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Feature Update History of Office 365 Desktop Applications (Apple OS)

Version 16.27.19071500 (July 2019)

Excel

  • Type a Formula that returns Multiple Values - Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells.
  • Six powerful functions - Microsoft added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY.

PowerPoint

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

Outlook

  • From Outlook to OneNote in just one click - With the click of a button you can save your Outlook messages and meeting notes to a OneNote notebook. Use it as an archive or as a convenient place to stash your stuff.
  • Share attachments from your cloud files - With the click of a button you can save your Outlook messages and meeting notes to a OneNote notebook. Use it as an archive or as a convenient place to stash your stuff.

 

Version 16.26.19060901 (June 2019)

Excel

  • Subscript and superscript at a glance - If subscript, superscript, and strikethrough are your go-to formats, add them to your ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar so they’re within easy reach.

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Word, Excel & PowerPoint

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

 

Version 16.25.19051201 (May 2019)

Word, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Get a faster start - get recommendations based on your activity and what others are working on around you.

  • File management in few clicks - Open a file and click the title in the title bar to see the filename and location. Rename or Move the file to a cloud location.

 

Excel

Calling all Macro users - Record a macro using relative references.  When you play it back, it works in relation to the active cell, not the sells used for recording.

Your favorite commands within easy reach - Get quick, easy access to common actions like Find & Select, Zoom to Selection, Arrange All, and more.  Find them on the ribbon.

 

Outlook

Key details for your contacts - Select a contact's name in a message or calendar event to see their photo, phone number, email, org chart, and more.

 

 

Version 16.24.19041401 (April 2019)

Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Watch your content come alive - Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and T-rex rampage in your documents, worksheets, and slides.

 

PowerPoint

Easily save embedded media - Easily extract embedded videos and audio from presentations by pressing Control + click on the media element you want to save.

Get their attention with @mentions - Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know you need their input.

Work faster with new shortcuts - New shortcuts provide functionality only seen in Windows.  Available in all languages.

 

 

Version 16.22.19021100 (February 2019)

Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Draw naturally with your trackpad - Move your finger on the trackpad and watch the ink flow across the screen.

 

 

Version 16.21.19011500 (January 2019)

Word

From iPad or iPhone to Word in a snap* - Use the Apple Continuity Camera to insert a photo from your iPad or your iPhone into your document.

 

 

Version 16.20.18120801 (December 2018)

Office Suite

Your Ribbon Icons Have a New Look: Don't worry, everything works the same. Plus, all of the icons look great on screens of all sizes.

Updated Alt Text Pane: Make your content more accessible by adding helpful captions or even mark elements as decorative.

 

Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

Go easy on your eyes with Dark Mode - A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments.

 

PowerPoint

New Proofreading tools - Don't stress about your words. Editor provides grammar and writing suggestions, in addition to spelling.

From iPhone to PowerPoint in a snap* - Use the Apple Continuity Camera to insert a photo from your iPhone into your slide.

 

Word

Preserve the look of your text - Embed fonts to ensure that your document looks the way you want to on every computer.

 

Outlook

Turn off forwarding for a meeting - Ensure that you control who will attend your meeting by preventing attendees from forwarding the invite.

See who's coming to the meeting - Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see who plans to be there.

Use Teams to connect to your meetings - Work with remote colleagues, partners, or clients?  Use Teams in Outlook to schedule and join online meetings.

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Share your calendar - Share your calendar with family, friends, and colleagues.  Open calendars shared with you in the Mac, Windows, or cloud versions of Outlook.

View three time zones - Need to schedule a meeting across time zones?  Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all.

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Version 16.19.0.18110915 (November 2018)

Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Get the Picture? - Search the web for pictures from within your Office apps. Select Insert > Online Pictures to begin.

What's in a Filename? - Handy Tools: Click the filename to quickly move, rename, or browse the version history for your cloud documents.

 

PowerPoint

Zoom - present your content in a non-linear way: Create an interactive table of contents with Summary Zoom or jump to specific slides and sections with Slide Zoom and Section Zoom.

Export to Video with audio narrations: Audio narrations are now included in your exported video.

 

Outlook

Easier Email Encryption: The Encrypt button now has an Encrypt-Only option, which makes it easier to send encrypted email—inside and outside your organization.

 

 

Version 16.18.0.18101400 (October 2018)

Excel

Collaborate with Comments: Keep the conversation going right in your spreadsheet with the built-in reply box.

More "auto" in AutoComplete: When you type a formula, the helpful AutoComplete menu will appear, showing you argument options to choose from.

Now improved: VoiceOver navigation: Using VoiceOver in Excel? Move across sheets by pressing VO+U. You can enable the macOS Trackpad Commander to do this too.

 

PowerPoint

Make Your Images Accessible: When you insert a picture, Office suggests captions that can be read by people with vision impairments.

Animation Triggers are here: You asked for it! Animation triggers aren't just for Windows anymore. Find them on the Animations tab.

 

Outlook

Improved Search: Select the Search box for quick suggestions based on your recent search history. No typing required.

 

 

Version 16.17.0.18090901 (September 2018)

Word

Draw with ink: Use your mouse or touch pad, and the pens on the Draw tab to write, draw, and highlight.

Insert 3D models to see all the angles: Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees

 

Excel

Draw with ink: Use your mouse or touch pad, and the pens on the Draw tab to write, draw, and highlight.

Insert 3D models to see all the angles: Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees.

Custom shortcuts are back: We heard you! At your request, we've brought back custom shortcut keys.

 

PowerPoint

Draw with ink: Use your mouse or touch pad, and the pens on the Draw tab to write, draw, and highlight.

Insert 3D models to see all the angles: Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees.

