Release notes for Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) releases in 2016

These release notes provide information about new features, security updates, and non-security updates that are included in Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) updates to Office 365 ProPlus in 2016.

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 (Targeted) was named First Release for Deferred Channel prior to September 2017.

Version 1609: December 13

Version 1609 (Build 7369.2095)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a meeting owner can’t unselect users in the tracking tab.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when the user tries to open or save a file.
  • Fix an issue where, when customizing the slide size, the Thai translation for the abbreviation of “inches” is incorrect. 

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where viewers see a black screen when a user is running Windows 7 and shares the main monitor first, and then switches to share a second monitor.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when doing a Save As and the user has selected the option to delete files from the Office Document Cache when they are closed.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when doing a Save As to a folder that contains a large number of files, such as over 30,000 files.
  • Fix an issue where the CTRL+ALT+4 shortcut doesn't type the Euro sign when using a UK keyboard.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with VBA forms that can cause the z-order of frames to stop functioning or display incorrectly.
  • Fix an issue where an update trigged by System Center Configuration Manager changes the UpdateChannel setting in the registry to something that’s not a valid update channel.
  • Fix an issue where, when files are synced from a OneDrive for Business site to a local computer using the OneDrive sync client, saving a synced back file that was opened from a URL causes Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to hang.

Version 1609: November 8

Version 1609 (Build 7369.2055)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)

Version 1609: November 2

Version 1609 (Build 7369.2054)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using VBA code to copy a worksheet unhides worksheets that are hidden.
  • Fix an issue where, when using Solver, a "File not found Solver32.dll" error message appears after choosing Solve.
  • Fix an issue where the icon for the Bing Map Add-in doesn't appear when using a High DPI monitor and touch mode is enabled for the ribbon.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Outlook crashes when doing a Advanced Find across multiple folders.
  • Fix an issue where the text typed into the cc text box in a search doesn't get appended to the main search box and a search doesn't occur.
  • Fix an issue where, in a conversation with multiple messages that have attachments, Outlook crashes when trying to open an attachment in one of those messages, if that attachment is stored in an online location.
  • Fix an issue where the focus switches to a small dialog box in the upper right corner when typing East Asian characters using an Input Method Editor (IME) and then the user can't continue editing the email message.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

  • Updated visual elements: Changes to icons and colors to improve accessibility. More information
  • Update UI to “Share”: Change "Present" to "Share" in UI elements, such as changing "Present Desktop" to "Share your Desktop" and "Present Program" to "Share a Window."

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the user can't connect to Exchange to get conversation history, contact, or voicemail information after the user has been migrated to Exchange Online.
  • Fix an issue with the conversation window where trying to paste information into the dial pad or into text annotations in the whiteboard incorrectly pastes the information into the chat input text box.

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Visio won't close after closing a saved Visio file.
  • Fix an issue where large metafiles or highly zoomed metafiles appear blurry.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the focus switches to a small dialog box in the upper right corner when typing East Asian characters using an Input Method Editor (IME) and then the user can't continue editing the document.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with VBA form controls that can cause transparent label controls to appear opaque, can cause existing forms to no longer appear or work as expected, and can cause the Office application to stop responding when attempting to open a macro-enabled file that contains form controls.
  • Fix an issue where, when using managed metadata properties, a "Show Details" button appears in the Properties section under File > Info instead of the metadata values that are set.
  • Fix an issue where the Help pane appears as a separate dialog box, instead of within the application, when selecting Get Help when using Tell Me.
  • Fix an issue where OfficeC2RClient.exe doesn't recognize "channel" as an optional setting.
  • Fix an issue where the new version and build format doesn't show in the Office Updates section under File > Account.
  • Fix an issue where switching to a different update channel may result in an earlier build being installed the next time the update process is run.
  • Fix an issue with printing to printers that use a V3 version of the GDI printer driver.

Version 1609: October 11

Version 1609 (Build 7369.2038)

Access: Feature updates

  • dBASE support: Support for importing or linking to data stored in dBASE databases (.dbf). More information

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where executing a query with a sort when using the Access Database Engine, such as in the Access app or with an add-in that uses the Access Database Engine as a data provider, causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Field Size drop-down for Number data types doesn't display any values, which prevents the user from specifying the type of Number field when creating or modifying a table.

Excel: Feature updates

  • Data Transformation and Connectivity enhancements: Add parameters to queries, create new queries from Merge or Append operations, and use the Web connector to preview web pages.
  • Macro recording for charts: Support for Treemap, Histogram, Pareto, Waterfall, and Box & Whisker charts.
  • Power Query layouts preserved: Formats and calculated columns for data imported using Get & Transform are preserved after queries refresh.
  • Data transformation and connectivity improvements: Perform additional Date/Time transformation and Text manipulations, migrate workbooks to a different environment, group two or more clauses for row filtering, and document transformations within the Query Editor window.
  • Publish to Power BI: Publish locally stored files to Power BI, with a Power BI subscription.
  • Shape Recognition: Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.
  • New connectors: Create a query using options from the new Online Services category including connectors to SharePoint Online, Exchange, and SAP HANA.
  • PivotTables with OLAP connections: Improved the performance when you create, edit, and refresh PivotTables with OLAP connections.
  • Data transformation improvements: Convert duration values to years, support for whitespace and line feeds in Query Editor preview, and rename queries directly from the Queries pane.
  • Data connectivity improvements: Detect jagged CSV files, support for authentication with a Microsoft account when using the Exchange connector, and validate URLs provided by users when trying to connect to their SharePoint List.

