Release Notes for Office Insiders

This article contains release notes for Insider builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Project for Windows desktop. Every week, we'll highlight interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about. Note that we often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Insiders over a period of time. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. So, if you don't see something described below, don't worry you'll get it eventually.

Important

We’re making some changes to the update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps, including adding a new update channel (Monthly Enterprise Channel) and changing the names of the existing update channels. To learn more, read this article.

Note

  • Release notes are posted weekly and may be a compilation of multiple builds.
  • The release notes publication date may not match the actual build release date.

Version 2006: May 22

Version 2006 (Build 12914.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • 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.
    See details in blog post

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.
    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.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the error message: “This workbook is currently referenced by another and cannot be closed” would appear because Add-ins were being loaded in alphabetical order rather than in a user specified order.
  • We fixed an issue where memory was being corrupted when managing fonts between Excel and some third party assistive technology applications.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel would crash when Add-ins ask for Host Items on worksheets that contain shapes with noSelect locks.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the Folder.BeforeItemMove event didn't fire correctly when a user moved items between folders.
  • We fixed an issue where users saw calendar items that spanned the midnight threshold as All day events.
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook crashed when two Add-ins added a button to the same group in the ribbon.
  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to share a calendar with a guest user.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project would crash after clicking on Options.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks in comments weren’t working.
  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting HTML into WordMail for Calendar wasn’t working.
  • We fixed an issue where replying to a comment in a co-authored session could sometimes cause Word to freeze.

Version 2006: May 15

Version 2006 (Build 12905.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

  • Find just what you need: Narrow your search with options like folder, sender, date, attachment info, and more.

PowerPoint

  • No need for a clicker: your earbuds have you covered: Use your Surface Earbuds to control your PowerPoint presentations. Important: You must pair your Surface Earbuds in the Surface Audio app for Windows 10 in order to use gestures to control presentations. Instructions for getting started with the Surface Audio app on Windows 10 are available here. Learn more

Word

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

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in improved performance time for users when they deleted merged columns.
  • We fixed an issue that caused printer names to be duplicated in the list of available printers.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts and spell check wouldn’t function as expected when using an English Switzerland (QWERTZ) keyboard.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where adding a new comment on a blank document wouldn't do anything.
  • We fixed an issue where inserting or updating an Index in a document containing more than a hundred entries would result in the application crashing.
  • We fixed an issue where files with custom xml values opened extremely slowly.

Office Suite

  • We fixed 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.

Version 2006: May 08

Version 2006 (Build 12829.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

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

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

PowerPoint

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

Word

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

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • We have investigated and resolved the issue where an Office 365 ProPlus deployment via InTune is paused after an OS shutdown.

Version 2005: May 01

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20030)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where chart data table could render values in a date axis incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where page breaks could not be disabled after going into Page Layout or Page Break Preview.
  • Fixed an issue where chart line styles could be lost after hiding and unhiding columns with series data.
  • Inserting a column in a filtered list would take longer than expected.
  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy "Shared Workbook" mode.
  • Fixed the issue where custom formatting in Pivot charts may not be saved when the "Invert if negative" option was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where custom formatting for a single data point in a Pivot chart was not saved if the "Invert if negative" option was selected.
  • This change fixes an issue where the '@' character uploaded in a CSV file, would result in the string after the '@' character to be converted to a formula.
  • Fixed an issue where decimal values in the SEQUENCE function were not rounded correctly.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused very long safelinks that users clicked on in the Outlook Desktop client to fail to load due to truncation.
  • Fixed an issue where Outlook folders with names containing DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) characters would intermittently disappear when synchronizing with the server. For this to happen, Outlook had to be configured with an IMAP account and running on a system with the locale set to Japanese.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where if a user created a comment without posting it and closed the Comments pane, then opened a new window, navigated through multiple slides and, closed the window, and finally re-opened the Comments pane in the original presentation, the draft comments would not be available.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if Project is connected to the Project Web App and the decimal separator is a comma, TaskDependencies Add method fails when Lag is added.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where inserting comments on a document in collaboration mode would not always work.
  • This change fixes an issue where the People card would flash if the @ mention was clicked.
  • Fixed the issue where closing a document with draft comments would prompt the user if they wanted to close the document without saving the draft comments. Cancelling the prompt would close the document rather than leaving it open.
  • Fixed an issue where translating a posted comment would result in the error "Inserting translated text failed".
  • In Web View/Immersive reader, clicking on a hint would scroll to the top even though it was already in view. This has been fixed.
  • We fixed an issue that, when attempting to save a file containing a macro under a new name, would cause it to be saved with .docx extension and the filename WRO0004.docx, regardless of what the user entered, rendering the document unusable.

Version 2005: April 24

Version 2005 (Build 12816.20006)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change fixes an issue where the chart trendline R-Squared value (in the forced y-intercept case) was incorrect even though the LINEST function returns the correct value.
  • This change fixes an issue where customized chart trendline formatting was not always being saved.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where the Categorize button for group calendars in the Office Ribbon was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where enterprise customers with group folders not implemented or not working, would result in Outlook displaying a "not responding" message.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where hovering over the asterisk (*) symbol did not display the user name and date of the last person to update the document.

Word

  • Enabling the option "Show bookmarks" would not display bookmarks. This has been fixed.
  • This change fixes an issue where text with hyperlinks may not display if the option "Show field codes instead of their values" was enabled.

Version 2005: April 17

Version 2005 (Build 12810.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Increased the size of the cell reference edit controls on the Custom Error Bars dialog used with charts.
  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.
  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.
  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.
  • This change fixes an issue where conditional formatting (CF) information was not being saved to XLSB files correctly.

OneNote

  • Fixed an issue where line breaks were being stored as vertical tabs.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a Personal Contact Group as a Meeting attendee.
  • Addresses an issue that caused meetings that are more than 2 months away to fail to display a meeting subject in the Scheduling Assistant.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.
  • Added the ability to enforce S/MIME default signing configuration via group policy.
  • Addresses an issue that caused delete rules created for mailboxes other than the user's primary mailbox to become invalid.
  • Addresses an issue that caused attachments to get dropped when forwarding an encrypted message.

Project

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired.
  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when changing the board status field on a project that is connected to a SharePoint task list.
  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when saving projects created with older versions of Project.

Version 2004: April 10

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20024)

Feature updates

Access

  • Bypass the Show Table dialog box, go directly to a task pane, and streamline adding tables to relationships and queries.: Add tables and queries by clicking four tabs, multi-selecting names, searching by text, and dragging from a task pane that stays open while you work.

Excel

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

Outlook

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • 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

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • Synchronize changes while you are presenting: Synchronize changes whenever they are made even when the presentation is in slide show mode.

Word

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • Annotate your private copy: Create hand written notes for your eyes by making a private copy of a shared document. Go to View > Create a Private Copy to get started.


Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed issues with resizing and refreshing tables in the task pane.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where selecting a range of cells on a sheet would result in the selection of a single cell.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Excel to stop responding when reducing the size of a chart with some x-axis ranges.

  • Fixed an issue where inserting a user defined chart template as default would result in saving it as a column chart.

  • Fixed an issue where Data labels on charts would display as blank when the underlying data cells did not have a caption.

  • Fixed an issue where an Excel sheet with R1C1 cell referencing enabled and is being co-authored / shared, hovering over the user presence icon does not display the active cell reference in R1C1 mode.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused categories to occasionally disappear from email messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused delegates to see different folder hierarchies on different machines for shared mailboxes.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when attempting to view the properties of an Organizational Form.

  • Addresses an issue that caused some reminders to fail to fire when changing the timezone on a machine.

