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    Home Forums AskWoody support Microsoft Office by version Office 2016 for PC Am I getting updates for Office 2016 from Microsoft?

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      • #2305446
        Moondoggy
        AskWoody Plus

        Earlier this year I upgraded from Office Pro 2010 to 2016 because 2010 was at end of life this year.  When I had Office 2010 installed, on Patch Tuesday, I would see updates for Office, Word, etc. listed in the updates to be downloaded and applied but with 2016 applied I’m not seeing anything related to office being downloaded.   I looked inside Word and it say that “Updates to this Office product are enabled by default and are downloaded through your Internet connection and installed automatically” and I confirmed that this setting is turned on.  But my question is how do you know if this is happening?

        The thing that concerns me is that after I purchased and installed this copy of 2016 Office Pro I found out that this copy is a “PLUS” version that is supposed to be sold to corporate users and is not supposed to be sold directly to consumers over the counter so I’m worried that a PLUS version may require a manual update.

        Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.

         

      • #2305447
        PKCano
        Manager

        What you probably have installed is Office 2016 C2R which gets its updates directly from MS, not the persistent version that is updated through Windows Update.

      • #2305453
        Moondoggy
        Guest

        Thanks.  Word says that updates are automatic but my question is how do I know of they’re really being applied?  My question was prompted by the the fact that in today’s copy of “Ask Woody”., Susan Bradly said that there were updates this month but I have no clue as to whether they have been applied or not?.  That’s my question.

      • #2305470
        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        In a Word doc Clk File, then way below on (for me) left blue border: Account. Then bottom Right: – About WORD – mine shows it’s Click-to-Run AND the Build #. A Search netted the following url for latest Retail Build# of ’16 & ’19 C2R, which appears to be the Only way you know; No List of KB #s as you might expect.

        And, at CU time I usually go to the WORD Update Box above About WORD  (with bkup Images ready) Click the Check & Update Now. I cannot prove they’re auto-updated per my method of update now.

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office-2019

        ABOUT-WORD-JPG

         

        W10 Pro 21H1 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5-8400 CoffeeLake-S / GP=2 + FtrU=Semi-Annual + Feature Defer = 1 + QU=0

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        • This reply was modified 8 months ago by CraigS26.
        • #2305553
          Moondoggy
          AskWoody Plus

          CraigS26,

          Thanks for the reply.  I followed your guide and found that the current build number shown in word matched the October 2020 build number in the link you provided.  This tells me that even though I can’t see the update history in the same manner as shown for Office 2010, updates are being applied.  Thank you for much for the information as this was exactly what I was looking for.

           

           

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      • #2305662
        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        Glad I could help.

        Bookmark that Link as I did hoping it will update with Latest Build #s – &  we can continue to check IF we are Up-to-Date.

        W10 Pro 21H1 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5-8400 CoffeeLake-S / GP=2 + FtrU=Semi-Annual + Feature Defer = 1 + QU=0

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      • #2305676
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        See Release information for updates to Microsoft 365 Apps as a starting point if you want to dig into the changes for each update. As usual with Microsoft, you’ll be led down the rabbit hole when you investigate documentation but it is there.

        --Joe

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