Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for August 2023

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

This time there are 1 new feature and 4 documented fixes.

  • Updated encryption for Microsoft Purview Information Protection
    Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit key length in Cipher Block Chaining mode (AES256-CBC) is now the default Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption mechanism for Microsoft 365 Apps documents and emails.
  • We fixed an error that users were hitting when they tried to override a Policy Tip detection or to report it as a false positive.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to exit unexpectedly when users executed a search with the “All Mailboxes” scope.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the application to close unexpectedly when clicking on non-HTTP links.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the incorrect workdays to be displayed on shared-in calendars.

Excel also got a very useful new shortcut worth sharing;

  • Paste values directly into your workbook using a keyboard shortcut
    The keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+V lets you quickly Paste Values rather than having to choose Paste Values from the menu.

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 2308 (Build 16731.20170).