Woody Leonhard's no-bull news, tips and help for Windows and Office
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Office December non-security updates

    Posted on December 6th, 2016 at 14:05 woody 47 comments

    Microsoft releases non-security patches for Office 2016, 2013, Click-to-Run

    After a bobbling start, the patches are available in Windows Update and WSUS

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

  • Office 2016, 2013 non-security patches

    Posted on November 1st, 2016 at 17:24 woody 9 comments

    UPDATE: Microsoft just posted the official list. There’s one Office 2010 patch (for Project).

    :::::::::::::::

    A little raw at this point, but this is what we’re looking at for Office 2016:

    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3115280)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3118340)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3127905)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3118336)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for OneDrive for Business for Office 2016 (KB3118341)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3127906)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3127909)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3118338)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:40 AM

    And for Office 2013:

    Specify the “Warn me before downloading content when editing, forwarding, or replying to e-mail” option for Outlook
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Word 2013 (KB3039719)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:50 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for PowerPoint 2013 (KB3118353)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:40 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3127919)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3127916)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3127915)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3118343)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3118346)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for OneDrive for Business for Office 2013 (KB3118350)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM
    November 1, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3039750)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 AM

  • No, don’t install the new Office patches

    Posted on June 7th, 2016 at 15:51 woody 37 comments

    Good question from L:

    In your MSDEFCON-3 announcement of May 30th, for Windows 7 you say “UNCHECK the boxes next to any items that aren’t specifically marked as “Security Update.” All of them.” Does that include the non-security Office Updates also? The reason I ask is that you just recently (today) posted a listing of non-security Office updates, but in that posting you don’t say in that posting that we shouldn’t install them (except that you kind of implied it in response to one commenter).

    I should’ve been much more clear. Sorry. All of the Office updates coming out today (and every first Monday, we’re told) are non-security updates. Thus, you should NOT install them.

    I believe they will all arrive on your computer unchecked. If that’s the case, leave them unchecked. If one of them happens to get checked, uncheck it.

  • June 2016 Non-Security Office updates are out

    Posted on June 7th, 2016 at 14:48 woody 21 comments

    It’s a whole lotta patches…

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office_sustained_engineering/2016/06/07/june-2016-non-security-office-update-release/

    Office 2007

    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB3115192)

     

    Office 2010

    Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115247)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2881030)

     

    Office 2013

    Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3115159)

    Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB3115162)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3023049)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3039795)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3115151)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3115154)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3115167)

    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2013 (KB3114725)

    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (KB3115158)

    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (KB3115015)

    Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB3115164)

    Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3115033)

    Update for Microsoft OneDrive for Business (KB3115163)

     

    Office 2016

    Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115137)

    Update for Microsoft Excel 2016 (KB3115139)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3114517)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3114708)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3114709)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115081)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115093)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115098)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115099)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115102)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115136)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115140)

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115189)

    Update for Microsoft OneDrive for Business (KB3115148)

    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2016 (KB3115147)

    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (KB3115138)

    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB3115149)

    Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB3115087)

     

  • Another buggy Office patch: Is Office 2013 causing Skype for Business or Outlook crashes?

    Posted on April 22nd, 2016 at 09:26 woody 10 comments

    MS says uninstall KB 3114941, or rollback Office 2013 Click-to-Run to last month’s version.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

    Aren’t you glad you haven’t installed any April patches yet?

  • The big list of April 5, 2016, Office non-security patches – including duplicates and missing parts

    Posted on April 6th, 2016 at 08:53 woody 14 comments

    “Improves PowerPoint 2016 so it can play back the Morph transition in slide shows” four times, in four separate patches. One patch had no description at all. None.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

  • Microsoft snooping through Office

    Posted on March 12th, 2016 at 19:08 woody 11 comments

    Just saw this post in the comments from JIY:

    Upon reading ox’s post, I thought to check my installs of Office 2010 Pro Plus, as well as the Win 7 installs, on all machines for CEIP being in the “off” position. I always install MS (and most other) software that way. Because of this from Office 2013:

    “When you participate, we collect basic information about how you use your programs, your computer or device, and connected devices. We also collect information about how each is set up and performing. These reports are sent to Microsoft to help improve the features our customers use most often and to create solutions to common problems.”

    Okay, we’ve all read that one before. However, in light of the recent “burrowing”, I’m reading that language a bit differently today.

    The Win 7 installs all were CEIP off. All three Office installs were CEIP “on” (i.e., box checked when looking at that setting). There is NO CHANCE I installed Office that way. I know right where that installation checkbox is and that you check it off before “Next”. Same thing Oracle does with Java installer and the ASK Toolbar and switch home page “offer”. I have installed Office at least 100 times.

    Office updates, security and otherwise, are always allowed. Never thought to check that setting. Wonder if that switch (now unchecked) will get flipped again next month? So thanks!

  • Office 2010 patch corrupts older Language DLLs

    Posted on March 13th, 2015 at 11:14 woody No comments

    Just got this in the mail…

    I thought you might find it interesting that in certain installation situations, somewhere in all the Office patches, an update corrupts a couple of “Language DLL”s from previous versions of Office 2007 – 97. In most cases, we just ran the original .EXE in the applicable Office folder, or just repair the previous installation. And it seems to be a fairly specific situation where Office 2010 is installed alongside previous versions of Office.

    Thanks for all the articles you do on these updates. I find them a very useful resource.

    – CMR