PowerPoint

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • We have fixed an issue when copying text from Excel to PowerPoint might change its formatting.

  • This change fixes an issue where finding special characters using 'find whole words only' did not always work as expected.

Project

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

Word

  • This change fixes an issue where hovering a cursor over a hint would not highlight its card.

  • This change fixes an issue that would cause the text in grouped shapes to disappear temporarily when using the Lasso selection tool.

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • This change fixes an issue in two page view, when creating a comment, the comment anchor did not always come into view.

  • Fixed an issue where if a paragraph whose style is an ancestor of a style linked to a list, then the numbering of that list could be lost.

Version 2004: March 27

Version 2004 (Build 12718.20010)

Feature updates

Outlook

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

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Save to Cloud" button to be missing from Attachment Tools.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a signature when replying to a digitally rights managed message from an inspector window when the user does not have Owner permission on the message being replied to.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add additional attachments from a web location to a previously created meeting.

PowerPoint

  • This change fixes an error that could cause PowerPoint files containing emojis to fail when saving.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if 'CustomFieldValueListGetItem' is executed and a lookup table for the custom field doesn't exist, an empty lookup table is created even though it should not be.

Word

  • This change fixes an issue with multiple pages selected from the View menu, where the comments pane could be displayed as blank.

Version 2004: March 20

Version 2004 (Build 12711.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Calendar visual refresh: Last year, we brought you a refreshed mail experience, and, this year, it is the calendar's turn to get a facelift! The updates are fresh but familiar so, as a seasoned Outlook user, you can jump in and be more productive right away.

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

PowerPoint

  • Update slides during slide show: Update slides changed by other authors during your presentation.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

Outlook

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change fixes an issue where the latest changes to draft emails were not being updated.

  • Fixed an issue where right-mouse clicking on a file and using 'Send to' would not work.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user had a customized the search path for the Address book, Outlook's name resolution scope would be limited to the customized path rather than including the Global Address List (GAL).

  • Fixed an issue where within a set of returned search results, sorting the results by Categories would not display the Category colors.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the 'ProjectBeforeTaskChange' Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event did not fire when a user clicked the "Inactivate" button found on the Tasks Ribbon within the Scheduling grouping.

  • If you set predecessor or successor details from within a Form type view, the ProjectBeforeTaskChange Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event didn't always capture the changes. For example, if you deleted a dependency and clicked OK on the form, the event did not fire. This behavior has been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue where the latest values for the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) would not be displayed after making a change, such as a date change.

  • Fixed an issue where opening a project using the Most Recently Used (MRU) menu opened the project file with Read/Write access.

  • This change fixes an issue where if you created a manual task with a start date and a time (but no duration), it would be displayed with an incorrect time on the timeline.

  • Fixed an issue where printing a timeline using Hijri calendar would result in a month being skipped or duplicated in the print view.

  • This change addresses an issue where working in Team Planner with GDI objects, could result in the over allocation of GDI objects and create low memory conditions.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where the functionality to post comments was disabled.

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change addresses an issue where the account manager would not dispatch messages resulting in a hang with third party applications.

  • This change fixes an issue where the Table of Contents would get updated with heading styles which were not present in the document.

  • Fixed an issue where digital signatures saved in Word documents would be removed when mailing the documents.

Version 2004: March 13

Version 2004 (Build 12703.20010)

Feature updates

Excel

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

PowerPoint

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

Word

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

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where international versions of Access were displaying English strings in the user interface.

Excel

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when programmatically editing a large range of cells.
  • Fixed a performance issue that occurred when opening csv files with Japanese environments.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Last Modified"; date on a file to be updated when adding an attachment to a mail or saving an attachment from a mail by dragging and dropping it (as opposed to via a menu).
  • Addresses an issue that caused hitting enter in the expanded find pane to fail to start a search, requiring instead that users click on the search button.
  • Fixed an issue where search shows no information about users when the option to "Show user photographs when available" is disabled.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the OnUndoOrRedo event doesn't fire without first running the OpenUndoTransaction method.

Word

  • Fixed an issue when typing or editing a comment and using Ctrl+A would result in selecting text in the canvas instead of selecting text just within the comment card.
  • We fixed an issue in which the alignment of words in a document gets scrambled when tried to edit after printing using Quick Print.
  • We fixed an issue when merging two documents into one document.
  • Fixed an issue where marking revisions involving equations could result in a failure when saving the file.

Version 2003: March 06

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20086)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where creating a rule with Outlook Web Access did not persist to the Exchange server and resulted in a conflict.
  • Fixed an issue with Outlook in dark mode would not display the drop down list in the 'From:' field.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to attach a file to their mail message via the file explorer when that file was open in another application.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where the recommended thumbnails flash when hovering your mouse over the thumbnails. In some cases this could cause PowerPoint to crash.

Word

  • Fixed an issue with Compare feature for documents that were protected for editing.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue Word/Excel/PowerPoint where the User Principal Name (UPN) is no longer case sensitive resulting in less failures when working with files on SharePoint.

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the 'OK' button on the File \ Options dialog was being displayed as grayed out but functionality was not impacted.

Version 2003: February 28

Version 2003 (Build 12619.20002)

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.

PowerPoint

  • Improved ink to shape diagramming experience: Draw better diagrams and have it convert so office object you can manipulate Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where text in a slicer isn't scaled properly in Print Preview.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Last Modified" date on a file to be updated when adding an attachment to a mail or saving an attachment from a mail by dragging and dropping it (as opposed to via a menu).

Word

  • Fixed an issue that when tabbing through a comment card, the focus on the comment edit box would not be visible.

  • Inserting a control (such as a Text Content Control) in an equation then saving and opening the file results in an un-readable content error.

  • Fixed an issue where saving a previously password protected file to a cloud storage would not work.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue when multiple documents are open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint from the same SharePoint library, only the first document opened will be scanned for Policy compliance.

Version 2003: February 21

Version 2003 (Build 12615.20000)

Feature updates

Office Suite

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

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue that users may have experienced when renaming pivot table measures.
  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when using a VBA macro to clear the contents of a range.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the UI to flash when users executed a macro that interacted with the ribbon.
  • Fixed an issue where CSV files were loaded incorrectly when the first word in the file was TABLE.
  • Fixed an issue where users may have experienced crashes when switching between two workbooks that had different zoom levels.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to open public folder messages when Outlook was left running overnight.
  • Fixed a race condition where the 'Allow' and 'Deny' buttons on the permissions page are disabled during the authentication workflow of adding a Gmail account.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly generate logging output in some scenarios, even when logging was turned off.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where comment cards don't always get highlighted when a mouse pointer hovers over the comment card.
  • During an active document co-authoring session, adding an image directly in to a comment card may result in the addition of a tag. This issue has been fixed.

Office Suite

  • When using Multichoice/Lookup/Managed-metadata properties with Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents and saving to a SharePoint Document Library, these properties were previously limited to 255 characters. When these properties exceeded 255 characters, such documents could not be saved. With this change, this limit has been increased to 2048 characters.

Version 2003: February 14

Version 2003 (Build 12607.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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.

Word

  • Find Ink Editor in your drawing toolbox: Select Draw and then choose the Ink Editor pen to edit your document with your finger or a digital pen. Learn more

Office Suite

  • Clearer status bar icons: Status bar icons are now easier to see

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to lose access to the "Free Busy Options" calendar permissions dialog.

  • Fixed an issue that may result in the alert: "Sorry we're having trouble opening this item" when opening some recurring meeting instances sent from a different time zone.

  • Addressed an issue that could cause users to be unable to reopen a .msg file after dragging and dropping an attachment from that message.

  • Fixed an issue where after uploading a file attachment from Outlook to OneDrive could result in the file name being changed if the attachment's name contained parenthesis.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue that could result in a failure to save a document in PowerPoint or Word containing an Excel chart.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where pictures in documents lose transparency when exported to PDF.

Version 2002: February 07

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20040)

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.

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes an issue where using an ADODB. Recorder object in VB code may incorrectly report an error.

  • This update fixes an issue that can cause Microsoft Access to fail to identify an Identity Column in a linked SQL Server table, which can cause rows to be reported as deleted incorrectly.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would crash when using Text To Columns with dynamic arrays.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where scrolling in calendar with month view, fails to show previous calendar events.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when viewing more than 30 calendars in a Citrix environment.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where after closing a file, PowerPoint does not immediately remove it from the Presentations collection if there are any event handlers running. Hence the number of open presentations reported by the object model is incorrect, and shutdown of PowerPoint is prevented.

  • Fixed an issue with highlighter : White texts with dark highlighter colors are printed as black in Grayscale.

Word

  • Updating and scrolling through a table of contents may sometimes display a gray area over the document.

  • Fixed an issue where if a document is being coauthored, the draft version of a root comment may not be preserved.

  • Fixed an issue where going back and forth between comment cards would sometimes display the initially selected comment with a selection highlight.

  • Fixed an issue where using 'Browse' to save a file did not work if a comment was written but not posted and the user tried to save the file.

  • With SlideTrack enabled and the comments pane closed, Ctrl+Alt+M may not open the comments pane.

  • Fixed an issue when adding @mention in a table could generate the error message: 'A table in this document has become corrupted'.

Office Suite

  • Resolves an issue that may have caused Norway Nynorsk (nn-no) proofing tools package to be installed incorrectly.

Version 2002: January 31

Version 2002 (Build 12513.20010)

Feature updates

Excel

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

  • Data Profiling in Query Editor: Get-a-glance analysis of the data in your columns, identify error and empty values, see distribution histograms and more.


Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where emails expiring based on a retention policy would display two labels. One showing that the mail will expire in one day and another displaying that it will expire in two days.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where comment hint was not visible in read mode with "Inverse" page color.

  • Fixed an issue where italics formatting is lost after editing a comment, italicizing the text and then posting it.

  • Fixed an issue where comment commands (Edit comment, Reply to comment, Delete comment, Resolve comment) in the comments context menu were not being displayed.

Version 2002: January 17

Version 2002 (Build 12508.20000)

Feature updates

Word

  • Mention & comment notification emails now contain previews: Email notifications for mentions & comments will now include previews of the comment text and context for what it is referring to.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • In some cases, the Accessibility checker would not show the recommendations for shapes.

Outlook

  • Folders saved in 'Favorites' in the left navigation pane may intermittently disappear.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where Ink may not render completely or get skipped when used in a PowerPoint ink animations.

Version 2001: January 10

Version 2001 (Build 12430.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • 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

Outlook

  • User can now save objects in Word/Excel/Outlook as a picture for Windows.: With the ability already seen in PowerPoint, users can now save objects in Word, Excel and Outlook as a picture. Objects include shapes, icons, pictures, and more! This can be accessed through the right-click menu.

Word

  • Easily select ink in Word by drawing a shape around it.: The Lasso tool on the Draw tab helps you select objects drawn with ink. Select individual strokes, or whole words. It's handy when you have lots of ink and you only want to work with some of it. 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


Resolved issues

OneNote

  • Page tabs may appear too small and close together at 100% resolution.

Word

  • In a large set of comments, deleting a comment near the end of the list of comments may result in the pane scrolling all the way to the top.

Version 2001: January 03

Version 2001 (Build 12425.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Some border lines may not print as expected on A4 size paper.
  • Adding an image to the header/footer of a chart object on a sheet using VBA may result in an error.
  • When formatting a chart axis, the interval between labels was limited to 255.
  • Fixed an issue where an error would occur trying to refresh an XML query in which the URL to the datasource was being truncated.
  • Workbook Statistics would report a macro count from all open workbooks, including the personal macro workbook.

Outlook

  • Switching folders may result in a brief white 'flash' in the mail list / mail preview. This behavior was more pronounced in dark mode.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an Object Model issue where calling Shape.Paste method would result in the pasted shape receiving focus. 
  • Improved a copy-paste scenario: Progamatically copying a shape from a PowerPoint slide and pasting it to another slide in a loop could fail with an exception error. 
  • Animation in the section headers of slides would not render properly after collapsing and expanding section headers.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where text wrapping wasn't working in the task and resource usage views.
  • Fixed an issue where if a resource has more than one cost rate, cost value on assignments may not be correct.

Word

  • Inserting a control (such as a Text Content Control) in an equation, then saving and opening the file would result in an un-readable content error.
  • When co-authoring, adding a comment using Word online may not appear in Word desktop.

Office Suite

  • Removed showing an erroneous expiry date of the valid license when trying to change license with only one license.

Version 2001: December 13

Version 2001 (Build 12410.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • 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.

Resolved issues

Access

  • Executing a union query that references linked ODBC table(s) and contains an Order By clause crashes 64 bit Access.
  • Summing of data from union queries in Access (O365) may result in truncation of decimal data.
  • COM Interfaces for ACE are not exposed for use outside of Office applications.

Excel

  • Inserting a 3D model (animated or static) and trying to 'Save as Picture' doesn't work.
  • The shortkey (Alt+Ctrl + 7/8) to launch feedback from backstage is in conflict with AZERTY keyboards (Alt-Gr + 7/8). Impact: users may not be able to use some characters such as: ''.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused email to be sent to the wrong address for the recipient.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook to incorrectly allow users with "read" access to a mailbox to change the read/unread state of a message.
  • The revocation of the security certificate on the web site is not re-producible by Product Support. Logging needs to be added to help root cause the issue.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see synchronization failures.

PowerPoint

  • Inserting a 3D model (animated or static) and trying to 'Save as Picture' doesn't work.

Project

  • Task work is not calculated in Summary roll-up for manually scheduled child tasks.
  • Project VBA Code invoked from a Ribbon button may not work when trying to save server-based Projects.
  • Unless Project is already running, opening Project files from a SharePoint document library displays an error and the file will not open.

Word

  • Saving existing files may not work.
  • Using arrow keys in the Spelling and Grammar editor window may result in intermittent flickering.
  • When resolving a follow-up, associated comments may not convert to point comments.
  • Inserting a 3D model (animated or static) and trying to 'Save as Picture' doesn't work.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where Office update messages appear in a different language than expected. Going forward, Office update messages will correctly match the Windows display language.

Version 1912: December 06

Version 1912 (Build 12325.20012)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Advanced group email settings: This feature helps groups users to customize which emails or events to receive/follow in their inbox.

  • 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.

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.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Users may encounter an error when saving changes while using some non-English character sets.
  • Users may encounter an error when accessing a hidden named range.
  • Disabling hardware graphics acceleration with 4K resolution may result in delayed rendering of cells when scrolling around.
  • Clearing a long formula that overlaps a cell boundary may still display across the cell boundary.
  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.
  • Margin dropdown menu may not render correctly.

OneNote

  • OneNote may not open via the 'Meeting Notes' Outlook add-in.

Outlook

  • Retention policy labels may display the retention time period in parenthesis.
  • Blank spaces may appear in Contact cards with Japanese language pack.
  • Images inserted inline to Outlook e-mail messages can sometimes get resized.

PowerPoint

  • If a user has two (or more) different videos on a slide in a cloud file, the video images are rendered correctly, but when the user clicks on each one to play, the video content is the same.
  • In some cases, scrolling with touch devices will not work.
  • Margin dropdown menu may not render correctly.
  • Safelinks from one Office application to another may not launch the linked application.

