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Office 365 client update channel releases

Get information about all of the channel releases for Office 365 client applications. Check this page regularly for the latest information.

Read more about new features in What's new and improved in Office. Read about the channel releases in Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus and learn about managing updates for users in your organization in the Change management for Office 365 clients model.

For API changes, see the Office Add-ins Changelog and the Microsoft Graph Changelog.

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Current Channel

April 21, 2017
Version 1703 (Build 7967.2139)


Access: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • What’s New dialog: A dialog box that highlights new Access features appears when Access is opened after Access is updated with new features. The dialog box is also available by going to File > Account > What’s New.

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.
  • Get & Transform improvements: Automatic detection of delimiter character when splitting columns using the Query Editor, choose which sample file to use with Combine Binaries, and specify the package collection to connect to when using the DB2 Connector.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Guest access to Office 365 groups: Collaborate with people outside the organization by granting them access to group conversations, files, calendar invitations, and the group notebook. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Attachment widths expand visually to fit the file name and permission information.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • QuickStarter: Automatically builds an outline to help users get started researching a subject of their choosing. More information
  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.
  • Alt text creation: A cloud-based service automatically generates alternative text for pictures in a presentation.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Password reset option: A reset button link appears on the sign in window when a user fails to sign in at least once.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where users are unable to sign in when switching between inside and outside corporate networks.
  • Fix an issue where the chat region does not close when escalating from IM to Audio in Consultative Transfer.
  • Fix an issue where names are truncated in toast notifications when simultaneous ringing of two endpoints is used.
  • Fix an issue where the file name is truncated in file sharing notifications.
  • Add tool tips for Back to Call and transfer buttons.
  • Make the time spent on hold in the consultative transfer window available to screen readers, such as Narrator.
  • Add the ability to choose either IM or calls as the default preference for consultative transfer.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Make diagrams from Excel data: Automatically create a Basic Flowchart or a Cross-Functional Flowchart from Excel data by using new Data Visualizer templates. More information

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Shared file activity: Choose the Activity button in the upper right corner of the file to see when a file shared in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint was shared, edited, renamed, or restored.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Saving a document as a PDF saves the document as a version 1.7 PDF.

Current Channel

April 11, 2017
Version 1702 (Build 7870.2038)


Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

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

Current Channel

March 27, 2017
Version 1702 (Build 7870.2031)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user attempts to apply cell level permissions.
  • Fix an issue where saving a large file to OneDrive for Business causes the file to be locked and the user can't edit the file until the user closes and reopens Excel.
  • Fix an issue where a new window appears grayed out when an .xls workbook is opened.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

March 14, 2017
Version 1702 (Build 7870.2024)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

March 9, 2017
Version 1702 (Build 7870.2020)


Access: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Large Number (bigint) support: Use the Large Number data type in Access tables to calculate large numbers, and to link to or import from external databases that use an equivalent data type, such as bigint in SQL Server. More information

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Get & Transform improvements: Use “Select Related Tables” in the Navigator dialog with the ODCB and OLEDB connectors, combine multiple files directly from the folder Data Preview dialog, and use a new context menu option in the Query Editor window to insert new steps in existing queries.

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Check access to shared files: Outlook tells the user ahead of time if recipients may not be able to access an attached OneDrive or SharePoint file, and suggests how to fix the issue.
  • Set permissions on attachments: For OneDrive or SharePoint attachments, the user can set whether recipients, in the organization or externally, have read or edit permissions to the attachment.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where an image in a message is blacked out when sent from a computer using High DPI.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Digital ruler: On devices that have touch screens, go to Draw > Ruler, then use your pen or finger to draw straight lines or to align a set of objects. More information
  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Designer improvements: Recommends professional design ideas for action-oriented lists.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Task Summary Name:  Read-only task field that shows the name of the task’s summary task.  

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where baseline information is lost when saving a project.
  • Fix an issue where printouts are difficult to read for large project plans.
  • Fix an issue where projects edited in Project Web App don't show the correct values for formula fields.
  • Fix an issue where information for Resource Enterprise custom fields isn't saved correctly for a project plan.
  • Fix an issue where updating a task's % Work Complete information updates the task's % Complete information.
  • Fix an issue where the project ownership changes when the project is saved.
  • Fix an issue where CPI is incorrectly calculated for a summary task.
  • Fix an issue where copying and pasting tasks carries over the baseline data and the data is saved, even though the user isn't permitted to save protected baseline data.
  • Fix an issue where importing data from Excel results in incorrect date information for tasks and assignments.
  • Fix an issue where, after opening a report, Project crashes when closing.
  • Fix an issue where Project stops working when saving a project where a custom list contains validation settings.
  • Fix an issue where entering the ">" character in the Test column in the Filter Definition dialog isn't correctly interpreted as meaning "is greater than."
  • Fix an issue with the display of progress lines in relation to "Baseline plan."
  • Fix an issue where the drop-down list of field names doesn't appear when customizing filters.
  • Fix an issue where Bar Style previews don't appear in the Bar Styles dialog.

Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Add the ability, when doing a consultative transfer, to right-click the "Transfer" button to see a list of phone numbers for the contact.
  • Improve a general error message to make it clear that the problem is that the user has an invalid license or hasn't been assigned a license.
  • Fix an issue where not all the contacts are displayed in the conversation window title when a user starts a conversation with a contact and then adds another contact.
  • Fix an issue where Narrator doesn't read the 2nd line of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where calls are transferred to VOIP instead of the consulted number.
  • Fix an issue where Narrator announces incorrect information when the user is navigating in the Content window.
  • Fix an issue where the creator and modifier names don't appear when hovering over an annotation on a whiteboard.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Slide snippets: Take snippets of a Visio drawing and export them as slides to PowerPoint. More information

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Background removal: Remove a picture background with a free-form drawing tool.
  • Side to Side: Navigate pages in Print Layout view by sliding them side-to-side like a stack of paper. More information

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where superscript numbers for footnotes have incorrect vertical positioning.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.

Current Channel

February 23, 2017
Version 1701 (Build 7766.2060)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: Expand a list into a new text column with delimiter between the values, and specify a failover option when connecting to SQL.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Upload attachments to OneDrive for Business to let everyone work on the latest version. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to upload or save it.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when cropping an image, the cropped portion of the image appears dark.

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where no link line is displayed when creating a cross-project link between a master project and a subproject.
  • Fix an issue where timephased baseline values aren't always saved correctly to the XML format, especially work and cost values that include partial durations.
  • Fix an issue where, when applying status updates, actual work is added to the assignment that the team member didn't report.
  • Fix an issue where baseline values are displayed for a resource, even when a baseline hasn't been created for the resource.
  • Fix an issue where print preview clips text so the text isn't visible.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an .mpp file from SharePoint by using a shortcut URL, the file opens as checked out, even though the setting "Require documents to be checked out before they can edited?" is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where updates to material resources from Project Web Apps incorrectly changes timephased data.
  • Fix an issue where opening a project that has a milestone task may add an Actual Start date to it even though it didn't have a date at the time when it was last saved.
  • Fix an issue with work breakdown structure (WBS) renumbering.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change the lobby buttons used to admit or deny participants from text to images (an X or a checkmark).
  • Change the meeting reminder notification text from "Accept" to "Join."
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM when the recipient's status is set to Do Not Disturb.
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM, when the recipient is offline and "saving to history" is disabled, to make it clear that the recipient won't receive the message.
  • Add the capability to move the vertical splitter bar between the chat history and the roster in a group chat.
  • Add the capability to resize the list of tabs in IM or chat room windows.
  • Add the capability to select the chat rooms searched when creating a topic feed.
  • Fix an issue where message stop appearing in chat history mid-conversation.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate messages appear in the conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where toast notification actions (Accept and Ignore) aren't properly displayed during a high volume of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't type a message after using Alt+Tab to open a minimized conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where the IM button is grayed out in the contact card for a user, even though IM is available.
  • Fix an issue where multiple conversation windows don't open back to their previous sizes and locations after being closed and reopened.
  • Fix an issue where custom links don't launch when selected.
  • Fix an issue where the online meeting text in the Region field isn't displayed correctly for non-English characters.
  • Fix an issue where notification information, such as call duration, aren't rendered correctly in right-to-left languages.
  • Fix an issue where, when creating a topic feed, clearing the search results doesn't reset the results to a list of followed rooms.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Database Modeling add-in: Use the add-in to create a database model of an existing database to help plan a new database or understand an existing one. More information, Download add-in

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Use a pen to select and change objects: Grab object handles with a digital pen to resize, rotate, move, and more.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where viewing one document in Read Mode prevents the TAB key from working in a second document being viewed in Print Layout.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using CTRL + ALT + 7 or CTRL + ALT + 8 on a German keyboard opens the user feedback tool, instead of inserting the appropriate character.
  • Fix an issue where TraceLogging causes a crash on Windows 7 when installing or updating Office.

Current Channel

January 31, 2017
Version 1612 (Build 7668.2074)


OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, if the GrooveIntlResource.dll can't be loaded successfully (which is unlikely under normal circumstances), an Office app can crash if the user tries to open or save a file to a synced folder, or Windows Explorer can crash if the user navigates to a synced folder by using Windows Explorer.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when multiple conversation windows are open at the same time.

Current Channel

January 25, 2017
Version 1612 (Build 7668.2066)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Changes in shared files View who has made changes in shared documents, and restore earlier versions. More information
  • Use a pen to select and change objects: Grab object handles with a digital pen to resize, rotate, move, and more.
  • Lasso Select with a pen button: Use supported digital pen buttons to Lasso Select ink without visiting the ribbon.
  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: The Percentage data type is now supported, and binary combining function authoring experiences have been enhanced.
  • OLEDB connector: Use the OLEDB connector in Get & Transform to create a query to import data by specifying a Connection String and, optionally, a SQL statement to execute.

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when the Office theme is set to Black, an "Unexpected Error" error message appears when right-clicking on a query in the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user tries to access PivotTable Options.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where OneDrive for Business is not disabled, even though the appropriate registry key is set to disable it, when Office is configured to receive updates from a location other than the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN).

OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where OneNote crashes when printing an image larger than the page.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Pinnable taskpane: Leave the add-in taskpane open while switching between messages in a mailbox. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when right-clicking on an attachment in the list of attachments for a conversation, all context menu items are visible, instead of just the applicable menu items.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Changes in shared files View who has made changes in shared documents, and restore earlier versions. More information
  • Closed captions: If a slide contains a video that has closed captions, the captions can be played in the slideshow.
  • Multiple audio tracks: If a slide contains a video that has multiple audio tracks, the tracks can be played in the slideshow.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when in Slide Show mode and Narrator is running, PowerPoint crashes when the user clicks on a hyperlink and the site is slow to load.
  • Fix an issue where real-time typing when coauthoring doesn’t work with tables.

Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Locked field: Set the value to Yes to prevent team members from submitting updates on a task.

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Project crashes when switching out of a grid-based view and Narrator is on.
  • Fix an issue where an incorrect error message is shown about timephased data truncation when opening an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where saving a baseline doesn't correctly set timephased values.
  • Fix an issue where assignment delay is ignored when project data is read from an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening a file from Project Online, the Last Modified date shows the UTC time instead of the time zone adjusted time.
  • Fix an issue where grouping color bands don't appear for non-grouping rows when printing a sheet view.
  • Fix an issue where a repair option is incorrectly shown when the user inspects a task which has an assignment beyond max unit issue.
  • Fix an issue where the value of an Outline Code field can't be changed after the project is published.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the last conversation window goes blank once all the other tabs are closed.
  • Fix an issue where the default focus isn't in the chat input area when tabbed conversations are disabled.
  • Fix an issue where the "Forgot your dial-in PIN?" link doesn't appear in the meeting invite.
  • Fix an issue where some text is clipped and truncated on the General and Audio device pages when using high DPI screens at 175% display or higher.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when the computer is suspended or resumed when there is no network and the computer is an "always on, always connected (AOAC)" computer.
  • Fix an issue where no microphone is detected in a call when using a Polycom CX100 device.
  • Fix an issue where choosing a link such as \\servername or file:// in an IM message results in an error message instead of opening the location.
  • Fix an issue, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment that uses location-based routing, where the user can't make or receive PSTN calls because the server thinks the location of the user isn't valid for PSTN calls.
  • Change the subject line of the email sent for a missed message, when the user's status is set to Do Not Disturb or Presenting, from "Missed conversation with <name>" to "<Name> sent you a message in Skype for Business."
  • Start capturing the timestamp for the first time sign-in on the device as part of census data to help identify sign-in reliability trends.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to work with shapes, edit with others, and more.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Changes in shared files View who has made changes in shared documents, and restore earlier versions. More information

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when more than one grammar library is loaded.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when drawing with ink and using a mouse, releasing the mouse button causes the ink to shift slightly.
  • Fix an issue where, after inserting an SVG image in an Office document, the SVG image disappears when the document is saved and re-opened.
  • Fix an issue where Office shows the following error message during activation for non-English users: "The maximum length of the product key is 25 characters."

Current Channel

January 4, 2017
Version 1611 (Build 7571.2109)


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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where cell values with text and double quotes aren't correctly exported when saving as CSV or CSV UTF-8.
  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs or crashes when closing.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when opening PowerPoint on a computer that has Malwarebytes 3.0 installed, a "Stopped working" error appears or PowerPoint crashes.
  • Fix an issue where the default template doesn't appear under File > New.
  • Fix an issue where typing text is interrupted and delayed when a file that has embedded fonts is auto saved.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the option to share a secondary monitor doesn't appear with certain monitor configurations on Window 10 Version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update).
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.

Current Channel

December 13, 2016
Version 1611 (Build 7571.2075)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

December 6, 2016
Version 1611 (Build 7571.2072)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Map Chart: Compare values and show categories across geographic regions. More information
  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in workbooks. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons. More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a workbook to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit workbooks. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a hyperlink containing a concatenate formula ignores part of the concatenate result.
  • Fix an issue where pasting an Excel table in rich text format (RTF) to Word doesn't preserve the table format.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't perform a Save As when the workbook contains a MS Excel 4.0 Macro worksheet.
  • Make CTRL+ALT+5 the shortcut for moving a selection to the object layer to match other applications.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in emails. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons.  More information
  • Tap: Find and reuse content from your organization’s relevant documents. More information

     

    Note: This feature requires one of the following Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, Enterprise E3, or Enterprise E5.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in presentations. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons. More information
  • Real-time typing when co-authoring: See where others are working in the presentation and view changes as they type. More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a presentation to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Create precise ink shapes: Drag the Segment Eraser to remove excess bits of ink, right up to the nearest line.
  • Select and manipulate objects with a pen: Use a digital pen to move, resize, or rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit presentations. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with copying scalable vector graphic (SVG) images from Adobe Illustrator.

Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Timeline labels: Differentiate timeline bars by using labels to give them descriptive names.
  • Timeline progress indicators: Use check marks and colored progress bars in Timeline View to show how far along you are with each task.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit projects.

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Gantt bars aren’t sized correctly on high DPI screens at 175% display.
  • Fix an issue where if the user sets lag time through the Task Information dialog box, it’s incorrectly set to an elapsed duration.
  • Fix an issue where when opening certain XML files, the task start date isn’t set correctly due to an issue with the assignment.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Update UI to “Share”: Change "Present" to "Share" in UI elements, such as changing "Present Desktop" to "Share Screen" and "Present Program" to "Share Window."
  • Disable “My number”: Use the DisableDisplayMyNumber registry entry to disable “My number” under the dial pad.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the Audio Controls panel doesn't appear when a user clicks on the controls button in an audio call in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
  • Fix an issue where viewers see a black screen when a user is running Windows 7 and shares the main monitor first, and then switches to share a second monitor.
  • Fix an issue where certain special characters, such as the ampersand (&), can't be entered in the search input box or the "What's happening today?" section box.
  • Fix an issue where the unread count isn't shown when there are missed offline IMs.
  • Fix an issue where "Invite by email" templates mentioned Lync instead of Skype.
  • Fix an issue where the line number is missing from the "My Number" area below the dial pad.
  • Fix an issue where the mouse pointer isn't shown in the IM input area after sending a message in a chat.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in and there is a problem loading the cache pool.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when signing in and restoring conversations.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in after resuming.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting link is disabled if the Exchange servers in both organizations have TNEF disabled.
  • Fix an issue where a video call can't be restarted if there is only one IM conversation going on.
  • Fix an issue where text annotations on a whiteboard are lost when saving the whiteboard as an PNG file.
  • Fix an issue where the first line is hidden when inputting over two lines in Japanese in the IM window.
  • Fix an issue where the ampersand character (&) is incorrectly replaced by an underscore character in names.
  • Fix an issue with the "Join online meeting" URL in a scheduled meeting.
  • Fix an issue where hovering the mouse over a window doesn't activate the window even though the operating system is configured to do that.
  • Fix an issue where outgoing call conversation history items shows the caller instead of the called party.
  • Fix an issue where the F12 doesn't locally save a conversation.
  • Fix an issue where a missed conversation email doesn't contain the initial IM.
  • Fix an issue where an emoji can be added in the IM text area even if the presenter has disabled IM participation.
  • Fix an issue with the layout of the Ringtones and Sounds option dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when closing a conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where DNS-less sign in fails when the domain is registered as a vanity domain.
  • Fix an issue where persistent chat notification settings aren't being saved or loaded correctly.
  • Fix an issue where existing peer-to-peer conversation windows or chat rooms aren't showing up after signing in even though the setting to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where muting or unmuting the active conversation causes other conversation windows to appear as if they have unread messages.
  • Fix an issue where users that are configured for media bypass are unable to resume a call from a PSTN gateway after they put that call on hold.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blue box instead of the video when joining a meeting via a URL when using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the user part of the SIP address is showing instead of the display name in a toast alert.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business connects to a SIP server over port 443 and a proxy server is present, there is a significant delay in the sign-in process if the proxy doesn’t allow such connections. The fix is enabled by adding the EnableDetectProxyForAllConnections DWORD registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\Lync, and setting the value to 1.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • SVG images: Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in documents. More information
  • Insert icons:  Use icons from a standard library of scalable vector graphics (SVG) files by going to Insert > Illustrations > Icons.  More information
  • Save to Recent folders: Save a document to a recently used folder by using the Recent tab when you go to File > Save As.
  • Improved reading with Learning Tools: New commands in Read mode boost reading skills by adjusting text spacing, showing the breaks between syllables, and highlighting each word as the document is read aloud. More information
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. More information
  • Tap: Find and reuse content from your organization’s relevant documents. More information

     

    Note: This feature requires one of the following Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, Enterprise E3, or Enterprise E5.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where inked strokes disappear after two or three strokes.
  • Fix an issue with quotation marks disappearing when using the Google Input Method Editor (IME).

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with VBA forms that can cause the z-order of frames to stop functioning or display incorrectly.
  • Fix an issue where an update trigged by System Center Configuration Manager changes the UpdateChannel setting in the registry to something that's not a valid update channel.

Current Channel

November 10, 2016
Version 1610 (Build 7466.2038)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • CSV (UTF-8) support: Open and save CSV files that use UTF-8 character encoding.
  • Data Transformations and Connectivity Enhancements: Select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when typing in the formula bar and using a function with a dropdown, such as VLOOKUP, hitting Enter to complete the formula selects the top item from the autocomplete dropdown instead of leaving the typed in value as-is.
  • Fix an issue where opening an Excel 97 - Excel 2003 Binary file format (BIFF8) file that contains a hyperlink in a protected sheet causes Excel to think the file is corrupt and Excel tries to repair or remove the unreadable content.

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a user can't delete a custom page template.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: Verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. More information
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Rich Text Format (RTF) e-mail messages can’t be opened by the recipient if the message was sent using Information Rights Management.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Section copying: Copy and paste sections between presentations.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when using tabbed conversations, double-clicking on a tab and starting to type can sometimes cause the focus to move to a different tab and continue the typing in that conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where URLs included in an instant message can't be selected in the chat history window by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a typing sound should be heard if the "Play a sound when viewing an IM conversation and someone is typing" check box is selected under Ringtone and Sounds options.
  • Fix an issue where dialog boxes that appear aren't announced when using a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the first run tutorial can't be navigated with a keyboard and can't be read by a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the taskbar presence icon doesn't scale in High DPI settings.
  • Fix an issue where the clear field button in the search box can't be selected by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't launch a meeting if the invite is from a user in another pool.
  • Fix an issue where a user adding themselves to a meeting is incorrectly shown as a different user.
  • Fix an issue where the contact presence icon on the status change notification was hidden for incoming calls for the boss.
  • Fix an issue where the text cursor blink rate in the IM window doesn't match the keyboard properties setting in Windows.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader announces an incorrect contact name for a group conversation.
  • Fix an issue where user can't select multiple contacts by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where user photos can't be retrieved from Exchange.
  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the internal network, instead of one on the external network, when the user connects by using Direct Access.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business client crashes when trying to resolve the name of the meeting owner.
  • Fix an issue where changing a Windows setting while Skype for Business is starting up or shutting down causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when opening the participant list in a persistent chat room and trying to move the keyboard focus to the participant list.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes on resume when no network is available.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Third-party templates and diagrams: Browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams available from select third-party content providers. The third-party provider’s name is listed on the thumbnail.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information
  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • Edit with natural pen gestures: Make changes to a document by circling to select and crossing out to delete. More information
  • Shape recognition: Automatically transform your drawings into shapes by using Draw > Convert to Shapes. More information
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a user can't use inking with content controls or when noncontiguous selections are made.

