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Version 1612 - January 25, 2017 - Activity pane, digital pen support, Get & Transform improvements

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:19 PM

Version 1612 (Build 16.0.7668.2066)


Released to Current Channel on January 25, 2017


Activity pane


Documents shared via OneDrive and Sharepoint automatically save historical versions as they are worked on. This version of Excel includes a new Activity pane that allows you to view and restore historical versions.


Digital pen support


This version improves support for digital pens, including using the pen's buttons to use Excel features directly without needing to find them on the Ribbon.


Get & Transform improvements


This version includes several improvements to Get & Transform, including:

  • Support for the Percentage data type
  • Improvements to binary combining functions
  • Support for OLEDB data sources, allowing custom connection strings and SQL statements

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