Release notes for Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) releases in 2017

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 2017.

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 1708: December 12

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2131)

Excel: Security updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • 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.

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11939: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

PowerPoint: Security updates

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

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.

Word: Security updates

Version 1708: November 14

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2110)

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.

Excel: Security updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Office suite: Security updates

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • 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.

Version 1708: October 10

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2107)

Access: Non-security updates

  • 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: Non-security updates

  • 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.

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11774: Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-11776: Microsoft Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • 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.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when opening a presentation from a SharePoint server older than SharePoint Server 2016.

Word: Security updates

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when opening the Activity pane for a document opened from a SharePoint server older than SharePoint Server 2016.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-11825: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • 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.

Version 1708: September 12

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079)

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

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 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

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • 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 end-user defined characters (EUDCs) that are linked to fonts fail to display.

Project: Non-security updates

  • 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: Non-security updates

  • 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

  • CVE-2017-8570: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8630: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8744: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • 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: August 8

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2171)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with dragging the scrollbar to move through a list of messages.

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • 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).
  • Fix an issue that prevents the What’s New dialog from appearing.

Version 1705: July 27

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2158)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where errors appear when trying to save changes to documents synchronized with the OneDrive client.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when adding worksheet data to a Data Model and the High Contrast theme is set to Black.

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where adding a shape after another user changes the layout causes a merge failure.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when typing in Korean, consonants and vowels are incorrectly separated.
  • Fix an issue where the delivery address on envelopes is printed too close to the left edge.

Version 1705: July 13

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2136)

Excel: Security updates

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes for workbooks that contain external links.
  • Fix an issue where pasting cells from Excel to Word shows zeros in the cells, even though the "Show a zero in cells that have zero value" setting is not selected.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where values that are selected for a chart/table aren’t visible in the chart/table pane.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a conversation window doesn't show up in the background when joining a meeting and the audio devices join dialog is shown to the user.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting link from Outlook doesn't always pass internal URI properly.
  • Widened the Meeting Join button to fix truncation of some localized languages.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where tables fail to display properly after certain actions.
  • Fix an issue where multiple edits to citations some time appears as a single undo action instead of consecutive individual actions.
  • Fix an issue where undo is disabled after certain actions.
  • Fix an issue to prevent possible data loss after certain undo actions.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-8570: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that causes unattended upgrades of Office 2013 to Office 2016 to fail when using System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Fix an issue where legacy add-ins deployed from the store through the corporate catalog don't load.

Version 1705: June 13

Version 1705 (Build 8201.2102)

Access: Feature updates

  • What’s New dialog: A dialog box that highlights new Access features appears when Access is opened after Access is updated with new features. The dialog box is also available by going to File > Account > What’s New.
  • Large Number (bigint) support: Use the Large Number data type in Access tables to calculate large numbers, and to link to or import from external databases that use an equivalent data type, such as bigint in SQL Server. More information

Excel: Feature updates

  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support:   Excel is now an enlightened app, and can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on configured policies.  More information
  • Get & Transform improvement: In the Query Editor, create a new column by providing sample values. As you type, Excel detects the required transformations and shows a preview of the new column.
  • Insert recent links: Easily attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers. More information
  • Personalize the default PivotTable layout: Set up a PivotTable the way you like, and start with that layout every time you create a new PivotTable. More information
  • Get & Transform improvements: Users can create new columns by example and split table columns into rows. Specifying parameters to SAP HANA and grouping data is now easier.
  • Centralized deployment of add-ins: Admins can deploy and update add-ins to users or groups from the Office 365 admin center. More information
  • Quick Access Toolbar customization: The Subscript and Superscript icons can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Get & Transform improvements: Automatic detection of delimiter character when splitting columns using the Query Editor, choose which sample file to use with Combine Binaries, and specify the package collection to connect to when using the DB2 Connector.
  • Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. More information
  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Get & Transform improvements: Use “Select Related Tables” in the Navigator dialog with the ODCB and OLEDB connectors, combine multiple files directly from the folder Data Preview dialog, and use a new context menu option in the Query Editor window to insert new steps in existing queries.
  • Use a pen to select and change objects: Grab object handles with a digital pen to resize, rotate, move, and more.
  • Map Chart: Compare values and show categories across geographic regions. More information
  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in workbooks. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons. More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a workbook to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit workbooks. More information

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Excel doesn't set the sheet protection password when applied programmatically for workbooks created in Excel 2010 or earlier.
  • Fix an issue where Merge & Center doesn't work in grouped worksheets.
  • Fix an issue where new functions that were introduced after the release of Office 2016 - for example, TEXTJOIN, CONCAT, IFS, MAXIFS, and MINIFS - are missing.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user attempts to apply cell level permissions.
  • Fix an issue where saving a large file to OneDrive for Business causes the file to be locked and the user can't edit the file until the user closes and reopens Excel.
  • Fix an issue where a new window appears grayed out when an .xls workbook is opened.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when inserting hyperlinks.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might fail when adding XML Maps.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when manipulating DLL sheets via VBA.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when selecting a form control combo box on a chart sheet.

OneNote: Feature updates

  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support: OneNote is now an enlightened app, and can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on configured policies. More information

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the OneNote canvas hides content or updates when many paragraphs are in view.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support:   Outlook is now an enlightened app, and can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on configured policies.  More information
  • Insert recent links: Attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers. More information
  • Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. More information
  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Check access to shared files: Outlook tells the user ahead of time if recipients may not be able to access an attached OneDrive or SharePoint file, and suggests how to fix the issue.
  • Set permissions on attachments: For OneDrive or SharePoint attachments, the user can set whether recipients, in the organization or externally, have read or edit permissions to the attachment.
  • Pinnable taskpane: Leave the add-in taskpane open while switching between messages in a mailbox. More information
  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in emails. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons.  More information

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0106: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0204: Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8506: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution
  • CVE-2017-8507: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8508: Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the Outlook navigation pane stops rendering when the machine is low on memory.
  • Attachment widths expand visually to fit the file name and permission information.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't search PST files.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a new "Microsoft Exchange" store type in the "New Outlook Data File" dialog, and selecting this new data type causes the user's profile to become unusable.
  • Fix an issue where an image in a message is blacked out when sent from a computer using High DPI.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support:   PowerPoint is now an enlightened app, and can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on configured policies.  More information
  • Insert recent links: Attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers. More information
  • Centralized deployment of add-ins: Admins can deploy and update add-ins to users or groups from the Office 365 admin center. More information
  • Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. More information
  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in presentations. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons. More information
  • Real-time typing when co-authoring: See where others are working in the presentation and view changes as they type. More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a presentation to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Create precise ink shapes: Drag the Segment Eraser to remove excess bits of ink, right up to the nearest line.
  • Select and manipulate objects with a pen: Use a digital pen to move, resize, or rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit presentations. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when the user is in the Design Ideas pane if the mfplat.dll file isn't installed on the computer.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.

Project: Feature updates

  • Quick drop-down for setting predecessors: Use the Gantt chart drop-down to choose which predecessors or successors you want to link to a task.
  • Task Summary Name:  Read-only task field that shows the name of the task’s summary task.  

