If you haven’t already seen it, Microsoft Office users on the Mac OS X will be seeing a software update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 and 2011. The update contains security patches that Microsoft claims are “critical” while also providing improvements to Outlook. The update requires a Mac that is running OS X 10.5.8 or later so not all users will be able to update. Furthermore, some Macs will need multiple updates because this isn’t a single patch.
Users who are more details on the update can read the change log below:
- 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.
In other news, no additional information about Microsoft Office for the iOS platform has been released despite many users looking forward to it. All we know is that it is “being worked on” so we’ll have to continue to be patient.