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Microsoft Office for Mac 16.84

Microsoft has released version 16.84 of Office for Mac, focusing on new features and bug fixes for Outlook, plus a security update for Excel. The update enhances Outlook with a new Calendar timeline widget for macOS 14 Sonoma, enables you to edit a meeting series from a specific instance onwards instead of editing the whole series, allows switching between profiles and accounts via the account widget in the navigation pane, resolves an issue that caused IMAP accounts to disappear from the left rail in the legacy Outlook client, fixes a bug that prevented downloading of multiple attachments with the same name, and improves a performance issue that was causing Outlook to hang after initial installation or first update. ($149.99 for a one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes, macOS 12+)

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Comments About Microsoft Office for Mac 16.84

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  1. If I interpret the MS Office 16.84 update notice correctly, I need MacOS 10.15+ to be able to update. When I try to update on my 10.15.7 iMac, I’m told that I need an OS upgrade to get the Office updates. Speciically am told that I need macOS 12 or later.

  2. Microsoft’s release notes say:

    A minimum of macOS Monterey is required to install versions 16.78 or later.

    And they further state that they support the last three releases of MacOS, so that’s Sonoma, Ventura, and Monterey. I think the last three releases has been Microsoft’s policy for a while now.

  3. Thanks for the confirmation Doug. That’s what I am seeing. So article should indicate MacOS 12.0+

  4. Yep. I’ve updated it. We start from the previous version of Watchlist items when doing new ones, so missing an update like that can carry through for a bit. Thanks!

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