Office 365 Pro Plus – Monthly Channel Updates

Its that time of the month again where Microsoft release lots of official updates to the Monthly Channel, please be aware if you are running Semi-Annual (Targeted) you will not see these new features until February and not until July for Semi-Annual Channel.

Monthly Channel

November 2, 2017
Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121)

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Note: Current Channel is now named Monthly Channel.

Excel: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.

PowerPoint: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.

Project: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Task Board view: Sort tasks on cards in the Task Board view. Reorder and move cards between columns on the board just like in Agile projects.
  • Agile projects: Manage your Agile projects using backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum or Kanban methodologies are supported. More information

Project: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Fix an issue where resource availability isn’t shown in Team Builder.
  • Fix an issue where graphical indicators aren’t displaying correctly.
  • Fix an issue where Project hangs while leveling on hour-by-hour or day-by-day basis.
  • Fix an issue for working with master/sub projects from a SharePoint Document library.
  • Fix an issue where, when you add assignments to a fixed duration task, you may end up with a nameless resource.
  • Fix an issue that produces an incorrect error message of change on protected work.

Skype for Business: Non-security updates

This channel release contains the following non-security updates:

  • Add the ability for users to stop receiving calls on behalf of a hunt group.
  • Add the ability to automatically hold calls when a call is active in Skype for Business or Teams and a new call is received or initiated.
  • Fix an issue where users are unable to IM after full screen sharing.
  • Fix an issue where users in the lobby aren’t notified when they’re denied from entering the meeting.
  • Fix an issue where automatic gain control increases uncontrollably during calls.

Visio: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Create a wireframe diagram for a website: Quickly create a wireframe diagram of a website including interface, navigation, and how they work together. More information
  • Create a wireframe of your mobile application: Use a template to create a wireframe of your mobile application. More information

Word: Feature updates

This channel release contains the following feature updates:

  • Microsoft Translator: Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word. More information
  • Digital Pencil: Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture. Simply tilt to do shading with supported digital pens.

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