Microsoft releases September 2018 non-security Office updates
Microsoft released a batch of updates for supported versions of Microsoft Office yesterday. The released updates for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 are non-security updates only. Microsoft will release security updates for Office on the second Tuesday of September, on September 11, 2018.
The released updates are only applicable for MSI-installed versions of Microsoft Office and not for Office 365.
Only one update was released for Microsoft Office 2010, three for Microsoft Office 2013, and nine for Microsoft Office 2016.
Tip: As a rule of thumb: only install updates directly if they fix issues that you are experiencing.
Check out last month's updates here.
KB4092436 -- The update installs the MT Extra font in Office 2010 so that math equations created by Microsoft's Equation Editor -- which is no longer supported -- can be displayed.
KB4022233 -- The update fixes an issue that occurred after installing KB4018387. Some data labels in charts may disappear if data labels are unselected.
KB4092469 -- Fixes an issue which prevented attachments from being saved to disk when the email message was protected by Information Rights Management (IRM).
KB4092457 -- The update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013).
KB3114853 -- The update introduces an option to format multiple shapes at once using the Format tool.
KB4011670 -- The update requires KB4018371 as well. Users in a SharePoint Online tenant will no longer receive authentication prompts each time they access Office files by users from a different tenant.
KB4018371 -- SeeÂ KB4011670 above. Also requires KB4092461. Also improves Czech translations in Office 2016.
KB4022215 -- The update fixes flickers of the ribbon or status bar in Office when frequently changing the cursor in the document canvas when using add-ins or macros that callÂ Â Application.ScreenUpdating.
KB4032237 -- Same fix asÂ KB4092469 for Office 2013.
KB4092449 -- Same fix asÂ KB4022233 for Office 2013.
KB4092461 -- The update introduces translation improvements for the Czech, Danish and Swedish versions of Microsoft Office 2016.
KB4092462 -- The update for Microsoft Outlook 2016 introduces the following improvements:
- Fixes a crash in Outlook 2016 when switching from Mail to Calendar while running a screen reader.
- Click here to view more on Microsoft Exchange link was not displayed for folders that don't sync all content on systems with multiple Exchange accounts that share credentials.
- Outlook 2016 may only try the primary Exchange Web Service endpoint even if multiple are configured.
- BCC recipients were not displayed in Outlook EML files with BCC recipients.
KB4092446 -- The update improves the Danish translation in PowerPoint 2016.
And, in addition to the above named fixes, adds a large spoonful of telemetry to the mix no doubt: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/compat/data-that-the-telemetry-agent-collects-in-office
Indeed one of the happiest moments of my computer’s life was when I switch to LibreOffice.
@TelV: I install only “security-only” updates from Microsoft, and I always try to remember to run WPD (Windows Privacy Dashboard) before and after doing so. From memory, security-only patches back toward the end of 2017 (I want to say September) *did* in fact turn some telemetry and diagnostics back on, but I think that’s the only time I’ve caught them at it.
I use WPD because I *think* it’s the only Windows privacy app that works with Windows 7, but there are other (possibly better) alternatives for Windows 8.1 and 10.
While the UI isn’t very good, getting used to switching to the old one may not be a good idea as they might remove it any time time now.
Wrong article. xD
You might have posted your comment under the wrong article, but I can make it work!
I switched to LibreOffice a while back, but as a Microsoft Office old-timer used to the pre-Ribbon interface, whenever I have to work on someone else’s “modern” version of Office, the first thing I do is to install UBitMenu, which adds an Office 2003 Menu section to the Ribbon. Otherwise, I spend literally most of my time trying to figure out how to get anything done using the Ribbon.
There’s a reason that when Microsoft introduced the Ribbon, it took seven lengthy blog posts and an hour-and-a-half-long video to justify it. Unique interfaces that take training and work to learn and master are one of the most potent vendor-lock-in tools out there!
It is high time for to migrate from Office 2017 (end of life) to Libre Office.
There’s an article on Borncity.com concerning this batch of Office updates breaking WSUS sync in case it’s of any interest to anyone: https://borncity.com/win/2018/09/06/office-2016-september-3-2018-updates-breaks-wsus-sync/