Current Channel

November 8, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2055)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

November 2, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2054)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Updated visual elements: Changes to icons and colors to improve accessibility. More information

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Visio won't close after closing a saved Visio file.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

October 11, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2038)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where writing to the registry on a computer that prohibits any registry writes causes OneNote to crash.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where digitally signing or encrypting an email message with an attachment causes the contents of the attachment to be lost.

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-121: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3194063)

Current Channel

October 4, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2024)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Data Transformation and Connectivity enhancements: Add parameters to queries, create new queries from Merge or Append operations, and use the Web connector to preview web pages.
  • Macro recording for charts: Support for Treemap, Histogram, Pareto, Waterfall, and Box & Whisker charts.
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where conditional formatting rules don’t work after opening a file that’s been saved in the .xls format.
  • Fix an issue with the 64-bit version of Excel where the user gets an error, instead of a password prompt, when trying to connect to Access queries that reference linked ODBC tables that require a password prompt for authentication to the back-end server.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when choosing an item from a drop-down list.

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where only the first tag of multiple tags for a text line is shown in the Tags Summary panel when searching for tags.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • @mentions: Make sure that recipients know they're being asked for input or action by including the @ symbol followed by the person's name to the body of an email or calendar item. This will also automatically add them to the To line. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when using customized stationery as the default theme, extra line breaks are added to new email messages and the font is set to Calibri.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook freezes when opening if the Windows display is set to 125%.
  • Fix an issue where Excel cells pasted as on OLE link disappear from draft email messages.
  • Fix an issue where users can't preview image attachments in messages.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Ink replay: Replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others’ thoughts. More information
  • Better recordings: Create a presentation made up of recorded slides, screen recordings and inserted video, and then share that recorded content to be viewed remotely. You can also embed quizzes to assist with remote learning and make your presentation more interactive as well as change the ink color and use simpler controls to record narrations and audio.
  • Designer improvements: Provides design suggestions using SmartArt for bulleted process lists.
  • Recording ribbon tab: Add a Recording tab by customizing the ribbon.
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where automatically hyperlinking a screenshot to the URL of the captured browser window doesn’t work.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business doesn’t update scaling with monitor changes when using monitors with different resolutions, especially high resolution monitors.
  • Fix an issue where, when using the keyboard to view the list of participants in an IM conversion, the keyboard focus incorrectly moves to chat history instead of showing the list of participants.
  • Fix an issue where the tooltips on the Participant Actions screen disappear when using a high contrast Windows theme.
  • Fix an issue where the location of phone numbers isn't shown in meeting invites.
  • Fix an issue with the mouse pointer in remote control scenarios with high DPI.
  • Fix an issue where a participant can't see the shared desktop when other participants switch which shared desktop is being displayed.
  • Fix an issue where sign in fails with a certificate issue.
  • Fix an issue where the Whiteboard View doesn't load at the top of screen when switching from Gallery View to Content View and back to Gallery View.
  • Fix an issue with sign in failures during Exchange authentication.
  • Fix an issue where, when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP and the sharer's resolution is lower than the viewer's resolution, Skype for Business crashes if the viewer maximizes the Skype window.
  • Fix an issue where the Content button doesn't work on the Front of Room display.
  • Fix an issuer where rejoining a meeting fails on computers configured for internal proxy pac file URLs in Internet Explorer as an automatic configuration script.
  • Fix an issue where, when using keyboard shortcuts to mute or turn off a video, screen readers, such as Narrator, don't announce the changes.
  • Fix an issue where the Edit Location dialog box didn't have labels that screen readers, such as Narrator, could use.
  • Fix an issue where screen readers, such as Narrator, don't correctly handle the alert notifications that appear just under the ribbon.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Accessibility Checker: Check your diagram for accessibility issues by going to File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Version and build information: Version and build information is shown in the Version YYMM (Build ####.####) format in the Office Updates section when you go to File > Account. For example, for this release, Version 1609 (Build 7369.2024).
  • Licensing token renewal for shared computer activation: Office attempts to renew the licensing token for shared computer activation on a regular basis once the token is 50% expired, to help users who don't always have Internet access.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the installation user interface (UI) doesn’t appear when performing an Online Repair.
  • Fix an issue where the “Search for online templates” box is still enabled even after access to online templates has been disabled by a Group Policy setting or a registry setting.

Current Channel

September 26, 2016
Version 1608 (Build 7341.2035)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where ghost ink strokes appear when switching from the Lasso tool to the inking tool.
  • Fix an issue where dragging and dropping content selected with the Lasso tool causes OneNote to crash.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when opening an Office app, the user receives an error message that Microsoft can’t find the license for the application and that a repair attempt was unsuccessful or cancelled, and then the Office app closes.

Current Channel

September 21, 2016
Version 1608 (Build 7341.2032)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Power Query layouts preserved: Formats and calculated columns for data imported using Get & Transform are preserved after queries refresh.

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using the R1C1-style reference in the INDIRECT function with a French or German version of Excel results in a #REF! error instead of the referenced and expected value.
  • Fix an issue where the ENTER key doesn’t work to separate list entries when creating a custom sort list in the Customs Lists dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where copying or moving information causes an error message to appear, such as “Cannot open the Clipboard” or “We couldn’t free up space on the Clipboard. Another program might be using it right now.”

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Mini-previews for attached photos: When a photo is attached to an email, Outlook shows a small preview of the photo in the message.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where images in meeting invites sent from Outlook 2016 are missing when received in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where pasting a .gif file into the Notes section causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where links to other slides point to the wrong slide when saving the presentation as a PDF file.
  • Fix an issue where edit view doesn’t display correctly when it’s dragged to a different monitor that has a different screen resolution.

Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a peer-to-peer video-based screen-sharing session causes increased CPU usage and makes apps and the operating system less responsive on the presenter’s computer if the presenter is using one or more ultra-high-definition displays.
  • Fix an issue where resizing the Skype for Business window to the minimum height causes the voice mail list to not be visible.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on Meeting Options button after opening or creating a Skype meeting causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where a saved chat history appeared in Outlook as a draft mail message and couldn’t be replied to.
  • Fix an issue where the language of the main window title doesn’t change if the user changes the default language in Office.
  • Fix an issue where the Relationship tab shows an external contact multiple times instead of just once.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the font is changed to Segoe UI Emoji when inputting double-byte character set (DBCS) symbol characters when using the Japanese input method editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where the user is incorrectly prompted to provide Blogger credentials when trying to publish a blog post to SharePoint.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Provide feedback: Suggest new features or tell Microsoft what you like or what’s not working by going to File > Feedback.
  • Help improvements: Type your question in the Tell Me box and find your answers right there in the app, with improved search, content, and recommendations.
  • Reduced functionality mode for shared computer activation: When using shared computer activation, if the user closes the sign-in window or the user's licensing token expires, the user can still use the Office app, but the app will be in reduced functionality mode.

Current Channel

September 13, 2016
Version 1607 (Build 7167.2060)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

September 6, 2016
Version 1607 (Build 7167.2055)


Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with binary delta compression causing the size of the downloads for the updates for the previous build to be larger than they should be.

Current Channel

August 31, 2016
Version 1607 (Build 7167.2047)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when designing a custom form, dragging fields on to the form causes Outlook to crash.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the Office Update task runs too frequently, causing increased CPU usage and desktop icons to briefly flash or refresh.

Current Channel

August 16, 2016
Version 1607 (Build 7167.2040)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Data transformation and connectivity improvements: Perform additional Date/Time transformation and Text manipulations, migrate workbooks to a different environment, group two or more clauses for row filtering, and document transformations within the Query Editor window.
  • Publish to Power BI: Publish locally stored files to Power BI, with a Power BI subscription.

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs when trying to edit a workbook that contains numerous text boxes.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Recover deleted items link: In the Deleted Items folder, a "Recover items recently removed from this folder" link appears above the list of deleted items, and brings up the Recover Deleted Items dialog box when the link is selected.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the Folder pane disappears when Outlook is opened.
  • Fix an issue where searching messages by using Advanced Find in frequently-used text fields results in an "Outlook cannot perform your search" error message.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Zoom: Create an interactive summary of your presentation with automatic navigation links. More information
  • Opening hyperlinks: Use CTRL+click to open hyperlinks when editing a presentation.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user incorrectly sees an "Offline messages only" message when the recipient can't receive offline messages.
  • Fix an issue where after a user adds a delegate in Exchange Server, the delegate doesn't show up in Skype for Business even after restarting it.
  • Fix an issue where tabs disappear when signing in when the option to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader can't announce when a new message arrives in an IM conversation.
  • Fix issues with keyboard navigation and narrated text for a screen reader.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader doesn't announce that screen sharing has started and that people can see the screen.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Researcher: Find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word. More information

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue that when the user changes the default editing or proofing language, that change doesn't carry over to the next time Word is opened.

Current Channel

August 9, 2016
Version 1606 (Build 7070.2036)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

July 26, 2016
Version 1606 (Build 7070.2033)


Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where inserting a PivotTable based on an invalid range causes an incorrect error message to display.
  • Fix an issue where when you save a workbook that includes a programmatic undo level by using Application.OnUndo, the last change to the workbook is undone.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blank conversation window when the user joins a meeting using an account that’s not federated with the organization hosting the meeting.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where multiple users running Office at the same time on a single computer with a specific permissions configuration causes Office apps to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using Office add-in commands causes Excel, Word, or PowerPoint to randomly crash.

Current Channel

July 20, 2016
Version 1606 (Build 7070.2028)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the panning hand disappears when moving over the page.
  • Fix an issue where deleting a table causes OneNote to crash.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where viewing a meeting request when a Microsoft UI Automation listener, such as Narrator, is running causes Outlook to crash.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

July 12, 2016
Version 1606 (Build 7070.2026)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where opening a document on a server that requires forms-based authentication causes Word to crash.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint, Word, or Excel crashes when an Office document is opened from a URL, such as from SharePoint, and the URL ends with the / character.

Current Channel

July 5, 2016
Version 1606 (Build 7070.2022)


Access: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Shape Recognition: Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.
  • New connectors: Create a query using options from the new Online Services category including connectors to SharePoint Online, Exchange, and SAP HANA.
  • PivotTables with OLAP connections: Improved the performance when you create, edit, and refresh PivotTables with OLAP connections.
  • Data transformation improvements: Convert duration values to years, support for whitespace and line feeds in Query Editor preview, and rename queries directly from the Queries pane.
  • Data connectivity improvements: Detect jagged CSV files, support for authentication with a Microsoft account when using the Exchange connector, and validate URLs provided by users when trying to connect to their SharePoint List.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when creating a new message to a contact, the To: field is populated with the recipient's name three times, even though there is only one email address for the contact.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Text highlighting: Draw attention to important text by using the text highlighter.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Inking support: Use your pen or finger to draw and annotate with the tools on the new Draw tab.

