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Technology Important security updates for Office apps on macOS

22:35  24 september  2020
22:35  24 september  2020 Source:   drwindows.de

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A few days ago, Microsoft released new updates for the Office apps on macOS. This is a security-related update that closes a loophole that may have allowed attackers to execute code that was embedded in a Word or Excel file. However, the updates should also eliminate another error, since certain memory areas had to be read.

The update is not only available for Office 2019 (thus also for Microsoft 365 subscribers) for Office 2016 To manually update the Office apps on the Mac, first look for "Autoupdate" in the Finder and open the "Microsoft Autoupdate" application.

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  Wichtige Sicherheitsupdates für Office-Apps unter macOS © Provided by Dr. Windows

There you will find all installed Microsoft apps - at least those that were conventionally installed (only Edge for me). At the top right is the button "Check for updates", which you have to click accordingly. Then the application spits out a few updates for the individual apps, which you can then start individually, or you can update all apps at once with the "Update all" button, which then appears.

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The updates can also be carried out via the App Store (if this was also installed). The procedure should be known. Otherwise, I'll link you to the links to the individual apps in the App Store again. Then you can click on “Update” there:

Microsoft Word (Free +, Mac App Store) →

Microsoft Excel (Free +, Mac App Store) →

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Die Windows versions of Microsoft Office have previously received the relevant updates.

Here is a note for those who are still using Office for Mac 2016. Because from October it will no longer be possible to use the program via the Microsoft 365 connection.

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