Back in May, Microsoft announced the release of Office Online Server (OOS), the successor to Office Web Apps Server 2013. Office Online Server allows organizations to deliver web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote to their users from their own dataceter. Office Online Server will offer the same functionality Microsoft offers to general consumers with Office Online. Today, Microsoft announced the first significant update to Office Online Server.
It includes the following improvements,
- Performance improvements to co-authoring in Word Online.
- Support for embedded Power View sheets in Excel Online.
- Improvements when working with tables in Word Online and PowerPoint Online, including better drag-and-drop support.
- Support for showing spelling errors inline in the PowerPoint editor.
- Improved picture resizing in Word Online.
- Copy and paste improvements in PowerPoint Online.
- Support for shapes in Excel Online viewer.
- Significant improvements for users that rely on assistive technologies—HTML markup updated to more fully support W3C accessibility standards.
You can download this release from the Volume License Servicing Center. From now on, Microsoft will release an update every four months to deliver more value to the users.
Learn more about this release here.