Release notes for Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, and the subscription versions of the desktop apps for Project and Visio.

Important

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

Note

  • OneNote 2016 will now be included by default when a user on the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel downloads and installs Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows 10 from the Office Portal.

Version 2008: April 13

Version 2008 (Build 13127.21506)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused some PivotTable formatting to corrupt the workbook when saving to the .xls or .xlt format.

  • We fixed an issue where some notes were unexpectedly shown when opening a workbook.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users that have Shared or Delegated Mailboxes with large hierarchies in their profile to encounter hangs.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experiences an unexpected closure when syncing their mailbox.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see Office applications become unresponsive after bringing up a person card and navigating to another application.

Word

  • Fixes an issue where the built-in Sensitivity Label button is greyed out when saving a Word doc and reopening.

Version 2002: April 13

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21814)

Security updates listed here

Version 2008: March 09

Version 2008 (Build 13127.21348)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop responding after selecting a data series in a chart.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the application to close unexpectedly if a document save failed.

  • Addresses an issue where selecting a Design Idea removes the presentation's Data Classification Label, in certain cases

Word

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the application to close unexpectedly if a document save failed.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where copy/paste in Skype for Business messages resulted in a dialog displaying "Something went wrong when pasting your content".

Version 2002: March 09

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21686)

Security updates listed here

Version 2008: February 09

Version 2008 (Build 13127.21216)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would close unexpectedly when opening UNC files that have invalid file attributes (creation time, modified time, etc.)

  • We fixed an issue where decimal and thousands separators settings would not carry over when copying a chart from Excel and pasting into Word or PowerPoint.

  • We fixed an issue where the performance of running a macro involving PivotTable range formatting would get worse each time the macro is run.

  • We fixed an issue where conditional formatting rules were dropped when copying or moving sheets to another workbook.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to apply sensitivity labels to Excel files when the start screen on app boot was disabled.

  • We fixed an issue in opening cloud file from OneDrive sync folder.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue which caused Outlook to stop working sporadically when adding or saving attachments.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue where font size command, added in QAT, auto completes to the nearest defined font size while updating it.

  • Fixed an issue where copy and paste of a slide with 'keep source formatting' option would sometimes copy over a new slide master unexpectedly

Word

  • We fixed an issue in Track Changes which sometimes opening Word document might display error dialog.

  • We fixed an issue in opening cloud file from OneDrive sync folder.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue that prevented successful open of a file in Office.

  • Fixed an issue where documents containing Sketched outlines applied to connectors via Format Painter could become corrupted.

Version 2002: February 09

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21594)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where documents containing Sketched outlines applied to connectors via Format Painter could become corrupted.

Version 1908: February 09

Version 1908 (Build 11929.21008)

Security updates listed here

Version 2008: January 12

Version 2008 (Build 13127.21064)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

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

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

Excel

  • Your favorite Excel functions just got faster: The SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, MAXIFS, and MINIFS functions are much faster than ever before. Get to the bottom line more quickly. Try one now.

  • Realtimedata (RTD) improvements: In Office 365 version 2002 monthly channel and later, Excel's RealTimeData (RTD) function is much faster than Excel 2010 calculating data in the spreadsheet. We removed bottlenecks in its underlying memory and data structures as well as made it thread-safe to allow it to be calculated on all available threads of Multithreaded recalculation (MTR).

  • Improved map charts: We've made map charts better by integrating them with Excel's Geographic Data Types, which can reveal rich information about your mapped locations. Learn more

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

  • Create PivotTables from Datasets in Power BI within Excel: You can create PivotTables in Excel that are connected to datasets stored in Power BI with a few clicks. Doing this allows you get the best of both PivotTables and Power BI. Calculate, summarize, and analyze your data with PivotTables from your secure Power BI datasets. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Outlook

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

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

  • Shared calendar updates just got faster: For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. Turn on the preview for faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars.

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

  • Join meetings without leaving your inbox: No need to switch to your calendar to join online meetings. With the Calendar pinned to the To-Do pane, user accounts hosted on Exchange Server 2019 or Exchange Online can join any meeting with just one click. Learn more

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

  • Get email suggestions when you search for a person: When you type a person’s name in the Search box, the most relevant email messages will be included with your search suggestions. Learn more

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

PowerPoint

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

  • Link to a slide: Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with. Learn more
    See details in blog post

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

  • Improved map charts: We've made map charts better by integrating them with Excel's Geographic Data Types, which can reveal rich information about your mapped locations. Learn more

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

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

  • Get their attention with @mentions: Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input. Learn more

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

  • Comments: The new commenting experience in PowerPoint allows you to quickly and easily discover and add comments to your documents. Modernize your collaboration workflows with new features like comment anchoring, resolve, tasks, improved mention notifications, and much more. Learn more

Word

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

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

  • Improved map charts: We've made map charts better by integrating them with Excel's Geographic Data Types, which can reveal rich information about your mapped locations. Learn more

  • Confirmation of action in screen readers: Confirmation of action is an important accessibility requirement. With the introduction of a new Notification API from Windows, we are now able to alert screen reader users about the success of their actions. Cut, copy, paste, bold, italic, underline, undo, redo, auto corrections, and auto-capitalizations are now all announced to Narrator users in Win32 Word. To enable this feature, turn on Narrator by pressing windows + ctrl + enter.
    See details in blog post

Office Suite

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

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where the application would close unexpectedly when using Zoom window.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an error issue when trying to use ODBC DSN builder

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

Excel

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

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

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

  • Addressed an issue where Excel may close unexpectedly when attempting to insert PivotTables into a chart sheet.

  • Fixed an issue where pivot tables could not be edited and workbooks could not be saved if they were exported from Project plan.

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

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, multiple message bars were appearing when a file was opened in read-only mode.

  • We fixed an issue where outline sub-totals could stop working when there were many duplicate column header values.

  • Fixed an issue where read-only books would no longer refresh pivot table data when opened.

  • This change provides a fix for the following issue: Excel "Insert Object" does not show correct icon when inserts a file from OneDrive local sync folder.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop working when there is a Group Policy Object update (e.g. via Remote Group Policy Refresh) during multithreaded recalc.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop working when users use the subtotal function on more than 255 columns.

  • Improved text kerning in PowerPoint when when content is copied from Excel and pasted into PowerPoint with the Embed option.

  • Fixed an issue that would prevent switching from Table Preview and the Query Editor in PowerPivot.

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to open atomsvc (UTF8+BOM) file from SharePoint, directly.

  • Fixed an issue where customers would incorrectly get notified about a new version of the file when coauthoring.

  • Fixed an editing issue where using IME with Overwrite mode would incorrectly advance extra characters.

  • Fixed an issue when using real time data in conjunction with multithreaded recalc functionality.

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or crash unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, clicking a hyperlink to a place within the same workbook will cause the workbook to be hidden.

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

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

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

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

  • Fixed an issue when using real time data in conjunction with multithreaded recalc functionality could cause the application to close unexpectedly.

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where Power Pivot will now successfully recognize tab delimiter.

OneNote

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where the spelling menu was not loading.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where optional connected experiences blocked web add-ins from loading. See more detail here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/office/blogs/outlook-add-ins-and-optional-connected-experiences/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused the To: field to be empty when sending a status report on a Task.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the MailItem.BeforeAttachmentAdd event to be broken.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience intermittent hangs and closures in some scenarios.

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

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

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

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

  • Addressed an issue that caused delegates to receive an error when editing an existing calendar appointment on a manager's calendar.

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that was causing some users to experience the application to close unexpectedly when sending Outlook mail from applications other than Outlook.

  • Addresses a performance issue with attachment upload.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience degraded performance when moving multiple mail items between folders in online mode.

  • We added a regkey that allows customers to disable filetime inclusion for attachments in IDataObject operations (i.e. drag drop, clipboard). HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Attachments REG_DWORD IncludeFileTimesInDataObject 0 = filetimes are excluded 1 = (default) filetimes are included

  • We fixed an issue that caused inline images to disappear when replying to a message with a protection label from Azure Information Protection.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the user name to be displayed as a phone number when sending an Azure Protected Voicemail, causing Outlook Desktop users to be unable to open voicemails from external users.

  • We fixed an issue where setting up OME Configuration was adding an extraneous attachments on the mail item which was forcing Outlook to Encrypt the message even though the DecryptAttachmentsForEncryptOnly option was setup on the service side.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Encrypt Only and Do Not Forward options to continue to be enabled in some scenarios despite being disabled by policy.

  • We fixed an issue that caused SmartLinks to lose their formatting when saved to drafts.

  • We fixed an issue to provide a user a way to customize justification text when overriding a policy.

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

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to occasionally experience unexpected closures when retrieving persona information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint

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

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

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

  • We have fixed a VBA issue where Slide.Shapes.AddMediaObject2 would unexpectedly close with legacy video formats (MPG-1,Mpeg-2).

  • We fixed an issue where linked excel chart incorrectly changes to excel sheet when user changes the source path to local OneDrive folder.

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

  • We have fixed an issue with suggestion pane that may cause the application to close unexpectedly.

  • We have fixed an issue in Action Settings dialog which was causing the PowerPoint app to close unexpectedly.

  • We have fixed an issue with PowerPoint app that may cause it to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue due to which the feature ‘Welcome back! Pick up where you left off in the office' was not working in the PowerPoint .

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

  • We fixed an issue where Slideshow in protected view was not working.

Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skype

  • Changed dancing emoticon skin tone to neutral color.

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

  • Fixes an issue where a user's TLS-DSK certificate would not renew at the expected time, instead only renewing when less than 12 hours remain on its validity.

  • Fixes an issue where the Skype for Business UI shows as blank after signing in when Office is not yet licensed.

Visio

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Live preview to close unexpectedly on text alignment.

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

Word

  • Resolved an issue opening Word documents from custom document delivery (aspx) when the URL contains a query component.

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

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where pasted numbered headings showed an additional indent.

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

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

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

  • We fixed an issue where long links were not being wrapped when saving document to HTML format.

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

  • FIxes a bug with comment extensions where the comment reply would have the same extension as the parent comment.

  • We fixed an issue where if you reply to a parent comment that has unknown extensions in an extension list, the reply will get those same extensions.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused the application to close unexpectedly when booting.

  • We fixed an issue with Outlook with message set to Do not forward.

  • We fixed an issue with Style Gallery dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where macro AutoOpen runs before AutoExec

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue for the old, non-web service based Share pane, where upon closing the document while the Share pane is open could cause the application to close unexpectedly.

  • Fixed a timing issue that could cause the application to close unexpectedly when closing office files.

  • Addresses an issue that prevented users from importing SPO Lists when ADAL was disabled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • This change addresses an issue related to opening files containing legacy diagrams.

  • This change addresses an issue with SVG fallback proxy resulting in access violations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Version 2002: January 12

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21504)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue when using real time data in conjunction with multithreaded recalc functionality could cause the application to close unexpectedly.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

Word

  • Fixes a bug with comment extensions where the comment reply would have the same extension as the parent comment.

Version 1908: January 12

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20994)

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Office Suite

  • This change addresses an issue related to opening files containing legacy diagrams.

Version 2002: December 08

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21416)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • Improved text kerning in PowerPoint when content is copied from Excel and pasted into PowerPoint with the Embed option.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop working during recalc.

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to open atomsvc (UTF8+BOM) file from SharePoint, directly.

  • Fixed an issue that would prevent switching from Table Preview and the Query Editor in PowerPivot.

  • Improved performance for files that are using many of the more recently released functions.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where setting up OME Configuration was adding an extraneous attachments on the mail item which was forcing Outlook to Encrypt the message even though DecryptAttachmentsForEncryptOnly option is setup on the service side.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where linked excel chart incorrectly changes to excel sheet when user changes the source path to local OneDrive folder.

Project

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

Version 1908: December 08

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20984)

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Version 2002: November 10

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21330)

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Resolved issues

Excel

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

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

  • Fixed a bug where certain functions would have an incorrect result after loading a workbook.

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

  • Fixed an issue where running the advanced filter macro would incorrectly report errors.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused internal add-ins to be unexpectedly disabled when optional connected experiences were disabled.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to send as or on behalf of a Distribution List that was hidden from the Global Address List.

Version 1908: November 10

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20974)

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Version 2002: October 13

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21236)

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Resolved issues

Access

  • You should no longer receive a "Query is too complex" or a system resource exceeded error on your 64-bit version of Access, as long as you are meeting Access database guidelines and requirements.

  • Once you decide to use our filter feature after our query designer, your database should no longer crash. Please check accordingly.

Excel

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

PowerPoint

  • New presentations created from a template could inherit a setting that prevented a good co-authoring experience. This fix ensures that the setting is cleared in this case.

Word

  • We fixed an issue which when opening documents with page breaks and columns, user might encountered an error message, " You have exceeded the maximum number of pages allowed by Microsoft Word supported, or the document may be damaged"

Office Suite

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

Version 1908: October 13

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20966)

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Resolved issues

Office Suite

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

Version 2002: September 08

Version 2002 (Build 12527.21104)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • This addresses an issue where connections created by the SQL data provider in older versions of Office would set internal table properties differently from Office 365. This caused the Table Preview / Query Editor dropdown to be disabled for files with connections created in older versions of Office when they were opened using Office 365.

  • Resolved an issue where inking could cause Excel to become unresponsive.

Outlook

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

Office Suite

  • This change addresses an issue with the Compress Picture dialog not retaining certain user settings.

Version 1908: September 08

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20946)

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Version 2002: August 11

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20988)

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Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue which prevented the ability to switch to editing for files that opened as "read-only recommended".

OneNote

  • Removed redundant identity calls to reduce resource utilization

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

  • Improved capability for detecting errors and the quality of the sync experience.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused a significant performance issue when starting Outlook for some tenants.

Skype

  • Fixed an issue where starting a screen share can fail on a 32-bit Skype for Business client after it has been running for several days.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where if AutoSave is turned off through group policy, some documents might not show the latest server contents on open until the user clicks on 'Updates available'.

Version 1908: August 11

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20934)

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Version 1902: August 11

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20644)

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Version 2002: July 14

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20880)

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Feature updates

Access

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

Excel

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

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

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • More icons to match your mood: We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.
    See details in blog post

  • Focus on what's left to do: Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

  • Type a formula that returns multiple values: Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells. Learn more
    See details in blog post

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

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your workbook. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Find what you're looking for: Search for commands, people, files, photos, web articles, and more. Learn more

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

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

  • Tame your big workbook: Cells, formulas, charts, tables... get a snapshot of your workbook with Workbook Statistics.

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

  • Get Their Attention with @Mentions: Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input. Learn more

Outlook

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

  • More icons to match your mood: We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons. Learn more

  • Let me draw it out: Scribble on top of pictures or add a Drawing Canvas to send your thoughts with ink. Learn more

  • Get location suggestions: Start typing in Location when scheduling appointments and meetings, and Outlook will suggest rooms, addresses and other recent places. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Advanced protection against attack: With Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, you're protected against attacks through hyperlinks within email subjects, attached messages, signed messages, network paths, and so on.

  • Insert Link Menu in Outlook will insert a link with permission defined by tenant admin: A link from the Insert Link MRU in Outlook would insert a link that only worked for users who already had permissions to it. This often caused back and forth emails between users asking to be granted access to a document. We've updated this experience so now the link is inserted with the default permission set by the tenant admin. For MSIT this is "organization can edit" so all internal users who receive a link shared this way will be able to access it.

  • See your messages in a different light: Use the Sun/Moon button to switch between light and dark backgrounds in the reading pane. Learn more

  • Phishing mails are easy to spot: Spam and phishing messages have a different look and feel so you can easily identify and eliminate them from your inbox.

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

  • Search with spelling woes or typos: Outlook will find what you're looking for even when your spelling doesn't match.

  • Connect your LinkedIn network with Outlook: Securely connect your LinkedIn account with your Microsoft account to see information from LinkedIn profiles directly in the People card. Learn more

  • See relevant messages in your search results: Outlook analyzes search terms and shows the most relevant email messages at the top of your search results. You'll also see all results sorted by date in the Top Results section. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • You compute, we format: We change hand-drawn math expressions into standard characters. Just choose Ink to Math and select your handwritten notes to get started. Learn more

  • Find what you're looking for: Use the search box to find text, commands, help, and more. Learn more

  • Ink a splendid slide: Convert your ink to standard shapes and text, then get smart slide-design ideas from PowerPoint Designer. Learn more

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your presentation. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Ink-stant replay: When inking on your slides, apply a replay animation to replay the actual drawing of your ink during your slide show. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • A more secure video experience: Security enhancements mean a safer online video experience for you.

  • Save an illustration as SVG: Save a chart, shape, or other illustration as a scalable vector graphic, which can be resized with no loss of image quality. Learn more

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

  • Find and fix missing slide titles: Slide titles add punch to your pitch and make your slides accessible to users of all abilities. Accessibility Checker shows you where titles are missing so you can add them in a snap. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.
    See details in blog post

  • More icons to match your mood: We've added more than 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons. Learn more

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.
    See details in blog post

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

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

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

  • New proofreading tools: Don't stress about your words. PowerPoint now provides grammar and writing suggestions. Learn more

  • Live captions and subtitles: The presenter’s words are automatically shown on screen as captions or translated into subtitles in the language of your choice. Learn more

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

  • Why reinvent when you can re-use?: Save time by re-using slides that you created or that others have shared with you. Learn more

Visio

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

  • Back to the scene of the crime: Use new Evidence, Indoor, and Outdoor stencils in the Crime Scene Investigation template to recreate crime scenes in detail.

Word

  • A more secure video experience: Security enhancements mean a safer online video experience for you. Learn more

  • Create more accessible PDFs: Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save. Learn more
    See details in blog post

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

  • More icons to match your mood: We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Erase with precision: Choose from two eraser sizes to fix small inking imperfections. Learn more

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.
    See details in blog post

  • Sketch it out: Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your document. Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Find what you're looking for: Use the search box to find text, commands, help, and more. Learn more

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

  • Editor for Resume joins LinkedIn Resume Assistant: Editor for Resume offers a selection of grammar and style checks specially tailored for resumes, to make your writing more precise and professional.

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

  • Fixed a document corruption issue caused by merge of 3D objects.: Fixed a document corruption issue caused by merge of 3D objects.

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved Word performance when coauthoring in documents with tracked changes.

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved reliability when coauthoring.

  • Collaborate in living color: Comments and changes are color coded by contributor so it's easy to see who's who among your collaborators.

  • Edit macro-enabled docs collaboratively: Save your docm files on OneDrive for Business and edit with your collaborators in real time.

Office Suite

  • Change handwritten ink to shapes, text, or math in PowerPoint for Office 365: Go from free-form ink to Office shapes, text, or a mathematical expression in a couple of strokes. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

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

  • Access templates should no longer cause attachment columns to fail within a database. After instantiating a template, you should now be able to add an attachment field to your database.

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

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Access that may cause the error "Query is Corrupt" when an Update Query is run, or an UPDATE statement is used in SQL.

Excel

  • Speed up loading of files that are available on local OneDrive folder.

  • Fixed an issue where CUBEVALUE functions would sometimes return an incorrect result.

  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.

  • Excel would crash in certain cases when re-opening a workbook embedded in Word or PowerPoint.

  • Fixed an issue where comment commands in the context menu were not being displayed.

  • We fixed the right click menu for Pivot Charts to enable the option to Show Details.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when searching for recent files while no workbook is open.

  • Fixed an issue where clicking a bookmarked hyperlink within the same workbook would cause the workbook to be hidden.

  • When saving as a CSV file, Excel could merge all columns into a single column in some cases.

  • Using Range.ClearContents on a range in a protected sheet could take longer than expected.

  • Fixed a problem with scaling of text in form controls when displayed in Print Preview.

  • VBA macros that interact with the ribbon may run with ScreenUpdating set to True unexpectedly.

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

  • Opening CSV files was taking longer than expected in some circumstances.

  • Excel may crash in some circumstances when switching between workbooks with different zoom levels.

  • Fixed an issue with VBA in which writing values to a range would be slower than expected.

  • Data copied from a column filtered by color sometimes would not paste properly.

  • Opening a workbook with references to numerous other workbooks, especially with hidden windows, would be slower than expected.

  • Addressed an issue where external links don't update on fill (fill down, fill across, etc.) if the source book is& closed.

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

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

  • Addresses an issue where the "Value Crosses At" property on chart axis unexpectedly changes when saving and re-opening a file.

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

  • Improved performance when deleting columns with merged cells.

  • Fixed an issue where printer names could be repeated in the list of printers in the Print dialog.

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

  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.

  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy "Shared Workbook" mode.

  • Inserting a column in a filtered list would take longer than expected.

  • We fixed an issue where some copy and pasted chart links used mapped drive addresses rather than universal addresses.

  • Fixed an issue where the error message “This workbook is currently referenced by another and cannot be closed” would appear because add-ins were being loaded in alphabetical order rather than in a user specified order.

  • Fixed an issue where a workbook could become hidden when clicking a hyperlink to a spot within an already opened workbook.

  • Opening a workbook with references to numerous other workbooks, especially with hidden windows, would be slower than expected.

  • Using VBA's Application.Evaluate was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.

  • Fixed an issue that some users may have experienced with embedded and linked objects (OLE).

  • Users may encounter an error when saving changes while using some non-English character sets.

  • This update fixes an issue that caused the formula bar to display text in a different font than expected.

  • Users may encounter an error when saving changes while using some non-English character sets.

  • Resolved an issue where selecting a cell after scrolling could result in the wrong cell being selected.

  • Users may encounter an error when accessing a hidden named range.

  • Excel may have issues when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share.

  • Text to Column functionality may fail for some localizations.

  • Addresses a performance issue when creating charts from templates.

  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to experience crashes when converting text to columns with cells that have a spilling array.

  • Using a Range.Value and Range.Value2 (VBA) would cause formulas to be entered as dynamic arrays.

  • Fixed an issue where an @ symbol starting a formula would be considered an implicit intersection operator.

  • We fixed an issue where worksheets containing multiple formulas with defined names was resulting in longer times when saving files.

  • This change circumvents a problem with certain Intel graphics drivers by leveraging software rendering.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience crashes when renaming a signature.

OneNote

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

  • Improve sync and service stability by temporarily deferring the downloading of embedded files and images in online notebooks until the user navigates to the page in OneNote 2016.

  • Improve sync and service stability by temporarily disabling the recycle bin in OneNote 2016. When a user tries to delete data that would normally be sent to the recycle bin, users will be asked if they would prefer to keep or permanently delete the data.

  • Improve sync and service stability by temporarily reducing the number and sync frequency of version history pages in OneNote 2016.

  • Display a notification that allows the user to learn more about temporary measures being enacted in the OneNote user experience to improve sync and service stability.

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

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

  • Localises the notification that allows the user to learn more about temporary measures being enacted in the OneNote user experience to improve sync and service stability.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the IME (Input Method Editor) window would overlap the underlying text being entered via the IME when using multiple monitors with different resolutions.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see occasional crashes in Outlook.

  • This updates the attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.

  • Addresses an issue that caused web add ins to access Digital Rights Managed messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused recurring appointments or meetings to be displayed at the wrong time when approaching a timezone definition change.

  • When using the Brazilia time zone in the year 2019, recurring meetings and appointments are displayed in the wrong timeslot for the year 2020. This change is relevant for clients set in the Brazilia time zone or for meetings and appointments set in that time zone.

    This change allows Outlook to override certain time zone settings used by Outlook. In order to invoke a time zone override you must set a registry key for the current user. The registry key name must match the internal name of the time zone. The value indicates the time zone rule's year to be used in place of the effective year. For example, the following registry key override value will use the Brazilia time zone rule for the year 2020 as the effective rule. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\TimeZoneOverride]"E. South America Standard Time"=dword:000007e4.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see the location field in meetings change unexpectedly.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the Location field in meetings to get updated unexpectedly.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the location of a meeting to get added back to the meeting unexpectedly after clearing it.

  • Addresses an issue that caused commas in the location field of a meeting to turn into semicolons.

  • Enables joining a Teams meeting directly through the native Teams client.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users with mailboxes on Exchange 2010 servers to experience issues when adding attachments to calendar items.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience issues when replying to digitally signed messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to open some instances of recurring calendar items.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the Group header to expand unexpectedly in some scenarios.

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

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see a noticeable delay when interacting with their mailbox folders through keyboard shortcuts.

  • Addresses an issue that could result in a crash when viewing the same item in multiple windows.

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused a memory leak for very long Outlook sessions.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when specifying an invalid From address.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see a "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" prompt when opening the Rules dialog.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the option to disable flagged item highlighting to fail to be respected in some scenarios.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see mails unexpectedly send when pressing the "S" key after closing the accessibility checker pane.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience crashes when renaming a signature.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when canceling account setup.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly sync all mail even when the sync slider is set to a smaller setting.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users with Black Theme to see the "From" dropdown show white text on a white background.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash during profile creation.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an "OK" button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an "OK" button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.

  • Addresses an issue that caused third party applications to be unable to send email.

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook users on server operating systems to see the error, "Antivirus status: Invalid. This version of Windows supports antivirus detection, but no antivirus was found" despite having anti virus properly configured.

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused delegates to receive an error when editing an existing calendar appointment on a manager's calendar.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users with the incorrect browser emulation setting when to be unable to complete the authentication prompt for Gmail.

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when trying to open .msg and .oft files after a Windows update.

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when selecting certain search results.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the Save to Cloud button to be missing from Attachment Tools.

  • This change restores the ability to view multi-line subjects in the message header.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when two add-ins add a button to the same ribbon group.

  • Addresses an issue that caused links to fail to be added to emails with the correct tenant default permission when the tenant default permission is configured as "anyone".

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to address emails to a Personal Distribution List.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.

  • Corrected an issue with SMIME algorithm selection.

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

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

  • Addresses an issue that caused the body of an NDR message to change from Unicode to ASCII after editing the subject.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see emails sent to an address that did not match the displayed SMTP address in some circumstances.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the search box to be improperly aligned in high dpi mode.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience hangs in Outlook when retrieving Cloud Settings.

  • Addresses an issue that caused a hang in the Search Feedback experience.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see occasional crashes in Outlook.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience crashes when renaming a signature.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash during profile creation.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see occasional crashes in Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • Addressed an issue that may have caused a crash when using context menu in legacy PPT comments.

  • Improved a copy-paste scenario: Copying the Shape in powerpoint slide and paste it in other slide in a loop might fail with exception.

  • Fixes an issue to relay correct messaging for users who open a copy of a file that has improved comments.

Project

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

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

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

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

  • Identified an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project

  • Fixed an issue where 100% tasks of type fixed duration may wrongly have their % complete calculated at less than 100% complete.

Word

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

  • We fixed an issue which alignment of word in document gets scrambled when tried to edit after printing using Quick Print.

  • We fixed an issue with fit text in a table.

  • We fixed an issue where inserting horizontal lines are not shorter and centered.

  • Building blocks organizer may display an invalid alert: "You have modified styles, building blocks".

  • We fixed an issue in coautthoring if we enable policy FileBlick\Word2007Files.

  • We fixed an issue which Word QuickPart doesn't work when adding lookup field that has been renamed.

  • We fixed an issue when merging 2 documents into one document.

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

  • This update fixes a problem in Microsoft Word where text longer than 255 characters inserted while applying a sensitivity label could not subsequently be identified and removed by changing or removing the label if the label policy applied a header or footer or watermark.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where ​users can experience excessive network and CPU usage while coauthoring on large PowerPoint files.

  • This is a fix to address that Project app should not block network when the file is cached in the client.

  • We resolved this issue by updating the channel names in the backstage to the new channel names in the January 2020 Fork.

  • We have fixed this issue and going forward, if a device is policy-managed, it will not call the DMS Audience API.

  • We have resolved the issue where there is an incomplete removal when adding and removing apps in a single transaction.

  • Fix to bug in ODT and GPO Update Deadline setting where relative deadline only works the first time it is set, the fix enables the relative deadline for subsequent updates.

  • Resolves an issue where Office updates may have unexpectedly downloaded files from the Office CDN instead of the intended source, such as a local or network share, or Configuration Manager-provided location.

  • Fix to bug in ODT and GPO Update Deadline setting where relative deadline only works the first time it is set, the fix enables the relative deadline for subsequent updates.

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

  • We have resolved the issue where an internal operation was throwing an exception on failure instead of logging and continuing on. The affected users will not be blocked from receiving updates anymore.

  • Our team has added client support for reporting telemetry on the Office CDN domains in Semi-Annual Enterprise Preview.

  • This change addresses reported problems with graphics adaptors that leverage the Intel Integrated GPU.

  • This change ensures Sketched outline works properly in the ribbon.

  • Fixed an issue while opening files from on-prem locations with some specific proxy configurations.

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

  • Fixed an issue that eliminates crashes during Office handoff sessions and improved reliability in the user experience.

  • This bug updates the enhanced configuration service (ECS) url endpoint. Calling this newer endpoint has a higher success rate for fetching from ECS.

  • This update fixes an issue with Microsoft Outlook not displaying the current sensitivity label when viewing or composing messages.

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

  • To protect Office customers’ security, Microsoft Office updates are now signed using the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively.

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

  • Resolved the issue where Access and Publisher might not boot correctly depending on which languages were installed.

Version 1908: July 14

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20904)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes an issue where aggregate like Sum may truncate the result to an integer value.

  • This update fixes an issue where a Union query that includes references to remote tables (e.g. SQL Server tables) may cause Access to close and restart.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Access that may cause the error "Query is Corrupt" when an Update Query is run, or an UPDATE statement is used in SQL.

Excel

  • Dutch keytip for document title has been changed to Alt-G.

  • Fixed an issue in Excel where macros assigned to shapes or form controls may show incorrect error message, or may work on incorrect target ranges.

  • Resolved an issue with Find and Replace that change where the focus was in the dialog after finding the first item.

  • This fixes an issue where changing the way a PivotTable is sorted and refreshing it while in a coauthoring session with other users could trigger a crash.

  • We fixed a problem when the filter for an OLAP PivotTable was set to a value that had been removed from the cube.

  • This update fixes an issue that caused an error to occur whenever VBA was used to add an image to the header/footer of a chart.

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

  • Fix to correct colors used in previews when inserting charts using chart templates.

  • Resolved an issue that caused Waterfall and Funnel charts to get out of sync with tables when cells were inserted or deleted.

  • Fixed a merge conflict issue in Excel that would result in users being prompted to reopen workbook to pick up the changes.

  • Resolved an issue that caused a macro run-time error activating minimized windows.

  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.

  • Resolved an issue that caused cut and paste operations next to a table to fail when co-authoring with others.

  • Resolved an issue that caused co-authoring interruptions when changing custom properties with running macros.

  • There was a problem in which you would be unable to select items from combo box of a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) form that was opened by an add-in.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when searching for recent files while no workbook is open.

  • Fixed an issue where the border of a Group Box control wasn't visible in print preview or when printed.

  • Fixed an issue where some users may have experienced multiple pop-up windows when external links were present in the workbook.

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when using a VBA macro to clear the contents of a range.

  • Fixed an issue with VBA in which writing values to a range would be slower than expected.

  • Addresses an issue where the "Value Crosses At" property on chart axis unexpectedly changes when saving and re-opening a file.

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

  • Fixed an issue which led to slow performance when deleting columns that contain merged cells.

  • Fixed a problem with scaling of text in form controls when displayed in Print Preview.

  • When copying data filtered by color to a column with a different width, the values would not be pasted.

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

  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.

  • Fixed an issue where clicking a bookmarked hyperlink within the same workbook would cause the workbook to be hidden.

  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy "Shared Workbook" mode.

  • Text to Column functionality may fail for some locales.

  • Users may encounter an error when accessing a hidden named range.

  • Users may encounter an error when saving changes while using some non-English character sets.

  • Fixed an issue where the file size of images in chart headers increased when the workbook containing the chart was saved.

  • Performance issue with Asynchronous User-Defined Functions that was causing them to be run Synchronously.

  • Significant improvements to the performance of deleting columns with merged cells.

  • Resolved an issue where selecting a cell after scrolling could result in the wrong cell being selected.

  • Resolved an issue where the Lookup function may return an error.

  • Fixed an issue that causes corruption of DBCS characters in cross referenced books by keeping the selection ranges in sync with the cross referenced book.

  • Resolved an issue that could cause check box controls to shrink when using autofit to adjust row height.

  • Issue with slow performance on clicking on the Font Color button when a file has extensive conditional formatting.

  • We fixed an issue where the print area in print preview was not correct.

  • Excel may have issues when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share.

  • We have significantly improved the performance of filtering by color.

  • Resolved an issue where workbooks created in earlier versions of Office could cause Excel to hang when opened in current versions of Office.

  • Enabled more than 16 add-ins to show when browsing in the add-in manager.

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Hyperlinks from being pasted in some protected sheets.

  • This change circumvents a problem with certain Intel graphics drivers by leveraging software rendering.

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • This update fixes an error where Office documents may fail to upload to OneDrive for Business with the message "Upload Failed".

  • Fix issue in Excel Ideas feature, error when loading the add-in by clicking the Ideas button in Win32 client.

OneNote

  • Localizes the notification that allows the user to learn more about temporary measures being enacted in the OneNote user experience to improve sync and service stability.

Outlook

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • Fixed an issue where users having their mailbox upgraded from basic to modern authentication were ending up with the wrong account associated with their Outlook profile.

  • Addresses an issue that caused web add ins to access Digital Rights Managed messages when they should not.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the simple-hover URLs to fail to display for some safelinks.

  • This updates the attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.

  • Addresses an issue that caused a subset of POP3 users to see all of their emails formatted at plain text, regardless of settings. This fix will restore the view of the HTML formatted messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a permission error when copying items from their primary calendar to a group calendar.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to access location suggestions via a screen reader.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see a noticeable delay when interacting with their mailbox folders through keyboard shortcuts.

  • Addresses an issue that caused a memory leak for very long Outlook sessions.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when specifying an invalid From address.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see a "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" prompt when opening the Rules dialog.

  • Addresses an issue that would cause users to experience a crash in Outlook when interacting with certain safelinks.

  • Addresses an issue that caused ambiguity for managers around whether or not a delegate had already responded to a given meeting request.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when processing some AutoDiscover responses.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an "OK" button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.

  • This change allows administrators to enable a policy to prefer the provided account email in AutoDiscover auth prompts over the UPN. By default, AutoDiscover prefers the account UPN, when available.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see search failing against Modern Groups.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Outlook users to get stuck in the "Needs Password" state in certain scenarios.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience sync failures when processing conflict messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when opening .msg and .oft files after applying a recent Windows update.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a hang at the "Loading Profile" screen when Outlook is starting up.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when selecting certain search results.

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Save to Cloud" button to be missing from Attachment Tools.

  • By default, retention policy labels display the retention time period in parenthesis. This provides a registry key to allow administrators to specify that only the policy name should be displayed. HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Preferences\HideRetentionPolicyDuration 0 = Default 1 = we will only show the PolicyName for Retention policy text.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when shutting down Outlook.

  • Addresses an issue that caused customers to see an empty room list in some scenarios.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see intermittent crashes when changing views.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to have problems problems with shared calendar folders syncing to the OST, resulting in permission errors when they try to interact with these folders.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when viewing more than 30 calendars in a Citrix environment. Here's the individual KB where this was documented for previous versions

  • Corrects an issue with SMIME algorithm selection.

  • Addresses an issue that caused Policy Tips to fail to display when using an alternate sender.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see room suggestions for meetings that occurred outside of that room's availability hours.

  • Addressed an issue for non-English users where the subject line in a mail would be incredibly small.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when attempting to create a rule from a "Missed Conversation" message.

  • Addresses an issue that caused some users to see duplicate special folders created when adding a secondary Exchange account.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience intermittent crashes when updating presence information.

  • Addresses an issue that caused current folder search to intermittently fail.

  • Addresses an issue that caused some users to encounter authentication errors when trying to retrieve their cloud settings for Outlook.

  • Addresses an issue that caused a hang in the Search Feedback experience.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when processing some AutoDiscover responses.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience intermittent crashes when updating presence information.

PowerPoint

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • This change restores the accessible name for PowerPoint video controls.

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

  • We fixed an issue when copying a slide from one presentation to another might create duplicate masters.

  • Improved a copy-paste scenario: Copying the Shape in powerpoint slide and paste it in other slide in a loop might fail with exception.

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

  • Files with new modern comments will show a yellow warning if opened in unsupported version.

  • Fixed an issue that was causing slower performance between collaboration users.

  • Reliability fix: Fixed an issue where third party add-in might crash PowerPoint.

  • Fixed an issue that can occur when a file being opened incrementally contains a slide with more than one embedded media stream.

  • We fixed an issue with Shape.Paste method: when user copies and paste the shape using Shape.Paste method it changes the selection to the pasted shape.

  • We fixed an issue where security warning message bar may not appear for untrusted add-ins on first launch of PowerPoint.

  • Fixed an issue where some add-ins would throw unexpected errors around shapes in charts.

  • Prevents PowerPoint users from running into error when trying to Present Online.

Project

  • Fixed an issue to enable users on Windows 7 to be able to open projects from Project Web App and SharePoint sites.

  • Identified an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project.

  • Level All command doesn't properly resolve a resource overallocation.

  • An assignment with zero work on a task, the task may be unable to be marked complete and will always show up at 99%.

  • Fixed an issue where actual work may be different between the timesheet and project plan due to resource calendars not being updated when the base calendar changes.

Skype

  • Fixed title name for the tabbed conversation while more than one conversation is going on.

Visio

  • Export as SVG from Visio was failing for a variety of shapes.

Word

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

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

  • We fixed an issue in Fit Text in Table.

  • We fixed an issue in track changes that sometimes go into infinite loop.

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, saving an existing file always causes the Save As dialog and the file never actually saves.

  • We fixed an issue when merging 2 documents into one document.

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

  • Fixes various issues where the app may hang on shutdown. Also fixes certain add-in related crashes.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue of incorrectly identifying the new era name “Reiwa” in Hiragana and Kanji as a misspelled or ungrammatical expression.

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to get this message "Sorry, something is preventing us from sharing this" when trying to share files stored on SharePoint 2016.

  • Fixed issue that could cause data loss in sessions that involved both coauthoring and offline editing in PowerPoint.

  • This is a fix for a crash that users could hit on opening a file.

  • In some instances, a sync-engine backed sharepoint file could show 'Saved' but not have actually saved any changes, resulting in data loss.

  • Resolved an issue where users may be unable to save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. This issue affects users that create a new file and bring up the "Save as Dialog" option after clicking on the Save icon or pressing Ctrl + S.

  • Fixes a crash in Word by moving away from a deprecated API.

  • Fixing an issue where half-width katakana characters were not rotating properly when in vertical text boxes in PowerPoint.

  • Fixed a perf issue on Win7 where the insert shapes gallery from the ribbon in all apps took approximately 4 seconds to appear.

  • Fixed a bug where accessibility information was not being displayed in the Info Place slab of the backstage.

  • Improves reliability of the Office update process concerning registry integrity.

  • We have updated the channel names for the January and July 2019 forks to the new channel names.

  • Corrects an issue where updates may have been unexpectedly blocked on metered networks.

  • Fix to bug in ODT and GPO Update Deadline setting where relative deadline only works the first time it is set, the fix enables the relative deadline for subsequent updates.

  • In certain circumstances, Office shortcuts may disappear following an update. This update improves reliability when publishing of Office shortcuts.

  • Resolves an issue where Office updates may have unexpectedly downloaded files from the Office CDN instead of the intended source, such as a local or network share, or Configuration Manager-provided location.

  • Resolves an issue where an update would not apply in certain cases where the user is not an administrator and the System account did not have network connectivity.

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

  • Improved reliability when downloading Office updates by resuming downloads which may have been previously interrupted.

  • Address issues related to Textbox/Shape Autofit property in third-party plug-ins.

  • This change addresses correctly rendering images after opening a corrupted file.

  • This change addresses slow rendering of some scatter charts with markers.

  • We fixed an issue where large tree views could result in a crash

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

  • To protect Office customers' security, Microsoft Office updates are now signed using the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively.

  • To protect Office customers' security, Microsoft Office updates are now signed using the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively.

Version 1902: July 14

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20624)

Security updates listed here

Version 1908: June 09

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20838)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

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

  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.

  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy "Shared Workbook" mode.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.

Office Suite

  • We have updated the channel names for the January and July 2019 forks to the new channel names.

Version 1902: June 09

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20602)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • We have updated the channel names for the January and July 2019 forks to the new channel names.

  • We removed obsolete references from the baseline files that were breaking the C2R Build.

Version 1908: May 12

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20776)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • When copying data filtered by color to a column with a different width, the values would not be pasted.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when opening msg and .oft files after applying a recent Windows update.

Word

  • We fixed an issue when merging 2 documents into one document.

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

Version 1902: May 12

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20586)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when opening .msg and .oft files after applying a recent Windows update.

  • By default, retention policy labels display the retention time period in parenthesis. This provides a registry key to allow administrators to specify that only the policy name should be displayed. HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Preferences\HideRetentionPolicyDuration. 0 = Default. 1 = we will only show the PolicyName for Retention policy text.

Version 1908: May 04

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20752)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when selecting certain search results.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the "Save to Cloud" button to be missing from Attachment Tools.

  • By default, retention policy labels display the retention time period in parenthesis. This provides a registry key to allow administrators to specify that only the policy name should be displayed. HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Preferences\HideRetentionPolicyDuration. 0 = Default 1 = we will only show the PolicyName for Retention policy text.

Office Suite

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

Version 1902: May 04

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20572)

Resolved issues

Office Suite

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

Version 1908: April 26

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20736)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when using a VBA macro to clear the contents of a range.

  • Fixed an issue with VBA in which writing values to a range would be slower than expected.

  • Addressed an issue where the "Value Crosses At" property on chart axis unexpectedly changes when saving and re-opening a file.

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

OneNote

  • Localizes the notification that allows the user to learn more about temporary measures being enacted in the OneNote user experience to improve sync and service stability.

Version 1908: April 14

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20708)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue which led to slow performance when deleting columns that contain merged cells.

  • Fixed a problem with scaling of text in form controls when displayed in Print Preview.

Skype

  • Fixed title name for the tabbed conversation while more than one conversation is going on.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when shutting down Outlook.

  • Addressed an issue that caused customers to see an empty room list in some scenarios.

PowerPoint

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

Word

  • Fixed an issue in Fit Text in Table.

Version 1902: April 14

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20564)

Security updates listed here

Version 1908: March 10

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20648)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where some users may have experienced multiple pop-up windows when external links were present in the workbook.

  • Text to Column functionality may fail for some locales.

  • Users may encounter an error when accessing a hidden named range.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with Shape.Paste method: when user copies and paste the shape using Shape.Paste method it changes the selection to the pasted shape.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, saving an existing file always causes the Save As dialog and the file never actually saves.

Office Suite

  • This change addresses slow rendering of some scatter charts with markers.

Version 1902: March 10

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20554)

Security updates listed here

Version 1908: February 11

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20606)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This update fixes an issue that caused an error to occur whenever VBA was used to add an image to the header/footer of a chart.

  • Fixed an issue where the border of a Group Box control wasn't visible in print preview or when printed.

  • Users may encounter an error when saving changes while using some non-English character sets.

  • Fixed an issue where the file size of images in chart headers increased when the workbook containing the chart was saved.

  • Fixed an issue that causes corruption of DBCS characters in cross referenced books by keeping the selection ranges in sync with the cross referenced book.

  • Resolved an issue that could cause check box controls to shrink when using autofit to adjust row height.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when specifying an invalid From address.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience sync failures when processing conflict messages.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a hang at the Loading Profile screen when Outlook is starting up.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see intermittent crashes when changing views.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when viewing more than 30 calendars in a Citrix environment. Here is the individual KB where this was documented for previous versions.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to have problems problems with shared calendar folders syncing to the OST, resulting in permission errors when they try to interact with these folders.

PowerPoint

  • Improved a copy-paste scenario Copying the Shape in powerpoint slide and paste it in other slide in a loop might fail with exception.

  • Fixed an issue that was causing slower performance between collaboration users.

  • Fixed an issue that can occur when a file being opened incrementally contains a slide with more than one embedded media stream.

  • We fixed an issue where security warning message bar may not appear for untrusted add-ins on first launch of PowerPoint.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where actual work may be different between the timesheet and project plan due to resource calendars not being updated when the base calendar changes.

Word

  • Fixed a crash in Word by moving away from a deprecated API.

Office Suite

  • This change addresses correctly rendering images after opening a corrupted file.

Version 1902: February 11

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20526)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to encounter encryption algorithm is not supported errors when sending an encrypted email.

Word

  • Fixed a crash in Word by moving away from a deprecated API.

Version 1808: February 11

Version 1808 (Build 10730.20438)

Security updates listed here

Version 1908: January 14

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20562)

Security updates listed here

Feature updates

Access

  • Keep tabs on your database objects: Clearly see the active tab, easily drag tabs to rearrange them, and close database objects with just one click.

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Zoom with more room: Make the Zoom box bigger, change the font, and Zoom remembers it all. Learn more

Excel

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your presentations accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility – we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

  • Watch your worksheet come alive: Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and T-Rex rampage through the workbook. Learn more

  • Discover more about your data: The new Ideas button looks for patterns in your data, and uses them to create intelligent, personalized suggestions. Learn more

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

  • Join tables on similar columns: Get & Transform (Power Query) now features approximate text matching logic (also called fuzzy matching) when comparing columns for merging tables. Learn more

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

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

Outlook

  • We’ve updated the Outlook user experience for you: A simplified experience, previously available for preview with Coming Soon, designed to help you focus on what matters most. Learn more

  • A simplified ribbon that's customizable, too: Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands. Learn more

  • Keep working while moving messages: Outlook now moves messages in the background, so you can keep working while moving lots of messages between folders.

  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings: Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to end 5-10 minutes early by default.

  • Pick your favorite action: Don't use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.

  • They'll see what you meme: When text or static images just won't do, use an animated GIF to make your point. Learn more

  • A quicker way to add accounts: Thanks to account setup improvements, it's easier than ever to add Outlook.com and Gmail accounts that use 2-factor authentication to Outlook. Learn more

  • Say goodbye to sync limits: Outlook improvements mean the folder limit is gone so go ahead and synchronize your shared mailboxes.

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Better shapeshifting: Name your shapes for more control over how they morph. Learn more

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your presentations accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility – we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Online videos have a new home: Save a video to Microsoft Stream so anyone in your organization can see it. Insert the video link and enjoy a multimedia presentation at a fraction of the file size. Learn more

  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

  • Ask your audience with a quiz or survey: Put a quiz or survey on a slide. Office collects and stores the responses for you. Learn more

  • Inserting an online video is easier than ever: Want to put a video from Vimeo or YouTube on your slide? The video page link is all you need. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

Project

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

Visio

  • Export process diagrams to Word: Automatically add diagram content, such as shapes and metadata, to a Word document. Then customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals. Learn more

  • Double-take on data flowcharts: Gorgeous new layouts for Data Visualizer flowcharts are clean, crisp, and easy to understand. Click the Design tab for options.

  • Azure stencils built right in: Design a cloud app or plan an architecture using dozens of Azure stencils. Learn more

  • Say goodbye to broken Excel links: Can't find the Excel workbook linked to your Data Visualizer diagram? Relink it, and you're back in business. Learn more

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

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

Word

  • Learning Tools mode has additional support for more page colors: Learning Tools in Word adds support for more page theme colors, which allows the changing of the background color of the page. Many people have challenges reading with an all-white or all-black background, so we’ve expanded the choice of colors in Word on PC and Mac.

  • Editing comes naturally with Ink Editor: With a single stroke, split or join words, add a new line, or insert words using your pen. Learn more

  • Take your doc from static to stunning: Transform your document into an interactive, easy-to-share web page that looks great on any device. Learn more

  • Increase the reach of your content: Need to make your documents accessible? Let the accessibility checker keep an eye on it for you, without getting in the way. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility – we’ll tell you when we find something you need to look at in the status bar.

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Home page to find the file you're looking for.

  • Switch seamlessly: The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier. Learn more

  • Improve comprehension with Line Focus: Move through a document line by line without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time. Learn more

  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

  • Get Their Attention with @Mentions: Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input. Learn more

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked. Learn more

Office Suite

  • Find that file fast: Looking for a file you worked on recently? Just type in the Search box on the File > Open tab to find the file you're looking for.

  • Save your changes as they happen: Upload your file to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

  • Privacy controls: New, updated, and improved controls for diagnostic data and connected experiences. Learn more

  • Office icons have a new look: The Office icons have been redesigned to reflect simple, powerful, and intelligent Office experiences.

  • Installation of Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams is installed by default for existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus. Learn more


Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes an issue where aggregate like Sum may truncate the result to an integer value.

  • This update fixes an issue where a Union query that includes references to remote tables (e.g. SQL Server tables) may cause Access to close and restart.

  • This update fixes an issue in Microsoft Access that may cause the error "Query is Corrupt" when an Update Query is run, or an UPDATE statement is used in SQL.

Excel

  • Dutch keytip for document title has been changed to Alt-G.

  • Fixed an issue in Excel where macros assigned to shapes or form controls may show incorrect error message, or may work on incorrect target ranges.

  • Resolved an issue with Find and Replace that change where the focus was in the dialog after finding the first item.

  • This fixes an issue where changing the way a PivotTable is sorted and refreshing it while in a coauthoring session with other users could trigger a crash.

  • We fixed a problem when the filter for an OLAP PivotTable was set to a value that had been removed from the cube.

  • Fix to correct colors used in previews when inserting charts using chart templates.

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

  • Resolved an issue that caused Waterfall and Funnel charts to get out of sync with tables when cells were inserted or deleted.

  • Fixed a merge conflict issue in Excel that would result in users being prompted to reopen workbook to pick up the changes.

  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.

  • Resolved an issue that caused a macro run-time error activating minimized windows.

  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.

  • Resolved an issue that caused cut and paste operations next to a table to fail when co-authoring with others.

  • Resolved an issue that caused co-authoring interruptions when changing custom properties with running macros.

  • There was a problem in which you would be unable to select items from combo box of a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) form that was opened by an add-in.

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused a crash when searching for recent files while no workbook is open.

  • Performance issue with Asynchronous User-Defined Functions that was causing them to be run Synchronously.

  • Significant improvements to the performance of deleting columns with merged cells.

  • Resolved an issue where selecting a cell after scrolling could result in the wrong cell being selected.

  • Resolved an issue where the Lookup function may return an error.

  • Resolved an issue where workbooks created in earlier versions of Office could cause Excel to hang when opened in current versions of Office.

  • Issue with slow performance on clicking on the Font Color button when a file has extensive conditional formatting.

  • We fixed an issue where the print area in print preview was not correct.

  • Excel may have issues when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share.

  • We have significantly improved the performance of filtering by color.

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Hyperlinks from being pasted in some protected sheets.

  • Enabled more than 16 add-ins to show when browsing in the add-in manager.

  • This change circumvents a problem with certain Intel graphics drivers by leveraging software rendering.

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • This update fixes an error where Office documents may fail to upload to OneDrive for Business with the message "Upload Failed".

  • Fix issue in Excel Ideas feature, error when loading the add-in by clicking the Ideas button in Win32 client.

Outlook

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • Fixed an issue where users having their mailbox upgraded from basic to modern authentication were ending up with the wrong account associated with their Outlook profile.

  • Addressed an issue that caused web add ins to access Digital Rights Managed messages when they should not.

  • Addressed an issue that caused the simple-hover URLs to fail to display for some safelinks.

  • This updates the attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.

  • Addressed an issue that caused a subset of POP3 users to see all of their emails formatted at plain text, regardless of settings. This fix will restore the view of the HTML formatted messages.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a permission error when copying items from their primary calendar to a group calendar.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to access location suggestions via a screen reader.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see a noticeable delay when interacting with their mailbox folders through keyboard shortcuts.

  • Addressed an issue that caused a memory leak for very long Outlook sessions.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see a "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" prompt when opening the Rules dialog.

  • Addressed an issue that would cause users to experience a crash in Outlook when interacting with certain safelinks.

  • Addressed an issue that caused ambiguity for managers around whether or not a delegate had already responded to a given meeting request.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when processing some AutoDiscover responses.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an "OK" button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.

  • This change allows administrators to enable a policy to prefer the provided account email in AutoDiscover auth prompts over the UPN. By default, AutoDiscover prefers the account UPN, when available.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see search failing against Modern Groups.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook users to get stuck in the "Needs Password" state in certain scenarios.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see room suggestions for meetings that occurred outside of that room's availability hours.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to encounter "encryption algorithm is not supported" errors when sending an encrypted email.

  • Addressed an issue for non-English users where the subject line in a mail would be incredibly small.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some users to see duplicate special folders created when adding a secondary Exchange account.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when attempting to create a rule from a "Missed Conversation" message.

  • Corrected an issue with SMIME algorithm selection.

  • Addressed an issue that caused Policy Tips to fail to display when using an alternate sender.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience intermittent crashes when updating presence information.

  • Addressed an issue that caused current folder search to intermittently fail.

  • Addressed an issue that caused some users to encounter authentication errors when trying to retrieve their cloud settings for Outlook.

  • Addressed an issue that caused a hang in the Search Feedback experience.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when processing some AutoDiscover responses.

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience intermittent crashes when updating presence information.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where some add-ins would throw unexpected errors around shapes in charts.

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

  • This change restores the accessible name for PowerPoint video controls.

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

  • We fixed an issue when copying a slide from one presentation to another might create duplicate masters.

  • Files with new modern comments will show a yellow warning if opened in unsupported version

  • Reliability fix: Fixed an issue where third party add-in might crash PowerPoint.

  • Fixed an issue where half-width katakana characters were not rotating properly when in vertical text boxes in PowerPoint.

Project

  • Fixed an issue to enable users on Windows 7 to be able to open projects from Project Web App and SharePoint sites.

  • Identified an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project.

  • Level All command doesn't properly resolve a resource overallocation.

  • An assignment with zero work on a task, the task may be unable to be marked complete and will always show up at 99%.

Visio

  • Export as SVG from Visio was failing for a variety of shapes.

Word

  • This change will lead to performance improvements in opening documents using Word.

  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.

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

  • We fixed an issue in track changes that sometimes go into infinite loop.

  • Fixed various issues where the app may hang on shutdown. Also fixes certain add-in related crashes.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue of incorrectly identifying the new era name “Reiwa” in Hiragana and Kanji as a misspelled or ungrammatical expression.

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to get this message "Sorry, something is preventing us from sharing this" when trying to share files stored on SharePoint 2016.

  • Fixed issue that could cause data loss in sessions that involved both coauthoring and offline editing in PowerPoint.

  • This is a fix for a crash that users could hit on opening a file.

  • Prevents PowerPoint users from running into error when trying to Present Online.

  • In some instances, a sync-engine backed sharepoint file could show 'Saved' but not have actually saved any changes, resulting in data loss.

  • Resolved an issue where users may be unable to save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. This issue affects users that create a new file and bring up the "Save as Dialog" option after clicking on the Save icon or pressing Ctrl + S.

  • Fixed a perf issue on Win7 where the insert shapes gallery from the ribbon in all apps took approximately 4 seconds to appear.

  • Fixed a bug where accessibility information was not being displayed in the Info Place slab of the backstage.

  • Improves reliability of the Office update process concerning registry integrity.

  • Resolved an issue where Office updates may have unexpectedly downloaded files from the Office CDN instead of the intended source, such as a local or network share, or Configuration Manager-provided location.

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

  • Resolved an issue where an update would not apply in certain cases where the user is not an administrator and the System account did not have network connectivity.

  • In certain circumstances, Office shortcuts may disappear following an update. This update improves reliability when publishing of Office shortcuts.

  • Corrected an issue where updates may have been unexpectedly blocked on metered networks.

  • Fix to bug in ODT and GPO Update Deadline setting where relative deadline only works the first time it is set, the fix enables the relative deadline for subsequent updates.

  • Improved reliability when downloading Office updates by resuming downloads which may have been previously interrupted.

  • Addressed issues related to Textbox/Shape Autofit property in third-party plug-ins.

  • We fixed an issue where large tree views could result in a crash.

  • To protect Office customers' security, Microsoft Office updates are now signed using the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively.

Version 1902: January 14

Version 1902 (Build 11328.20512)

Security updates listed here

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Resolved an issue with ribbon customization not loading when opening embedded workbook.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to encounter "encryption algorithm is not supporte" errors when sending an encrypted email.

PowerPoint

  • Files with new modern comments will show a yellow warning if opened in unsupported version.

Word

  • This change will lead to performance improvements in opening documents using Word.

Version 1808: January 14

Version 1808 (Build 10730.20432)

Security updates listed here

Note

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