Project

  • Project may crash when you use the Compare Projects feature.
  • If you are in Dark mode, when you go to the task inspector panel on a task with an over allocated resource, you are unable to read the table.
  • Setting effort on tasks that have no assignments are rounded to 1 day.

Word

  • Saving a file after doing a mail merge may not work under certain conditions.
  • Building blocks organizer may display an invalid alert: "You have modified styles, building blocks".
  • Comment pane sometimes gets reloaded when using copy/paste.
  • Comments are sometimes not pasted in the correct order.
  • Applying a template consisting of a multi-level list with custom styles to existing documents may not preserve the style under certain conditions.
  • Resizing a split screen border may introduce an additional split screen.
  • Margin dropdown menu may not render correctly.
  • At-mentioning a user in a comment card may show JSON.
  • Safelinks from one Office application to another may not launch the linked application.

Office Suite

  • For Japanese based products, account user first name, last name may appear in incorrect order.
  • Hovering a mouse pointer over comments may display a textbox outline around the comment.

Version 1912: November 15

Version 1912 (Build 12307.20000)

Feature updates

Insights Services

  • Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel: Excel Ideas's new capability to ask a natural language question about your data.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Text to Column functionality may fail for some localizations.
  • Editing dynamic array formulas within a cell may result in text being aligned outside of the boundary of the cell.

Outlook

  • Added the ability to enforce S/MIME configuration via group policy.
  • Embedded images may appear smaller than expected.

PowerPoint

  • Cursor may disappear after moving focus from text.

Project

  • Users may experience an error regarding licensing.
  • The Today button in the date picker may sometimes set the incorrect date.

Word

  • Right-clicking can sometimes not result in selecting the whole word.
  • The cursor may remain active within an object after converting to a suggested format.
  • Images in messages may be incorrectly scaled in some scenarios.
  • Some themes may make it difficult to determine which comment is selected.
  • Selecting a comment hint should now show the modern comments pane when hidden in pane switcher.

Office Suite

  • Replying to a comment may cause the textbox to expand vertically beyond the edge of the pane.

Version 1912: November 08

Version 1912 (Build 12231.20000)

Feature updates

User Lifecycle

  • Experience improvements for AFO activation: Updates to the screens customers see when activating Office that comes bundled with their new PC.

Word

  • New and improved online video experience in Word: New and more secure online video experience to help you insert new videos and play existing videos in Word.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Intermittent crash involving cross folder content.

Office Suite

  • Pasting a chart from Excel to PowerPoint can reduce the size of the chart.

Version 1911: November 01

Version 1911 (Build 12228.20020)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Bring the context along with your SVG objects!: Now you can retain the text in maps, chart and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Office.

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

PowerPoint

  • Bring the context along with your SVG objects!: Now you can retain the text in maps, chart and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Office.

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

Visio

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Quickly and easily visualize your data into polished Visio diagrams within Excel. Learn more.

Word

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

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

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


Resolved issues

Excel

  • Resolved an issue where Excel may crash when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share.
  • Resolved an issue where deleting sheets containing sparklines referencing data on another sheet could cause the file to be identified as corrupted when re-opened.
  • Resolved an Issue where you may get incorrect results when converting report filters along with the rest of the PivotTable for queries to SQL tabular servers.
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash.
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash.

Outlook

  • A forwarded e-mail may be missing embedded images.
  • Room Finder tool may be displaying "None" for available rooms.
  • Users may not be able to create Outlook profiles with strict tenant restriction.

PowerPoint

  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash.

Project

  • User is unable to mark a task as complete, and it gets set to 99%.
  • Overallocations are not resolved by leveling.

Word

  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash.
  • Opening legacy documents and then going to the Info tab can cause a crash.
  • Proofing suggestins are not displaying in contextual menus.
  • Content policies are being incorrectly applied to comments.
  • Legacy comments written with dark text is not visible in Dark Mode.
  • Incorrect characters may appear when using Korean/English autocorrect.
  • Lower policy labels may be applied when a higher policy label should have taken priority.
  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash.
  • Searching from the Navigation pane may fail.

Office Suite

  • Some drawings may not display in preview or slide shows.
  • Some katakana characters may display incorrectly in a vertical text box.
  • Attempting to save a file to a disconnected network share may result in a crash.

Version 1911: October 25

Version 1911 (Build 12215.20006)

Feature updates

Visio

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Quickly and easily visualize your data into polished Visio diagrams within 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.

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


Resolved issues

Access

  • The record count could be incorrect

Excel

  • We significantly improved the performance of deleting columns with merged cells
  • Users could be prevented from saving in Office 365 Excel Workbook format
  • Checkboxes could not render correctly
  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved
  • Some VBA functions would return an error on new chart types
  • Select Data Source dialogs were not case sensitive for some fields

PowerPoint

  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved

Publisher

  • Shapes could appear outside of the graphics border

Word

  • Shapes could appear outside of the graphics border
  • Highlighting text could be challenging
  • A user could be prevented from navigating to an individual item in the editor
  • Grammar or spelling errors might not be highlighted
  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved
  • A contact card could be prevented from opening after apply formatting to an @ mention
  • Resolvedan issue where users may be unable to save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.  This issue affects users that create a new file and bring up the "Save as Model Dialog" option after clicking on the Save icon or pressing Ctrl + S.

Office Suite

  • Performance issue when using Shapes on Windows 7

Version 1911: October 18

Version 1911 (Build 12209.20010)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Send accessible mail to those who need it most: Outlook will display a mail tip to help you ensure that your content is accessible when sending to a user who prefers accessible content

PowerPoint

  • Optimize your presentation for all: Accessibility Checker helps you arrange objects on your slides with screen readers in mind.

Office Suite

  • The Upload Center is being replaced by the Files Needing Attention experience: The Upload Center is being replaced by the Files Needing Attention experience that will show up inside the Office applications under File > Open. This new experience is more modern, integrated, and less intrusive compared to the Upload Center.

Non-security updates

Excel

  • Resolved an issue where check box controls could shrink when using autofit to adjust row height
  • Resolved an issue where selecting a cell after scrolling could result in the wrong cell being selected

Outlook

  • Identified an issue which could cause digital signatures to become broken when signing an e-mail with a digitally signed attachment
  • Identified an issue where long filenames were truncated after draging and droping to the message body
  • Identified an issue where the search box could disappear when the ribbon is set to hide automatically

PowerPoint

  • Identified an issuewhere aspect ratio for the slide preview was not being properly locked/unlocked

Project

  • Identified an issue where notes might not persist if entered while doing update tasks
  • Identified an issue where a file could be locked by a user, but no username would be displayed in the error message
  • Identified an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project

Word

  • Identified an issue when viewing comments while using a screen reader
  • Identified an issue where some critiques were misidentified as being spelling or grammar critiques
  • Identified an issue where a new comment dialog could sometimes not obtain focus

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where an upgrade could be prevented by a incorrect error message of "Another install in progress"
  • Identified an issue which could affect syncing from a local resource to a cloud resource
  • Identified an issue where a welcome message contained an invalid link

Version 1910: October 11

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20112)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • Resolved an issue in inserting files as object from OneDrive
  • Resolved an issue where the hyperlink format could not be properly applied to some content
  • Resolved an issue where formulas containing structured absolute references may be adjusted incorrectly
  • Resolved an issue where workbooks created in earlier versions of Office could cause Excel to hang when opened in current versions of Office
  • Resolved an issue where content copied from Excel could appear incorrect when pasted into other Office applications
  • Fix to correct colors used in previews when inserting charts using chart templates

PowerPoint

  • Identified an issue where ARC Devices could lose connection when running under AirSpace WinComp

Word

  • Resolved an issue in inserting files as object from OneDrive
  • Improved our recovery steps to fix an issue that caused graphical content to get deleted from email threads. 

