December 8, 2015, update for Office 2016 (KB3114381)

This article describes update 3114381 for Microsoft Office 2016 that was released on December 8, 2015. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update at he Microsoft Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

This update makes the following improvements and fixes:
  • Renames the "Add-Ins" string to the "Add-ins" string for consistency.
    BUG #: 2627976 (OfficeMain)
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Screen reader (such as Narrator) can't read the detailed permissions for each collaborator on the Share pane of a document in Office 2016 applications.
      BUG #: 2525786 (OfficeMain)
    • Some icons in status bar are unreadable in Outlook 2016.
      BUG #: 2658067 (OfficeMain)
    • When you start an Office 2016 application in compatibility mode for Windows 7, the application states that it can't find a license and needs to be repaired.
      BUG #: 2532662 (OfficeMain)

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure which 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.

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Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Office 2016 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. Open an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI
How to uninstall this update

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.


See the information about the standard terminology that's used to describe Microsoft software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

Article ID: 3114381 - Last Review: Dec 8, 2015 - Revision: 1