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    Office 2016 & Office 365 Semi-Annual Targeted v1803 build 9126.2072


    Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)

    March 13, 2018
    Version 1803 (Build 9126.2072)




    Access: Security updates

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

    • CVE-2018-0903: Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    Access: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where opening an Access runtime application (.accde file) results in a "This database is in an unrecognized format" error message and the application won’t open.
    • Fix an issue where attempting to select text in a text box or combo box appears to select all the text, rather than the indication selection.

    Excel: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.
    • Speedy lookup: We've turbo-charged your VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH calculations so you can get answers faster.
    • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
    • Deselect cells: Make selections in your worksheet and deselect cells that you accidentally clicked without having to start over.
    • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
    • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
    • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
    • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your workbooks. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
    • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
    • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
    • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js.
    • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
    • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
    • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.

    Excel: Security updates

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


    Excel: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where, if your editing language is Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, Excel may freeze when you try to choose a new font on the Home tab or when you edit.
    • Fix an issue where the scroll bars are missing when a workbook is opened when Excel is minimized.
    • Fix an issue where workbook references fail when opening multiple workbooks by double-clicking on the file names in File Explorer.
    • Fix an issue where the programmatic creation of a PivotTable followed by a programmatic refresh causes Excel to crash.
    • Fix an issue where programmatically calling Workbook.Open() may cause Excel to crash.
    • Fix an issue where the user incorrectly sees a "catastrophic failure" error message when opening an Office 2007 or older workbook (.xls or .xla) with macros.
    • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when a user opens a context menu.
    • Fix an issue where, when the user tries to insert an object in an existing workbook, Excel crashes when the user clicks Browse.
    • Fix an issue where, when protecting a range with a password, the dialog box to enter the password to unlock the range isn't visible.
    • Fix an issue where the user can't close a workbook in protected view when the file name contains square brackets.
    • Fix an issue where placement of the tooltip is misaligned when dragging or drag filling.
    • Fix an issue where, when saving a workbook by using File > Save As, a file name that contains periods appears blank or truncated in the file save dialog.
    • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.

    Outlook: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Sort your email with ease: Thanks to your feedback, we've brought back sorting above the message list and the Unread filter for people who don't use Focused Inbox.
    • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
    • Improvements to Office 365 groups: It’s easier than ever to read and reply to group conversations because you can double-click on a group message to open it in its own window.
    • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
    • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your email. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
    • Profile card: Shows you the most relevant details about people and groups, whether you’re on the desktop, the web, or using a mobile app.
    • Add an appointment to a group calendar: Now you can let everyone in your group know when you’ll be away without sending a meeting in email.
    • Downloading cloud attachments: When you save or drag and drop OneDrive attachments to your computer, we download the file for you.
    • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
    • Focused Inbox: The Inbox is separated into two tabs – Focused and Other. Messages are sorted based on the content of the message and who you interact with most often. Learn more
    • Quickly access the groups you use most: Groups you're most likely to interact with now appear at the top of the list under Groups in the Folder pane.

    Outlook: Security updates

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

    • CVE-2017-11939: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability
    • CVE-2018-0791: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
    • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
    • CVE-2018-0850: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
    • CVE-2018-0852: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability

    Outlook: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where search fails with “No matches found” when search is scoped to All Mailboxes.
    • Fix an issue where, when monitoring using Accessible Event Watcher (AccEvent.exe), Outlook crashes when switching folders.

    PowerPoint: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases or sentences to another language with Microsoft Translator. You can do this from the Review tab in the ribbon.
    • 3D animations: Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently or jumping and turning.
    • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
    • Roaming of revision tracking info: The read/unread status for highlighting shared slides that have been modified by others is now stored in a roaming service (instead of on the user's local computer) so that this information can be synchronized across multiple devices or platforms.
    • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
    • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
    • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
    • Run a slide show with your digital pen: Use your Surface Pen, or other pen with a Bluetooth button, to advance your slides. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is required. Learn more
    • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your presentations. Bring 3D models to life in your presentations with transitions like Morph that create cinematic animations between slides. Learn more
    • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
    • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
    • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js.
    • Revision highlighting: Slides that have been modified by other users are highlighted.
    • While you were away: PowerPoint shows you who edited your shared presentation since your last visit.
    • Designer improvement: Designer now recommends design ideas for timelines in a bulleted list.
    • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
    • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
    • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.
    • Designer improvement: Designer now recommends design ideas for charts added to your slides.
    • QuickStarter: Automatically builds an outline to help users get started researching a subject of their choosing. Learn more
    • 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. Learn more

    PowerPoint: Security updates

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

    • CVE-2017-11934: Microsoft PowerPoint Information Disclosure Vulnerability

    PowerPoint: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where removing document properties and personal information causes saving to SharePoint to fail.
    • Fix an issue where references to Flash Player based YouTube embed codes result in a new window opening to play the video. Old embed codes are now upgraded to reference HTML5 based YouTube videos so that they correctly play in place.
    • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.

