November 1, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3127959)

Applies to: Project 2013 StandardProject Professional 2013

This article describes update KB3127959 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on November 1, 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


Fixes the following issues:
  • When you open certain XML files, you may receive the following invalid error message:
    The actual finish date is before some of the previously entered timephased actual work values.
    If you continue with this operation, Project will truncate some of the previously entered timephased actual work values.
    To continue, click OK.
    To remove the actual finish date, click Cancel.
    Additionally, when you open some XML files, the Gantt bars for fixed or an elapsed duration task show an unexpected trailing split.
  • If you have a task that has a duration of four elapsed months or longer, Project 2013 freezes when you save the project as an XML file.
  • Assume that you start Project Professional and connect it to a server, and then you select the load summary resource assignments check box. When you go to a resource usage view, a given resource may be displayed to be underallocated during a certain period (for example, daily) even though it should be displayed as overallocated.
  • When you level a project on a week-by-week basis, Project may freeze. Additionally, when the leveling finally finishes, tasks are scheduled out to the end of time which is December 31, 2149.
  • If an inserted subproject has a task that's 100% complete and has an ALAP constraint, the summary tasks within the subprojectmay have an incorrectly calculated start, finish, and duration.
  • Assume that you start Project Professional and connect it to a server, and then you select the load summary resource assignments (SRA) check box. When you go to a resource usage view, a given resource may displayed to be overallocated during a certain period (for example, daily) even though it should not displayed as overallocated. This can occur if the actual work value from the SRA for the given period isn’t handled correctly.
  • When you open a project from a SharePoint site and then click the Edit Project button from the banner, you may see an error message that resembles the following:
    You have made changes to '<project name>'.
    Another user has also made changes. What would you like to do?
    Click Discard to discard your changes and edit the latest version.
    Click Save as to save your changes to a different file and open the latest version.
    This problem can occur with projects that were stored in Project Server.
If you want to fix the following issue in Project 2013, please install November 1, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3118340).
When you use the Send as Attachment email function to share a project, Project 2013 may crash if you have Outlook 2016 installed.

How to download and install the update


Download Center

This update is only 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


Prerequisites

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

References


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

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.