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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

MS15-115 is one to miss

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The El Reg inbox has been flooded with reports of a serious cock-up by Microsoft’s patching squad, with one of Tuesday’s fixes causing killer problems for Outlook.

“We are looking into reports from some customers who are experiencing difficulties with Outlook after installing Windows KB 3097877. An immediate review is under way,” a Microsoft spokesperson told us.

The problem is with software in one of the four critical patches issued in yesterday’s Patch Tuesday bundleMS15-115. This was supposed to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles fonts, but has had some unexpected side effects for some Outlook users.

“Today I’ve deployed latest Outlook patch to all of my clients, and now Outlook is crashing every 10 minutes and then restarting itself. I tried on fresh Win10, no AV with latest patches applied and here we go, Outlook crashing there too,” complained one TechNet user.

“Come on guys, do you EVER do proper QA before releasing anything Office 2013 related? This is the worst version of Outlook ever. Sorry for negative attitude but this is how things are.”

The break point appears to come not when an email that contains certain fonts is opened, but when it’s scrolled through. Outlook 2010 and 2007 seem affected, but the issue is reportedly fixed when the patch is uninstalled.

Read More by Iain Thomson

Microsoft emits Office 2016 for Mac (psst: you’ll need an Office 365 sub)

Office 2016 Word for Mac

Or wait until September to buy a copy

Word for Mac in Office 2016

Microsoft has released a new version of Office for OS X computers: Office 2016 for Mac will include new versions of Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The Windows goliath is touting the applications’ revamped high-resolution user interface, which is designed to take advantage of Apple Retina displays.

Excel in Office 2016 for Mac

Five years in the making, thrilling new spreadsheets!

Office for Mac has been out since March as an open beta project, and has now been cleared for general use. Microsoft Office client applications and services team vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post Redmond received more than 100,000 feedback messages from Mac users during the beta test.

Read More by Shaun Nichols

Microsoft Releases New Outlook for Mac for Office 365

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Microsoft released new Outlook for Mac software for its Office 365 subscribers today, and announced future roadmap details for Office for Mac.

Office for Mac is Microsoft’s premises-installed productivity suite (with Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word) for Apple Mac computers. Microsoft indicated today that single father dating site Office for Mac users can expect a public par söker par i Falsterbo beta of the next release in “the first half of 2015,” with find cougars in your area general availability happening in the second half of that year. In general, though, Microsoft is prioritizing its Office 365 releases over its “boxed” Office for Mac releases.

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Meanwhile, Microsoft’s nett date Outlook for Mac e-mail client solution for Office 365 is available today for commercial subscribers, as well for Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscribers. It’s available to commercial subscribers through the Office 365 Portal or via Microsoft’s software download page. Consumer subscribers can get it through their My Account link, according to Microsoft’s announcement.

Read More By Kurt Mackie

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