Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)

November 14, 2017
Version 1708 (Build 8431.2110)




Note: First Release for Deferred Channel is now named Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted).

Access: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where attempting to select text in a Text Box of Combo Box appears to select all the text, rather than the indication selection.

Excel: Security updates

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


Excel: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • 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, when the user tries to insert an object in an existing workbook, Excel crashes when the user clicks Browse.
  • Fix an issue where selecting "Resize shape to fix text" (in the Text Options/Text Box portion of the Format Shape pane) results in no change to the shape.
  • Fix an issue where, when opening a workbook by double-clicking on it, the cell text fonts and formats don't get loaded or two identical workbooks are opened for a single template.
  • Fix an issue where the first workbook created when Excel starts won't close when a new workbook is opened or created.
  • 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.
  • Fix an issue with rendering where black lines and headers appear due to a faulty graphics driver.
  • Fix an issue where Excel crashes or is unable to save the workbook after a chart is inserted.
  • Fix an issue where the page break line in page break preview is incorrectly positioned.

Outlook: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where the user sees the focus in the message list jump unexpectedly when deleting messages.
  • Fix an issue that causes the user to see authentication prompts when interacting with attachments.

PowerPoint: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • 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 editing and formatting text after an undo in a table causes PowerPoint to crash.
  • 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.

Word: Security updates

This channel release contains security updates covered in the following 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, 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 Word can hang if the user navigates to the Insert tab shortly after opening Word.
  • Fix an issue where, after clicking the margin, characters are displayed in the upper left of the screen when entering characters.

Office suite: Security updates

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


Office suite: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • 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.
  • Fix an issue where, under certain circumstances when using shared computer activation, an error message appears saying that the app has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly and asking if the user wants to run a repair.


Source: Office 365 client update channel releases

See also: Version and build numbers of update channel releases - Office Support