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Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.6

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Microsoft has issued version 14.5.6 of its Office 2011 [1] suite to correct an Exchange syncing issue that bedeviled users who had migrated to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. In particular, a bug with Outlook caused unending hangs, making it impossible to download new email when running El Capitan. While Office 2011 has received a fix, Office 2016 users are still awaiting relief (and are being vocal about it in this Microsoft Community thread [2]) from repeated crashes suffered not just by Outlook but also by Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (as noted by this Computerworld article [3]). (Free update from the Microsoft Download Center [4] or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes [5], 10.5.8+)

[1]: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products
[2]: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macoutlook/outlook-2016-for-mac-freezes-os-x-el-capitan/9a2e97a8-25f4-4ab7-842b-ca132d147d1f?page=34&auth=1
[3]: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2990427/mac-os-x/microsoft-gets-an-earful-as-office-for-mac-2016-users-amp-ire-over-crashes.html
[4]: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49183
[5]: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3098229