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  1. Microsoft has released Office Version 2212 (Build 15911.20000) for Beta Channel Office Insiders on Windows, adding no new noteworthy features or changes. However, some notable fixes are there for issues found in PowerPoint, Word, and Office Suite. Some of the fixes are as follows: Fixed the issue responsible for failing to create presentations in PowerPoint Fixed the issue where text in Word was unexpectedly hidden by a shape You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about the fixes Microsoft is rolling out. Office Version 2212 (Build 15911.20000) Changelog PowerPoint Notable fix We fixed an issue where a new presentation was not created when using the PowerPoint.createPresentation API. Word Notable fix We fixed an issue where text was unexpectedly hidden by a shape even though the text wrapping option was selected. Office Suite Notable fix We fixed an issue where applying the blockcontentexecutionfrominternet policy would prevent files containing an embedded macro to no longer to run. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping that the upcoming Office update for Windows will be much more exciting with lots of new features and changes. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 2212 (Build 15911.20000) with new features
  2. Last month, we learned that Microsoft is revamping its Office apps in order to consolidate all its related offerings in a single place as well as improve the design. We got an early glimpse of this app a few weeks ago, but there's no word yet on when it will hit general availability. While Microsoft had previously only talked about all the new functionalities it will be adding as a part of this redesign, it's perhaps expected that some features would be on the chopping block too. To that end, the Redmond tech firm has now detailed two capabilities that will be axed in the Office mobile apps by the end of this year. The first is Transfer Files, which allows you to transmit files between your Office app and your computer. The process involves opening a URL and scanning a QR code in order to pair the two devices and transfer content. Microsoft thinks that this can easily be replaced by OneDrive, which is "seamlessly" integrated to Office so that you can access shared content regardless of device. As such, Transfer Files will be retired on December 31, 2022, but your previous files will remain unaffected. The other feature being killed off in the Office mobile app is Share Nearby. As the name suggests, this allowed content sharing between Android devices in close vicinity. However, Microsoft believes that this capability does not meet all the current needs of its customers ads. Therefore, it will be getting the ax on December 31, 2022. Previous files will remain unaffected. Microsoft has emphasized that these measures are being taken to evolve the Microsoft 365 app on mobile to offer the best value to customers, powered by solutions that are consistent, reliable, and enable productivity. These removals are part of the streamlining process for Microsoft 365 apps and it wouldn't be surprising to see similar announcements in the future as development continues. Microsoft is killing off two features in the Office mobile app
  3. Microsoft has added a new feature to PowerPoint through the rollout of Office Version 2211 (Build 15831.20012) for Beta Channel Office Insiders on Windows. The new PowerPoint feature is Save Media with Closed Captions, enabling users to save all the closed caption files along with the media files when users right-click and choose the ‘Save Media as’ option. Office Version 2211 (Build 15831.20012) also comes with bug fixes and improvements. It has fixes for notable bugs in Word and Office Suite. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about what’s new in the latest Office Insider preview update for Windows users below. Changelog November 4, 2022 | Version 2211 (Build 15831.20012) PowerPoint Save Media with Closed Captions. Now, when you right-click and choose Save Media as, all the closed caption files are saved along with the media file. Word Notable fixes We fixed an issue where no visual indicator would show which wrap text option was selected. We fixed an issue where content would flash with every keystroke when typing in a tracked change in a table. We fixed an issue where printing would stop working. We fixed an issue where a paragraph before non-editable content could not be deleted. Office Suite Notable fix We fixed an issue where a file, opened as protected, would remain in a temp folder after the user closed it and exited Office. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping that the upcoming Office update for Windows will be much more exciting with lots of new features and changes. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Office Version 2211 (Build 15831.20012) for Insiders on Windows introduces new PowerPoint feature
  4. Microsoft has released yet another Office preview update with no new features for Windows users. Office Version 2211 (Build 15822.20000) is now rolling out with just a fix for an issue in Microsoft Word. It fixes an issue where fonts in Word could be corrupted in Styles, resulting in unrecognized character squares. But there is nothing more than that, so another disappointment for Office Beta Insiders on Windows. Changelog Version 2211: October 28 Version 2211 (Build 15822.20000) Resolved issues Word We fixed an issue where fonts could be corrupted in Styles, resulting in unrecognized character squares. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping that the upcoming Office update for Windows will be much more exciting with lots of new features and changes. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 2211 (Build 15822.20000) for Windows users
