May 3, 2016, update for Excel 2016 (KB3115090)

S’applique à : Excel 2016

This article describes update KB3115090 for Microsoft Excel 2016, which was released on May 3, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on the Microsoft Download Center applies to the 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

  • Adds and improves some Data Connectivity features for Power Query in Excel 2016.

    Note See KB3115003 for more information.
  • Updates translations in Excel 2016 to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Some object model methods take a long time to get cell properties in Excel 2016.
    • Text entries of a data validation list are obscured by an unexpected black rectangle in right-to-left worksheets in Excel 2016.
    • When you type within or next to a large table in Excel 2016, large memory consumption may occur if Flash Fill is enabled. To work around this issue, you can clear the Automatically Flash Fill option in the Advanced Editing Options section in the Excel Options dialog box.

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 Excel 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. Start 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


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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.