MS16-015: Description of the security update for Office 2016 for Mac: February 16, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-015. Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook that are designed for the Mac and yet are unmistakably Office. The February 16, 2016, update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook).

NotesFor a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB 3134226.

Improvements and fixes

This update provides the following fixes and improvements:

  • Outlook

    • The keyboard shortcut for Forward message (Command+J) has been restored.
    • When you move a message to another folder, its status as "read" or "unread" is now maintained.
    • The Search tab on the ribbon appears only during searches but not when you are switching views.
    • The Cancel Meeting command on the ribbon now works correctly.
    • Message list filters on the View menu now work correctly.
    • The sender's email address is now displayed on the email header. For messages that are sent from the same Exchange domain, only the sender's name is displayed.


  • Word

    • More commands (such as New, Print, and Save) are added to the Quick Access toolbar in the upper-left corner of the window.
    • When you print to PDF, the file name is now retained so that the name is not displayed as "Untitled.pdf."
    • Old format document (.doc) files that are hosted on an NFS share will open as read-only.


  • PowerPoint

    • You can apply the Morph transition to easily move several objects at once. For O365 subscribers only.
    • More commands (such as New, Print, and Save) are added to the Quick Access toolbar in the upper-left corner of the window.
    • Old format presentation (.ppt) files that are hosted on an NFS share will open as read-only.


  • Excel

    • More commands (such as New, Print, and Save) are added to the Quick Access toolbar in the upper-left corner of the window.
    • Old format workbook (.xls) files that are hosted on an NFS share will open as read-only.
How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac

This update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is provided together with Office. It automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3134226.

Update replacement information

This security update replaces security update 3133711.

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Local support according to your country: International Support
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Article ID: 3134241 - Last Review: 03/01/2016 02:05:00 - Revision: 4.0

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