Outlook 2016 for Mac – Release notes for Insider Fast builds

Insider builds for Office 2016 for Mac are updated on a regular basis to provide new or improved features, security updates and bug fixes.  To see similar information about other Office for Mac apps, go to Release notes for Insider Fast builds of Office 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to install Office for Mac updates, and check out the information below to learn about each Insider Fast release.

July 9, 2018 release

Version: 16.16 (180709) 

Fixes:

  • Google Accounts: meetings can now be accepted or declined from invitations (previous known issue)

  • Online Archive: archive mailboxes are now properly detected for certain servers

  • Mail: messages are no longer duplicated when moving between folders for certain IMAP accounts

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.16 (180705) 

Known issues:

  • Google Accounts: meetings cannot be accepted or declined from invitations; restart app to resolve

Fixes:

  • Calendar: fixed an issue resulting in high CPU usage when syncing with Exchange 2010

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Version: 16.16 (180702) 

Fixes:

  • Mail: app no longer crashes when pasting content in the compose window (previous known issue)

  • Mail: attachments now display properly on Mojave OS (macOS 10.14 Beta)

  • Mail: app no longer crashes when adding a reminder to an email with attachments

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.16 (180627) 

Known issues:

  • Crash when pasting content in compose window

Fixes:

  • Calendar: Search results displayed correctly for ‘Current Folder’ and ‘All Events’ are selected

  • Accessibility: VoiceOver Improvements in Signatures window

  • Preferences: Show All button displayed at correct location in right-to-left languages

  • Performance: Faster switching from mail to calendar module

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Version: 16.15 (180620) 

Fixes:

  • Mail: Fix for an intermittent crash when opening encrypted emails with attachments

  • Calendar: Fix to support Do Not Send a Response synching to the server and correctly display an attendee's response in all Outlook clients

  • Accessibility: Fixes for the Group creation & contact deletion experiences

  • Overall: Outlook no longer uses the High Performance GPU when running

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.15 (180611) 

Fixes:

  • Calendar: Fix for incorrect timezone shown on calendar events & cards

New or improved features:

  • We have added the ability to manage O365 Group Members via the right click context menu. Simply right click on a Group node and select "View Members"

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.15 (180602) 

Fixes:

  • Accessibility: Keyboard Improvements to the mail compose view when searching for contacts via the address book

  • Add-Ins: Fix for add-in loading issue for mail items, which does not support extensibility

  • Mail: Fix for an occasional crash when loading attachments

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.15 (180530) (Includes fixes delivered in 16.15.180528 and 16.15.180523) 

Fixes:

  • Groups: Fix for an application crash when trying to remove group members and Outlook is offline

  • Contacts: Fix for a failure to save contact information in certain scenarios

  • Contacts: Fix for some or all contacts shown as gray circles instead of avatars or initials

  • Calendar: Fix for syncing issues when a user’s mailbox is put into In-Place Hold / Litigation Hold mode.

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • None

Version: 16.14 (180520)

Fixes:

  • Mail: Fixed an issue where emails get duplicated when moved to a different folder for IMAP accounts

  • Calendar: Fix for incorrect UX shown when trying to drag meetings from one account to another in the calendar grid view

  • Accessibility: Improvements to keyboard focus for calendar event cards

  • Accessibility: Improvements to VoiceOver when deleting contacts using the backspace key in the message compose window

  • Mail: Fix for email message header bounce issue when using a two finger scroll on a trackpad or magic mouse

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • A grayed-out, non-functional Teams Meeting button will be visible in the meeting compose window ribbon when creating meeting invites. This will be removed by the next upcoming IF release. 

Version: 16.14 (180513)

Fixes:

  • Overall: Fix for text in the Outlook preferences panel getting cut off on the left when language is set to German

  • Mail: Signatures in the signature panel can now be renamed using the Return Key

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.14 (180509)

Fixes:

  • Mail: Fix for missing ‘Arrange By’ menu item in the Message List filter menu

  • Mail: Fix for incorrect contact photo in the message header for delegation scenarios

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.14 (180507)

Fixes:

  • Support: Status bar notifications fixed for incoming support messages

  • Accessibility: Improvements to VoiceOver for signatures  

  • Calendar: Fix for a crash related to the weather widget in the calendar grid

  • Calendar: Fix for a long-standing bug where bullets in meeting invites get converted to ‘?’

