Microsoft releases Office October 2018 non-security updates

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 3, 2018
Companies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office

Yesterday was the first Tuesday of the October 2018 and that means that Microsoft released a bunch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office.

While that is certainly not as big of a story as the release of Windows 10 version 1809 or the reveal of new Surface hardware devices, it is still import for admins and users who manage MSI-based Office installations on devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Microsoft released updates for Office 2016 and 2013 only this time and not a single update for Microsoft Office 2010. You can check out last month's updates as well if you have not already; it did contain an update for Office 2010 next to multiple updates for newer versions of the Office suite.

Note that the released updates are for MSI-based versions of Office only and not for Office 365 versions. Also, as a rule of thumb: only install updates that fix issues that you experienced already or may experience in the future.

Microsoft released Office this last month, made it Windows 10 exclusive and increased the price of the Professional version and Home & Business versions of Office.

Office 2013

office 2013 october 2018

Microsoft published a total of three updates for Office 2013.

KB4022227 -- Project 2013 -- makes sure that the Japanese era name is displayed correctly when a new era begins.

KB4018331 -- Visio 2013 -- fixes a blurry text issue when exporting a Visio file as a PDF file.

KB4461446 -- Skype for Business 2015 Lync 2013 -- the monthly update for Skype for Business that raises the version to 15.0.5075.1000. The update fixes a freeze issue caused by messages that have a lot of emoticons.

Office 2016

office 2016 october 2018

Microsoft released seven non-security updates for Office 2016 in October 2018.

KB4461436 -- Office 2016 -- fixes an issue that causes Unicode IVS characters to display incorrectly when changing horizontal text to vertical text in a workbook.

KB4461442 -- Office 2016 -- the update resolves an issue that prevented email attachments from being saved to disk if Information Rights Management (IRM) protected the message.

KB4011669 -- Office 2016 -- addresses an issue in Skype for Business 2016 where a user who uses a Korean Input Method Editor (IME) environment could change the original conversation content after the conversation finishes.

KB4092448 -- Office 2016 -- the update improves the Irish Gaelic translation for OneNote 2016 and the Czech translation for Outlook 2016. Also adds translation of informative messages displayed when BCC recipients click Reply All.

KB4461443 -- Project 2016 -- Same as KB4022227 for Office 2013.

KB4032228 -- Visio 2016 -- Same as KB4018331 for Office 2013.

KB4092445 -- Skype for Business 2016 -- Fixes the issue described in KB4011669 for Office 2016 and adds external user policy for communication with external users. Essentially, adds an option for administrators to block file transfers.

Closing Words

The October 2018 updates can be downloaded from the linked Support pages or from Microsoft's Update Catalog website.

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  1. Owen said on October 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Office 2010 is my favorite version! Long live Office 2010!

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