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using an Edit Measure dialog box causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using VBA code to copy a worksheet unhides worksheets that are hidden.
  • Fix an issue where, when using Solver, a "File not found Solver32.dll" error message appears after choosing Solve.
  • Fix an issue where the icon for the Bing Map Add-in doesn't appear when using a High DPI monitor and touch mode is enabled for the ribbon
  • Fix an issue where conditional formatting rules don't work after opening a file that's been saved in the .xls format.
  • Fix an issue with the 64-bit version of Excel where the user gets an error, instead of a password prompt, when trying to connect to Access queries that reference linked ODBC tables that require a password prompt for authentication to the back-end server.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when choosing an item from a drop-down list.
  • Fix an issue where using the R1C1-style reference in the INDIRECT function with a French or German version of Excel results in a #REF! error instead of the referenced and expected value.
  • Fix an issue where the ENTER key doesn't work to separate list entries when creating a custom sort list in the Customs Lists dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where copying or moving information causes an error message to appear, such as "Cannot open the Clipboard" or "We couldn't free up space on the Clipboard. Another program might be using it right now."
  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs when trying to edit a workbook that contains numerous text boxes.
  • Fix an issue, caused by a recent security update, where opening an HTML file from an untrusted location opens Excel with a blank (empty) screen with no errors displayed, instead of allowing the user to open the file in Protected View.
  • Fix an issue where inserting a PivotTable based on an invalid range causes an incorrect error message to display.
  • Fix an issue where when you save a workbook that includes a programmatic undo level by using Application.OnUndo, the last change to the workbook is undone.
  • Fix an issue where Excel doesn't inform Narrator of cell value changes in some conditions.

OneNote: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where writing to the registry on a computer that prohibits any registry writes causes OneNote to crash.
  • Fix an issue where only the first tag of multiple tags for a text line is shown in the Tags Summary panel when searching for tags.
  • Fix an issue where ghost ink strokes appear when switching from the Lasso tool to the inking tool.
  • Fix an issue where dragging and dropping content selected with the Lasso tool causes OneNote to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the panning hand disappears when moving over the page.
  • Fix an issue where deleting a table causes OneNote to crash.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • @mentions: Make sure that recipients know they're being asked for input or action by including the @ symbol followed by the person's name to the body of an email or calendar item. This will also automatically add them to the To line. More information
  • Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: Verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. More information
  • Mini-previews for attached photos: When a photo is attached to an email, Outlook shows a small preview of the photo in the message.
  • Recover deleted items link: In the Deleted Items folder, a "Recover items recently removed from this folder" link appears above the list of deleted items, and brings up the Recover Deleted Items dialog box when the link is selected.
  • Tap: Find and reuse content from your organization’s relevant documents. More information

Outlook: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a crash occurs on Windows 7 when trying to create profiles from Control Panel when using Application Virtualization (App-V) with other applications and the AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key is set.
  • Fix an issue where a meeting owner can't unselect users in the tracking tab.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook crashes when doing an Advanced Find across multiple folders.
  • Fix an issue where the text typed into the cc text box in a search doesn't get appended to the main search box and a search doesn't occur.
  • Fix an issue where, in a conversation with multiple messages that have attachments, Outlook crashes when trying to open an attachment in one of those messages, if that attachment is stored in an online location.
  • Fix an issue where the focus switches to a small dialog box in the upper right corner when typing East Asian characters using an Input Method Editor (IME) and then the user can't continue editing the email message.
  • Fix an issue where digitally signing or encrypting an email message with an attachment causes the contents of the attachment to be lost.
  • Fix an issue where, when using customized stationery as the default theme, extra line breaks are added to new email messages and the font is set to Calibri.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook freezes when opening if the Windows display is set to 125%.
  • Fix an issue where Excel cells pasted as on OLE link disappear from draft email messages.
  • Fix an issue where users can't preview image attachments in messages.
  • Fix an issue where images in meeting invites sent from Outlook 2016 are missing when received in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.
  • Fix an issue where, when designing a custom form, dragging fields on to the form causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Folder pane disappears when Outlook is opened.
  • Fix an issue where searching messages by using Advanced Find in frequently-used text fields results in an "Outlook cannot perform your search" error message.
  • Fix an issue where viewing a meeting request when a Microsoft UI Automation listener, such as Narrator, is running causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where, when creating a new message to a contact, the To: field is populated with the recipient's name three times, even though there is only one email address for the contact.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Collaboration features grouped together on the ribbon: Features such as Share, Chat, comments, document activity, and who is currently editing the document are grouped together on the ribbon. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where automatically hyperlinking a screenshot to the URL of the captured browser window doesn't work.
  • Fix an issue where pasting a .gif file into the Notes sections causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where links to other slides point to the wrong slide when saving the presentation as a PDF file.
  • Fix an issue where edit view doesn't display correctly when it's dragged to a different monitor that has a different screen resolution.

