Bloomberg Software Update

The following contains details about the software version including detailed version number, release date and corresponding release notes.

Bloomberg Terminal
Bloomberg Terminal - New/Upgrade Installation
Download the software (all files) needed to install and run the Bloomberg Professional service. This package may also be used to upgrade all components of an existing Bloomberg Professional service installation.
Release notesApril 2022 File type: .exe
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Bloomberg Terminal – New Installation (Terminal Software Only)
Download the Bloomberg Terminal software only. This installer does not contain Office Tools which will be downloaded automatically after terminal is up and running.
April 2022 File type: .exe
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Upgrade Bloomberg Terminal (Terminal Software Only)
Upgrade the Bloomberg Terminal software only. This installer will not upgrade other components including Office Tools.
April 2022 File type: .exe
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Office Tools
Bloomberg Office Tools
Install or update the Office Tools software for all supported 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office. Note: This package requires Microsoft .NET version 4.5.
Release notesMarch 2022 File type: .exe
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Mobile
Bloomberg Professional - iPhone and iPad (App Store)
Get real-time access to the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service on your iPhone and iPad. You can download the latest Bloomberg Professional app from the App Store.
Bloomberg Professional – Android (Google Play)
Get real-time access to the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service on your Android device. You can download the latest Bloomberg Professional app from Google Play or directly from us.
Bloomberg Professional – Android (APK direct download)
Download the APK directly for side-loading to devices without Google Play.
Additional Components
API Data Dictionary Mar 27, 2012 File type: .exe
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BBComm January 2022 File type: .exe
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Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant)
Install or update the Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant) software. This software is only for users of the Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant). If you do not have access to BQuant you will be unable to use this software. BQuant is an interactive development platform that enables buy-side clients to evaluate investment hypotheses, create interactive visualizations, and publish applications to other Bloomberg users. Contact your Bloomberg representative for more details.
March 2022 File type: .exe
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Voice Fonts July 2021 File type: .EXE
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Webview
This downloads and installs executables required to display web content.
April 2022 File type: .EXE
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Trading System API Components
Trading System API Data Dictionary
This software is only for users of the Bloomberg Trading System. If you do not have access to the Bloomberg Trading System you will be unable to use this software.
March 2012 File type: .exe
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Desktop Contributions Applications
Desktop Contributions Application
This software is only for data contributions to Bloomberg. You will not be able to use this software unless you have been setup as a contributor by a Bloomberg representative. This software is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service. For more information, view the Desktop Contributions Application Guide.
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Desktop Contributions Application Guide
Desktop contributions application installation and technical reference guide.
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Enterprise Solutions
API Data Dictionary Mar 27, 2012 File type: .exe
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BQL Builder for Reporting
This installer will make the BQL Builder for Reporting tool available for use from Microsoft Power BI. The package requires administrative rights for the installation to complete. After installing, restart Power BI and launch the BQL Builder from the External Tools ribbon.
September 2021
Excel Add-in: B-Pipe and Platform (32-Bit)
Excel Add-in for Non-BPS Users of Managed B-Pipe and Platform (32-Bit version). Install or update the Excel add-in for EPS products. The Excel add-in for non-BPS users allows EPS solutions clients to subscribe to data via the managed B-PIPE and publish data via the Bloomberg platform. Note: Requires the API data dictionary.
March 2022 File type: .exe
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Excel Add-in: B-Pipe and Platform (64-Bit)
Excel Add-in for Non-BPS Users of Managed B-Pipe and Platform (64-Bit version). Install or update the Excel add-in for EPS products. The Excel add-in for non-BPS users allows EPS solutions clients to subscribe to data via the managed B-PIPE and publish data via the Bloomberg platform. Note: Requires the API data dictionary.
March 2022 File type: .exe
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Bloomberg Quant Platform
Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant)
Install or update the Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant) software. This software is only for users of the Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant). If you do not have access to BQuant you will be unable to use this software. BQuant is an interactive development platform that enables buy-side clients to evaluate investment hypotheses, create interactive visualizations, and publish applications to other Bloomberg users. Contact your Bloomberg representative for more details.
March 2022 File type: .exe
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Bloomberg Terminal
+Bloomberg Terminal - New/Upgrade Installation

This page will be updated after a new version is released to all users.

