What's new in Office 365

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.

Take a look at what's new in Version 1811 (Build 110029.20079).

Zoom and stick

Instead of adjusting Zoom each time, you read a message, choose a default setting to use for all your messages.

New in: Outlook

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Message on the left and Zoom tools on the right

Reserving a room just got easier

Look for a conference room using more than one room list — and switch lists without losing rooms you've selected.

New in: Outlook

Room Finder

Paint it black, paint it gray

Change the look of Access as often as you like. Four themes to choose from: Colorful, Dark, Gray, or White.

New in: Access

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Black theme

Note: If you use Office at work, the availability of the features above may vary based on your company's update policies.

What's new in your favorite Office app

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New for non-subscribers
Not an Office 365 subscriber but using Office 2016? Find out what's available in your version.

What's new in Office 2016?

Previous releases

Take a look at what's new in Version 1810 (Build 11001.20074).

Reveal what's behind a picture

Put a picture on a slide, worksheet, or document, pick a pre-set, and watch the transparency change. That's it!

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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You sketch, we polish

We change hand-drawn text and shapes into refined diagrams. Just select your ink strokes to get started.

New in: PowerPoint

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Update visuals with your pen

Write over a shape with your pen and use the Ink to Text button to automatically convert your handwritten ink to typed text on the shape.

New in: PowerPoint

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People Suggestions in Schedule Assistant

See recommendations for attendees to add when you schedule a meeting. No more switching back and forth between the Scheduling Assistant and the To line.

New in: Outlook

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Schedule Assistant in the background and people suggestions in the foreground

Watch your content come alive

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across pages.

New in: Word

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Reserving a room just got easier

Look for a conference room using more than one room list - and switch lists without losing rooms you've selected.

New in: Outlook

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Stop seeing reminders for past events

You can set your calendar to automatically dismiss reminders for events after they've ended.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1809 (Build 10827.20181).

New proofreading tools

Don't stress about your words. PowerPoint now provides grammar and writing suggestions.

New in: PowerPoint

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See what's coming soon

Try out new user experiences before they are released broadly and let us know what you think.

New in: Outlook

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Your ribbon icons have a new look

Don't worry, everything works the same. Plus all of the icons look great on screens of all sizes.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Updated visuals on the ribbon for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Watch your content come alive

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across pages and slides.

New in: PowerPoint

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Speedy lookup

Get your answers faster with super-charged VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and MATCH functions.

New in: Excel

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1808 (Build 10730.20127).

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Turn off forwarding for a meeting

Prevent attendees from forwarding your meetings to others. Just go to the ribbon and click Response Options.

New in: Outlook

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Refresh, relink or remove linked tables

The updated Linked Table Manager is THE location for managing all data sources and linked tables.

New in: Access

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Plan in the background and task details in the foreground

See more info on Task Board cards

When the title alone doesn't tell the story, customize your Task Board cards to show all the most important details.

New in: Project

Process document in the center and Export to Word pane on the right

Build a Word document out of shapes

Automatically add shapes and metadata to a Word document. Then, customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals.

New in: Visio

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Enjoy an iconic moment in your next diagram

Pick from 26 new stencils with icons for analytics, arts, celebration, faces, sports, and more.

New in: Visio

Take a look at what's new in Version 1807 (Build 10325.20118).

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Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

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People suggestions in Scheduling Assistant

Ever wished you didn't have to switch back and forth between the Scheduling Assistant and your meeting invite when adding attendees? Wish no more! The Scheduling Assistant now provides people suggestions.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080).

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Chat with co-authors while you edit

Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without leaving the app.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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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.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Add visual impact

Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Title your slide with a pen

Use your pen to ink in a title, and watch PowerPoint convert it to text.

New in: PowerPoint

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Invite Others dialog box in the background and mail to invitee in the foreground

The more the merrier

Invite others to join a group by sharing a URL or sending an email with an embedded link.

New in: Outlook

Sprint planning

A new way to manage sprints

Take an agile approach to working with Task Boards. Go to Manage Sprints to add and remove sprints as your project evolves.

New in: Project

Take a look at what's new in Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).

Manage Sprint dialog box in the forefront and project in the background

Sprint management just got easier

Quickly add, update, or delete agile sprints.

New in: Project

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Hands-free typing*

Use your voice to create documents, presentations, and emails by simply dictating. No need to type!

New in: Word PowerPoint Outlook

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* To see the feature, you must be a subscriber, have a valid MSA or Org ID, and enable Office intelligent services. If all of those requirements are met and you still don't see the Dictate button, the feature may not be available in your location.

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Editing comes naturally with Ink Editor

With a single stroke of your pen, split or join words, add a new line, or insert words. It's that easy!

New in: Word

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Calendar with 3 time zones on the left side and meetings on the right side

View three time zones

Need to schedule a meeting across time zones? Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all.

New in: Outlook

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Drop-down list of calendars that can be shared

Calendar sharing made easy

We heard you! Sharing your calendars is simpler and calendars shared from Outlook Desktop are now also available in Outlook Mobile. Stay productive and remain timely in the office and on the go!

New in: Outlook

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Brainstorming Starter diagram

Kick-start your diagrams

The Organization Chart, Brainstorming, and SDL templates have new starter diagrams to get you up and running quickly.

New in: Visio

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Visualize data with new charts

Choose from 11 charts and add one to your forms and reports to better visualize the data and make informed decisions.

New in: Access

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1804 (Build 9226.2156).

Read Aloud icon on the left and a message with highlighted text

Listen to your emails

Do you have your hands full? No problem! Let Outlook read your emails aloud, while highlighting as it's read.

New in: Outlook

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Convert your ink

Take scribbled notes and drawings, and convert them into readable text and crisp shapes to create a polished presentation.

New in: PowerPoint

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Never miss a reminder

Choose to set reminders to pop up over windows you're working in. Otherwise, Outlook will flash the taskbar to get your attention.

New in: Outlook

Mark deleted items as read

You asked for it! You can now set any message that you delete as read. Opt in by clicking File > Options > Mail.

New in: Outlook

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Task board with Filter drop down list

Task board filtering

You asked for it! Streamline your task boards by filtering on key resources or summary tasks.

New in: Project

Set percent complete from a task board

Choose a percent complete for each column, and then update task completion with drag-and-drop.

New in: Project

Sprint board and list of available task-related commands

Sprint navigation

We heard you! You can now switch from one sprint view to another, and quickly move tasks between sprints.

New in: Project

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1803 (Build 9126.2116).

Translator button, and one word in English and its translation in French

Break the language barrier

Translate words, phrases, and other text selections to another language with Microsoft Translator.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

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Collaboration made easy

Need to bring together a group of people working on a project? Creating a group is easier than ever. We have modernized the creation process and made it clutter-free. Give it a try!

New in: Outlook

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Inbox in the background and Create Group dialog box in the foreground
Visio diagram and Excel workbook with a two-headed arrow in between

Keep your Visio diagram and Excel data in sync

When you edit a Data Visualizer diagram, you can update the linked Excel data with the latest diagram content, and keep everything in sync.

New in: Visio

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Data Visualizer audit template

Import content from Excel and create audit diagrams for financial transactions, inventory management, and more.

New in: Visio

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Built-in database model diagrams

The new Database Model Diagram template accurately models your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.

New in: Visio

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More stencils for business diagrams

Using modern shapes, compare and contrast data with a Venn diagram, or draw Cycle, Matrix, or Pyramid diagrams to help tell your story.

New in: Visio

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1802 (Build 9001.2138).

Email sorting made easy

We heard you! For those of you who are not (yet!) using the Focused Inbox, we've brought back sorting options and the Unread filter above the message list.

New in: Outlook

List of filters available to sort messages
Meeting with responses to invite from all attendees

Know who you'll be meeting with

Now you can see people's responses to a meeting request, even if you're not the organizer.

New in: Outlook

Take a look at what's new in Version 1801 (Build 9001.2138).

Write your best resume with help from LinkedIn*

With Resume Assistant, see real work experiences examples, top skills, and jobs for a given role.

New in: Word

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* Only available when the display language is set to English and region is to the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, or United States.

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Precision selecting

Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over.

New in: Excel

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Meet your target

Easily keep track of the word count in your document as you scroll and ensure that you're hitting your target whether you're crafting a 250 word essay or your own memoir.

New in: Word

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Latest updates for Mac

Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.19.18110915.

Get the picture?

Search the web for pictures within your office apps. Select Insert > Online Pictures to begin.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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What's in a filename?

Click the filename to quickly move, rename, or browse the version history of your cloud documents, worksheets, and presentations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Menu accessible from the title bar and available commands displayed

Summary Zoom

See all of the pieces of your presentation at once in an interactive table of contents. When presenting, get the flexibility you need to be creative and show your slides in any order, skip ahead or jump back as needed.

New in: PowerPoint

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Easier mail encryption

The Encrypt button now has an Encrypt-only option which makes it easier to send encrypted email, both inside an outside your organization.

New in: Outlook

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Become an Office Insider and get early access to the latest Office innovations. We're continuously hard at work on exclusive monthly upgrades and new features for Office 365 subscribers.

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More about releases

Complete list of all updates
Get more information about all the releases for Office for Mac and links to download the apps.

Release notes

When do I get new features?
New Office 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.

See how features are rolled out

New for non-subscribers
Not an Office 365 subscriber but using Office 2016? Find out what's available in your version.

What's new in Office 2016?

Previous releases

Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.18.18101400.

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Animation triggers are here!

You asked for it! Animation triggers aren't just in Windows anymore. Find them on the Animations tab.

New in: PowerPoint

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Collaborate with comments

Keep the conversation going right in your worksheet with the built-in reply box.

New in: Excel

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Discover more about your data

Office 365 apps are infused with artificial intelligence (AI) to help you do your best work. The Ideas pane uses AI to create smart, actionable suggestions that save you time and enhance your content.

New in: Excel

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Improved search

Find items faster by viewing your search history and suggestions as soon as you click in the Search field. Also search across a specific mailbox by clicking the Current Mailbox button in the Search tab.

New in: Outlook

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Make your images accessible

Office suggests captions for your pictures to them accessible to people with impaired vision.

New in: PowerPoint

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New proofreading tools

Don't stress about your words! Editor provides grammar and writing suggestions, in addition to spelling.

New in: PowerPoint

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More "auto" in autocomplete

When you type a formula, the helpful AutoComplete menu appears, showing you argument options to choose from.

New in: Excel

Desktop computer on the left and VoiceOver icon on the right

Now improved: VoiceOver Navigation

Using VoiceOver navigation in Excel? Move across sheets by pressing VO+U. You can enable the Trackpad Commander in your Mac OS to do this too.

New in: Excel

Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.17.18090901.

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Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know you need their input.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Draw with ink

Use your mouse or touch pad, and the pens on the Draw tab to write, draw, and highlight.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Insert 3D models to see all the angles

Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Customize shortcuts dialog box

Custom shortcuts are back

We heard you! At your request, we've brought back custom shortcut keys.

New in: Excel

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The font you choose is the font they see

Embed your custom fonts in your files so that wherever they go, your fonts go too.

New in: PowerPoint

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Here's what's new in Version 16.15.180702, the July feature update.

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Pep up your pitch with video*

Add live action to your slide with a YouTube video, and then view it without having to leave the app.

New in: PowerPoint

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* Available for Sierra and High Sierra (10.13.4 and higher)

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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.

New in: Word

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See what's new in Version 16.14.18061000, the June update.

Learning Tools improve readability

Give your eyes a rest. Adjust text spacing, column width, and page color. Or listen as Word reads your document aloud, highlighting text as it's read.

New in: Word

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Four available leaning tools that make documents more readable

Fill data in a flash

Give Flash Fill a few examples, and it will fill your data for you.

New in: Excel

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Break the language barrier

Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

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Hyperlinks in living colors

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

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Create a signature they'll remember

Express yourself with rich font styles, colors, images, links, and more.

New in: Outlook

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Create and collaborate with Groups

Want to create an Office 365 Group in Outlook? No problem! Add and remove members, too. Collaboration on the Mac just got easier.

New in: Outlook

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Add visual impact

Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, presentations, and messages by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Take a look at the features released in Version 16.13.18050501.

Pivoting data through time

Want to take a look your PivotTable data across years, quarters, months or even days? Easily filter a PivotTable with a timeline filter by sliding the date range.

New in: Excel

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Chat with co-authors while you edit

Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving the app.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Swipe right or swipe left? You decide!

Set the swipe left and swipe right gestures to the actions you use most. Choose from Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, or None.

New in: Outlook

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Add pizzazz with icons

Increase the visual impact of your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting and editing one of our 500 icons available to you!

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Accessibility built right in

Use your keyboard to access the ribbon quickly and to format the words or pictures you just inserted.

New in: Word

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What week is it?

You asked for it! Display week numbers in Month View and in the Mini-calendar.

New in: Outlook

Calendar on the left side and dialog box on the right side

Take a look at the features released in Version 16.12.180410.

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Better sharing and collaboration

Your locally synced OneDrive documents, workbooks, and presentations open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Add visual impact

Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and emails to add visual interest and retain a high image quality.

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Recurring meeting on the left and all related information displayed in the event card

A more actionable calendar

Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see all of the associated details. Check out who is invited, edit your response, or join the meeting, all in one place.

New in: Outlook

Easier scanning of search results

Ever tried searching for a word or name, and wished Outlook would highlight your search term in the item list or Preview pane? Well, wonder no more.

New in: Outlook

Folder pane and reading pane with highlighted search terms

Take a look at the features released in Version 16.11.180311.

Do more with Focus Mode

We heard you! Focus Mode now opens at your set zoom level and shows the page number while you scroll

New in: Word

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Rendering embedded fonts

Fonts that have been embedded in a presentation now appear correctly when viewed in PowerPoint for Mac. No more surprises!

New in: PowerPoint

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Bring structure to your emails

We heard you! Insert tables in your messages and calendar events, and bring structure to your content. No more copying and pasting from other Office apps.

New in: Outlook

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What time is it?

Want to know what time it is in another part of the world? Add a second time zone to your Outlook and never wonder again!

New in: Outlook

Timeliness across time zones

Traveling across time zones? Create an event with different start and end time zones, and Outlook will take care of the conversion. No mental math required!

New in: Outlook

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Make your text larger... and smaller, too

Increase or decrease the font size in your sidebar, message list, and reading pane.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at the features released in Version 16.10.180210.

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Precision selecting

Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over.

New in: Excel

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Slice and dice your table data

You loved slicers for PivotTables. You can now use them in tables too to see exactly what filters you have applied.

New in: Excel

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Shine the light on what matters

Grab the new highlighter to flag important information.

New in: PowerPoint

Speed up calculations

By taking advantage of multiple processing threads, Excel updates formulas much faster when values are changed.

New in: Excel

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Take a look at the features released in Version 16.9.180116.

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.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Collaborative editing

Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Check out the thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.

New in: Excel

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We save for you!

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.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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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.

New in: Excel

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More functions

Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: IFS FUNCTION | SWITCH FUNCTION

IFS function - Days of the Week example - Formula in cell G2 is 	=IFS(F2=1,D2,F2=2,D3,F2=3,D4,F2=4,D5,F2=5,D6,F2=6,D7,F2=7,D8)
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See what's changed

Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted.

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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.

New in: PowerPoint

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PowerPoint QuickStarter
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Trim media

Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.

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Quickly access your sites and groups

Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Easy access to files stored in Sites and Groups

Better support for PivotTable charts

Workbook behind, PivotTable in front, chart to the left

Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.

New in: Excel

Laser pointer in Slide Show

Pen with a glowing red end

Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.

New in: PowerPoint

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.39.

Improved Visual Basic Editor

Conceptual representation of the Visual Basic Editor windows across differents apps

Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Improved readability and accessible, too

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Your email message and meeting invitation headers are now easier on the eyes. Less clutter, better keyboard navigation, and improved VoiceOver. Check it out!

New in: Outlook

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.37.

Your first draft just got easier

Researcher helps you find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images - all without leaving Word.

New in: Word

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

See all images, add text, add and cite

Click more confidently

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Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Latest updates for iOS

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.19 (18110500), the November 2018 feature update for iOS.

You sketch, we polish

Convert hand drawings to text or shapes. Simply use the Ink to Text or Ink to Shape button to get started.

New in: PowerPoint

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Confidently RSVP to invites

Check out the mini calendar when you RSVP to a meeting or event invite, and reply confidently.

New in: Outlook

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Previous releases

See what's new in Version 2.18 (18100900), the October 2018 feature update for iOS.

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Insert and edit icons

Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one or more of our 500 icons.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Layout Options dialog box

More printing options

Print what you want: slides with notes, multiple slides on a page, or full-page slides.

New in: PowerPoint

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Open a shared calendar

Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device.

New in: Outlook

See what's new in Version 2.17 (18090503), the September 2018 feature update.

Customize swipe actions

Swipe emails out of your Inbox with the actions you prefer.

New in: Outlook

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See what's new in Version 2.16 (180807), the August 2018 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Groups Details page showing events

Events at a glance

Wondering about past and upcoming group events? Check out the group card and stay in the know!

New in: Outlook

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Block external images

You asked for it! Prevent senders from tracking whether you opened their emails by blocking links to external images in messages.

New in: Outlook

See what's new and improved in the July 2018 feature update. Includes features released in Version 2.15 (18070200) for iPad and iPhone.

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Word count shows when you scroll

As you're scrolling, the word count of your document is always in view.

New in: Word

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Sync draft messages

Sync draft messages between different Outlook endpoints so you can start a message on your phone and finish and send it on your desktop, or vice versa!

New in: Outlook

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See what's new and improved in the June feature update. Includes features released in Version 2.14.18060400 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Set things straight

The digital ruler makes it easy to draw straight lines or align sets of objects.

New in: PowerPoint

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Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like.

New in: PowerPoint

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See what's new and improved in the May feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.13 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

Keep an historical perspective

View and restore earlier versions of your files saved to OneDrive or SharePoint from within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Organization chart for a selected contact

Know who's who*

Better understand how people fit in your organization, and use that information to more efficiently communicate and collaborate with them.

New in: Outlook

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Speedier file preview

Preview files saved to OneDrive or SharePoint from within Outlook quickly, and share links to those files with others via email, or open and edit them directly in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint from your mobile device. Mobile productivity at its best!

New in: Outlook

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See what's new and improved in the April feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.12 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

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Share ideas visually

Rotate, resize, and add color to SVG images in your documents, worksheets, and presentations to better convey your ideas.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Calculate as you go

Perform common calculations on a selected range of data using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE

New in: Excel

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Selected cells on a worksheet, and available commands at the bottom of the screen

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more

New in: Excel

Never be late again

Get notified when it's time to leave for your appointment, based on your location and your appointment location, and traffic between the two.

New in: Outlook

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Pick your favorites

Identify the folders and groups you want to be able to quickly access, and set them as favorites.

New in: Outlook

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See what's new and improved in the January feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.11 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and weekly updates for Outlook for iOS.

See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

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Listen to your documents

Word can read your documents aloud, highlighting text as it's read.

New in: Word

Clean up made easy

With Segment Eraser, you can remove excess ink, right up to the nearest line, and give your content the polish it deserves.

New in: PowerPoint

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More RSVP options

We heard you and are bringing more ways to respond to meeting invites on your phone or pad! You can now choose to edit your response and include a comment, or elect to not send a response.

New in: Outlook

Reading made easy

Set Mobile View as your default view to reflow the text of your documents to optimally fit the screen, making them easier to read and edit.

New in: Word

Start Word in Mobile View setting selected

See what's new and improved in the February feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.10 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Manipulate and reuse content with ease

When using iOS 11, easily add or move content, or copy to others apps, by dragging and dropping text, images, and other objects

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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General accessibility: larger text and VoiceOver settings

Make your content more accessible

Take advantage of some new accessibility settings - Use large text to make documents, worksheets, and presentations easier to work with, and use the rotor to move across containers, tables, links, slides, sheets, and more when using VoiceOver.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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See what's new and improved in the January feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.9 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

New in: PowerPoint

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Mobile View

Mobile View adapts the document to your iPad screen - no more pinching and zooming necessary!

New in: Word

Improve reading with Learning Tools *

In the Mobile View, use Learning Tools to adjust text spacing, column width, and page color to help you scan documents more easily and reduce visual distractions. In all views, use Learning Tools to see each word highlighted as documents are read aloud.

New in: Word

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Four available leaning tools that make documents more readable

See what's new and improved in the December feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.8 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Confident protection *

Using persistent protection, you can now prevent sensitive information from being viewed, printed, edited, or copied by unauthorized people. You can protect documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without leaving Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

See what's new and improved in the November feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.7 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Digital ink

With the addition of a digital pencil to pens and effects that are already available, you can sketch out your ideas to make them come to life and rediscover the simple pleasure of creating content with a pen.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Faster scrolling

Move quickly through long spreadsheets on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

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Latest updates for Android

There's nothing new in Build 16.0.11029.20056, the November 2018 update. Check back again soon!

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Previous versions

See what's new in Build 16.0.11001.20074, the October 2018 update.

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A picture is worth a thousand...cells?

Extract text and numbers from a photo by using Insert > Data from Picture.

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Open shared calendar

Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device.

New in: Outlook

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Insert attachments in your notes

Keep all of the relevant information in your notes by attaching pertinent documents, worksheets, presentations, and PDF files.

New in: OneNote

See what's new in Build 16.0.10827.20078, the September 2018 update.

Zoom in with just a pinch

Pinch out to get a closer look at your slides, whether you're editing or just reading.

New in: PowerPoint

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See what's new in Build 16.0.10730.20043, the August update.

Zooming made easy

Zoom snaps to fit documents to your screen with no wasted space.

New in: Word

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Add sound and video right from your phone

On the go? No problem. Insert audio and video files from your phone or tablet.

New in: PowerPoint

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Zoom with precision

Pinch out to get a closer look at your slides whether you're editing or just reading, and easily flip between Portrait and Landscape orientation as you review your presentation.

New in: PowerPoint

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Files at your fingertips

Access and view all of your files your Group is work on directly from the Group Details page.

New in: Outlook

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Here's what's new in Build 16.0.10228.20049, the June update for Android.

Pick your favorites

Identify the folders and groups you want to be able to quickly access, and set them as favorites.

New in: Outlook

Menu showing favorite folders and groups

Here's what's new in Build 16.0.10228.20049, the June update for Android.

Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you want.

New in: PowerPoint

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Calendar at your fingertips

We heard you! Access your calendar quickly, and easily scan and take needed actions with the newly redesigned Agenda widget.

New in: Outlook

Calendar

Block external images

You asked for it! Prevent senders from tracking whether you opened their emails by blocking links to external images in messages.

New in: Outlook

Account info screen with ability to block external content

Pick your favorites

Identify the folders and groups you want to be able to quickly access, and set them as favorites.

New in: Outlook

Menu showing favorite folders and groups

Here is what's new in Build 16.0.9126.2069, the March feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android, and weekly updates for Outlook for Android.

Easy access to files stored in Sites and Groups

Quickly access your sites and groups*

Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Calculate as you go

Perform common calculations on a selected range of data using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE.

New in: Excel

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Worskheet with available contextual commands at the bottom of the screen

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more.

New in: Excel

See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

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More RSVP options

We heard you and are bringing more ways to respond to meeting invites on your phone or pad! You can now choose to edit your response and include a comment, or elect to not send a response.

New in: Outlook

What did I miss?

Quickly find out how many unread email messages you have without having to open Outlook.

New in: Outlook

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New search experience

Personalized suggestions make it easier and faster to search, with less typing. Intelligent search returns files and contacts, and is now accessible from the app taskbar (double-tap the Search icon for quick access to the Search box).

New in: Outlook

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Faster navigation

The account and folder menu has been redesigned to give you easy access to all your accounts and key folders as well as Help and Settings. For quick access to any folders associated with a given account, press and hold the desired account to pin it open.