Publisher: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where changes to a picture’s color or transparency don’t appear when the file is saved as a PDF file.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

  • Citrix support: Support for Citrix-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments, along with Citrix HDX Real Time Optimization Pack 2.1.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3177393)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-120: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3192884)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the option to share a secondary monitor doesn't appear with certain monitor configurations on Window 10 Version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update).
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business connects to a SIP server over port 443 and a proxy server is present, there is a significant delay in the sign-in process if the proxy doesn't allow such connections. The fix is enabled by adding the EnableDetectProxyForAllConnections DWORD registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\Lync, and setting the value to 1.
  • Fix an issue where viewers see a black screen when a user is running Windows 7 and shares the main monitor first, and then switches to share a second monitor.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't connect to Exchange to get conversation history, contact, or voicemail information after the user has been migrated to Exchange Online.
  • Fix an issue with the conversation window where trying to paste information into the dial pad or into text annotations in the whiteboard incorrectly pastes the information into the chat input text box.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business doesn't update scaling with monitor changes when using monitors with different resolutions, especially high resolution monitors.
  • Fix an issue where, when using the keyboard to view the list of participants in an IM conversion, the keyboard focus incorrectly moves to chat history instead of showing the list of participants.
  • Fix an issue where the tooltips on the Participant Actions screen disappear when using a high contrast Windows theme.
  • Fix an issue where the location of phone numbers isn't shown in meeting invites.
  • Fix an issue with the mouse pointer in remote control scenarios with high DPI.
  • Fix an issue where a participant can't see the shared desktop when other participants switch which shared desktop is being displayed.
  • Fix an issue where sign in fails with a certificate issue.
  • Fix an issue where the Whiteboard View doesn't load at the top of screen when switching from Gallery View to Content View and back to Gallery View.
  • Fix an issue with sign in failures during Exchange authentication.
  • Fix an issue where, when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP and the sharer's resolution is lower than the viewer's resolution, Skype for Business crashes if the view maximizes the Skype window.
  • Fix an issue where the Content button doesn't work on the Front of Room display.
  • Fix an issuer where rejoining a meeting fails on computers configured for internal proxy pac file URLs in Internet Explorer as an automatic configuration script.
  • Fix an issue where, when using keyboard shortcuts to mute or turn off a video, screen readers, such as Narrator, don't announce the changes.
  • Fix an issue where the Edit Location dialog box didn't have labels that screen readers, such as Narrator, could use.
  • Fix an issue where screen readers, such as Narrator, don't correctly handle the alert notifications that appear just under the ribbon.
  • Fix an issue where a peer-to-peer video-based screen-sharing session causes increased CPU usage and makes apps and the operating system less responsive on the presenter's computer if the presenter is using one or more ultra-high-definition displays.
  • Fix an issue where resizing the Skype for Business window to the minimum height causes the voice mail list to not be visible.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on Meeting Options button after opening or creating a Skype meeting causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where a saved chat history appeared in Outlook as a draft mail message and couldn't be replied to.
  • Fix an issue where the language of the main window title doesn't change if the user changes the default language in Office.
  • Fix an issue where the Relationship tab shows an external contact multiple times instead of just once.
  • Fix an issue where user incorrectly sees "Offline messages only" message when recipient can't receive offline messages.
  • Fix an issue where after a user adds a delegate in Exchange Server, the delegate doesn't show up in Skype for Business even after restarting it.
  • Fix an issue where tabs disappear when signing in when the option to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader can't announce when a new message arrives in an IM conversation.
  • Fix issues with keyboard navigation and narrated text for a screen reader.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader doesn't announce that screen sharing has started and that people can see the screen.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blank conversation window when the user joins a meeting using an account that's not federated with the organization hosting the meeting.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Accessibility Checker: Check your diagram for accessibility issues by going to File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility.
  • UML templates: Three templates— Component, Communication, and Deployment—that are compliant with the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.5 standard.

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Move the location of the Draw tab on the ribbon, and move the location of the “Draw with touch” choice on the Draw tab.

Word: Feature updates

  • Researcher: Find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word. More information
  • Collaboration features grouped together on the ribbon: Features such as Share, Chat, comments, document activity, and who is currently editing the document are grouped together on the ribbon. More information
  • Tap: Find and reuse content from your organization’s relevant documents. More information

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-121: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3194063)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the font is changed to Segoe UI Emoji when inputting double-byte character set (DBCS) symbol characters when using the Japanese input method editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where the user is incorrectly prompted to provide Blogger credentials when trying to publish a blog post to SharePoint.
  • Fix an issue that when the user changes the default editing or proofing language, that change doesn't carry over to the next time Word is opened.
  • Fix an issue where opening a document on a server that requires forms-based authentication causes Word to crash.

