Deferred Channel

June 13, 2017
Version 1701 (Build 7766.2092)




Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where flyout menus canít be dismissed.


Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: Expand a list into a new text column with delimiter between the values, and specify a failover option when connecting to SQL.
  • Data transformation and connectivity enhancements: The Percentage data type is now supported, and binary combining function authoring experiences have been enhanced.
  • OLEDB connector: Use the OLEDB connector in Get & Transform to create a query to import data by specifying a Connection String and, optionally, a SQL statement to execute.
  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of othersí thoughts. More information
  • CSV (UTF-8) support: Open and save CSV files that use UTF-8 character encoding.
  • Data Transformations and Connectivity Enhancements: Select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information


Excel: Security updates

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

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where a model query refresh fails when the loaded table has a trailing whitespace in the column name.
  • Fix an issue where a new window appears grayed out when an .xls workbook is opened.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when inserting hyperlinks.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might fail when adding XML Maps.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where Excel might crash when manipulating DLL sheets via VBA.
  • Fix an issue where, when the Office theme is set to Black, an "Unexpected Error" error message appears when right-clicking on a query in the Workbook Queries pane.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes when the user tries to access PivotTable Options.
  • Fix an issue where cell values with text and double quotes aren't correctly exported when saving as CSV or CSV UTF-8.
  • Fix an issue where Excel hangs or crashes when closing.
  • Fix an issue where a hyperlink containing a concatenate formula ignores part of the concatenate result.
  • Fix an issue where pasting an Excel table in rich text format (RTF) to Word doesn't preserve the table format.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't perform a Save As when the workbook contains a MS Excel 4.0 Macro worksheet.
  • Make CTRL+ALT+5 the shortcut for moving a selection to the object layer to match other applications.
  • Fix an issue where, when typing in the formula bar and using a function with a dropdown, such as VLOOKUP, hitting Enter to complete the formula selects the top item from the autocomplete dropdown instead of leaving the typed in value as-is.
  • Fix an issue where opening an Excel 97 - Excel 2003 Binary file format (BIFF8) file that contains a hyperlink in a protected sheet causes Excel to think the file is corrupt and Excel tries to repair or remove the unreadable content.


OneDrive for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where, if the GrooveIntlResource.dll can't be loaded successfully (which is unlikely under normal circumstances), an Office app can crash if the user tries to open or save a file to a synced folder, or Windows Explorer can crash if the user navigates to a synced folder by using Windows Explorer.
  • Fix an issue where OneDrive for Business is not disabled, even though the appropriate registry key is set to disable it, when Office is configured to receive updates from a location other than the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN).


OneNote: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Control file and image sync: Go to File > Options > Sync to control whether all files and images are automatically downloaded for all pages in notebooks.


OneNote: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where OneNote page canvas stops responding to mouse clicks after authenticating using a PIN on Windows 10 Version 1607 (also known as Windows Anniversary Update).
  • Disable optimized EDU-specific printout behavior when a user inserts an editable document, such as .docx or .pptx.
  • Fix an issue where OneNote crashes when printing an image larger than the page.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't delete a custom page template.


Outlook: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Collaborate on attachments in real time: Upload attachments to OneDrive for Business to let everyone work on the latest version. Use the drop-down menu on the attachment to upload or save it.
  • Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: Verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. More information
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information


Outlook: Security updates

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



Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue that causes users to intermittently see the message selection in the message list jump unexpectedly when deleting messages.
  • Fix an issue that causes intermittent crashes.
  • Add the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General\DisableSupportBackstage registry key to allow admins to hide the Support choice under the File tab.
  • Add the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General\DisableOutlookFeedbackFeatu res registry key to allow admins to turn off the "Outlook 2016 Feedback" and "Outlook Blog" options under File > Feedback.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a new "Microsoft Exchange" store type in the "New Outlook Data File" dialog, and selecting this new data type causes the user's profile to become unusable
  • Fix an issue where, when right-clicking on an attachment in the list of attachments for a conversation, all context menu items are visible, instead of just the applicable menu items.
  • Fix an issue where Rich Text Format (RTF) e-mail messages can't be opened by the recipient if the message was sent using Information Rights Management.


PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Closed captions: If a slide contains a video that has closed captions, the captions can be played in the slideshow.
  • Multiple audio tracks: If a slide contains a video that has multiple audio tracks, the tracks can be played in the slideshow.
  • Section copying: Copy and paste sections between presentations.
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Ink replay: Replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of othersí thoughts. More information
  • Better recordings: Create a presentation made up of recorded slides, screen recordings and inserted video, and then share that recorded content to be viewed remotely. You can also embed quizzes to assist with remote learning and make your presentation more interactive as well as change the ink color and use simpler controls to record narrations and audio.
  • Designer improvements: Provides design suggestions using SmartArt for bulleted process lists.
  • Recording ribbon tab: Add a Recording tab by customizing the ribbon.
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information
  • Zoom: Create an interactive summary of your presentation with automatic navigation links. More information
  • Opening hyperlinks: Use CTRL+click to open hyperlinks when editing a presentation.
  • Text highlighting: Draw attention to important text by using the text highlighter.


PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where adding slides from other templates during PowerPoint co-authoring sessions could cause an error.
  • Fix an issue where an image missing error occurs when the user does a "Save As" to an alternate location of a PowerPoint file that is stored on removable media, such as a USB thumb drive.
  • Fix an issue where merge conflicts incorrectly appear when co-authoring.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where calls to the VBA object model results in a runtime error when applied to shapes in charts.
  • Fix an issue where, when cropping an image, the cropped portion of the image appears dark.
  • Fix an issue where, when in Slide Show mode and Narrator is running, PowerPoint crashes when the user clicks on a hyperlink and the site is slow to load.
  • Fix an issue where real-time typing when coauthoring doesn't work with tables.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening PowerPoint on a computer that has Malwarebytes 3.0 installed, a "Stopped working" error appears or PowerPoint crashes.
  • Fix an issue where the default template doesn't appear under File > New.
  • Fix an issue where typing text is interrupted and delayed when a file that has embedded fonts is auto saved.
  • Fix an issue with copying scalable vector graphic (SVG) images from Adobe Illustrator.


Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Locked field: Set the value to Yes to prevent team members from submitting updates on a task.
  • Timeline labels: Differentiate timeline bars by using labels to give them descriptive names.
  • Timeline progress indicators: Use check marks and colored progress bars in Timeline View to show how far along you are with each task.
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit projects.


Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where no link line is displayed when creating a cross-project link between a master project and a subproject.
  • Fix an issue where timephased baseline values aren't always saved correctly to the XML format, especially work and cost values that include partial durations.
  • Fix an issue where, when applying status updates, actual work is added to the assignment that the team member didn't report.
  • Fix an issue where baseline values are displayed for a resource, even when a baseline hasn't been created for the resource.
  • Fix an issue where print preview clips text so the text isn't visible.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening an .mpp file from SharePoint by using a shortcut URL, the file opens as checked out, even though the setting "Require documents to be checked out before they can edited?" is enabled.
  • Fix an issue where updates to material resources from Project Web Apps incorrectly changes timephased data.
  • Fix an issue where opening a project that has a milestone task may add an Actual Start date to it even though it didn't have a date at the time when it was last saved.
  • Fix an issue with work breakdown structure (WBS) renumbering.
  • Fix an issue where Project crashes when switching out of a grid-based view and Narrator is on.
  • Fix an issue where an incorrect error message is shown about timephased data truncation when opening an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where saving a baseline doesn't correctly set timephased values.
  • Fix an issue where assignment delay is ignored when project data is read from an XML file.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening a file from Project Online, the Last Modified date shows the UTC time instead of the time zone adjusted time.
  • Fix an issue where grouping color bands don't appear for non-grouping rows when printing a sheet view.
  • Fix an issue where a repair option is incorrectly shown when the user inspects a task which has an assignment beyond max unit issue.
  • Fix an issue where the value of an Outline Code field can't be changed after the project is published.
  • Fix an issue where Gantt bars aren't sized correctly on high DPI screens at 175% display.
  • Fix an issue where if the user sets lag time through the Task Information dialog box, it's incorrectly set to an elapsed duration.
  • Fix an issue where when opening certain XML files, the task start date isn't set correctly due to an issue with the assignment.


Publisher: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where Publisher doesnít display CMYK TIF images


Skype for Business: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Windows notification style: Changes to the look of notifications for incoming calls and conversations. More information
  • Consultative transfer: From within a call, consult with another user via an IM or call before transferring the call to that user.More information
  • Microphone notifications: Show a notification in the conversation window when the microphone is muted in the operating system or if the microphone is not picking up any audio.
  • Disable ďMy numberĒ: Use the DisableDisplayMyNumber registry entry to disable ďMy numberĒ under the dial pad.


Skype for Business: Security updates

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

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-013: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (4013075)
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0283: Windows Uniscribe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8550: Skype for Business Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue that causes a conversation window for an automatically accepted conversation to open as a normal window, instead of minimized, and unexpectedly take focus away from other windows.
  • Fix an issue where users are unable to sign in when switching between inside and outside corporate networks.
  • Change the lobby buttons used to admit or deny participants from text to images (an X or a checkmark).
  • Change the meeting reminder notification text from "Accept" to "Join."
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM when the recipient's status is set to Do Not Disturb.
  • Update the message shown to the sender of an IM, when the recipient is offline and "saving to history" is disabled, to make it clear that the recipient won't receive the message.
  • Add the capability to move the vertical splitter bar between the chat history and the roster in a group chat.
  • Add the capability to resize the list of tabs in IM or chat room windows.
  • Add the capability to select the chat rooms searched when creating a topic feed.
  • Fix an issue where message stop appearing in chat history mid-conversation.
  • Fix an issue where duplicate messages appear in the conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where toast notification actions (Accept and Ignore) aren't properly displayed during a high volume of notifications.
  • Fix an issue where the user can't type a message after using Alt+Tab to open a minimized conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where the IM button is grayed out in the contact card for a user, even though IM is available.
  • Fix an issue where multiple conversation windows don't open back to their previous sizes and locations after being closed and reopened.
  • Fix an issue where custom links don't launch when selected.
  • Fix an issue where the online meeting text in the Region field isn't displayed correctly for non-English characters.
  • Fix an issue where notification information, such as call duration, aren't rendered correctly in right-to-left languages.
  • Fix an issue where, when creating a topic feed, clearing the search results doesn't reset the results to a list of followed rooms.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when multiple conversation windows are open at the same time.
  • Fix an issue where the last conversation window goes blank once all the other tabs are closed.
  • Fix an issue where the default focus isn't in the chat input area when tabbed conversations are disabled.
  • Fix an issue where the "Forgot your dial-in PIN?" link doesn't appear in the meeting invite.
  • Fix an issue where some text is clipped and truncated on the General and Audio device pages when using high DPI screens at 175% display or higher.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when the computer is suspended or resumed when there is no network and the computer is an "always on, always connected (AOAC)" computer.
  • Fix an issue where no microphone is detected in a call when using a Polycom CX100 device.
  • Fix an issue where choosing a link such as \\servername or file:// in an IM message results in an error message instead of opening the location.
  • Fix an issue, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment that uses location-based routing, where the user can't make or receive PSTN calls because the server thinks the location of the user isn't valid for PSTN calls.
  • Change the subject line of the email sent for a missed message, when the user's status is set to Do Not Disturb or Presenting, from "Missed conversation with <name>" to "<Name> sent you a message in Skype for Business."
  • Start capturing the timestamp for the first time sign-in on the device as part of census data to help identify sign-in reliability trends.
  • Fix an issue where the option to share a secondary monitor doesn't appear with certain monitor configurations on Window 10 Version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update).
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when zooming into shared content when the sharer is using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the Audio Controls panel doesn't appear when a user clicks on the controls button in an audio call in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
  • Fix an issue where viewers see a black screen when a user is running Windows 7 and shares the main monitor first, and then switches to share a second monitor.
  • Fix an issue where certain special characters, such as the ampersand (&), can't be entered in the search input box or the "What's happening today?" section box.
  • Fix an issue where the unread count isn't shown when there are missed offline IMs.
  • Fix an issue where "Invite by email" templates mentioned Lync instead of Skype.
  • Fix an issue where the line number is missing from the "My Number" area below the dial pad.
  • Fix an issue where the mouse pointer isn't shown in the IM input area after sending a message in a chat.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in and there is a problem loading the cache pool.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when signing in and restoring conversations.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business hangs when signing in after resuming.
  • Fix an issue where the meeting link is disabled if the Exchange servers in both organizations have TNEF disabled.
  • Fix an issue where a video call can't be restarted if there is only one IM conversation going on.
  • Fix an issue where text annotations on a whiteboard are lost when saving the whiteboard as an PNG file.
  • Fix an issue where the first line is hidden when inputting over two lines in Japanese in the IM window.
  • Fix an issue where the ampersand character (&) is incorrectly replaced by an underscore character in names.
  • Fix an issue with the "Join online meeting" URL in a scheduled meeting.
  • Fix an issue where hovering the mouse over a window doesn't activate the window even though the operating system is configured to do that.
  • Fix an issue where outgoing call conversation history items shows the caller instead of the called party.
  • Fix an issue where the F12 doesn't locally save a conversation.
  • Fix an issue where a missed conversation email doesn't contain the initial IM.
  • Fix an issue where an emoji can be added in the IM text area even if the presenter has disabled IM participation.
  • Fix an issue with the layout of the Ringtones and Sounds option dialog box.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when closing a conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where DNS-less sign in fails when the domain is registered as a vanity domain.
  • Fix an issue where persistent chat notification settings aren't being saved or loaded correctly.
  • Fix an issue where existing peer-to-peer conversation windows or chat rooms aren't showing up after signing in even though the setting to reopen conversations is set.
  • Fix an issue where muting or unmuting the active conversation causes other conversation windows to appear as if they have unread messages.
  • Fix an issue where users that are configured for media bypass are unable to resume a call from a PSTN gateway after they put that call on hold.
  • Fix an issue where the user sees a blue box instead of the video when joining a meeting via a URL when using a 3rd party implementation of RDP.
  • Fix an issue where the user part of the SIP address is showing instead of the display name in a toast alert.
  • Fix an issue where, when Skype for Business connects to a SIP server over port 443 and a proxy server is present, there is a significant delay in the sign-in process if the proxy doesn't allow such connections. The fix is enabled by adding the EnableDetectProxyForAllConnections DWORD registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\Lync, and setting the value to 1.
  • Fix an issue where, when using tabbed conversations, double-clicking on a tab and starting to type can sometimes cause the focus to move to a different tab and continue the typing in that conversation window.
  • Fix an issue where URLs included in an instant message can't be selected in the chat history window by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a typing sound should be heard if the "Play a sound when viewing an IM conversation and someone is typing" check box is selected under Ringtone and Sounds options.
  • Fix an issue where dialog boxes that appear aren't announced when using a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the first run tutorial can't be navigated with a keyboard and can't be read by a screen reader, such as Narrator.
  • Fix an issue where the taskbar presence icon doesn't scale in High DPI settings.
  • Fix an issue where the clear field button in the search box can't be selected by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where a user can't launch a meeting if the invite is from a user in another pool.
  • Fix an issue where a user adding themselves to a meeting is incorrectly shown as a different user.
  • Fix an issue where the contact presence icon on the status change notification was hidden for incoming calls for the boss.
  • Fix an issue where the text cursor blink rate in the IM window doesn't match the keyboard properties setting in Windows.
  • Fix an issue where a screen reader announces an incorrect contact name for a group conversation.
  • Fix an issue where user can't select multiple contacts by using the keyboard.
  • Fix an issue where user photos can't be retrieved from Exchange.
  • Fix an issue where the Skype for Business client connects to a Skype for Business Server on the internal network, instead of one on the external network, when the user connects by using Direct Access.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business client crashes when trying to resolve the name of the meeting owner.
  • Fix an issue where changing a Windows setting while Skype for Business is starting up or shutting down causes Skype for Business to crash.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes when opening the participant list in a persistent chat room and trying to move the keyboard focus to the participant list.
  • Fix an issue where Skype for Business crashes on resume when no network is available.


Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Database Modeling add-in: Use the add-in to create a database model of an existing database to help plan a new database or understand an existing one. More information, Download add-in
  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to work with shapes, edit with others, and more.
  • Third-party templates and diagrams: Browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams available from select third-party content providers. The third-party providerís name is listed on the thumbnail.
  • Inking support: Use your pen or finger to draw and annotate with the tools on the new Draw tab.


Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Accessibility improvements: Improved support for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. More information
  • Editor: Provides advanced, contextual proofing to help improve one's writing. More information
  • Ink replay: Go to Draw > Ink Replay to replay handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of othersí thoughts. More information
  • Edit with natural pen gestures: Make changes to a document by circling to select and crossing out to delete. More information
  • Shared with Me: See documents others have shared with you by going to File > Open > Shared with Me. More information
  • Change colors: Use Tell Me to set the color for the font, highlighting, shape fill, and more. More information


Word: Security updates

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

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)
  • CVE-2017-0254: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0292: Windows PDF Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8509: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


Word: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue with memory consumptions when using certain monitor configurations.
  • Fix an issue where the command button for an Add-in doesn't work after the add-in is upgraded or after removing and downloading the Add-in again from the Office store.
  • Fix an issue where viewing one document in Read Mode prevents the TAB key from working in a second document being viewed in Print Layout.
  • Fix an issue where Word crashes when more than one grammar library is loaded.
  • Fix an issue where inked strokes disappear after two or three strokes.
  • Fix an issue with quotation marks disappearing when using the Google Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Fix an issue where a user can't use inking with content controls or when noncontiguous selections are made.


Office suite: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Provide feedback: Suggest new features or tell Microsoft what you like or whatís not working by going to File > Feedback


Office suite: Security updates

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

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)
  • CVE-2017-0199: Microsoft Office/WordPad Remote Code Execution Vulnerability w/Windows API
  • CVE-2017-0260: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution
  • CVE-2017-0261: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0262: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-0281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8510: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2017-8512: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where using CTRL + ALT + 7 or CTRL + ALT + 8 on a German keyboard opens the user feedback tool, instead of inserting the appropriate character.
  • Fix an issue where TraceLogging causes a crash on Windows 7 when installing or updating Office.
  • Fix an issue where, when drawing with ink and using a mouse, releasing the mouse button causes the ink to shift slightly.
  • Fix an issue where, after inserting an SVG image in an Office document, the SVG image disappears when the document is saved and re-opened.
  • Fix an issue where Office shows the following error message during activation for non-English users: "The maximum length of the product key is 25 characters."
  • Fix an issue with VBA forms that can cause the z-order of frames to stop functioning or display incorrectly.
  • Fix an issue where an update trigged by System Center Configuration Manager changes the UpdateChannel setting in the registry to something that's not a valid update channel.


Source: Office 365 client update channel releases