could cause a crash. This is now fixed.

Version 2006: September 08

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20648)

Security updates listed here

Version 2006: August 11

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20520)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Excel

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

  • Filter and sort without disrupting others: You can now sort and filter your Excel file while collaborating with others with Sheet View. This new feature prevents you from being impacted by other user’s sorts and filters while coauthoring the document. Learn more

Outlook

  • Help protect data in your group: The Sensitivity label you choose when creating a group is applied to group email, documents, and team sites.

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

  • New option to disable @ mention suggestions when composing mail in Outlook: Do you find the @ mention picker more annoying than useful? Now you can turn it off if you prefer.
    See details in blog post

  • Keep your pictures high fidelity when sending them as part of an email: A new Outlook setting is available to limit picture compression when you send pictures as part of the email contents.

PowerPoint

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

  • Improved Stream video performance in PowerPoint: We’ve made improvements to the playback performance of Microsoft Stream videos to minimize video loading time and create a smooth viewing experience. Use your corporate videos from Microsoft Stream to create better presentations.

Word

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

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


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where query execution was taking approximately twice as long to complete than expected.

  • Resolved an issue with inserting linked SQL tables that include an identity (e.g. autonumber) field.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue which caused CustomUI XML for a custom ribbon tab to be removed when saving to SharePoint/OneDrive.

  • Fixed an issue where an error or hang may occur when loading a workbook with with multiple sheets in page break preview.

  • Fixed a crash that could happen when trying to create a data connection if you have signed out from your account.

  • Automatic document classification may have occurred for workbooks that were in read-only mode.

OneNote

  • Improve detection of co-authoring status to reduce resource utilization.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue for copy and paste SVG image.

  • Addresses an issue that caused searching for a feature in Suggest a Feature to return no results and leave the user with no option to submit a new feature idea.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Ctrl+click to stop working when cloud settings were enabled.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the "Save" option on the security dialog.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see Outlook continuously prompt them to run the Inbox Repair tool.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar improvements to see calendar failures.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the creation date of attachments that they copied to their file system via drag and drop getting set to January 1, 4501.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event doesn't fire when there is a change to the project summary task - either the project start/task field.

  • Fixed an issue where a task that is marked 100% complete is wrongly changing to be less than 100% complete.

  • Fixed an issue where projects couldn't be opened in the Project desktop client from Project Web App if the URL ended in .com.

Word

  • We fixed an issue for copy and paste SVG image.

Office Suite

  • We backported a new AppV51 drop to fix a regression in previous AppV51.

  • A timing issue could cause a crash when closing office files

  • Addressed a crash issue with the office host in windows, when an add-in is activated while the registry TabProcGrowth value is REG_SZ type.

Version 2005: August 11

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20656)

Security updates listed here

Version 2005: July 14

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20538)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Better results—in a jiffy: We've updated the Search experience to make it smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue to be able to call the Date/Time Extended data type into your code without experiencing any crash in your app.

  • Fixed an issue so you can now revert back to your most updated Access version, and use DAO/VBA to manage and edit a decimal data type.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel could become unresponsive after using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys to scroll when the Excel window is shared through Teams.

  • In some cases, clicking a hyperlink to a place within the same workbook will cause the workbook to be hidden.

  • Fixed an issue which caused CustomUI XML for a custom ribbon tab to be removed when saving to SharePoint/OneDrive.

  • Addresses an issue where Excel may crash when attempting to insert PivotTables into a chart sheet.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when submitting feedback from an Admin Notification.

  • Addresses an issue that caused searching for a feature in Suggest a Feature to return no results and leave the user with no option to submit a new feature idea.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see Outlook continuously prompt them to run the Inbox Repair tool.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users of Windows 10 server versions to see the warning "Antivirus status: Invalid. This version of Windows supports antivirus detection, but no antivirus was found" despite having anti virus correctly installed.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience intermittent hangs and crashes in some scenarios.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users of the Shared Calendar improvements to see calendar failures.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" message when updating their rules in Outlook.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the creation date of attachments that they copied to their file system via drag and drop getting set to January 1, 4501.

