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  • December 2020 Office non-Security Updates have been released

    Posted on December 1st, 2020 at 14:19 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The December 2020 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, December 1, 2020. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the November 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 Skype for Business 2016 (KB4486745)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4486746)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4486747)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4486668)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4486749)
    Update for Microsoft Publisher 2016 (KB4484334)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4486716)
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4486709)
    Update for Microsoft Word 2016 (KB4486756)

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2010 (which reached EOS on October 13, 2020) nor for Office 2013.
    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support will end for Office 2013 on April 11, 2023.
    Office 2016 also reached  End of Mainstream Support on October 13, 2020. EOS for Office 2016 is October 14, 2025.

    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).

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