Current Channel

June 30, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2063)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

June 14, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2058)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user gets an error message that the document can't be updated when the user is doing real-time co-authoring in a presentation that contains a content add-in.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes if the user chooses the "Keep Source Formatting" option when pasting a SmartArt graphic.

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

June 6, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2053)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Get & Transform improvements: New or improved data transformation and data connectivity features for Power Query. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where data validation drop-down lists get corrupted and duplicate themselves in workbooks with multiple worksheets.
  • Fix an issue where file associations are lost for Excel when uninstalling an earlier version of Office from the computer.
  • Fix an issue where Excel occasionally leaves behind a temporary file after the file is saved.
  • Fix an issue where calling a method or property on a deleted worksheet causes Excel to crash instead of showing an error that the object couldn't be found on that worksheet.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where extended symbol characters are changed to "1" when sending an email in .rtf format.
  • Fix an issue where replying or forwarding uses black font color instead of picking a new color, even though "Pick a new color when replying or forwarding" is selected under File > Options > Mail > Stationery and Fonts.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • SmartArt graphic co-authoring: Multiple users can edit different elements in a SmartArt graphic at the same time.

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where trying to open the contact card of a Skype user causes Skype for Business to crash.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Collaboration features grouped together on the ribbon: Features such as Share, Chat, comments, document activity, and who is currently editing the document are grouped together on the ribbon in Word and PowerPoint. More information
  • AD RMS rights policy template setting: Ensures that the setting for "Grant owner (author) full control right with no expiration" is honored when applied to new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, especially if the setting is disabled. If setting is disabled, the user sees a warning that applying the template might restrict access to the document.

     

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

May 23, 2016
Version 1604 (Build 6868.2067)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the link to view older mail messages on the server doesn't appear at the bottom of the list of messages in the folder, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folder.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook doesn't send the message content when sending mail using a .msg file.
  • Update the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) so that it can detect and correct file corruption issues related to how .pst files are indexed and searched. This type of corruption can prevent .pst files from loading, cause Outlook to crash, or cause high CPU utilization.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint where setting the pen thickness for inking causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Document Recovery task pane doesn't appear the next time you open the Office app after it has crashed, especially if you re-open the app right after it crashed.
  • Update OfficeC2RClient.exe to use "channel" instead of "branch" as a command-line option.

Current Channel

May 10, 2016
Version 1604 (Build 6868.2062)


Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

May 4, 2016
Version 1604 (Build 6868.2060)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Additional data connections: Query data from JSON and Azure SQL Data Warehouse sources.
  • Power Query improvements: Improved and new data transformation and data connectivity features. More information
  • Large Address Aware support: 32-bit versions of Excel can use more memory, if available. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the Start screen appears when Add-ins are enabled, even though you've configured the Start screen not to appear when Excel opens.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where message classifications aren't always displayed on plain text messages.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook search returns duplicate results when Conversation Settings > Use Classic Indented View option is enabled.
  • Fix an issue with tab navigation of fields when creating a new message in the Spanish version of Outlook.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with context numbering lists in Persian, Arabic, Hindi, and Hebrew.

Current Channel

April 28, 2016
Version 1603 (Build 6769.2040)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

April 12, 2016
Version 1603 (Build 6769.2017)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

April 4, 2016
Version 1603 (Build 6769.2015)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Power Query enhancements: Enhanced connectivity capabilities and new transformations added. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, after creating subtotals, the selected range doesn't expand to include the subtotals.
  • Fix an issue where a file on an FTP server can't be opened.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where images in HTML signatures appear as gray boxes when sending new messages or replying.
  • Fix an issue where the search folder for read items also shows unread items.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • PowerPoint Designer enhancements: Design suggestions for multiple images, color extractor, and facial recognition. More information

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where not all font options are shown when trying to customize bullet points.

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Add a Select button to the ribbon in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to allow users to switch whether a pen is used for ink annotations or for mouse emulation.

Current Channel

March 24, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2021)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

March 17, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2017)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Publish to Power BI: Save and publish workbook items, such as charts, ranges, and tables to powerbi.com and interact with that data in a dashboard format. Requires a Power BI subscription. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when using a theme color and running a macro or add-in, the status bar changes to green with gray text, making it difficult for user to read the status update on the status bar.

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where content highlighting doesn't appear when using See Playback option.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Archive command on the ribbon: Allows you to quickly move an item stored in your Inbox or any other folder to an archive folder. More information
  • Work with groups: Browse, join, and create groups from within Outlook and add ones to follow most actively to your Favorites. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where creating a profile causes Outlook to crash. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where scrolling through a message causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor lags behind what the user is typing.
  • Fix an issue where items in the From dropdown aren't completely highlighted completely in high contrast mode.
  • Fix an issue where only the first attachment is selected when using SHIFT + CLICK to select multiple attachments.
  • Fix an issue with using Paste All to copy addresses from the Calendar clipboard to a new meeting.
  • Fix an issue where accessing a ghosted public folder on Exchange Server causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where users can't access public folders hosted on Exchange Server 2010.
  • Fix an issue where, if message sender attaches a file while replying to an HTML email containing inline images in the body or signature, the message recipient gets the message but not the attachment.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where clicking on the taskbar preview image for a new conversation window causes Skype for Business to crash.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the cursor lags behind what the user is typing.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Small object selection handles: Improved selection handle to help users manipulate small objects in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, especially when using a touch-enabled device.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Current Channel

March 4, 2016
Version 1601 (Build 6568.2036)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

Current Channel

March 3, 2016
Version 1601 (Build 6568.2034)


Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the app crashes if the user tries to convert the file to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker.

Current Channel

February 16, 2016
Version 1601 (Build 6568.2025)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Funnel charts: Display values as progressively decreasing proportions. More information
  • Improved formula autocomplete: Excel now returns all partial matches when typing a function name, not just exact matches from the beginning of the string.
  • New text functions: Two new text functions are now available: CONCAT and TEXTJOIN.
  • New logical functions: Two new logical functions are now available: IFS and SWITCH.
  • New statistical functions: Two new statistical functions are now available: MAXIFS and MINIFS.
  • Send As options: Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane. More information

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using Application.OnKey() to intercept a key stroke causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Inquire ribbon doesn't display after the Inquire add-in is enabled.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Picture for suggested contact: When searching in Outlook using a name, a person's picture now appears next to his or her name in the list of suggested contacts.
  • Troubleshooting tool: Diagnose and solve some of the most frequently encountered Outlook problems by running the Office Support and Recovery Assistant tool from File > Troubleshooting.
  • Grammar checker options: Additional or updated options for French, Norwegian, and Danish grammar checkers, which will result in additional grammar errors getting highlighted.
  • Provide feedback: Suggest a feature or an improvement for Outlook on the UserVoice site by going to File > Feedback.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where images display at the wrong size when sending mail between a high dpi device and a normal dpi monitor.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where doing a mail merge with Outlook contacts results in an error message.
  • Fix an issue with using Word with virtual desktops in Windows 10.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Black theme: A new theme to provide the highest level of contrast in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. More information
  • Ink annotations: Use your finger or pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest. More information
  • Sort capability in File > Open: Sort by name or date modified in File > Open in all apps except for Outlook. For Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, sorting is also available in File > Save As.
  • Folder browse capability in File > Save As: Use full folder navigation in File > Save As in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for OneDrive folders, OneDrive for Business folders, and This PC.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where icon specified in custom UI with imageMSO attribute doesn't display in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Fix an issue where opening an app after installing Office from office.com causes the app to crash if the computer doesn't have Internet access or can't reach the Office Licensing Service on the Internet.

Current Channel

February 9, 2016
Version 1511 (Build 6366.2068)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

January 25, 2016
Version 1511 (Build 6366.2062)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using Application.OnKey() to intercept a keystroke causes Excel to crash.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

Current Channel

January 12, 2016
Version 1511 (Build 6366.2056)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Current Channel

December 11, 2015
Version 1511 (Build 6366.2036)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where dragging the fill handle of a cell formatted with a number as a Long Date causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where creating a PivotTable or PivotChart from a data connection and placed onto a new sheet causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where filter buttons for a PivotChart aren't visible when there is no filtering on the underlying PivotTable fields.
  • Fix an issue where the Data Model is lost when closing Excel before saving when there is a personal hidden macro workbook.
  • Fix an issue where editing a worksheet with a treemap chart in an earlier version of Excel 2016 than it was created in causes the treemap chart to lose its data.

OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Persian calendar: Add the Persian calendar as a primary or alternate calendar.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where dragging the scrollbar in message list causes the list to jump to the end of the list.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Morph transition: Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information. More information
  • PowerPoint Designer: A new service that lets you take your content and automatically generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to make your slides look better. More information

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where SmartArt with animations doesn't show up in the expected sequence in Slide Show view with Presenter view.
  • Fix an issue where number key navigation doesn't work in Slide Show view.

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where AutoCAD files viewed in Visio appear blurry.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where documents can't be saved to a document library that has a required column.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Send as options: Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane in Word or PowerPoint.
  • Insert Picture API: Insert images into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using the document.setSelectedDataAsync method in the common office.js library. The Word JavaScript API provides host-specific methods called insertInlinePictureFromBase64() to set inline pictures on Body, ContentControl, Paragraph, and Range objects.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the Date Modified information that displays when doing an Open or Save As is truncated.
  • Fix an issue where double-clicking in the Text pane for SmartArt graphics causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the video that plays during installation stays on a black screen after it finishes and until the "Installation is complete" dialog is closed.
  • Fix an issue where mousing over the "Protected view" notification in a protected document causes the notification to be obscured by a very wide scroll button.
  • Fix an issue where the notification that an update to Office is scheduled is truncated in Kazakh and Hungarian.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.

Current Channel

December 8, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1043)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where XPS or printouts created using the Windows desktop client appear as a red X in non-Windows desktop clients, because those clients don't support native XPS rendering.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where app sharing sessions fail, especially during periods of bursty traffic.
  • Fix an issue that causes Skype for Business to crash if it is the first app to be started after installing Office 2016.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a non-breaking hyphen shows as a square when using some fonts.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.

Current Channel

November 10, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1038)


Access: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Update the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Project: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Publisher: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with audio noise on devices that have two input microphones.
  • Fix an issue where users can't successfully join a meeting after resuming a laptop from Sleep mode and before Skype client has signed back in.
  • Add support for contextual messages to help provide awareness of features to users.
  • Update text in the Join Meeting Audio dialog to direct users to the correct location in the UI to change settings.
  • Fix an issue with notifications that users see when experiencing both send and receive network problems.

