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Microsoft Releases New Critical Updates for Office for Mac 2008, 2011

Microsoft Releases New Critical Updates for Office for Mac 2008, 2011

Microsoft has released two new critical updates today for both Office for Mac 2008 and 2011, offering “extremely important” bug fixes, functionality, and security improvements.

Details on both updates can be found in the patch notes below, and both updates are available either using Microsoft AutoUpdate within the apps, or as a direct download from Microsoft using the below links.

Office 2008 12.3.5 Update (218.4MB

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.5 update improves security. This update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.

Office 2011 14.2.5 Update (102MB)

  • This update fixes an issue in which automatic configuration did not work correctly for Outlook.com accounts.
  • This update addresses an issue when importing data from a PST file. If an email message in the PST file contains inline images followed by attachments (in that order), the attachments will be missing from the message after it is imported in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue in which certain kinds of distribution lists were not being recognized correctly as distribution lists and could not be expanded.
  • This update addresses an issue when you use a Gmail account in Mac Outlook 2011 14.2 and later versions. When you move a message between folders, a duplicate of it was incorrectly created in the All Mails folder.
  • This update addresses an issue in which spaces sometimes disappear when pasting content from Word or replying to messages generated in windows Outlook (which uses WordMail as editor). The issue was caused by incorrect parsing of the copied content in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update adds a designated error to inform users when an expired password results in authentication failure. Previously, users were not provided this level of detail when an authentication failure occurred.

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