Office suite: Feature updates

  • Licensing token renewal for shared computer activation: Office attempts to renew the licensing token for shared computer activation on a regular basis once the token is 50% expired, to help users who don't always have Internet access.
  • Reduced functionality mode for shared computer activation: When using shared computer activation, if the user closes the sign-in window or the user's licensing token expires, the user can still use the Office app, but the app will be in reduced functionality mode.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the installation user interface (UI) doesn't appear when performing an Online Repair.
  • Fix an issue where the "Search for online templates" box is still enabled even after access to online templates has been disabled by a Group Policy setting or a registry setting.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an Office app, the user receives an error message that Microsoft can't find the license for the application and that a repair attempt was unsuccessful or cancelled, and then the Office app closes.
  • Fix an issue with binary delta compression causing the size of the downloads for the updates for the previous build to be larger than they should be.
  • Fix an issue where the Office Update task runs too frequently, causing increased CPU usage and desktop icons to briefly flash or refresh.
  • Fix an issue where multiple users running Office at the same time on a single computer with a specific permissions configuration causes Office apps to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using Office add-in commands causes Excel, Word, or PowerPoint to randomly crash.
  • Fix an issue where updating Office overwrites ODBC registry entries and requires the Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable to be reinstalled or repaired.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint, Word, or Excel crashes when an Office document is opened from a URL, such as from SharePoint, and the URL ends with the / character.

Version 1605: September 13

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2084)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the OLAP drill through action causes Excel to stop working.

Outlook: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where viewing a meeting request when a Microsoft UI Automation listener, such as Narrator, is running causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where, when connecting to Exchange Server 2013 that is enabled for MAPI/HTTP, the user is prompted for credentials instead of being silently logged in with the user’s desktop credentials.
  • Fix an issue where dragging and dropping an email message to a folder in a PST file causes Outlook to prompt the user to run a repair on the file.
  • Fix an issue where images in meeting invites sent from Outlook 2016 are missing when received in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a user can't save a file that is opened and checked out from a SharePoint document library that has "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?" set to "Yes" for the site.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where after a user adds a delegate in Exchange Server, the delegate doesn’t show up in Skype for Business even after restarting it.

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the font is changed to Segoe UI Emoji when inputting double-byte character set (DBCS) symbol characters when using the Japanese input method editor (IME).

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Version 1605: August 9

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2076)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs when trying to edit a workbook that contains numerous text boxes.
  • Fix an issue, caused by a recent security update, where opening an HTML file from an untrusted location opens Excel with a blank (empty) screen with no errors displayed, instead of allowing the user to open the file in Protected View.

OneNote: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)

Outlook: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3177393)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)

Version 1605: July 21

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2069)

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where executing a query with a sort when using the Access Database Engine, such as in the Access app or with an add-in that uses the Access Database Engine as a data provider, causes the app to crash.

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where refreshing an OLAP data source times out after one minute.
  • Fix an issue where when you save a workbook that includes a programmatic undo level by using Application.OnUndo, the last change to the workbook is undone.

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where typed characters appear in English even though an East Asian keyboard, such as Korean, is selected.

Version 1605: July 12

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2066)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Excel doesn't inform Narrator of cell value changes in some conditions.

Outlook: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where updating Office overwrites ODBC registry entries and requires the Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable to be reinstalled or repaired.

Version 1605: June 30

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2063)

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Field Size drop-down for Number data types doesn't display any values, which prevents the user from specifying the type of Number field when creating or modifying a table.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Improve the appearance of messages that contain tables when using High DPI.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where automatically saving a presentation that contains a chart causes PowerPoint to crash.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the external network when the internal corporate network is available.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where inserting an object by using "Create from File" and selecting a .jpg, .gif., or .png file results in an error message about htmlfile, instead of inserting an icon to represent the OLE object.
  • Fix an issue where inserting a picture into a picture content control fails.
  • Fix an issue with Word being unresponsive when working with documents that contain links to PowerPoint slides.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with logging information for the Telemetry Dashboard that causes information to be overwritten in the log before it can be uploaded to the Telemetry Dashboard and also causes an increase in the size of the file to be uploaded.