  5. Apps aren't changing, and Office will still be available as a standalone purchase. Microsoft Office was first released in 1990, and aside from Windows, it's probably the Microsoft product the general public has the most experience with. Individual apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will all continue to exist, but starting now, the Office brand name these apps have all been grouped under will begin to go away, to be replaced by "Microsoft 365." The change will come first for the online Office apps at Office.com, which will make the switch in November. In January of 2023, the Office app built into Windows 10 and Windows 11 and the Office mobile apps for iOS and Android will follow suit. When updated, the apps will pick up the Microsoft 365 branding and a new logo, seen above, which still looks kind of like an O, but in a different way from how the Office logo looks a bit like an O. Microsoft's FAQ page on the transition says that Microsoft 365 will encompass the existing Office apps plus OneDrive and Microsoft Teams "and so much more." The company also points out that the Office brand will continue to exist, at least for a while. Existing Office 365 accounts aren't being renamed (yet), and Microsoft will still sell perpetually licensed versions of Word, Excel, and the other Office apps as Office 2021. The company has previously pledged to offer at least one more of these perpetually licensed Office suites, but at this point, we don't know whether it will continue to be known as "Office" or if it, too, will pick up "Microsoft 365" branding in some way. Office is just the latest Microsoft product to get a new name with "Microsoft" in it. Windows Defender, the platform's built-in anti-malware scanner, came to be known as Microsoft Defender in mid-2019. This page is a branding cheat sheet for eight different Office, Azure, and Microsoft-branded products, seven of which also became some version of "Microsoft Defender." Presumably, brands like Windows and Xbox are strong enough to resist being rebadged with "Microsoft OS" or "Microsoft Box," but if the rebranding hammer came down on Office, there's no telling what it will hit next. 32 years in, Microsoft has decided to rebrand “Microsoft Office”
  6. Microsoft has released Office Version 2210 (Build 15726.20000) for Office Insiders on Beta Channel for Windows. The latest Office update includes no new features, nor does it come with other noteworthy changes. Instead, it comes with a ton of bug fixes for issues found in several Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, Word, Project, and Office Suite. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about these fixes. Changelog Excel Notable fix: We fixed an issue where text formatting caused Excel to stop working. Outlook Notable fixes: We fixed an issue where Web view showed an error message on restart and cancel. We fixed an issue where the scroll bar was not visible while reading or composing a message. Project Notable fix: We fixed an issue where only one cross project linking option was applied, even when mutiple were selected. Word Notable fix: We fixed an issue where the Read Aloud feature was not available when Microsoft 365 was deployed on Windows Server 2016. Office Suite Notable fixes: We fixed an issue where Excel files opened from a Sharepoint 2019 library intermittently opened as read-only in Excel for Windows. We fixed an issue that prevented locked Word and Excel files from from opening. We fixed an issue that slowed down the saving of PowerPoint slides with SVG content to metafile formats. Microsoft’s last Office Insider release last week was also mostly about bug fixes and only one new feature for the Excel application. Before the previous two releases, the software giant added a new Sensitivity toolbar that prevents data leaks in several Office apps, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. It also added the ability to upload Excel documents to OneDrive. You can learn more about changes Microsoft introduced to Office Insiders last week here. Hopefully, Microsoft will not disappoint Office Insiders next week with the roll-out of only bug fixes. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 2210 (Build 15726.20000) for Insiders
  7. Microsoft has released Office Version 2210 (Build 15715.20014) for Beta Channel Insiders running Windows. However, the newest Office Preview build for Office Insiders includes no new features or changes. What is significant in this update are the notable bug fixes and improvements. Office Version 2210 (Build 15715.20014) brings notable fixes for issues found in several Office apps, including Microsoft Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Office Suite. You can check out the official changelog below to learn more about these fixes. Office Version 2210 (Build 15715.20014) changelog Excel Notable fixes We fixed an issue where a function would run out of resources or display the wrong error message when alttext had no value. We fixed an issue where app would stop responding and consume huge amounts of memory while doing touch zoom on RTL sheets. OneNote Notable fix We fixed an issue where users could not use the panning tool with stylus. Outlook Notable fixes We fixed an issue where search would always return results from the primary account and not the selected account. We fixed an issue that caused attachment size limits to not be evaluated when drag/dropping an attachment into a mail message. We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when closing the Mail control panel. PowerPoint Notable fix We fixed an issue where PowerPoint could be prevented from closing when accessed as an IOleObject. Word Notable fixes We fixed an issue where hyperlinks were not working, and an error was displayed. We fixed an issue in interaction mode with application guard. We fixed an issue where after splitting document window, lower window did not scroll to expected position below cursor. Office Suite Notable fixes We fixed an issue where the font size for labels increased unexpectedly in QAT when the icon sizes were updated. We fixed an issue where a customer certificate was incorrectly shown as being revoked. Microsoft’s last Office Insider release last week was also mostly about bug fixes and only one new feature for the Excel application. Before the previous release, the software giant added a new Sensitivity toolbar that prevents data leaks in several Office apps, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. It also added the ability to upload Excel documents to OneDrive. You can learn more about changes Microsoft introduced to Office Insiders last week here. Hopefully, Microsoft will not disappoint Office Insiders next week with the roll-out of only bug fixes. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 2210 (Build 15715.20014) with a ton of bug fixes and improvements
  8. Microsoft has released Office Version 2210 (Build 15709.20000) for Beta Channel Office Insiders on Windows, adding an important new feature for Excel, and notable bug fixes for other applications, including OneNote, Outlook, Project, and Office Suite. As for what’s new in Excel, the latest Office update introduces Dynamic array integration with charts, enabling users to link charts to Dynamic array calculations. Your charts will now be automatically updated to capture all data when the array recalculates. However, it includes no new features other than that. Office Version 2210 (Build 15709.20000) comes with tons of notable fixes and improvements. You can learn more about them in the complete official changelog below. Changelog September 16, 2022 | Version 2210 (Build 15709.20000) Excel Dynamic Array Integration with Charts: This feature enables users to link charts to Dynamic array calculations, which can produce results of variable length. The chart will automatically update to capture all data when the array recalculates, rather than being fixed to a specific number of data points. OneNote Notable fix We fixed an issue where, after inserting a shape or line onto the canvas, the user was unable to drag or resize the item. Outlook Notable fixes We fixed an issue where disconnecting IMAP IDLE session caused stopping of IMAP sync until rebooting. We fixed an issue where SharePoint documents, when attached as a copy, would not download for URLs above a given size. Project Notable fix We fixed an issue where it sometimes was not possible to synchronize resources to a SharePoint List when the resource’s name included the system list separator. Word Notable fixes We fixed an issue with large URLs where a link could not be opened if its length exceeded a specific character limit. We fixed an issue where header styles would be removed upon co-authoring. We fixed an issue where if a footer was added by built-in labeling, it incorrectly moved existing, manually added footers. Office Suite Notable fix We fixed an issue when running Convert to Shape on some SVG graphics that contain text. Last week, Microsoft added a new Sensitivity toolbar that prevents data leaks in several Office apps, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. It also added the ability to upload Excel documents to OneDrive. You can learn more about changes Microsoft introduced to Office Insiders last week here. Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Office Insider Version 2210 (Build 15709.20000) for Windows brings new features for Excel
  9. Software updates can be very annoying especially if they interrupt important workflows or impact your productivity. This does not only involve operating system updates but app updates as well. When it comes to Office apps, Microsoft is looking to tackle this problem through a new feature called "update under lock". Up until now, if you had an Office app like Excel open and you left it in its running state overnight, Microsoft could not update it even if there were some emergency fixes due. With update under lock, this process will become a lot more silent and streamlined. Even if you leave an Office app open in an idle state or lock your PC, update under lock will close the app when it's completely safe to do, apply the update, and then restore the app to its previous state. Microsoft claims that this entire process will take around four seconds which means that there will be no disruption to workflows. Update under lock builds upon Microsoft's Click-to-Run technology which is used to deliver updates to software like Office. Here is how Microsoft describes it: Click-to-Run is a new way to deliver and update Microsoft Office to broadband customers. Click-to-Run uses Microsoft virtualization and streaming technologies. Click-to-Run products use streaming. Think of this in the same way that you think about streaming video. You can watch the first part of the video before the whole file is downloaded. Similarly, with Click-to-Run, you can start using Office before the whole suite or product has been downloaded. While you are using your application, the rest of Office is being downloaded quietly in the background. The latest enhancement applies to Microsoft 365 subscriptions, Visio, Project, and perpetual licenses of Office 2016, 2019, and 2021. Update under lock will apply to the aforementioned apps using the following delivery channels: Current Channel: Version 2109 or later Monthly Enterprise Channel: Version 2112 or later Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview): Version 2202 or later   Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel: Version 2208 or later (coming Jan 2023) Microsoft has emphasized that this is a backend update to improve the delivery process so as such, there is no admin control that you can leverage to disable it. Update under lock: Microsoft is improving the Office app update experience
  10. Microsoft has released Office Version 2209 (Build 15629.20058) in the Current Channel for Windows users. It is a fairly small release, as it comes with only one new feature for Outlook, no other changes, bug fixes, and performance improvements. After installing Office Version 2209 (Build 15629.20058), admins will be able to configure label settings to add three new S/MIME options, including encrypt, sign, and encrypt-and-sign, to emails in Outlook for Windows. It is now possible to configure these labels and add S/MIME options to the Sensitivity drop-down menu, making it easier for the admins to quickly access these labels to encrypt and sign their emails. You can read the complete official changelog below to learn more about the functionality. Changelog Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 2209 (Build 15629.20058) for Windows users
  11. Microsoft has pushed an update to Office Insiders (Beta Channel) on Windows, taking it to Version 2209 (Build 15629.20058). The latest Office Insider version adds some important new features for Office apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. It also comes with notable bug fixes and improvements. Office Insiders on Windows are getting a new Sensitivity toolbar that prevents data leaks. Powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection, sensitivity labels are displayed alongside the filename in the app’s title bar. The new toolbar also appears while saving new documents or renaming existing ones. It is available in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Excel users will be able to use another important feature rather than the new Sensitivity toolbar, and that is the ability to upload Excel documents to OneDrive. Also, Excel now gives alerts when there are some issues with PivotTable compatibility. Apart from these new functionalities, Microsoft introduces some notable bug fixes for issues found in Excel, Outlook, and Word. Changelog Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. In other Office news, Microsoft recently released a plethora of new features for Current Channel subscribers on Windows, including better messaging regarding PivotTable compatibility, 14 new text and array functions to Excel to help you supercharge your spreadsheets, more insights into people in your organization with LinkedIn data in Outlook, and more. The updated Outlook will now show the public LinkedIn profile information where available, and the best part is that it does not need you to connect your accounts to do that. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Office Version 2209 (Build 15629.20058) for Windows introduces a ton of new features
  12. Microsoft has introduced several new features to Office Insiders for iOS and Android. The latest versions add new features for apps such as PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. However, it introduces no bug fixes and performance improvements alongside those changes. Office Insiders on iOS has received Version 2.65 (22082900), which now lets users view, create, and edit PowerPoint slides in portrait orientation on their iPhone or iPad devices. You can go to the Design tab in the ribbon and tap Orientation, then tap Portrait and see the slide in focus change to portrait orientation. iOS users are also getting the option to enable dark mode while they working on a document quickly. You can tap the More Options (…) menu in the upper-right corner of the screen and toggle on or off the Switch to Light/Dark Background button. The complete official changelog is given below. Office Version 2.65 (22082900) for iOS There is something for Android users too. Microsoft is adding a new capability to Outlook, enabling you to set rules around meeting forwarding, RSVP requests, new time proposals, and hiding attendees. You can learn more about the functionality in the complete official changelog below. Office Version 16.0.15629.20002 for Android All the features Microsoft introduced to Office Preview builds will eventually be available to the general public in the future. However, we cannot tell when they will be available. But they should not take a long time to arrive for the Office stable users since Office Insiders are testing them. Meanwhile, Microsoft will hopefully release a new Office Insider Build next month for both Android and iOS users. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. If you’re not a part of the Office Insider program, you can join Office Insider for Android by following a few simple steps. You can click on this link for a step-by-step installation guide. If you’re an Insider on iOS, you can install the latest Office update on your device to try these new features. You can download the Microsoft Office app from the below link. Download QR-Code ‎Microsoft Office Developer: Microsoft Corporation Price: Free+ Microsoft brings new features to Office apps for Android and iOS users
  13. If you are a Beta Channel Office Insider on Windows, it is time to update your Office apps, as Microsoft has released Office Insider Version 2209 (Build 15619.20000) with a new feature for Excel and fixes for several issues found in Access, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Word, Office Suite. For Excel users, Microsoft has reduced fragmenting of conditional formatting rules across a contiguous cell range when pasting copied cells into that cell range. It is not a major change, but it will certainly be useful for many users. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about what’s new in Excel and what’s been fixed in the latest Insider build. Changelog Microsoft is currently testing these changes with Office Insiders, so the general public cannot see them right now. The good news is that they will eventually be available for all Office users. Meanwhile, Beta Channel Insiders on Windows will get another new Office Build next Friday, and we are hoping the company will introduce exciting new features with the latest update. In other Office news, Microsoft recently released a plethora of new features for Current Channel subscribers on Windows, including better messaging regarding PivotTable compatibility, 14 new text and array functions to Excel to help you supercharge your spreadsheets, more insights into people in your organization with LinkedIn data in Outlook, and more. The updated Outlook will now show the public LinkedIn profile information where available, and the best part is that it does not need you to connect your accounts to do that. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Insider Version 2209 (Build 15619.20000) for Windows users
