Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 365 Update for July 2021

A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 3 security updates for Excel (1), Word (1), and Office (1).

In addition, it contains 4 documented non-security fixes for Outlook Current Version 2106, 1 new feature and 10 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2105, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual (Preview) Version 2102. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2106 and 2102
    We fixed an issue that prevented the cloud settings option from being enabled when selected by a user.
  • Version 2106
    We fixed an issue that caused the SMTP address not to be displayed next to the user’s primary calendar in a multi-account profile after enabling the “Shared Calendar Improvements” option.
  • Version 2105
    Users will now be able to submit feedback through our new feedback system.
  • Version 2105 and 2102
    We added a registry key that disables the new Room Finder experience (the same experience as in Outlook for Web) and enables the legacy Room Finder with Suggested Times.
    • Key: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar
    • Value name: ShowLegacyRoomFinder
    • Value type: REG_DWORD
    • Value
      • 0 (Default)
        New Room Finder UI
      • 1
        Legacy Room Finder UI
  • Version 2102
    We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an unexpected property change prompt when closing a message they had replied to or forwarded.

The new feature in Monthly Enterprise Version 2105 is;

  • Get relevant file suggestions when you search
    When you type in the Search box, the most relevant files related to your search will be included in your suggestions.

Version 2102 has now also been released to the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel and contains 7 highlighted new feature and 48 fixes which have been made available already to the other release channels. Some notable new features are;

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office
    HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
  • Search conference rooms with specific characteristics that are needed for your meeting
    Filter for rooms based on your group size, the features you require, and the floor it is located on under the Capacity, Features, and Floor fields.
  • Create polls in Outlook with Quick Poll
    Easily create a poll, collect votes, and view results within an email.
  • Quickly reopen items from previous session
    We added an option to quickly reopen items from a previous Outlook session. Whether Outlook crashes or you close it, you’ll now be able to quickly relaunch items when you reopen the app. This feature is on by default. To turn it off, go to File-> Options-> General-> Start up Options-> When Outlook opens.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail
    Version 2106 (Build 14131.20320)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2105 (Build 14026.20334)
    Version 2104 (Build 13929.20434)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.20808)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.20808)
    Version 2008 (Build 13127.21704)
    Version 2002 (Build 12527.21986) 
  • Outlook 2019 Volume License
    Version 1808 (Build 10376.20033)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.