Posted by: kurtsh | January 22, 2018

RELEASE: January 2018 Update for Office for Mac 2016

imageThe January update build of Office for Mac 2016 contains the following new features. Items are linked to help content when available.

We officially changed from 15.x builds to 16.x builds for Office 2016 for both subscription and perpetual license customers. Customers who are on 15.x builds should upgrade to 16.x builds as soon as possible to continue to receive security patches and hotfixes for Office 2016.

With this release, Co-Authoring is now available on the Mac.

Product

Feature

Word

  • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
  • AutoSave Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

Excel

  • Collaborative editing: Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.
  • AutoSave Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • More charts: Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.
  • More functions: Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Better support for PivotTable charts: Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.
  • Multi-threaded calculation Formulas are updated faster when values are changed, because Excel uses multiple processing threads.

Outlook

  • Archive or delete with just one swipe: Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.
  • Support for Google Calendar and Contacts: No need to move between apps! Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
  • AutoSave Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • See what’s changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted.
  • A quick start to your research: Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.
  • Trim media: Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Laser pointer in Slide Show: Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.

OneNote

  • No New Features

Availability

Office Insiders Slow channel went live on January 8, 2018 with Version 16.9.0 (Build 18010702)

Production channel went live on January 18, 2018 with Version 16.9.0 (Build 18011602)

Documentation

This release contains these Security Updates documented in the following articles:

  • CVE-2018-0792: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Release notes, What’s New and update history articles for Office 2016 for Mac.

The following content is available to customers.


Categories

%d bloggers like this: