MS16-070: Description of the security update for Office 2016 for Mac: June 14, 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 MS16-070. Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that are designed for the Mac and yet are unmistakably Office. The June 14, 2016, update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite that affect Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Notes

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3163610.

Improvements and fixes

This update provides the following fixes and improvements.
  • Word

    • You can now export a document to the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format.
    • Add any command you want to the ribbon. (Office 365 subscribers only.) 
    • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar to fit your workflow.
  • PowerPoint

    • You can now export a presentation to the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.
    • Add any command you want to the ribbon. (Office 365 subscribers only.)
    • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar to fit your workflow.
    • You can export a presentation to a video and you can burn it to a disc, upload it to the web, or send it in email messages.
  • Excel

    • You can now export a spreadsheet to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format.
    • Add any command you want to the ribbon. (Office 365 subscribers only.)
    • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar to fit your workflow.
  • Outlook

    • Fix: The primary cause for CPU spikes that were affecting some users in 15.22.
    • Based on customer feedback, we have reintroduced the "Edit Message" feature.
    • Fix: AutoCorrect preferences issue.
    • Calendar color and overlay toggles are now included in the menu.
    • Fix: Several crash and freeze issues.
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 3163610.

Update replacement information

This security update replaces security update KB3155777.

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: 3165798 - Last Review: 06/14/2016 18:19:00 - Revision: 1.0

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