MS15-022: Description of the security update for Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2013: March 10, 2015


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-022. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

Improvements and fixes

This security update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • Assume that you apply conditional formatting to many noncontiguous ranges in an Excel workbook on a SharePoint site. When you change the value of the cells within the given ranges, you may experience slow performance.

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More information about this security update

Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Prerequisites to apply this security update

There are no prerequisites for installing this security update.

Restart information

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

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. In this case, a message is displayed that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, you should stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart the computer, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
887012  Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces security update 2837631.

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in update 2956143, download the file information for update 2956143.