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Daily Archives: October 6, 2020

  • October 2020 Office non-Security Updates have been released

    Posted on October 6th, 2020 at 12:54 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The October 2020 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, October 6, 2020. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the September 2020 patches. Unless you have a specific need to install them, you should wait until Susan Bradley (Patch Lady) approves them and any problems have been reported.

    Remember, Susan’s patching sequence and  recommendations are based on a business environment that has IT support and may have time constraints on the updating process. Consumer patching should be more cautious due to limited technical and mechanical resources. The latter is the reason for the AskWoody DEFCON system.

    Office 2016
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4475584)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4484502)
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4484333)
    Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB4486669)

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2007 (which is out of support), for Office 2010 which will reach End of Support 10/13/2020, or for Office 2013 .

    Updates are for the .msi version (persistent). Office 365 and C2R are not included.

    Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday).

  • Welcome to Google Workspace

    Posted on October 6th, 2020 at 10:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve almost completely switched over to Google G-Suite.

    Except, as of today, it’s known as Google Workspace.

    Google just announced the name change, gussied it up with a bunch of marketing gobbledygook, and a “new user experience.”

    Except, well, it mostly looks like the old user experience. Which I like just fine, thankyouverymuch. If you want to “dynamically create and collaborate on a document with guests in a Chat room,” I wish you well. But if you just want to knock out a doc or sheet, or even a slide deck, Google’s just fine, the same as it’s always been.

    Remember, Google doesn’t snoop on your G-Suite stuff:

    The data that G Suite organizations and users put into our systems is theirs, and we do not scan it for advertisements nor sell it to third parties.

    They scan emails and files for viruses and the like, but “Google does not collect, scan or use data in G Suite Core Services for advertising purposes.” It’s all in black and white, although the official policy pages haven’t been updated with the new “Google Workspace” name.