Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular collaboration suite in the enterprise. In this document, we collect information about the latest version and new features.
The Microsoft 365 office suite, formerly Office 365, is one of the most important tools for working and collaborating with colleagues.
Microsoft 365 is a service sold on a subscription model that is constantly evolving and updating. The Microsoft 365 Essentials plan includes the entire Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access), OneDrive web drive, email account, Skype, and collaboration tools – Teams, regardless of subscription selected. Fully integrated into Office applications. Microsoft offers apps in the Microsoft 365 plan for computers running Windows 10, Windows 11, and macOS. We can download mobile versions of the app for Android and iOS. Most of the above programs have web versions and can be used on any device with a web browser and internet access.
Microsoft 365 subscribers receive regular software updates that provide new features, introduce security improvements, and fix known bugs and security holes. New versions are delivered as OTA updates that are installed in the background and users will not know that the Microsoft 365 plan has been updated.
In this document, we collect information about the latest updates of Microsoft 365 plans. We specialize in versions for business users. We track the change history of stable releases. Some features available to all users have been previously tested on accounts signed up for beta testing – Microsoft Office Insider Preview.
Below you’ll find the latest updates to the Microsoft 365 office suite. The posts are arranged chronologically – the most recent updates are at the top of the list.
Version 2211 (build number 15831.20208)
Release date: December 13, 2022
A week after the release of Office Suite version 2211, Microsoft rolled out a new update. This time it was released during a Patch Tuesday event. The new version of the office suite does not introduce new features or patches – the focus is on security updates.
Version 2211 (build number 15831.20190)
Release date: December 6, 2022
On the first Tuesday of December, Microsoft released an update for Microsoft 365 version 2211. The number of changes indicates that new features have been introduced. Although no major updates were announced in December, Microsoft decided to expand its Office suite in the cloud.
There are many new features and fixes for some known bugs.
In Excel, you can use the IMAGE function to insert an image into a cell. The image can be part of the page – it’s already floating. Users can move and resize cells in the image, and sort and filter tables. Owners of devices with touchscreens will also be happy. On Windows 10 or Windows 11 computers, the Ribbon has increased keyspace in tablet mode. These changes are also visible in the
PowerPoint and Word applications
Improved performance of S/MIME certificates in Outlook. S/MIME encryption and signing functionality are provided by markup in the Win32 Outlook application.
Among the fixed bugs, we found one that caused Excel to close unexpectedly when changing the visibility of the ribbon on a worksheet with hidden tabs.
Microsoft Excel also had no problem locking the clipboard and closing the application after right-clicking the chart or selecting the edit option.
Word’s text editor corrects file corruption after users copy and paste images into PowerPoint or Excel while sketching.
In the Outlook email client, there is no problem with the message list being greyed out when using the CTRL+TAB hotkey when moving folders between mailboxes.
Fixed an annoying bug in the Word text editor that caused the application to hang when changing the speed of reading text.
Fixed an issue with font scaling for Office 2016 and Office 2019 applications in the Office suite and replaced manual subtitles with seamless automatic subtitles.
Version 2210 (build number 15726.20202)
Release date: November 8, 2022
On the second Tuesday of November, during its Patch Tuesday event, Microsoft released a developer update for Microsoft Office, version 2210. The version number hasn’t changed, meaning there are no new features. Redmond giant decided to make some improvements to fix the identified bugs.
OneNoteFixed incorrect scrolling when using touch screens.
Microsoft Word has no problems with admin-managed add-ins and the “Block all unmanaged add-ins” group policy.
Version 2210 (build number 15726.20174)
Release date: October 27, 2022
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, Microsoft inadvertently released a new development update that changes the version number of the Microsoft 365 office suite and introduces new features for some Microsoft apps. Office. Important new features have been added to Excel spreadsheets and team collaboration tools.
Microsoft Excel has the function to populate data into workbooks by importing images. This software uses artificial intelligence, allowing you to turn images with text into something that can be easily edited in a spreadsheet. Image data allows you to convert image data into spreadsheet data.
Excel also integrates dynamic arrays and charts. This solution allows you to combine dynamic array and graph calculations by producing variable-length results. When the array is recalculated, the graph is automatically updated to capture all the data.
Microsoft Teams added the ability to call VoIP (Voice over IP) directly. Teams VoIP Calls supports all the familiar features of the meeting application (tabs, bots, in-meeting chats, and meeting stages). App users can make Teams VoIP calls to the app they see in Teams meetings.
The second improvement is the ability to create shares using a digital signature in Microsoft Teams. Users can create digital signature agreements and include multiple signature fields from Teams without visiting the digital signature provider’s website.
This update includes several improvements.
Fixed a bug in Microsoft Outlook that caused profiles with multiple Exchange accounts to leave selected apps in Outbox.
Microsoft PowerPoint no longer gives a link update error when opening linked files.
Fixed an issue in Project that prevented Microsoft Project from connecting to Project Server when using forms-based authentication.
Fixed some bugs in the Word text editor. Fixed an issue where the Dark Mode theme prevented editable text from appearing in edit-restricted documents due to the same color scheme.
Fixed an issue where characters such as question marks (?) or empty boxes appeared in content controls when pasting the “Save Source” format.
Fixed an issue that prevented files from being opened when using the “Update Link Information in Word Source Document” command on documents stored in the cloud.
The bug that caused Word to close unexpectedly on Android has also been fixed. Fixed an issue with how Visual Basic macros handle URLs.
The new program has several functions.
Reduce unnecessary fragmentation of conditional formatting rules in Excel spreadsheets. The recalculation formula is also optimized for devices with limited hardware resources. We are talking about a computer with a dual-core processor and 8 GB of RAM or less. Excel has received single-threaded calculations to speed up performance on older, less powerful computers. To speed up calculations even more, Microsoft recommends changing the setting and allowing the formula to run on two threads simultaneously.
Outlook will receive a suggested response. Artificial intelligence provides three prepared responses that match the content of the email received. The solution can be disabled in the settings.
Word has been updated with a new way to comment on files. Support for SketchUp files is also extended to the Microsoft 365 Office suite.
Microsoft has also fixed some user-reported issues with the update.
Fixed crash when opening ACCDE/MDE files in Access. Users will no longer receive the “Requested type library or wizard is not a VBA project” message.
Excel spreadsheets are currently free of UI integrity errors. Fixed an issue that could cause error messages when trying to update data from a large XML data source using Power Query.
Fixed an issue where Excel could randomly use a lot of CPU. Also fixed a bug that caused the app to close unexpectedly when working with fonts.
OneNote has received an update that fixes an issue where the app may not close unexpectedly.
Fixed an issue where the sensitivity flag was not saved when using location search in PowerPoint.
Also fixed an issue where changing a document’s sensitivity label while co-authoring with someone else could cause the selected sensitivity label to be lost.
Visio no longer crashes when continuously zooming in or out.
Fixed a bug in Office that caused when you hover over a person’s name to view contact information, the app didn’t close unexpectedly.
Fixed an issue where opening a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document from OneDrive or SharePoint caused the document to close unexpectedly.