[Announcement] Office Online Server November 2017 Release! https://t.co/LJOGkAJE5g pic.twitter.com/hwNwObxIyN
— Tech Community (@MSTCommunity) 8. November 2017
As you can see at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Office-Online-Server-November-2017-Release/ba-p/125612 the Office Online Server (OOS) November 2017 Release is available now. On the link above main improvements are
- Improved booting performance in PowerPoint Online editing scenarios
- Enhanced transitions in PowerPoint Online
- Improved Find functionality in Excel Online
- Document format conversion from xls to xlsx supported in Excel Online
- Emoji support in Word Online
- Increased table capabilities in Word Online
- Insert image from host in Word Online
- Doubled the time limit for audio recordings in OneNote Online
- Accessibility & usability improvements across all applications
- Many more improvements + bug fixes across all application
If you are not familiar with the Office Online server I recommend to read the Office Online server announcement first. Using Office Online server, you can start using web-based Office components like Word, Excel, Powerpoint in your on-premise environment using a look and feel similar to what you already know from your Office 365 tenant. You can also add support to your Exchange, Skype for Business, Sharepoint and other on-prem server software for enhanced or inline editor or document rendering / preview support.
Microsoft customers with a Volume Licensing account can download OOS from the Volume License Servicing Center for free and will have view-only functionality, which includes PowerPoint sharing in Skype for Business. Customers that require document creation, edit and save functionality in OOS will need to have an on-premises Office suite license with Software Assurance or an Office 365 ProPlus subscription.
Please also review the known issues list for Office Online server. At that page you can also find a compatibility and feature list and some basic information about enhancements when using Office Online server.