    Project: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Task Board view: Sort tasks on cards in the Task Board view. Reorder and move cards between columns on the board just like in Agile projects.
    • Agile projects: Manage your Agile projects using backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum or Kanban methodologies are supported. Learn more
    • Manage a task in Planner: Link a Project task to Planner and create a plan for it. Break the task into subtasks, add a team, assign tasks, and manage the work on a task board.

    Project: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where setting more than one baseline in a session sets the MOD_DATE value as the same.
    • Fix an issue where Actual Work is still shown in the reporting tables after being removed in a Save for Sharing session.
    • Fix an issue in the German language version where using a Weeks date format returns an error when scheduling.
    • Fix an issue where, when editing finish dates in Schedule Web Part, tasks stay at 8 hours per day instead of being spread over time.
    • Fix an issue where "Progress point shape" is drawn at an unexpected location.
    • Fix an issue where VBA code gets lost from projects.
    • Fix an issue where tasks show as complete even when there is remaining work.
    • Fix an issue where Project hangs when using the Task Path feature.
    • Fix an issue where the timescale doesn't show the timescale labels.
    • Fix an issue where visual reports show incomplete information or fail completely.
    • Fix an issue where a failed save can corrupt a file and cause Project to crash on open.
    • Fix an issue where you can't drag tasks in the Timeline and Team Planner view.
    • Fix an issue where resource availability isn't shown in Team Builder.
    • Fix an issue where graphical indicators aren't displaying correctly.
    • Fix an issue where Project hangs while leveling on hour-by-hour or day-by-day basis.
    • Fix an issue for working with master/sub projects from a SharePoint Document library.
    • Fix an issue where, when you add assignments to a fixed duration task, you may end up with a nameless resource.
    • Fix an issue that produces an incorrect error message of change on protected work.
    • Fix an issue where Project might crash when going to reports that contain several images.

    Publisher: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js.

    Publisher: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where filtering on data source fields containing null (empty) values fails when running the Mail Merge wizard.

    Skype for Business: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where location is populated even when UseLocationForE911Only is set to true.
    • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when using the "call using conference center" option to invite users from the roster.
    • Fix an issue where Outlook running on terminal server freezes while creating a Skype for Business meeting.
    • Change the default value of EnableRestoreOAuthUsedKeyWhenUsingCachedWebTicket to TRUE.
    • Fix an issue where "More Options" and "Invite More People" buttons are hidden when a meeting is in full-screen mode.
    • Fix an issue where the P2P audio call window or conference call window becomes transparent when you attempt to join.
    • Fix an issue where upcoming Skype meetings do not show up in the meetings tab.
    • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business is configured to join meetings without audio, adding audio to a meeting initiates a new P2P call to the user itself rather than adding audio to the existing meeting.
    • Fix an issue where user receives the error message "We couldn't find this Skype meeting" when clicking 'Join Skype Meeting' link in a meeting request from Outlook.
    • Add call transfer button in the toast UI for incoming PSTN calls.
    • Notify users that calls and chat are being sent to Teams when ChatDefaultClient and CallDefaultClient are set to Teams.
    • Show user's presence as Offline when user is not in a meeting and disabled from Skype for Business and meeting join experience is set to Native Limited Client.
    • Disable all options except Open and Exit when Skype for Business is minimized to the notification area.
    • Suppress new calls and conversations when paired with Aries phones and RedirectClient is enabled.
    • Fix an issue where searching messages in PChat by date fails when the date format is other than US format (mm/dd/yy).
    • Fix an issue where, when EnableExternalP2PFileTransfer policy is set to false, users are still able to attach files in meetings.
    • Fix an issue where, in Conversation History, the caller is shown instead of the called person. This happens when the called person's work number is modified using Active Directory.
    • Fix an issue where, for outgoing PSTN calls to mobile numbers, recipient information is missing in the call history in conversation history.
    • Fix an issue where, when initiating an IM from an email in Outlook, the subject line of the email is not included in the subject of the IM.
    • Fix an issue where, when IM conversation windows are snapped to one side, conversations appear double stacked.
    • Fix an issue where, in a VDIv2 environment, VbSS screen sharing requests appear as RDP-based requests.
    • Fix an issue where, in a failed call transfer, the caller is listed in the failure notification, instead of the missed recipient.
    • Fix an issue where the "Start using Teams" button is hidden within the client upgrade redirect banner.
    • Fix DPI scaling issues in IM windows.
    • Fix an issue where LinkedIn data does not appear in the Skype for Business Contact Card.
    • Add the ability for users to stop receiving calls on behalf of a hunt group.
    • Add the ability to automatically hold calls when a call is active in Skype for Business or Teams and a new call is received or initiated.
    • Fix an issue where users are unable to IM after full screen sharing.
    • Fix an issue where users in the lobby aren't notified when they're denied from entering the meeting.
    • Fix an issue where automatic gain control increases uncontrollably during calls.
    • Fix an issue where users are unable to select a presenter in Meeting Options when a conference room resource mailbox is added to a meeting invite.
    • Fix an issue where the desktop sharing button is dimmed during a peer-to-peer video call if AllowlPVideo is set to False.
    • Fix an issue where IM stays disabled after changing the Meeting Option setting to Enable IM for existing meetings created with Disable IM.
    • Fix an issue where the tooltip isn't shown when hovering over the "Insert Link" button in the chat window, and there isn't an accessibility name when the button is selected.

