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MC409015: Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Version 2207 (Build 15427.20194): August 03

We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel Version 2207 (Build 15427.20194): August 03.

MC409015: Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Version 2207 (Build 15427.20194): August 03

Feature updates

Excel

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

Outlook

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

Resolved issues

Excel

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

Outlook

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

Project

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

Word

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

Office Suite

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

When this will happen

We’ll be gradually rolling out this update of Microsoft 365 Apps to users on that update channel starting August 3rd, 2022 (PST).

How this will affect your organization

If your Microsoft 365 Apps clients are configured to automatically update from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN), then no action is required.

If you manage updates directly you can now download this latest update and begin deployment.

What you need to do to prepare

To get more details about this update view the following release notes:

Message ID: MC409015
Published: 04 August 2022
Updated: 04 August 2022
Platform: World tenant, Windows Desktop

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