  14. Microsoft recently pushed a new update to Office Insiders in the Current Channel on Windows. Once it is installed, the latest version of Office will now be version 2208 with Build 15601.20044. But it is definitely more than that. The latest Office version for Current Channel insiders introduces some noteworthy new features for Excel and Outlook. However, there is no mention of bug fixes and improvements in the official changelog. As for the new features, Microsoft Excel now has better messaging regarding PivotTable compatibility. When Excel is not able to read data, it will now provide you with options to proactively troubleshoot and resolve the issue. In some scenarios where you face PivotTable compatibility issues, Microsoft Excel may also tell you to open it on the web. In its latest Current Channel Windows Office build, Microsoft has also added 14 new text and array functions to Excel to help you supercharge your spreadsheets. The new text functions include TEXTBEFORE, TEXTAFTER, TEXTSPLIT. The new array functions include EXPAND, TAKE, DROP, VSTACK, HSTACK, CHOOSEROWS, CHOOSECOLS, TOROW, TOCOL, WRAPROWS, and WRAPCOLS. Microsoft Outlook users are also getting the taste of a new feature. In the latest version, Microsoft added more insights into people in your organization with LinkedIn data in Outlook. The updated Outlook will now show the public LinkedIn profile information where available, and the best part is that it does not need you to connect your accounts to do that. Remember that Microsoft is currently testing these capabilities with Office Insiders, meaning you will not see them if you are using the regular Office apps. However, most of the features that Microsoft tests with Insiders eventually become available to regular users. The software giant may soon introduce these new Excel and Outlook functionalities to the general public. Meanwhile, you can read the complete official changelog below. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft brings new features to Outlook and Excel for Office Insiders
  15. Weeks after releasing the new Office Beta Insider Preview build for Mac users, Microsoft is rolling out a new Preview build for Current Channel Insiders. The new Current Channel Office Preview update comes with Version 16.64 (Build 22080400) and adds new text and array manipulation functions, the ability to favorite a folder in a shared or delegated account in Outlook. It includes no other changes, nor does it bring any bug fixes and improvements. You can read more about these new functions in the complete official changelog given below. Changelog In other news related to Office for Mac, Microsoft recently introduced several new features for Office Insiders on Mac. PowerPoint users on Mac are getting a new Cameo feature that allows users to insert a live camera feed anywhere in their presentation. To use it in your slide show, you can select Insert > Cameo. To use the feature, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules. Now, you can simply drag the edges of the dialog box and resize it as needed. Microsoft usually releases a new Office update every month for Office Current Channel subscribers on Mac, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build next month. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Version 16.64 (Build 22080400) for Mac users
  16. Microsoft has released Office Version 2208 (Build 15519.20000) and Version 2208 (Build 15511.20000) for Windows users, adding new features, improvements, and several bug fixes. Both the updates were recently rolled out to Office Beta Channel users on Windows. Office version 2208 (Build 15511.20000) allows Office Suite users to use domain names to restrict file access to specific individuals or to all individuals from that domain. It also introduced some upgrades to the analysis services components used in data modeling and Power Pivot in Excel. Aside from that, Office Version 2208 (Build 15519.20000) introduces notable fixes for issues found in Word and Outlook. You can check out the complete official changelog below to learn more about these changes. Changelog In other Office news, Microsoft recently released a plethora of new features for Current Channel subscribers on Windows. The latest Current Channel Office update adds a brand-new visual experience that makes it easier to parse information, improvements to Excel PivotTables that are connected to Power BI datasets, including the ability to create aggregations on the fly by dragging any field into the Values area (including Implicit Measures). Also, Current Channel users can find key documents in Visio with the Shared with Me list. Microsoft also introduced several new features for Office Insiders on Mac. PowerPoint users on Mac are getting a new Cameo feature that allows users to insert a live camera feed anywhere in their presentation. To use it in your slide show, you can select Insert > Cameo. To use the feature, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules. Now, you can simply drag the edges of the dialog box and resize it as needed. Microsoft releases a new Office update weekly for Beta Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build for the Beta Channel Insiders next week. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Office Version 2208 (Build 15519.20000) and Version 2208 (Build 15511.20000) add new features for Windows users
