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.

See what's new in Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196). Find your Office version

Switch seamlessly

The new account manager shows all of your work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Visio Access Project

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Connect your LinkedIn network with Outlook

Securely connect your LinkedIn account with your Microsoft account to see information from LinkedIn profiles directly in the People card.

New in: Outlook

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Pick your favorite action

Don't use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.

New in: Outlook

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Export Visio visuals from Power BI

Visio Visual for Power BI will now display properly when you export Power BI reports as PDFs, PowerPoint files, and more.

New in: Visio

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Double-take on data flowcharts

Gorgeous new layouts for Data Visualizer flowcharts are clean, crisp, and easy to understand. Click the Design tab for options.

New in: Visio

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

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More about releases

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

Complete list of all updates
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Latest releases

New for non-subscribers
Not an Office 365 subscriber but using Office 2016 or 2019? Find out what's available in your version.

What's new in Office 2016? What's new in Office 2019

Previous releases

See what's new in Version 1904 (Build 11601.20144). Find your Office version

Export process diagrams to Word

Automatically add diagram content, such as 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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Add color to your page

New page colors mean that if an all-white or all-black background isn't for you, it's a snap to change it up.

New in: Word

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Get smart with Microsoft Graph

Import or link to intelligent data and reinvent your desktop database with Intelligent Technology.

New in: Access

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See what's new in Version 1903 (Build 11425.20202)

Improve comprehension with Line Focus

Move through a document, line by line, without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time.

New in: Word

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Better shapeshifting

Name your shapes for more control over how they morph and get the perfect transition.

New in: PowerPoint

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Why reinvent when you can re-use?

Save time by re-using slides that you created or that others have shared with you.

New in: PowerPoint

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Increase the reach of your content

Accessibility checker keeps an eye on your documents and tells you in the status bar when it finds something you should look at. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility.

New in: Word

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Keep tabs on your database objects

Clearly see the active tab, easily drag tabs to rearrange them, and close database objects with just one click.

New in: Access

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See what's new in the February update, Version 1902 (Build 11328.20146).

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Save your changes as they happen

Upload your files to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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You compute, we format

We change hard-drawn math expressions into standard characters. Just choose Ink to Math and select your handwritten notes to get started.

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Take a look at what's new in the January update, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130).

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Get their attention with @mentions

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

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Collaborate effectively with comments and @mentions

Keep the conversation going right in your worksheet with the built-in reply box and let co-workers know that you need their input by using @mentions.

New in: Excel

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They'll see what you meme

When text or static images just won't do, use an animated GIF to make your point.

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All your encryption options in one place

Manage the security of your email messages by setting the appropriate level of permission using Options > Encrypt.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at what's new in Version 1812 (Build 11126.20188).

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Take your doc from static to stunning

Transform your document into an interactive, easy-to-share web page that looks great on any device.

New in: Word

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Ink a splendid slide

Convert your ink to text, then get smart slide-design ideas from PowerPoint Designer.

New in: PowerPoint

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Build in time between back-to-back meetings

Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to end 5-10 minutes early by default.

New in: Outlook

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Improve comprehension with Line Focus

Focus on just a few lines at a time while you listed to text being read to you. Read Aloud lets you choose a 1-line, 3-line, or whole-document view.

New in: Word

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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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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

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.

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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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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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Latest updates for Mac

Read on to see what's new in Version 16.26.19060901, the June release.

Subscript and superscript at a glance

If subscript, superscript, and strikethrough are your go-to formats, add them to your ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar so they're within easy reach.

New in: Excel

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Get their attention with @mentions

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

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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

See what's new in Version 16.25.19051201, the May release.

Get a faster start

Get recommendations based on your activity and what others are working on around you.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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File management in fewer clicks

Open a file and click the title in the title bar to see the filename and location. Rename or Move the file to a cloud location.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Calling all macro users

Record a macro using relative references. When you play it back, it works in relation the active cell, not the cells used for recording.

New in: Excel

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Your favorite commands within easy reach

Get quick, easy access to common actions like Find & Select, Zoom to Selection, Arrange All, and more. Find them on the ribbon.

New in: Excel

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Key details for your contacts

Select a contact's name in a message or calendar event to see their photo, phone number, email, org chart, and more.

New in: Outlook

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See what's new in Version 16.24.19041401, the April release.

Watch your content come alive!

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planets orbit, and t-Rex rampage in your documents, worksheets, and slides.

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Easily save embedded media

Easily extract embedded videos and audio from presentations by pressing Control + click on the media element you want to save.

New in: PowerPoint

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Get their attention with @mentions

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

New in: PowerPoint

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Work faster with new shortcuts

New shortcuts provide functionality previously only seen in Windows. Available in all languages.

New in: PowerPoint

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Shift + Cmd + M

Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.22.19021100.

Draw naturally with your trackpad

Move your finger on the trackpad and watch the ink flow across the screen.

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Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.21.19011500.

From iPad or iPhone to Word in a snap*

Use the Apple Continuity Camera to insert a photo from your iPad or your iPhone into your document.

New in: Word

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* Requires macOS Mojave

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Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.20.18120801.

Go easy on your eyes with Dark Mode*

A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

* Requires macOS Mojave

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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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From iPhone to PowerPoint in a snap*

Use the Apple Continuity Camera to insert a photo from your iPhone into your slide.

New in: PowerPoint

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* Requires macOS Mojave

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Preserve the look of your text

Embed fonts to ensure that your document looks the way you want to on every computer. No more surprises!

New in: Word

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Turn off forwarding for a meeting

Ensure that you control who will attend your meeting by preventing attendees from forwarding the invite.

New in: Outlook

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See who's coming to the meeting

Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see who plans to be there.

New in: Outlook

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Use Teams to connect to your meetings

Work with remote colleagues, partners, or clients? Use Teams in Outlook to schedule and join online meetings.

New in: Outlook

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Share your calendar

Share your calendar with family, friends, and colleagues. Open calendars shared with you in the Mac, Windows, or cloud versions of Outlook.

New in: Outlook

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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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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.

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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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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

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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.

Resume on the left side and comment with at mention on the right

Get their attention with @mentions

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

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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.

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Insert 3D models to see all the angles

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

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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.

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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.

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Latest updates for iOS

Read on to see what's new in version 2.26 (19060403), the June update.

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Pick your destination

Use the Move command to easily move your cloud-based files from one folder to another.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Get their attention with @mentions

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

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Quicker access to your files

Find and access cloud files stored across your favorite cloud storage options: OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, and Box.

New in: Outlook

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Check your watch

Notifications are more glance-able to help you get where you need to be.

New in: Outlook

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Previous releases

Read on to see what's new in version 2.25 (19050601), the May update.

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Get a faster start

Get recommendations based on your activity and what others are working on around you.

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Make it a Teams meeting

Now, when creating an event, make it a Teams meeting and invite those who aren't in the building to participate.

New in: Outlook

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Better and faster on Apple Watch

Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone and enjoy the new lightning-fast Outlook app on your watch. Yes, we support the new Series 4 watch face!

New in: Outlook

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Quick access to your favorite people

Are there certain people you regularly exchange emails with? Tag those people as favorites and then quickly access all those messages you've sent back and forth.

New in: Outlook

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Get notifications only from your favorite people

Take control of your email alerts before they drive you to distraction. Outlook will notify you only when someone you've tagged as a favorite sends you an email. *Requires an Office 365 or Outlook.com account.

New in: Outlook

Read on to see what's new in version 2.24 (19041003), the April update.

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Calendar in living colors

See any color categories created in Outlook Desktop, Outlook for Mac, or OWA, reflected in your Calendar on your iPhone or iPad.

New in: Outlook

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Calendar search

We heard you! Looking for an event? Your Calendar events are now showing as part of your search results so you can keep track of your busy life while on the go

New in: Outlook

Read on to see what's new in version 2.23 (19030400), the March update.

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Never be late again

Find out when you need to leave for an upcoming appointment or meeting to arrive on time.

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Better shapeshifting

Enjoy smoother Morph transitions authored in PowerPoint for Windows Desktop, PowerPoint for Mac, or PowerPoint Mobile.

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Read on to see what's new in 2.22 (19020201), the February update.

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Office now supports Apple Pencil 2

Got the Apple Pencil 2? Go ahead and double-tap.

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Ink that sparkles

Add some whimsy while you're writing with ink. Just toggle on "Sparkle Animation" in the Pen options and you'll get sparkles as you write.

New in: PowerPoint

Read on to see what's new in Version 2.20 (18120200), the December 2018 feature update for iOS.

Include a message when you cancel

Need to cancel your meeting? Add a message to the cancellation notice to let your attendees know why.

New in: Outlook

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Delete your contacts

You've always been able to add and edit contacts. Now you can delete them too, right from your phone.

New in: Outlook

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Create a meeting from an email conversation

When you Convert to Event, Outlook automatically turns the folks in your conversation into invitees.

New in: Outlook

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Latest updates for Android

See what's new in Version 16.0.11727.20104, the June update.

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Take action without leaving your Inbox

No need to switch apps when you get an email that requires action. Take care of business right from your Inbox.

New in: Outlook

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Let Outlook help with that reply

In a hurry? Let Outlook suggest a reply to your email message. Accept the suggestion as written, or edit it to reflect your unique voice.

New in: Outlook

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Tag your favorite people

When you tag someone as a favorite, you gain quick and easy access to all your email conversations with them.

New in: Outlook

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Limit interruptions

Set your Outlook notifications to notify you only when you receive emails from your Favorite People.

* Requires an Office 365 or Outlook.com account using the Microsoft sync technology

New in: Outlook

Comment with a colleague at mentioned within

Get their attention with @mentions

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

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Previous versions

See what's new in Version 16.0.11629.20124, the May update.

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Make it a Teams meeting

When creating an event, make it a Teams meeting and invite those who aren't in the building to participate.

New in: Outlook

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Act on a single message in a conversation

Mark single messages as read or unread, or flag or unflag them, within a conversation. Just tap the three vertical dots on the message card to take the desired action.

New in: Outlook

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Add contacts with a simple scan

Use your camera to scan the business card of your new contact. All the contact information is saved to Outlook automatically.

New in: Outlook

See what's new in Version 16.0.11601.20074, the April update.

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Calendar search

Looking for an event? Your Calendar events show as part of your search results so you can keep track of your busy life while on the go.

New in: Outlook

List of conference rooms

Booking made easy

When you schedule a meeting, you see a list of conference rooms you have booked in the past and their availability.

New in: Outlook

See what's new in 16.0.11328.20008, the February 2019 update.

Group calendar with upcoming events

Events at a glance

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

New in: Outlook

See what's new in Build 16.0.11126.20063, the December 2018 update.

Confidently RSVP to invites

View both the invite and your calendar when replying, and be confident in your response.

New in: Outlook

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See your month at a glance

Show all events and appointments in your calendar across an entire month at a time.

New in: Outlook

Calendar showing a monthly view

Convert your conversation into an event

Create an event or a meeting right from an email conversation. Your invite list and conversation are preserved.

New in: Outlook

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Open your group notebook from Outlook

No need to open a separate app when you want to see your group notebook. Just tap the link in Outlook.

New in: Outlook

Group details with a Launch OneNote link

Ink over captured images

Switch between your front and back cameras to capture images for your notes. After that, ink your annotations with your finger or a stylus.

New in: OneNote

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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

Group Details page giving easy access to files

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

Latest updates for Windows Mobile

There's nothing new this month, but check out this feature we released recently. If you’re using OneNote for Windows 10, see the latest updates in What’s New in OneNote for Windows 10.

Better shapeshifting

Name your shapes for more control about how they morph and get the perfect transition.

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Previous releases

Here's what's new and improved in Version 16.11425.20056, the March feature update.

Better shapeshifting

Name your shapes for more control about how they morph and get the perfect transition.

New in: PowerPoint

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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