On June 25th, 2018, Microsoft released Office for Windows Desktop version 1806 (Build number 10228.20080).


Did you notice the strange looking 10 digit build number above? This is the first release using the 5.5 build number. Find out more about 4.4. build numbers versus 5.5. build numbers in this help article.


Our Office International team translated this update into 44 languages. Here are some of the new features that shipped to Office 365 subscribers in this release:


In Excel, PowerPoint and Word…you now have one-click fixes for accessibility issues. The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible. You can also chat with co-authors while you edit and insert Scalable Vector Graphics that have filters applied to them.


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In PowerPoint title your slide with a pen. Not sure how to? Then watch this quick video…


In Outlook you have now have these…

  • The more the merrier: Invite others to join a group by sharing a URL or sending an email with an embedded link.
  • Recurrence default: In the Appointment Recurrence dialog box (under "Range of recurrence"), “End by” is the default setting (instead of "No end date") and is the first setting listed, and a default end date is set.
  • The Calendar Left Navigation pane includes All Group Calendars.
  • Like the other applications you have one-click fixes for accessibility issues now in Outlook as well.

More information and help content on this release can be found in the What's New in Office 365 page. Our team also localises the content on in 37 languages. If you ever have suggestions (translation or otherwise) on how to make localised versions of Office applications, services or content better, then please start a conversation here and we will look into it.


Office 365 for Windows Desktop ships in the following 44 languages:

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian