Microsoft Office 2016 15.18 and Office 2011 14.6.0
Microsoft has issued version 15.18 of its Office 2016 suite with a couple of security patches as well as several minor improvements to individual apps. The update adds support for full screen mode in Outlook and improves searching for meeting rooms, adds the capability to save PDF files to flash drives from Word, and improves the selection pane in Excel and PowerPoint. According to this security bulletin, the update also patches critical vulnerabilities within Excel, Word, and PowerPoint that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. Be warned that some users are experiencing slowdowns with this update; it’s worth waiting until there’s some indication that the problem has been resolved. The older Office 2011 14.6.0 receives the same security updates. ($149.99 for one-time purchase, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes, 10.10+)
Office 2011 was updated at the same time to 14.6.0 with many of the same patches. https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3133699
Thanks, I've added that in.
There are postings about Outlook for Mac 15.18 having slow downs -- and it's not necessarily isolated. I would wait a few days before doing this update and see how it settles down. You can follow it more at this thread:
Good to know - added a warning.
Right after downloading/installing the latest MS Office 2011...Word, Excel and PowerPoint open just as they always did. But Outlook would not and has not been able to be opened. I keep getting a "setting up identity" message and Outlook then quits. Can anyone help me restore or fix this problem? I have much bigger problem now since I'm unable to open any e-mail files I had
previously saved. Please help.