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Version 1703 - April 21, 2017 - Shared file activity, Dubai font, link security and Get & Transform improvements

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:52 PM

Version 1703 (Build 16.0.7967.2139)


Released to Current Channel on April 21, 2017


Shared file activity


A new Activity tab was introduced in January 2017. This version adds additional information to the Activity tab, showing when a shared file was shared, edited, renamed or restored.


Dubai font


The new Dubai font family has been added to Excel in this version. Dubai supports major languages that use Arabic script.


Link security


Excel hyperlinks are now inspected to determine if they are malicious. Users are warned if Excel detects that a hyperlink may go to a malicious site.


Get & Transform improvements


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

  • Automatic detection of delimiters when splitting columns using the Query Editor
  • When connecting to DB2 data sources you can now specify the package collection to connect to

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