New in: Outlook

Menu with more options and commands available
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Improved Conversations

It's easier than ever to catch up on conversations! When you come back to a conversation that you started reading earlier, the first unread message is automatically shown. More of your conversation is displayed at once and clearer separation between individual messages make it quicker to scan content.

New in: Outlook

More options for events

You can now set and show events in your calendar as free, busy, tentative, out of office, or private.

New in: Outlook

The January 2018 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

New in: PowerPoint

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All things being equal

Word now supports the creation and editing equations.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

The December 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

PivotTable refresh and more

If you have existing worksheets with PivotTables, you can now refresh, and sort and filter, your data right on your phone or tablet.

New in: Excel

The October 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Choose print options

Print the entire worksheet or just a selection. Set your scaling, paper size, and orientation.

New in: Excel

Faster scrolling

Move quickly through a long document on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Draft sync

Sync drafts between different versions of Outlook, so you can start a message in one place and finish and send it in another.

New in: Outlook

See your co-workers availability

Inspired by the well-loved scheduling assistant of Outlook on Windows, you can now see your co-workers' availability and find a time that works for everyone when scheduling a meeting.

New in: Outlook

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Your favorite apps, right in Outlook

With add-ins, you can accomplish awesome things from Outlook without switching apps. Support for Evernote, Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Trello & much more.

New in: Outlook

Pick up where you left off

Reopen a presentation and resume working right where you were before.

New in: PowerPoint

Edit more files

You can now edit IRM documents, worksheets, and presentations on your Android phone or tablet.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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The September 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Work better with others in real time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Click more confidently

Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Animation on the small screen

Add animations to your slides on your mobile device.

New in: PowerPoint

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Adding a blank page just got easier

Insert a blank page to your document with just one click.

New in: Word

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The August 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Add or edit your important contacts

You can now add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts.

New in: Outlook

LEARN MORE

New Meetup calendar app

With Calendar apps, you can connect your apps -Wunderlist, Facebook, Evernote, and now Meetup- to see all your tasks, events, and notes from your digital life in your Outlook calendar.

New in: Outlook

LEARN MORE

Latest updates for Windows Mobile

There are no new features this month. If you’re using OneNote for Windows 10, see the latest updates in What’s New in OneNote for Windows 10.

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Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in 17.10228, the June 2018 feature update.

Hyperlinks in living color

Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you want.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

PPT slide with colorful links

Here's what's new and improved in 17.9330, the May 2018 feature update.

Pen gallery and pen effects

Customize your set of pens, highlighters, and ink effects, including Rainbow and Galaxy, and use them across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and across devices.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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Set things straight

On touch screens, the digital ruler makes it easy to draw straight lines or align a set of objects.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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See where others are working

No need to worry of conflicting changes when collaborating with others on a worksheet! You can now see where they're working and what content they have selected as they edit.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Worksheet with presence indicators for each person editing the file

Faster scrolling

Move quickly through long spreadsheets on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Phone screen with finger pointing to scroll handles

Commands at your fingertips

Work with speed! Have quick access to contextual commands like expand selection, sort, filter, and more

New in: Excel

Selected cells on a worksheet, and available commands at the bottom of the screen

Calculate as you go

Select a range of data and quickly perform common calculations using functions such as SUM, COUNT, and AVERAGE.

New in: Excel

Worksheet with common functions available in the bottom right corner

Here's what's new and improved in 17.9226, the April 2018 feature update.

Keep things moving

Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently, or jumping and turning.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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See what's new and improved features in the March feature update, Version 17.9126.

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See all the angles

Insert and rotate 3D models to increase the visual and creative impact of your documents, workbooks, and presentations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

See what's new and improved features in the February feature update, Version 17.9029.

Always be in the know

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what changes they've made by checking out the slides that have a green highlight.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

See what's new and improved features in the January feature update, Version 17.9001.

All things being equal

Word now supports creation and editing equations.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

See what's new and improved features in the December feature update, Version 17.8827.

PivotTable refresh and more

If you have existing worksheets with PivotTables, you can now refresh, and sort and filter, your data right on your phone or tablet.

New in: Excel

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