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where footnote numbering doesn't match between the display in Word and the printout when a document that has footnotes set to "Restart numbering each page" is printed in the background.
  • Fix an issue where real-time co-authoring doesn't work with files stored on OneDrive, including the user not appearing to others as editing in real-time and no presence information available.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes during real-time co-authoring on a document opened from SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • Fix a formatting issue which causes tables to render incorrectly when placed into HTML emails in Outlook and the window is resized.

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • Make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.

Current Channel

October 21, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1034)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue that causes OneNote to crash when the same color for a border is selected twice in the color picker.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, in low memory conditions, trying to view a shared desktop or app results in disconnection and repeated attempts to automatically rejoin and view the shared desktop or app.
  • Fix an issue where, as the number of participants increases, the shared desktop experience gets worse.
  • Fix an issue, when multi-factor authentication is configured, where repeated prompts for phone authentication are received throughout the day.

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a Word object inserted to display as an icon is empty after closing and reopening Visio.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where co-authoring isn't available and document can get locked when the document is on SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Fix an issue in docx documents where table is visible even though content in the table has a style applied to it that includes the Hidden option.
  • Fix an issue where documents with relative hyperlinks can't be saved after performing an auto-correct.
  • Fix an issue where lines jump around during editing of a paragraph in a document with mirror indents.
  • Fix an issue where line display is inconsistent during editing when subpixel positioning is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a comment pop-up with multiple comments where the first one is marked as Done causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with incorrect line breaking.
  • Fix an issue where running a macro that uses the TransformDocument function in a document with a textbox in a header or a footer causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with .docm documents where removing all ActiveX controls causes errors when the document is opened.
  • Fix an issue where ContentControlOnExit event is not triggered when clicking into a header.
  • Fix an issue where Track Changes shows deletions for reviewers with the same name.
  • Fix an issue with real-time co-authoring of documents configured to remove personal information where changes display as tracked changes each time document is saved.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.

Current Channel

October 5, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 4229.1029)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.
  • Fix an issue for Surface Pro 3 where video recording preview does not show what is being recorded.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change what a viewer sees when the sharer locks the screen in RDP. Viewer is now shown a notification, instead of the RDP pause image.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesnt complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

Current Channel

September 22, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 4229.1024)


This is the initial release for this channel. This release provides the first availability of the Office 2016 applications.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)

Deferred Channel

April 11, 2017
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2127)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user tries to set permissions for another user to be able to edit a range.

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

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

Deferred Channel

April 11, 2017
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2145)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since October 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until June 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1609 (Build 7369.2127) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

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

Deferred Channel

March 14, 2017
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2120)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when multiple conversation windows are open at the same time.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

March 14, 2017
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2140)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since October 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until June 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1609 (Build 7369.2120) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

February 22, 2017
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2118)


Access: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where working with shapes sometimes causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when the user tries to open or save a file.
  • Fix an issue where, when customizing the slide size, the Thai translation for the abbreviation of "inches" is incorrect.
  • Fix an issue where automatically hyperlinking a screenshot to the URL of the captured browser window doesn't work.
  • Fix an issue where pasting a .gif file into the Notes sections causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where links to other slides point to the wrong slide when saving the presentation as a PDF file.
  • Fix an issue where edit view doesn't display correctly when it's dragged to a different monitor that has a different screen resolution.

Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Updated visual elements: Changes to icons and colors to improve accessibility. More information
  • Citrix support: Support for Citrix-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments, along with Citrix HDX Real Time Optimization Pack 2.1.

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where certain actions can't be performed when the Help pane is open.
  • Fix an issue where Visio won't close after closing a saved Visio file.
  • Fix an issue where large metafiles or highly zoomed metafiles appear blurry.
  • Move the location of the Draw tab on the ribbon, and move the location of the “Draw with touch” choice on the Draw tab.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when doing a Save As to a folder that contains a large number of files, such as over 30,000 files.
  • Fix an issue where, when using the InsertXML method, a placeholder for a broken picture link is shown instead of the actual image.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when doing a Save As and the user has selected the option to delete files from the Office Document Cache when they are closed.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when doing a Save As to a folder that contains a large number of files, such as over 30,000 files.
  • Fix an issue where the CTRL+ALT+4 shortcut doesn't type the Euro sign when using a UK keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where the focus switches to a small dialog box in the upper right corner when typing East Asian characters using an Input Method Editor (IME) and then the user can't continue editing the document.
  • Fix an issue where the font is changed to Segoe UI Emoji when inputting double-byte character set (DBCS) symbol characters when using the Japanese input method editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where the user is incorrectly prompted to provide Blogger credentials when trying to publish a blog post to SharePoint.
  • Fix an issue that when the user changes the default editing or proofing language, that change doesn't carry over to the next time Word is opened.
  • Fix an issue where opening a document on a server that requires forms-based authentication causes Word to crash.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with VBA forms that can cause the z-order of frames to stop functioning or display incorrectly.
  • Fix an issue where an update trigged by System Center Configuration Manager changes the UpdateChannel setting in the registry to something that's not a valid update channel.
  • Fix an issue where, when files are synced from a OneDrive for Business site to a local computer using the OneDrive sync client, saving a synced back file that was opened from a URL causes Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to hang.
  • Fix an issue with VBA form controls that can cause transparent label controls to appear opaque, can cause existing forms to no longer appear or work as expected, and can cause the Office application to stop responding when attempting to open a macro-enabled file that contains form controls.
  • Fix an issue where, when using managed metadata properties, a "Show Details" button appears in the Properties section under File > Info instead of the metadata values that are set.
  • Fix an issue where the Help pane appears as a separate dialog box, instead of within the application, when selecting Get Help when using Tell Me.
  • Fix an issue where OfficeC2RClient.exe doesn't recognize "channel" as an optional setting.
  • Fix an issue where the new version and build format doesn't show in the Office Updates section under File > Account.
  • Fix an issue where switching to a different update channel may result in an earlier build being installed the next time the update process is run.
  • Fix an issue with printing to printers that use a V3 version of the GDI printer driver.
  • Fix an issue where the installation user interface (UI) doesn't appear when performing an Online Repair.
  • Fix an issue where the "Search for online templates" box is still enabled even after access to online templates has been disabled by a Group Policy setting or a registry setting.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an Office app, the user receives an error message that Microsoft can't find the license for the application and that a repair attempt was unsuccessful or cancelled, and then the Office app closes.
  • Fix an issue with binary delta compression causing the size of the downloads for the updates for the previous build to be larger than they should be.
  • Fix an issue where the Office Update task runs too frequently, causing increased CPU usage and desktop icons to briefly flash or refresh.
  • Fix an issue where multiple users running Office at the same time on a single computer with a specific permissions configuration causes Office apps to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using Office add-in commands causes Excel, Word, or PowerPoint to randomly crash.
  • Fix an issue where updating Office overwrites ODBC registry entries and requires the Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable to be reinstalled or repaired.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint, Word, or Excel crashes when an Office document is opened from a URL, such as from SharePoint, and the URL ends with the / character.

Deferred Channel

February 22, 2017
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2136)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since October 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until June 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1609 (Build 7369.2118) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Deferred Channel

January 10, 2017
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2117)


Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-002: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3214291)

Deferred Channel

January 10, 2017
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2105)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since June 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until February 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1605 (Build 6965.2117) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-002: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3214291)

Deferred Channel

December 13, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2115)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when the JAWS screen reader is running and the user navigates into a list, such as the contacts list.

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

December 13, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2098)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since June 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until February 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1605 (Build 6965.2115) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

November 8, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2105)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user can't connect to Exchange to get conversation history, contact, or voicemail information after the user has been migrated to Exchange Online.

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

November 8, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2088)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since June 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until February 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1605 (Build 6965.2105) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

October 11, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2092)


Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with the 64-bit version of Excel where the user gets an error, instead of a password prompt, when trying to connect to Access queries that reference linked ODBC tables that require a password prompt for authentication to the back-end server.
  • Fix an issue where the OLAP drill through action causes Excel to stop working.
  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs when trying to edit a workbook that contains numerous text boxes.
  • Fix an issue, caused by a recent security update, where opening an HTML file from an untrusted location opens Excel with a blank (empty) screen with no errors displayed, instead of allowing the user to open the file in Protected View.
  • Fix an issue where refreshing an OLAP data source times out after one minute.
  • Fix an issue where when you save a workbook that includes a programmatic undo level by using Application.OnUndo, the last change to the workbook is undone.
  • Fix an issue where Excel doesn't inform Narrator of cell value changes in some conditions.
  • Fix an issue where data validation drop-down lists get corrupted and duplicate themselves in workbooks with multiple worksheets.
  • Fix an issue where file associations are lost for Excel when uninstalling an earlier version of Office from the computer.
  • Fix an issue where Excel occasionally leaves behind a temporary file after the file is saved.
  • Fix an issue where calling a method or property on a deleted worksheet causes Excel to crash instead of showing an error that the object couldn't be found on that worksheet.
  • Fix an issue where the Start screen appears when Add-ins are enabled, even though you've configured the Start screen not to appear when Excel opens.
  • Fix an issue where a named range is incorrectly imported when using Data > Get & Transform > From Table.
  • Fix an issue where macros run noticeably slower on computers where logging is enabled for the Telemetry Dashboard.
  • Fix an issue where, after creating subtotals, the selected range doesn't expand to include the subtotals.
  • Fix an issue where a file on an FTP server can't be opened.

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Simplified profile creation: A simplified user interface (UI) experience for setting up an Outlook profile for Office 365 mailboxes when you're logged in with an Office 365 account.
  • Attachment list for conversations: All attachments for a conversation in an Office 365 group are available from a drop-down list in the upper right corner of the reading pane.

