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  • March 2018 Office non-security updates have been released

    Posted on March 6th, 2018 at 12:34 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft has released the March 2018 Office non-secruity updates. These are NOT covered under February’s DEFCON-3 patching. Wait to install them until any potential problems are known and for the Patch Lady’s guidance. If you are following Woody’s DEFCON system, wait for the March DEFCON patching go-ahead.

    Office 2010

    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB4018314)

    Office 2013

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3172471)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011152)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4018297)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB4018292)
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 (KB4011230)
    Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4018290)

    Office 2016

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011624)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011671)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011728)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011729)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011732)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4018295)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack (KB4011731)
    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2016 (KB4011733)
    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2016 (KB4018296)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4011734)
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4011661)
    Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB4011725)

    There were no non-security patches for Office 2007.

    [The KBNew list of all new and modified March KB articles has been updated, and now includes the March non-security Office patches. We’re showing more than 300 new and changed KB articles since March 1.]

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    This topic contains 15 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Robboj 6 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #172925 Reply

      PKCano
      AskWoody MVP

      Microsoft has released the March 2018 Office non-secruity updates. These are NOT covered under February’s DEFCON-3 patching. Wait to install them unti
      [See the full post at: March 2018 Office non-security updates have been released]

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    • #172996 Reply

      EspressoWillie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Unless you are running a Click-To-Run version of Office.

      Cheers!!
      Willie McClure
      www.datarim.com
      Talk's cheap, takes money to buy whiskey.
    • #173023 Reply

      OscarCP
      AskWoody Lounger

      This brings up, once more, this question of mine: I do not use Outlook. I have never used Outlook. I wouldn’t know what to do with Outlook. My relatives, friends, colleagues and other usual correspondents do not use Outlook. I never have had or found any need or reason to use Outlook. Do I need to keep on updating/patching Outlook?

      Thanks.

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      • #173056 Reply

        Cascadian
        AskWoody Lounger

        As a broad stroke answer, any application that you allow to reside on your machine should be kept up to date with all current patches. The other side of that advice would be to not allow any software to reside on your machine for which you have no purpose.

        You have described a middle condition, which may require more accurate advice about the specific product Outlook. But since I also do not use it, I should let better experience answer us both.

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        • #173067 Reply

          OscarCP
          AskWoody Lounger

          Cascadian,  I’m not too worried about the updating of Outlook in itself, which is a nothing task, but mainly with the unintended consequences, which recent experience suggests might be bad and, for those who do not use it, in return for nothing.

          The potential issues would arise if Outlook were, in some way, part of Windows, same as IE11, for example. So one does not just update a browser, but the OS as well.

          • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  OscarCP.
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        • #173072 Reply

          Karlston
          AskWoody Lounger

          It’s good advice to install only software that will be used, but IIRC since Office 2013 it’s an all-or-none approach. (Sadly) users can’t pick and choose which Office applications to install.

          Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

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          • #173101 Reply

            Robboj
            AskWoody Lounger

            Not exactly true. I installed Office 2016 using a MSI Installer.
            With that type of installer you can choose what elements of Office 2016 you wish to install.
            With C2R Installer its All or Nothing.

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            • #173275 Reply

              anonymous

              Thanks to all of you for your comments and suggestions.

              Actually, if I remember correctly, I can choose, or at least have been able to choose in the past, which Office programs to update simply by removing the tick mark next to their names, in the list of updates offered in Windows Update. Have done that with Outlook a couple of times, in years past. Then I stopped, because I was not sure if that was such a good idea. I wonder if that has changed since then. I’ll probably try again next time and see what happens.

              I have Office 2010 running on Win 7 Pro x64, SP1.

              Same story with Office 2016 on my new Mac, where I can leave things unpatched in Office simply by cancelling their patching as soon as it starts while letting others get patched.

              I did that once already with Outlook, causing no problems so far that I have noticed. Same as Windows Update (unless I hid them), Office 2016 for Macs will keep on reminding me that I have patches waiting to be installed, which can be mildly annoying, but I can live with that.

              The question bothering me is whether not patching Outlook, because I do not use it and do not need it, is a good or a bad idea.

              I use of Office is just these three things: Word (for writing papers, reviews, proposals), PowerPoint (for technical presentations) and Excel (mainly for making graphs and tables that then I put in the Word and PowerPoint documents).

               

               

               

            • #173286 Reply

              OscarCP
              AskWoody Lounger

              Ooops! Forgot to login again (above)!

              Anyhow: the Patch Lady explained why I can choose to install Outlook patches or not, in Win 7, when installing those for Office: I have Office 2010! That’s why.

               

      • #173075 Reply

        Cascadian
        AskWoody Lounger

        I believe I understand both of you, OscarCP and Karlston, and agree that both of you have good points.

        OscarCP, I did not read you as being concerned or worried about anything at all. Simply that you sought opinions yet again on a question that had been passed over before, so I offered mine.

        Karlston, I agree it is a packaged suite. Some find that to be a feature, others see a burden. I see it as a package.

        In both cases, I refer back to my statement. Where if on the other side you have chosen to have this suite installed/reside on your system; then go back to the first side where it is prudent to keep all installed software resident on your system fully patched. The overriding caveat of all topics on AskWoody, is to do that patching after the patch has proven worthy. There seem to be many recent comments that want to shorten that process, and jump ahead of the primary purpose of this blog.

        Please Woody, continue your efforts to weigh the balance of all considerations before approving and describing recommended patching directions as you see fit. It is what attracted us all here in the first place.

        • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  Cascadian. Reason: minor typo & grammer
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      • #173085 Reply

        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        Yes because malware can “call” on a piece of software installed on your computer.  So if there is an Outlook specific dll that is still vulnerable on your system and you hit a banner advertising specifically targeting unpatched Outlook files, you could get hit.  Just because you don’t launch the software doesn’t mean that you couldn’t be vulnerable.

        As noted above if you have Office 2013 or 2016 retail these versions are “click to run” that is the entire blob of Office gets updated.  So you can’t choose to not update Outlook.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #173281 Reply

          OscarCP
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks, Patch Lady: good answer, as far as I am concerned.

          Still worried, though, about the unintended consequences of patching something I do not need, because in recent times and in general terms, as if of public  knowledge around here, the consequences of patching just about anything in Windows have been running the gamut from: not too bad to annoying to dire.

          So it comes down to betting on which proposition: to patch Outlook or not to patch Outlook, is likely to cause less trouble. At least for me (and I have Office 2010).

          • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  OscarCP.
    • #173105 Reply

      Robboj
      AskWoody Lounger

      Ive installed on my Win7 test machine all the Office 2016 (11) updates listed (Not Language Pack) .
      All seems to be ok.

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    • #173150 Reply

      MrBrian
      AskWoody MVP
    • #173156 Reply

      anonymous

      Anybody notice presence issue problems after these patches?   I can’t see Lync 2013 presence info properly in names listed in the to: line of a new email in Outlook 2013.   Presence info shows up fine though in the Lync/Skype for Business client.

    • #173377 Reply

      Robboj
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hi Again
      Ive now run all 11 Office 2016 Update patches in all my Group A Win7 32 & 64 bit Fully Updated machines.
      No problem observed in Apps that I use regularly
      ie Excel, Word, Outlook, Project, Visio, Power Point and Publisher

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