    Word: Feature updates

    This channel release contains the following feature updates:

    • Convert SVG icons to shapes: Transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes so you can change their color, size, or texture.
    • Character count: Display the character count on the status bar as you type. You can enable this from the Customize Status Bar menu.
    • Quickly access your sites and groups: Use the File menu to work with documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups.
    • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word. Learn more
    • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.
    • LinkedIn features setting: Go to File > Options > General to control whether LinkedIn features are shown in your Office applications. Learn more
    • SharePoint property panel: Display and edit SharePoint document library column values from within a document. A ribbon button on the View tab provides easy access to the panel and SharePoint admins can use a document library setting to automatically open the property panel.
    • 3D models: Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your documents. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees. Learn more
    • New ink effects: Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more.
    • Sharing files UI: For OneDrive for Business or SharePoint files, clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the ribbon or going to File > Share launches a simplified and improved Share dialog. For new or locally-saved files, the UI allows users to easily upload their files to OneDrive to start collaborating.
    • Block dangerous extensions: Extensions that are considered to be high risk, and are embedded as OLE package objects, are blocked, by default, from activating. For example, .exe, .vbs, and .js.
    • Edit using Learning Tools: Learning Tools is now available in Word's Web Layout. Adjust your text spacing and show syllables while you edit. In any view, see each word highlighted as the document is read aloud. Learn more
    • LaTeX syntax: Create and edit math equations using LaTeX syntax.
    • Helpful sounds improve accessibility: Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in File > Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed. Learn more
    • File locations by account: When opening or saving a file, the list of places is organized by the account associated with them.
    • Pen customization: Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set is available on all your Windows PCs.
    • Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane: Use the Editor pane for advanced spelling, grammar and writing style recommendations. It’s built to be accessible with improved support for assistive technologies.

    Word: Security updates

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


    Word: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • Fix an issue where Word crashes when a user tries to do a Save As to an existing document on OneDrive for Business and then cancels the save or tries to merge existing changes.
    • Fix an issue where filtering on data source fields containing null (empty) values fails when running the Mail Merge wizard.
    • Fix an issue where, when saving a sync-backed file, Office fails to write to disk, but Office keeps uploading the file to OneDrive. With this fix, user will now see an error message and the upload won't proceed.
    • Fix an issue where removing IRM protection on a document doesn’t remove the protection.

    Office suite: Security updates

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


    Office suite: Non-security updates

    This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

    • The Update Now option is hidden from File > Account > Update Options when an Office COM object is enabled so that Office 365 client updates are managed by System Center Configuration Manager.
    • Fix an issue where the Office app crashes when the user tries to activate Office using the Activate Office dialog box.
    • Fix an issue with zooming and scaling in Office Add-ins under dynamic DPI environment.
    • Fix an issue where the CurrentStatus node of the Office configuration service provider (CSP) returns an empty string even if Office 365 ProPlus is currently installed.
    • Fix an issue that causes .box file format changes, which impacts functionality of older versions of Office installed on the same computer, because .box files are shared across all versions of an Office app on the same computer.


    Source: Office 365 client update channel releases

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