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, when using customized stationery as the default theme, extra line breaks are added to new email messages and the font is set to Calibri.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook freezes when opening if the Windows display is set to 125%.
  • Fix an issue where viewing a meeting request when a Microsoft UI Automation listener, such as Narrator, is running causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where, when connecting to Exchange Server 2013 that is enabled for MAPI/HTTP, the user is prompted for credentials instead of being silently logged in with the user's desktop credentials.
  • Fix an issue where dragging and dropping an email message to a folder in a PST file causes Outlook to prompt the user to run a repair on the file.
  • Fix an issue where images in meeting invites sent from Outlook 2016 are missing when received in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.
  • Improve the appearance of messages that contain tables when using High DPI.
  • Fix an issue where replying or forwarding uses black font color instead of picking a new color, even though "Pick a new color when replying or forwarding" is selected under File > Options > Mail > Stationery and Fonts.
  • Improve the detection of possible impending PST corruption and add steps to try to prevent the corruption from happening.
  • Fix an issue where extended symbol characters are changed to "1" when sending an email in .rtf format.
  • Fix an issue where the link to view older mail messages on the server doesn't appear at the bottom of the list of messages in the folder, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folder.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook doesn't send the message content when sending mail using a .msg file.
  • Update the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) so that it can detect and correct file corruption issues related to how .pst files are indexed and searched. This type of corruption can prevent .pst files from loading, cause Outlook to crash, or cause high CPU utilization.
  • Fix an issue where message classifications aren't always displayed on plain text messages.
  • Fix an issue where Outlook search returns duplicate results when Conversation Settings > Use Classic Indented View option is enabled.
  • Fix an issue with tab navigation of fields when creating a new message in the Spanish version of Outlook.
  • Fix an issue where images in HTML signatures appear as gray boxes when sending new messages or replying.
  • Fix an issue where the search folder for read items also shows unread items.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3177393)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-120: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3192884)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where after a user adds a delegate in Exchange Server, the delegate doesn’t show up in Skype for Business even after restarting it.
  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the external network when the internal corporate network is available.
  • Fix an issue where Skype crashes for some users in large meetings, such as meetings with more than 30 participants.
  • Fix an issue on computers with Malwarebytes software installed where Skype hangs when the user attempts to initiate audio or visual scenarios, such as desktop sharing or joining the audio portion of a meeting. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where the user receives an error message when attempting to use conferencing features, such as a whiteboard or sharing notes. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where trying to open the contact card of a Skype user causes Skype for Business to crash.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where typed characters appear in English even though an East Asian keyboard, such as Korean, is selected.
  • Fix an issue where shapes placed on a CAD drawing aren’t exported in the correct size.

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-121: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3194063)

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the font is changed to Segoe UI Emoji when inputting double-byte character set (DBCS) symbol characters when using the Japanese input method editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where inserting an object by using "Create from File" and selecting a .jpg, .gif., or .png file results in an error message about htmlfile, instead of an icon being inserted to represent the OLE object.
  • Fix an issue where inserting a picture into a picture content control fails.
  • Fix an issue with Word being unresponsive when working with documents that contain links to PowerPoint slides.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes if the user chooses the "Keep Source Formatting" option when pasting a SmartArt graphic.
  • Fix an issue where if you perform an undo action after moving a SmartArt graphic by dragging, Word crashes or the SmartArt graphic becomes blank and can't be selected.
  • Fix an issue with context numbering lists in Persian, Arabic, Hindi, and Hebrew.

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where updating Office overwrites ODBC registry entries and requires the Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable to be reinstalled or repaired.
  • Fix an issue with logging information for the Telemetry Dashboard that causes information to be overwritten in the log before it can be uploaded to the Telemetry Dashboard and also causes an increase in the size of the file to be uploaded.
  • Fix a caching issue that caused some Office 2013 licensing and program installation information to be deleted prior to a Microsoft-initiated upgrade from the Office 2013 version of an Office 365 client, such as Office 365 ProPlus, to the Office 2016 version.
  • Fix an issue in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint where setting the pen thickness for inking causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the Document Recovery task pane doesn't appear the next time you open the Office app after it has crashed, especially if you re-open the app right after it crashed.
  • Update OfficeC2RClient.exe to use "channel" instead of "branch" as a command-line option.
  • Add a Select button to the ribbon in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to allow users to switch whether a pen is used for ink annotations or for mouse emulation.

Deferred Channel

October 11, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2081)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since June 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until February 2017. But, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1605 (Build 6965.2092) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-121: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3194063)

Deferred Channel

September 13, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2071)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using media relay servers that are configured to use an http proxy causes call setup failures.

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

September 13, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1090)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since February 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until October 2016. However, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1602 (Build 6741.2071) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

August 9, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2063)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

August 9, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1087)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since February 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until October 2016. However, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1602 (Build 6741.2063) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

July 12, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2056)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

July 12, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1085)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since February 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until October 2016. However, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— — Version 1602 (Build 6741.2056) — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

June 14, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2048)


Access: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where if you add a hyperlink in a workbook and then save the workbook on a Windows 10 computer, the next time you open the workbook, the workbook is incorrectly opened in Protected View.
  • Fix an issue where a named range is incorrectly imported when using Data > Get & Transform > From Table.
  • Fix an issue where macros run noticeably slower on computers where logging is enabled for the Telemetry Dashboard.
  • Fix an issue where, when using a theme color and running a macro or add-in, the status bar changes to green with gray text, making it difficult for user to read the status update on the status bar.
  • Fix an issue where the Inquire ribbon doesn't display after the Inquire add-in is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where using Application.OnKey() to intercept a key stroke causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where dragging the fill handle of a cell formatted with a number as a Long Date causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where creating a PivotTable or PivotChart from a data connection and placed onto a new sheet causes Excel to crash.
  • Fix an issue where filter buttons for a PivotChart aren't visible when there is no filtering on the underlying PivotTable fields.
  • Fix an issue where the Data Model is lost when closing Excel before saving when there is a personal hidden macro workbook.
  • Fix an issue where editing a worksheet with a treemap chart in an earlier version of Excel 2016 than it was created in causes the treemap chart to lose its data.
  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Update the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Improve the detection of possible impending PST corruption and add steps to try to prevent the corruption from happening.
  • Update the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) so that it can detect and correct file corruption issues related to how .pst files are indexed and searched. This type of corruption can prevent .pst files from loading, cause Outlook to crash, or cause high CPU utilization.
  • Fix an issue where the link to view older mail messages on the server doesn't appear at the bottom of the list of messages in the folder, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folder.
  • Fix an issue where using keyboard shortcuts to access an attachment in an email causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where accessing a ghosted public folder on Exchange Server causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where creating a profile causes Outlook to crash. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where scrolling through a message causes Outlook to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor lags behind what the user is typing.
  • Fix an issue where, if message sender attaches a file while replying to an HTML email containing inline images in the body or signature, the message recipient gets the message but not the attachment.
  • Fix an issue with using Paste All to copy addresses from the Calendar clipboard to a new meeting.
  • Fix an issue where items in the From dropdown aren't completely highlighted completely in high contrast mode.
  • Fix an issue where only the first attachment is selected when using SHIFT + CLICK to select multiple attachments.
  • Fix an issue where, when configured to use POP3, all mail messages on the server are deleted from the Inbox after Outlook downloads the mail messages. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where, when configured to use POP3, mail messages are downloaded multiple times, causing duplicate items. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where users can't access public folders hosted on Exchange Server 2010.
  • Fix an issue where images display at the wrong size when sending mail between a high dpi device and a normal dpi monitor.
  • Fix an issue where dragging the scrollbar in message list causes the list to jump to the end of the list.
  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.
  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Real-time presence: See who is working on the presentation and what slide each person is working on. More information
  • Morph transition: Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information. More information
  • PowerPoint Designer: A new service that lets you take your content and automatically generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to make your slides look better. More information

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

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where if PowerPoint has restarted after a crash and you're using the Document Recovery task pane, you get an error message when you try to save the recovered file or open the original file.
  • Fix an issue where PowerPoint crashes when trying to save a recovery file that was created from a previous PowerPoint crash.
  • Fix an issue where numbers and spaces are lost when saving a presentation in .rtf format or copying text into a rich-text editor, such as WordPad.
  • Fix an issue where if you have a presentation that includes a table, and then save the presentation as a PDF, PowerPoint crashes.
  • Fix an issue where printing a document causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where using # to insert a slide number on a master slide inside a textbox doesn't display the slide number.
  • Fix an issue where choosing Reset in Format Background > Picture Corrections causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where choosing to edit data for a chart that's on a duplicated slide, while the chart data grid for the original slide is open, causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the audio icon appears, even though it has been set to be hidden during a slide show, when playing a presentation that has been exported in a video format.
  • Fix an issue where the Design Ideas dialog continues to appear when inserting pictures after the user selects "No Thanks".
  • Fix an issue where SmartArt with animations doesn't show up in the expected sequence in Slide Show view with Presenter view.
  • Fix an issue where number key navigation doesn't work in Slide Show view.

Project: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Publisher: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-123: Security Update for Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync to Address Information Disclosure (3105872)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user receives an error message when attempting to use conferencing features, such as a whiteboard or sharing notes. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where Skype crashes for some users in large meetings, such as meetings with more than 30 participants.
  • Fix an issue on computers with Malwarebytes software installed where Skype hangs when the user attempts to initiate audio or visual scenarios, such as desktop sharing or joining the audio portion of a meeting. More information about this issue
  • Fix an issue where if using the up arrow key to scroll through previous IM messages in the chat history, the selected item moves unexpectedly back to the item at the bottom of the chat history.
  • Fix an issue where Skype incorrectly creates a contract group, instead of a contact.
  • Fix an issue where screen sharing, primarily on Windows 7, can lead to the screen sharing session freezing after about 10 minutes and Skype might not respond to user input.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on the taskbar preview image for a new conversation window causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where app sharing sessions fail, especially during periods of bursty traffic.
  • Fix an issue that causes Skype for Business to crash if it is the first app to be started after installing Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue with audio noise on devices that have two input microphones.
  • Fix an issue where users can't successfully join a meeting after resuming a laptop from Sleep mode and before Skype client has signed back in.
  • Add support for contextual messages to help provide awareness of features to users.
  • Update text in the Join Meeting Audio dialog to direct users to the correct location in the UI to change settings.
  • Fix an issue with notifications that users see when experiencing both send and receive network problems.
  • Fix an issue where, in low memory conditions, trying to view a shared desktop or app results in disconnection and repeated attempts to automatically rejoin and view the shared desktop or app.
  • Fix an issue where, as the number of participants increases, the shared desktop experience gets worse.
  • Fix an issue, when multi-factor authentication is configured, where repeated prompts for phone authentication are received throughout the day.
  • Change what a viewer sees when the sharer locks the screen in RDP. Viewer is now shown a notification, instead of the RDP pause image.