  • Mail: Fix for incorrect received time on messages sent that were previously in the Drafts folder

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.14 (180502)

Fixes:

  • Mail: fixed hang on Yosemite and El Capitan when composing a message (known issue from last update)

  • Mail: fixed a sporadic incorrect sorting issue in the from field

  • Accessibility: improvements to VoiceOver for the Meeting Recurrence dialog

  • Accessibility: improvements to VoiceOver for the Meeting Search Rooms dialog

  • Accessibility: improvements to VoiceOver for the Signatures dialog

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.14 (180430)

Known issues:

  • Sometimes Outlook will hang on Yosemite and El Capitan when composing a message

New or improved features:

  • Mail: animated GIFs now animate inside a mail compose window

Fixes:

  • Mail: unable to resize images, chart, SmartArt in editor window (known issue from last update)

  • Mail: fix for triage hover actions that sometimes don’t show on mouse hover in the message list

  • Accessibility: improvements to VoiceOver and keyboard navigation when creating Groups

  • Accessibility: Send Later date picker is now accessible via VoiceOver and keyboard navigation

Version: 16.13 (180422)

Known issues:

  • Mail: unable to resize images, chart, SmartArt in editor window

New or improved features:

  • Sync: when on battery and captive or tethered network, sync will be optimized for special and favorites folders to conserve resources

  • Accounts: improved Autodiscover for Office 365 mailboxes for increased reliability during account setup

Fixes:

  • Mail: discarded drafts no longer saved

  • Calendar: proposed time no longer changes original time in message header

  • Calendar: clicking on title of calendar no longer unchecks other selected calendars

  • Calendar: week numbers in month view match mini calendar

  • Attachments: attachments with certain file format save correctly

  • Delegation: fix for opening shared calendars with full permissions affecting users using hybrid delegation

  • Accessibility: date label is announced correctly in send later when using VoiceOver

  • Accessibility: from field label when composing email is announced correctly when using VoiceOver

  • Plug-in: fixes crash for users with older version of Zoom plug-in

Version: 16.13 (180416)

Fixes:

  • Mail: Store and add-ins show up

  • Calendar: VoiceOver works for mini calendar week number

  • Calendar: canceling meeting in offline mode no longer shows a sync error

  • Groups: auto-subscribe new members works on newly created group

  • Tasks: reminder date reflects due date changes

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.13 (180411)

Fixes:

  • Calendar: formatting in appointment opened from ICS file is retained when saving

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • Office Add-Ins: Store and add-ins are missing, fix coming in next update 

Version: 16.13 (180409)

Fixes:

  • Mail: VoiceOver reads email with no display name correctly

  • Mail: crash during mail compose fixed

  • Calendar: start and end timezone displayed on print

  • Calendar: fixed issue with editing an occurrence for recurring All Day events

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.13 (180404)

New or improved features:

  • Groups: Add or remove group members from the group card starts rolling out

Add or remove group members

Fixes:

  • Groups: updated name shows up in the Sidebar

  • Delegation: mail header now shows participant information for meeting received by delegate

  • Mail: crash when opening IMAP messages fixed

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.13 (180401)

Fixes:

  • Calendar: delegation set up shows correct infobar

  • Shared Mailboxes: automatically sync shared mailboxes using new option in Account > Advanced

Shared mailbox automatic sync option

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.13 (180329)

Fixes:

  • Meetings: delegates can now schedule online meetings using principals' email addresses

  • Compose: Century and Century Gothic fonts are now available

  • Search: when searching by date, results are now displayed for the correct date

  • Mail: inline images are no longer grayed out in the attachment list for partially downloaded messages

  • Support: app no longer hangs when clicking Contact Support without network connectivity

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.13 (180327)

Fixes:

  • Search: no longer need to press Return key to perform search, restoring previous behavior

  • Mail: app no longer hangs when attempting to open certain plain text emails

  • Mail: attachments can now be added to replies and forwards converted from plain text to HTML

  • Calendar: Remove from Calendar is displayed on invitations even if event has been declined already

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180320)

Fixes:

  • Improved stability and performance

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180318)

New or improved features:

  • Improved signature editor: a larger compose window is now provided for creating and editing signatures, offering a variety of formatting options, as well as the ability to insert images, alt text, links, and tables. Learn more about the improved editor in our Signatures article posted on the Outlook blog

Fixes:

  • Rules: server rules containing errors are now highlighted when first displayed in the rules list

  • Context menu: error sound is no longer played when using Shift-F10 and selecting option with keyboard

  • Filters: sub-menu in top View menu no longer displays duplicated filter options

  • Preferences: "Include delegate inboxes" is now part of Badge count prefs in Notifications & Sounds 

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180314)

Fixes:

  • Editor: "Match Destination Table Style" is now provided when pasting tables from Excel to Outlook

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update 

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180312)

Fixes:

  • Calendar: for IMAP and POP accounts, meetings converted from appointments now send properly

  • Calendar: when responding with Do Not Send Response the response is now saved properly

  • Google Accounts: the folder chooser in advanced search now lists folders in Google Accounts

New or improved features:

  • Reminders: Outlook will no longer show reminders for past occurrences of recurring series, as well as reminders for completed series 

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180308)

Fixes:

  • Message bodies in the reading pane are now properly displayed for Exchange on-premises mailboxes, fixing a known issue from the last update

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180306)

Known issue:

  • Message bodies in the reading pane are appearing as blank for Exchange on-premises mailboxes. We're working on deploying a fix for this issue  

Fixes:

  • Weather in calendar: temperature values are no longer switched from Celsius to Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit to Celsius, fixing known issue from last update

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Version: 16.12 (180305)

Known issue:

  • Weather in calendar: temperature values are switched from Celsius to Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit to Celsius 

Fixes:

  • Text throughout the app, including the message list header and status bar, is now properly translated into the system language

  • Google Calendar: All day recurring events created in Google Calendar on the web now display properly in the Outlook calendar, instead of incorrectly spanning across days

  • New contact card: phone numbers saved in the local contact are now displayed along with numbers from the directory

  • New contact card: when creating a message or meeting, the card can now be displayed via keyboard space bar after selecting the contact using shift arrow key

  • Online Archive: item and unread counts are now properly displayed in the status bar for Online Archive folders

  • Delegation: messages and meeting invitations sent by delegates on behalf of principals now display the contact photo of the delegate instead of the principal 

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Version: 16.12 (180227)

Fixes:

  • Improved stability and performance

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.12 (180226)

Fixes:

  • Online Archive: messages and attachments now properly sync when clicking or expanding Online Archive folders (on-demand sync) instead of syncing all items without first navigating to specific folders

  • Google Calendar: meeting invitations now properly send instead of getting moved to the Outbox with "unexpected date was encountered" error

  • Rules: server rules containing invalid contacts or expired distribution lists are now highlighted in the rules list so they can be easily fixed and saved back to the server

  • Google IMAP: existing Google Accounts added as IMAP are now properly upgraded to OAuth authentication from Basic authentication. Learn more about this feature in our Google authentication article posted on the Outlook blog

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180223)

Fixes:

  • Calendar: events no longer display as shifted by one hour when viewing in week view for the week when daylight saving time begins or ends

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180221)

New or improved features:

  • New calendar event card: simply click or press space bar on an event to view details and take quick actions, such as accepting or declining, editing your response, and joining an online meeting. Learn more about the new event card in our Event card article posted on the Outlook blog

Fixes:

  • No fixes in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180220)

Fixes:

  • Improved People experience: when creating a new email or event, pressing delete key after clicking on a recipient to display the new contact card now removes the recipient without having to first dismiss the card. Learn more about the new contact card in our People article posted on the Outlook Blog

  • Display second time zone: when adding a second time zone to the calendar grid, a label is now displayed for the default time zone. Learn more about new time zone features in our Calendar article posted on the Outlook Blog

  • Set start and end time zone: when dragging and dropping, or resizing an event in the calendar grid, the end time now remains set in the proper end time zone

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180214)

New or improved features:

  • Improved People experience: the contact card has been redesigned to put your contacts' key details front and center. Click on any name in your messages or events to access email and IM addresses, phone numbers, and other details, such as organization chart. Requires activation via Office 365 subscription. Learn more in our People article posted on the Outlook Blog 

  • Display second time zone: add a second time zone to the calendar grid to easily view your current time alongside a second time zone. To display a second time zone, go to Outlook Preferences > Calendar or context menu in the calendar grid. Requires activation via Office 365 subscription. Learn more in our Calendar article posted on the Outlook Blog  

  • Set start and end time zone: schedule events with start and end times in different time zones, such as flights spanning time zones. Simply toggle "Time Zone" in the Ribbon or top Meeting menu to view time zone drop downs

  • Swipe gesture customization: choose your message actions when swiping left and right on the Trackpad in the message list. Available actions include Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, and None, which disables the gesture. Requires activation via Office 365 subscription. Learn more in our Swipe Gestures article posted on the Outlook blog 

Fixes:

  • Compose: "Replace text as you type" AutoCorrect preference will now remain disabled after restart

  • Calendar: invitations can now be declined when no response has been requested by the organizer

  • Search: results are no longer cleared after clicking on search criteria options and then pressing return 

  • Online Archive: recipients are now properly displayed in the header for messages in the Online Archive

  • Keyboard navigation: now use Shift-F10 shortcut to display context menu throughout the app

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180206)

Fixes:

  • Groups: improved labeling of guests during create group experience

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180205)

Fixes:

  • Mail: attachments are no longer dropped when forwarding messages received from Apple Mail users

  • Mail: improved app quit performance for IMAP setting to permanently delete messages in Trash on quit

  • Mail: window no longer expands beyond the viewable screen when expanding the full list of recipients in the message header and there are too many to fit

  • Calendar: added menu items for Next and Previous Day/Week/Month actions in the top View menu, tied to existing keyboard shortcuts (Command-Right Arrow and Command-Left Arrow, respectively) 

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.11 (180130)

New or improved features:

  • Google IMAP accounts now use OAuth for authentication via web browser-based sign-in. Refer to our blog post for more details. Benefits include:

    • No longer need to set "Allow less secure apps" for account

    • No longer need app password when 2-Step Verification is enabled

Fixes:

  • Mail: badge count on the Outlook icon in the Dock for unread messages no longer includes unread count from delegated mailboxes

  • Mail: main window no longer expands beyond the viewable screen when receiving certain meeting responses

  • Mail: now able to scroll up and down properly when viewing certain messages where the view was getting stuck

  • Rules: improved error handling when deleting and editing server rules

  • Rules: improved moving of messages when creating server rules via "Move Messages..." menu item

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.10 (180124)

Fixes:

  • Rules: improved error handling when editing server rules in Outlook for Windows followed by Mac

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.10 (180120)

Fixes:

  • Google Accounts: files attached from Drive File Stream can now be properly viewed by recipients

  • Delegation: messages sent on behalf of delegates are now displayed as "[Principal] on behalf of [Delegate]"

  • Meeting invitations: calendar grid preview in the invitation is no longer stretched

  • Meeting invitations: window will now close after responding with accept/tentative decline action

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.10 (180114)

Fixes:

  • App stability improvements

New or improved features:

  • We now support Single Sign-On for Office Add-Ins Ver. 1.6

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.10 (180109)

Fixes:

  • Fixed the "Show Reply" button, where it was not showing up for some account types

  • Fixed a translation bug in the Calendar, for the Finnish language

  • App stability improvements

New or improved features:

  • Search results are now highlighted in the message list and the preview pane. This feature is slowly being rolled out to Insider Fast. See blog post for details

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.10 (180102)

Fixes:

  • App stability improvements

New or improved features:

  • The ability to create Office 365 Groups is now in Insider Fast, please refer to this blog post

Known issues:

  • On non-English builds, zoom settings for new emails is not maintained after upgrading

  • Blank screen or error message when adding certain Office 365 accounts

  • Issues with cut/paste text on plain text messages being compressed into one line

Version: 16.9 (171226)

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that English labels are shown on the Ribbon in non-English version of Outlook.

  • Fixed an issue that "Mark All As Read" from right click on Favorited Inbox Folder does not work

New or improved features:

  • Improve keyboard navigation between folder pane, item list, and the preview pane in Mail module.

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.9 (171219)

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that reminders cannot be dismissed with calendar events in Google account

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • English labels are shown on the Ribbon in non-English version of Outlook. We are working to address this localization issue and this will be fixed in next release.

Version: 16.9 (171217)

Fixes:

  • Fixed date translation in calendar module in Finnish

  • Fixed an issue which attachment gets removed when switch the from address in email compose 

  • App stability improvements

New or improved features:

  • Keyboard navigation improvements on Search People window and email compose window

  • Better error message when Outlook runs into offline errors when sending emails with Right Management (RMS or IRM)

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.9 (171212)

Fixes:

  • Improve app stability

New or improved features:

  • Table Support in email compose is now released to InsiderFast, please refer to this blog post 

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.9 (171210)

Fixes:

  • Improve app stability

New or improved features:

  • Gallatin O365 accounts will be routed automatically to Gallatin specific Authentication page for email account set up and mailbox connection

  • Add-in pane will be consistently shown on the side as you switch email preview

  • Cancelled event will not trigger any reminders

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.9 (171206)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a hang issue when loading large emails with HTML formatting.

  • Fixed an issue with selecting the right Kerberos account for Kerberos authentication

  • Fixed an issue about tokenizing a list of comma separated emails address in the To: field.

  • Fixed a bug where inline images show up as blank on email reply

  • Improve app stability

New or improved features:

  • Improved new account configuration flow for some well-known domains IMAP accounts.

  • Improved keyboard navigation through events on the Calendar grid when multiple calendars are selected.

  • Improved Skype for Business phone and access code generation for quicker dial-in.

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 16.9 (171129)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash when closing the calendar window after searching in calendar.

  • Improve app stability

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • If you experience crash, please save the details by copying and saving the logs from "More Information" in Microsoft Error Reporting window and report the issue via Contact Support (Outlook menu> Help> Contact Support). If you have difficulties launching Outlook, please report through Insiders Forum.

Version: 16.8 (171126)

Fixes:

  • "Mark as Complete" now works from Ribbon, top Message menu, and context menu (fixing known issue from last update)

  • Messages can now be sent when one of the recipients is a contact copied from a contact list

  • "View in Calendar" button in travel reservation and package delivery summary now focuses on the correct event in the calendar

  • When using VoiceOver VO-Shift-M command, context menu now appears for selected event in the calendar grid

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update  

Version: 16.8 (171114)

Known issues:

  • "Mark as Complete" does not work from Ribbon or context menu. Nevertheless, you can still mark email items as completed from the message list controls

New or improved features:

  • Accessibility improvements:

    • VoiceOver on search field now announces number of search results returned. Also, in Advanced Search, search criteria is announced

    • VoiceOver on status bar (at the bottom) now announces sync error and support notifications

Fixes:

  • Improved app stability 

Version: 16.8 (171111)

New or improved features:

  • Inbox Zero banners: reach zero items in a folder to view a friendly, inspirational message

Fixes:

  • Inbox and other folders now sync properly (fixing known issue from last update)

  • When searching in calendar, list view now properly updates with results

  • Message preview is no longer clipped in mail list

  • When creating a new event in calendar view, the newly-created event is now selected in the grid after saving/sending

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.8 (171107)

Known issue:

  • Inbox or other folders may not sync properly in certain scenarios; fix is expected in the next update; Empty Cache for folder can be used to display new mail as a workaround

Fixes:

  • When composing new mail, replying, or forwarding, text typed immediately after opening the window is now properly displayed

  • Mail sent from IMAP accounts is now displayed in Sent folder in All Accounts

  • Folders in All Accounts now display mail from shared mailboxes

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Version: 16.8 (171101)

New or improved features:

  • Repeat from November 1, 2017 release: OneNote integration: Send mail and meetings to OneNote; see blog post for details (Office 365 subscription required)

Fixes:

  • Typing characters with accents in mail or event body when composing no longer results in Outlook becoming unresponsive 

  • Floating windows, such as autocomplete when composing and weather in calendar, now have darker borders when using "Increase contrast" setting in macOS System Preferences > Accessibility > Display

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.7 (171029)

New or improved features:

  • OneNote integration: Send mail and meetings to OneNote, allowing you to archive and access your Outlook content where and when you need it; see blog post for details (Office 365 subscription required)

Fixes:

  • Text size in mail body in Reading Pane no longer appears smaller or larger after launching Outlook

  • When an Online Meeting is created for an event, "Join by Phone" links now include access codes, so they no longer have to be manually entered when joining by phone

  • Week numbers displayed in calendar grid month view and mini-calendar in sidebar now match, even when "First day of week" preference in Outlook > Calendar doesn't match "First day of week" preference in System Preferences > Language & Region

  • In Out of Office (Auto-reply Settings), VoiceOver focus no longer enters reply settings for an account when "Send automatic replies for account..." isn't checked

  • When creating or viewing an event, opening Room Finder in Scheduling assistant no longer switches the view back to Appointment (event header and body)

  • Groups now displays between Sent and Trash folders in Mail sidebar (Office 365 accounts with Groups)

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.7 (171020)

Fixes:

  • Outlook no longer crashes when replying or forwarding mail containing missing embedded images (displaying as '?' in the mail body)

  • When opening a new mail or event compose window, focus is now placed in the To: field instead of the mail or event body

  • Google accounts: Mail with attachments are now properly badged with attachment icons in the mail list

  • Google accounts: After dismissing reminders for events that are part of a series, the reminder will remain dismissed

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 16.7 (171017)

New or improved features:

  • Resize text in Mail: Increase or decrease text size in the Mail sidebar, mail list, and reading pane using the slider control in Fonts preferences

  • Improved VoiceOver support in Calendar: Navigate between days in the Calendar grid and interact with specific days to navigate between events in those days; interact with the mini-calendar control in the sidebar to select specific weeks or days in the grid

Fixes:

  • Images in signatures are now displayed in sent mail (fixing known issue from last update)

  • When adding online meeting details to an event, a link for "Try Skype Web App" is now included

  • Encrypted mail in Online Archive folders is now properly displayed

  • Default font color for replies and forwards can now be changed in Fonts preferences

  • Added menu item for Scheduling to the Meeting menu to toggle Scheduling Assistant pane 

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Updated October 13, 2017 with highlight flagged mail under "New or improved features"

Version: 16.7 (171008)

Known issue:

  • Images in signatures aren't displayed in sent mail. A fix is expected in the next update. One workaround is to create the signature in Word and then copy and paste it to the message body when composing

New or improved features:

  • Highlight flagged mail: It's back! Mail flagged for follow-up is highlighted pale yellow in the mail list

  • Google accounts: Appointments can now be moved or copied from Google calendars to Outlook.com, Office 365, and Exchange calendars

Fixes:

  • Office 365 sign-in or keychain access prompts are no longer displayed on first launch (fixing known issue from last update)

  • Outlook no longer crashes when attempting to send mail (fixing known issue from last update)

  • Account name is appended in the window title of mail and events when composing to help indicate From: account

  • When deleting a meeting that is already canceled or in the past, Outlook no longer prompts to notify the organizer

  • Buttons in the Reminder window are now in the keyboard tab order and can be pressed with spacebar key

  • Outlook no longer attempts to connect to Google accounts when working offline or not connected to the network

  • When working offline, Outlook no longer attempts to download contact photos for Office 365 and Exchange accounts

  • When sending mail with command-return shortcut, VoiceOver now announces mail was sent

  • When pressing "show all messages in this conversation" button in the message header, VoiceOver focus is now placed in the conversation index

  • Count of search results in the Search People (Address Book) window now displays properly

  • Added menu item for Room Finder to the Meeting menu

  • Spacebar key can now be used to select available rooms in Room Finder

  • Context menu for folders in the sidebar in non-Mail views now displays

Last updated Oct 4

Version: 16.6 (171001)

Known issues:

  • Office 365 sign-in or keychain access prompt on first launch for some users 

  • Signature images do not show up properly on sent mail. We are actively working on a fix. One possible workaround is to create the signature in Word and then copy and paste the signature to compose mail window.

  • Outlook crashes when trying to send mail. If you experience consistent crash with send mail workflow, please troubleshoot with us via Help > Contact Support.

New or improved features:

  • Emoji support when composing: see emoji added from Emoji & Symbols in the Edit menu

Fixes:

  • Smart Folders is no longer displayed in the Calendar view sidebar if there are no smart folders

  • Added menu item for Message Preview to the View menu

Version: 15.40 (170926)

Fixes:

  • High Sierra: fixed a crash on quit when reminders were present

  • Message Header: The Hide Details button is no longer displayed below the listing of attachments

  • Message Header: Polished layout of attachments and associated action buttons

New or improved features:

  • No new or improved features in this update

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Version: 15.39 (170919)

New or improved features:

  • Improved performance in the message list by displaying a window of most recent messages in the selected folder

  • Group card is now displayed when hovering over a group in the To: or Cc: lines in the message header

  • Added swipe trackpad gesture support to delete and archive emails

Fixes:

  • Polished layout of meeting response buttons in the meeting invitation header

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update 

Updated Sept 15, 2017

Version: 15.39 (170913)

Known issue:

  • With some non-English versions of Outlook, Outlook crashes when clicking/selecting a message. This is fixed with the latest Insider Fast release version 15.39 (170915).

New or improved features:

  • Move/copy message: Improved VoiceOver support for searching and navigating folders in the Choose Folder sheet

Fixes:

  • Work offline: After restarting Outlook while still working offline, messages now remain in the Outbox instead of being sent

Version: 15.39 (170905)

New or improved features:

Fixes:

  • Scheduling assistant: Free/busy information is now properly displayed when shared calendars are open

  • Main window: When a message with a larger number of attachments is displayed, the top of the window no longer expands beyond the top of the screen

  • Calendar event: Improved tab order in the event window to navigation between start date, start time, end date, and end time

  • Mail sidebar: Updated ordering of special folders (e.g. Drafts, Sent, Trash, etc.) to better align with Outlook for iOS

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 15.39 (170829)

New or improved features:

  • F6 key can be used to quickly navigate between main areas, such as Ribbon and Sidebar, without having to tab through every control

  • Improved VoiceOver interaction in the Scheduling Assistant

Fixes:

  • Dragging and dropping contacts between To, Cc, and Bcc fields has been restored (known issue from last update)

  • Fixed issue where Outlook was continuously attempting to update certain folders, resulting in high CPU usage

  • Pasting content from Word when composing now correctly displays the clipboard icon with available paste options

  • Fixed issue where Outlook was crashing when using certain Add-ins, such as Boomerang

Known issues:

  • No known issues in this update

Version: 15.38 (170822)

New or improved features:

Fixes:

  • When composing a message, duplicate Attach File buttons are no longer displayed in the Ribbon

  • When using spacebar key to press view selection buttons in the Sidebar, keyboard focus now remains on the button pressed

Known issues:

  • macOS High Sierra: If you have the Cisco WebEx plugin installed, Outlook might crash

  • When composing a message, dragging and dropping contacts between To, Cc, and Bcc fields requires selecting, clicking, and holding before dragging

Version: 15.38 (170815)

New or improved features:

  • Improved app stability

  • Enabled Join/Leave Groups from Groups Contact Card

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation on Calendar module

  • Room finder list now displays rooms in alphabetical order

  • Supported ICS file in UTF-8 BOM (Byte Order Mark)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a known issue in 15.38 (170809) where the Most Recently Used email list is empty when composing email

  • Fixed a mailbox sync issue when you add a Shared Mailbox that has a higher Exchange versions than the primary mailbox

  • Fixed Exchange account authentication issue due to timezone, particularly On-Premise Exchange Mailboxes. Now exchange account can be added with the valid credential

  • Fixed a issue where dismissed reminders keep coming back (on other Outlook endpoints)

Known issues:

  • No known issues at this time

Version: 15.38 (170809)

New or improved features:

  • Improved app stability on crash and hang

  • Added an option to cache password in Keychain when creating a Kerberos ID

  • Improved "Most Recently Used" cache logic to include recently sent email address

  • Improved compose message header so to enhance discoverability of which account the email is going to send from

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation on Room Finder

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where 'Download all' and 'Preview all' options still remain after removing last attachment in the email

  • Fix a bug of missing free busy information when attendee size of a meeting is greater than 100 - instead of not showing any free/busy information, Outlook now shows the first 100 invitees' availability 

Known issues:

  • No known issues at this time

Version: 15.38 (170801)

New or improved features:

  • Improved app stability on crash and hang.

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation on recurrence setting drop-down of meeting items.

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation for announcing group join/joining/leave/leaving on Group cards.

  • Improved support message notifications so Outlook shows notification only when it's running in foreground.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug to create Outlook mail from mailto url from web browser.

  • Fixed a bug to insert signature below the content generated from mailto link

Known issues:

  • No known issues at this time

Version: 15.37 (170725)

New or improved features:

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation for check name UI in compose email

  • Improved app stability on crash and hang

Fixes:

  • When importing an updated calendar event, Outlook will replace original calendar event instead of creating a duplicate

  • Fixed a bug where clicking on "More" on the recipient list does not expand the full list

Known issues:

  • No known issues at this time

Update: A new Insider Fast release is available on 7/20 with version 15.37 (170720). Issues on missing signature and online meeting links are fixed.

Version: 15.37 (170718)

New or improved features:

  • Smart folders list on the new side bar is now visible all time

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation for meeting invites and email headers

  • Improved the visuals for drag and drop email(s) to folder

  • Provide a command to use domain-based AutoDiscover when adding Exchange mailbox (Applicable to specific O365 tenants, please contact your IT admin for details)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a reminder issue where created or modified reminders (included snoozed reminders) will not be displayed until you re-launch Outlook

  • Fixed a bug where moving a message with attachment from Inbox to another folder, the attachment is missing when displayed in the new folder

Known issues:

  • Online meeting details and links are missing when creating online meeting. We are working with server team to fix the issue - Update: this is fixed in 15.37 (170720) released on 7/20

  • When manually insert a signature in compose view, the signature is not actually being added. This will be fixed in the next Insider Fast release - Update: this is fixed in 15.37 (170720) released on 7/20

Version: 15.37 (170712)

New and improved features

  • Focused Inbox notification no longer re-prompts after pressing Cancel

  • Delegated and shared calendars and contacts are checked in the sidebar and displayed properly after adding

  • Folders can now be moved under account and On My Computer sections via drag and drop

  • Restored ability to drag and drop mail folder from sidebar to outside of Outlook to create an .mbox file

  • Improved keyboard and VoiceOver navigation when moving to and from "Show All" button in Outlook Preferences

  • Improved tab order in the Accounts preference window

Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash for machines with certain network connection settings or when switching networks

  • Filtering items by "This Week" when "First day of week" is set to Monday now works properly

Known issues:

  • Newly created or modified reminders (included snoozed reminders) will not be displayed until you re-launch Outlook. We've identified a fix which should reach the next Insider Fast update

Additional information:

  • For any issues, please use Help > Contact Support

  • For feature requests, please use Help > Suggest a Feature

  • To get on the Fast level, click Help > Check for Updates > Join the Office Insider program to get early access to new releases > Office Insider Fast

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