Version 1910: October 04

Version 1910 (Build 12126.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

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

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the print area in print preview was not correct
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented pivot tables from being refreshed during a co-authoring session

Access

  • We fixed an issue where users could receive an "inconsistent state" error when using a shared database.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused duplication of mail folders
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused an incorrect error message when attempting to send s/MIME encrypted e-mail
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes result in a crash when a user receives a 'Missed Conversation' message from Skype
  • We fixed an issue which could have resulted in a memory leak
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused the senders name to change when saved as a draft

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could cause TextRanges to become broken after pasting text into the header/footer/slide number placeholders on slide master and slide layout
  • We fixed an issue which prevented hyperlink from being created when pasting text with hyperlink
  • We fixed an issue which would prevent statistics from working correctly

Word

  • We fixed an issue where font colors were not being committed

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could offer version history when that feature was disabled

Version 1910: September 27

Version 1910 (Build 12119.20000)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused scatter line charts from rendering properly when changing the series collection

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could have reported permission errors when interacting with shared calendar folders
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented users from adding attachments to calendars
  • We fixed an issue which caused error messages to display when replying to a digitally signed message

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused scaling issues when printing to Deskjet printers

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where medium bold text could be incorrectly styled
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be given an incorrect error message when closing a file with a pending upload

Version 1910: September 20

Version 1910 (Build 12112.20000)


Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel could sometimes hang at launch

Outlook

  • We significantly improved the performance of room selection when there are a large number of rooms available
  • We fixed an issue

that can prevent mailbox sync for customers with multiple mailboxes in Outlook when migrating to modern authentication in Office 365.

  • We fixed an issue where some characters in signature labels would not display in the dropdown menu

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when replacing an enterprise resource with a local resource

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent synchronous scrolling from working properly in draft view
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent Tool Tips from displaying properly after saving a document for the first time

Version 1910: September 13

Version 1910 (Build 12105.20000)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from pasting hyperlinks in some protected sheets

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the UI could get stuck in a compact view

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user could experience an error upon printing to PDF

Project

  • We fixed an issue where changes to a work value on a summary task could cause a crash if protected work is enabled
  • We fixed an issue which could inhibit the ability to sync events with enterprise calendars

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a repeated warning to discard local versions of a file

Version 1910: September 06

Version 1910 (Build 12030.20004)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

Word

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could cause the font name in the ribbon to be different from the font being used

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that could result in inappropriate resource consumption by Outlook when Protected Mode is disabled for Restricted Sites in Internet Explorer
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Unicode characters to appear when pasting text from an ANSI source
  • We fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly appear as Offline in a Group Schedule view

Word

  • We fixed an issue where table formatting could be lost
  • We fixed an issue which could break the ctrl+v keyboard shortcut

Version 1909: August 30

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20000)

Feature updates

Access

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

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

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the keytip for Sensitivity was conflicting with another keytip.
  • We fixed an issue that occurred while working on a shared workbook when trying to save.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel only lists the first 16 addins located in the '\Excel\Add-in Manager' registry values.
  • We fixed an issue where the function Frequency() returns incorrect results.
  • We have significantly improved the performance of filtering by color.
  • We fixed an issue for Surface users where moving the mouse could be interpreted as a mouse click event.
  • We fixed an issue which prevented keyboard navigation in the Find/Replace dialog
  • We fixed an issue where the name of some fonts were not displayed correctly
  • We fixed an issue which prevented CSV from appearing as a supported file type

Access

  • We fixed an issue where users could receive an "inconsistent state" error when using a shared database.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the date picker to appear when it shouldn't

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented HTML content from appearing for some POP3 users
  • We fixed an issue to remove non-functional 'Planner' link from the overflow menu in the contact card when working in environments where it is not available.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote background sync was sometimes stealing focus.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which would affect the rotation orientation of a 3D Turntable.
  • We fixed an issue which prevented some hyperlinks from working if they contained special characters.
  • We fixed an issue which caused multiple comment panes to open at the same time.

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause a crash after printing a Team Planner view.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where multi-byte characters in vertical text box are shown overlapped in reading view.
  • We fixed an issue where Japanese post card and greeting card related addin resources are not found when the user takes action in the addin wizard.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause issues with the Title Bar User Interface when in Protected View

Office Suite

  • We fixed a corrupt file issue when you Change Shape on a selection that contains both a normal shape and a connector shape.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a problem in applications when using dock/undock from multiple external displays.

August 23, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12015.20004)

Non-security updates:

Excel

  • We significantly improved the performance of deleting columns with merged cells

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some Unicode characters from being displayed when viewed in a browser

Outlook

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

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user would click on one comment, but another comment would be selected

August 16, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12013.20000)

PowerPoint Feature updates:

  • Print slide numbers on handouts: Slide numbers are included on your handouts automatically. Leave them on, turn them off, it's all up to you.

Non-security updates:

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could cause AutoSave to become enabled
  • We fixed an issue which could result in cell heights being measured inaccurately

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which significantly improves the performance of the Comments feature
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when using arrow keys while in search
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent an @ mention if the @ symbol was placed after certain characters
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause a crash when deleting @ mentions
  • We fixed an issue which prevented emojis from displaying correctly in comment cards
  • We fixed an issue with Active Clipboard which could sometimes result in a crash
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the Quick Access Toolbar buttons to stop working
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent the Document Formatting Preview from switching to the background

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the names of sections appear blank in the section dropdown list when Office Theme is set to Black.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with Send Events which could cause Outlook to repeatedly gain and lose focus
  • We fixed an issue which prevented the Post Reply to Folder shortcut from working

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with Protected View which could sometimes cause problems when collaborating
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent tasks in comment panes from displaying properly
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when inserting new slides

User Lifecycle

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes result in subscription features disappearing

Word

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks could be broken if the hyperlink contained certain characters
  • We fixed an issue where images could be improperly sized when viewing a comment for that image
  • We fixed an issue with the Bullet List drop down menu which could sometimes result in a crash

August 09, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12001.20000)

Excel Feature updates:

  • Collaboration just got easier: Co-authoring improvements mean that when working with conditional formatting, cell styles, and more, your changes are merged seamlessly with those of your collaborators.

  • 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.

Office Suite Feature updates:

  • New Office app icons: Redesigned app icons to reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent experiences of Office

Outlook Feature updates:

  • 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.

  • 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.

PowerPoint Feature updates:

  • 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.

Word Feature updates:

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

  • 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.

Non-security updates:

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which caused meeting recipients to receive two notifications after a meeting was cancelled

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when the user selected No Outline or No Fill for Shapes and Icons

August 02, 2019

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20002)

Excel Feature updates:

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

Outlook Feature updates:

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

PowerPoint Feature updates:

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

Word Feature updates:

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

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

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

Non-security updates:

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which made it appear as though "repeat all labels" was applied when printing to a PDF

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented users from opening a document from the desktop
  • We fixed an issue where an upgrade could be prevented by a incorrect error message of "Another install in progress"
  • We fixed an issue where a user could see error messages when security updates are installed
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the cursor to disappear
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be defaulted to the draw tab instead of the home tab
  • We fixed an issue where large tree views could result in a crash

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that can cause repeated password prompts
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent an email address from being queried correctly
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent users from opening calendar items created by legacy versions of Outlook

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some animations from starting

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Word

  • We fixed an issue where replies to comments could appear out of order
  • We fixed an issue where in some situations, hints would be displayed instead of comments
  • We fixed an issue where the Revisions Pane could display when the user tried to add a new comment
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent the undo dropdown list from appearing
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent comments from being added

July 26, 2019

Version 1908 (build 11916.20000)

What's New:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Create more accessible PDFs

Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where file type association and icons for Office could sometimes break after an Office Update

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where moving a chart could sometimes result in a crash
  • We fixed an issue where to get Workbook object from Chart object after changing chart types could sometimes result in an error

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where in simplified ribbon, a disabled control could sometimes not be greyed out in the ribbon

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 19, 2019

Version 1908 (build 11911.20000)

What's New:

Word

Learn what Acronyms mean when you read in Word Online

When you encounter an Acronym, we'll try to define it using data from within your organization.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which BookMarkEnd tag was missing.
  • We fixed an issue where the font selection could change while the user was typing special characters
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause blank replies to a new comment card
  • We fixed an issue which could cause formatting to be lost when sharing an email

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an array with a large range could sometimes cause a crash
  • We significantly improved the performance of copying data from filtered ranges
  • We fixed an issue which prevented some files from opening if the filenames contained special characters

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where section name was not selected by default for newly created section in PowerPoint.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the UI to become difficult to use when using a 4:3 display

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent available rooms from being listed
  • We fixed an issue which prevented HTML formatting for some POP3 users

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 12, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11901.20038)

What's New:

PowerPoint

Use ink replay in your presentations

Apply a replay animation for ink in PowerPoint to express and communicate more in presentations.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 5, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11901.20018)

What's New:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Sketchy Shapes!

In the middle of drafting a presentation? Apply the sketchy style to show that you're still working on it. It gives a personal touch to your objects without turning it into a free form, hand-drawn shapes.

Excel

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

PowerPoint

  • 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

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

Word

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

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We significantly improved the performance of Ribbon KeyTips
  • We fixed an issue which prevented the "See what's coming soon" dialog from being displayed properly
  • We fixed an issue which could cause Photos to be misaligned in the Co-auth Gallery flyout

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent new comments from being added
  • We fixed an issue where tables could sometimes cause a crash
  • We fixed an issue where invalid data could sometimes be added to the end of a mail merge
  • We fixed an issue which could cause some LaTeX equations to render incorrectly

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where changing chart types could sometimes result in a runtime exception
  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect ribbon could be displayed when multiple windows were open
  • We fixed an issue which could cause an error when a macro opened a second instance of a workbook
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when opening or creating a workbook, or switching between workbooks
  • We fixed an issue preventing users from opening a PDF created from Word in Teams

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which would degrade the quality of a chart when exported to a pdf
  • We fixed an issue which prevented a tooltip indicating the distance to center from displaying

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent a Disk Full error to be displayed
  • We fixed an issue which could cause attachments to become duplicated when updating a meeting request

Access

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some queries from returning large integer values
  • We fixed an issue which could make the sql textbox uneditable
  • We fixed an issue where tooltips could be difficult to see on some High DPI displays

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could cause flag values to become uneditable in new tasks
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a status update to improperly set Actual Start Date on Assignments and Tasks
  • We fixed an issue which could cause some resources to incorreclty appear overallocated
  • We fixed an issue where the TaskDependencies Add method could fail when Lag is added, the decimal separator is a comma, and when connected to a server
  • We fixed an issue where updating local custom field lookup table values via CSOM could crash PCS
  • We fixed an issue where the total work values may appear incorrect if they contain a decimal



June 28, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11819.20002)

What's New:

Excel

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

  • 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.

Word

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved reliability when coauthoring.

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Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some .DOC files from opening
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented comments from loading properly

Excel

  • We improved the performance of Power Queries

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to using a pen on a Surface device which could cause the screen to flicker

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could change the free/busy status of an appointment when converted to a meeting
  • We fixed an issue where the wrong template and description would be displayed when an e-mail was protected with an ad-hoc template

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 21, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11815.20002)

What's New:

Outlook

Dark Mode for Black Theme in Outlook Desktop

With dark mode, users in black theme will now also see the reading pane with a dark background when reading emails, and the compose experience with a dark background when writing emails. There is a sun/moon toggle on the reading pane and in the ribbon in case users want to preview what the message looks like with a light background instead.

Getting Started:

  1. Turn on black theme and dark mode will be on by default.
  2. Use the moon/sun toggle (in the reading pane and in the ribbon) to preview what the message looks like for users not in dark mode

Scenarios to Try

  1. Read emails in dark mode. If you are unable to read something, use the sun toggle in the Reading Pane to switch to a light background.
  2. Compose emails in dark mode. Preview what your message will look like with a light background by using the sun toggle in the ribbon.

If you encounter any emails that don't render properly, please send them (as an attachment) to OutlookDarkModeFail@service.microsoft.com

Get location suggestions

Start typing and Outlook will look for matching locations.

This applies to the Location field when creating Appointments and Meetings.

Getting Started:

  • Create an Appointment or Meeting on an O365 or Outlook.com calendar in Outlook.
  • Click into the Location field and start typing…

Scenarios to Try

When adding a conference room to a meeting, click into Location field, rather than using Room Finder add-in or Address Book. For appointments at a physical place with a public location - like a restaurant, coffee shop, or even your dentist's office - try finding the exact location using the new picker. This way, you'll be able to get notified on Outlook Mobile when it's time to leave.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue which would keep the Search Box enabled while offline

Word

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could sometimes be difficult to see
  • We fixed an issue where text pasted into a new document could sometimes have the wrong text alignment
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from saving changes after suspending their computer
  • We fixed an issue where in certain cases an entire document would be printed instead of the selected range
  • We fixed an issue which could make comments difficult to read on smaller displays
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when capturing to a device

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could sometimes be difficult to see

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could incorrectly display an add-in as being enabled when it was not.
  • We fixed an issue which would prevent a customer from viewing all retention policies if there were a large number of them

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 14, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11807.20000)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from signing in when saving to OneDrive
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be prevented from changing SharePoint properties while in restricted access mode
  • We fixed an issue where header and footer content could change when adjusting margins
  • We fixed an issue where formatting could break when switching to web view
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from using custom fields when opened from SharePoint

Excel

  • We fixed a performance issue when deleting rows of a filtered set
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause the mouse to flicker in protected view
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused a crash when deleting a series
  • We fixed an issue where some users would have the option to add version history when that was not available
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused an exception when using the Spreadsheet Compare tool

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a crash could occur when clicking a link to SharePoint
  • We fixed an issue which could switch the user to the next page while typing using a Surface Pen

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases the To field was larger than normal

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 7, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11727.20064)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word could sometimes crash when autocorrect was set to capitalize the first letter of a sentence
  • We improved performance when editing a document on SharePoint
  • We fixed an issue where vector-based images created in Adobe Illustrator would not display correctly

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where sorting fields were sometimes not set correctly when recording a macro
  • We fixed an issue that causes hang or crash during recalculation of an array formula

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where inline attachments would sometimes be incorrectly scaled

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where timesheets on a fixed duration could sometimes change the assignment finish date
  • We fixed an issue where Percentage Complete values could be wrong when opening a project from an earlier version



May 31, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11722.20008)

What's New:

Outlook

Dialog for Contacting Support now is dockable and appears on the right

The dialog used for Contacting support will now appear in a pane on the right and will start off as a docked window.

Ink in Your Email!

You can now draw and annotate pictures in your Outlook emails.

