What's new in Microsoft 365

As a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.

Here's what's new in Version 16.0.13231.20200, the September release. Find your Office version

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

Show's Application Guard

Help protect your data from malicious files

Application Guard helps protect you from malware by letting you read, print, and save Office files in an isolated container.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Get email suggestions when you search for a person

When you type a person’s name in the Search box, the most relevant email messages will be included with your search suggestions.

New in:  Outlook

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Writing suggestions at your fingertips

Word and Outlook shows you writing suggestions that help you write more efficiently by predicting text quickly, timely and accurately. To accept the suggestion, just use the Tab key.

New in: Word Outlook

Show's Action Pen in Excel

Make quick edits using the Excel pen

With the action pen, you can directly handwrite in the cells, jot down data with ink that gets automatically converted to Excel data.

New in: Excel

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Show's Comments pane

Better collaboration with modern comments

Add comments to objects, @mention colleagues, and resolve comment threads for a better collaboration experience.

New in: Word

Shows LET function

Create variables to use in formulas

Improve performance, readability, and composability with the LET function. This function allows you to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas.

New in: Excel

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Filter and sort without disrupting others

Sort and filter your Excel file while collaborating with others with Sheet View. The view prevents you from being impacted by other user’s sorts and filters while coauthoring the document.

New in: Excel

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Know who's in your document

See who else is working along with you, and where they are in the document. You'd find this experience across other Office apps.

New in: Word

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Save to your pinned folder

Pinned folders stay near the top of your Save locations so you can quickly access the folder you need.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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No need for a clicker: your earbuds have you covered

Use your Surface Earbuds to control PowerPoint presentations. Once paired, you'll need to enable the feature in PowerPoint to use it.

New in:  PowerPoint

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Pick where to search

The new search scope drop down allows you to modify your search and switch more easily between Current Folder and Current Mailbox.

New in:  Outlook

Shows Stock Images mock-up

New images to bring your documents to life

Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your documents. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started.

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Shows Ideas in Excel

Have a question? Ask Excel:

Excel Ideas allows you to ask questions about your data - no need to spend time writing formulas.

This feature is available only in English.

New in:  Excel

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Show's Outlook Calendar

Calendar gets a makeover

See visual updates that make your calendar easier to scan.

New in:  Outlook

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Annotate your private copy

Create hand written notes for your eyes by making a private copy of a shared document. Go to View > Create a Private Copy to get started.

New in: Word

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Keep your tools handy

In your drawing toolbox, find the intelligent pen that allows you to add ink gestures to text.

New in:  Word

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Up-level your writing

Go to Home > Editor to see everything from clarity to conciseness suggestions for your document.

New in:  Word

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Tame your big workbook

Cells, formulas, charts, tables... get a snapshot of your workbook with Workbook Statistics.

New in:  Excel

Workbook statistics button

Link to a slide

Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with.

New in:  PowerPoint

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Join meetings without leaving your inbox

No need to switch to your calendar to join online meetings. With the Calendar pinned to the To-Do pane, join any meeting with just one click.

New in:  Outlook

Shows Join Online button for meetings

Friendlier link names in email

When you include a link to a file, the file name replaces the URL. You can change permissions so all recipients have access.

New in:  Outlook

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Jazz up your files and email

Give your presentations, documents, and email messages more flair with free, high-quality stock images and backgrounds.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Pick your perfect color

Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Drag email to a group you own

Move and copy messages and conversations by dragging them from your inbox. Messages you drag will be shared with all group members.

New in:  Outlook

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Better results—in a jiffy

We've updated the Search experience to make it smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever.

New in:  Outlook

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Automatically use new data types

When you type a data value that resembles a stock or a geographic location, Excel offers to convert it to the right connected data type - Stocks or Geography.

New in:  Excel

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Better diagrams

With better connectors and a smoother ink conversion process you can ink your ideas more confidently.

New in:  PowerPoint

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Lasso your ink

The Lasso tool on the Draw tab helps you select objects drawn with ink. Select individual strokes, or whole words.

New in:  Word

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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

New in:  Excel

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More insight from your data

Get a deeper understanding of your data using the new data profiling views in Power Query Editor.

New in:  Excel

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Help protect data in your group

The Sensitivity label you choose when creating a group is applied to group email, documents, and team sites.

New in:  Outlook

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GIFs in a jiffy

In just a few clicks, save a shape, icon, or other object as a picture file so you can reuse it elsewhere.

New in: PowerPoint

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File > Export page with Create an Animated GIF highlighted

Read and reply on the fly

Respond to comments and mentions right from email without opening the workbook.

New in: Excel

Spreadsheet with @mention and Add a Comment and Go to Comment buttons

Ink-stant replay

When using ink on your slides, apply a replay animation to replay the inking during your slide show.

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Arrange elements on your slides for screen readers

See the elements in screen-reading order and re-arrange them as necessary to communicate your message effectively.

New in: PowerPoint

Convert files to improve accessibility

Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

New in: Excel Word PowerPoint

Create more accessible PDFs

Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.

New in: Excel Word PowerPoint

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Workflows come alive with Flow

Easy automation: design your workflows in Visio and export them to Microsoft Flow.

New in: Visio

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Say it another way

When you want to say it differently, Rewrite is there to help. Rewrite offers alternatives for finessing your phrases.

New in: Word

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Sharpen your lines with SVG

For crisper, clearer images, save a chart, shape, or other illustration as a scalable vector graphic. Save your slides as SVGs too!

New in: PowerPoint

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See your messages in a different light

Use the Sun/Moon button to switch between light and dark backgrounds in the reading pane. *Requires Black theme.

New in: Outlook

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Search and enjoy

We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

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Focus on what's left to do

Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

New in: Excel

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Code quickly with Power Query enhancements

Get to code completion quickly with auto-complete and syntax coloring. Easily discover functions, columns, and parameters, too.

New in: Excel

Join tables on similar columns

Get & Transform (Power Query) now features approximate text matching logic (also called fuzzy matching) when comparing columns for merging tables.

New in: Excel

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Back to the scene of the crime*

Use new Evidence, Indoor, and Outdoor stencils in the Crime Scene Investigation template to recreate crime scenes in detail. Find the template under Maps and Floorplans.

New in: Visio

*Requires a Visio Online Plan 2 subscription. Only available in the US.

Print slide numbers on handouts

Slide numbers are included on your handouts automatically. Leave them on, turn them off, it's all up to you.

New in: PowerPoint

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No more bouncing to the browser

You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app. See Link Handling under File > Options > Advanced.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Online videos have a new home*

Save a video to Microsoft Stream, the intelligent video service in Microsoft 365, so that anyone in your organization can see it. Insert the video link and enjoy the multimedia presentation at a fraction of the file size.

New in: PowerPoint

* Requires a Commercial or EDU subscription

Erase with precision

Choose from two eraser sizes to fix small inking imperfections.

New in: Word

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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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More icons to match your mood

We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons.

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Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let others know when you need their input.

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Let me draw it out

Scribble on top of pictures or add a Drawing Canvas to send your thoughts with ink.

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We've updated the Outlook experience for you

A simplified experience, previously available for preview with Coming Soon, designed to help you focus on what matters most.

New in: Outlook

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A simplified ribbon that's customizable, too

Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands.

New in: Outlook

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Relaxed or tight, you choose

Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more.

New in: Outlook

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

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

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

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.

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Better shapeshifting

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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.

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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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Latest updates for Mac

Here's what's new in Version 16.42.20100402, the October update.

Use Power Query in Excel for Mac

Keep report data current

Refresh queries to pull data from SharePoint and OData.

New in: Excel

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Jazz up your files

Jazz up Your Files

Give your documents, slides and spreadsheets more flair with free, high-quality stock images, icons, and stickers. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started.

New in: Excel PowerPoint Word

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Make Polished Visio Diagrams in Excel

Make Polished Visio Diagrams in Excel

Create data-driven diagrams like flowcharts or organizational charts from data in a worksheet.

New in: Excel

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New Outlook for Mac

Discover the new Outlook

Check out the new experience across Mail, Calendar, People, and Search. It’s got improved performance, simplicity, and long-awaited new features.

New in: Outlook

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Show's inking while you record

Say it with ink

Use your digital pen to illustrate your points while recording a presentation and your ink strokes will be recorded as well.

New in: PowerPoint

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Shows LET function in Excel

Create Variables to Use in Formulas

Improve performance, readability, and composability with the LET function. This function allows you to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas.

New in: Excel

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Filter and Sort Without Disrupting Others

Create your own views while collaborating with others in Excel, so you can filter and sort without disrupting what others see.

New in: Excel

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Quick Action at Your Fingertips

Actionable Messages allow you take quick actions like approving, filling a survey, right within your email.

New in: Outlook

Shows Scan document option in Excel

Pull Data from a Photo

Add table data from pictures, from the Insert tab or directly from your iPhone.

New in: Excel

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Shows Keep Slides Updated option

Present the Latest to your Audience

Keep your slides updated automatically while you are presenting.

New in: PowerPoint

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Tell it like you mean it

Got a question about your data? In Excel Ideas, enter a question and we'll get you the answer.

New in: Excel

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A Faster Way to Add Cells

Enable Click To Add Mode, then type = and select some cells to quickly create a formula that adds the cell values. Find the option at Menu > Preferences > Edit.

New in: Excel

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Search Gets an Upgrade

We have made it easier for you to search for things in your slide deck. Now, instead of seeing dialog boxes, your results will show in one place: the search box.

New in: PowerPoint

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Automatically use new data types

When you type a data value that resembles a possible stock or geographic location, Excel offers to convert it to the appropriate connected data type - Stocks or Geography.

New in: Excel

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Get Stats on Your Workbook

Workbook Statistics provides an overview of the content of a workbook, to help you more easily discover its contents. Choose Review > Workbook Statistics.

New in: Excel

Shows Tell me search box

Find What You're Looking for

Use the search box to find text, commands, help, and more.

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Link to Slide

Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with a link to the slide.

New in: PowerPoint

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Updated Print Settings

We listened to you, now set the print orientation at the worksheet level in your workbooks.

New in: Excel

Refresh queries from SQL Server

Choose Data > Refresh All to refresh Power Query queries in your workbook from the Microsoft SQL Server.

New in: Excel

Know what's next

In the Presenter View, you can now hide the current slide and see only the next slide to view what's coming next in your presentation. Drag the line divider to the left side of the screen to collapse the current slide view.

New in: PowerPoint

Type Hands-free

Got a microphone? Click Dictate and watch Word type while you talk.

New in: Word

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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

New in: Excel

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GIFs in a jiffy

One slide, one frame. Easily create looping GIFs. Just insert media, animations, and text on your slide, and then export or save as an animated GIF.

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Ink your ideas

Convert your ink to professional looking shapes, text, or math.

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Create stunning, high-quality diagrams in Excel

With the Visio Data Visualizer add-in for Excel, create basic flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts, and organizational charts from data in an Excel workbook. If you then edit the diagram in Visio, your changes are synced back to Excel.

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Ink-stant Replay

Animate an ink drawing so that it replays forward or backward during your slide show.

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Sketch it out

Give a casual, hand-drawn look to Office shapes in your presentation.

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Focus on what's left to do

Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

New in: Excel

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Erase with precision

Choose from two eraser sizes to fix small inking imperfections.

New in: Word

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Type a formula that returns multiple values

Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells.

New in: Excel

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Six powerful functions

We’ve added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY.

New in: Excel

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Online videos have a new home

Save a video to Microsoft Stream so that anyone in your organization can see it. Insert the video link and enjoy a multimedia presentation at a fraction of the file size.

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From Outlook to OneNote in just one click

With the click of a button you can save your Outlook messages and meeting notes to a OneNote notebook. Use it as an archive or as a convenient place to stash your stuff.

New in: Outlook

Share attachments from your cloud files

With the click of a button you can save your Outlook messages and meeting notes to a OneNote notebook. Use it as an archive or as a convenient place to stash your stuff.

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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.

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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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Get a faster start

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

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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

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.

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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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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.

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Get their attention with @mentions

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

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Work faster with new shortcuts

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

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Draw naturally with your trackpad

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

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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

Latest updates for iOS

See what's new in version 2.42.2010080, the October update.

Get your files faster

Get to Your Files Faster

Enjoy the new simplified Home experience within Word for iPad, along with quick access to your relevant files.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Pointing device

Use a Pointing Device

Connect a trackpad or mouse to your iPad for another way to interact with Word.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Open multiple windows

Open Multiple Outlook Windows on iPad

With iOS 14 you can use Apple’s Multitasking feature to open two apps at the same time. This means that you can open Outlook and Edge to copy and drag text and links to your email, helping you create and send compelling and informative emails. Microsoft also introduces the ability to drag and drop files and photos into Outlook. 

New in:  Outlook

Forms in Office Mobile app

Build Forms with Microsoft Forms in the Office Mobile App

Now you can create new forms and track your recent ones right from the Office app.

New in: Office Mobile

Review Documents Without Accidental Edits

Read mode makes it easier to review documents and scroll without making accidental edits.

New in: Word

Book a Workspace in Outlook

Like how you'd book a conference room, you can now book a workspace in Outlook. See the availability of workspaces in your building and book a seat.

New in: Outlook

Handwritten text converted automatically on iPad

With iOS 14 and Apple Pencil, Outlook users will be able to handwrite their messages and it will be converted to text automatically with Scribble.

New in:  Outlook

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Search your Inbox for files with natural language

Any file that you received or shared across other Office apps can be found right in your inbox by searching using natural language queries.

New in:  Outlook

Tell Word What to Do

Use your voice to undo, delete, format text, and start lists. Select the mic to use voice commands.

New in:  Word

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Create tasks from email

You can now create tasks in Outlook! To follow up on an email, just create a task from it. To add due dates and reminders, use the To Do app.

New in:  Outlook

Compose button has moved

The button to start composing a new email and creating a new event has moved from the top right of the screen to the bottom right, and is a floating button

New in:  Outlook

Outlook has a New look on the Apple Watch

Check out our vibrant Outlook blue on our re-designed Apple Watch app homepage!

New in:  Outlook

Get from email to a meeting faster!

Outlook now suggests that you create a meeting or send availability when we detect emails related to scheduling.

New in:  Outlook

Online meetings go beyond Skype and Teams

Now you can create and join meetings from the third party provider your company uses, like BlueJeans, WebEx, and Zoom. Once this feature is enabled by your administrator you'll see an option to add the online meeting information when creating an event.

New in:  Outlook

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Settle into Reading

The new reading mode won't let the keyboard pop up unexpectedly. When you're ready to edit, tap the pencil icon.

New in:  Word

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Switch your Search

Quickly find what you're looking for by switching between search results in mail, people, and events.

New in:  Outlook

Shows Read Aloud in Word app

Listen Naturally with Read Aloud

Word automatically can select a natural sounding voice for the text language in your document and read it for you.

New in:  Word

Shows two documents side by side

Work with Multiple Documents at the Same Time

Word can open two or more documents side by side for you to view and edit.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Type with your voice

Select Dictate and watch Word type while you talk.

New in:  Word

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Make tab items larger

Press and hold the tab bar items like icons, text to increase their size.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Edit Data Quickly on the go

Cards view, optimized for mobile devices makes it easier to view and edit data.

New in: Excel

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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

New in: Excel

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Always show up prepared

Emails and documents that are relevant to your meeting or appointment are included in the Meeting Insights section of your calendar event.

New in: Outlook

Give those tired thumbs a rest!

Tap a suggested reply to jump-start your message. Don't worry, you'll have the chance to edit your response before it's sent. Only available in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

New in: Outlook

Do not disturb

Silence email and event notifications so you can focus on what matters most. Turn on Do Not Disturb by opening the left navigation pane and clicking the Bell icon (bell icon).

New in: Outlook

Read and reply on the fly

Respond to comments and mentions right from email without opening the workbook.

New in: Excel

Sensitivity labels now available

If your organization uses sensitivity labels when sending emails from other Outlook clients, you'll be glad to know that you can now apply those same labels to mails you send from Outlook for iOS. The available actions and protections, including encryption, will depend on the policies your organization defined in the Security & Compliance center.

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Accept new time proposals

When someone proposes a new time for your meeting, no need to go to your desktop client to respond. Accept, reply, or edit the proposal even when you're on the go.

New in: Outlook

Propose new time

Did someone schedule a meeting over your lunch break? Quickly reply to the invitation with a new time proposal and optional message right from your mobile device.

New in: Outlook

Go easy on your eyes with Dark Mode

Use Dark Mode for a new look that's easy on your eyes and helps you focus on your work.

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View group calendars

Trouble keeping track of group calendars? View your list of Joined Groups in the Calendar sidebar and select on to overlay its calendar with yours.

New in: Outlook

Create meetings and appointments in group calendars

Easily pull your group together by scheduling your event or meeting from the group calendar.

New in: Outlook

Add a location to your meeting invites

Know the places you'll go! See the location in the meeting notification.

New in: Outlook

Improve the security of your emails

With S/MIME you can digitally sign and encrypt your email messages to ensure that only recipients with the proper credentials can read them. Select your email account and then tap Security > S/MIME to enable.

New in: Outlook

Smart Move

Effortlessly move emails to folders using Outlook folder suggestions!

New in: Outlook

Focus on what's left to do

Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

New in: Excel

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Erase with precision

Choose from two eraser sizes to fix small inking imperfections.

New in: Word

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Got recurring events?

Update the meeting time for every event in a series at once!

New in: Outlook

Type a formula that returns multiple values

Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells.

New in: Excel

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Six powerful functions

We’ve added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY.

New in: Excel

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Shared mailboxes make teamwork easier

Easily stay up to date with team activities even when you're on the go. A shared mailbox lets you read and send team emails and view shared calendars while on the go.

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Mark as unread

Need to flag just one message in a conversation or mark it as unread? No problem. Simply open the conversation, tap on ... in the top right corner of the message, and click Unread or Flag.

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Pick your destination

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

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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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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.

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Check your watch

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 a Microsoft 365 or Outlook.com account.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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Latest updates for Android

Read on to see what's new in version 16.0.13328.20026, the October update.

Forms in Office Mobile app

Build Forms with Microsoft Forms in the Office Mobile App

Now you can create new forms and track your recent ones right from the Office app.

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Book a workspace in Outlook

Like how you'd book a conference room, you can now book a workspace in Outlook. See the availability of workspaces in your building and book a seat.

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Sync events on all your calendars  

Want to sync events between Outlook and other calendars on your Android device? Outlook for Android now supports two-way calendar sync for Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Outlook.com accounts. Events created in other calendar apps (Samsung Calendar, Google Calendar, etc.) can viewed and edited from Outlook.

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Personalize your inbox experience

Customize email notification actions by navigating to Settings > Mail > Notifications. Choose from five custom actions, like Flag or Mark Read, or remove extraneous actions, and tailor email notifications to your heart’s content. 

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Download Teams before your meeting 

Avoid last minute downloads and delays and get Teams on your device before your meeting. Outlook now prompts you to download Teams when you create an online meeting that requires Teams.

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Quickly digitize your documents

Scan your documents and convert them to Word format. Then edit in the same way you edit all your documents in Word.

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Tell Word what to do

Use your voice to undo, delete, format text, and start lists. Select the mic to use voice commands.

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Start your presentation on the go

Outline to PowerPoint lets you create a slide deck from a simple outline.

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Annotate PDF files with text

Add text boxes to your PDF files anywhere you want to.

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Continue reading PDFs

Easily resume reading PDF files where you left off.

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Pitch perfect with Presenter Coach

Rehearse your presentation and get real-time suggestions for improvement.

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Browse photos with Gallery

Looking to highlight that perfect photo? Give Gallery a try - a new and immersive image browsing experience built right into the camera.

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Top Results

See the most relevant messages in Outlook with Top Results. When you search for something, you will see the Top Results at the top of the search result list. .

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Get People info

See search results for contact info - like someone's phone number, email address, or office location - right in Outlook.

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Drag and drop

You can now share a file from the Home tab of your Microsoft Office app to your Outlook app. Drag the file from the Home tab and drop it into the compose message screen in your Outlook app.

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Show's Outlook inbox

See what’s next

Outlook now shows you what meeting in your calendar is coming up. You'll see it at the top of your inbox 30 minutes before the event starts.

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Type with your voice

Select Dictate and watch Word type while you talk.

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Edit data quickly on the go

Cards view, optimized for mobile devices makes it easier to view and edit data.

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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

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Do not disturb

Silence email and event notifications so you can focus on what matters most. Turn on Do Not Disturb by opening the left navigation pane and clicking the Bell icon (bell icon).

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Read and reply on the fly

Respond to comments and mentions right from email without opening the workbook.

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See what you want to see

The Sort and Filter pane has been optimized for mobile so you can filter columns, apply conditional filters, and view a tree list for dates.

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Sensitivity labels now available

If your organization uses sensitivity labels when sending emails from other Outlook clients, you'll be glad to know that you can now apply those same labels to mails you send from Outlook for Android. The available actions and protections, including encryption, will depend on the policies your organization defined in the Security & Compliance center.

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Get insights before the meeting

Tired of scrambling for information before or during a meeting? Files and documents relevant to your meeting will now appear in the event description so you're always prepared.

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Get Outlook on the go

See your mail and act on it, all while on the go. Get the all new Outlook app for your watch today!

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Two-pane layout for search

Using a tablet? You'll enjoy our new search experience optimized for larger screens.

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View group calendars

Trouble keeping track of group calendars? View your list of Joined Groups in the Calendar sidebar and select on to overlay its calendar with yours.

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Create meetings and appointments in group calendars

Easily pull your group together by scheduling your event or meeting from the group calendar.

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Add a location to your meeting invites

Know the places you'll go! See the location in the meeting notification.

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Improve the security of your emails

With S/MIME you can digitally sign and encrypt your email messages to ensure that only recipients with the proper credentials can read them. Select your email account and then tap Security > S/MIME to enable.

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New layout for larger screens

Check out the three-pane layout and flexible reading pane. Plus, on the Samsung DeX station for PCs, open as many windows as you need and enjoy optimized keyboard and mouse support.

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Outlook now supports S Pen

Using Outlook on a Samsung Note device? Use your S Pen to hover over mails, attachments, events, and more to take a sneak peek and perform quick actions.

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Add a Hotmail, Outlook.com, or Gmail account to Outlook

With new POP3 support in your favorite email app, it's easy to add accounts to Outlook! Just go to Settings and follow the prompts.

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Edit a meeting series

Got recurring events? With the click of a button you can update the meeting time for every event in a series.

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Respond to new time proposals

When an invitee proposes a new meeting time, accept, reply, or edit the proposal directly from Outlook on your phone or tablet.

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Compress your content

Video files too large? Easily shrink your video size to save storage and bandwidth.

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Focus on what's left to do

Select Resolve to collapse comments and make open items stand out.

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Propose a new time

No need to go to your laptop to propose a new time for a meeting or event. Now you can do it right from your phone!

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Type a formula that returns multiple values

Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells.

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Six powerful functions

We’ve added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY.

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Bring some color to your calendar

Custom colors and categories you defined in other versions of Outlook are carried over to the Outlook calendar on your Android device. No extra setup required!

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Shared mailboxes make teamwork easier

Easily stay up to date with team activities even when you're on the go. A shared mailbox lets you read and send team emails and view shared calendars while on the go.

New in: Outlook

More info in the people card

If you're using Outlook to manage your work emails, you can now get more information about your contacts, such as their reporting structure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Limit interruptions

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

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

New in: Outlook

Get their attention with @mentions

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

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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

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.

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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

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.

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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

Events at a glance

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

New in: Outlook

Latest updates for Windows Mobile

There's nothing new for you in the June update, Version 16.0.13029.20044, check out one of the recent features we released.

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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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

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Previous releases

Type a formula that returns multiple values

Quickly type a formula that returns multiple values, and they'll automatically spill into the neighboring cells.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Six powerful functions

We’ve added six new functions to supercharge your spreadsheets: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY.

New in: Excel

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Better shapeshifting

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

New in: PowerPoint

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