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix the Create Project Site dialog to show the correct location for the site now that in Project Online each Enterprise Project Template (EPT) will have its own URL for project sites.
  • Fix an issue where the VBA BeforeClose event fires before the Save prompt and you don't have a programmatic way to determine the user's response to the save prompt.
  • Fix an issue where Physical % Complete doesn't roll up correctly for tasks starting after the project status date.
  • Fix an issue when a cost and work resource is assigned to the same task, you may not be able to change the task's status manager.
  • Fix an issue where for certain projects, leveling the entire project can leave you in an endless loop.
  • Fix an issue where task start and finish dates don't synchronize to a SharePoint tasks list correctly if you have certain Spanish regional settings.
  • Fix an issue where if you initiate the status approvals process from the Project client, it may never finish, leaving the project in an unusable state.
  • Fix an issue where print preview doesn't layout task names correctly if you have Chinese and English words.
  • Fix an issue where copying the timeline into PowerPoint as individual shapes doesn't work.
  • Fix an issue where the "Links Between Projects" dialog unexpectedly displays the value "File Not Found."
  • Fix an issue you get inconsistent results when assigning resources with Max Units of 0.
  • Fix an issue where a task's start date gets reset to As Soon As Possible when deleting an assignment's start date, ignoring things like predecessors, which leads to leading splits on assignments.
  • Fix an issue where if you open a file from SharePoint via the Recent menu, the project is automatically checked out to you even if the setting "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?" is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where if you go directly to the Project Profiles application, Project crashes.
  • Fix an issue where manually scheduled tasks are not updated correctly for users upgrading from Project 2013.
  • Fix an issue where when opening a project from a SharePoint task list, Project may crash as Project starts the task synchronization process.
  • Fix an issue where Project sometimes crashes when going to Build Team.
  • Fix an issue where baseline information is lost when saving a project.
  • Fix an issue where printouts are difficult to read for large project plans.
  • Fix an issue where projects edited in Project Web App don't show the correct values for formula fields.
  • Fix an issue where information for Resource Enterprise custom fields isn't saved correctly for a project plan.
  • Fix an issue where updating a task's % Work Complete information updates the task's % Complete information.
  • Fix an issue where the project ownership changes when the project is saved.
  • Fix an issue where CPI is incorrectly calculated for a summary task.
  • Fix an issue where copying and pasting tasks carries over the baseline data and the data is saved, even though the user isn't permitted to save protected baseline data.
  • Fix an issue where importing data from Excel results in incorrect date information for tasks and assignments.
  • Fix an issue where, after opening a report, Project crashes when closing.
  • Fix an issue where Project stops working when saving a project where a custom list contains validation settings.
  • Fix an issue where entering the ">" character in the Test column in the Filter Definition dialog isn't correctly interpreted as meaning "is greater than."
  • Fix an issue with the display of progress lines in relation to "Baseline plan."
  • Fix an issue where the drop-down list of field names doesn't appear when customizing filters.
  • Fix an issue where Bar Style previews don't appear in the Bar Styles dialog.

Publisher: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Publisher doesn’t display CMYK TIF images.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

  • Insert link: Add a link into IM and group chats and provide friendly text for the link instead of the full URL.
  • Screen sharing notification: A notification displays in the conversation window when you’re sharing a screen in an IM conversation or when screen sharing continues after you leave a meeting. The notification reminds you that you are still sharing your screen and makes it easy to stop sharing by using the “Stop Sharing” button.
  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support: Skype for Business is now supported as a WIP-work only app.  By adding Skype to your allowed apps list, it indicates to Windows that it does not handle personal data.  Windows will protect data on behalf of Skype for Business.  More information
  • Password reset option: A reset button link appears on the sign in window when a user fails to sign in at least once.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-013: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (4013075)
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0283: Windows Uniscribe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8550: Skype for Business Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Change message for attempted calls to users with audio disabled by policy from "Cannot complete the call" to "Cannot call because an IT administrator has restricted audio. Try using instant messaging or email instead and ask to check with their IT administrator."
  • Add a "Forgot your dial-in PIN" hyperlink to meeting invites of PSTN Conferencing enabled users for Skype for Business Online.
  • Enable Teams meeting join from Skype for Business Online.
  • Change the default loudspeaker session volume from 40% to 75%.
  • Allow resizing of the tab list to a smaller minimum width.
  • Update shortcut keys to match ordering of tabs.
  • Fix incorrect direction of Hebrew text when sending from a mobile device.
  • Fix an issue with the information narrated by a screen reader for the Present Desktop/Give Control feature.
  • Show opened rooms in addition to followed rooms in Select Room lists.
  • Add ability to disable VoIP capability while custom RCC app is enabled.
  • Change offline IM tagline to "Try the Skype for Business mobile app."
  • Fix an issue that causes a conversation window for an automatically accepted conversation to open as a normal window, instead of minimized, and unexpectedly take focus away from other windows.
  • Fix an issue with using a screen reader on the Skype Meeting Options dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where the first message in an invite isn't shown in the Missed Conversation email.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate dial-in numbers are displayed when creating a meeting invite from Outlook using the New Skype Meeting button.
  • Fix an issue where, when a scrollbar appears, all conversations in an IM history aren't selected when using Ctrl+A to select all.
  • Fix an issue where the output text might not be of the same exact format when using the Export-CsArchivingData cmdlet.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting organizer is unable to see video of remote participants when using Meet Now with 3 or more participants.
  • Fix an issue where the first line of the meeting roster is blank when a user right-clicks on another user's name in the participant list.
  • Fix an issue where users are unable to sign in when switching between inside and outside corporate networks.
  • Fix an issue where the chat region does not close when escalating from IM to Audio in Consultative Transfer.
  • Fix an issue where names are truncated in toast notifications when simultaneous ringing of two endpoints is used.
  • Fix an issue where the file name is truncated in file sharing notifications.
  • Add tool tips for Back to Call and transfer buttons.
  • Make the time spent on hold in the consultative transfer window available to screen readers, such as Narrator.
  • Add the ability to choose either IM or calls as the default preference for consultative transfer.
  • Add the ability, when doing a consultative transfer, to right-click the "Transfer" button to see a list of phone numbers for the contact.
  • Improve a general error message to make it clear that the problem is that the user has an invalid license or hasn't been assigned a license.
  • Fix an issue where not all the contacts are displayed in the conversation window title when a user starts a conversation with a contact and then adds another contact.
  • Fix an issue where Narrator doesn't read the 2nd line of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where calls are transferred to VOIP instead of the consulted number.
  • Fix an issue where Narrator announces incorrect information when the user is navigating in the Content window.
  • Fix an issue where the creator and modifier names don't appear when hovering over an annotation on a whiteboard

Visio: Feature updates

  • Find third-party stencils: Search for third-party stencils provided by selected content providers.
  • Slide snippets: Take snippets of a Visio drawing and export them as slides to PowerPoint. More information

Word: Feature updates

  • Windows Information Protection (WIP) support:   Word is now an enlightened app, and can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on configured policies.  More information
  • Insert recent links: Attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers. More information
  • Centralized deployment of add-ins: Admins can deploy and update add-ins to users or groups from the Office 365 admin center.  More information
  • Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. More information
  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Side to Side: Navigate pages in Print Layout view by sliding them side-to-side like a stack of paper. More information
  • Use a pen to select and change objects: Grab object handles with a digital pen to resize, rotate, move, and more.
  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in documents. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons.  More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a document to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Improved reading with Learning Tools: New commands in Read mode boost reading skills by adjusting text spacing, showing the breaks between syllables, and highlighting each word as the document is read aloud. More information
  • Shape recognition: Automatically transform your drawings into shapes by using Draw > Convert to Shapes. More information

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)
  • CVE-2017-0254: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0292: Windows PDF Remote Code Execution Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2017-8509: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability  

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the user can't search PST files.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a new "Microsoft Exchange" store type in the "New Outlook Data File" dialog, and selecting this new data type causes the user's profile to become unusable.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0199: Microsoft Office/WordPad Remote Code Execution Vulnerability w/Windows API
  • CVE-2017-0260: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution
  • CVE-2017-0261: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0262: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8510: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8512: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1701: May 9

Version 1701 (Build 7766.2084)

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that causes users to intermittently see the message selection in the message list jump unexpectedly when deleting messages.
  • Fix an issue that causes intermittent crashes.
  • Add the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General\DisableSupportBackstage registry key to allow admins to hide the Support choice under the File tab.
  • Add the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General\DisableOutlookFeedbackFeatures registry key to allow admins to turn off the “Outlook 2016 Feedback” and “Outlook Blog” options under File > Feedback.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue that causes a conversation window for an automatically accepted conversation to open as a normal window, instead of minimized, and unexpectedly take focus away from other windows.

Word: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0254: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0261: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0262: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Version 1701: April 11

Version 1701 (Build 7766.2076)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where a new window appears grayed out when an .xls workbook is opened.

Outlook: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0106: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0204: Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where the user sees a new "Microsoft Exchange" store type in the "New Outlook Data File" dialog, and selecting this new data type causes the user's profile to become unusable.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where an image missing error occurs when the user does a “Save As” to an alternate location of a PowerPoint file that is stored on removable media, such as a USB thumb drive.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where users are unable to sign in when switching between inside and outside corporate networks.

Office suite: Security updates

  • CVE-2017-0199: Microsoft Office/WordPad Remote Code Execution Vulnerability w/Windows API

Version 1701: March 14

Version 1701 (Build 7766.2071)

Access: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where flyout menus can’t be dismissed.

Excel: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when inserting hyperlinks.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might fail when adding XML Maps.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when manipulating DLL sheets via VBA.

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where OneNote page canvas stops responding to mouse clicks after authenticating using a PIN on Windows 10 Version 1607 (also known as Windows Anniversary Update).
  • Disable optimized EDU-specific printout behavior when a user inserts an editable document, such as .docx or .pptx.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where merge conflicts incorrectly appear when co-authoring.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn’t work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where calls to the VBA object model results in a runtime error when applied to shapes in charts.

Publisher: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where Publisher doesn’t display CMYK TIF images.

Skype for Business: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-013: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (4013075)

Word: Security updates

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue with memory consumptions when using certain monitor configurations.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.

Version 1701: February 22

Version 1701 (Build 7766.2060)

Excel: Feature updates

  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: Expand a list into a new text column with delimiter between the values, and specify a failover option when connecting to SQL.
  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: The Percentage data type is now supported, and binary combining function authoring experiences have been enhanced.
  • OLEDB connector: Use the OLEDB connector in Get & Transform to create a query to import data by specifying a Connection String and, optionally, a SQL statement to execute.
  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • CSV (UTF-8) support: Open and save CSV files that use UTF-8 character encoding.
  • Data Transformations and Connectivity Enhancements: Select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information

Excel: Security updates

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

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when the Office theme is set to Black, an "Unexpected Error" error message appears when right-clicking on a query in the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user tries to access PivotTable Options.
  • Fix an issue where cell values with text and double quotes aren't correctly exported when saving as CSV or CSV UTF-8.
  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs or crashes when closing.
  • Fix an issue where a hyperlink containing a concatenate formula ignores part of the concatenate result.
  • Fix an issue where pasting an Excel table in rich text format (RTF) to Word doesn't preserve the table format.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't perform a Save As when the workbook contains a MS Excel 4.0 Macro worksheet.
  • Make CTRL+ALT+5 the shortcut for moving a selection to the object layer to match other applications.
  • Fix an issue where, when typing in the formula bar and using a function with a dropdown, such as VLOOKUP, hitting Enter to complete the formula selects the top item from the autocomplete dropdown instead of leavingthe typed in value as-is.
  • Fix an issue where opening an Excel 97 - Excel 2003 Binary file format (BIFF8) file that contains a hyperlink in a protected sheet causes Excel to think the file is corrupt and Excel tries to repair or remove the unreadable content.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, if the GrooveIntlResource.dll can't be loaded successfully (which is unlikely under normal circumstances), an Office app can crash if the user tries to open or save a file to a synced folder, or Windows Explorer can crash if the user navigates to a synced folder by using Windows Explorer.
  • Fix an issue where OneDrive for Business is not disabled, even though the appropriate registry key is set to disable it, when Office is configured to receive updates from a location other than the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN).

OneNote: Feature updates

  • Control file and image sync: Go to File > Options > Sync to control whether all files and images are automatically downloaded for all pages in notebooks.

OneNote: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where OneNote crashes when printing an image larger than the page.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't delete a custom page template.

Outlook: Feature updates

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Upload attachments to OneDrive for Business to let everyone work on the latest version. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to upload or save it.
  • 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
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when right-clicking on an attachment in the list of attachments for a conversation, all context menu items are visible, instead of just the applicable menu items.
  • Fix an issue where Rich Text Format (RTF) e-mail messages can't be opened by the recipient if the message was sent using Information Rights Management.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

  • Closed captions: If a slide contains a video that has closed captions, the captions can be played in the slideshow.
  • Multiple audio tracks: If a slide contains a video that has multiple audio tracks, the tracks can be played in the slideshow.
  • Section copying: Copy and paste sections between presentations.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Ink replay: Replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • Better recordings: Create a presentation made up of recorded slides, screen recordings and inserted video, and then share that recorded content to be viewed remotely. You can also embed quizzes to assist with remote learning and make your presentation more interactive as well as change the ink color and use simpler controls to record narrations and audio.
  • Designer improvements: Provides design suggestions using SmartArt for bulleted process lists.
  • Recording ribbon tab: Add a Recording tab by customizing the ribbon.
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information
  • Zoom: Create an interactive summary of your presentation with automatic navigation links. More information
  • Opening hyperlinks: Use CTRL+click to open hyperlinks when editing a presentation.
  • Text highlighting: Draw attention to important text by using the text highlighter.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when cropping an image, the cropped portion of the image appears dark.
  • Fix an issue where, when in Slide Show mode and Narrator is running, PowerPoint crashes when the user clicks on a hyperlink and the site is slow to load.
  • Fix an issue where real-time typing when coauthoring doesn't work with tables.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening PowerPoint on a computer that has Malwarebytes 3.0 installed, a "Stopped working" error appears or PowerPoint crashes.
  • Fix an issue where the default template doesn't appear under File > New.
  • Fix an issue where typing text is interrupted and delayed when a file that has embedded fonts is auto saved.
  • Fix an issue with copying scalable vector graphic (SVG) images from Adobe Illustrator.

Project: Feature updates

  • Locked field: Set the value to Yes to prevent team members from submitting updates on a task.
  • Timeline labels: Differentiate timeline bars by using labels to give them descriptive names.
  • Timeline progress indicators: Use check marks and colored progress bars in Timeline View to show how far along you are with each task.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit projects.

Project: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where no link line is displayed when creating a cross-project link between a master project and a subproject.
  • Fix an issue where timephased baseline values aren't always saved correctly to the XML format, especially work and cost values that include partial durations.
  • Fix an issue where, when applying status updates, actual work is added to the assignment that the team member didn't report.
  • Fix an issue where baseline values are displayed for a resource, even when a baseline hasn't been created for the resource.
  • Fix an issue where print preview clips text so the text isn't visible.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an .mpp file from SharePoint by using a shortcut URL, the file opens as checked out, even though the setting "Require documents to be checked out before they can edited?" is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where updates to material resources from Project Web Apps incorrectly changes timephased data.
  • Fix an issue where opening a project that has a milestone task may add an Actual Start date to it even though it didn't have a date at the time when it was last saved.
  • Fix an issue with work breakdown structure (WBS) renumbering.
  • Fix an issue where Project crashes when switching out of a grid-based view and Narrator is on.
  • Fix an issue where an incorrect error message is shown about timephased data truncation when opening an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where saving a baseline doesn't correctly set timephased values.
  • Fix an issue where assignment delay is ignored when project data is read from an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening a file from Project Online, the Last Modified date shows the UTC time instead of the time zone adjusted time.
  • Fix an issue where grouping color bands don't appear for non-grouping rows when printing a sheet view.
  • Fix an issue where a repair option is incorrectly shown when the user inspects a task which has an assignment beyond max unit issue.
  • Fix an issue where the value of an Outline Code field can't be changed after the project is published.
  • Fix an issue where Gantt bars aren't sized correctly on high DPI screens at 175% display.
  • Fix an issue where if the user sets lag time through the Task Information dialog box, it's incorrectly set to an elapsed duration.
  • Fix an issue where when opening certain XML files, the task start date isn't set correctly due to an issue with the assignment.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

  • Windows notification style: Changes to the look of notifications for incoming calls and conversations. More information
  • Consultative transfer: From within a call, consult with another user via an IM or call before transferring the call to that user. More information
  • Microphone notifications: Show a notification in the conversation window when the microphone is muted in the operating system or if the microphone is not picking up any audio.
  • Disable “My number”: Use the DisableDisplayMyNumber registry entry to disable “My number” under the dial pad.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

  • Change the lobby buttons used to admit or deny participants from text to images (an X or a checkmark).
  • Change the meeting reminder notification text from "Accept" to "Join."
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM when the recipient's status is set to Do Not Disturb.
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM, when the recipient is offline and "saving to history" is disabled, to make it clear that the recipient won't receive the message.
  • Add the capability to move the vertical splitter bar between the chat history and the roster in a group chat.
  • Add the capability to resize the list of tabs in IM or chat room windows.
  • Add the capability to select the chat rooms searched when creating a topic feed.
  • Fix an issue where message stop appearing in chat history mid-conversation.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate messages appear in the conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where toast notification actions (Accept and Ignore) aren't properly displayed during a high volume of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't type a message after using Alt+Tab to open a minimized conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where the IM button is grayed out in the contact card for a user, even though IM is available.
  • Fix an issue where multiple conversation windows don't open back to their previous sizes and locations after being closed and reopened.
  • Fix an issue where custom links don't launch when selected.
  • Fix an issue where the online meeting text in the Region field isn't displayed correctly for non-English characters.
  • Fix an issue where notification information, such as call duration, aren't rendered correctly in right-to-left languages.
  • Fix an issue where, when creating a topic feed, clearing the search results doesn't reset the results to a list of followed rooms.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when multiple conversation windows are open at the same time.
  • Fix an issue where the last conversation window goes blank once all the other tabs are closed.
  • Fix an issue where the default focus isn't in the chat input area when tabbed conversations are disabled.
  • Fix an issue where the "Forgot your dial-in PIN?" link doesn't appear in the meeting invite.
  • Fix an issue where some text is clipped and truncated on the General and Audio device pages when using high DPI screens at 175% display or higher.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when the computer is suspended or resumed when there is no network and the computer is an "always on, always connected (AOAC)" computer.
  • Fix an issue where no microphone is detected in a call when using a Polycom CX100 device.
  • Fix an issue where choosing a link such as \\servername or file:// in an IM message results in an error message instead of opening the location.
  • Fix an issue, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment that uses location-based routing, where the user can't make or receive PSTN calls because the server thinks the location of the user isn't valid for PSTN calls.
  • Change the subject line of the email sent for a missed message, when the user's status is set to Do Not Disturb or Presenting, from "Missed conversation with <name>" to "<Name> sent you a message in Skype for Business."
  • Start capturing the timestamp for the first time sign-in on the device as part of census data to help identify sign-in reliability trends.
  • 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 the Audio Controls panel doesn't appear when a user clicks on the controls button in an audio call in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
  • 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 certain special characters, such as the ampersand (&), can't be entered in the search input box or the "What's happening today?" section box.
  • Fix an issue where the unread count isn't shown when there are missed offline IMs.
  • Fix an issue where "Invite by email" templates mentioned Lync instead of Skype.
  • Fix an issue where the line number is missing from the "My Number" area below the dial pad.
  • Fix an issue where the mouse pointer isn't shown in the IM input area after sending a message in a chat.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in and there is a problem loading the cache pool.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when signing in and restoring conversations.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in after resuming.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting link is disabled if the Exchange servers in both organizations have TNEF disabled.
  • Fix an issue where a video call can't be restarted if there is only one IM conversation going on.
  • Fix an issue where text annotations on a whiteboard are lost when saving the whiteboard as an PNG file.
  • Fix an issue where the first line is hidden when inputting over two lines in Japanese in the IM window.
  • Fix an issue where the ampersand character (&) is incorrectly replaced by an underscore character in names.
  • Fix an issue with the "Join online meeting" URL in a scheduled meeting.
  • Fix an issue where hovering the mouse over a window doesn't activate the window even though the operating system is configured to do that.
  • Fix an issue where outgoing call conversation history items shows the caller instead of the called party.
  • Fix an issue where the F12 doesn't locally save a conversation.
  • Fix an issue where a missed conversation email doesn't contain the initial IM.
  • Fix an issue where an emoji can be added in the IM text area even if the presenter has disabled IM participation.
  • Fix an issue with the layout of the Ringtones and Sounds option dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when closing a conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where DNS-less sign in fails when the domain is registered as a vanity domain.
  • Fix an issue where persistent chat notification settings aren't being saved or loaded correctly.
  • Fix an issue where existing peer-to-peer conversation windows or chat rooms aren't showing up after signing in even though the setting to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where muting or unmuting the active conversation causes other conversation windows to appear as if they have unread messages.
  • Fix an issue where users that are configured for media bypass are unable to resume a call from a PSTN gateway after they put that call on hold.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blue box instead of the video when joining a meeting via a URL when using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the user part of the SIP address is showing instead of the display name in a toast alert.
  • 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, when using tabbed conversations, double-clicking on a tab and starting to type can sometimes cause the focus to move to a different tab and continue the typing in that conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where URLs included in an instant message can't be selected in the chat history window by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a typing sound should be heard if the "Play a sound when viewing an IM conversation and someone is typing" check box is selected under Ringtone and Sounds options.
  • Fix an issue where dialog boxes that appear aren't announced when using a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the first run tutorial can't be navigated with a keyboard and can't be read by a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the taskbar presence icon doesn't scale in High DPI settings.
  • Fix an issue where the clear field button in the search box can't be selected by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't launch a meeting if the invite is from a user in another pool.
  • Fix an issue where a user adding themselves to a meeting is incorrectly shown as a different user.
  • Fix an issue where the contact presence icon on the status change notification was hidden for incoming calls for the boss.
  • Fix an issue where the text cursor blink rate in the IM window doesn't match the keyboard properties setting in Windows.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader announces an incorrect contact name for a group conversation.
  • Fix an issue where user can't select multiple contacts by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where user photos can't be retrieved from Exchange.
  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the internal network, instead of one on the external network, when the user connects by using Direct Access.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business client crashes when trying to resolve the name of the meeting owner.
  • Fix an issue where changing a Windows setting while Skype for Business is starting up or shutting down causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when opening the participant list in a persistent chat room and trying to move the keyboard focus to the participant list.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes on resume when no network is available.

Visio: Feature updates

  • Database Modeling add-in: Use the add-in to create a database model of an existing database to help plan a new database or understand an existing one. More information, Download add-in
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to work with shapes, edit with others, and more.
  • Third-party templates and diagrams: Browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams available from select third-party content providers. The third-party provider’s name is listed on the thumbnail.
  • Inking support: Use your pen or finger to draw and annotate with the tools on the new Draw tab.

Word: Feature updates

  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. More information
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information
  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • Edit with natural pen gestures: Make changes to a document by circling to select and crossing out to delete. More information
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where viewing one document in Read Mode prevents the TAB key from working in a second document being viewed in Print Layout.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when more than one grammar library is loaded.
  • Fix an issue where inked strokes disappear after two or three strokes.
  • Fix an issue with quotation marks disappearing when using the Google Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where a user can't use inking with content controls or when noncontiguous selections are made.

Office suite: Feature updates

  • Provide feedback: Suggest new features or tell Microsoft what you like or what’s not working by going to File > Feedback

Office suite: Security updates

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using CTRL + ALT + 7 or CTRL + ALT + 8 on a German keyboard opens the user feedback tool, instead of inserting the appropriate character.
  • Fix an issue where TraceLogging causes a crash on Windows 7 when installing or updating Office.
  • Fix an issue where, when drawing with ink and using a mouse, releasing the mouse button causes the ink to shift slightly.
  • Fix an issue where, after inserting an SVG image in an Office document, the SVG image disappears when the document is saved and re-opened.
  • Fix an issue where Office shows the following error message during activation for non-English users: "The maximum length of the product key is 25 characters."
  • 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.

Version 1609: January 10

Version 1609 (Build 7369.2102)

Note: The security updates covered in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-002 don't apply to the version of Word in this channel release.

Excel: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where using an Edit Measure dialog box causes Excel to crash.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where working with shapes sometimes causes PowerPoint to crash.

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.

Word: Non-security updates

  • Fix an issue where, when using the InsertXML method, a placeholder for a broken picture link is shown instead of the actual image.