The font you choose is the font they see: Embed your custom fonts in your files so that wherever they go, your fonts go too.

 

 

Version 16.15.0.18070902 (July 2018)

PowerPoint

Pep up your pitch with video: Add live action to your slide with a YouTube video, and then view it without having to leave the app.

 

Outlook

Improved security for Google accounts: Security improvements mean that you no longer need to allow access to "less secure apps" or set an app password in order to add your Google Account to Outlook.

 

 

Version 16.14.0.18061000 (June 2018)

Word

Learning Tools improve readability: Give your eyes a rest. Adjust text spacing, column width, and page color. Or listen as Word reads your document aloud, highlighting text as it's read.

 

Excel

Fill data in a flash: Give Flash Fill a few examples, and it will fill your data for you.

Break the language barrier: Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator.

 

PowerPoint

Break the language barrier: Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator.

Hyperlinks in living colors: Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

 

Outlook

Create a signature they'll remember: Express yourself with rich font styles, colors, images, links, and more.

Create and collaborate with Groups: Want to create an Office 365 Group in Outlook? No problem! Add and remove members, too. Collaboration on the Mac just got easier.

 

 

Version 16.13.0.18051301 (May 2018)

Word

Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Word.

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one of 500 icons.

Write your best resume or CV with help from LinkedIn: Resume Assistant shows you work experiences, top skills, and more for a given role. Find it on the Review tab.

Accessibility built right in: Use your keyboard to access the ribbon quickly and to format the words or pictures you just inserted.

 

Excel

Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Excel.

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your workbook by inserting and editing one of 500 icons.

Use a timeline to filter your data: Easily filter a PivotTable by sliding the date range with a timeline filter.

 

PowerPoint

Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving PowerPoint.

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your presentation by inserting and editing one of 500 icons.

 

Outlook

Customize swipe gestures: Set the swipe left and swipe right gestures to the actions you use most. Choose from Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, or None.

Support for Google Calendar and Contacts: Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.

 

 

Version 16.12.0.18041000 (April 2018)

Word

Better sharing and collaboration: Your locally synced OneDrive documents open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your documents to add visual interest and retain a high image quality.

 

Excel

Better sharing and collaboration: Your locally synced OneDrive workbooks open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your workbooks to add visual interest and retain a high image quality.

 

Outlook

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your emails to add visual interest and retain a high image quality.

A more actionable calendar: Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see all of the associated details. Check out who is invited, edit your response, or join the meeting, all in one place.

Easier scanning of search results: Outlook highlights your search term in the item list or Preview pane.

Week numbers: Week numbers are now displayed in Calendar month view and mini-calendar in the sidebar. To enable, check "Show week numbers" in Outlook > Preferences > Calendar > Calendar options.

Scheduling Skype meetings: Delegates can now schedule Skype for Business Online meetings on behalf of principals using principals' email addresses.

 

 

Version 16.11.0.18031100 (March 2018)

Word

Do more with Focus Mode: Focus Mode now opens at your set zoom level and shows the page number while you scroll.

 

PowerPoint

Embedded fonts: Embedded fonts ensure that your presentation looks the same on every computer and people experience your content as you intend.

 

Outlook

Tables: Insert tables in your messages and calendar events and bring structure to your content. No more copying and pasting from other Office apps.

View two time zones at once: Want to know what time it is in another part of the world? Now you can add a second time zone to Outlook.

Schedule across time zones: Traveling across time zones? Create an event with different start and end time zones, and Outlook will take care of the conversion.

Change text size: Increase or decrease the font size in your sidebar, message list, and reading pane.

 

 

Version 16.10.0.18021001 (February 2018)

Excel

Precision selecting: Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over.

Slice and dice your table data: You loved slicers for PivotTables. You can now use them in tables too to see exactly what filters you have applied.

 

PowerPoint

Shine the light on what matters: Grab the new highlighter to flag important information.

 

 

Version 16.9.0.18011602 (January 2018)

Word

Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working, and you can view changes as they type.

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

 

Excel

Collaborative editing: Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.

More charts: Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.

More functions: Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS function and SWITCH function.

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

Better support for PivotTable charts: Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.

Multi-threaded calculation Formulas are updated faster when values are changed, because Excel uses multiple processing threads.

 

PowerPoint

Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working, and you can view changes as they type.

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.

See what's changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted.

A quick start to your research: Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.

Trim media: Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

Laser pointer in Slide Show: Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.

Text Highlighter: Text highlight is now on Mac! Use text highlighter to emphasize important pieces of text.

 

Outlook

Archive or delete with just one swipe: Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.

 

 

Version 15.39.0.17101000 (October 2017)

Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Improved Visual Basic Editor: Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.

 

Outlook

 

Improved readability and accessible, too: Your email message and meeting invitation headers are now easier on the eyes. Less clutter, better keyboard navigation, and improved VoiceOver.

 

 

Version 15.37.0.17081500 (August 2017)

Word

 

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

Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. 

 

Excel

 

Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL.

 

PowerPoint

 

Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL.

 

 

Version 15.36.0.17070201 (July 2017)

Excel

 

Pictures in headers and footers: Customize your printed workbooks by adding images to headers and footers.

 

Outlook

 

Send email on your schedule: Delay the delivery of a message or choose when it will be sent.

All your favorite folders in one place: Create shortcuts to all the folders you use regularly. All shortcuts are listed in Favorites at the top of your Sidebar.

Format Painter: Available when creating emails, events, and tasks. 

 

 

Version 15.35.0.17061000 (May 2017)

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

 

Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script

 

Word

 

Modern backgrounds for Focus Mode: Choose from Twilight or Polar Night backgrounds, when you're in Focus Mode on the View tab.

 

Outlook

Groups: View your top 10 groups and read or reply to group conversations directly from the Groups folder.

 

 

 

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