Word

When you click a document link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the Word app by default. To update your preference go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn more: https://support.office.com/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link tot a Word document stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

PowerPoint

When you click a presentation link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the PowerPoint app by default. To update your preference go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn more: https://support.office.com/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link to a PowerPoint presentation stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

Excel

When you click a workbook link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the Excel app by default. To update your preference, go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn More: https://support.office.com/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link to an Excel workbook stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where files could sometimes be auto-saved even when auto-save was disabled

Word

  • We fixed an issue which may have prevented some users from saving to SharePoint

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an incorrect icon could be displayed for inactive filters

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly appear as Offline in a Group Schedule view
  • We fixed an issue which prevented SafeLink from parsing a URL with a trailing space
  • We fixed an issue where rooms were displayed as available outside of non-working hours

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



May 24, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11715.20002)

What's New:

User Experience Updates

Updates that have been in Coming Soon are now here, featuring the Simplified Ribbon, and a visual refresh of the folder pane, message list, and reading pane.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where the Chat Pane would not display

Word

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases Word could incorrectly highlight text for grammatical errors

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an incorrect icon was used in for Chart Elements
  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect workbook could be activated in a VBA script when the same book was already open

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project could crash after switching to the taskbar



May 17, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11708.20006)

What's New:

Outlook

User Experience Updates

Updates that have been in Coming Soon are now here, featuring the Simplified Ribbon, and a visual refresh of the folder pane, message list, and reading pane.

Getting Started:

These change will be part of the new default UI; it has been available behind the Coming Soon switch since mid Dec for 100% prod

Customizable Simplified Ribbon

Easily customizable to switch between classic and Simplified views and pin/unpin commands.

Getting Started:

Users can get to the simplified ribbon by turning on Coming Soon (initially) and clicking the chevron in the ribbon to toggle between the classic multi-line ribbon and the new simplified single-line ribbon.

Scenarios to Try:

Switch from Classic ribbon to Simplified ribbon

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.

Getting Started:

To select your Quick Actions, right click on an email in the message list to bring up the Context Menu. Then click "Set Quick Actions..."

Scenarios to Try:

Change the defaults from flag and delete to either archive, move, mark as read, or none for a cleaner message list

Relaxed or tighter layout? You choose

Use Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more.

Getting Started:

View tab, use tighter spacing checkbox - in Messages group for classic ribbon, Current View settings for simplified ribbon

Scenarios to Try:

Use Outlook to triage and write email with and without the setting enabled. With Use tighter spacing on, more messages fit per page, and controls on the compose forms are more streamlined.

Dedupe MRU entries when using the Onedrive sync client

Enable better integration with onedrive sync client with cloud attachments by deduping the mru entries and to enable faster attach as copy behavior for synchronized data

Getting Started:

If you use the OneDrive sync client, you will no longer see file duplicates in the Attach File MRU.

Scenarios to Try:

Enable the OneDrive sync client and use the Attach File menu in Outlook Desktop

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.

Getting Started:

Create 1000 folders in a mailbox, give someone else access to the mailbox, create an Outlook profile for the "someone else" and verify that sync works.

Word

Erase just a little bit

Getting Started:

Go to the Draw Tab. Select the Eraser dropdown. Choose Small Eraser or Medium Eraser.

Scenarios to Try:

Go to the Draw Tab. Select a pen. Draw an ink stroke. Select the Eraser dropdown. Choose Small Eraser or Medium Eraser. Erase just bits of the ink stroke.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from saving as PDF
  • We fixed an issue which could impact users saving large files on a 32-bit system

Word

  • We significantly improved the responsiveness of the dictation feature

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where double-click events could fail on touch screen devices
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from being able to edit VBA macros
  • We fixed an issue which could impact performance when using slicers

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong template could be displayed from what was selected

Access

  • We fixed an issue where using the zoom builder to display long rich text, could be hard to read

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



May 10, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11702.20000)

What's New:

Outlook

Fit more messages on the screen: Select View > Use Tighter Spacing to adjust spacing between messages.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As dialog could display the incorrect path

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some selections from Tell Me would not get inserted

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Task ID's could require highlighting to see



May 3, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11629.20008)

What's New:

Outlook

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

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where some users would experience problems syncing with OneDrive for Business

Word

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases Word would take a long time to start

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where external links were sometimes removed from workbooks after upgrading to a newer version of Excel
  • We fixed an issue where some users could experience difficulty selecting cells in a new workbook

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where font sizes were not consistant when converting drawings to text

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where saving a contact from a .VCF file could result in empty fields
  • We fixed an issue where a message could get stuck in the outbox folder even though it had been sent
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook could crash when viewing a DRM message

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the editor would switch from Chinese to English
  • We fixed an issue where unpublished tasks could appear in the published copy of a master project



April 26, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11617.20002)

New Features

Outlook

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.

Excel

Coauthoring improvements

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

Visio

  • Export Visio visuals from Power BI: Visio Visual for Power BI will now display properly when you export Power BI reports as PDFs, PowerPoint files, and more.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Solver macros would fail to run
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent Excel files from being imported into SharePoint

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


April 19, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11609.20002)

What's New:

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.

Excel

Improved Filled Maps experience using Data Types

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.

Getting Started:
  • This feature is an improvement to the existing features within Excel. To use the improvement - convert locations into Rich Entities and plot with Filled Maps.
Scenarios to Try:
  • Users can try mapping cities, states, counties, countries and zip codes.

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue where the First Run dialog would display whenever an application was launched
  • We fixed an issue where a SharePoint link in the "save as" dialog could be missing.
  • We fixed an issue where users would incorrectly see a "Repair Now" dialog

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some users could receive an error for insufficient memory or disk space when requesting a font
  • We fixed an issue where a window could lose focus when switching from the comments pane

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue preventing the resizing of branded shapes
  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint could crash when opening a file in protected view mode

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from selecting Chinese words
  • We fixed an issue where expiry dates were not calculated correctly

Access

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from using the Macro Builder
  • We fixed an issue where printing a report would only print the first page
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when hovering over a hyperlink
  • We fixed an issue which caused some items to appear off screen when using relationships view

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


April 12, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11601.20042)

What's New:

Access

Get smart with Microsoft Graph

Import or link to intelligent data and reinvent your desktop database with Intelligent Technology.

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from saving files to cloud locations
  • We fixed an issue where the wrong pane could open from the ribbon

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where users would see an error message for linked data types when the workbook did not contain linked data types
  • We fixed an issue where URL links within a Word document could change when viewed locally vs. online

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after undoing changes from the animations tab

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from modifying the Notes field for contacts in a Public Folder
  • We fixed an issue where a conflict could occur between expiration dates and deletion dates

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


April 5, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11527.20014)

What's New:

Outlook

Outlook for Windows: set and share your Focused Inbox settings

Your Focused Inbox preferences are stored in the cloud so you can enjoy the same consistent experience when using Outlook for Windows and Outlook on the web on any computer.

Getting Started:

Under File > Options > General tab, there is a new preference for 'Store my Outlook settings in the cloud'. Users will need to check the box to enable their Focused Inbox setting to roam to other Desktop Outlook installations and OWA.

Scenarios to Try:

Change Focused Inbox on the machine that has cloud settings preference turned on. Navigate to OWA and see the preference applied there as well. Change Focused Inbox in OWA and start Desktop Outlook to see the preference reflected.

Word

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.

Getting Started:

To try this out, go to the View tab and choose Learning Tools, and then Page Color.

Scenarios to Try:

To try this out, go to the View tab and choose Learning Tools, and then Page Color.

Excel

Elevate Creativity with Animated 3D Models

Office now supports animated models, which will playback in the editor so you can bring your sheets to life!

