Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office, currently Office 2016. They also receive more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means that subscribers have access to the latest functions, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be difficult to keep track of changes in each update and to know when they are available. We are doing this for you, so you do not have to.

The following are the key updates for Office 365 for Windows since Office 2016 was launched in September 2015: all the updates for 2017 and the most important for 2016 and the end of 2015, with the latest news displayed first. We will add information about the new updates as they are implemented.

Note: This story covers updates released to Office 365 for Windows subscribers. If you are a member of the Microsoft Office Insider preview program or want to have a look at the upcoming features, check the company's "News for Office Insiders" page.

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Version 1906 (build 11727.20244)

Release date: July 9, 2019

This compilation has security updates for Excel, Outlook, Skype for Business and the entire Office package. For more details, see these release notes. In addition, there is a solution to an Outlook error that caused the search of the current folder to fail intermittently.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied relatively soon. In the next few weeks, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems to be fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1906 (compilation 11727.20244).

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Version 1906 (compilation 11727.20230)

Publication date: June 27, 2019

This extremely small compilation has only one change: it solves a problem that causes a subset of POP3 users to do so. see everything. of your emails in plain text format, regardless of your configuration. Users who want to see their messages in HTML format can now do so.

Get more information about the 1906 version (compilation 11727.20230).

version 1906 (compilation 11727.20210)

Release date: June 24, 2019

This compilation offers a variety of new features for several Office applications, primarily Outlook. Outlook gets a simplified tape that controls its frequently complex interface. (The simplified ribbon has been available in a preview for quite some time, but now it is officially released). In addition, you can now synchronize more than 500 folders when synchronizing shared mailboxes. The previous limit was 500. The quick action menu can also be customized.

Now you can insert 3D animated graphics in Excel. In Word, several people can co-authorize documents in the open format, based on XML.docm. And in Skype, you can trim the video in a meeting on a 4K monitor when the "Trim and center my video in meetings" setting is activated.

According to Microsoft, there are also a number of undocumented errors and performance fixes.

Get more information about the 1906 version (build 11727.20210).

version 1905 (compilation 11629.20246)

Release date: June 11, 2019

This compilation addresses two security holes in Word, remote code Execution Vulnerabilities CVE-2019-1034 and CVE- 2019-1035.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few weeks, check for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1905 (build 11629.20246).

Version 1905 (compilation 11629.20214)

date: June 4, 2019

This compilation corrects a minor problem, one in which some add-ons caused unexpected errors to appear around the shapes in the graphics of PowerPoint.

Get more information about the 1905 version (Compilation 11629.20214).

Version 1905 (compilation 11629.20196)

Release date: May 29, 2019

This compilation introduces new secondary functions in various Office applications. In Word, PowerPoint and Excel, if you mention people in the comments of the document, they will automatically receive an email notification that they have been mentioned, so they can consult the comments. In all Office applications, except for Outlook, there is a new account manager available; Displays all Office 365 personal and work accounts in a single location, making it easy to switch between them.

In addition, in PowerPoint, presenters' words are automatically displayed on the screen as titles and can be translated into subtitles in the language of their choice. In Outlook, it is now easier to add Outlook.com and Gmail accounts that use two-factor authentication.

Get more information about Version 1905 (compilation 11629.20196).

Version 1904 (compilation 11601.20204)

Release date: May 14, 2019

This build includes security fixes for a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word, a remote execution vulnerability of code in the Microsoft Office Access connectivity engine and a remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Office Access connectivity engine. See the release notes of Office 365 ProPlus Security Updates for more details.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few weeks, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems to be fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1904 (build 11601.20204).

Version 1904 (compilation 11601.20178)

date: May 8, 2019

This compilation includes "several errors and performance corrections", in Microsoft's words, about which Microsoft has not provided any detail.

Get more information about the 1904 version (build 11601.20178).

Version 1904 (compilation 11601.20144)

Publication date: April 29, 2019

This compilation includes some minor updates. Most notable is the ability to find files by typing in the search box on the File> Start page in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The complete set of Office 365 introduces a new set of icons, and the set also obtains an updated set of privacy controls, covering aspects such as the types of diagnostic data sent to Microsoft. Administrators, not Office users, have control over their configuration. Here is a general description of the new configuration.

Get more information about the 1904 version (build 11601.20144).

Version 1903 (compilation 11425.20244)

Release date: April 23, 2019

This compilation includes "Various errors and performance corrections", in Microsoft's words, about which Microsoft has not provided no detail.

Get more information about Version 1903 (build 11425.20244).

Version 1903 (compilation 11425.20228)

Release date: April 17, 2019

This compilation includes "several errors and performance corrections", in Microsoft's words, about which Microsoft has not provided no detail.

Get more information about the 1903 version (build 11425.20228).

Version 1903 (compilation 11425.20218)

Publication date: April 16, 2019

This compilation includes "several errors and performance corrections", in Microsoft's words, about which Microsoft has not provided no detail.

Get more information about the 1903 version (build 11425.20218).

Version 1903 (compilation 11425.20204)

Publication date: April 9, 2019

This compilation includes security updates for Excel and the entire office suite. The fixed holes include the Microsoft Excel remote code execution vulnerability, the Microsoft Graphics Components remote code execution vulnerability, and the remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Office Access connectivity engine. For more information, see the release notes of the security update.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. In the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems to be fine, apply the update.

Get more information about the 1903 version (compilation 11425.20202).

Version 1903 (compilation 11425.20202)

date: April 1, 2019

This compilation includes minor updates for Excel, PowerPoint and Word. All three now have an accessibility checker that examines the documents to see how accessible they are, and offers suggestions if they are not. Go to Review> Verify accessibility to test it. In addition, PowerPoint gives you more control over how your Morph function works.

Get more information about the 1903 version (compilation 11425.20202).

version 1902 (compilation 11328.20158)

Release date: March 12, 2019

This compilation includes very minor bug fixes and performance, so Microsoft has not detailed what they are.

Get more information about the 1902 version (build 11328.20158).

version 1902 (compilation 11328.20146) [19659011] Release date: March 4, 2019

This release adds a variety of features to various Office applications. It is now easier in PowerPoint to insert YouTube and Vimeo videos. You can also draw mathematical expressions by hand in PowerPoint and convert them into standard characters.

Outlook allows you to schedule meetings to end five to ten minutes earlier by default, so that people can easily attend consecutive meetings. Outlook can now also read the email out loud. Excel allows you to use @mentions in the comments so that your colleagues know when you are looking for their opinion. And a new Ideas button in Excel allows you to search patterns in your data and use them to create personalized suggestions on how to use the data.

Access now clearly allows you to see the active tab, drag the tabs easily to reorganize them and close the objects in the database with a click.

Get more information about the 1902 version (build 11328.20146).

version 1901 (compilation 11231.20130)

Publication date: January 31, 2019

This small construction includes small changes to Excel, Outlook, Visio and the entire Office suite. A response box has been added to Excel, which facilitates comments during the collaboration. Outlook now allows you to use animated GIFs in your emails. Visio obtains a series of Azure templates so you can design an application in the cloud or plan an architecture in the cloud. And the complete Office suite now allows Office add-ins to insert graphics in SVG format.

Get more information about version 1901 (compilation 11231.20130).

version 1812 (compilation 11126.20266)

Publication date: January 14, 2019

This minor version addresses performance issues.

Get more information about Version 1812 (build 11126.20266).

Version 1812 (compilation 11126.20196)

Publication date: January 8, 2019

This compilation includes both security corrections and a correction of minor errors. The error was a problem in the Project where you could not uncheck the Bar styles Critical, Late and Slack for the Gantt chart after checking one of them.

Security patches include closing an information disclosure vulnerability in Outlook, correcting a remote execution vulnerability and information disclosure vulnerability in Word, and closing a remote code execution vulnerability for the entire set of Office applications.

Information that IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied. soon. In the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems to be fine, apply the update.

Learn more about non-security changes in Version 1812 (build 11126.20196) and security fixes in version 1812 (build 11126.20196

Version 1812 (build 11126.20188)

Release date: January 3, 2019

This compilation offers minor improvements in several Office applications In Word, you can now use a function called line focus that allows you to move through a document with one, three or five lines at the same time A new feature also allows you to create a web page from a Word document by going to File> Transform> Transform to web page.

PowerPoint now allows you to convert your ink to standard forms and text, and then get smart PowerPoint slide designer design ideas Outlook has new options for encrypting messages and Word, Excel and PowerPoint now allow you to monitor of accessibility problems in your documents without having to keep the accessibility checker open all the time.

Get more information about version 1812 (version 11126.20188).

version 1811 (Compilation 11029.20108)

Publication date: December 11, 2018

This compilation focuses only on security updates, including the correction of two remote code execution vulnerabilities. Microsoft Excel, two Microsoft Excel information disclosure vulnerabilities, one remote Microsoft Outlook vulnerability Vulnerability Execution, and one remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about version 1811 (version 11029.20108).

Version 1811 (version 11029.20079)

date: November 27, 2018

This compilation adds several minor features to Outlook, including the ability to sort mail by brand status when using the Tray focused input and better integrate the Inbox focused with the search. PowerPoint now allows you to add slide numbers to printed documents. And for the entire Office suite, the Share, Copy Path to Clipboard, and Open File Location buttons are now more visible and more accessible.

Get more information about version 1811 (compilation 11029.20079).

Version 1810 (compilation 11001.20074)

Release date: October 29, 2018

This version introduces new features throughout the office. In Excel, you can now use a response box to add and respond to comments in cells. You can also edit text and formulas more easily using Ctrl-A to select text in a cell or the formula bar. In Outlook, it's now easier to book a room through the calendar and set your calendar to automatically reject event reminders once they're finished.

PowerPoint gets new review tools. In addition, PowerPoint now takes rough text, drawn by hand and shapes it into finished diagrams. In Word, you can insert animated 3D graphics into your documents.

In Access, Publisher, Project, and Visio, the ribbon icons have taken on a new look. And in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, you can change the opacity of an image to, for example, allow text or information behind an image to be visible.

Get more information about version 1810 (compilation 11001.20074).

version 1809 (Compilation 10827.20181)

Release date: October 16, 2018

This unsecured compilation corrects a variety of performance problems throughout the Office suite.

Get more information about version 1809 (compilation 10827.20181).

Version 1809 (compilation 10827.20150)

Publication date: October 9, 2018

This compilation focuses only on security updates, including the correction of a remote code execution vulnerability Microsoft Excel, a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint, a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word, a remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft graphical components for the entire suite, and Microsoft Office Defense in depth updates for Outlook and Word.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1809 (compilation 10827.20150).

Version 1809 (compilation 10827.20138)

Date: September 27, 2018

This update offers new features for Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, which are summarized below.

Excel

  • A new panel of ideas, which Microsoft says works with AI, analyzes their data and displays images about them, and offers suggestions on what to do with them.
  • Get & Transform has been modified by improving its connectors and the column of the Example function.
  • Ribbon icons have a new look.
  • The calculations of VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and MATCH have been accelerated.

Word

  • You can now use @mentions in comments to let collaborators know that you want their information.
  • Equation Editor The converter allows you to convert equations created using the Microsoft equation editor for Office Math ML so they can be edited.
  • Ribbon icons have a new look.

PowerPoint

  • You can now insert animated 3D graphics into the slides.
  • PowerPoint now has proofing tools that offer writing and grammar suggestions. 19659132] Ribbon icons have a new look.

Outlook

  • Secure links protect it from malicious URLs it receives, but hide the original URL. Now you can place the mouse over a URL to see the original URL, even in links protected by Safe Links.
  • After doing a search, Outlook provides a suggested search query with spelling corrections.
  • A tool Coming soon allows testing new features before its release.
  • Ribbon icons have a new look.

Get more information about Version 1809 (compilation 10827.20138).

Version 1808 (compilation 10730.20102)

Publication date: September 11, 2018

This security update addresses four security issues: a remote code execution vulnerability and a security vulnerability information in Excel, a remote code execution vulnerability in PDF and a remote code execution vulnerability in Win32k Graphics in the entire office suite.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1808 (build 10730.20102).

Version 1808 (compilation 10730.20088)

date: September 5, 2018

This non-security update adds a variety of new features and minor fixes for several Office applications. In Outlook, you can prevent people from forwarding your invitation to the meeting. Visio gets 26 new templates and allows you to add diagram content, including forms and metadata, to a Word document, and then customize it to create process guidelines and operation manuals. The update also fixes an issue in Excel in which the dotted line that marks the range of cells selected for copying does not disappear and remains in the clipboard even after a user's subsequent operation such as pasting.

Get more information about Version 1808 (compilation 10730.20088).

Version 1807 (compilation 10325.20118)

Release date: August 14, 2018

This security update addresses vulnerabilities in Access, Excel, Outlook, and the entire Office suite. In Access there is a solution for a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2018-8312), in Outlook there is an update for Microsoft Office Defense in depth (ADV180021), and in the Office suite, there is a solution for a disclosure vulnerability of information (CVE). -2018-8378). Excel obtains three security solutions: two remote code execution vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-8375 and CVE-2018-8379), and one information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2018-8382).

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1807 (compilation 10325.20118).

Version 1806 (compilation 10228.20104)

Date: July 10, 2018

This security update addresses three vulnerabilities: a use of remote Microsoft Access code execution after the free vulnerability in Access, a Microsoft Office manipulation vulnerability in Outlook and a remote Microsoft Office code execution vulnerability for a full set of Office.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1806 (compilation 10228.20104).

Version 1806 (compilation 10228.20080)

date: June 25, 2018

This non-security update gives Office a variety of new features. In Excel, you can use Ctrl-A to select text in a cell or in the formula bar. There is also improved support for emojis and other complex characters. In PowerPoint, you can title your slides with a pen, and Project keeps an up-to-date list of where you saved other projects. The way you create recurring appointments in Outlook has been modified: "End by" instead of "No end date" is now the default setting. Visio gets more templates and more icons. And the support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) has been added to Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Get more information about version 1806 (compilation 10228.20080).

version 1805 (compilation 9330.2118)

Release date: June 12, 2018

This version has several security updates and two non-security fixes. Two security holes are repaired in Excel: a Microsoft Excel information disclosure vulnerability and a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Excel. A security hole is fixed in Outlook: a Microsoft Outlook privilege escalation vulnerability

Additionally, a non-security issue has been fixed in Outlook in which an application calling the MAPI API could cause a crash. In Project, a non-security problem has been solved in which users can not save their bproject when working with them through the context of a master project.

What IT should know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1805 (build 9330.2118).

Version 1805 (compilation 9330.2087)

date: May 24, 2018

This extremely minor security update does not solve a single problem, in which Outlook crashes when using the iCloud plug-in.

Get more information about Version 1805 (build 9330.2087).

Version 1805 (compilation 9330.2078)

Release date: May 23, 2018

This update introduces a series of new secondary functions in Office. Now you can chat with coauthors when you collaborate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Voice input for a variety of purposes has been added to Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. Word now allows you to use the pen entry to split or join words, add a new line, or insert words. Access gets 11 new graphs to visualize data. In Visio, the Organization Chart, Brainstorm and SDL templates have new start diagrams. In Outlook, you can share your calendars more easily. In addition, calendars shared from Outlook Desktop are now also available in Outlook Mobile.

Get more information about version 1805 (compilation 9330.2078).

version 1804 (compilation 9226.2156)

] Publication date: May 14, 2018

This extremely small update, not related to security, solves a single problem in which, When you open an application, you can see a message about starting in safe mode and then the application fails. to open.

Get more information about version 1804 (build 9226.2156).

version 1804 (compilation 9226.2126)

Release date: May 8, 2018 [19659012] This security update resolves problems in Excel, Outlook and the complete set of Office. Fixes several vulnerabilities in remote Microsoft Excel code execution and a Microsoft Excel information disclosure vulnerability. In Outlook, a security feature skip vulnerability is patched. And in the general set of Office, two Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities are corrected.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. During the next few days, look for reports on problematic problems and, if everything seems fine, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1804 (build 9226.2126).

Version 1804 (compilation 9226.2114)

date: April 25, 2018

This update includes a variety of minor feature enhancements. Outlook can now read your email to you. You can also set reminders in Outlook to appear in the windows you are working on. There is also a new option to encrypt messages.

PowerPoint can now convert scribbled notes and drawings into legible text and sharp shapes. En Proyecto, ahora puede cambiar de una vista de velocidad a otra y mover rápidamente las tareas entre las carreras de velocidad. Y en Word, el panel Editor ahora muestra una visión general de los problemas de revisión encontrados en un documento, para que pueda concentrarse en solucionar los que sean más relevantes para usted.

Obtenga más información acerca de la Versión 1804 (compilación 9226.2114). [19659020] Versión 1803 (compilación 9126.2152)

Fecha de publicación: 11 de abril de 2018

Esta actualización soluciona una variedad de problemas de seguridad y soluciona varios problemas pequeños. Corrige una vulnerabilidad de ejecución remota de código en Microsoft Excel, así como dos vulnerabilidades de ejecución remota de código en Microsoft Office y una vulnerabilidad de divulgación de información en Microsoft Office. PowerPoint obtiene varias correcciones que no son de seguridad, incluida una en la que varios usuarios que fueron coautores de la misma presentación causaron una duplicación incorrecta de maestros de diapositivas. Word recibió una solución para un problema en el que aparecían mensajes de memoria insuficientes.

Lo que TI necesita saber: Debido a que esta es una actualización de seguridad, debe aplicarse pronto. Durante los próximos días, busque informes sobre problemas problemáticos y, si todo parece estar bien, aplique la actualización.

Obtenga más información sobre la Versión 1803 (compilación 9126.2152).

Versión 1803 (compilación 9126.2116)

fecha: 27 de marzo de 2018

Esta actualización no relacionada con la seguridad corrige una serie de pequeños problemas y agrega varias características menores. Microsoft Translator ahora está disponible directamente desde Excel y PowerPoint. Word, PowerPoint y Visio obtienen soporte mejorado para pantallas de alta definición. Se han solucionado varios problemas en Excel, incluido uno en el que la Impresión rápida de un libro de Excel adjunto a un correo electrónico de Outlook a veces no se imprimía, y otro en el que el uso de las funciones del cubo hacía que Excel fallara. Y Outlook ahora emitirá una advertencia de copia oculta (Bcc) si elige Responder a un mensaje en el que recibió Bcc.

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Versión 1802 (compilación 9029.2253)

Fecha de lanzamiento: 13 de marzo de 2018

Esta actualización de seguridad corrige vulnerabilidades en Access, Excel y Word. Una vulnerabilidad de ejecución remota de código de Microsoft Access se cerró en Access, una omisión de la característica de seguridad de Microsoft Office Excel se cerró en Excel y una vulnerabilidad de divulgación de información de Microsoft Office se cerró en Word.

Lo que TI debe saber: Debido a que esta es una actualización de seguridad, debe aplicarse pronto. En los próximos días, busque informes sobre problemas problemáticos y, si todo parece estar bien, aplique la actualización.

Obtenga más información sobre la Versión 1802 (compilación 9029.2253).

Versión 1802 (compilación 9029.2167)

Fecha de lanzamiento: 26 de febrero de 2018

Esta actualización menor de seguridad corrige algunos errores menores y agrega varias características menores. Entre las nuevas características hay una en Outlook en la que ahora puede ver las respuestas de otras personas a las convocatorias de reunión, incluso si no es el organizador de la reunión. Además, Visio tiene una nueva plantilla de diagrama de modelo de base de datos que le permitirá modelar con precisión su base de datos como un diagrama de Visio. Entre los problemas resueltos se encuentra uno en el que Skype Empresarial se cuelga al usar la opción "llamar al centro de conferencias" para invitar a los usuarios de la lista.

Obtenga más información sobre la versión 1802 (compilación 9029.2167).

Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2171)

Fecha de publicación: 13 de febrero de 2018

Esta actualización de seguridad corrige vulnerabilidades en Excel, Outlook y todo el conjunto de Office. En Excel, se dirige a una vulnerabilidad de ejecución remota de código, y en Outlook corrige una vulnerabilidad de elevación de privilegios y una vulnerabilidad de corrupción de memoria. Para toda la suite de Office, corrige una vulnerabilidad de corrupción de memoria y una vulnerabilidad de divulgación de información.

Lo que TI debe saber: Debido a que esta es una actualización de seguridad, debe aplicarse pronto. Durante los próximos días, busque informes sobre problemas problemáticos y, si todo parece estar bien, aplique la actualización.

Obtenga más información sobre la Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2171).

Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2144)

fecha: 7 de febrero de 2018

Esta actualización extremadamente pequeña y no de seguridad soluciona solo un error muy pequeño en Excel: un problema en el que si su idioma de edición es japonés, chino o coreano, Excel puede congelarse cuando intente elegir una nueva fuente en la pestaña Inicio o cuando edite.

Obtenga más información acerca de la Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2144).

Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2138)

Fecha de lanzamiento: 1 de febrero 2018

Esta actualización menor, sin seguridad, corrige pequeños errores en Project y Skype for Business. Entre los errores solucionados en el Proyecto se encuentra uno en el que la "Forma del punto de progreso" se dibuja en una ubicación inesperada, y otro en el que el Trabajo real aún se muestra en las tablas de informes después de haber sido eliminado en una sesión de Guardar para compartir.

Entre los errores solucionados en Skype Empresarial son uno en el que los botones "Más opciones" e "Invitar a más personas" están ocultos cuando una reunión está en modo de pantalla completa, y otro en el que la ventana de llamada de audio P2P o la ventana de llamada de conferencia se vuelve transparente cuando intenta unirse.

Obtenga más información acerca de la Versión 1801 (compilación 9001.2138).

Versión 1712 (compilación 8827.2179)

Fecha de lanzamiento: 30 de enero de 2018

actualización corrige dos pequeños errores. En Excel, se solucionó un problema en el que faltaban barras de desplazamiento cuando se abría un libro con Excel minimizado. In Outlook, an issue was fixed in which search failed with “No matches found” when search was set to All Mailboxes.

Get more information about Version 1712 (Build 8827.2179).

Version 1712 (Build 8827.2148)

Release date: January 17, 2018

This non-security update adds a variety of minor features throughout the Office suite. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, and Word can now transform SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so their color, size, and texture can be changed. An issue was fixed in Excel in which workbook references failed when opening multiple workbooks by double-clicking on the file names in File Explorer. In PowerPoint, you can add animations to 3D models. Skype for Business gets a number of minor additions, including a new call transfer button in the toast user interface for incoming PSTN calls.

Get more information about Version 1712 (Build 8827.2148).

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175)

Release date: January 9, 2018

This security update fixes 14 security holes in Outlook, Excel, Word and the entire Office suite. It fixes a number of separate remote code execution vulnerabilities in each of those applications and the entire suite, in which an attacker can run arbitrary code or take control of the entire system if the current user is logged on with administrative user rights. It also fixes several memory corruption vulnerabilities in Word, which would allow an attacker to take control of the entire system if the current user is logged on with administrative user rights.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. Over the next few days, check for reports about problematic issues, and if all seems well, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175).

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165)

Release date: January 2, 2018

This very minor update fixes two bugs. It resolves a PowerPoint issue in which removing document properties and personal information prevents saving to SharePoint. And it fixes a Project issue in which VBA code gets lost from projects.

Get more information about Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165).

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2127)

Release date: December 12, 2017

This security update fixes one vulnerability in Outlook and one in PowerPoint. It fixes the Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Outlook, in which an attacker could potentially extract plain-text content from DRM-protected draft emails because Outlook failed to enforce copy/paste permissions on them. It also fixes a Microsoft PowerPoint Information Disclosure Vulnerability that would allow an attacker to craft a special document file, convince a user to open it, and then compromise the user’s computer and its data.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. Over the next few days, check for reports about problematic issues, and if all seems well, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1711 (Build 8730.2127).

Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122)

Release date: December 6, 2017

This non-security update adds two very minor features and has a variety of bug fixes. In PowerPoint, when you export a presentation to video, you can now save it in Ultra HD (4K) resolution. In Word, you can have the status bar display a document’s word count as you type. Enable the option from the Customize Status Bar menu.

Project has six bug fixes, including one where the application hangs when using the Task Path feature, and another in which you can't drag tasks in the Timeline and Team Planner view. Skype for Business has nine bug fixes, including for one in which LinkedIn data does not appear in the Skype for Business Contact Card, and another in which in Conversation History, the caller is shown instead of the called person. This would happen when the called person's work number is modified using Active Directory.

Get more information about Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122).

Version 1710 (Build 8625.2139)

Release date: November 22, 2017

This extremely minor update has only two bug fixes. It fixes an issue in which users incorrectly see a "catastrophic failure" error message when opening an Office 2007 or older workbook (.xls or .xla) with macros. And it also fixes a bug in which Office crashes when users try to activate Office using the Activate Office dialog box.

Get more information about Version 1710 (Build 8625.2139).

Version 1710 (Build 8625.2132)

Release date: November 20, 2017

This update focuses on minor bug fixes, including one in which Excel crashes when a user tries to insert an object in an existing workbook and clicks Browse, and another in Excel in which the dialog box to enter the password to unlock a protected range isn’t visible. The entire Office suite also received minor bug fixes for several issues, including one with zooming and scaling in Office Add-ins under dynamic DPI environment.

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Version 1710 (Build 8625.2127)

Release date: November 14, 2017

This update focuses primarily on security. Included are three fixes to Excel security holes, including two memory corruption vulnerabilities and one security feature bypass vulnerability. In addition, Word and the entire Office suite received security fixes. Also included is a fix to a bug in Excel in which users couldn’t close a workbook in protected view when the file name contained square brackets.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it should be applied soon. Over the next few days, check for reports about problematic issues, and if all seems well, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1710 (Build 8625.2127).

Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121)

Release date: November 2, 2017

This non-security feature update adds a few minor capabilities and fixes several issues. Word, PowerPoint and Excel all get a new pencil-like digital pen texture. You can also now use Microsoft Translator from directly in Word and translate words, phrases or the entire document. Project gets a variety of bug fixes, including one in which graphical indicators weren’t displaying correctly.

Get more information about Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121).

Version 1709 (Build 8528.2139)

Release date: October 16, 2017

This non-security feature update adds a few minor capabilities and fixes a number of bugs. Word gets a SharePoint property panel that lets you display and edit SharePoint document library column values from within a document via a new button on the View tab. In PowerPoint, you can now run a slideshow using a digital pen on a touchscreen device — a feature that requires the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Among the bugs fixed is one in which Project can crash when going to reports that contain several images.

Get more information about Version 1709 (Build 8528.2139).

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2107)

Release date: October 10, 2017

This security update plugs holes in Outlook, Word and the entire Office suite. Outlook gets two fixes, one for a security feature bypass vulnerability and another for an information disclosure vulnerability. Word gets one security fix, for a memory corruption vulnerability, and the entire suite gets one for a remote code execution vulnerability.

What IT needs to know: Because of the security fixes in this update, it should be applied soon. Over the next few days, check for reports about problematic issues, and if all seems well, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1708 (Build 8431.2107).

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2094)

Release date: October 4, 2017

This non-security, non-feature update fixes a wide variety of bugs – 10 in Excel alone. Among the Excel fixes is one where Excel crashes when opening an .XLL file, and another in which the AutoSave toggle isn't visible. In Outlook, one of the issues fixed is when Outlook crashes when the user is trying to set up a new account and they close the window without completing the account setup. Word, PowerPoint and Access also get a variety of miscellaneous fixes.

And several issues were fixed with the entire Office suite, including one in which Office file properties aren't displayed in File Explorer, and another in which Office add-in buttons disappear from the ribbon when there is a second document open.

Get more information about Version 1708 (Build 8431.2094).

Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079)

Release date: Sept. 18, 2017

This update adds new features and fixes a variety of bugs. You can now add 3D objects to Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint that you can rotate 360 degrees and tilt up and down. Excel, Word and PowerPoint also get new ink effects with metallic pens including rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold and silver. Access has two new connectors to Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce. A number of miscellaneous, minor bugs have been fixed in Project and Skype, including one in Project in which the status field doesn't always calculate correctly for summary tasks, and one in Skype in which unread messages in persistent chat rooms are marked as read when you click IM conversation tabs.

Get more information about Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079).

Version 1707 (Build 8326.2107)

Release date: Sept. 12, 2017

This update focuses primarily on security issues, and includes security patches for Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and the entire Office suite. Among the fixes are two that have to do with memory corruption vulnerabilities in Excel, and two with remote code execution vulnerabilities in PowerPoint. Excel and PowerPoint also get minor, non-security patches.

What IT needs to know: Because of the security fixes in this update, it should be applied soon. Over the next few days, check for reports about problematic issues, and if all seems well, apply the update.

Get more information about Version 1707 (Build 8326.2107).

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