  17. Earlier this month, Microsoft surprised its customers with a sudden U-turn regarding its plans to block VBA macros in popular Office apps. Shortly afterward, the company clarified that it plans to reinstate the new policy after making "some additional changes to enhance usability." Now Microsoft is once again ready to start blocking Office internet macros by default. The software giant has updated its documentation with clear step-by-step instructions explaining what the end user can do with a blocked macro. With the new rules in place, users will see a security warning notification when trying to open an Office file with a macro coming from the internet. The message will show a "Learn More" button linked to a support page describing risks related to opening files with VBA macros. Also, the article provides information about enabling macros in case the user trusts the file. You can access the support page via this link. Microsoft says negative user feedback caused the company to temporarily undo the changes and consider providing better information about such a drastic change in Office applications. The new documentation now provides all the information users and IT admins need to understand how Office determines whether to block or run macros in files from the internet, which Office versions are affected by the new rules, how to allow VBA macros in trusted files, and how to prepare for the change. Microsoft plans to start blocking VBA macros in Office Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word in the Current Channel from July 27, 2022 (Office version 2206 and newer). The idea behind the decision is to eliminate an attack surface that bad actors exploit to infect systems with malware and ransomware. Microsoft will soon start blocking Office macros once again
  18. Microsoft releases a new Office Insider build for Windows users on the beta channel every week. And there is no exception this week, as Office Version 2208 (Build 15511.20000) is now rolling out to Office Beta Channel subscribers on Windows. However, the update includes no new features but comes with a good set of fixes, which should make the performance of some Office apps such as Outlook, Project, and Word. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about the update. Changelog In other Office news, Microsoft recently released a plethora of new features for Current Channel subscribers on Windows. The latest Current Channel Office update adds a brand-new visual experience that makes it easier to parse information, improvements to Excel PivotTables that are connected to Power BI datasets, including the ability to create aggregations on the fly by dragging any field into the Values area (including Implicit Measures). Also, Current Channel users can now find key documents in Visio with the Shared with Me list. Microsoft also introduced several new features for Office Insiders on Mac. PowerPoint users on Mac are getting a new Cameo feature that allows users to insert a live camera feed anywhere in their presentation. To use it in your slide show, you can select Insert > Cameo. To use the feature, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules. Now, you can simply drag the edges of the dialog box and resize it as needed. Microsoft releases a new Office update weekly for Beta Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build for the Beta Channel Insiders next week. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Insider Version 2208 (Build 15511.20000) for Windows users
  19. Microsoft has released a new Office build for Windows Office Insiders in the Current Channel. The new Office Version 2207 (Build 15427.20090) adds a number of new features to Outlook, Excel, and Visio. Microsoft is now rolling out a brand-new visual experience that makes it easier to parse information. The new Outlook also includes better relevance to help you pinpoint the correct results; and changes that help you quickly find the next occurrence in a series of events in your Calendar. Moreover, Microsoft has added improvements to Excel PivotTables that are connected to Power BI datasets, including the ability to create aggregations on the fly by dragging any field into the Values area (including Implicit Measures). The latest Office release has also introduced reduced fragmentation of conditional formatting rules. If you use Visio to create diagrams, you can find key documents in Visio with the Shared with Me list. Any documents shared with you will automatically show up in your list. You can read the complete official changelog below to learn more about these changes. Changelog In related news, PowerPoint users on Mac are getting a new Cameo feature that allows users to insert a live camera feed anywhere in their presentation. To use it in your slide show, you can select Insert > Cameo. To use the feature, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules. Now, you can simply drag the edges of the dialog box and resize it as needed. Microsoft releases a new Office update monthly for Current Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build for the Current Channel Insiders next month. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Latest Office Insider build for Windows adds a new visual experience to Outlook
  20. Microsoft has fixed a known issue causing Office applications like Word and Excel to crash when working with cloud documents. The complete list of affected Office apps includes Excel for Microsoft 365, Word for Microsoft 365, and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365. "Word, Excel, and PowerPoint might close unexpectedly when opening, closing, saving, uploading, or downloading cloud files in Office Version 2205," the company described the issue on its support website. According to Redmond, users wouldn't know the cause of these crashes since "no errors are displayed when the application suddenly closes." Microsoft says the Microsoft 365 issue has been addressed in Office Version 2206 Build 16.0.15330.20230, with the fix currently being rolled out to affected customers via an update. Those impacted by this problem who don't want to wait until the update rolls out to their system can manually install it by opening the Office app and clicking "Update Now" under File > Account > Update Options. Excel 365 freezing issues Microsoft has also fixed another Excel 365 issue today where the app might stop responding or experience performance issues when switching between worksheets. "Excel for Microsoft 365 might experience performance problems or stop responding when switching between worksheets of an existing file containing a PivotTable to which a filter has been applied," Microsoft explained. This known issue affects multiple Microsoft 365 Apps builds, including: Office 365 Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel Version 2108 (Build 14326.20962 ) Office 365 Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) Version 2202 (Build 14931.20392) Office 