For more information, see our Downloads and FAQ pages. Bloomberg Terminal. April 04th 2022. • Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application. March 17th 2022. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Bloomberg update service enhancements.

March 03rd 2022.

• Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application.

+Bloomberg Terminal – New Installation (Terminal Software Only)

February 17th 2022.

• Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application • Bloomberg EIB installations are no longer supported. January 24th 2022. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • BBCOMM version update • Fix an issue being unable to print from certain functions.

December 21st 2021.

• Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Fix an issue with drag-drop securities to certain functions.

+Upgrade Bloomberg Terminal (Terminal Software Only)

November 29th 2021.

• Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Update Bloomberg Webview API Version. November 15th 2021.

• Added support for Windows 11 • BBCOMM installer update.

October 28th 2021.

Office Tools
+Bloomberg Office Tools

• Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application.

October 18th 2021. • BBCOMM version update • Legacy CPUs which don't support the popcnt instruction set are no longer supported.

October 05th 2021.

• New installations on Windows 7 are no longer supported.

Mobile
+Bloomberg Professional - iPhone and iPad (App Store)

September 16th 2021. September 07th 2021. • Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application. August 25th 2021. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Fix an issue causing some APPS to return a certificate error under certain conditions.

August 09th 2021.

• Fix an issue where silent crashes may occur for some users • Improvements to the legacy APOD creation process • BBComm version update.

+Bloomberg Professional – Android (Google Play)

• Fix an issue causing the Bloomberg panels to not appear upon initial launch under certain conditions. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Fix an issue causing the graphics dashboard to close under certain conditions • Update Bloomberg Webview API Version.

• Fix an issue where some users experienced issues retrieving data in the Bloomberg Application.

• Added support for Tabbed Windows on I-pad mode • Fixed rare issue where a Tabbed Window would fail to run a function.

+Bloomberg Professional – Android (APK direct download)

March 18th 2021. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Installation warning for Windows 7 end of support ref Software Compatibility Matrix • Bloomberg update service enhancements.

• Removed Flash dependencies • Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application • BBComm version update.

February 18th 2021.

Additional Components
+API Data Dictionary

• Biometric Support has been removed from legacy keyboards • Additional files included for supporting 64bit applications • Fix for issues while loading some Webview based applications.

February 4th 2021. January 22nd 2021.

January 13th 2021.

• Fix an issue where focus is lost when dragging and dropping data to some Bloomberg functions • Update Bloomberg Webview API Version.

+BBComm

December 28th 2020.

December 15th 2020. December 07th 2020.

• Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Update Bloomberg Webview API Version.

November 12th 2020.

+Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant)

• BBComm version update • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Switch to modern version format represented by Branch.Build.Type.

October 29th 2020. • BBComm version update • Bloomberg update service enhancements. October 15th 2020. • Performance improvements when executing macros on the Bloomberg Application. October 06th 2020. • Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application via remote session • BBComm version update. September 17th 2020. • Performance and stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Users running Windows 7 must have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher installed in order to run certain functions.

September 03rd 2020.

• Fix for printing/copying with D functionality • Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application.

+Voice Fonts

August 24th 2020.

August 06th 2020. • Fix for running Tour Install on the landing screen • Bloomberg update service enhancements.

• Fix for keyboard not unlocked after running certain functions • Fix for Quoteline not being printed.

• Fix for printing blank pages on certain printer models with low memory allocation • Update Bloomberg Webview API Version.

+Webview

• Stability improvements to Bloomberg Application • Improvements to the Bloomberg Application rating service.

• Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application • Support for new Classic Panels and Tabbed Windows on certain VM setups.

April 30th 2020.

• Fix to close ALT+K screen with ESC key • Fix focus issues between windows.

Trading System API Components
+Trading System API Data Dictionary

April 20th 2020.

• Support for new string version format on the welcome screen• Performance improvements to Bloomberg Application • Improvements to shortcut execution from customized buttons.

April 06th 2020.

• Support for new Classic Panels and Tabbed Windows• Update on Bloomberg Webview API Version • End of support for Windows 32 bit systems.

Desktop Contributions Applications
+Desktop Contributions Application

March 22nd 2022. February 3rd 2022. • Fix an issue where BQL Array functionality would not work properly in certain conditions. January 11th 2022. December 13th 2021. • Fixed an issue where Bloomberg Excel Add-in would be missing for some clients • Fixed an issue where PowerPoint would crash after installing the latest Microsoft update.

October 1st 2021.

• Fix an issue where Bloomberg Office Tools fails to auto-update for some users.

+Desktop Contributions Application Guide

September 07th 2021. August 12th 2021. • Improvements to the API Environment Diagnostics • Fixed an issue where certain formulas would occasionally fail when using different separators.

• Fixed an issue where the date-time and time override parameter returns an error in certain conditions.

• Enhancements to the API Environment Diagnostics tool • Switch to modern version format represented by Branch.Build.Type.

Enterprise Solutions
+API Data Dictionary

• End of life support for Office 2010 - ref Software Compatibility Matrix.

April 15th 2021. • Renewed SSL certificate for Office Addin • Fix for custom VBA macro handling new worksheets.

March 18th 2021.

• Renewed VBA certificate for Office Addin • Fixed a sporadic issue with #NA Timeout messages displayed in some excel sheets.

+BQL Builder for Reporting

February 11th 2021.

• Fixed an issue where webview-based Office Tools functionality may not load properly. January 11th 2021. December 21st 2020. • Stability improvements to Office Tools Applications. December 02nd 2020. • Small patch for November Office Tools to fix an issue running certain XLTP templates.

November 16th 2020.

• Fixed an issue where BDS and BDH formulas may not return data.

+Excel Add-in: B-Pipe and Platform (32-Bit)

October 26th 2020.

• Support historical dates for BDP override date fields. September 24th 2020. • Stability fixes to the Office Tools installer • Fixed issue where certain formulas may be stuck with requesting data. August 06th 2020. • Stability improvements to Office Tools installer • Fixed issue where cell references in API formula may change to a string of characters.

• Fixed an inconsistent intraday data display issue.

• Fixed an issue with BPrice formulas seen in the April release.

+Excel Add-in: B-Pipe and Platform (64-Bit)

April 20th 2020.

• Stability improvements to Office Tools Applications. April 04th 2020. • Fixed a crash in PowerPoint which could occur after pasting content from Excel. Something went wrong. (Bloomberg) -- Merger investors expect healthy deal flow to extend into the second quarter, especially in software, as buyers remain hungry and valuations are attractive.

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Bloomberg Quant Platform
+Bloomberg Quant Platform (BQuant)

CDK Global Inc., which was named among potential takeover targets in a Bloomberg News survey of 20 event-driven trading desks, fund managers and analysts, was acquired Thursday morning.

also was popular software name on the list. was named by survey participants as the most likely company to complete a deal over the next three months. The retailer is already working with potential bidders amid a push by activist investors to explore strategic options. The mergers and acquisition market in the U.S. is off to a decent start this year against the uncertain backdrop of rising rates, soaring inflation and the war in Ukraine.

The total value of pending and completed deals announced in the first three months of 2022 reached $414 billion, according to Bloomberg data.

That’s the best first quarter performance in the past five years, though the pace will have to quicken considerably for the rest of the year to approach 2021’s record run.

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