New Microsoft 365 Current Channel v2207 build 15427.20194 - Aug. 3


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UPDATE 8/8:


Version 2207 (Build 15427.20194)

Feature updates​

Excel​

  • Optimized Excel recalculation on devices with constrained resources: On resource-constrained devices (two cores or less and eight gigabytes of RAM or less), Excel has now by default made recalculation more optimal by running calculation on a single thread. In most cases, users should see noticeably faster calculation on these devices. Note that in some cases that require compute-intensive calculation, users may want to consider overriding this default by setting Number of calculation threads to “2.” For more details, see the Formulas section of the Advanced Options page on the Microsoft Support site.

Outlook​

  • Use suggested replies in Outlook: When you receive an email message that can be answered by a short response, Outlook can suggest three responses you can use to reply with just a couple of clicks. Learn more
    See details in blog post
  • Turn off Suggested Replies: Outlook makes it easy to reply faster to emails by offering short suggested replies for messages that can be answered with just a few words. Some users may not want to see this option, so it’s now possible to turn the feature off. To do so, select File > Options > Mail, go to the Replies and Forwards section, and clear the Show suggested replies check box.
  • Dictation toolbar redesigned for efficiency, cleaner look: The Office dictation toolbar has been redesigned, featuring new visuals, a more responsive user interface, and a smaller size to stay out of the way of what matters—your content!
    See details in blog post

Word​

  • Typing with your voice just got easier: It's now easier to see what you're typing with the new low-profile Dictation toolbar located at the side of your screen. Plus, new animations help you make sure that every word is getting captured.
    See details in blog post

Office Suite​

  • Add SketchUp files to Office creations: SketchUp is a popular 3D graphics program that makes it easy to create shareable conceptual designs, such as fully textured architectural models and other graphics used in industrial design, product design, and civil and mechanical engineering. Now, for the first time, SketchUp graphics (.skp files) can be integrated into your creations in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook!
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues​

Excel​

  • We fixed an issue where cell references in charts were displaying incorrectly.
  • We fixed an issue which caused Excel to close completely when choosing File > Close or pressing Ctrl+W to close the last workbook.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel could use an unexpectedly high amount of CPU when freeze panes were enabled, but not every freeze pane was on the screen.

Outlook​

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the Journal module in their left rail navigation bar.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Exchange 2019 users to see Outlook to fail to display the reply indicator icon on messages in search results.

Project​

  • We fixed an issue When assignment timephased actual cost values were viewed and reported on, the sum of these values may not have been equal the scalar value (the value you see in a sheet view). As the timescale granularity goes from detailed such as daily to less detailed such as yearly, the differences may have increased.

Word​

  • We fixed an issue where an Outlook (WordMail) message would flash with a white background while zooming in or out.
  • We fixed an issue where printing pages with index may fail to print.
  • We fixed an issue where "paste as link" might not update automatically.
  • We fixed an issue where links to are not automatically updated to the embedded Word documents.

Office Suite​

  • We fixed issues that address a number of cases where opening Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents from OneDrive or SharePoint would yield a close unexpectedly.
  • We fixed an issue where the video to introduce the new visuals was not displaying.
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