Release notes for Semi-Annual Channel releases in 2018

These release notes provide information about new features, security updates, and non-security updates that are included in Semi-Annual Channel updates to Office 365 ProPlus in 2018.

Note

  • The following also provides information about new features, security updates, and non-security updates for Visio Pro for Office 365 and Project Online Desktop Client.
  • This information also applies to Office 365 Business, which is the version of Office that comes with some Office 365 plans, such as Business Premium.
  • Semi-Annual Channel was named Deferred Channel prior to January 2018.

Version 1803: November 13

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2315)

Excel: Security updates

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

Outlook: Security updates

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

Project: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • This change allows users to Save All for physical files to a network share, including a mapped network drive.

Version 1708: November 13

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2329)

This is the Semi-Annual Channel release that's been available since January 2018. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until March 2019. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1803 (Build 16.0.9126.2315) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

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

Outlook: Security updates

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

Project: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • This change allows users to Save All for physical files to a network share, including a mapped network drive.

Version 1803: October 9

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2295)

Excel: Security updates

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

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180026: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

PowerPoint: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

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

Office suite: Security updates

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

Office Suite: Non-Security updates

  • Fixed issue of apps showing animations despite turning off animations through accessibility and performance settings.
  • Fixed issue of background turning blank when using highlighter drawing tool.

Version 1708: October 9

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2316)

This is the Semi-Annual Channel release that's been available since January 2018. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until March 2019. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1803 (Build 16.0.9126.2282) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

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

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180026: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

PowerPoint: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

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

Office suite: Security updates

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

Version 1803: September 11

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2282)

Excel: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

Office suite: Security updates

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

Version 1708: September 11

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2309)

This is the Semi-Annual Channel release that's been available since January 2018. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until March 2019. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1803 (Build 16.0.9126.2282) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

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

Word: Security updates

Office suite: Security updates

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

Version 1803: August 14

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2275)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8375: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8379: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8382: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180021: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

Office Suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8378: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1708: August 14

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2299)

This is the Semi-Annual Channel release that's been available since January 2018. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until March 2019. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1803 (Build 16.0.9126.2275) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8375: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8379: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8382: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • ADV180021: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

Office Suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8378: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1803: July 10

Version 1803 (Build 9126.2259)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0903: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where opening an Access runtime application (.accde file) results in a "This database is in an unrecognized format" error message and the application won’t open.
  • Fix an issue where attempting to select text in a text box or combo box appears to select all the text, rather than the indication selection.

Excel: Feature updates

  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.
  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Deselect cells: Make selections in your worksheet and deselect cells that you accidentally clicked without having to start over.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
  • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
  • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your workbooks. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
  • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
  • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
  • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js. Learn more
  • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
  • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
  • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.

Excel: Security updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the wrong year is shown when Japanese Era calendar is used in date cell format.
  • When importing data into the Excel Data Model, incoming values of negative zero would result in an error. The fix imports such values as zero.
  • Fix an issue where a group (or ungroup) operation in an Excel PivotTable could sometimes trigger a crash.
  • Fix an issue where charting actions could cause Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Power View add-in is inadvertently disabled for some users.
  • Fix an issue where temporary auto-recovery files created during document recovery are never cleaned up.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when opening a file from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where Quick Print of an Excel workbook attached to an Outlook email may not print.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a hyperlink may cause Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using cube functions causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix a problem where print or print preview only prints or displays a portion of the worksheet, with the content being truncated at a slicer on the worksheet.
  • Fix an issue where attempting to make a new connection to a text file in a protected workbook results in getting a "Workbook is protected and cannot be changed" error message.Fix an issue where, if your editing language is Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, Excel may freeze when you try to choose a new font on the Home tab or when you edit.
  • Fix an issue where the scroll bars are missing when a workbook is opened when Excel is minimized.
  • Fix an issue where workbook references fail when opening multiple workbooks by double-clicking on the file names in File Explorer.
  • Fix an issue where the programmatic creation of a PivotTable followed by a programmatic refresh causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where programmatically calling Workbook.Open() may cause Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the user incorrectly sees a "catastrophic failure" error message when opening an Office 2007 or older workbook (.xls or .xla) with macros.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when a user opens a context menu.
  • Fix an issue where, when the user tries to insert an object in an existing workbook, Excel crashes when the user clicks Browse.
  • Fix an issue where, when protecting a range with a password, the dialog box to enter the password to unlock the range isn't visible.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't close a workbook in protected view when the file name contains square brackets.
  • Fix an issue where placement of the tooltip is misaligned when dragging or drag filling.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a workbook by using File > Save As, a file name that contains periods appears blank or truncated in the file save dialog.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Sort your email with ease: Thanks to your feedback, we've brought back sorting above the message list and the Unread filter for people who don't use Focused Inbox.
  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Improvements to Office 365 groups: It’s easier than ever to read and reply to group conversations because you can double-click on a group message to open it in its own window.
  • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
  • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your email. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
  • Profile card: Shows you the most relevant details about people and groups, whether you’re on the desktop, the web, or using a mobile app.
  • Add an appointment to a group calendar: Now you can let everyone in your group know when you’ll be away without sending a meeting in email.
  • Downloading cloud attachments: When you save or drag and drop OneDrive attachments to your computer, we download the file for you.
  • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
  • Focused Inbox: The Inbox is separated into two tabs – Focused and Other. Messages are sorted based on the content of the message and who you interact with most often. Learn more
  • Quickly access the groups you use most: Groups you're most likely to interact with now appear at the top of the list under Groups in the Folder pane.

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11939: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0791: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0850: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0852: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8150: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8244: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8310: Microsoft Office Tampering Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where switching to the Outbox or Sent Items folder causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where all attendees receive meeting updates when the meeting body or attachments change, instead of sending a meeting update to the attendees being optional.
  • Fix an issue that causes users to be unable to connect to EWS and REST endpoints because of a change in the User-Agent string.
  • Fix an issue where a meeting location update to attendees shows the old location instead of the new location.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees an error when previewing an attachment in the reading pane.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook crashes when resolving display names to email addresses when the user is composing an email.
  • Fix an issue where some users don't receive support features that have been enabled by their tenant admin
  • Fix an issue where search fails with “No matches found” when search is scoped to All Mailboxes.
  • Fix an issue where, when monitoring using Accessible Event Watcher (AccEvent.exe), Outlook crashes when switching folders.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.
  • 3D animations: Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently or jumping and turning.
  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Roaming of revision tracking info: The read/unread status for highlighting shared slides that have been modified by others is now stored in a roaming service (instead of on the user's local computer) so that this information can be synchronized across multiple devices or platforms.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
  • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
  • Run a slide show with your digital pen: Use your Surface Pen, or other pen with a Bluetooth button, to advance your slides. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is required. Learn more
  • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your presentations. Bring 3D models to life in your presentations with transitions like Morph that create cinematic animations between slides. Learn more
  • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
  • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
  • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js. Learn more
  • Revision highlighting: Slides that have been modified by other users are highlighted.
  • While you were away: PowerPoint shows you who edited your shared presentation since your last visit.
  • Designer improvement: Designer now recommends design ideas for timelines in a bulleted list.
  • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
  • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
  • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.
  • Designer improvement: Designer now recommends design ideas for charts added to your slides.
  • QuickStarter: Automatically builds an outline to help users get started researching a subject of their choosing. Learn more
  • Digital ruler: On devices that have touch screens, go to Draw > Ruler, then use your pen or finger to draw straight lines or to align a set of objects. Learn more

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11934: Microsoft PowerPoint Information Disclosure Vulnerability

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where tables are rendered incorrectly with thick borders.
  • Fix an issue where a potential crash could occur when changing the Shape.Visibile property.
  • Fix an issue where changes in co-authored documents fail to merge.
  • Fix an issue where documents containing ActiveX controls would cause co-authoring to fail.
  • Fix an issue where spelling correction in shapes causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when opening a file from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where the Recovery Pane incorrectly appears when AutoSave is on.
  • Fix an issue where sign-in isn't shown preventing a user from accessing a file.
  • Fix an issue where multiple users co-authoring on the same presentation results in an incorrect duplication of slides masters.
  • Fix an issue where opening a file saved on OneDrive results in PowerPoint crashing when exiting Protected View.Fix an issue where removing document properties and personal information causes saving to SharePoint to fail.
  • Fix an issue where references to Flash Player based YouTube embed codes result in a new window opening to play the video. Old embed codes are now upgraded to reference HTML5 based YouTube videos so that they correctly play in place.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.

Project: Feature updates

  • Task Board view: Sort tasks on cards in the Task Board view. Reorder and move cards between columns on the board just like in Agile projects.
  • Agile projects: Manage your Agile projects using backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum or Kanban methodologies are supported. Learn more
  • Manage a task in Planner: Link a Project task to Planner and create a plan for it. Break the task into subtasks, add a team, assign tasks, and manage the work on a task board.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where if a task is split with a cost resource, the cost resource isn't correctly updated and the cost is lost.
  • Fix an issue where in the Timeline view - Add Existing Tasks to the Timeline dialog, only tasks from the first summary task would show up.
  • Fix an issue where saving as XML may fail for master projects from Project Online or Project Server.
  • Fix an issue where in the Timeline view - Add Existing Tasks to the Timeline dialog, only tasks from the first summary task would show up.
  • Fix an issue where using the AutoFilter dropdown on a date column causes all tasks in the project to be hidden.
  • Fix an issue where only tasks from the first summary task show up in the dialog box when adding existing tasks to a timeline when in Timeline view.
  • Fix an issue where setting more than one baseline in a session sets the MOD_DATE value as the same.
  • Fix an issue where Actual Work is still shown in the reporting tables after being removed in a Save for Sharing session.
  • Fix an issue in the German language version where using a Weeks date format returns an error when scheduling.
  • Fix an issue where, when editing finish dates in Schedule Web Part, tasks stay at 8 hours per day instead of being spread over time.
  • Fix an issue where "Progress point shape" is drawn at an unexpected location.
  • Fix an issue where VBA code gets lost from projects.
  • Fix an issue where tasks show as complete even when there is remaining work.
  • Fix an issue where Project hangs when using the Task Path feature.
  • Fix an issue where the timescale doesn't show the timescale labels.
  • Fix an issue where visual reports show incomplete information or fail completely.
  • Fix an issue where a failed save can corrupt a file and cause Project to crash on open.
  • Fix an issue where you can't drag tasks in the Timeline and Team Planner view.
  • Fix an issue where resource availability isn't shown in Team Builder.
  • Fix an issue where graphical indicators aren't displaying correctly.
  • Fix an issue where Project hangs while leveling on hour-by-hour or day-by-day basis.
  • Fix an issue for working with master/sub projects from a SharePoint Document library.
  • Fix an issue where, when you add assignments to a fixed duration task, you may end up with a nameless resource.
  • Fix an issue that produces an incorrect error message of change on protected work.
  • Fix an issue where Project might crash when going to reports that contain several images.

Publisher: Feature updates

  • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js. Learn more

Publisher: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where filtering on data source fields containing null (empty) values fails when running the Mail Merge wizard.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue related to TLS 1.2 support.
  • Fix an issue where adding users by selecting 'Skype Call' in a meeting causes an error
  • Fix an issue where adding users by selecting 'Skype Call' in a meeting causes an error.
  • Remove prompt asking user to add Skype coordinates to a meeting, if a Skype Room is added as the location and the meeting already contains Teams meeting coordinates.
  • Fix an issue where location is populated even when UseLocationForE911Only is set to true.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when using the "call using conference center" option to invite users from the roster.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook running on terminal server freezes while creating a Skype for Business meeting.
  • Change the default value of EnableRestoreOAuthUsedKeyWhenUsingCachedWebTicket to TRUE.
  • Fix an issue where "More Options" and "Invite More People" buttons are hidden when a meeting is in full-screen mode.
  • Fix an issue where the P2P audio call window or conference call window becomes transparent when you attempt to join.
  • Fix an issue where upcoming Skype meetings do not show up in the meetings tab.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business is configured to join meetings without audio, adding audio to a meeting initiates a new P2P call to the user itself rather than adding audio to the existing meeting.
  • Fix an issue where user receives the error message "We couldn't find this Skype meeting" when clicking 'Join Skype Meeting' link in a meeting request from Outlook.
  • Add call transfer button in the toast UI for incoming PSTN calls.
  • Notify users that calls and chat are being sent to Teams when ChatDefaultClient and CallDefaultClient are set to Teams.
  • Show user's presence as Offline when user is not in a meeting and disabled from Skype for Business and meeting join experience is set to Native Limited Client.
  • Disable all options except Open and Exit when Skype for Business is minimized to the notification area.
  • Suppress new calls and conversations when paired with Aries phones and RedirectClient is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where searching messages in PChat by date fails when the date format is other than US format (mm/dd/yy).
  • Fix an issue where, when EnableExternalP2PFileTransfer policy is set to false, users are still able to attach files in meetings.
  • Fix an issue where, in Conversation History, the caller is shown instead of the called person. This happens when the called person's work number is modified using Active Directory.
  • Fix an issue where, for outgoing PSTN calls to mobile numbers, recipient information is missing in the call history in conversation history.
  • Fix an issue where, when initiating an IM from an email in Outlook, the subject line of the email is not included in the subject of the IM.
  • Fix an issue where, when IM conversation windows are snapped to one side, conversations appear double stacked.
  • Fix an issue where, in a VDIv2 environment, VbSS screen sharing requests appear as RDP-based requests.
  • Fix an issue where, in a failed call transfer, the caller is listed in the failure notification, instead of the missed recipient.
  • Fix an issue where the "Start using Teams" button is hidden within the client upgrade redirect banner.
  • Fix DPI scaling issues in IM windows.
  • Fix an issue where LinkedIn data does not appear in the Skype for Business Contact Card.
  • Add the ability for users to stop receiving calls on behalf of a hunt group.
  • Add the ability to automatically hold calls when a call is active in Skype for Business or Teams and a new call is received or initiated.
  • Fix an issue where users are unable to IM after full screen sharing.
  • Fix an issue where users in the lobby aren't notified when they're denied from entering the meeting.
  • Fix an issue where automatic gain control increases uncontrollably during calls.
  • Fix an issue where users are unable to select a presenter in Meeting Options when a conference room resource mailbox is added to a meeting invite.
  • Fix an issue where the desktop sharing button is dimmed during a peer-to-peer video call if AllowlPVideo is set to False.
  • Fix an issue where IM stays disabled after changing the Meeting Option setting to Enable IM for existing meetings created with Disable IM.
  • Fix an issue where the tooltip isn't shown when hovering over the "Insert Link" button in the chat window, and there isn't an accessibility name when the button is selected.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Built-in database model diagrams: Use the new Database Model Diagram template to accurately model your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.
  • More stencils for business diagrams: Using modern shapes, compare and contrast data with a Venn diagram, or draw Cycle, Matrix, or Pyramid diagrams to help tell your story.
  • Create a wireframe diagram for a website: Quickly create a wireframe diagram of a website including interface, navigation, and how they work together. Learn more
  • Create a wireframe of your mobile application: Use a template to create a wireframe of your mobile application. Learn more
  • Apply data graphics to Data Visualizer diagrams: Save time when you create a Data Visualizer diagram by automatically applying shape data as data graphics. Learn more
  • Collaborate on drawings: Work with others by sharing your drawings on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online. You can see who is working on the drawing, add comments, and see file activity. Learn more
  • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js. Learn more

Word: Feature updates

  • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
  • Character count: Display the character count on the status bar as you type. You can enable this from the Customize Status Bar menu.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word. Learn more
  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
  • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
  • SharePoint property panel: Display and edit SharePoint document library column values from within a document. A ribbon button on the View tab provides easy access to the panel and SharePoint admins can use a document library setting to automatically open the property panel.
  • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your documents. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
  • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
  • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
  • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js. Learn more
  • Edit using Learning Tools: Learning Tools is now available in Word's Web Layout. Adjust your text spacing and show syllables while you edit. In any view, see each word highlighted as the document is read aloud. Learn more
  • LaTeX syntax: Create and edit math equations using LaTeX syntax.
  • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
  • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
  • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.
  • Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane: Use the Editor pane for advanced spelling, grammar and writing style recommendations. It’s built to be accessible with improved support for assistive technologies.

Word: Security updates

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when opening a file from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where lower-case Roman number page numbers are incorrectly changed to upper case.
  • Fix an issue that causes an insufficient memory message to appear.
  • Fix an issue where Word won’t open on a computer running Windows 7 that doesn't have the update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry installed.
  • Fix an issue where bullets in lists don’t print.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when a user tries to do a Save As to an existing document on OneDrive for Business and then cancels the save or tries to merge existing changes.
  • Fix an issue where filtering on data source fields containing null (empty) values fails when running the Mail Merge wizard.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.
  • Fix an issue where removing IRM protection on a document doesn’t remove the protection.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11882: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0795: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0851: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0853: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0950: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1026: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1030: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8157: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8158: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Advisory 180003: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when deploying updates using System Center Configuration Manager to a client that has running Office applications the update is not applied after restarting the device while Office applications are running.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an application, the user might see a message about launching in Safe mode and then the application fails to open.
  • The Update Now option is hidden from File > Account > Update Options when an Office COM object is enabled so that Office 365 client updates are managed by System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Fix an issue where the Office app crashes when the user tries to activate Office using the Activate Office dialog box.
  • Fix an issue with zooming and scaling in Office Add-ins under dynamic DPI environment.
  • Fix an issue where the CurrentStatus node of the Office configuration service provider (CSP) returns an empty string even if Office 365 ProPlus is currently installed.
  • Fix an issue that causes .box file format changes, which impacts functionality of older versions of Office installed on the same computer, because .box files are shared across all versions of an Office app on the same computer.
  • Fix a bug that caused update install to take a long time in certain scenarios.
  • Fix an issue where SVG tests are failing
  • Fix an issue where, when deploying updates using System Center Configuration Manager to a client that has running Office applications the update is not applied after restarting the device while Office applications are running.

Version 1708: July 10

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2280)

This is the Semi-Annual Channel release that's been available since January 2018. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until March 2019. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1803 (Build 9126.2259) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8312: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Use After Free Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

Office Suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1708: June 12

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2270)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8246: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8248: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8244: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that caused users of Windows 7 SP1 to be unable to add members to Modern Groups.

Version 1705: June 12

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2294)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2270) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8246: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8248: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8244: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Version 1708: May 8

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2250)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8147: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8148: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8162: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8163: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8150: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8157: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8158: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1705: May 8

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2278)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2250) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8147: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8148: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8162: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8163: Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8150: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-8157: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-8158: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1708: April 10

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2242)

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-1029: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue related to TLS 1.2 support.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0950: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1026: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1030: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1705: April 10

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2272)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2242) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-1029: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0950: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1026: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-1030: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1708: March 13

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2236)

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0903: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0919: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1705: March 13

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2265)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2236) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Access: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0903: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Excel: Security updates

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0919: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1708: February 13

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2215)

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when using a multiple items form, adjusting the position of the mouse wheel or the scrollbar thumb doesn't change the items that are displayed in the form.

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0841: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0850: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0852: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0851: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0853: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1705: February 13

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2258)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2215) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0841: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0850: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0852: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0851: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0853: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Version 1708: January 9

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2153)

Access: Feature updates

  • Label Name property: Enhance accessibility by associating a label with a control on a form.
  • Editing a new item is more accessible: Use a quick keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+E) to edit a new item from a Combo Box or List Box.
  • Dynamics connector: Import data from or link to data stored in Microsoft Dynamics. More information
  • Salesforce connector: Import data from or link to data stored in Salesforce. More information

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where attempting to select text in a text box or combo box appears to select all the text, rather than the indication selection.
  • Fix an issue where a query won't execute if the query has a join with a primary key from a Microsoft Dynamics linked table.
  • Fix an issue where decimal places aren't shown for currency values in a Microsoft Dynamics table.

Excel: Feature updates

  • “Add Column from Examples” enhancements: Supports more Date/Time, Math, and Index Column transformations.
  • Performance improvements: Excel opens complex workbooks with multiple sheets faster, so you can crunch formulas with large ranges, filter lots of rows, or copy and paste quicker.
  • Insert online pictures: New landing page for selecting images and attribution information is automatically inserted with the image.
  • Azure Data Lake Store connector: Users can now import data from Azure Data Lake Store.
  • "Add column from Examples" enhancements: Supports suggestions, more Date/Time operations, and additional transformations.
  • Data tab: Ribbon buttons on the Data tab have been rearranged into two new groups: Get & Transform Data and Queries & Connections.
  • Share queries: Export any query definition into an Office Database Connection (ODC) file, and then share it across workbooks or with others.
  • Load data: Load data from a query directly into PivotTables or PivotCharts without having to save the data into the Data Model.
  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.
  • Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it’s malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. More information
  • Enhanced data import functionality: Easily import and shape data from various sources. Manage workbook queries and connections with the Queries & Connection side pane, and share queries with others via ODC files. More information
  • Changes in shared files: View who has made changes in shared workbooks, and restore earlier versions. More information
  • Lasso Select with a pen button: Use supported digital pen buttons to Lasso Select ink without visiting the ribbon.

Excel: Security updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the programmatic creation of a PivotTable followed by a programmatic refresh causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the user incorrectly sees a "catastrophic failure" error message when opening an Office 2007 or older workbook (.xls or .xla) with macros.
  • Fix an issue where opening a workbook from the command line might result in the loss of rich text formatting in a cell.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't close a workbook in protected view when the file name contains square brackets.
  • Fix an issue where, when the user tries to insert an object in an existing workbook, Excel crashes when the user clicks Browse.
  • Fix an issue where selecting "Resize shape to fix text" (in the Text Options/Text Box portion of the Format Shape pane) results in no change to the shape.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening a workbook by double-clicking on it, the cell text fonts and formats don't get loaded or two identical workbooks are opened for a single template.
  • Fix an issue where the first workbook created when Excel starts won't close when a new workbook is opened or created.
  • Fix an issue where placement of the tooltip is misaligned when dragging or drag filling.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a workbook by using File > Save As, a file name that contains periods appears blank or truncated in the file save dialog.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.
  • Fix an issue with rendering where black lines and headers appear due to a faulty graphics driver.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes or is unable to save the workbook after a chart is inserted.
  • Fix an issue where the page break line in page break preview is incorrectly positioned.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when opening an .XLL file.
  • Fix an issue where the pattern style of a cell doesn’t render correctly after adding a header or footer in Page Layout view.
  • Fix an issue where pasting a copy of a PivotTable into another workbook could result in a crash.
  • Fix an issue where, when you choose the Replace command and the Find and Replace dialog box opens, the focus of the dialog box is on the Find tab instead of the Replace tab.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when opening the Activity pane for a workbook opened from a SharePoint server older than SharePoint Server 2016.
  • Fix an issue where Excel opens and displays a blank window when one or more XLL add-ins are enabled.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes after having used the Forms button in an already closed workbook.
  • Fix an issue where, when using the SheetBeforeRightClick event, inserting a column that intersects merged cells doesn't expand the merged cells.
  • Fix an issue where Excel temporarily hangs when you expand or collapse a PivotTable and the PivotTable headers move off the screen.
  • Fix an issue where tabs are ignored when copying and pasting tab delimited text from Word, resulting in the text not being parsed into columns.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when opening the Publish as Web Page dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where a data refresh doesn't succeed or Excel crashes when using data from a SQL Server Analysis Services server, and the locale of Excel and the locale of the SQL Server Analysis Services server differ.
  • Fix an issue where errors appear when trying to save changes to documents synchronized with the OneDrive client.
  • Fix an issue where changes can't be made anywhere in a worksheet when there is a PivotTable with fields in the Filter area, but no fields anywhere else.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Accessibility improvements: We've made it easier to read and edit text, tables, lists, and images in email when you're using a screen reader.
  • New account configuration: Set up new accounts with a new wizard that requires fewer manual steps.
  • Attach dialog for links: When attaching a link using Attach File on the ribbon, you can select whether to add it as a link or as an attachment. If you don’t want to see this dialog each time, go to File > Options > General and specify how you want links to be attached under “Attachment options.”
  • Support for on-premises attachments: Files from on-premises SharePoint Server show up as recent files under Message > Attach File, on-premises OneDrive for Business and SharePoint team sites appear under Attach File > Browse Web Locations, and local files can be uploaded to on-premises OneDrive for Business sites.
  • Business classifications for groups:  A business classification level defined by the tenant admin, such as Confidential, can be assigned when creating or editing a group, and that classification appears in the group header.
  • Guest access to Office 365 groups: Collaborate with people outside the organization by granting them access to group conversations, files, calendar invitations, and the group notebook. More information
  • Actionable messages: Developers can create messages to make it easy for users to take simple or quick actions right from Outlook without having to switch to an external web site or separate app. More information

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-8571: Microsoft Office Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8572: Microsoft Office Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8663: Microsoft Office Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-11774: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-11776: Microsoft Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-11939: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0791: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the user sees the focus in the message list jump unexpectedly when deleting messages.
  • Fix an issue that causes the user to see authentication prompts when interacting with attachments
  • Fix an issue where the "Learn more" link in Policy Tips isn't visible when using the Dark Gray theme.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook crashes when the user is trying to set up a new account and they close the window without completing the account setup.
  • Fix an issue where Mark as Read and Mark as Unread show as options for messages in the shared inbox for a group.
  • Fix an issue where you're unable to configure an IMAP account in Outlook.
  • Fix an issue that causes an intermittent crash when opening Outlook.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Insert online pictures: New landing page for selecting images and attribution information is automatically inserted with the image.
  • Closed captions for videos: Add closed captions to a video to make it more accessible. More information
  • Narrate a recording: Include video of yourself narrating when you make a recording of a presentation. Recordings can include animations, ink, audio, and video.
  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.
  • Alt text creation: A cloud-based service automatically generates alternative text for pictures in a presentation.
  • Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it’s malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. More information
  • Designer improvements: Recommends professional design ideas for action-oriented lists.
  • Changes in shared files: View who has made changes in shared presentations, and restore earlier versions. More information