365 Monthly Enterprise Channel (MEC) Version 2203 (Build 15028.20248) Redmond says the fix is available for customers in the Current channel Version 2204 or later (Build 15128.20280) and those in the Monthly Enterprise Channel Version 2204 (Build 15128.20280). The fix will also roll out to Office 365 subscription customers this month for those in the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Version 2202) and the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel Preview (Version 2202). Microsoft also provides a workaround for Office 2021 or Office 2019 customers who will not be provided with a fix. "If a fix is not available for your current version of Excel 365, you can work around the problem by removing the filter from the affected worksheet by selecting File > Home > Sort & Filter > Clear," Redmond added. Those familiar with the Windows Registry can also set a registry key that will have the same effect using the steps detailed here. Microsoft fixes bug crashing Office apps when opening cloud documents
  21. Microsoft has released new Office Insiders Preview builds for Mac users on Current and Beta Channels, adding some new features and bug fixes. Current Channel Office Insiders on Mac are getting Office Build 16.63.22070500, which introduces some new features to PowerPoint and Excel. PowerPoint users are getting a new Cameo feature that allows you to insert a live camera feed anywhere in your presentation. To use it in your slide show, just select Insert > Cameo. Office Build 16.63.22070500 also adds the ability to resize your Conditional Formatting Manager dialog boxes. It means you can see more rules at one time and view the entire formula and range of your rules. To use the feature, go to the Home tab and select Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules. Now, you can simply drag the edges of the dialog box and resize it as needed. You can read the complete official changelog below. Changelog Office Build 16.63.22070500 (Current Channel) Microsoft has also released an Office Preview build for Beta Channel subscribers on Mac. However, unlike the Current Channel, there are no new features for the Beta Channel users. Instead, you get a good set of important fixes for issues found in Excel. Office Version 16.64 (Build 22070301) (Beta Channel) In other Office-related news, Microsoft released Office Version 2207 Build 15427.20000 for Windows users, allowing users to disable specific types of automatic data conversions, thus eliminating the need for you to worry about Excel converting your data to a format you didn’t want and weren’t expecting. It also introduced bug fixes and other changes. Microsoft releases a new Office update every week for Current and Beta Channel subscribers on Mac, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build next month. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases new Office Preview builds for Mac users
  22. While Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would block VBA macros on downloaded documents by default, Redmond said on Thursday that it will roll back this change based on "feedback" until further notice. The company has also failed to explain the reason behind this decision and is yet to publicly inform customers that VBA macros embedded in malicious Office documents will no longer be blocked automatically in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word. "Based on feedback, we're rolling back this change from Current Channel," the company notified admins in the Microsoft 365 message center (under MC393185 or MC322553) on Thursday. "We appreciate the feedback we've received so far, and we're working to make improvements in this experience. We'll provide another update when we're ready to release again to Current Channel. Thank you." The change began rolling out in Version 2203, starting with Current Channel (Preview) in early April 2022, with general availability to be reached in June 2022, as BleepingComputer previously reported. This was a welcome and highly expected change, given that VBA macros are a popular method to push a wide range of malware strains (including Emotet, TrickBot, Qbot, and Dridex) via phishing attacks with malicious Office document attachments. With VBA macros blocked by default, everyone was expecting attacks that delivered malware (such as information-stealing trojans and malicious tools used by ransomware groups) to be automatically thwarted. On systems where VBA macros aut0blocking is enabled, customers see a "SECURITY RISK: Microsoft has blocked macros from running because the source of this file is untrusted" security alert. If clicked, the warning sends users to an article containing information about the security risks behind threat actors' use of Office macros and instructions on enabling these macros if absolutely necessary. Mockup of new Office macros security alert (BleepingComputer) Confused users asking for an explanation, more transparency Microsoft's customers were the first to notice that Microsoft rolled back this change in the Current Channel on Wednesday, with the old 'Enable Editing' or 'Enable Content' buttons shown at the top of downloaded Office documents with embedded macros. "Is it just me or have Microsoft rolled this change back on the Current Channel?" one Microsoft Office user asked in the comments of Microsoft's February blog post announcing that VBA macros will be disabled. "It feels like something has undone this new default behaviour very recently... maybe Microsoft Defender is overruling the block?" "Based on feedback received, a rollback has started. An update about the rollback is in progress," replied Angela Robertson, a Principal GPM for Identity and Security on the Microsoft 365 Office team. "I apologize for any inconvenience of the rollback starting before the update about the change was made available." Another customer complained about Microsoft's "lack of communication" after announcing this change and asked the company to share more info on this rollback "elsewhere." "Your standard SMB and even mid-sized businesses are going to implode