  • Addresses an issue where Outlook failed to enable Data Loss Protection policy tips people for users who had paid for the service who are on M365 Business Plus plans.

  • Addresses an issue with the clp auditing event for the reply/forward label.

PowerPoint

  • This fixes a crash when users have both modern and legacy comments in a file, thus triggering an upgrade on the comments.

  • We have fixed a crash issue with suggestion pane.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event doesn't fire when there is a change to the project summary task - either the project start/task field.

  • Fixed an issue where a task that is marked 100% complete is wrongly changing to be less than 100% complete.

Skype

  • When a user is given a policy that moves them to Teams Only, they were still able to use the Skype for Business Outlook add-in to schedule meetings. After this update, you will no longer be able to schedule Skype for Business meetings after the client reads the policy indicating the user is Teams Only, and enters meeting join only mode. Additionally the Skype for Business Outlook Add-in will not activate itself while starting up if it sees the Skype for Business client is in meeting join only mode.

Word

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when dragging some content from the app.

Office Suite

  • This change addresses potential hangs when loading and playing animated content such as GIFs or 3D models.

  • We have resolved the ValidateInstall fail rate issue by setting the Bing Addon install validation to true by default and considering the MSI return success as an install success.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Office where Visual Basic for Applications projects with references that are expected to be found by searching locations specified in the PATH environment variable may not be found properly at runtime, leading to VBA runtime errors.

  • This update fixes an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

  • The office host was crashing in windows, when an add-in is being activated while the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\TabProcGrowth is set to zero. This change would fix this issue.

Version 2004: July 14

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20602)

Security updates listed here

Version 2004: June 09

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20430)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

  • Add tables with fewer clicks: Use the Add Tables task pane, which stays open while you work, to add tables to relationships and queries. Learn more

Excel

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
    See details in blog post

  • Facebook connector support is ending: Starting in April 2020, Excel will no longer support external data connections that use the Facebook connector.

  • New images to bring your workbooks to life: Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your workbooks. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
    See details in blog post

  • Drag email to a group you own: Move and copy messages and conversations by dragging them from your inbox. Messages you drag will be shared with all group members.
    See details in blog post

  • Calendar gets a makeover: See visual updates that make your calendar easier to scan. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • New images to bring your messages to life: Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your email messages. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started. Learn more
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
    See details in blog post

  • Synchronize changes while you are presenting: Synchronize changes whenever they are made even when the presentation is in slide show mode. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • New images to bring your slides to life: Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your presentations. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Lasso your ink: The Lasso tool on the Draw tab helps you select objects drawn with ink. Select individual strokes, or whole words. Learn more

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
    See details in blog post

  • New images to bring your documents to life: Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your documents. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Office Suite

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where the external link stops working after the file is reopened if the file path is too long.

  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.

  • Fixed an issue which would cause Excel to crash in some cases after copying a sheet containing a PivotTable.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when submitting feedback from an Admin Notification.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a hang while exiting Outlook.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when displaying toast notifications.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when opening .msg or .oft files that were saved locally after a Windows update.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash on some builds of Windows.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the width of the folder pane to change unexpectedly.

Project

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired.

  • Fixed an issue where if you are using Project connected to Project Web App and the decimal separator is a comma, the TaskDependencies Add method fails when you try to add lag to a dependency.

Office Suite

  • Fixed a Click-to-Run issue which was resulting in update failure when trying to hard link symbolic links.

  • The office host was crashing in windows, when an add-in is being activated while the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\TabProcGrowth is set to zero. This change would fix this issue.

  • This fix resolves an error which occurs preventing both restricting access and protecting files with a password simultaneously.

  • This update fixes an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Office where Visual Basic for Applications projects with references that are expected to be found by searching locations specified in the PATH environment variable may not be found properly at runtime, leading to VBA runtime errors.

