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Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview Update KB3074179

Office 2016 for Mac Update KB3074179Today I was a bit surprised to find a new update for Microsoft’s Office 2016 for Mac Preview 15.11.1 (KB3074179) available for download. It was just a few weeks ago that Microsoft released KB3048692, ending its trend of updating its new Office Suite just once a month.

Looking over the release notes (or the lack thereof…), my guess is KB3074179, being the second update in June lacks any significant feature updates and primarily focuses on just bug fixes. Here’s the official release notes:

Office 2016 for Mac Preview June 23rd, 2015 Update Version 15.11.1

The Office 2016 for Mac Preview – June 23, 2015 update provides bug fixes for the Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

To install the update, I recommend just launching Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac as it will detect and install the update packages for Outlook, Powerpoint, Word and Excel. For those of your who prefer to package and deploy the update to your internal users via Casper or some other packaging technology, the KB article contains links to the updated .pkg files for each Office app.

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3 Responses to Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview Update KB3074179

  1. Kim Life June 25, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    I suspect that this update–at least for Word to 15.11.1–was spurred because of continuous crashing under 15.11. It crashed when opening a document, when saving, when typing…. Sporadic and entirely counter-productive. Hopefully, this update will fix that! Love the blog–thanks!

  2. Anita June 30, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    I’ve been having so many issues with scrolling and mouse movement in Mac Preview, I hope it fixes those issues. The last update (KB3048692) fixed the continuous crashing that would happen every time I would open/use/save Excel files.

  3. Andy Shanks June 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve been having countless issues with 15.11 and 15.11.1 that it’s almost unusable. Outlook is especially buggy – crashing at least 15 times a day. Attempting to open and reply to emails often causes the app to hang, the ribbon often disappears, the folder navigation pane has a block colour in front of it, general freezing etc. Very disappointing.

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