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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletins MS10-056 and MS0-057. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit the following Microsoft websites:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-056.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-057.mspx

Update details

This update improves security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. Additionally, this update contains improvements that improve the stability and performance of Office 2008 for Mac programs.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac

  • Stability is improved

    This update fixes issues that cause Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you start an Excel application, sort merged cells, or edit a cell.

Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

  • Updated time zone information

    This update provides updated time zone information.

Previously released improvements that are included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
953822  Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update 

956344 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update 

958267 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update 

960401 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update 

968694 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update 

971822 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update 

973254 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update 

974170 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update 

976828 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update 

980839 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update 

2028864 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update
For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=910bdfbe-8575-4f3a-af07-8e61fd153650

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.6 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.

Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.0 Update before you install Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update.

To verify that an update is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder, and then open any Office program. (These steps use Microsoft Word as an example.)
  3. On the Word menu, click About Word.
  4. In the About Word dialog box, examine the version number next to Latest Installed Update.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update package now.

Release Date: August 10, 2010

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Updated files

For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then click Show Files on the File menu.

Notes

  • The Office 2008 12.2.6 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date.

    To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

    For more information about resources for Office 2008 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft website:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac

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Article ID: 2284162 - Last Review: July 18, 2011 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
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