PowerPoint: Security updates

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.
  • Fix an issue where editing and formatting text after an undo in a table causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where references to Flash Player based YouTube embed codes result in a new window opening to play the video. Old embed codes are now upgraded to reference HTML5 based YouTube videos so that they correctly play in place.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when opening a presentation from a SharePoint server older than SharePoint Server 2016.
  • Fix an issue where end-user defined characters (EUDCs) that are linked to fonts fail to display.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue an issue where project level custom field data can get lost on save.
  • Fix an issue where a failed save can corrupt a file and cause Project to crash on open.
  • Fix an issue where opening a project plan could lead to a crash.
  • Fix an issue where opening certain files from Project Online causes Project to crash.
  • Fix an issue where Actual Start may be wrongly cleared when you set remaining work.
  • Fix an issue where Assignment Actual Start Date may show different data than was reported by the resource through statusing in Project Web App.
  • Fix an issue where actual work may be rescheduled if the task's finish date is changed.
  • Fix an issue where if you copy and paste cost fields, the pasted values might not exactly match the copied values due to a rounding issue.
  • Fix an issue where timephased data for Budget resources isn't copied when you save from one baseline into another one.
  • Fix an issue where the status field doesn't always calculate correctly for summary tasks.
  • Fix an issue where actual work wrongly gets transferred to an enterprise resource when it replaces a local resource and protected work is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where Project crashes if you have a table where the first column is Task Name, the column is locked, and you click on a task.
  • Fix an issue where you can assign the same resource multiple times to the same task through the Task Usage view.
  • Fix an issue where values in the number custom fields may be lost when opening XML files.
  • Fix an issue where top-level task indentation doesn't sync properly from Project to a SharePoint tasks list.
  • Fix an issue where if you import task, resource, or assignment information from an Excel workbook, the values in the work field may be ignored.
  • Fix an issue where timephased Baseline values don't match the initial values when you save a project to the XML file format.
  • Fix an issue where the Project client won't open a project since it thinks the project is checked out when it really isn't.
  • Fix an issue so that opening Project files from a file server with high latency open faster.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-8676: Windows GDI+ Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8695: Graphics Component Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8696: Microsoft Graphics Component Remote Code Execution

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Add dialog explaining why a user is unable to join a meeting when certain ports are blocked or IPs are not whitelisted.
  • Fix an issue where unread messages in persistent chat rooms are marked as read when you click IM conversation tabs.
  • Fix an issue where incoming IM toasts experience a several second delay.
  • Fix an issue where an AD contact is displayed as a phone number instead of contact name when sync with Exchange is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where anonymous join users are blocked from joining when federation is disabled and anonymous join is not explicitly blocked by meeting organizer.
  • Fix an issue where the number of invitees is incorrectly displayed to meeting organizer for meetings that exceed the limit.
  • Fix an issue where phone number is not displayed in toast on inbound PSTN calls.
  • Fix an issue where, when using the Delete key while renaming a contact list group, the entire group is deleted.
  • Fix an issue where the sharing notification in an IM conversation is dismissed before sharing stops.
  • Fix an issue where the sign-in screen is blank for some non-English languages.
  • Fix an issue where non-English characters in chat and chat history are garbled.
  • Display the caller's phone number for an incoming call handled by the Organizational Auto Attendant if the user's name isn't known.
  • Add an inband setting allowing restriction of "Anyone (no restrictions)"as an option for "These people don't have to wait in the lobby."
  • Add ability to turn on or off self-video for P2P video calls in VDIv2.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate numbers display for contacts in the call drop-down menu.
  • Fix an issue where delegates are removed for users who move between Skype for Business and Skype for Business Basic.
  • Fix an issue where Appear Offline is not visible when using the Enable Appear Offline and Custom State URL client policies.
  • Widen the Meeting Join button to fix truncation of some localized languages.
  • Increase the prominence of High Importance messages in chat.
  • Add Office and Skype for Business file extension types to allowable file transfer blocklists.
  • Localization corrections in Outlook meeting invitations for meeting footer text set in non-English.
  • Fix an issue where sender names can be switched in conversations of multiple users.
  • Fix an issue where the blank conversation window fails to appear until a meeting is joined successfully.
  • Fix an issue where the department field information in a contact card is empty in search results if the title field is empty.
  • Fix sign-in failures for users migrated from on-premises to online due to firewall rules.
  • Add a new DWORD registry key to fix an issue where, when a user signs into the client on an external network performing LyncAutoD, the client resets the OAuthUsed registry key to false. To fix the issue, set the value to 1 for EnableRestoreOAuthUsedKeyWhenUsingCachedWebTicket under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync\<SipID>.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Make diagrams from Excel data: Automatically create a Basic Flowchart or a Cross-Functional Flowchart from Excel data by using new Data Visualizer templates. More information
  • Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it’s malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. More information

