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Daily Archives: April 6, 2021

  • Windows Update for Business isn’t just

    Posted on April 6th, 2021 at 22:26 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Over on Computerworld I have an article about how Windows Update for Business isn’t just for business. I use it all the time on my standalone machines.

    If you are an IT Pro, I’d recommend following the twitter account of AriaUpdated. She’s the Microsoft Product manager for Windows Update for Business.

  • April 2021 Office non-Security Updates are now available

    Posted on April 6th, 2021 at 13:18 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The April 2021 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, April 6, 2021. They are not included in the DEFCON-3 approval for the March 2021 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 (KB4486672)

    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 (perpetual). 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).