July 5, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3115264)

Applies to: Project 2013 StandardProject Professional 2013

This article describes update KB3115264 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on July 5, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

 This update fixes the following issues:

  • Assume that you have a Project .mpp file that's stored in a SharePoint document library. When you click the file name, the project opens but you don't see a banner that offers you the ability to edit or check out the project. Instead, the project may keep in a read-only state and you can't save or check in changes.

    Note To fix this issue, you also need to install July 5, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3115255).

  • Assume that you start Project 2013 and connect it to a server, and then you select to load summary resource assignments. In this situation, when you go to a Resource Usage view and scroll through the resources, Project 2013 may crash. This issue occurs after you install March 8, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3114843).

  • Assume that you set the primary or default Project Web App language to simplified Chinese and set the alternative language to English. When you try to synchronize projects with a SharePoint task list, the process fails.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.

More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:

  1. Start Project 2013.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Project Click to Run The screenshot for Project MSI

File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.


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