Current Channel

June 7, 2017
Version 1705 (Build 8201.2075)




Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Retain copy: Copy your cells, and before you paste, you can still do other tasks like typing or inserting cells.
  • Data tab: Ribbon buttons on the Data tab have been rearranged into two new groups: Get & Transform Data and Queries & Connections.
  • Share queries: Export any query definition into an Office Database Connection (ODC) file, and then share it across workbooks or with others.
  • Load data: Load data from a query directly into PivotTables or PivotCharts without having to save the data into the Data Model.
  • Get & Transform improvement: In the Query Editor, create a new column by providing sample values. As you type, Excel detects the required transformations and shows a preview of the new column.


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Merge & Center doesn’t work in grouped worksheets.


PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Closed captions for videos: Add closed captions to a video to make it more accessible. More information
  • Designer improvement: Designer now recommends design ideas for charts added to your slides.


Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix the Create Project Site dialog to show the correct location for the site now that in Project Online each Enterprise Project Template (EPT) will have its own URL for project sites.
  • Fix an issue where the VBA BeforeClose event fires before the Save prompt and you don't have a programmatic way to determine the user's response to the save prompt.
  • Fix an issue where Physical % Complete doesn't roll up correctly for tasks starting after the project status date.
  • Fix an issue when a cost and work resource is assigned to the same task, you may not be able to change the task's status manager.
  • Fix an issue where for certain projects, leveling the entire project can leave you in an endless loop.
  • Fix an issue where task start and finish dates don't synchronize to a SharePoint tasks list correctly if you have certain Spanish regional settings.
  • Fix an issue where if you initiate the status approvals process from the Project client, it may never finish, leaving the project in an unusable state.
  • Fix an issue where print preview doesn't layout task names correctly if you have Chinese and English words.


Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Insert link: Add a link into IM and group chats and provide friendly text for the link instead of the full URL.
  • Screen sharing notification: A notification displays in the conversation window when you’re sharing a screen in an IM conversation or when screen sharing continues after you leave a meeting. The notification reminds you that you are still sharing your screen and makes it easy to stop sharing by using the “Stop Sharing” button.


Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Change message for attempted calls to users with audio disabled by policy from "Cannot complete the call" to "Cannot call because an IT administrator has restricted audio. Try using instant messaging or email instead and ask to check with their IT administrator."
  • Add a "Forgot your dial-in PIN" hyperlink to meeting invites of PSTN Conferencing enabled users for Skype for Business Online.
  • Enable Teams meeting join from Skype for Business Online.
  • Change the default loudspeaker session volume from 40% to 75%.
  • Allow resizing of the tab list to a smaller minimum width.
  • Update shortcut keys to match ordering of tabs.
  • Fix incorrect direction of Hebrew text when sending from a mobile device.
  • Fix an issue with the information narrated by a screen reader for the Present Desktop/Give Control feature.


Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • 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.


Source: Office 365 client update channel releases

See also: Announcing May feature update for Office for Windows desktop - Microsoft Community