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KB2863821 and KB4461522 for Office 2010 No Longer Available, Uninstall Them if You Got Them

Microsoft has now yanked KB2863821 and KB4461522 after reports that it causes application crashes in the Office suite. After you install this update, you may experience crashes in Microsoft Access or other applications. To resolve this issue, uninstall the update by following the instructions in the “More information” section. This update is no longer available.    

Microsoft Sticks with its Regularly Scheduled Program, Releasing November’s First Tuesday Releases for Office

While some expected Microsoft to finally release the delayed Windows 10 1809 today, Microsoft instead stuck to its normal schedule. The first Tuesday of each month is for non-security updates for Microsoft Office products. As we reported recently, Microsoft will most likely rename  Windows 10 1809 and give it a less dramatic release as a regular cumulative update on Patch Tuesday. Here’s what available today for Microsoft Office: Office 2010 Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4461522) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2863821) Office 2013 Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4461482) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3178640) Office 2016 Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack (KB4461475) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4461505) Update for Microsoft Office 20...

Microsoft Launches Its Web Version of Sticky Notes

While the world waits for Windows 10 1809, Microsoft has now rolled out a web-based interface for its Sticky Notes app where customers using the app can gain access to saved notes from anywhere. Sticky Notes is available for Windows 10 1803 or greater, and iOS and Android through the OneNote app. Launched under the OneNote domain, users with an Office 365 subscription can find it here: https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes   Want to get to your sticky notes from anywhere? How about on the web at https://t.co/06ogq33ZE2 !? Rolling out worldwide soon – give it a whirl and let us know what you think! More details: https://t.co/dpuxyKTF7u #WindowsInsiders #OneNote pic.twitter.com/wUiHlzAf5b — Reza Jooyandeh 🌈 (@RezaJooyandeh) October 31, 2018  

Office 2019 Servers Released from Preview, Available to Commercial Customers Not Ready for the Cloud

Microsoft today has taken the wraps off its Office 2019 server products, including Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint Server, and Project Server. Today we’re pleased to announce the release of Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019. These four servers round out the Office 2019 release, a wave of product updates that started with the Office 2019 client apps released at Ignite in September. The Office 2019 servers have been in commercial preview since July. Office 365 delivers the most productive and most secure Office experience – with the lowest total cost of ownership for deployment and management.  However, for customers who aren’t yet ready to move to the cloud, Office 2019 provides an update to the on-pr...

Group Policy Administrative Templates Updated to Support Office 2019

Microsoft has now released updated Group Policy files to include support for customizing Office 2019 settings. Full support for: Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2019, and Office 2016 and also includes the OPAX/OPAL files for the Office Customization Tool (OCT) for Office 2016. Download: Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool for Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2019, and Office 2016   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Updated System Center Configuration Manager Support Statement for Office 2019

When Office 2019 availability was made available, it was also announced that it would be supported to be deployed using System Center Configuration Manager. Microsoft has now released the following updated statement: The Office 365 Client Installation wizard in Configuration Manager (Current Branch) currently doesn’t support Office 2019, including Project 2019 and Visio 2019. The product team is working on the changes needed to enable this and expect support for Office 2019 to be available by the end of the year.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Makes Its Office Non-security Updates Available for October 2018

Microsoft has now released the monthly lot of fixes for its offline Office products. Here’s what’s available now: Office 2013 Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB4022227) Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4461446) Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 (KB4018331)   Office 2016 Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4461436) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4461442) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011669) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack (KB4092448) Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4461443) Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB4092445) Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4032228)   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Important Changes to Office 2019 that Affect Deployment

As we noted recently, Microsoft considers Office 2019 as a set of applications meant for customers that aren’t ready for the cloud. Office 2019 is also being developed separately from Microsoft’s core Office applications, meaning that features, functions, and capabilities will continually be different. It is also the last version of Office that will be available for installation outside the Microsoft app store. Essentially, Microsoft really wants its customers to move to Office 365. Here are a few important things to be aware of in relation to deploying Office 2019 in an organization. Office 2019 is supported on Windows 10 but isn’t supported on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.  To configure and perform installations, you use the Office Deployment Tool. The Office Customization Tool t...

Office 2019 is for Customers Not Ready for the Cloud, Reaches GA for Windows and Mac

Microsoft today has taken the wraps off Office 2019 as part of its announcement extravaganza week (called Microsoft Ignite) for IT Pros. Commercial volume license (trusted) customers can access Office 2019 starting today. Office 2019 will be available to all customers, consumer, and commercial, in the next few weeks.   Interestingly, the Microsoft Office 2019 website states that this version of Office is for those customers not ready for the cloud and offers a free eBook to dispel any “Fake News” about migrating to the cloud. Could Microsoft eventually resort to cloud shaming to get customers to migrate to its cloud platform?   Details: Office 2019 is now available for Windows and Mac Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, an...

Microsoft Supplies Updates for the Office 2016 Admin Templates and Office Customization Tool

Ahead of Ignite, Microsoft has delivered an update to both its GPO settings and customization tool for Office 2016 applications. Download: Office 2016 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool This download includes Group Policy Administrative Template (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OPAX/OPAL) files for Microsoft Office 2016 applications. It also includes an \Admin folder with an Office Customization Tool, and ADMX and ADML versions of Office 2016 system Administrative Template files. Additionally all the settings (new and old) are included in a XLS file that’s included with the download. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Office Gets Its Own Antivirus

Because miscreants can sometimes evade OS antivirus protection through crafted Microsoft Office documents they get unsuspecting end users to accidentally click on, Microsoft is now beginning to integrate antimalware and antivirus services with Microsoft Office client applications. As part of our continued efforts to tackle entire classes of threats, Office 365 client applications now integrate with Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), enabling antivirus and other security solutions to scan macros and other scripts at runtime to check for malicious behavior. Details: Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft First Tuesday Releases on the Wire

Microsoft normally sets aside the first Tuesday of every month to deliver non-security updates for Microsoft Office products. While Azure customers wait for services to come back online, here’s what’s available today: Office 2010 Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4092436)   Office 2013 Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4022233) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4092469) Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4092457)   Office 2016 Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3114853) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011670) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4018371) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4022215) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4032237) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4092449) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4092461) Update for Microsoft Outlook...