if this gets fully implemented in it's current form," the customer said. "You seem to be catering to enterprises now that have very large teams of people to manage your products, and that's simply not the case for most of the user base. It needs to be simplified before it's released, and moreso, it needs to be effectively communicated." "Rolling back a recently implemented change in default behaviour without at least announcing the rollback is about to happen is very poor product management," another added. While Microsoft has not shared the negative feedback that led to the rollback of this change, users have reported that they are unable to find the Unblock button to remove the Mark-of-the-Web from downloaded files, making it impossible to enable macros. Other admins felt that the decision was a problem for end-users who would find it burdensome to unblock files that they download every day, if not multiple times per day. A Microsoft spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when BleepingComputer reached out earlier today. Microsoft rolls back decision to block Office macros by default
  23. Office Insiders on Windows haven’t had the opportunity to test new features for quite some time. That is changing with today’s Office Version 2207 Build 15427.20000, which adds a new feature for Excel, and along with it comes a good set of fixes for issues found in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Office Suite, Access, OneNote, and Publisher. Build 15427.20000 for Windows is available for Office Insiders registered in the Beta Channel. It allows users to disable specific types of automatic data conversions, thus eliminating the need for you to worry about Excel converting your data to a format you didn’t want and weren’t expecting. You can now navigate to File > Options > Advanced > Automatic Data Conversion and choose the conversion(s) that you’d like to disable. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about the feature and what’s been fixed below. Changelog In other Office-related news, Microsoft recently released Office Version 16.0.15427.20004 for Android users, adding a more optimized Excel to Android users. Microsoft has sped up the time required for entering a formula in a cell by reducing memory usage. It includes no other changes, nor does it offer any bug fixes and improvements. The latest Windows Office build in the Current Channel allows you to add SketchUp files to your Office creations. This means it’s now easier to create shareable conceptual designs, such as fully textured architectural models and other graphics used in industrial design and product design and civil and mechanical engineering. Microsoft releases a new Office update monthly for Beta Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build for the Beta Channel Insiders next month. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases new Office Insider build for Windows users
  24. A few days ago, Microsoft released an Office Preview Build for Insiders in the Current Channel, adding several new features and changes. Microsoft has also released a new Office Preview Build for Beta Channel Insiders, though with no new features and changes. The latest Office Preview Build 15407.20000 includes only bug fixes for issues found in Excel, Outlook, and Office Suite. You can check out the complete official changelog to learn more about them. Changelog Microsoft’s recently-released Office Insider Build 15330.20114 for Current Channel Insiders on Windows added new features for Outlook, Office Suite, and Excel. It allows you to add SketchUp files to your Office creations. The latest build also introduces From Dataflows connector, allowing users to connect and import data from dataflows directly into Excel. Microsoft releases a new Office update monthly for Beta Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build for the Beta Channel Insiders next month. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Insider Preview Build 15407.20000 for Windows users
  25. Microsoft has released Office Insider Preview Build 15402.20002 for Windows users registered in the Office Insider Beta channel. The latest office build adds some new features for Office Suite and Excel, and is an important fix for Outlook. The latest version of Office allows you to add SketchUp files to your Office creations. This means it’s now easier to create shareable conceptual designs, such as fully textured architectural models and other graphics used in industrial design and product design and civil and mechanical engineering. Excel got a noteworthy new feature in this update. Thanks to the new Data from Picture feature, users can now take a picture of the information and import it into your worksheet. You can go to the Data tab and select From Picture, then choose the source; you can also review and correct the data, if necessary, before inserting it into your worksheet. Furthermore, finding key documents in Visio is now way easier with the new Shared with Me list. To try this feature, simply click on the Home tab or the Open tab and select Shared with Me. You can read the complete official changelog to learn more about these changes. Changelog In related news, Microsoft introduced a redesigned dictation toolbar for efficiency and a cleaner look. The company also released the voice dictation feature in OneNote, a more optimized Microsoft Excel, and more. Recently, Microsoft Office also added the ability to gather five million responses on a single form. You can read more about what’s new in the update here. Microsoft releases a new Office update weekly for Beta Channel subscribers on Windows, adding new features and changes. Microsoft is also expected to release a new Office Insider Build next week. We’ll keep you updated if we find anything interesting in the update. To update the Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build to the latest version, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now. Microsoft releases Office Insiders Preview Build 15402.20002 for Windows users
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