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610)

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix a caching issue that caused some Office 2013 licensing and program installation information to be deleted prior to a Microsoft-initiated upgrade from the Office 2013 version of an Office 365 client, such as Office 365 ProPlus, to the Office 2016 version.
  • Fix an issue where the Document Recovery task pane doesn't appear the next time you open the Office app after it has crashed, especially if you re-open the app right after it crashed.
  • Fix Update OfficeC2RClient.exe to use "channel" instead of "branch" as a command-line option.
  • Fix an issue where, when using Share in an Office app to share an Office file on the local computer that has been synced with OneDrive for Business, the user gets the message "We're still uploading your file. You can jump back in as soon as we're finished" and that prevents the user from sharing the document.
  • Fix an issue where a problem with a resource DLL causes the Office app to crash when first opened after installation, when printing a document, or when undoing an editing operation.
  • Fix an option under File > Options > Advanced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to let users set the default behavior for using a pen to be mouse emulation instead of ink annotations.
  • Fix an issue where the app crashes if the user tries to convert the file to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker.
  • Fix an issue where icon specified in custom UI with imageMSO attribute doesn't display in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Fix an issue where opening an app after installing Office from office.com causes the app to crash if the computer doesn't have Internet access or can't reach the Office Licensing Service on the Internet.
  • Fix an issue where the Date Modified information that displays when doing an Open or Save As is truncated.
  • Fix an issue where double-clicking in the Text pane for SmartArt graphics causes the app to crash.
  • Fix an issue where the video that plays during installation stays on a black screen after it finishes and until the "Installation is complete" dialog is closed.
  • Fix an issue where mousing over the "Protected view" notification in a protected document causes the notification to be obscured by a very wide scroll button.
  • Fix an issue where the notification that an update to Office is scheduled is truncated in Kazakh and Hungarian.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.
  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • Make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.
  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesn't complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

Deferred Channel

June 14, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1082)


Note: This is the Deferred Channel release that's been available since February 2016. It will continue to be supported and receive security updates until October 2016. However, a new Deferred Channel release is now available— —— Version 1602 (Build 6741.2056)— — which contains new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user receives an error message when attempting to use conferencing features, such as a whiteboard or sharing notes. More information about this issue

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Deferred Channel

May 10, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1078)


Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

April 12, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1073)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Deferred Channel

March 8, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1068)


Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806)

Deferred Channel

February 9, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1061)


This is the initial release for this channel. This release contains the same features that shipped with Office 2016 on September 22, 2015.

Access: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where user can't see the sheet name when renaming sheet in high contrast mode.
  • Fix a performance issue when working with filters on Windows 10 devices when touch or pen is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where selection of a KPI icon in Power BI is ignored.
  • Fix an issue where Alt Text information is deleted when a chart is moved to a new sheet.
  • Fix an issue where formulas are corrupted when referring to a structured reference that contains special characters.
  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Updated the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.
  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user's screen topology, such as duplicate, isn't restored after exiting slideshow mode.
  • Fix an issue where user can't hide the slideshow touch toolbar on an external monitor when using touch to advance slides in Presenter view.
  • Fix an issue where temp files aren't deleted from the Temporary Internet Folder after closing a PowerPoint file that was opened from a file share.
  • Fix an issue where merging changes fails when notes have been added to a slide.
  • Fix an issue where the unused theme isn't deleted after merging theme changes to a presentation.
  • Fix an issue where an extra row is displayed at the bottom of the table after merging changes for a table where different users have deleted and added rows to the table.
  • Fix an issue where user receives an error message when trying to open a file from SharePoint when Internet Explorer is in protected mode.

Project: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where editing an enterprise calendar from a browser other than Internet Explorer causes an error when opening Project.
  • Fix an issue where the committed finish date shows as 1/1/84 for new engagements.

Publisher: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-123: Security Update for Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync to Address Information Disclosure (3105872)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a Word object inserted to display as an icon is empty after closing and reopening Visio.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226)

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with mail merge where the "Select Recipients" dialog box doesn't show the correct number of entries when Excel is the source.
  • Fix an issue where trying to print a document with a built-in text box gives the user an error message that Word is out of memory or disk space.
  • Fix an issue where a user might see duplicate content when doing real-time co-authoring with another user.
  • Fix a memory issue for documents that contain a large amount of high resolution pictures.
  • Fix an issue where the WindowsSelctionChange event doesn't fire when user right-clicks.
  • Fix an issue where a non-breaking hyphen shows as a square when using some fonts.
  • Fix an issue where footnote numbering doesn't match between the display in Word and the printout when a document that has footnotes set to "Restart numbering each page" is printed in the background.
  • Fix an issue where real-time co-authoring doesn't work with files stored on OneDrive, including the user not appearing to others as editing in real-time and no presence information available.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes during real-time co-authoring on a document opened from SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • Fix a formatting issue which causes tables to render incorrectly when placed into HTML emails in Outlook and the window is resized.
  • Fix an issue where co-authoring isn't available and document can get locked when the document is on SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Fix an issue in docx documents where table is visible even though content in the table has a style applied to it that includes the Hidden option.
  • Fix an issue where documents with relative hyperlinks can't be saved after performing an auto-correct.
  • Fix an issue where lines jump around during editing of a paragraph in a document with mirror indents.
  • Fix an issue where line display is inconsistent during editing when subpixel positioning is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a comment pop-up with multiple comments where the first one is marked as Done causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with incorrect line breaking.
  • Fix an issue where running a macro that uses the TransformDocument function in a document with a textbox in a header or a footer causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with .docm documents where removing all ActiveX controls causes errors when the document is opened.
  • Fix an issue where ContentControlOnExit event is not triggered when clicking into a header.
  • Fix an issue where Track Changes shows deletions for reviewers with the same name.
  • Fix an issue with real-time co-authoring of documents configured to remove personal information where changes display as tracked changes each time document is saved.

Office Suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 15-116: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS 16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

Office Suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where querying Line.ForeColor.RGB with VBA, for a line with fill set to automatic, always returns a value of white, even if the color is actually not white.
  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.
  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • Make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.
  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesn't complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

First Release for Deferred Channel

April 11, 2017
Version 1701 (Build 7766.2076)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following CVEs:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

March 14, 2017
Version 1701 (Build 7766.2071)


Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

February 22, 2017
Version 1701 (Build 7766.2060)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Upload attachments to OneDrive for Business to let everyone work on the latest version. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to upload or save it.
  • Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: Verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. More information
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change the lobby buttons used to admit or deny participants from text to images (an X or a checkmark).
  • Change the meeting reminder notification text from "Accept" to "Join."
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM when the recipient's status is set to Do Not Disturb.
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM, when the recipient is offline and "saving to history" is disabled, to make it clear that the recipient won't receive the message.
  • Add the capability to move the vertical splitter bar between the chat history and the roster in a group chat.
  • Add the capability to resize the list of tabs in IM or chat room windows.
  • Add the capability to select the chat rooms searched when creating a topic feed.
  • Fix an issue where message stop appearing in chat history mid-conversation.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate messages appear in the conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where toast notification actions (Accept and Ignore) aren't properly displayed during a high volume of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't type a message after using Alt+Tab to open a minimized conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where the IM button is grayed out in the contact card for a user, even though IM is available.
  • Fix an issue where multiple conversation windows don't open back to their previous sizes and locations after being closed and reopened.
  • Fix an issue where custom links don't launch when selected.
  • Fix an issue where the online meeting text in the Region field isn't displayed correctly for non-English characters.
  • Fix an issue where notification information, such as call duration, aren't rendered correctly in right-to-left languages.
  • Fix an issue where, when creating a topic feed, clearing the search results doesn't reset the results to a list of followed rooms.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when multiple conversation windows are open at the same time.
  • Fix an issue where the last conversation window goes blank once all the other tabs are closed.
  • Fix an issue where the default focus isn't in the chat input area when tabbed conversations are disabled.
  • Fix an issue where the "Forgot your dial-in PIN?" link doesn't appear in the meeting invite.
  • Fix an issue where some text is clipped and truncated on the General and Audio device pages when using high DPI screens at 175% display or higher.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when the computer is suspended or resumed when there is no network and the computer is an "always on, always connected (AOAC)" computer.
  • Fix an issue where no microphone is detected in a call when using a Polycom CX100 device.
  • Fix an issue where choosing a link such as \\servername or file:// in an IM message results in an error message instead of opening the location.
  • Fix an issue, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment that uses location-based routing, where the user can't make or receive PSTN calls because the server thinks the location of the user isn't valid for PSTN calls.
  • Change the subject line of the email sent for a missed message, when the user's status is set to Do Not Disturb or Presenting, from "Missed conversation with <name>" to "<Name> sent you a message in Skype for Business."
  • Start capturing the timestamp for the first time sign-in on the device as part of census data to help identify sign-in reliability trends.
  • Fix an issue where the option to share a secondary monitor doesn't appear with certain monitor configurations on Window 10 Version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update).
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the Audio Controls panel doesn't appear when a user clicks on the controls button in an audio call in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
  • Fix an issue where viewers see a black screen when a user is running Windows 7 and shares the main monitor first, and then switches to share a second monitor.
  • Fix an issue where certain special characters, such as the ampersand (&), can't be entered in the search input box or the "What's happening today?" section box.
  • Fix an issue where the unread count isn't shown when there are missed offline IMs.
  • Fix an issue where "Invite by email" templates mentioned Lync instead of Skype.
  • Fix an issue where the line number is missing from the "My Number" area below the dial pad.
  • Fix an issue where the mouse pointer isn't shown in the IM input area after sending a message in a chat.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in and there is a problem loading the cache pool.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when signing in and restoring conversations.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in after resuming.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting link is disabled if the Exchange servers in both organizations have TNEF disabled.
  • Fix an issue where a video call can't be restarted if there is only one IM conversation going on.
  • Fix an issue where text annotations on a whiteboard are lost when saving the whiteboard as an PNG file.
  • Fix an issue where the first line is hidden when inputting over two lines in Japanese in the IM window.
  • Fix an issue where the ampersand character (&) is incorrectly replaced by an underscore character in names.
  • Fix an issue with the "Join online meeting" URL in a scheduled meeting.
  • Fix an issue where hovering the mouse over a window doesn't activate the window even though the operating system is configured to do that.
  • Fix an issue where outgoing call conversation history items shows the caller instead of the called party.
  • Fix an issue where the F12 doesn't locally save a conversation.
  • Fix an issue where a missed conversation email doesn't contain the initial IM.
  • Fix an issue where an emoji can be added in the IM text area even if the presenter has disabled IM participation.
  • Fix an issue with the layout of the Ringtones and Sounds option dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when closing a conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where DNS-less sign in fails when the domain is registered as a vanity domain.
  • Fix an issue where persistent chat notification settings aren't being saved or loaded correctly.
  • Fix an issue where existing peer-to-peer conversation windows or chat rooms aren't showing up after signing in even though the setting to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where muting or unmuting the active conversation causes other conversation windows to appear as if they have unread messages.
  • Fix an issue where users that are configured for media bypass are unable to resume a call from a PSTN gateway after they put that call on hold.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blue box instead of the video when joining a meeting via a URL when using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the user part of the SIP address is showing instead of the display name in a toast alert.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business connects to a SIP server over port 443 and a proxy server is present, there is a significant delay in the sign-in process if the proxy doesn't allow such connections. The fix is enabled by adding the EnableDetectProxyForAllConnections DWORD registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\Lync, and setting the value to 1.
  • Fix an issue where, when using tabbed conversations, double-clicking on a tab and starting to type can sometimes cause the focus to move to a different tab and continue the typing in that conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where URLs included in an instant message can't be selected in the chat history window by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a typing sound should be heard if the "Play a sound when viewing an IM conversation and someone is typing" check box is selected under Ringtone and Sounds options.
  • Fix an issue where dialog boxes that appear aren't announced when using a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the first run tutorial can't be navigated with a keyboard and can't be read by a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the taskbar presence icon doesn't scale in High DPI settings.
  • Fix an issue where the clear field button in the search box can't be selected by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't launch a meeting if the invite is from a user in another pool.
  • Fix an issue where a user adding themselves to a meeting is incorrectly shown as a different user.
  • Fix an issue where the contact presence icon on the status change notification was hidden for incoming calls for the boss.
  • Fix an issue where the text cursor blink rate in the IM window doesn't match the keyboard properties setting in Windows.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader announces an incorrect contact name for a group conversation.
  • Fix an issue where user can't select multiple contacts by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where user photos can't be retrieved from Exchange.
  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the internal network, instead of one on the external network, when the user connects by using Direct Access.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business client crashes when trying to resolve the name of the meeting owner.
  • Fix an issue where changing a Windows setting while Skype for Business is starting up or shutting down causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when opening the participant list in a persistent chat room and trying to move the keyboard focus to the participant list.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes on resume when no network is available.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using CTRL + ALT + 7 or CTRL + ALT + 8 on a German keyboard opens the user feedback tool, instead of inserting the appropriate character.
  • Fix an issue where TraceLogging causes a crash on Windows 7 when installing or updating Office.
  • Fix an issue where, when drawing with ink and using a mouse, releasing the mouse button causes the ink to shift slightly.
  • Fix an issue where, after inserting an SVG image in an Office document, the SVG image disappears when the document is saved and re-opened.
  • Fix an issue where Office shows the following error message during activation for non-English users: "The maximum length of the product key is 25 characters."
  • Fix an issue with VBA forms that can cause the z-order of frames to stop functioning or display incorrectly.
  • Fix an issue where an update trigged by System Center Configuration Manager changes the UpdateChannel setting in the registry to something that's not a valid update channel.