Getting Started:

  1. Open Excel
  2. Insert an animated 3D Model (coming to Remix soon, but for now, access animated models here: \osan\ogx\Public\TestFiles\3D Models\Animated3D\C3Art)
  3. The animated model will play in the editor! Check Slideshow mode - it will play there too!
  4. In the 3D Format Ribbon, explore more animation scenes in the model

Scenarios to Try:

  1. Insert an animated model and watch it play in the editor
  2. Explore the animation scenes available in the animated model via the Scenes Gallery, available in the 3D Format Ribbon
  3. Easily play/pause the animation via the ribbon, floatie or space bar

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect app icon could appear for Excel in contextual menus
  • We fixed an issue where the File Menu button could disappear after installing an update
  • We fixed an issue which could change your user license

Word

  • We fixed an issue where text would not render correctly at certain zoom levels

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where users would not be prompted to save a workbook after making edits
  • We fixed an issue where a BeforeSave event would not be triggered if the user shared the workbook.
  • We fixed an issue where resizing a column to fewer than 6 pixels could throw an incorrect error message.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel would ignore the Application.Visible flag
  • We fixed an issue where trace arrows would remain on non-active frozen panes
  • We fixed an issue where cell formatting of dates an currency could change when opening a workbook
  • We fixed an issue where tooltips would move unexpectedly
  • We fixed localization issues for the Power Query editor
  • We fixed an issue where a workbook would be removed as an attachment when sending via e-mail

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where copying shapes would take longer than expected

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook could crash while using the drawing tool
  • We fixed a localization issue when composing html e-mails
  • We fixed an issue where the user would have difficulty in selecting the lower pane

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


March 22, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11514.20004)

New Features

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the UI would constantly display "Checking for Changes"

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after moving a worksheet
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after saving as a PDF
  • We fixed an issue where the save dialog would not accept some Korean characters

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • We fixed the error message in Access where an extra shortcut to Access was created
  • We fixed an issue where data from a linked SharePoint would display incorrectly

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the language settings would switch from Chinese to English
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when synching to SharePoint


March 15, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11504.20000)

What's New:

Word

Focus Mode

Switch to Focus on the View menu to remove distractions and concentrate on your work. For Office 365 subscribers only.

Getting Started:

View tab "Focus" Button in the Ribbon Status Bar "Focus" Button

Scenarios to Try:

Enter Focus Mode and experience the Focused Experience

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where images in a document saved as a PDF would have the incorrect DPI

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the comments pane would not open or close properly
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when deleting a video
  • We fixed an issue where in some instances the application would fail to launch

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where read receipts were incorrect when viewed in Japanese

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


March 8, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11425.20036)

What's New:

Word

With Microsoft Search, you can find all the files, actions, people, and help you need to get work done.

Getting Started:

  • The feature is prominently displayed on top of the UI in the header.

Scenarios to Try:

  • Search for a college, a recent document or search for the ribbon commands you use most often
  • Look up a topic or subject to get more information on it

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.

Getting Started:

The user doesn't need to press any buttons in the UI to access this feature. It is enabled by default on OneDrive for Business docm files. So, the user should save a docm file to OneDrive for Business to try it out.

Scenarios to Try:

Create a docm file on OneDrive for Business, share it with your colleagues, and collaborate!

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when pressing 'ESC' while in Options
  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when replying to comments
  • We fixed an issue with copy & paste from Word to PowerPoint Online

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where copying a cell in Excel caused high CPU usage when protected document and editable document were opened

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook Search was not honoring the selected chronological sorting
  • We fixed an issue where the "Open this task" workflow ribbon button was unresponsive for certain emails
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook did not clear on premise rooms after users selected an available room in Room Finder

Access

  • We fixed the saved import/export dialog that had white text on white background in Dark Theme
  • We fixed an issue where users could not set the DisplayControl property for a Yes/No field to Textbox in table design

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes

March 1, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11414.20014)

What's New

Word

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.

Getting Started:

Open a SharePoint or OneDrive document that others have open. Verify that track changes and comments color for a user matches the color of that user's cursor.

Scenarios to Try:

Open a SharePoint or OneDrive document that others have open. Verify that track changes and comments color for a user matches the color of that user's cursor.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when pressing 'ESC' while in Options
  • We fixed an issue with copy & paste from Word to PowerPoint Online

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where copying a cell in Excel caused high CPU usage when protected document and editable document were opened

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with slide image size when using @Mentions in PowerPoint

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook Search was not honoring the selected chronological sorting
  • We fixed an issue where the "Open this task" workflow ribbon button was unresponsive for certain emails
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook did not clear on premise rooms after users selected an available room in Room Finder

Access

  • We updated the prompt text that showed when confirming the relinking tables with a datasource
  • We fixed the saved import/export dialog that had white text on white background in Dark Theme
  • We fixed an issue where users could not set the Display Control property for a Yes/No field to Textbox in table design

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


February 15, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11310.20016)

What's New:

PowerPoint

Morph Transition Enhancements - Morph by Name

Specify the shapes you want to morph

Getting Started:

  • To get Morph to treat two objects as the same object, the user can rename the shapes using the Selection Pane.
  • The name must be prefaced with "!!" (two exclamation points) for Morph to use it to override our default matching behavior, e.g. "!!Name"
  • Users can continue to rename shapes with any name that doesn't start with "!!" without worrying that it will change the way Morph works

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a Shape in a slide, let's say Rectangle
  • Create a new slide
  • Insert a different shape in the 2nd slide, let's say Triangle
  • Open SelectionPane, rename the Rectangle in slide 1 to "!!shape", and rename the Triangle in slide 2 to "!!shape"
  • Apply Morph on the 2nd slide

Morph Transition Enhancements - SmartArt

SmartArt morph with smoother transitions

Getting Started:

Use Morph the same way you would with SmartArt

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a SmartArt in a slide
  • Duplicate the Slide
  • Resize/Change/Move the SmartArt on the duplicated slide
  • Apply Morph on the duplicated slide

Morph Transition Enhancements - Tables

Tables morph with smoother transitions

Getting Started:

Use Morph the same way you would with tables

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a Table in a slide
  • Duplicate the slide
  • Resize/Change/Move the Table on the duplicated slide
  • Apply Morph on the duplicated slide

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Project, Publisher & Visio

Seamlessly Switch Between Accounts

The new account manager shows all of your work and personal accounts in one place, and puts you in control of switching between them. This updated experience makes it clear how you're logged in, and now you can toggle between work and personal accounts without having to sign out first or deal with complex dialogs.

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Scenarios to Try:

  • Switch between accounts
  • Add a new account [Note: you may want to first go to File | Account | Connected Services and remove any personal services connected to work accounts or vice versa]
  • Sign out from an account

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue with context preview for tables & images

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where text in autofilter Search field is white in Black theme
  • We fixed a consent UI issue with New Office Add-in

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with automatically extending display when presenting SlideShows on laptops or tablets.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with the Send to OneNote button display

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



February 11, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11330.20014)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some customized styles could not be applied to word online
  • We fixed Context Preview issues with rich objects in Word
  • We fixed an issue where pasting lists would result in Word crashing

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where appended spaces after number formats are no longer showing when there is no currency symbol
  • We fixed an issue with auto detect for stocks

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


February 1, 2019

Version 1902 (build 11326.20000)

Notable Fixes

Word

  • We fixed an issue with resizing cells in an embedded Excel table
  • We fixed an issue with copy/paste of shapes in a Drawing Canvas

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with opening files from the Excel Web app
  • We fixed an issue where saving a CSV file as .XLSX was failing due to file name size
  • We fixed the context menu to display the context menu options

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issued where users were unable to use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+7/ctrl+alt+8 to enter square brackets
  • We fixed an issue where inserting a local video into the PPT would reduce the 'C' drive disk space
  • We fixed the Publish to Microsoft Stream button which was not displaying to some users

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the task view in calendar was not correctly showing the task subject

Access

  • We fixed a scaling issue with charts

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes