Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for July 2023

Microsoft has released the July 2023 feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel.

It’s a bit of an uneventful release as there are only 2 documented fixes this time and no new features.

  • We fixed an issue where opening links in Edge would cause the side pane to not be visible.
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would prompt the user to save changes to a meeting when no changes were made.

Excel did get an interesting new feature though;

  • Performance improvement related to fonts
    If you do not use printer fonts or have not heard of printer fonts, unchecking the setting in File-> Options-> Advanced-> “Include fonts that are stored on the printer” can help speed up font related operations such as choosing a font from font drop down, or formatting a cell by bolding/italicizing a cell’s font, etc.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2307 (Build 16626.20132).