First Release for Deferred Channel

January 10, 2017
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2102)


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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the option to share a secondary monitor doesn't appear with certain monitor configurations on Window 10 Version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update).
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business connects to a SIP server over port 443 and a proxy server is present, there is a significant delay in the sign-in process if the proxy doesn't allow such connections. The fix is enabled by adding the EnableDetectProxyForAllConnections DWORD registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\Lync, and setting the value to 1.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

December 13, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2095)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

November 8, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2055)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

November 2, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2054)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Updated visual elements: Changes to icons and colors to improve accessibility. More information

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

October 11, 2016
Version 1609 (Build 7369.2038)


Access: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

    Note: This feature requires one of the following Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, E3, or E5.

     

    *This feature is available in First Release for Deferred Channel as of November 2, 2016 in Version 1609 (Build 7369.2054).

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

    Note: This feature requires one of the following Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, E3, or E5.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

September 13, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2084)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

August 9, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2076)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

July 21, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2069)


Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

July 12, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2066)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

June 30, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2063)


Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

June 14, 2016
Version 1605 (Build 6965.2058)


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

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

     

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

     

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

June 7, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2047)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

May 23, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2042)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

May 10, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2037)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

May 3, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2033)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

April 12, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2026)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

April 4, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2025)


Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

March 23, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2021)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

March 16, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2017)


Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

March 14, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2015)


Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

March 8, 2016
Version 1602 (Build 6741.2014)


Access: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Real-time presence: See who is working on the presentation and what slide each person is working on. More information
  • Morph transition: Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information. More information
  • PowerPoint Designer: A new service that lets you take your content and automatically generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to make your slides look better. More information

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

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Project: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Publisher: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

February 9, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1061)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

January 12, 2016
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1054)


Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

First Release for Deferred Channel

December 8, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1043)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where XPS or printouts created using the Windows desktop client appear as a red X in non-Windows desktop clients, because those clients don't support native XPS rendering.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a bookmark is created that spans multiple paragraphs, but when the email is received, only the first paragraph of the bookmark is selected when using Go To.

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletind:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-128: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where app sharing sessions fail, especially during periods of bursty traffic.
  • Fix an issue that causes Skype for Business to crash if it is the first app to be started after installing Office 2016.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a non-breaking hyphen shows as a square when using some fonts.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change the default transport for downloading updates in the background from Cached/BITS to HTTP.
  • Fix an issue where failures caused by licensing-related actions during an automatic upgrade leaves the user without an Office installation.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 on a Windows 7 OEM computer that had the Office Preinstallation Kit run in audit mode results in error 0x80070005 during activation.

First Release for Deferred Channel

November 10, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1038)


Access: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where recording a macro for a query creation results in a compilation error.
  • Fix an issue where, after you delete a column in the Query Editor, a blank column appears at the end of the table after refreshing the query.
  • Fix an issue where an unexpected error occurs when choosing the Sparklines tab in Quick Analysis of a query table.
  • Fix an issue where, after you perform a cut and paste operation in a query table, you can't refresh the query by using the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue that when you refresh a query, the focus is moved to the sheet of its associated query table.
  • Remove reference to Power Query from error message about supported OData versions.
  • Fix an issue where Power Query features appear as available, but don't work, when the product hasn't been activated.
  • Update the URL for Dotlesscss in File > Account > About Excel.

OneNote: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where pasting text into Outlook doesn't show the full text if the amount of text pasted is greater than the height of the window.

PowerPoint: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Project: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Publisher: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with audio noise on devices that have two input microphones.
  • Fix an issue where users can't successfully join a meeting after resuming a laptop from Sleep mode and before Skype client has signed back in.
  • Add support for contextual messages to help provide awareness of features to users.
  • Update text in the Join Meeting Audio dialog to direct users to the correct location in the UI to change settings.
  • Fix an issue with notifications that users see when experiencing both send and receive network problems.

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where footnote numbering doesn't match between the display in Word and the printout when a document that has footnotes set to "Restart numbering each page" is printed in the background.
  • Fix an issue where real-time co-authoring doesn't work with files stored on OneDrive, including the user not appearing to others as editing in real-time and no presence information available.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes during real-time co-authoring on a document opened from SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • Fix a formatting issue which causes tables to render incorrectly when placed into HTML emails in Outlook and the window is resized.

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

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

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where user is repeatedly prompted to sign-in when trying to open files from SharePoint Online.
  • Fix an issue where pinned shortcuts on the taskbar aren't removed for all users during a manual upgrade.
  • Add the ability for the Click-to-Run manual upgrade process to detect if Outlook is connected to Exchange Server 2007 or if Business Contact Manager is installed in order to warn users of possible issues with upgrading.
  • Make dialogs to end processes more visible during an uninstall or upgrade because these dialogs can get hidden from the user behind open apps or other UI.
  • Fix an issue where a user doesn't get signed into an Office app automatically when using a computer that is identified as being joined to both a domain and a cloud domain.

First Release for Deferred Channel

October 21, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 6001.1034)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue that causes OneNote to crash when the same color for a border is selected twice in the color picker.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a screen reader only reads the first paragraph of a multi-paragraph email signature when editing the email signature.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor isn't in the correct position when writing or replying to an email.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, in low memory conditions, trying to view a shared desktop or app results in disconnection and repeated attempts to automatically rejoin and view the shared desktop or app.
  • Fix an issue where, as the number of participants increases, the shared desktop experience gets worse.
  • Fix an issue, when multi-factor authentication is configured, where repeated prompts for phone authentication are received throughout the day.

Visio: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a Word object inserted to display as an icon is empty after closing and reopening Visio.

Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where co-authoring isn't available and document can get locked when the document is on SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Fix an issue in docx documents where table is visible even though content in the table has a style applied to it that includes the Hidden option.
  • Fix an issue where documents with relative hyperlinks can't be saved after performing an auto-correct.
  • Fix an issue where lines jump around during editing of a paragraph in a document with mirror indents.
  • Fix an issue where line display is inconsistent during editing when subpixel positioning is disabled.
  • Fix an issue where clicking on a comment pop-up with multiple comments where the first one is marked as Done causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with incorrect line breaking.
  • Fix an issue where running a macro that uses the TransformDocument function in a document with a textbox in a header or a footer causes a crash.
  • Fix an issue with .docm documents where removing all ActiveX controls causes errors when the document is opened.
  • Fix an issue where ContentControlOnExit event is not triggered when clicking into a header.
  • Fix an issue where Track Changes shows deletions for reviewers with the same name.
  • Fix an issue with real-time co-authoring of documents configured to remove personal information where changes display as tracked changes each time document is saved.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the first time opening an Office app after upgrading to 2016 results in the app being in reduced functionality mode and requires the app to be restarted to get full functionality.
  • Fix an issue where running Office with shared computer activation enabled on a computer running Remote Desktop Services results in an error, when opening an app, that tells the user that they need to use a volume license edition of Office.
  • Fix an issue where installation gets stuck at around 90% complete.
  • Fix an issue where product names are localized when they shouldn't be.
  • Fix an issue where the ToolTip and KeyTip for "Tell Me" don't match and conflict with other KeyTips on the ribbon in various localized versions.
  • Fix an issue where Windows is showing Outlook as a new app after an upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016.
  • Fix an issue where upgrading to Office 2016 from Office 2013 version 15.0.4615.1002 (May 2014) results in a 0x80041015 error.

First Release for Deferred Channel

October 5, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 4229.1029)


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Business, where trying to use OneNote with SharePoint results in an error message that tells users that they have to upgrade to a different version of Office.
  • Fix an issue for Surface Pro 3 where video recording preview does not show what is being recorded.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change what a viewer sees when the sharer locks the screen in RDP. Viewer is now shown a notification, instead of the RDP pause image.

Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Office 2013 Click-to-Run service isn't restored if the auto-update to Office 2016 doesnt complete due to an error or user cancellation.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issues where a failure during the auto-update to Office 2016 results in a failed update and not being able to use or uninstall the Office 2013 apps.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where re-attempting to auto-update to Office 2016 after rebooting during a previous attempt to update leads to an update failure and inability to shut down.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the Stream task during installation isn't able to successfully recover if the computer is rebooted.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where rebooting during a manual update to Office 2016 leaves tasks in an "executing" state.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where starting a newly installed app during the middle of installation process results in an "Internet connection lost" dialog box appearing.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where the app tiles shown during the installation aren't active and don't launch the app when the users clicked on the app tile.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-updating an sr-latn-cr installation to Office 2016 doesn't convert the client language to sr-latn-rs.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where auto-update fails while preparing the update when there are multiple SKUs of Office installed on the computer.
  • Fix a Click-to-Run issue where error dialogs appear if a manual update is started while an auto-update is running.
  • Update references to "Add-ins" in the product UI where the capitalization of the term is incorrect.

First Release for Deferred Channel

September 22, 2015
Version 1509 (Build 4229.1024)


This is the initial release for this channel. This release provides the first availability of the Office 2016 applications.

Excel: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)

Visio: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)

Office suite: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following security bulletins:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)