Checking your Office 365 ProPlus version and features for Windows Desktop applications

How to check the version of your Office 365 desktop applications. If you have an Office 365 subscription, either home or business, you will probably be aware that your Office applications are updated from time to time.

Features are added, bugs are fixed, and performance is (hopefully) improved over time. So you may want to know what version you are running, and what the features are of that version.

Checking your Office 365 version

Firstly, you need to check which version of Office 365 you have installed.

  1. Open any Office application, such as Word or Excel, and create a new document.
  2. Choose File, then Account
  3. The version is shown below e.g. 1705

 

There are 2 ways to view the update history for Office 365 desktop, which will tell you which features were added in this version.

 

1  What’s new in Office 365

For Office 365 Subscribers:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/what-s-new-in-office-365-95c8d81d-08ba-42c1-914f-bca4603e1426?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Or if you are an Office 365 Insider:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/what-s-new-for-office-insiders-c152d1e2-96ff-4ce9-8c14-e74e13847a24?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

These pages give a high level overview of the features added in the various releases. If you scroll down you can see features added in previous releases.

 

2  Update history for Office Insider for Windows desktop

This gives a more detailed list of changes

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/update-history-for-office-insider-for-windows-desktop-64bbb317-972a-4933-8b82-cc866f0b067c

For more information see :

When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/when-do-i-get-the-newest-features-in-office-2016-for-office-365-da36192c-58b9-4bc9-8d51-bb6eed468516?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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