Version 1605: June 14

Version 1605 (Build 6965.2058)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Get & Transform improvements: New or improved data transformation and data connectivity features for Power Query. More information
  • Additional data connections: Query data from JSON and Azure SQL Data Warehouse sources.
  • Power Query improvements: Improved and new data transformation and data connectivity features. More information
  • Large Address Aware support: 32-bit versions of Excel can use more memory, if available. More information
  • Power Query enhancements: Enhanced connectivity capabilities and new transformations added. More information

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where data validation drop-down lists get corrupted and duplicate themselves in workbooks with multiple worksheets.
  • Fix an issue where file associations are lost for Excel when uninstalling an earlier version of Office from the computer.
  • Fix an issue where Excel occasionally leaves behind a temporary file after the file is saved.
  • Fix an issue where calling a method or property on a deleted worksheet causes Excel to crash instead of showing an error that the object couldn't be found on that worksheet.
  • Fix an issue where the Start screen appears when Add-ins are enabled, even though you've configured the Start screen not to appear when Excel opens.
  • Fix an issue where a named range is incorrectly imported when using Data > Get & Transform > From Table.
  • Fix an issue where macros run noticeably slower on computers where logging is enabled for the Telemetry Dashboard.
  • Fix an issue where, after creating subtotals, the selected range doesn't expand to include the subtotals.
  • Fix an issue where a file on an FTP server can't be opened.

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue when inking where random strokes are selected and can't be unselected.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Simplified profile creation: A simplified user interface (UI) experience for setting up additional Outlook profiles for Office 365 mailboxes when you're logged in with an Office 365 account.

    Note: This feature is being rolled out over a period of time to subscribers, so you might not see this feature right away. The timing of when you receive this feature also depends on how your organization updates Office.

  • Attachment list for conversations: All attachments for a conversation in an Office 365 group are available from a drop-down list in the upper right corner of the reading pane.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where replying or forwarding uses black font color instead of picking a new color, even though "Pick a new color when replying or forwarding" is selected under File > Options > Mail > Stationery and Fonts.
  • Improve the detection of possible impending PST corruption and add steps to try to prevent the corruption from happening.
  • Fix an issue where extended symbol characters are changed to "1" when sending an email in .rtf format.
  • Fix an issue where the link to view older mail messages on the server doesn't appear at the bottom of the list of messages in the folder, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folder.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook doesn't send the message content when sending mail using a .msg file.
  • Update the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) so that it can detect and correct file corruption issues related to how .pst files are indexed and searched. This type of corruption can prevent .pst files from loading, cause Outlook to crash, or cause high CPU utilization.
  • Fix an issue where message classifications aren't always displayed on plain text messages.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook search returns duplicate results when Conversation Settings > Use Classic Indented View option is enabled.
  • Fix an issue with tab navigation of fields when creating a new message in the Spanish version of Outlook.
  • Fix an issue where images in HTML signatures appear as gray boxes when sending new messages or replying.
  • Fix an issue where the search folder for read items also shows unread items.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Smart graphic co-authoring: Multiple users can edit different elements in a SmartArt graphic at the same time.
  • PowerPoint Designer enhancements: Design suggestions for multiple images, color extractor, and facial recognition. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the user gets an error message that the document can't be updated when the user is doing real-time co-authoring in a presentation that contains a content add-in.
  • Fix an issue where if PowerPoint has restarted after a crash and you're using the Document Recovery task pane, you get an error message when you try to save the recovered file or open the original file.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when trying to save a recovery file that was created from a previous PowerPoint crash.
  • Fix an issue where if you have a presentation that includes a table, and then save the presentation as a PDF, PowerPoint crashes.
  • Fix an issue where numbers and spaces are lost when saving a presentation in .rtf format or copying text into a rich-text editor, such as WordPad.
  • Fix an issue where not all font options are shown when trying to customize bullet points.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

  • Offline messaging: Send messages to contacts even if they're not signed in. More information
  • Upload meeting attachments in advance: Add attachments when you set up the online meeting in Outlook. More information

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Skype crashes for some users in large meetings, such as meetings with more than 30 participants.
  • Fix an issue on computers with Malwarebytes software installed where Skype hangs when the user attempts to initiate audio or visual scenarios, such as desktop sharing or joining the audio portion of a meeting. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where the user receives an error message when attempting to use conferencing features, such as a whiteboard or sharing notes. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where trying to open the contact card of a Skype user causes Skype for Business to crash.

Visio: Feature updates

  • AutoCAD support: Import AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD 2013 files as well as overlay shapes, text, and data graphics. More information
  • Improved AutoCAD scaling: Scaling improvements when importing AutoCAD files. More information
  • AutoCAD performance improvements: Faster import of AutoCAD files and when working with shapes on top of an AutoCAD drawing.

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where shapes placed on a CAD drawing aren't exported in the correct size.

Word: Feature updates

  • Comment balloons: Buttons appear in the Comment balloon to allow you to easily reply to, resolve, or reopen a comment.

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes if the user chooses the "Keep Source Formatting" option when pasting a SmartArt graphic.
  • Fix an issue where if you perform an undo action after moving a SmartArt graphic by dragging, Word crashes or the SmartArt graphic becomes blank and can't be selected.
  • Fix an issue with context numbering lists in Persian, Arabic, Hindi, and Hebrew.

Office suite: Feature updates

  • AD RMS rights policy template setting: Ensures that the setting for "Grant owner (author) full control right with no expiration" is honored when applied to new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, especially if the setting is disabled. If setting is disabled, the user sees a warning that applying the template might restrict access to the document.

    Note: Existing documents already protected with a template that had this setting configured will not change. The owner will still have full control and no expiration on those documents.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix a caching issue that caused some Office 2013 licensing and program installation information to be deleted prior to a Microsoft-initiated upgrade from the Office 2013 version of an Office 365 client, such as Office 365 ProPlus, to the Office 2016 version.
  • Fix an issue in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint where setting the pen thickness for inking causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Document Recovery task pane doesn't appear the next time you open the Office app after it has crashed, especially if you re-open the app right after it crashed.
  • Update OfficeC2RClient.exe to use "channel" instead of "branch" as a command-line option.
  • Add a Select button to the ribbon in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to allow users to switch whether a pen is used for ink annotations or for mouse emulation.

Version 1602: June 7

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2047)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Improve the detection of possible impending PST corruption and add steps to try to prevent the corruption from happening.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where if you perform an undo action after moving a SmartArt graphic by dragging, Word crashes or the SmartArt graphic becomes blank and can't be selected.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix a caching issue that caused some Office 2013 licensing and program installation information to be deleted prior to a Microsoft-initiated upgrade from the Office 2013 version of an Office 365 client, such as Office 365 ProPlus, to the Office 2016 version.

Version 1602: May 23

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2042)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Update the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) so that it can detect and correct file corruption issues related to how .pst files are indexed and searched. This type of corruption can prevent .pst files from loading, cause Outlook to crash, or cause high CPU utilization.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, if PowerPoint has restarted after a crash and you're using the Document Recovery task pane, you get an error message when you try to save the recovered file or open the original file.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when trying to save a recovery file that was created from a previous PowerPoint crash.
  • Fix an issue where numbers and spaces are lost when saving a presentation in .rtf format or copying text into a rich-text editor, such as WordPad.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Document Recovery task pane doesn't appear the next time you open the Office app after it has crashed, especially if you re-open the app right after it crashed.
  • Update OfficeC2RClient.exe to use "channel" instead of "branch" as a command-line option.

Version 1602: May 10

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2037)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where if you add a hyperlink in a workbook and then save the workbook on a Windows 10 computer, the next time you open the workbook, the workbook is incorrectly opened in Protected View.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the link to view older mail messages on the server doesn't appear at the bottom of the list of messages in the folder, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folder.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where if you have a presentation that includes a table, and then save the presentation as a PDF, PowerPoint crashes.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using the Format Painter to apply a format to a task causes the screen to scroll to another location or causes Project to crash.
  • Fix an issue where if you drag a task to another task in a Gantt Chart, you can't create a link between the two tasks.
  • Fix an issue where if you move a task by dragging, the task doesn't get moved to the correct location.
  • Fix an issue where if you move a column by dragging in a Gantt Chart, the column doesn't get moved to the correct location.
  • Fix an issue where saving a subproject from the master project causes Project to crash.
  • Fix an issue where opening a project that contains cross-project links causes Project to crash.
  • Fix an issue where baseline calendars are deleted when the project is saved and closed, which causes Project to crash when the project is re-opened.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where if using the up arrow key to scroll through previous IM messages in the chat history, the selected item moves unexpectedly back to the item at the bottom of the chat history.
  • Fix an issue where Skype incorrectly creates a contract group, instead of a contact.

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where trying to load an invalid font file causes Word to crash.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)

Version 1602: May 3

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2033)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a named range is incorrectly imported when using Data > Get & Transform > From Table.
  • Fix an issue where macros run noticeably slower on computers where logging is enabled for the Telemetry Dashboard.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where printing a document causes PowerPoint to crash.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when using Share in an Office app to share an Office file on the local computer that has been synced with OneDrive for Business, the user gets the message "We're still uploading your file. You can jump back in as soon as we're finished" and that prevents the user from sharing the document.
  • Fix an issue where a problem with a resource DLL causes the Office app to crash when first opened after installation, when printing a document, or when undoing an editing operation.

Version 1602: April 12

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2026)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)

Version 1602: April 4

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2025)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where screen sharing, primarily on Windows 7, can lead to the screen sharing session freezing after about 10 minutes and Skype might not respond to user input.

Version 1602: March 23

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2021)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using keyboard shortcuts to access an attachment in an email causes Outlook to crash.

Version 1602: March 16

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2017)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where accessing a ghosted public folder on Exchange Server causes Outlook to crash.

Version 1602: March 14

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2015)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Add an option under File > Options > Advanced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to let users set the default behavior for using a pen to be mouse emulation instead of ink annotations.

Version 1602: March 8

Version 1602 (Build 6741.2014)

Access: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Publish to Power BI: Save and publish workbook items, such as charts, ranges, and tables to powerbi.com and interact with that data in a dashboard format. Requires a Power BI subscription. More information
  • Funnel charts: Display values as progressively decreasing proportions. More information
  • Improved formula autocomplete: Excel now returns all partial matches when typing a function name, not just exact matches from the beginning of the string.
  • New text functions: Two new text functions are now available: CONCAT and TEXTJOIN
  • New logical functions: Two new logical functions are now available: IFS and SWITCH
  • New statistical functions: Two new statistical functions are now available: MAXIFS and MINIFS
  • Send As options: Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane. More information
  • BI templates: Three new templates that take advantage of the business intelligence (BI) capabilities of Excel. Calendar Insights, Stock Analysis, My Cashflow

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when using a theme color and running a macro or add-in, the status bar changes to green with gray text, making it difficult for user to read the status update on the status bar.
  • Fix an issue where the Inquire ribbon doesn't display after the Inquire add-in is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where using Application.OnKey() to intercept a key stroke causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where dragging the fill handle of a cell formatted with a number as a Long Date causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where creating a PivotTable or PivotChart from a data connection and placed onto a new sheet causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where filter buttons for a PivotChart aren't visible when there is no filtering on the underlying PivotTable fields.
  • Fix an issue where the Data Model is lost when closing Excel before saving when there is a personal hidden macro workbook.
  • Fix an issue where editing a worksheet with a treemap chart in an earlier version of Excel 2016 than it was created in causes the treemap chart to lose its data.
  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Updated the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Spanish language version of OneDrive for Business doesn't open and instead an error message about failing to load an image is displayed.

OneNote: Feature updates

  • Insert online videos: Embed YouTube, OfficeMix, or Vimeo videos into a page. More information

OneNote: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where content highlighting doesn't appear when using See Playback option.
  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.
  • Fix an issue where XPS or printouts created using the Windows desktop client appear as a red X in non-Windows desktop clients, because those clients don't support native XPS rendering.
  • Fix an issue that causes OneNote to crash when the same color for a border is selected twice in the color picker.
  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.
  • Fix an issue for Surface Pro 3 where video recording preview does not show what is being recorded.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Archive command on the ribbon: Allows you to quickly move an item stored in your Inbox or any other folder to an archive folder. More information
  • Work with groups: Browse, join, and create groups from within Outlook and add ones to follow most actively to your Favorites. More information
  • Picture for suggested contact: When searching in Outlook using a name, a person's picture now appears next to his or her name in the list of suggested contacts.
  • Troubleshootiong tool: Diagnose and solve some of the most frequently encountered Outlook problems by running the Office Support and Recovery Assistant tool from File > Troubleshooting.
  • Grammar checker options: Additional or updated options for French, Norwegian, and Danish grammar checkers, which will result in additional grammar errors getting highlighted.
  • Provide feedback: Suggest a feature or an improvement for Outlook on the UserVoice site by going to File > Feedback.
  • Persian calendar: Add the Persian calendar as a primary or alternate calendar.

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where creating a profile causes Outlook to crash. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where scrolling through a message causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor lags behind what the user is typing.
  • Fix an issue where, if message sender attaches a file while replying to an HTML email containing inline images in the body or signature, the message recipient gets the message but not the attachment.
  • Fix an issue with using Paste All to copy addresses from the Calendar clipboard to a new meeting.
  • Fix an issue where items in the From dropdown aren't completely highlighted completely in high contrast mode.
  • Fix an issue where only the first attachment is selected when using SHIFT + CLICK to select multiple attachments.
  • Fix an issue where, when configured to use POP3, all mail messages on the server are deleted from the Inbox after Outlook downloads the mail messages. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where, when configured to use POP3, mail messages are downloaded multiple times, causing duplicate items. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where users can't access public folders hosted on Exchange Server 2010.
  • Fix an issue where images display at the wrong size when sending mail between a high dpi device and a normal dpi monitor.
  • Fix an issue where dragging the scrollbar in message list causes the list to jump to the end of the list.
  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.
  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Real-time presence: See who is working on the presentation and what slide each person is working on. More information

  • Morph transition: Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information. More information

  • PowerPoint Designer: A new service that lets you take your content and automatically generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to make your slides look better. More information

    This service requires Internet connectivity. To disable this feature, use the latest Group Policy Administrative Template files and enable the PowerPoint Designer Options setting. You can find this policy setting under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2016\Tools |Options | General | Service Options...\PowerPoint Designer.

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using # to insert a slide number on a master slide inside a textbox doesn't display the slide number.
  • Fix an issue where choosing Reset in Format Background > Picture Corrections causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where choosing to edit data for a chart that's on a duplicated slide, while the chart data grid for the original slide is open, causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the audio icon appears, even though it has been set to be hidden during a slide show, when playing a presentation that has been exported in a video format.
  • Fix an issue where the Design Ideas dialog continues to appear when inserting pictures after the user selects "No Thanks".
  • Fix an issue where SmartArt with animations doesn't show up in the expected sequence in Slide Show view with Presenter view.
  • Fix an issue where number key navigation doesn't work in Slide Show view.

Project: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Publisher: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-123: Security Update for Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync to Address Information Disclosure (3105872)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where clicking on the taskbar preview image for a new conversation window causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where app sharing sessions fail, especially during periods of bursty traffic.
  • Fix an issue that causes Skype for Business to crash if it is the first app to be started after installing Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue with audio noise on devices that have two input microphones.
  • Fix an issue where users can't successfully join a meeting after resuming a laptop from Sleep mode and before Skype client has signed back in.
  • Add support for contextual messages to help provide awareness of features to users.
  • Update text in the Join Meeting Audio dialog to direct users to the correct location in the UI to change settings.
  • Fix an issue with notifications that users see when experiencing both send and receive network problems.
  • Fix an issue where, in low memory conditions, trying to view a shared desktop or app results in disconnection and repeated attempts to automatically rejoin and view the shared desktop or app.
  • Fix an issue where, as the number of participants increases, the shared desktop experience gets worse.
  • Fix an issue, when multi-factor authentication is configured, where repeated prompts for phone authentication are received throughout the day.
  • Change what a viewer sees when the sharer locks the screen in RDP. Viewer is now shown a notification, instead of the RDP pause image.

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Visio: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where AutoCAD files viewed in Visio appear blurry.
  • Fix an issue where a Word object inserted to display as an icon is empty after closing and reopening Visio.

Word: Feature updates

  • Grammar checker options: Additional or updated options for French, Norwegian, and Danish grammar checkers, which will result in additional grammar errors getting highlighted.

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the cursor lags behind what the user is typing.
  • Fix an issue where doing a mail merge with Outlook contacts results in an error message.
  • Fix an issue with using Word with virtual desktops in Windows 10.
  • Fix an issue where Word doesn't display document formatting correctly when editing a document. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where documents can't be saved to a document library that has a required column.
  • Fix an issue where a non-breaking hyphen shows as a square when using some fonts.
  • Fix an issue where footnote numbering doesn't match between the display in Word and the printout when a document that has footnotes set to "Restart numbering each page" is printed in the background.
  • Fix an issue where real-time co-authoring doesn't work with files stored on OneDrive, including the user not appearing to others as editing in real-time and no presence information available.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes during real-time co-authoring on a document opened from SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • Fix a formatting issue which causes tables to render incorrectly when placed into HTML emails in Outlook and the window is resized.
  • Fix an issue where co-authoring isn't available and document can get locked when the document is on SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Fix an issue in docx documents where table is visible even though content in the table has a style applied to it that includes the Hidden option
  • Fix an issue where documents with relative hyperlinks can't be saved after performing an auto-correct.
  • Fix an issue where lines jump around during editing of a paragraph in a document with mirror indents.
  • Fix an issue where line display is inconsistent during editing when subpixel positioning is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a comment pop-up with multiple comments where the first one is marked as Done causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with incorrect line breaking.
  • Fix an issue where running a macro that uses the TransformDocument function in a document with a textbox in a header or a footer causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with .docm documents where removing all ActiveX controls causes errors when the document is opened.
  • Fix an issue where ContentControlOnExit event is not triggered when clicking into a header.
  • Fix an issue where Track Changes shows deletions for reviewers with the same name.
  • Fix an issue with real-time co-authoring of documents configured to remove personal information where changes display as tracked changes each time document is saved.

Office suite: Feature updates

  • Small object selection handles: Improved selection handle to help users manipulate small objects in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, especially when using a touch-enabled device.
  • Black theme: A new theme to provide the highest level of contrast in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. More information
  • Ink annotations: Use your finger or pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest. More information
  • Sort capability in File > Open: Sort by name or date modified in File > Open in all apps except for Outlook. For Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, sorting is also available in File > Save As.
  • Folder browse capability in File > Save As: Use full folder navigation in File > Save As in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for OneDrive folders, OneDrive for Business folders, and This PC.
  • Send As options: Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane in Word or PowerPoint.
  • Insert Picture API: Insert images into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using the document.setSelectedDataAsync method in the common office.js library. The Word JavaScript API provides host-specific methods called insertInlinePictureFromBase64() to set inline pictures on Body, ContentControl, Paragraph, and Range objects.

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the app crashes if the user tries to convert the file to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker.
  • Fix an issue where icon specified in custom UI with imageMSO attribute doesn't display in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Fix an issue where opening an app after installing Office from office.com causes the app to crash if the computer doesn't have Internet access or can't reach the Office Licensing Service on the Internet.
  • Fix an issue where the Date Modified information that displays when doing an Open or Save As is truncated.
  • Fix an issue where double-clicking in the Text pane for SmartArt graphics causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the video that plays during installation stays on a black screen after it finishes and until the "Installation is complete" dialog is closed.
  • Fix an issue where mousing over the "Protected view" notification in a protected document causes the notification to be obscured by a very wide scroll button.
  • Fix an issue where the notification that an update to Office is scheduled is truncated in Kazakh and Hungarian.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.
  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.
  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesn't complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

Version 1509: February 9

Version 1509 (Build 6001.1061)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

Version 1509: January 12

Version 1509 (Build 6001.1054)

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

PowerPoint: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Visio: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Office suite: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)