Version 2003: June 09

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20708)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Office where Visual Basic for Applications projects with references that are expected to be found by searching locations specified in the PATH environment variable may not be found properly at runtime, leading to VBA runtime errors.

Version 2003: May 12

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20588)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

  • Be more productive working in Query Designer, SQL view, and the Relationships window: Right-click a table to open, design, size, and hide it. Search and replace text in SQL View. Select multiple tables in the Relationships window.

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
    See details in blog post

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

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

  • Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!: Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Read and reply on the fly: Respond to comments and mentions right from email without opening the workbook.

Outlook

  • 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

  • Groups Naming policy: A group naming policy enables the IT admin to standardize and manage the names of groups created by users in the organization. The admin can require a specific prefix and suffix be added to the name for a group when it's created, and can block specific words from being used. This helps minimize the use of inappropriate words in group names as well as IT manage the representation of groups in their directory. Naming Policy also helps organizations that deploy team sites to categorize them based on department.

  • Join meetings without leaving your inbox: No need to switch to your calendar to join online meetings. With the Calendar pinned to the To-Do pane, join any meeting with just one click.

  • New experience for captive wifi networks: Have you ever joined a wifi network that required a web page to sign in with? Outlook now detects this and helps you get connected.

PowerPoint

  • Fast real-time collaboration in PowerPoint: Fast real-time collaboration in PowerPoint

  • 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

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

  • GIFs in a jiffy: One slide, one frame. Easily create looping GIFs in PowerPoint. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Better diagrams: With better connectors and a smoother ink conversion process you can ink your ideas more confidently. Learn more

  • Update slides during slide show: Update slides changed by other authors during your presentation.
    See details in blog post

Word

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

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

Office Suite

  • Open Large Files Incrementally: The ability to download, open and interact with large powerpoint presentations, even if parts of the presentation (for example a large video or image) have not finished downloading yet.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

  • Addressed an issue where external links don't update on fill if the source book is closed.

OneNote

  • Improved sync and service stability by temporarily altering how frequently page version histories are created.

  • Improved sync and service stability by temporarily disabling moving pages into the recycle bin. Users who want to delete a page will instead be shown a dialog asking if they'd want to permanently delete the page.

  • Improved sync and service stability by temporarily reducing the maximum allowable size of new embedded attachments to 50MB in OneNote 2016. For files that exceed this limit, users will have the option of uploading the file to OneDrive and inserting a link into OneNote.

  • Improved sync and service stability by temporarily disabling in-app video recording in OneNote 2016. Local notebooks are not impacted by this measure.

  • Improved sync and service stability by temporarily adjusting sync frequency in OneNote 2016.

  • Inform users through the InfoBar about temporary adjustments in Microsoft OneNote that will help improve sync and service availability during high worldwide usage.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see the Outlook process lingering in task manager after exiting.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally experience a crash when using the button on their mouse.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience crashes in third party MAPI applications.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash when opening .msg or .oft files that were saved locally after a Windows update.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to crash on some builds of Windows.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the width of the folder pane to change unexpectedly.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where task percent complete was incorrectly changing to a value less than 100% complete after it was marked complete.

  • Fixed an issue where the OnUndoOrRedo event doesn't fire without first running the OpenUndoTransaction method.

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event does not detect when a task has been inactivated/activated via the Inactivate button.

  • Fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event does not detect when a task has been inactivated/activated via the Inactivate button.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when saving projects created with older versions of Project.

  • Fixed an issue where the user couldn't enter time-phased Baseline Work when the setting to protect actual work is on.

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired.

Word

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to occasionally experience a crash when using the "X" button on their mouse.

Office Suite

  • This fix resolves an error which occurs preventing both restricting access and protecting files with a password simultaneously.

  • This update fixes an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

Note

If you need help with an issue with using Office, we recommend that you post your question on Microsoft's Answers forum or Tech Community, or you can contact support.