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where COM add-ins don't receive document opened events when a Visio file is opened by a double-click on a file icon or file name.

Word: Feature updates

  • Insert online pictures: New landing page for selecting images and attribution information is automatically inserted with the image.
  • Alt text creation: A cloud-based service automatically generates alternative text (alt text) for pictures in a document.
  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.
  • Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it’s malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. More information
  • Changes in shared files: View who has made changes in shared documents, and restore earlier versions. More information

Word: Security updates

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when a user tries to do a Save As to an existing document on OneDrive for Business and then cancels the save or tries to merge existing changes.
  • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.
  • Fix an issue where Word can hang if the user navigates to the Insert tab shortly after opening Word.
  • Fix an issue where, after clicking the margin, characters are displayed in the upper left of the screen when entering characters.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when opening the Activity pane for a document opened from a SharePoint server older than SharePoint Server 2016.
  • Fix an issue where Word closes unexpectedly while loading the Grammarly add-in.
  • Fix an issue where, under certain conditions, Word crashes while trying to recover cloud-based files.
  • Fix an issue where shapes within drawing canvas can't be rotated.
  • Fix an issue where, when typing in Korean, consonants and vowels are incorrectly separated.
  • Saving a document as a PDF saves the document as a version 1.7 PDF.

Office suite: Security updates

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Add support for single sign-on (SSO) for domain users for Office 365 Germany plans where the identity is federated with an on-premises Active Directory.
  • Add functionality to prevent minors from acquiring and activating Office Add-ins that come from the Office Store.
  • Fix an issue with zooming and scaling in Office Add-ins under dynamic DPI environment.
  • Fix an issue where the CurrentStatus node of the Office configuration service provider (CSP) returns an empty string even if Office 365 ProPlus is currently installed.
  • Fix an issue that causes .box file format changes, which impacts functionality of older versions of Office installed on the same computer, because .box files are shared across all versions of an Office app on the same computer.
  • Fix an issue where, under certain circumstances when using shared computer activation, an error message appears saying that the app has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly and asking if the user wants to run a repair.
  • Fix an issue where Online Repair progress isn't shown to the user.
  • Fix an issue where Office file properties aren't displayed in File Explorer.
  • Fix an issue where Office add-in buttons disappear from the ribbon when there is a second document opened.
  • Fix an issue where some VBA modules which have names with double-byte characters can't be opened.
  • Fix an issue that prevents the What's New dialog from appearing.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on the Draw tab causes the application to crash for some users.
  • Fix an issue where hovering over a Common Control that has a tooltip on it causes the application to crash.
  • Fix an issue where a licensing error message appears when using Common Controls.
  • Fix an issue with how some program files are signed, causing anti-virus programs to flag those files as well as problems protecting or accessing data under Windows Information Protection (WIP).
  • Add support.to allow users working in 64-bit versions of Office to open macro files that contain mscomctl.ocx controls.
  • Improve accessibility of controls used in mscomctl.ocx.
  • Fix an issue where commands are missing from the Ribbon or the Quick Access Toolbar customization dialogs.

Version 1705: January 9

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2217)

This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since September 2017. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until July 2018. But, a new Semi-Annual Channel release is now available — Version 1708 (Build 8431.2153) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0791: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2018-0792: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0798: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0801: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0802: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0804: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0805: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0806: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0807: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0812: Microsoft Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

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