As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.
Latest updates for Excel for Windows Desktop
Here's what's new in Version 2003 (Build 12624.20320), the March release. Find your Office version
Pick your perfect color
Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
Automatically use new data types
When you type a data value that resembles a stock or a geographic location, Excel offers to convert it to the right connected data type - Stocks or Geography.
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When do I get new features?
New Office 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.
Complete list of all updates
Get information about all the channel releases for Office 365 client applications.
Here's what's new in Version 2002 (Build 12527.20194).
Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!
Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.
More insight from your data
Get a deeper understanding of your data using the new data profiling views in Power Query Editor.
See what's new for you in Version 1912 (Build 12325.20288).
Read and reply on the fly
Respond to comments and mentions right from email without opening the workbook.
See what's new for you in the October update, Version 1910 (Build 12130.20272).
Convert files to improve accessibility
Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.
Create more accessible PDFs
Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.
Read on to see what's new for you in the August update, Version 1908 (Build 11929.20254).
Search and enjoy
We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.
Focus on what's left to do
Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.
Code quickly with Power Query enhancements
Get to code completion quickly with auto-complete and syntax coloring. Easily discover functions, columns, and parameters, too.
Join tables on similar columns
Get & Transform (Power Query) now features approximate text matching logic (also called fuzzy matching) when comparing columns for merging tables.
Read on to see what's new for you in the July update, Version 1907 (Build 11901.20176).
No more bouncing to the browser
You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app. See Link Handling under File > Options > Advanced.
Here's what's new in the May update, Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196).
The new account manager shows all of your Office 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier.
See what's new in the February update, Version 1902 (Build 11328.20146).
Save your changes as they happen
Upload your files to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.
See what's new in the January update, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130).
Collaborate effectively with comments and @mentions
Keep the conversation going right in your worksheet with the built-in reply box and let co-workers know that you need their input by using @mentions.
See what's new in the October update, Version 18.10 (11001.20074).
See what's new in the September update Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138).
See what's new and improved in the June feature update Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080).
Chat with co-authors while you edit
Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without leaving the app.
One-click fixes for accessibility issues
The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.
Add visual impact
Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.
See what's new and improved in the October 2017 feature update, Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121).
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See what's new and improved in the August 2017 feature update, Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079).
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Insert 3D models to see all the angles
Use 3D to increase the visual and creative impact of your workbooks. Easily insert a 3D model, then you can rotate it through 360 degrees.
Download a template and give the feature a try!
Work faster. Get more done.
Bring on those complex workbooks with multiple sheets. Excel opens them faster, so you can crunch formulas with large ranges, filter lots of rows, or copy and paste quicker.
New ink effects
Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.
See what's new and improved in the July 2017 feature update, Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058).
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Work with others at the same time in your workbook. You and your colleagues can open and work on the same Excel workbook. This is called co-authoring. When you co-author, you can see each other's changes quickly — in a matter of seconds.
Excel saves for you
Changes are saved automatically for workbooks stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Save your files to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online.
Helpful sounds improve accessibility
Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed.
See what's new and improved in the June 2017 feature update, Version 1706 (Build 8229.2073).
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Customizable, portable pen set
Create a personal set of pens to suit your needs. Office remembers your pen set in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint across all your Windows devices.
Quick access to superscript and subscript
Keep the superscript and subscript commands at your fingertips by adding them to the Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar.
Updates for Get & Transform and the Power Query add-in
More enhancements when you add a column from examples: In the Query Editor, Column from Examples has been improved to support suggestions, more Date/Time operations, and additional transformations.
New Azure Data Lake Store connector: We're always working to add new connectors. Now you can import data from an Azure Data Lake Store analytics service.